Hometown Holidays

2020 marged 3The health and safety of our residents and staff is always the number one priority, so we’re making some big changes to our Hometown Holidays event. Instead of gathering everyone together for two days of fun, we’re spreading it out across the city over the next few weeks. More opportunities for your family to enjoy the holiday season together, and no large group gatherings. Read all the details below, and watch our Facebook page for surprise pop-up activities as well. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we navigate the latest hurdles 2020 has thrown our way. 


Santa Claus

Friday, Dec. 4, 5-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 5, 4-8pm
Friday, Dec. 11, 10-2pm & 5-8pm

Our favorite elf is back for socially distant visits! Santa will stay on his porch at The LOT Downtown, 100 W. Main St., as kids approach, share their dreams and take a picture safely. Masks, capacity limits and PREREGISTRATION required.
Free; bring your own camera.


Ice Sled Adventure

Friday Dec. 5, 5-9pm

Even Texas kids need to experience sledding! Our popular ice hill will be at the Mansfield Activities Center, 106 S. Wisteria St., for one night of sledding and other outdoor games. Masks, capacity limits and PREREGISTRATION required. 

$5/rider for 30 min window that includes 15 min of sledding and 15 min of other games.


City of Mansfield Tree

Dec. 4-31

The official City of Mansfield tree will be on display at City Hall, 1200 E. Broad St., all month long to view and take a photo; lights turn on at each night starting Dec. 4. Free

Letters to Santa

Dec. 4-18

Drop your letter in the mailbox at the Mansfield Activities Center by Dec. 18 for a personalized reply! FREE; Open M-F 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-4pm.

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Shop til you Drop


Support your local small businesses with holiday shopping in our Historic Downtown Mansfield district and enjoy tons of adorable photo ops throughout the area.

Click here for more information about Historic Downtown.

Picture Perfect Holidays


Need something to smile about this year? We’re flooding Mansfield with tons of cute photo ops to explore. Grab a picture for your holiday card or just make a day of touring the different locations. 

Watch our Facebook page for surprise pop up photo ops all month long! 

Free; bring your own camera.


12 Days of Hometown Holidays


Celebrate all season with a special 12 Days of Hometown Holidays kit, available for purchase online or at the MAC. Includes 12 activities you can do on your own time or virtually with us, including Santa’s story time, cookie decorating contest, holiday trivia & more.  $40/kit, includes supplies for two.



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Will Baffle's Show of Wonders

Dec. 5, 2pm & 7pm

Laugh your elf booties off with illusionist Will Baffle’s family friendly magic show of wonders at Farr Best Theatre. Tickets are $12-15 and available at mansfieldtexasarts.org.

Holiday Market

Dec. 5, 12-5pm

Browse a carefully curated selection of local artists and handmade gift items in our open-air holiday market at 210 Smith Street in Historic Downtown Mansfield. Masks, capacity limits and social distance required.