About Our Event

This is the one-of-a-kind event that blends the FUN & the FAITH of Christmas in one enjoyable experience! Parents, grandparents, and children spend the weekend, and make priceless memories together!

Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas

2201 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207, US

Date: December 4 - 5, 2021

Saturday & Sunday, open from 11AM till 8PM

Our exhibitors, presenters, and themed areas provide exciting activities and unique gift shopping for all ages to enjoy. View our Christmas Market Floor Plan to see where everything is located!

Event Schedule Highlights

Friday December 3, 2021 Day - 01
7:30 pm

Christmas trivia fun and Bring-A-Blanket Christmas Movie: THE STAR

  • Stemmons Ballroom

The St. Nicholas Christmas Show weekend kicks off with Christmas trivia fun and movie night with the film: THE STAR, in which a small but brave donkey named Bo embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove who has lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told -- the first Christmas. Sponsored by CMAX-TV (Free for overnight hotel guests. Limited attendance. $5 tickets available.)

Saturday, December 4, 2021 Day - 02
9:00 am

Coffee and Cocoa with St. Nicholas

  • Stemmons Ballroom

Start the day with a cup of coffee or cocoa with a special visit with St. Nicholas himself! Children will love this adorable encounter with the jolly old saint!

(Tickets $10 per person. Limited supply.)

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas Market - Shopping & Activities All Day

  • Grand Ballroom
  • SHOPPING for unique gifts
  • Visits and photos with ST. NICHOLAS
  • STORYTIME in the Virtue Village
  • ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS in the Shepherd’s Meadow
  • LIFE SIZE NATIVITY SCENE with twinkling lights
  • Strolling CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
  • Digital fun in the BIBLE ZONE
  • Redemption Challenge STRATEGY GAMES
  • JESUS BIRTHDAY CAKE Walk
  • MUSIC on the Bethlehem Town Stage
  • Add an ornament with your prayer intention to a WISH AND PRAYER TREE
  • And so much MORE!
11:00 am

Dave Moore Music

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Dave and Lauren Moore are dynamic worship leaders who use joyful Christmas melodies to prepare our hearts for the Nativity Pageant. Also, listen informally to Dave and Lauren on the Bethlehem Town Stage at various times during the day.

11:30 am

Nativity Pageant - The BIG Christmas Surprise

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Experience the St. Nicholas Christmas Show Nativity Pageant titled The BIG Christmas Surprise. Audience participation with songs and sounds add to the enjoyment! Plus, after the performance, come meet the Pageant Christmas Characters: Mary, Joseph and more, at Bethlehem Town in the Expo Hall. Sponsored by the University of Dallas

12:30 pm

Exclusive CMAX.TV Film Screening: The Preacher to the Popes

  • Stemmons Ballroom

Meet the director, and executive producer, plus you’ll see Chris Stefanick interviewed as part of this new documentary feature film on Cardinal Cantalamessa, the longest serving preacher to the papal household! Did you know the Pope has a preacher? Did you know that Cantalamessa has been in this role since 1980, the longest in history for any papal preacher? Learn about the inside scoop on preaching to the past three popes, how Raniero Cantalamessa came to know the Lord, and learn more about his most important preachings! The film's worldwide premiere is on December 18. Experience an early sneak peak at the St. Nicholas Christmas show. Grandparents who might want a little respite from all the Christmas Show fun, grab some lunch to-go from one of the Hilton Anatole restaurants and come relax with this powerful film.

1:00 pm

Cathy Gilmore - Virtue Heroes Storytime

  • Virtue Village (Grand Ballroom)

Come join the fun with award-winning children’s author, Cathy Gilmore, and her friend Amel the Camel. Enjoy Virtue Heroes Storytime with stories, songs, and virtue superpowers. Sponsored by Virtue Heroes

2:00 pm

Dr. Scott Hahn - St. Joseph: Silent Knight, Holy Knight

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Internationally acclaimed speaker and Bible scholar Dr. Scott Hahn will inspire us to reflect on the “Silent Knight, Holy Knight: St. Joseph and the Holy Family”. Space will be provided in the rear of the room with coloring pages and crayons for families with younger children. Visit with Dr. Hahn at his book signing in the Christmas Market at Booth #403 following his talk. Sponsored by HALLOW

2:45 pm

Tom Varano

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Nationally Acclaimed performance painter will astound both adults and children with his powerful but brief show called: Emotion into Art. He combines faith-infused inspiration with his artistry in an unforgettable experience. Art will be available for auction following the show.

