Christmas Tree Lighting
Time & Location
- Friday, December 2, 2022
- 6 to 9 pm
- The Link Plaza
- 6750 Baker Boulevard
Join us for this great holiday tradition as Santa arrives to light the community Christmas Tree, choirs fill the air with the sounds of the season and lights begin to twinkle all around. You'll never know what kind of holiday surprise you might find, such as the crowd favorite snow sledding hill! It's a great time for friends and family to gather and kick-off the holiday season with free Santa visits, festive crafts, activities and more. You'll be jingling all the way home!
Due to health and weather conditions, some activities and guidelines at this event may be changed or cancelled. Be sure to check back here or on Facebook to get the latest event information.
- Letters to Santa
- Event Parking
- I Can Still Shine
- Partnerships & Merry Maker Opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Talent Volunteers
- Craft Fair
Look for the special North Pole Express mailbox. Bring your letter to Santa from home, download one here (PDF) or find copies on site, but be sure you get your message to the big man early!
(December 2, 6:53 pm): Event parking is full at Richland Hills Baptist Church. Please park at Faith Creek Church, 6931 Baker Boulevard, with free shuttle parking.
Matthews Drive is now closed to all traffic.
Limited onsite parking is available at The Link and City Hall off Matthews Drive. Overflow parking will be available at Richland Hills Baptist Church (6852 Baker Boulevard).
Free shuttle service is available from the church. Please wait at the shuttle stop sign under the awning in the southwest corner of the parking lot.
Matthews Drive will be southbound only during the event.
Street parking will be closed on the following blocks during the event:
- 6700 & 6800 blocks of Park Place Drive
- 6700 & 6800 blocks of Pecan Drive
- 3100 & 3200 blocks of Matthews Drive
I Can Still Shine is a Richland Hills organization that helps women and children start over after leaving abusive homes. Learn more about the organization by visiting their website.
I Can Still Shine has over 50 teen aged boys and girls that are in need this Christmas. They are asking for Walmart gift certificates in increments of $25 and $50 to allow these teens to choose their own gifts. Pick a tag off our Angel Tree located inside The Link and return with a gift card by Wednesday, December 7.
The City of Richland Hills is able to provide a family friendly event through the support of our sponsors and community partners. As a result of these collaborative efforts, the community can enjoy free admission and complimentary entertainment, attractions, crafts, and so much more. Whether a monetary contribution or in-kind donation, your support will earn your business face-to-face marketing in front of area residents and enhance your promotional campaign. Check out the Partnership Packet (PDF) for more information.
Spread some holiday cheer by hosting a Merry Maker Booth. Booths are free! Merry Makers provide a holiday treat, craft or interactive activity for 500 children such as ornament making, paper plate snow globes or snowman slime! These are just a few ideas. You may choose from your own holiday activity. We ask that each Merry Maker provide a different activity. Activity assignments are on a first come, first served basis. See the Merry Maker application (PDF).
We are looking for volunteers ages 14 years and older to help make this event a success. Individuals and groups are welcome! Submit a volunteer application.
Do you have a choir, dance group, band or other performance talent? If so, we would love to hear from you. We may have a spot for you to perform on our main stage or as a roaming entertainment.
Contact Dona Roth Kinney, Event Supervisor, at 817-616-3740 or via email.
Helping Paws of North Texas (HPONT) Annual Holiday Craft Fair is back and will be hosted in conjunction with the Christmas Tree Lighting Event in the new Fire Station Bays!
If you are interested in participating, send an email to HPONT Craft Fair.. Please include your name, telephone number, and what you will be selling. The vendor fee is $30 which benefits the animals of Richland Hills Animal Services. You must provide your own tables.
Spaces are limited and will be accepted on a first come basis.