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City of Coppell Event Spotlight

Posted on: November 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] December Event Guide

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City of Coppell Events

The City and its departments host a variety of family-friendly events each month from festivals and concerts to storytimes and workshops. Visit the City of Coppell’s online calendar for a list of this month’s offerings. 



December 1 - 31   |   9 am – Noon Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays   |   Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you’re there, learn about the local environment through self-guided activities and interactive resources. Then, take what you learn out on the trails to become true EcoExplorers! Themes last two weeks and will be posted on the BEC Facebook page. There will be no EcoExplorer hours on Tuesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 8. 


Coppell Animal Service Drive

December 1 - 31  |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Are you interested in donating supplies to Animal Services this Christmas? Your donations ensure Animal Services can send each new pet parent home with supplies. Starting in December, Cozby Library will have an ornament tree by the front desk listing needed supplies. You may drop off supplies at the library through Friday, December 31.


Coppell Historical Society – Lighting Up Heritage Park

December 2  |   6:30 – 7:30 pm   |   Heritage Park

Heritage Park will kick off the season by lighting the Thweatt Farm Windmill, Kirkland House, Wilson House, Ihnfeldt House, and Minyard’s Grocery Store Museum & Gift Shop.  A member of Coppell government will kick off the event followed by the Coppell Community Chorale singing traditional holiday songs.


Theatre Coppell – A Little House Christmas

December 2 - 18  |  Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm & Sundays 2:30 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

The Ingalls family is warm and happy in their little house by Plum Creek, just outside the town of Walnut Grove.  School starts and the children eagerly learn their A-B-C’s until it’s time for the Christmas holidays, and everyone is keeping secrets about the presents they have to give.  All the characters are there: Laura, Mary, Carrie, Ma, Pa, Mr. and Mrs. Oleson, and Nellie, and there are surprises all around on Christmas Day that remind us that love is the greatest gift of all. Directed by Peggy Rosson. Tickets are $22 for adults and $19 for students and seniors at


FCNP Saturday Guided Hikes

December 3  |   9 am   |   Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Join the Friends of Coppell Nature Park for a guided hike to discover the wonders of our local ecosystem. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers are asked to wear protective clothing and bring a water bottle. This program is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park FREE of charge. Registration is required. Open to all ages.


Saturday Make & Take Crafts

December 3  |  9 am - Noon  |  Coppell Arts Center – The Mr. Copper Group Lobby Gallery

How about a fun, creative start to your weekend? Bring your family to the Coppell Arts Center located in Old Town Coppell one Saturday each month for free make-and-take craft workshops.  Stop by anytime between 9 am - noon to create your craft. Kids will receive a do-it-yourself craft kit that they can assemble and customize at art stations inside the Coppell Arts Center. A parent must accompany all children at all times.


Coppell Historical Society – Open House

December 3  |   10 am – Noon   |   Kirkland House

There are free Heritage Park tours and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park is open to the public on Saturdays of most months from 10 am - moon. The Old Minyard Store will have old-fashioned candy and postcards of historic Coppell for sale.


Coppell Historical Society – Vintage Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 3  |   10 am – 12 pm   |   Heritage Park

The Claus couple will hand out candy canes and pose for pictures during Vintage Christmas in Old Town. Heritage Park buildings will be open, including The Minyard’s Grocery Store Museum and Gift Shop, where visitors can browse unique gifts, candy, and sodas while experiencing the feel of a 1930s-era grocery store.


Paint & Sip with Createria Studios

December 8  |   6 pm   |   Coppell Arts Center – Reception Hall

Who could use a night out with friends right now? Paint & Sips are a fun way to create memories and masterpieces. Please bring your friends or significant other to wine up and then wind down during one of their two-hour painting classes. Purchase one $30 ticket per person at


Metrocrest Services Holiday Program

December 10 - 20  |   11888 Marsh Lane #408, Dallas

The Metrocrest Holiday Program makes the holiday season a little brighter by allowing parents to go to the Metrocrest holiday store and choose unwrapped toys for their children. In addition, participants can pick up non-perishable food and winter coats for the family. Registration is required to participate in the 2022 Holiday Program. Donations to the Holiday Program are also accepted and appreciated. 


FCNP Sensational Snakes

December 10 | 10 am | Biodiversity Education Center

Dani Crews, local reptile keeper and enthusiast, will host a seminar on identifying local snakes. She will bring in captive bred examples of some of the harmless species walkers may run into while out and about on the trails. This program is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park FREE of charge. Open to ages 6 and above. Registration is required.


Coppell Historical Society – Open House

December 10  |   10 am – 12 pm   |   Kirkland House

There are free Heritage Park tours and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park is open to the public on Saturdays of most months from 10 am - noon. The Old Minyard Store will have old-fashioned candy and postcards of historic Coppell for sale.