4:00 pm

St. Nicholas Tells His Story

  • St. Nicholas Corner (Grand Ballroom)

Don’t miss this special time with St. Nicholas as he tells his own story about his life growing up and how Baby Jesus inspires him to be a great gift-giver. He will be available for visits and photos all day!

5:00 pm

Giancarlo Bernini - MAGIC and So Much More!

  • Bethlehem Town Stage (Grand Ballroom)

All ages enjoy Giancarlo Bernini, the illustrious Christian magician who integrates faith and sleight-of-hand in his show: Beyond Magic - The Mystery of Christmas.

7:30 pm

Las Posadas

  • Bethlehem Town Stage (Grand Ballroom)

Join the Holy Family in a Candlelight Las Posadas Procession that completes our St. Nicholas Christmas Show day. Our brief procession concludes with a short prayer in Bethlehem Town. Sponsored by Catholic Travel Today

8:30 pm

Family Christmas Movie - The Christmas Project

  • Stemmons Ballroom

The film, The Christmas Project, depicts a story in which the main character looks back on his memorable 1986 Christmas, dealing with middle school, brothers, bullies, first love, pregnancy, and family Christmas "elf" surprises. Sponsored by CMAX-TV (FREE for overnight hotel guests. Limited attendance. $5 tickets available.)

Sunday, December 5, 2021 Day - 03
7:45 am

Coffee and Cocoa with the Holy Family Characters

  • Stemmons Ballroom

Start the day with a cup of coffee or cocoa and a special visit with our Saint Joseph and Holy Mary Characters, along with other surprise guests! Children will love this adorable opportunity to encounter the figures of the Christmas story in a whole new way!

(Tickets $10 per person. Limited supply.)

9:00 am

Holy Mass

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Mass will be accompanied by joyful musical prayer led by dynamic worship leaders, Dave and Lauren Moore, along with their special guest violinist, Nick Sugenis.

Plus, listen informally to Dave and Lauren Moore on the Bethlehem Town Stage at various times during the day.

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas Market - Shopping & Activities All Day

  • Grand Ballroom
  • SHOPPING for unique gifts
  • Visits and photos with ST. NICHOLAS
  • STORYTIME in the Virtue Village
  • ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS in the Shepherd’s Meadow
  • LIFE SIZE NATIVITY SCENE with twinkling lights
  • Strolling CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
  • Digital fun in the BIBLE ZONE
  • Redemption Challenge STRATEGY GAMES
  • JESUS BIRTHDAY CAKE Walk
  • MUSIC on the Bethlehem Town Stage
  • Add an ornament with your prayer intention to a WISH AND PRAYER TREE
  • And so much MORE!
10:30 am

Raymond Arroyo

  • Bethlehem Town Stage

Raymond Arroyo, the celebrated author and Catholic media personality, will be sharing insights from, and answering questions about, his storybook: The Spider Who Saved Christmas. Plan on also visiting with Raymond at his book signing at the Sophia Institute Press booth #519 at 12:30 pm.

11:30 am

Nativity Pageant - The BIG Christmas Surprise

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Experience the St. Nicholas Christmas Show Nativity Pageant titled The Christmas Surprise. Audience participation with songs and sounds add to the enjoyment! Plus, after the performance, come meet the Pageant Christmas Characters: Mary, Joseph and more, at Bethlehem Town in the Expo Hall.

1:00 pm

Cathy Gilmore - Virtue Heroes Storytime

  • Virtue Village (Grand Ballroom)

Come join the fun with award-winning children’s author, Cathy Gilmore, and her friend Amel the Camel. Enjoy Virtue Heroes Storytime with stories, songs, and virtue superpowers.

