I admit it. I’m a Christmas person. Not quite as much as my father who believes we should have Christmas lists submitted by the end of October, but nonetheless there is something about a place bringing together all the lights, music, and enchantment of the holidays that puts me in the spirit. This one has been a little off this year for a lot of reasons, so I needed a reset. Enter Enchant Dallas.
On Thursday, I experienced the magic of Enchant, a Christmas wonderland. The story told is that it’s a wonderous place in the heart of the North Pole where a shooting star fell to Earth. This shooting star brought Christmas to light. Once located in Arlington and on hiatus last year due to Covid, the location moved to Fair Park this year.
While there, we embarked on the Great Search, a light maze where we looked for nine reindeer (a little tougher than you would think). We went ice skating, checked out the ice bar (jackets provided since it’s a cool 21 degrees) and visited the VIP area. There was a Christmas market and eatery and naturally Santa is there to capture wishes. The lights were beautiful and it really got us in the holiday spirit.
I was offered the VIP media tickets and was able to visit several of the experiences, but we did have my 16-year-old daughter with us, so we didn’t focus too much on the adult experiences requiring an only 21 and over crowd.
The classic experience with access to the Village, Light Maze, Santa’s Landing and Little Ones’ Play Place range from $20 to $35. Children 2 and under are free. Premium “Star” Experience including valet parking, priority access to every activity, hors d’oeuvres, exclusive lounge access and a glass of champagne upon entrance starts at $179. Enchant is open from December 16 to January 2.
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas – even if it’s 74 outside. At least you can get in a Christmas frame of mind.