Holly Jolly Celebration


Thank you for a great 2018 holly jolly celebration!

The City of Allen's Holly Jolly Celebration featuring the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting brought even more holiday cheer this year!

With a new location at the corner of N. Allen Drive and St. Mary Drive at the Circle (300 N. Allen Drive), the North Texas community enjoyed the grand lighting of Allen's new 46-foot Christmas tree with more than 20,000 lights on Friday, November 30, 2018! All ages were welcome at this FREE family-friendly North Texas event.

There were surprises, live entertainment, a visit from Santa and his elves and new festivities to help light up the holiday season! There were even new additional festivities at this year's event outside of Allen Public Library.

The celebration featured a diverse variety of live entertainment, Candy Cane carriage rides, Comet Express toy train rides, a Holiday Bazaar selling specialty items from Dallas-Fort Worth vendors, a Gourmet Sleighs food court, Scrooge's Tavern drink garden featuring holiday beverages and more!

In addition, the Merry Meadow featured uniquely decorated Christmas trees, and there were crafts, book readings of holiday stories and the official lighting of the Christmas tree followed by fireworks!

FREE parking was located at Allen High School, and a complimentary shuttle dropped guests off right at the entrance of the Holly Jolly Celebration, making getting to the event easy and convenient without having a walk!

Don't miss this exciting event next year, which will put all ages in the holiday spirit. For questions, please call the Allen Parks and Recreation Department at 214.509.4700 or email Anna-Marie at aunderwood@cityofallen.org. Also stop by our Facebook page and view our photo gallery to see images from past events!

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