Updated: Jul 20, 2019
By Amy McCoppin with FreeMyCity.com
It’s finally December and that’s means turning up the holiday spirit to 100! At home, we have been busy hanging ornaments on the tree, lighting the pine scented candles, and decorating the yard with large candy canes. Now we want to get out of the house and be festive too! All over DFW there are places to drive through and see lights and then there are only a couple of choices to walk through, but none that compare to Enchant Christmas at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Globe Life Park is an already family favorite and is the perfect place to host this incredible light maze. Enchant Christmas starts you with a nice stroll around the field through the different vendors offering their holiday delights, some sold handmade gifts and others had specialty foods, each different from the next. Photo opportunities are laced through the walkway, some are free, like Santa’s sleigh and others for a fee done by professionals. Then the big reveal to the light maze, what a sight of beauty! As you walk down to the field, the staff hands you a “seek and find” card to add bonus fun to your light maze adventure, if you find all the objects it’s a good gauge that you have seen everything the maze has to offer. There are features that are not only for viewing, but for interaction as well, such as the ice skating rink and the hanging light ropes, my daughter played in the light ropes for over 15 minutes, so cute! Upon exiting, the staff was kind and asked about our experience and gave us each a candy cane which we gladly enjoyed as we waited in line for Santa. On the weeknight that we went the line wasn’t very long and was also enjoyable due to the fabulous Christmas band playing all our favorite tunes. Mrs. Claus and Santa were ready to greet every child with their magic, an extra bonus was that the photo opportunity was free and had the option for purchase too. Overall, a wonderful experience for our entire family filled with lovely lights and things we’d never experienced before!
Tip: Free parking is scarce and a very long walk, parking next to the stadium is $10 and to speed up the parking process, bring cash. Book earlier entry times to avoid the crowds, at opening you can almost have the place to yourself, but around 7-8 it starts to crowd up. If you think there might be weather that evening, bring an umbrella, the light maze is a rain or shine event. Take tons of pictures this place is truly beautiful with lots and lots of photo opportunities throughout the maze!