Celebration at the Station

Kicking off the season with cheer, Celebration at the Station is one of the largest holiday tree lighting ceremonies in North Texas. Held annually in Downtown Garland since 1986, festivities include lighting the city’s 50-foot Christmas tree in the Station Plaza, photos with Santa, carriage rides, live entertainment on multiple stages, and more. With so many people flocking downtown for this beloved community tradition, parking and navigating crowded streets can be a hassle. Make the event easy and enjoyable for your group by booking a charter bus rental with us! Our drivers are familiar with Downtown Garland and can drop your group off right at the Station Plaza, then park the bus nearby until it’s time to be picked up. On board your charter bus, you’ll stay cozy with heating and air conditioning as you’re shuttled around. And amenities likeWiFi, power outlets, and DVD players with flat screen TVs means kids and adults alike will stay entertained on the drive over.

Celebration at the Station Address: 200 N. Fifth Street, Garland, TX 75040 Phone: (972) 205-2750

Enchant Christmas Light Maze

The Enchant Christmas Light Maze is a one-of-a-kind interactive holiday light display located at the Esplanade near Downtown Garland. Billed as the “world’s largest holiday light maze,” this event transports guests into an immersive winter wonderland experience. Wander through the maze of over 3 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Snap selfies in front of the huge illuminated Christmas trees, then warm up with hot cocoa as you watch live ice sculpting. With timed admissions and the maze often selling out — especially on weekends — you’ll want to lock in your group’s charter bus transportation ahead of time. Have our driver drop your group off right at the entrance to save you a long walk from parking areas. Inside the maze, stay on track by downloading the digital map on your phone using the free on-board WiFi we provide. Then your driver will be waiting to pick everyone up once your time slot ends. It’s the most efficient way to experience The Enchant Christmas maze without getting lost!

Enchant Christmas Light Maze Address: 1565 Hwy 78, Sachse, TX 75048 Phone: 1-833-LIGHTMAZE

Christmas at the Courthouse

For over 30 years, the Garland historical society has hosted an annual Christmas open house at the 1895 restored Santa Fe Train Depot and Museum downtown. Christmas at the Courthouse offers family-fun holiday activities like train rides, arts and crafts, letters to Santa, and photos with Old Saint Nick himself. Tour the museum decorated for a turn-of-the-century Christmas while carolers sing and vendors sell homemade treats. With free admission and parking, it’s a budget-friendly holiday outing for groups. Getting to the Garland Courthouse Square can pose parking challenges, especially for larger groups. Let our charter bus drivers handle finding a spot for your big vehicle while you focus on making merry memories. Areas for bus parking can be found just a block away on State Street, so your group will be dropped off right at the seasonal festivities.

Christmas at the Courthouse Address: 217 N. Fifth Street, Garland, TX 75040 Phone: (972) 205-2992

The Trains at NorthPark

All aboard! Every holiday season, NorthPark Center transforms into a winter railway for The Trains at NorthPark exhibit. One of the largest miniature model train layouts in the Southwest, this display features thousands of rail cars and over 30 trains winding through an elaborate scene. Kids and adults alike will marvel at the tiny details, like model Dallas buildings and a skating pond with moving figures. Besides the trains, additional family fun includes photos with Santa and model train building workshops. With NorthPark being one of Dallas’s most popular malls, parking is notoriously challenging. Avoid the holiday headache of circling for a spot and let your group relax on board a charter bus until drop-off. For easy access, have your driver follow North Central Expressway to NorthPark Center Drive. Bus parking can be found in Lot J near Macy’s.

The Trains at NorthPark Address: NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expy #100, Dallas, TX 75225 Phone: (214) 363-7441

The Polar Express Train Ride

Allllll aboard! Channel the beloved children’s Christmas book and movie The Polar Express when you book seats aboard this immersive train ride experience. The Polar Express departs from the Garland Train Museum, just north of Downtown Garland, and takes passengers on a magical journey to the “North Pole.” On board, kids and parents will be treated to hot chocolate, cookies, caroling, a reading of The Polar Express, and a special gift from Santa. To extend the excitement, arrive early to play in the train museum or stay late for photos with Santa. The Polar Express excursion train tends to sell out weeks in advance, so don’t delay securing group tickets and your charter bus transportation. Let your driver drop everyone off right in front of the Garland Train Museum before parking the bus nearby. Then you won’t need to worry about navigating traffic or finding parking near the museum.

