Dubbed the world’s largest Christmas maze and village, Enchant at Fair Park opened over the holiday weekend.
Presented by the Hallmark Channel, Enchant at Fair Park officially began on November 25, right after Thanksgiving Day. Claiming to be the world’s most extensive holiday light event experience, Enchant set up this year at a new location near Fair Park Coliseum.
Sitting on 10 acres and featuring more than 4 million sparkling, multicolored lights, it is a one-of-a-kind, story-themed walk-thru maze with holiday trees 100 feet tall.
“Enchant features an ice-skating rink, so people can come out here and skate on the ice,” said Kathy Beazley of KRB Communications, speaking to The Dallas Express.
“There’s a maze that people can go through, and there is a couple of different routes they can go through, and the entire premise behind the maze is there’s an elf named Eddie. And he’s lost Santa’s presents, so people will have to find Santa’s presents,” Beazley explained.
Those who enter the maze are given a passport to use to look for Santa’s presents. When eventgoers stamp the items and submit the passport to Enchant, they will also be entered for a chance to win a walk-up part in a Hallmark movie.
Guests can also enjoy live entertainment, interactive games, Santa visits, and a holiday marketplace showcasing local artisans, holiday foods, and festive drinks.
“What I love about this event is that it brings together so many people across our community here in North Texas,” said the Filipino-American lawyer Averie Danielle Bishop, who is the first Asian-American woman to win the title of Miss Texas in the pageant’s 85-year history speaking to The Dallas Express.
“And the hot cocoa, it is so delicious. I love me some good hot cocoa,” Bishop said while laughing.
Holidays in Texas are special, and they become even more so when Texans can experience something that does not usually take place in the Lone Star state – like going ice skating outside.
Enchant allows North Texans to make Texas-sized holiday memories.
“You know what is interesting about Enchant Dallas? I visited last year for the first time and absolutely fell in love with it,” said Lady Jade, a well-known local radio personality in the DFW Metroplex and philanthropist who founded the nonprofit organization Project 16.
“The festivities, the lights, the family atmosphere, the fact that we are in Texas, and we get a chance to ice skate outside! I mean this is just a fabulous place, so when I got the call to come [to] light the Christmas tree, there’s no better holiday than Christmas, so hands down, I was going to be here,” she explained.
Enchant provides a festive family atmosphere.
“Honestly, I felt like I was in a Hallmark movie,” said Jenny Anchondo, host of Inside DFW with Jenny Anchondo, speaking to The Dallas Express.
“From the time I stepped in, to the little shops and just all the sweet additions and the elves and just the special characters, it felt so magical. I have a 5-year-old, and she’s just in complete awe,” Anchondo explained.
Enchant at Fair Park runs from November 25 to January 1. For more information, click here.