1:00 pm

Exclusive Film Screening: The Quest

  • Stemmons Ballroom

The University of Dallas invites teens, young adults, parents and more to a special screening of the first episode of The Quest, a miniseries that draws on stories from Scripture, history, and literature to explore our vocational call in Christian life as a narrative of joyful courage. Hear directly from the writer, producer and narrator, Dr. Shannon Valenzuela, as well as associate producer, Dr. Michael West, at a Q&A session following the 25-minute episode.

2:00 pm

Chris Stefanick

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Nationally Acclaimed speaker and TV personality Chris Stefanick will inspire you to experience a Real Life Christmas with the living JOY that you were made for! Sponsored by Exodus 90.

2:45 pm

Tom Varano

  • Imperial Ballroom Stage

Nationally Acclaimed performance painter will astound both adults and children with his powerful but brief show called: Emotion into Art. He combines faith-infused inspiration with his artistry in an unforgettable experience. Art will be available for auction following the show.

3:30 pm

Father Chris Alar, MIC

  • Stemmons Ballroom

Discover the Gift of Divine Mercy in a special time of prayer led by Father Chris. Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is simple to do and is a great gift to everyone. Offer a special prayer for family members who can't be with you for Christmas, or for any other special intention. This holy time of prayer is hosted by Joan and Dave Maroney, founders of the Divine Mercy for America apostolate.

4:00 pm

St. Nicholas Tells His Story

  • St. Nicholas Corner (Grand Ballroom)

Don’t miss this special time with St. Nicholas as he tells his own story about his life growing up, and how Baby Jesus inspires him to be a great gift-giver. He will be available for visits and photos all day!

5:00 pm

Giancarlo Bernini - MAGIC and So Much More!

  • Bethlehem Town Stage (Grand Ballroom)

All ages enjoy Giancarlo Bernini, the illustrious Christian magician who integrates faith and sleight-of-hand in his show: Beyond Magic - The Mystery of Christmas.

7:30 pm

Las Posadas

  • Bethlehem Town Stage (Grand Ballroom)

Join the Holy Family in a Candlelight Las Posadas Procession that completes our St. Nicholas Christmas Show day. Our brief procession concludes with a short prayer in Bethlehem Town. Sponsored by Catholic Travel Today

Testimonials

I can't wait to meet all the children and share the Jesus JOY of Christmas together! This is one of my most exciting events ever!
I help groups put on a lot of different kinds of events, but I have to say, my wife and kids are especially excited about the St. Nicholas Christmas show! It really has so much to offer everyone, of all ages!
I encourage you to bring your entire family and to invite your friends and their families to come and spend the weekend at the Anatole. This event is for the adults in your family, as well as your kids and grandkids!

Each day is filled with fun activities!

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Event Pricing

Kids

  • 1-Day Pass - Youth (Age 5-15): price: $24.99
  • 2-Day Value Pass - Youth (Age 5-15): price: $39.99
  • Children under age 5 are free.
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Adults

  • 1-Day Pass - Adults: price: $39.99
  • 2-Day Value Pass - Adults: price: $69.99
  • Children under age 5 are free.
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Family

  • Includes 2 adults and 4 children - Age 5 -15.
  • 1-Day Family Value Pass - $150.00
  • 2-Day Family Value Pass - $275.00
  • Large Family Discount:

    When you purchase a 1-Day or 2-Day Family Pass, you can purchase additional child passes for $10 each on site when you arrive.

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Plan a Family Weekend at the Hilton Anatole!

Bonus experiences to enrich your amazing weekend of memories at the St. Nicholas Christmas Show.

Friday, December 3
7:30 PM

Family Christmas Trivia Fun & Christmas Carol Sing-Along

8:00 PM

Bring A Blanket Christmas Movie: The STAR

Saturday, December 4
9:00 AM

Coffee and Cocoa with St. Nicholas (Tickets $10 per person. Limited supply.)

