Holiday Event to Light Up Lakeside on Friday, Nov. 23

November 19, 2018

Santa, free horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, and the lighting of Lakeside’s 30-foot Christmas tree will kickoff the holiday season on Friday, November 23, 6-9 pm.

Magen Miller and Jon Christopher Davis will take the stage in the plaza for the Christmas-infused, season-ending Lakeside Music Series.

Free valet parking will be available close to the intersection of Surrey and Lakeside (follow the signs).

Many Lakeside merchants will contribute to the merry-making by offering special activities at their storefronts (click here for a map).

In the spirit of giving, don’t forget to bring toys for the less fortunate to The Moviehouse & Eatery and drop off canned goods at Victory Sports Rehab.

The free horse-drawn carriage rides attract people from all over DFW, so remember to line up early (cut off time is 8:30 pm). The lines will form north of Mio Nonno (in view of the 30-foot Christmas tree in the plaza).

If the lines prove too long, come back after November 23. Pleasures Past Carriages will offer horse-drawn carriage rides in Lakeside throughout the holiday season. The carriages range in size from six passengers to 20 passengers

Santa will be greeting children in the park adjacent to Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse (just east of Paradise Bistro & Coffee Co.). Face-painting and a special mail drop for letters to Santa’s North Pole address will be located nearby.

Meanwhile, Lakeside merchants will offer lots of reasons to drop by and check out their stores.

You’ll find food (including treats for the sweet-tooth members of your family) and drink.

Five will offer other ways to celebrate, like face painting at Bottle & Bottega, ornament making at Personal Eyes, and holiday tattoos at Urban Vybe.

Don’t forget to drop by Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse to write and send your letters to Santa at the North Pole.