The Coppell Community Chorale Presents: Tidings and Tinsel

December 10 | 5 pm | Coppell Arts Center

Come celebrate the holidays and sing along with the Coppell Community Chorale featuring the Coppell Children’s Chorus. It’s fun for the whole family! Tickets are available at


Coppell Historical Society – Holidays at Heritage Park

December 10  |   6 – 8 pm   |   Heritage Park

Experience old traditions and create new ones for you and your family. Learn about the families that lived in the Kirkland House, Wilson House, and Ihnfeldt House. View the many decorations, vintage toys, listen to the choirs sing holiday songs, sip hot cider, and eat a German cookie. Visit the Minyard’s Store Museum & Gift Shop to view the decorations and toys representing the Great Depression Era with various items for sale.  Learn and experience the holiday seasons in Old Coppell.  Make this a family tradition! Visit for more information about Coppell’s Heritage Park and the Coppell Historical Society.


The Coppell Community Orchestra Presents: A Cartoon Christmas

December 11 | 3 pm | Coppell Arts Center

Tis the season for Christmas & Cartoons! Come spend a fun filled afternoon with Coppell Community Orchestra as we celebrate the winter season and timeless holiday cartoon favorites! Tickets are available at

Teen Craft: Ugly Holiday Sweater

December 14  |  4 - 6 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Come get creative with friends by making your own ugly holiday sweater! This is a come and go event where all you will need to bring is a sweater/shirt/hoodie or whatever you would feel most festive in. This event is open to grades 6 - 12 and will last until supplies run out. Provided supplies include: paint, buttons, glitter, and anything else you may need to decorate your ugly sweater.


A Merry Cirque

December 15 – 18 | Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2 pm | Coppell Arts Center

Let the holidays begin in awe with, A Merry Cirque, presented by Lone Star Circus. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats enjoying thrilling daredevils, electrifying jugglers, mesmerizing acrobats, and hilarious clowns! It’s a holiday show packaged for the whole family to enjoy! Tickets are available at


Coppell Historical Society – Open House

December 17  |   10 am – 12 pm   |   Kirkland House

There are free Heritage Park tours and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park are open to the public on Saturdays of most months from 10 am - noon. The Old Minyard Store will have old-fashioned candy and postcards of historic Coppell for sale.


Wreaths Across America – Coppell Republican Women 

December 17  |   10 am – Noon   |   Rolling Oaks Memorial Center

Wreaths across America is a national event to remember and honor our veterans. On Saturday, December 17, at Rolling Oaks Memorial Center there will be a ceremony and wreath laying for the veterans who are buried there. This is a great opportunity to honor those who sacrificed for our freedoms and a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about honoring those who served our country. Coppell Republican Women co-sponsors this annual event. You and your family can: attend, help lay wreaths, and/or donate wreaths. For Rolling Oaks Cemetery, 84 wreaths are needed and they currently have 49. If more wreaths are donated than are needed, the extra will be sent to Dallas National Cemetery. Visit for more information. 


Wild By Nature – Winter Birds

December 21 | 1 pm | Biodiversity Education Center

Celebrate the first day of winter by learning how birds survive the winter season! Fly down to the BEC to discover the unique characteristics and adaptations of birds, migration challenges, and how YOU can help! Meet some winter bird residents as you explore the trails of Coppell Nature Park and make a bird feeder to take home! 

This program is designed for families and youth ages 3-14. Drop in during open hours to explore interactive learning stations inside the Biodiversity Education Center or on the trails of Coppell Nature Park. Please arrive with enough time to complete activities before the close time. This program is FREE of charge and registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Interactive Elf Movie

December 21  |  2 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Bring your little elves to watch Elf at the library. Indulge in Elf’s four food groups, and play our interactive Elf game to win prizes.


Christmas Bird Count Hike

December 26 | 7 am & 5 pm | Biodiversity Education Center

Join the BEC to participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count with a hike! Each year, Audubon hosts a Christmas Bird Count which promotes counting birds instead of hunting them and using those numbers for scientific analyses, publications and government reports. Audubon looks for areas who want to participate to host an area to count birds in.

No registration is required, but space is limited. Visit the National Audubon Society for more information on this event. 


Geocache Treasure Hunt

December 28  |   1 – 3 pm   |   Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Join the Biodiversity Education Center for a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt! Discover how to utilize GPS on your personal mobile device to locate hidden treasures throughout the trails of Coppell Nature Park. A series of GPS coordinates will lead you to each prize! Registration is required for each child participant, and children must be accompanied by an adult. An email with details and instructions will be sent upon registration.

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