North Richland Hills Holiday Magic  Festival Moving Indoors
The weather grinch can't steal our holiday cheer in North Richland Hills! The annual NRH  Holiday Magic Christmas Tree Lighting & Family Festival will go on this Friday, December 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with activities moving indoors to the NRH Centre (6000 Hawk Ave) and NRH Library (9015 Grand Ave). Admission and parking are free. There will be a charge for some activities and concessions will be available to purchase. Please leave pets at home. 

Please view our event site map.  The following activities are planned:

Activities Inside the NRH Library

Visit with Santa 
Children of all ages are invited to share their Christmas lists with Santa inside the Community Room at the NRH Library, starting at 6 p.m. The line for Santa will close at 8:45 p.m. Be sure to bring a camera to take your own photos! 

Santa's Workshop
Santa's workshop at the NRH Library will offer 14 holiday themed crafts and activities for children ages 3 and up. The cost is $3 per child. To be able to complete the crafts by 9 p.m., the line will close at 8:30 p.m. or earlier if tickets sell out. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You can view a list of the crafts and activities on our website

Activities Inside the NRH Centre

Christmas Tree Lighting 
North Richland Hills' 46-foot-tall Christmas Tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. from the NRH Centre gymnasium. A wall of windows will allow everyone in the gym to view the tree located outside on Stormy Plaza. A dazzling fireworks display will immediately follow the tree lighting if the weather permits. 

Community Stage
Several children's choirs and community groups will spread holiday cheer with caroling and dance performances on the community stage in the NRH Centre gymnasium. View the performance schedule on our   website .

Memphis Soul Concert 
Memphis Soul will perform classic and holiday hits starting at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall at the NRH Centre. 

Tasty Treats & Holiday Craft Vendors
A variety of tasty treats will be available for purchase. Numerous vendors  will also be selling handmade Christmas crafts and holiday gift items.  You can view a list of craft vendors on our website. Remember to b ring cash, or you may use the ATM located just inside the lobby of the Grand Hall. 

Dallas Puppet Theater
Pix Smith and his marionettes will provide strolling entertainment for all ages.

Festival of Trees
Bring your umbrella to view the Festival of Trees decorated by 13 area elementary schools. The trees are set up outdoors in the Library parking lot walkway and median. You will be able to vote for your favorite during the event at the NRH Centre front desk. 

Any updates or changes will be posted at  and the city's  Facebook  and  Twitter  pages.

Christmas Lighting Contest

If you love Christmas lights like Clark Griswold, then you should enter Keep NRH Beautiful's annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Call 817-427-6651 by 5 p.m. on Dec. 7 to nominate yourself or neighbors. Judging will be Dec. 9, so make sure your lights are on that night.

Community Holiday Concert 

Join us in celebrating the holiday season with "The Wonder of Christmas," a Christmas concert presented by the NRH Baptist Church Choir. The Concert will be at NRH City Hall outdoor plaza, 4301 City Point Drive, on Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn, so don't forget your chairs or blankets. Admission and parking are free, and refreshments will be available to purchase from Rock N Rolled Ice Cream, including hot chocolate and coffee.

Holiday Family Movie Night 

The whole family will enjoy a free screening of the holiday classic Home Alone in the outdoor plaza at the NRH Centre on Friday, December 14.  Rock N Rolled Ice Cream  will have hot chocolate and coffee for sale and food will be available for purchase. Seating is on the lawn, so be sure and bring blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic. Plaza opens at 6 p.m. and the movie will start at 7 p.m. 

Breakfast with Santa 

It's one of the most memorable events of the season! Enjoy a hot breakfast and visit with Santa inside the C.A. Sanford Clubhouse at Iron Horse Golf Course, 6200 Skylark Circle. Breakfast will be served on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9:00 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are required. The price is $11.95 for adults and $6.95 for children under 12. Kids 3 and under are free. Please bring your own camera for photos with Santa. Call 817-485-6666 to reserve your seats.

Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge

Mayor Oscar Trevino, members of the City Council and other community volunteers will ring the bell for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle campaign on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The effort is part of the Salvation Army's 2018 Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge to see which area city can raise the most money.  A successful Red Kettle season greatly increases the Salvation Army's ability to meet the crisis needs of food, clothing and shelter in the community throughout the year. Your support also provides Christmas gifts and food to families who otherwise would not be able to afford it. "North Richland Hills has always been a community that gives back and helps those who are struggling," said Mayor Trevino. "I feel confident that with your support we can win this challenge." 

Stop by any NRH Kroger, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Hobby Lobby or Painted Tree Marketplace on December 15 to make a donation. You can also visit the Mayor's Online Kettle to donate today.

Thank You Holiday Magic Sponsors!

North Richland Hills special events and holiday activities would not be possible without the support of sponsors and community partners.