12 Days of Christmas

Rowlett! Get ready for twelve days of festive fun as the City of Rowlett transforms into a winter wonderland, spreading holiday cheer from November 27 to December 8! Embrace the spirit of the season with a dazzling array of activities and events for the whole family.

Christmas Trees on Main, let’s Decorate Downtown! 

Be sure to sign up to participate for Christmas Trees on Main HERE

Space is limited (30 Tree spots).

Date: Decorate your Christmas tree downtown from Monday November 27 to Friday December 1. 

Location: Downtown Rowlett Green (4001 Main St.)

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Date: Tuesday, November 28

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Pecan Grove Park (5300 Main St.)

Holiday BINGO

Date: Wednesday, November 29

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Rowlett Community Centre(5300 Main St.)

**POSPONED TO WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER** Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt (Grades Pre K - 5th Grade) 

Join us for a luminous adventure at Rowlett Pecan Grove Park with our Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt! As the sun sets, the park transforms into a twinkling landscape of hidden surprises. Grab your flashlight and embark on a festive quest to discover hidden candy canes. The excitement is palpable as families and friends explore the enchanting park, searching for these sweet treasures. It's an evening of holiday magic, laughter, and the thrill of the hunt. Bundle up, bring your flashlights, and let the merry hunt begin at Rowlett Pecan Grove Park – where holiday memories shine bright.

There will be a limited number of candy canes and small flashlights, please get to the event on time.

  • Candy Cane Hunt 1: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. (Pre-K through 2nd Grade)
  • Candy Cane Hunt 2: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. (3rd through 5th Grade) 

Date: Wednesday, December 6th *** NEW DATE***

Time: 5:30 - 7:30p.m.

Location: Pecan Grove Park (5300 Main St.)

Letters with Santa

Date: Friday, December 1 through December 22 

Time of letter drop off: 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Rowlett Community Centre (5300 Main St.)


Holiday Main St. Fest and Parade

Get ready for a festive celebration like no other! This exciting event promises to be a magical evening filled with holiday cheer, delicious food, unique crafts, and a dazzling Parade of Lights. The Holiday Main St. Fest will feature a wide array of holiday craft and food vendors. From handmade ornaments and unique gifts to scrumptious treats and savory delights, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Explore the vendor booths, find the perfect holiday treasures, and indulge in tasty delights that will surely satisfy your cravings. The highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the Parade of Lights. Prepare to be amazed as elaborately decorated floats, vehicles, and walking groups adorned with festive lights illuminate the night sky.

Date: Saturday, December 2

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rowlett

Holiday Ornaments – In partnership with Arts and Humanities 

Experience the joy of the season at Downtown Rowlett Lawn with our Holiday Ornaments Extravaganza! Join us for a day of festive creativity as we gather to craft and decorate unique holiday ornaments. The lawn transforms into a merry workshop where families and friends can unleash their imagination, adding a personal touch to their holiday decorations. From glittering baubles to handmade treasures, it's a celebration of art, community, and the spirit of giving. Come together with loved ones for a delightful day of ornament crafting at Downtown Rowlett Lawn – where holiday magic takes shape in every handcrafted masterpiece!

Date: Saturday, December 3

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rowlett Green

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Get ready to jingle and mingle at the Rowlett Community Centre's Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! Embrace the festive hilarity by donning your most outrageous holiday knitwear and join us for a day of laughter, joy, and a dash of holiday magic. Strut your stuff in your 'ugly' best as we celebrate the season with a spirited Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, festive tunes, and a cozy atmosphere that captures the true essence of the holidays. Whether your sweater is sparkly, silly, or downright tacky, come share the merriment at the Rowlett Community Centre – where the spirit of the season is wrapped in the charm of ugly sweaters.

Date: Monday, December 4 

Time: ALL DAY! 

Location: Rowlett Community Centre

 Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Delight: Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Indulge in the sweetest holiday tradition at Downtown Rowlett Lawn with our Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Delight: Gingerbread House Decorating Party! Join us for a whimsical afternoon filled with the aroma of gingerbread and the joy of creativity. Gather your loved ones for a festive decorating extravaganza where gingerbread houses become edible works of art. With an array of candies, frosting, and sprinkles, let your imagination run wild as you design your own delicious holiday masterpiece. It's a merry time for families and friends to come together and build sweet memories at Downtown Rowlett Lawn – where sugar, spice, and everything nice converge in a delightful holiday celebration.

Sign up to decorate your very own Gingerbread House HERE. 

Date: Tuesday, December 5 

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rowlett Green

Sweets, Snacks & Santa: A Jolly Evening of Treats and Tales!

Date: Wednesday, December 6

Time: 10:00 a.m. 

Location: Downtown Rowlett Green

Jingle Hoops Classic: A Merry 3v3 Women's Basketball Holiday Tournament - **CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION** 

Don't miss a great opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy a little friendly competition in our 3v3 Women Basketball Tournament! A three (3) game guarantee, TOP FOUR (4) teams make bracket play! Trophy will be awarded to the champion.

Teams must start and finish a game with at least three (3) players and a maximum of four (4) on the roster. A registration form and tournament rules are available on our website (www.teamsideline.com/sites/rowlett/downloads). Your completed registration form is to be e-mailed to rshaw@rowlett.com or it may also be faxed to 214-703-3920

There will be a $80 per team fee, sign up to play HERE

Date: Thursday, December 7 

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Location: Rowlett Community Centre

Festive Flicks: Holly Jolly Christmas Movie Night                                                                ** New locations due to expected high winds, please see below**

Get ready to cozy up under the twinkling stars at Downtown Rowlett Lawn for Festive Flicks: Holly Jolly Christmas Movie Night! Join us for an enchanting evening filled with heartwarming holiday films, festive treats, and the warmth of community spirit. Bring your blankets and gather with friends and family as we transform the lawn into a magical outdoor cinema. It's a perfect way to celebrate the season, surrounded by the joy of classic Christmas movies, the crisp night air, and the camaraderie of neighbors. Embrace the magic of the holidays at Downtown Rowlett Lawn, where the laughter of festive flicks echoes in the air.

Movie Feature: Arthur Christmas

Date: Friday, December 8

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm (Movie will begin at 7:00p.m)

Location: City Hall - Council Chambers (NEW INDOOR LOCATION DUE TO HIGH WINDS) 4000 Main St. 

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