Special Events & Festivals


The Special Events division manages all major citywide special events, including the popular Western Days festival, Holiday Stroll, Sounds of Lewisville summer concert series, and Keeping Tradition Alive Jam Session with firefighter bagpipes and drum corps. These activities are funded through a combination of Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) designated by the state for tourism operations, and event sponsorships or revenue.

For more information call 972.219.3401.

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Annual Holiday in the Plaza - Castle Hills Village Shops

The annual Holiday in the Plaza and tree lighting is returning to the Castle Hills Village Shops on Saturday, November 24, 4-7 p.m. Holiday in the Plaza is festive and FREE and takes place in the Village Shops, a community shopping hub with several unique eateries including a craft brewery, artisan cheese shop and a bakery featured on Food Network. The Village Shops is located at 2560 King Arthur Blvd. at Lady of the Lake in the Castle Hills community. You don’t have to be a resident to enjoy these events; everyone is welcome!

Bring family and friends for an afternoon full of holiday activities including photo ops with Santa and the popular Christmas monkey (don’t forget your cameras)! The fun also includes toy soldier drummer boys, stilt walkers, a trackless train, a farm animal petting zoo, games, Mrs. Claus Story Time and even live reindeer! Santa will light the 68-foot tree after sunset.

Come early or stay late to enjoy food and beverages from the Shops’ many unique retailers. Check out the newest restaurant at the Village Shops, Ramen Izakaya Akira, featuring traditional ramen (perfect for a chilly fall day!). Grab some street tacos from T.B.D. Kitchen or a specialty pizza from PI.E 3.14 Everyday Eatery. TKO Libations has seasonal beers on tap including the November Fiesta or try the heavier Star Anise Stout. Grab a fresh scone from The London Baker, featured on Food Network, a pumpkin muffin from Sophia’s Kitchen or a selection of both Texas and imported cheeses from The Salty Cow.

The Holiday in the Plaza event is free; concessions are available for purchase. For the complete calendar of Castle Hills events, a list of tenants and directions, visit CastleHillsVillageShops.com. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Castle Hills Village Shops website or the official Castle Hills Facebook page for updates. This year’s Holiday in the Plaza is presented by the City of Lewisville, in partnership with Castle Hills developer Bright Realty and Platinum Sponsor Vector Security.
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