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Posted on: November 16, 2021

NRH Holiday Activities

NRH Christmas Tree

NRH Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, Dec. 2

Join us to kick off the Christmas season with the NRH Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 2 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Stormy Plaza Park.  While this event will have a different format from the Night of Holiday Magic event in year’s past, it will still be filled with the lights and sounds of the holiday season. The event will include a traditional tree lighting, carolers and take-home holiday craft bags distributed by the NRH Library. For a festive warm treat, the Friends of the NRH Library will be selling hot chocolate, and of course, SANTA will be joining us too! Parking will be available at the NRH Centre, with overflow at the west parking lot of Birdville High School.  Families will be able to enjoy the city’s Christmas Tree and all of the holiday lights and scenery along Grand and Hawk Avenues through January 2.   EVENT MAP

Holiday Lights on Hawk Avenue

Dec. 3 – Jan. 2

Take a stroll down Hawk Avenue to enjoy thousands of twinkling lights, the city’s 46-foot-tall Christmas Tree and other holiday scenery. The lights come on nightly at dusk, about 5:30 p.m. The area provides many opportunities for your holiday photos, so don’t forget your camera!

Run Run Rudolph Family Fun 5K Run & Walk

Saturday, Dec. 4

The annual Run Run Rudolph 5K event provides a great opportunity for families and friends to share their holiday spirit and enjoy fitness and fun. This run benefits the Children's Literacy at the NRH Library and the NRH Animal Adoption & Rescue Center. It is an un-timed run, all for holiday fun. Participants are encouraged to dress in fun and festive holiday attire! Register online by Nov. 22 for the best price.   

Trim the Tree at NRH Library 

Wednesday, Dec. 8

It's time to trim the tree at the NRH Library, and we need your help! Children ages three and up are invited to a come-and-go craft time to make an ornament to hang on the Library's Christmas Tree on Wednesday, December 8. This year as a special treat, we'll also have some fun bonus holiday crafts for children! Drop by anytime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Children’s Area at the Library to participate. 

Keep NRH Beautiful Christmas Lighting Contest

Friday, Dec. 10 Entry Deadline

If you love Christmas lights like Clark Griswold, then you should enter Keep NRH Beautiful's annual Christmas Lighting Contest. Nominations will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Friday, December 10. Judging will take place on Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13 if needed, so make sure your lights are on both evenings. Nine winners will be announced Tuesday, December 14. View the contest rules and entry form.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 11

It's one of the most memorable events of the season! Enjoy a hot breakfast and visit with Santa inside the C.A. Sanford Clubhouse at Iron Horse Golf Course, 6200 Skylark Circle. Breakfast will be served on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 9:00 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are required. The price is $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for children under 12. Kids 3 and under are free. Please bring your own camera for photos with Santa. Call 817-918-2289 to reserve your seats.

Pinterest Party: Cork Wreath Ornament

Saturday, Dec. 18

Join the NRH LIbrary for an hour of crafting for adults at their monthly Pinterest Parties. This month, attendees will create a cute wreath ornament using wine corks, ribbon, and glitter. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in The Maker Spot at the Library. All supplies are provided. Registration is required.  

Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge

Through Dec. 18

Mayor Oscar Trevino is once again participating in the Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge and would like your help! This annual challenge puts Mayor Trevino in a friendly competition with neighboring mayors to see who can raise the most money for the Salvation Army. If you’re able to help, please donate through the mayor’s virtual red kettle or by texting NRH to 71777. Donations are welcome through Dec. 18. All donations help the Salvation Army assist North Texas families in need at Christmas time and throughout the year.

Bell Conte Ringers Concert

Monday, Dec. 20

Enjoy an evening of traditional Christmas carols with an accomplished bell choir, the Bell Conte Ringers of the Arlington Heights United Methodist Church Fort Worth. The Bell Conte Ringers will perform selections of their Carols by Candlelight Concert from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the NRH Library, 9015 Grand Ave. Joining the Bell Conte Ringers will be Sueda Lutrell, a handbell tree soloist, playing an astounding set of 36 bells hung in patterns on a bell tree. 

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating
Dec. 20 - Jan. 1

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year on the ice. NYTEX Sports Centre hosts its annual Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Extravaganza Dec. 20 - Jan. 1. Admission is $15 and skates are provided free, or bring your own. Winter Wonderland hours and online tickets can be found on the NYTEX website.

Annual Toy & Food Drive

North Richland Hills Santa Cops and the NRH Firefighter’s Association are holding a toy and food drive to benefit those who are less fortunate in our community. Residents are encouraged to share in the holiday spirit by dropping off new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items to the Public Safety lobby at City Hall, 4301 City Point Drive, or any NRH Fire Station. Donations will be accepted until Christmas. All donations will go towards helping families in need through the Community Enrichment Center.

Diamond Loch Christmas Lights Display

Enjoy one of the best neighborhood Christmas Light displays in the area, starting at 5: 30 p.m. nightly. Make plans to drive through earlier in the evening, during the week, and earlier in the season to avoid peak traffic congestion. The Diamond Loch neighborhood is located off of Glenview Drive, just west of Linda Spurlock Park. 

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