Holiday Happenings

There are many ways to celebrate the holidays right here in Cedar Hill! From one of the biggest family-friendly events of the year to smaller celebrations such as themed classes and ways to give back, there is something for everyone.

Village Lights at Hillside Village

November 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Green

Get in the holiday spirit with K104, holiday craft activities, 10ft. snow slide, face painters & festive entertainment! Details.

Holiday on the Hill (Annual Tree Lighting event)

Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Ring in the Holiday season in Historic Downtown at the annual Tree Lighting event. There will be plenty of holiday kids' activities and games, live performances, a Ferris wheel, photos with Santa, festive photo ops, a trackless train, and the official lighting of the City of Cedar Hill tree. Details can be found here.

Cedar Hill High School Musical Production of It is the Annual Holiday Coffee House

December 3 at 3 p.m. at Hawkins Hall 

Come early for entertainment provided by our CHHS Orchestra and to purchase refreshments and other items! 

Holiday Happenings at the Library

Join the Zula B. Wylie Public Library at the following holiday programs and events:

  • Reindeer Storytime: Friday, December 9th at 10:30 am
  • Holiday Make-It Fair: Fridays, December 9th & 16th from 2-4 pm
  • Nailed It! Holiday Edition: Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30 pm
  • For more holiday activities, visit and follow Zula B. Wylie Public Library on Facebook & Instagram!

Path of Lights & Christmas Village

December 6-9 at 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at NIA Cedar Hill Campus

This is a family-friendly event filled with THOUSANDS of Christmas lights, Live Music, the Christmas Choo-Choo, pictures with Santa, the Holiday Craft Bazar, and more. Details. 

Christmas on Penn Farm

December 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill State Park 

Join us for a fun-filled evening of history, caroling, hot chocolate, and so much more as we celebrate Christmas on Penn Farm here at Cedar Hill State Park! Details. 

Santa Visits & Photos

November 19- December 24

Santa's coming to Hillside Village! Create new memories with special photos with Santa at Suite 406 near Razzoo's. Santa's Schedule.

Letters to Santa

As part of Holiday on the Hill we're excited to be delivering your letters to Santa again this year! You can write and submit your letters in person at Holiday on the Hill on December 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Santa Letter Booth OR fill one out at home, then drop it off at our special North Pole mailbox at the Library by December 16th. The Santa Letter template is available online at

Christmas Cedar Hill

Residents are invited to donate gift cards to CHISD students and families in need this holiday season through Christmas Cedar Hill, a community-wide effort. Details.

Shop Local this holiday season

Knock out your shopping and support Cedar Hill businesses with the Shop Cedar Hill E-Gift Card. A great gift for friends and family, the card can be used at more than 30 local businesses and does not expire. Learn more here.