Kiest Park Holiday Festival

Kiest Park is your holiday wonderland! Join Dallas Park and Recreation, Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn King Arnold, and community partners for a festive holiday in the park! Come out to Kiest Softball Complex on Saturday, December 9, from 4p-8p for a FREE family-friendly event full of holiday cheer! 


We have many attractions for your family to enjoy!  All attractions are free.  

  • Pictures with Santa  - Tell your Christmas wish list to the big guy himself, and snap a photo with Santa!  Limit of 2 photos per family.  Families are responsible for using their own devices for photos. 
  • Hot Chocolate Station - Warm up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate!   
  • Santa's Workshop - Enjoy a variety of crafts and activities for the kids in Santa's workshop. 
  • Inflatables - Have some fun bouncing and racing through the kid's zone inflatables. 
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony - Enjoy the magical moment of the lighting of our 26-foot holiday tree. The ceremony will begin at 5:30pm.

Artisan Vendors

Shop with a variety of local vendors offering a wide range of artisanal goods. You can complete all your shopping in one stop! Payment methods accepted by vendors varies.

Community Partner Vendors

Visit with a variety of community partners who will be sharing information for you and your loved ones. 

Food Trucks & Food Vendors

A variety of food trucks and vendors will be onsite providing mouth-watering creations and tasty treats! Food truck items are an additional cost. Payment methods accepted by vendors varies.

The FoodBox
Chopped chicken basket with cheese fries.

Cheeseburgers or just regular hamburgers (with the trimmings). 

OT Buffalo Wing
Fried buffalo chicken wings (3 different flavors) w/fries.

E5 Seafood
Fried catfish, tater tots and/or a cup of Gumbo

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live performances and holiday music throughout the evening. 

Parking Information

Parking is free. Please enter through Kiest/Conservation Entrance or Rugged entrance: 

Kiest Map

2023 Kiest Park Holiday Festival ENG REVISED 11-28-23