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Holiday Resources for Veterans & Families

Need a little help making the holidays special this year? Here are some amazing organizations in the Fort Worth and Haltom City that are helping veteran families have a great holiday, along with some inexpensive holiday activities around the Tarrant County area.

Christmas Toys for Veteran Families

Christmas Toys for
Veteran Families

Cowboy Santa Fort Worth 
Cowboy Santa


DFW Metroplex Toys For Tots

Connect with organizations in Fort Worth who are giving out
Toys for Tots this year!

Military Contact: Sgt Joseph Otero – (817) 281-9076

Union Gospel Mission Fort Worth

Presents for residents and guests in attendance on Christmas day only. (Note: coupons are issued to receive items from donation center, call for information (817) 339–2553)

Christian Center of Fort Worth

Christmas Day meal includes one gift per child ages 16 yrs and under.

Food Resources

Christian Center of Fort Worth

Provides food on Tuesdays and clothing on Wednesdays. Serves a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; provides a bag of groceries to the first 300 families after the holiday meal; will also provide jackets.

Main Address: 

2809 Layton Ave
Haltom City, Texas 76117
(817) 834-5595

Salvation Army of Tarrant County

Traditional Christmas Dinner served on Christmas day.

Main Address: 

1855 East Lancaster
Fort Worth, Texas 76103
Dial the center at (817) 344-1800

Union Gospel Mission Fort Worth

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day chapel service and lunch.

Main Address: 

1321 East Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Dial the center at (817) 332-2922

VFW Post 8235

Christmas Day Schedule: 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Open to Veterans and their families.

Main Address: 

5333 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth TX 76114
Post # (817) 731-8231

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Holiday Events in DFW

Free & Family Friendly

Sundance Santa (Fort Worth)

~ thru Dec 23rd

Bring the family and spend a wonderful and festive evening in Sundance Square. Grab a photo with Old Saint Nick, himself. Take in the holiday’s under festive lights and see the 59′ foot tall, LIVE, blue spruce Christmas tree in all its glory. Photos with Santa are available for a $10 cash donation. Proceeds benefiting Fort Worth Sister Cities International Scholarship Fund.

Free to see Santa

Whistle Stop Christmas (Cleburne)

~ Nov 23 – Dec 31

Come experience the sights and sounds of our Christmas wonderland with over 3 ½ million lights decorating Hulen Park in Cleburne, Texas. “Spectacular!”… “Enchanting!”… “Delightful!”… are just a sampling of the descriptions heard from visitors to the park every Christmas!

Free Event

Whistle Stop Christmas

Tour of Lights (Farmer’s Branch)

~ Nov 27 – Dec 30 (Excluding Dec 25)

The animated light show is back and bigger than ever! 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. — Take a drive through over half a million flashing lights at one of North Texas’ longest animated shows. There’s festive holiday music and the grand finale show that includes Santa Claus himself! The Tour begins at Valley View Lane and Interstate 35, continues south on Denton Drive, and through the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

Cost: Admission is free, donations accepted

Christmas Tour of Lights Farmer's Branch

The Lights at Interlochen (Arlington)

Dec 16 – Dec 25

“Texas Best” Christmas Lights – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., nightly — (as voted by the viewers of the Texas Country Reporter TV Show) are always free to see. 2015 will be the 40th Anniversary of the Lights.

Cost: Free Event

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops (Grapevine)

~ Nov 14 – Dec 24

Meet Santa, plus get a FREE photo, along with free crafts, games, and activities. Other photo packages are available for purchase.

Cost: Free Event

Texas Chriskindl Market (Arlington)

~ Nov 25 – Dec 23

Inspired by a cherished German tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. Nestled next to Globe Life Park (Road to Six Flags and Nolan Ryan Expressway), this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for gifts and holiday decorations along with authentic German cuisine, holiday beverages, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more!

Cost: Free Event

Texas Chriskindl Market (Arlington)


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