How to Plan an Unforgettable Dallas Christmas Event

When planning a large group event at Southfork Ranch, we have many rental spaces to choose from. When you first set foot on our property, you’ll find a quintessential barn, perfectly manicured lawn, and the beautiful mansion made famous in the long-running television series Dallas. You can’t go wrong with choosing Southfork Ranch as your venue for a magical Christmas event.


If you’re planning a Christmas or winter event in Dallas, we have some simple tips for making it an unforgettable evening.


Cozy Conversations


A large group event like a wedding, reunion, or corporate party requires a lot of seating. But it’s not just tables and chairs for mealtime. If you want to create an environment that stimulates conversation and dancing, meticulously planning the seating will help do just that. By setting up your event with various conversation areas, you’re inviting your guests to stay awhile rather than dining and dashing.


Think about the flow of the event and when your guests might want to break away into smaller groups to talk and mingle. One example might be a cozy fire pit with floor cushions or comfortable club chairs. Give it a Christmas theme with a DIY s’mores station nearby. Another option could be to arrange cocktail tables in one area where guests can walk up, eat some appetizers, and talk to other people.


Festive Activities


complete with frosting, sprinkles, and candy toppings. If you’re serving food and drinks, consider offering a hot cocoa bar with mix-ins like marshmallows, candy canes, and flavored syrups. What’s great about an activity is that it gives guests something to do while they mingle with others, and provides something sweet to snack or sip on.


Southwest Flair


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? It seems only fitting for a Christmas event on a ranch. When in Dallas, Santa!   


Host your Christmas event at Southfork Ranch!


Our full staff of event planning professionals will help make your experience effortless and enjoyable.


is a renowned Texas legend and landmark that is home to more than 1,400 events each year and we love what we do! Contact us at (972) 442-7800 for more information and to speak with one of our event planning professionals.

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