8:30 PM

Family Christmas Movie: The Christmas Project

Sunday, December 5
8:00 AM

Coffee and Cocoa with the Holy Family Characters (Tickets $10 per person. Limited supply.)

Make your reservation for tickets to enjoy the fun bonus experiences for registered St. Nicholas Christmas Show guests!

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Faith-Filled Family Fun

Make Christmas memories that enrich your faith and strengthen family relationships.

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Inspiring Speakers

Renowned speakers, Dr. Scott Hahn and Chris Stefanick, will inspire true Christmas wonder at the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ.

Virtue Village Storytime

Amel the Camel and the Virtue Village Team will delight children with fresh stories of the Jesus joy of Christmas!

Visits with St. Nicholas

Meet St. Nicholas in person. (He's here on earth for a short weekend visit from Heaven.) Get a photo and talk about how to give love like Jesus did at Christmas.

Nativity Pageant

Experience an endearing dramatized narration of the birth of Christ called, 'The Christmas Surprise' in which the innkeeper is surprisingly the last to discover that the Messiah was born in his stable! Audience participation with songs and sounds add to the enjoyment of this production.

Christmas Market

Shop for unique and beautiful gifts and resources that will inspire faith all year long.

Christmas Music

Dave and Lauren Moore will fill the atmosphere with Christmas melodies that truly celebrate Jesus!

Children's Fun in the Shepherd's Meadow

Children will enjoy games and crafts that provide faith-filled fun.

Bible Zone

Visit our BibleZon technology booth to try out faith-focused tablets with digital games and activities.

Common Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about our event.

Where is the event taking place?

HILTON ANATOLE 2201 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75207

Who can attend this event?

This is truly an event for all ages, packed with great activities for all! We encourage parents and grandparents to bring your families to the St. Nicholas Christmas Show and make this a Christmas they will never forget!

Is parking free?

No, but we have arranged for discounted parking at $11 per day, plus tax. This will be available to overnight guests as well as any guests that attend for the day.

Does the hotel provide shuttle services for out-of-town guests?

Unfortunately the hotel does not have a shuttle service.

If I plan a weekend stay, is there more to do?

Dallas is a wonderful visitor destination, with plenty of dining nearby the hotel: https://www.hiltonanatolehotel.com/dining/ Plus the Hilton Anatole also hosts 'Christmas at the Anatole' with Peppermint Park that offers a holiday-themed train ride, activities, and a sparkling display of outdoor lights.

Can I purchase tickets on site?

Absolutely! There will be tickets available for sale at the event registration counter during both days of the event. This is not the hotel registration desk. We are located in the Trinity Complex just west of the main hotel entrance.

Should I bring some cash?

YES! Most all our exhibitors selling gifts in the expo hall will be equipped with electronic sales devices, but some smaller artists and sellers may be simpler - offering cash transactions.

Also, there will be places where you or your child can donate to a charity, like at the St. Nick Snack Shack, and that will be simpler with cash.

Who is this event really for?

It’s truly for ALL ages. Many family destinations simply create fun activities for parents to usher the kids around in. Not the St.Nicholas Christmas Show! Most of our activities are designed for parents and grandparents to enjoy WITH the children.

Nothing is set up as a “drop-off”. Plus, the Trinity Ballroom seating will be spread apart in the back rows - so it’s easy for families to fit a stroller or set out a blanket for quiet play - while grown-ups get inspired by the amazing speakers.

What experiences can I expect at this event?

Grownups especially appreciate the inspirational speakers: Dr. Scott Hahn , Raymond Arroyo and Chris Stefanick, plus live music that joyfully honors Jesus performed by Dave and Lauren Moore

Children look forward to Visits and Photos with St. Nicholas, Storytime in the Virtue Village, the Jesus Birthday Cake Walk, plus hands-on crafts and activities in the Shepherd's Meadow.

All ages enjoy shopping for unique gifts in the Christmas Market, Bethlehem Town's life-size nativity and twinkling lights, the Christmas Pageant, and the Las Posadas Procession

Could your business or ministry benefit from being an exhibitor or a promotional sponsor of the St. Nicholas Christmas Show?

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