Mansfield celebrates a month of holiday happenings

December 4, 2023
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(Photo courtesy of the City of Mansfield)

By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Mansfield will be feeling the holiday spirit all month long with elves, Santa, snow, carolers, candy canes, holiday shopping and karaoke.

“I invite everyone to ring in the holidays with your family, friends and neighbors at Mansfield’s hometown event,” Mayor Michael Evans said. “With a whole month of events, Mansfield is the home of the holiday spirit.”

The Fleetwood Project will produce an original holiday play, “Mama Knows Best,” running Dec. 1-10 at the Farr Best Theater, 109 N. Main St. Tickets are $10-$17 and available at

Mansfield’s firefighters will be Scouting the Route for Santa Claus, stopping for selfies and picking up letters for St. Nick from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 5, Dec. 7, Dec. 12 and Dec. 14. Locations still to be determined. Click here for more info:

Youngsters with special needs and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8 at City Hall, 1200 E. Broad St. Visits will be sensory friendly and the facility is handicapped accessible. Admission is free, but registration is required. Register here:

Want to see snow in Texas? Check out Frosty Night at The LOT from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 8. Watch the snow fall, make snow angels, build a snowman, watch “Frosty the Snowman” and see all the lights at The LOT. Admission is free.

Stretch your legs in the Snowman Run from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 9 at James McKnight Park East, 700 US 287 Frontage Road. There will be s’mores and hot chocolate at the finish line. Cost and registration info to come:

Check out a 19th century Christmas from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Man House Museum, 604 W. Broad St. The home of Mansfield co-founder, Ralph Man, will be decorated for the season, staffed with historical reenactors who will teach visitors to make holiday cards and ornaments. Admission is free.

The Mansfield Farm and Cottage Market will celebrate the season with a holiday market from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9 at The LOT. Produce, holiday treats and live entertainment are planned. Admission is free.

Luminosity Theatre Center presents “Celebrate Christmas! A Holiday Family Treat” from Dec. 14-23 at the Farr Best Theater. The production takes the audience inside a 1960’s holiday special, complete with commercials, singing and special guests. Tickets are $15-$18 and available here:

Enjoy an Old Fashioned Holiday Night at The LOT from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 15. Listen to carolers, see the lights and watch a classic movie. Admission is free.

Celebrate Jane Austen Day at the Man House Museum from 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 16. Enjoy tea, scones and games. Admission is free, but registration is required. Registration details here:

Pull on your pointy shoes and ears and head to Elf Night at The LOT from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 19. Get your picture taken with an elf, try some sweets and watch “Elf.” Admission is free.

Bring the family and go on the Candy Cane Hunt  from 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at James McKnight Park East. Hunt for candy canes, win prizes and get some holiday photos. Admission is free.

Try some After Christmas Karaoke at The LOT from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 28. Play Bingo, sing some tunes and watch a sing-a-long movie. Admission is free.

Celebrate 2024 with a New Year’s Party at The LOT from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 5. Count down to the big balloon drop. Admission is free.

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