Get into the Christmas spirit this season at the New Kringle Village Holiday Hoedown at Knapp Heritage Park, November 26 through December 31. 19, 2021


Get into the Christmas spirit this season at the New Kringle Village Holiday Hoedown at Knapp Heritage Park, November 26 through December 31. 19, 2021

A new Christmas event, the Kringle Village Holiday Hoedown at Knapp Heritage Park, is expected to bring twinkling lights, live entertainment, story time with Mrs. Claus and other family festivities to downtown Arlington this year .

The event, hosted by the Dance Theater of Arlington and the Arlington Historical Society, will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from November 26 to December 19, 2021 at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front St.

Persis Ann Forster of Dance Theater Arlington collaborated with award-winning designer Ric Leal to coordinate shows and activities each evening in the festively decorated Knapp Heritage Park.

“If you dream of a Christmas with friends and family that has something for everyone, this is the place to be,” said Forster. “We worked for the feel of a softer, sweeter moment along with the energy of live song and dance, parade and tree lighting every night!”

Activities include:

The Twelve Christmas Elves present The Miss Persis Elf Show!

Tradition in Arlington, the Miss Persis Elf Show is the main event, the main attraction of the Kringle Village. Two different 15-minute elf shows feature students performing classic holiday elf numbers. The Elf Show’s performances have delighted Metroplex audiences for decades, bringing the joy of the season to life every year.

Countdown to Christmas

An 11-minute costumed character, Holiday Sing-along show. This high-energy musical countdown entertained children’s audiences in Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, various country clubs, malls, malls and Six Flags over Texas. Starring professional performers such as Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and your countdown host, Russ T. Bell.

Kringle Windmill Tree Lighting Show

A 12 minute contemporary celebration, country rock and tree lighting. Professional performers from The Kringle Village come together to celebrate the season and flip the switch on the windmill’s light tree. Featuring popular and upbeat Christmas country hits with energetic choreography and fantastic costumes.

It was Christmas Eve with Mrs. Claus

A delightful read of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore by Mrs. Claus herself. Set to music, this 8-minute presentation of the Christmas classic provides a tender and traditional moment for the audience to come together and enjoy a local professional actress reading and singing like Mrs. Claus.

The Kringle Village Welcome Parade

All the elves of Kringle village parade through the park with Santa’s sleigh and his bag full of joys. This musical procession will welcome guests and officially kick off the evening’s events.

Jingle Jangle dance party

DJ Frosty the Snowman leads the musical interludes between Main Event performances. Kids of all ages will love dancing to pop-inspired versions of classic Christmas carols.

The Kringle Village Holiday Hoedown at Knapp Heritage Park will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 19 (6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on December 11) Ticket prices are $ 12 for adults and $ 6 for children 2 to 11 years old. This event offers many photo opportunities. Free parking is available throughout the city center.

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