Amarillo Winter Guide

Bundle up! There’s a lot to see and do this Winter season in Amarillo. Enjoy the Holiday cheer and be dazzled by the many arts programs coming this season and more. Here’s your quick guide to all things Winter in Amarillo! 


Annual Winter Events

Oh, what fun you’ll have in Amarillo! Experience the Lonestar Ballet’s Nutcracker or bundle up for the Center City’s annual Electric Light Parade downtown.

Ballerinas in tutus and a prairie dog rukus on a float with christmas lights

Explore Indoors 

We typically experience a mild winter season, but chilly weather is no surprise. Stay warm with these indoor attractions and museums. 



Dazzling Arts

Enjoy holiday performances by Amarillo’s finest. Amarillo Little Theater, one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating theaters, is putting on Elf the Musical–don’t miss it! 

The Amarillo Opera also presents the Three Redneck Tenors Christmas Special this year. The music doesn’t stop there though, join the Amarillo Symphony for their Happy Holiday Pops performance.  

Symphony playing at the Amarillo Globe News Center of Preforming Arts


Holiday Lights 

The most wonderful time of the year would not be complete without holiday lights and Santa! Enjoy over 20 attractions at Maxwell’s Magical Christmas and meet the man in red yourself, snap a photo, and make those last-minute wish requests. 

Amarillo Botanical Garden’s Christmas in the Gardens is also a local favorite. See over 400,000 lights, carolers, Santa, and even The Grinch!

If it’s too cold out, hop in the car, grab some hot cocoa and drive down Candy Cane Lane. Head down Gainsborough Road near Westgate Mall to view thousands of lights and traditions. 

A pair of boy twins in matching outfits surrounded by christmas lightsPhoto by @apairofblessings on Instagram

Local Holiday Shopping 

Get your holiday shopping done in Amarillo for everyone in the family! Discover unique gifts, treasures, and more at these locally-owned shops. 



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