‘Tis the season to discover Denton and its unique, eclectic small-town vibe! They have everything you need to make your winter getaway a Lil’ Different.

WHERE TO GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

DENTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING FESTIVAL:

Since 1988, the Denton tree lighting has been a holiday tradition at Historic Denton Square. Enjoy carriage rides, live performances and photos with Santa on November 30. Admission is free, but be sure to bring a gift to share the holiday cheer with those in need.

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THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS:

On December 1, the local DCTA A-train will be transformed into The Polar Express. Hop on and take a trip to the North Pole where you can eat brunch and take part in family-friendly activities! 

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WASSAIL WEEKEND:

More than 40 businesses will vie for the coveted Wassail crown November 30 – December 1, and you get to be the judge. Yep, that’s your job: Taste ALL the hot cider samples (for free) and then cast your vote for the best one!

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HISTORIC HOME TOUR:

Step into the past on December 1 during this annual tour of historic Denton homes, showcasing architectural styles from the early 1900s.

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SHOPPING AND HOLIDAY FINDS  

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CHECK OFF YOUR LIST  

DIME HANDMADE:

Denton is known for the crafty folks who live there, and the DIME (for Denton Independent Makers Market) Store is your one-stop shop for memorable, locally-made gifts. 

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DISCOVER DENTON WELCOME CENTER:

If it’s your first time in Denton, you’ll want to stop by the Welcome Center (next to LSA Burger on the Downtown Square). Here you’ll find unique Denton goodies and pro tips on what to explore!

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MORE FUN COMICS AND GAMES:

Shopping for someone who loves The Avengers or Game of Thrones? Step in fandom heaven on the Denton Square, when you’ll find board games, comic books and tons of unique knick-knacks.

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A CREATIVE ART STUDIO:

This local art gallery showcases crafts and fine art from local and regional artists. You never know what one-of-a-kind gift you’ll find here!

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HOLIDAY FOOD AND DRINK

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EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY

BARLEY AND BOARD:

Housed in what was once Lacy Hotel, (Denton’s first hotel) this local gastropub is almost as hip as it is delicious. Pro tip: Be sure to make a reservation beforehand. It gets packed during the holidays! 

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940s:

Whether you’re planning an evening with your S.O. or your good friends, this swanky restaurant should be your go-to for a fun atmosphere, delicious food and a great night.

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LSA BURGER:

This local joint is known for its exceptional burgers, quirky wall decor and rooftop patio with a gorgeous view of the Denton Square. Check their calendar for a live music schedule!

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QUEENIE’S STEAKHOUSE:

Steak. Seafood. Class. This modern restaurant has it all! After dinner, savor a late-night donut at The Back Dough (located behind Queenie’s).