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Dance Theatre of Arlington and Arlington Historical Society present

A Holiday Party for All Ages

Everyone knows Santa’s elves love to sing and dance, but at The Kringle Village at Knapp Heritage Park they do it with a modern Texas flair.


The Kringle Village is the North Texas annex of Santa’s Workshop.


An old west take on Santa’s elves having a Holiday Hoedown as they get Santa’s Texas sleigh ready for the Southwestern leg of his magical Christmas Eve trip.

Gates open from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Show starts at 6:15pm.

Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs and settle in for a 90 minute open-air musical celebration.

The Twelve Elves of Christmas present The Elf Show

A musical tradition in Arlington featuring the Miss Persis Studio of Dance, The Elf Show is the Main Event, top attraction of The Kringle Village. Two different 15-minute Elf Shows feature students performing classic Holiday dance numbers. The Elf Show performances have delighted audiences in the Metroplex for decades, bringing the joy of the Season to life each year.

Countdown to Christmas

An 11-minute costume character, Holiday Sing-along show.  This high energy musical countdown has entertained children’s audiences at Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, various country clubs, malls, shopping centers, and Six Flags over Texas. Starring professional entertainers as Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and your Countdown host, Russ T. Bell.

Kringle Windmill Tree Lighting Show

A 12-minute contemporary, country-rock hoedown, tree lighting celebration.  The professional performers of The Kringle Village come together to celebrate the Season and flip the switch on the Windmill Tree of Lights.  Featuring popular, upbeat country Christmas hits with energetic choreography and fantastic costumes.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with Mrs. Claus

A delightful reading of Clement C. Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Mrs. Claus herself.  Set to music, this 8-minute presentation of the Christmas classic offers a tender, traditional moment for the audience to gather round and enjoy a local professional actress reading and singing as Mrs. Claus. 

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The Kringle Village Welcome Parade

All of the Elves of The Kringle Village parade into the park with Santa’s sleigh and his sack full of joys.  This musical procession will welcome guests and officially kickoff the evening’s events.

Jingle Jangle Dance Party

DJ Frosty the Snowman leads musical interludes between Main Event Performances.  Kids of all ages will love the chance to dance to pop-inspired versions of classic Christmas songs.

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Plenty of Holiday photo ops