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.

Holiday on the Hill (Annual Tree Lighting event)

Thursday, December 2 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, an ice rink, photos with Santa, a polar extreme obstacle course, festive photo ops, trackless train and the official lighting of the City of Cedar Hill tree. Details can be found here.

Library Holiday Events

Join the Zula B. Wylie Public Library (225 Cedar St.) at the following holiday programs and events:

  • DIY Christmas Ornaments - Saturday, December 4 at 1 p.m.
  • DIY Gift Wrapping - Thursday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
  • Kwanzaa Celebration - Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  • DIY Hot Chocolate in a Jar - Saturday, December 18 at 1 p.m.

Letters to Santa

November 19 – December 16

Drop off letters to Santa this holiday season. 

  1. Come to Holiday on the Hill to the Santa Letter Booth on December 2nd from 5:30-8:30PM. They fill out the letters  and then put them in the drop box that will be at the tent. 
  2. Grab a Santa Letter Kit that will be available in the Children’s Area. (Available after Holiday on the Hill). They fill it out and then drop it in the library Santa Letter Drop. 
  3. Go to our website and print off the letter, fill it out, and then drop it in the library Santa Letter Drop. 

Santa Visits & Photos

November 21- 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.

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.