December Holiday Calendar for Kids and Families

November 16 – December 15
Elf the Musical at Midland Community Theater
This hilarious new musical is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan who crawled into Santa’s bag and made his way to the North Pole. He grows up unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making skills force him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy travels to New York City to find his birth parents and learn his true identity. Based on the beloved holiday film, this musical is sure to make you laugh and warm your heart!

November 17 
Pictures with Santa at Fiddlesticks Farms
Come to the farm to have your photo taken with Santa Claus! Santa is making a special visit to Fiddlesticks Farms! You will be required to pay at admissions to enter Fiddlesticks ($16.49+ tax for ages 4+, 3-free), and Pictures with Santa are $10 (per photo). You will receive a digital download of photo with print release.

December 1
Parade of Lights in Downtown Odessa
Parade of Lights Logo

December 1

Christmas Tree Lighting 

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The public is invited to attend the City of Midland’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade,  held the first two weekends in December.

The Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at the Wadley Baron Duck Pond, 1001 N. “A” Street, on December 1, 2018. Festivities begin at 5:45 PM.

Parrish Photography Christmas Pajama Sessions

December 1 
Christmas Pajama Photos

Christmas Jammie photos… Bring your kids in their favorite Christmas PJs and come for a session to make holidays memories.



December 1
Pictures with Santa
Every little one needs their picture taken with Santa, schedule your mini session December 1st for a 15 minute session with your kiddos and Santa or your family and Santa.

December 1-2 
Nativity Festival
The Midland Nativity Festival – For Unto Us A Child Is Born – will be held on December 1-2, 2018. This year the festival will emphasize music which celebrates the birth and life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Members of the Midland and Odessa Area communities, churches and schools are invited to attend and also to celebrate their faith in Jesus Christ through music, art, and the spoken word.

December 1-14
Very Merry Midland
This year’s theme is Toyland and will be the greatest family-friendly event of the holiday season right here in downtown Midland! Ice skating, giant inflatable snow globe, train ride to the north pole, and games and toys for good girls and boys.

December 8
The Christmas Parade will be held on December 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM. The theme this year is Christmas in Boomtown. The parade route will follow A Street from Ventura Avenue near Windlands Park and conclude near Midland High School. Road closures along A Street will begin at 4:00 PM; drivers are advised to use an alternate route.

December 8
Toddler Time Paint Class – Little Christmas Tree
Looking for a fun, creative time for your child? Sign them up to come paint this awesome painting with us. Our fun instructor will guide your mini-picasso step-by-step in creating their masterpiece and help when needed! They will begin to learn brush techniques, and how to use a variety of art materials in our fun and encouraging painting environment. Colors options will be availabe so that your little one can personalize their painting. Our only goal is for your child to leave with paintings that they had a fun time creating!

December 9
Grasslands Carriage Ride to See the Lights
Can you think of a better way to look at Christmas lights than to ride in a horse drawn carriage?

We will gather in the Midland Lowe’s parking lot.
You should contact Vicky at 432-530-0970 to make your reservation.
Adults $30 Children 12 and under $10

December 22,23
Nutcracker – 25th Anniversary Performance


Special Note and Disclaimer

*We do our best to keep this up-to-date as a resource to our community. No guarantees and all dates, information, and pricing is subject to change without notice.  Please check with venue and event host for updated information.



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Midland Nativity Festival

The Midland Nativity Festival – For Unto Us A Child Is Born – will be held on December 1-2, 2018.
Members of the Midland and Odessa Area communities, churches and schools are invited to attend.

The 2018 Midland Nativity Festival will feature walk-through exhibits which depict the different events from Christ’s life. Bring your children, friends and family to  enjoy music, beautiful art, and an interactive experience to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus Christ.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday December 1, 2018 – Walk Through Exhibits from 4-9 pm
-Bible presentation by Chris Vore Saturday December 1 at 6 pm
Sunday December 2, 2018 – Walk Through Exhibits from 4-9 pm
-Messiah sing-along at 5:30 pm
More details here:
In the past we have had over 600 nativity sets displayed. This year we would like to display some different sets. If you have nativity sets you would like us to display please contact Tamara Weaver at

Drop off date is Tuesday or Wednesday November 27 & 28.

Pick up date is Monday December 3rd.

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