The Polar Express Train Ride Address: 2021 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040 Phone: (972) 487-0038

The Gift of Lights Show

Illuminate your holidays at The Gift of Lights Show held annually at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prarie. This two-mile driving trail features over 100 sound-enhanced light displays glowing bright with over 1 million lights! Sync your car’s radio to the music and watch as the dazzling light displays dance in sync. With snacks like funnel cakes and hot chocolate available to purchase, it makes for a delightful holiday outing. Want to really take it up a notch? Chartering a limo bus rental means you can relax while a professional driver navigates the trail. Getting a spot in the parking queue to enter the light show sells out every weekend night, with waits taking over an hour at peak time. Avoid the hassle by chartering a limo or party bus and let your driver bypass the traffic to enter. They’ll safely navigate the trail while your group enjoys the spectacular sights from the comfort of your bus.

The Gift of Lights Show Address: 2332 Ridge Rd, Grand Prarie, TX 75052 Phone: (972) 237-4599

Dickens in Downtown Garland

On select December weekends, Downtown Garland gets a charming Victorian makeover for the annual Dickens in Downtown festival. During these themed weekends, the Garland downtown square becomes a scene straight out of a Charles Dickens Christmas tale. Carolers, musicians, and characters dressed in historical garb wander the streets. Kids can participate in Victorian-style crafts and games, or even meet Father Christmas himself! Horse-drawn carriage rides, puppet shows, and hot wassail only add to the old-timey vibes. With activities spread throughout downtown, charter a minibus rental so your group can easily move between them all. We’ll drop you off right at the town square, then your driver can circle back anytime your group is ready to head somewhere new. Best of all, everyone avoids the headache of downtown parking!

Dickens in Downtown Garland Address: Garland Downtown Square, 150 W. State Street, Garland, TX 75040 Phone: (972) 205-2750

Luminova Holidays

Dallas’s hottest new holiday event, Luminova Holidays transforms Globe Life Field and the surrounding Texas Live! complex into a winter lights spectacular throughout November and December. Marvel at over 5 million lights synchronized to music as you explore interactive displays along the walkable path. Grab a festive bite from one of Texas Live’s many delicious restaurants, snap some selfies with larger-than-life holiday statues, then warm up by the fire pits with a cup of hot chocolate. With timed entries that often sell out and limited on-site parking, booking group transportation ahead of time is a smart move. A charter bus rental from Charter Buses Garland guarantees easy transfers to Luminova Holidays for your group. We’ll drop you off right at Texas Live’s entrance and even wait on-site in case anyone needs a quick break back on the bus. That way, you skip the parking hassle and potential traffic backups when entry times overlap at the end of the night. It’s the smartest way to visit Luminova with a large group!

Luminova Holidays Address: 1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011 Phone: (817) 533-1972

Ice Skating in Downtown Garland

What’s more festive than twirling around an ice rink? From November through January, Downtown Garland sets up a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink right on the square for some frosty fun. Glide around the real ice rink underneath festive string lights to your favorite holiday tunes. Then warm up with a stroll through the downtown shops and a mug of hot cocoa. With skate rentals available and fun for all ages, it’s a quintessential holiday activity for groups. Finding parking downtown on busy weekends can take time, but our charter bus drivers already know where they can park your large vehicle nearby. Let your group avoid the parking hassle and stay ready to skate with drop-off right at the rink entrance. All you need to worry about is lacing up those skates!

Downtown Garland Ice Skating Address: 150 W. State Street, Garland, TX 75040 Phone: (972) 205-3994

Rent With Charter Buses Garland To Hit Every Attraction

As you can see, Garland has holiday fun for everyone this season! Trying to navigate busy traffic and parking would add unnecessary stress during this festive time of year. At Charter Buses Garland, we want to make celebrating the season with your group as smooth as possible. Our drivers are experienced professionals who know Garland well, so leave the driving details to us. We offer a variety of charter bus rentals perfect for group trips, from full-size 56 passenger coaches to 14 passenger limo buses. And with amenities like WiFi, DVD players, and restrooms on board, you’ll ride in optimal comfort. Give us a call today at (972) 487-0038 to book your Garland holiday transportation! Our team is available 24/7 to help customize the perfect charter bus rental for everything on your celebratory seasonal bucket list.