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.


Amarillo December Events:


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!

Add the Tangled Lights Interactive Christmas Light Show to your list! This new attraction at the Starlight Ranch Event Center features 3 light shows: The Tangled Lights Production Main Show runs at 7,8, and 9 PM, The Hanging Pixel Gardens, and the Santa and Friends Moon Palace experience. The park will be open 6 PM - 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays in December. They will also be opening the entire week of Christmas. 

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 lights
Photo 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. 

  • From 6th Collective is a great place to shop over 50 vendors in one stop. Find Amarillo souvenirs, clothing, unique antiques, home decor, and more.
  • The Nat offers vintage clothing, antiques, and so much more. 
  • The Roseberry prides itself in sourcing Texas/locally made gifts and more. 
  • Aunt Eek's Books & Curiosities is an artfully curated shop that features books, vintage clothing, and unique oddities. 
  • Wolflin Village is home to locally owned boutiques, home decor shops, and more. Find luxury furs from Marcella Furs & Leather, or something for the outdoors lover at Top Notch Outfitters. There's something for everyone--visit their merchant directory here
  • The Shops at Wolflin Square not only offers a great selection of restaurants but is a great place to find trendy clothing from boutiques such as Dotsy's or Makie Black. Explore their merchant directory here.




All Upcoming Events

Dali's wonderland Exhibition Opening

Tuesday, March 05, 2024 - Friday, March 29, 2024

Welcome to the world of Dali’s Wonderland! PPHM is excited to welcome this new exhibition on February 8th in our Bugbee Gallery....

Achievement in Art: The Collecting Eye of Ray Graham

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 - Sunday, March 24, 2024

Ray Graham is more than a collector of artworks. His longstanding and generous support of visual art has positively impacted artists...

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 - Sunday, March 17, 2024

This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Amon...

Storytime at DHDC

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 - Wednesday, December 18, 2024

Join us every Wednesday at 10:30am for a special storytime; featuring our very special trunk of wonders! Storytime will be located in a...

Symbols of Courage: Headdresses of the Great Plains Exhibition Opening

Thursday, March 07, 2024 - Friday, June 28, 2024

Individually prized, culturally significant, and universally recognized, perhaps no other item evokes Native American history and...