News from the City




Council Member Jacquin Headen
Town Hall Meeting Postponed

The Council Member Jacquin Headen District 2 Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 11 has been postponed. Watch for new information coming soon.


Holiday Garbage and Recycling Collection

Garbage will not be collected Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1. Please set out your garbage on the day after your scheduled day.

Recycling will not be collected Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 3. Recycling will be collected Thursday, Dec. 28, and Thursday, Jan. 4.



Free Ice Skating

Glide into the holiday season with the Downtown Grand Prairie Ice Skating Rink!

300 W. Main St.

Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday: 4-8 p.m.
Thursday: 4-8 p.m.
Friday: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday: noon-9 p.m.
Sunday: noon-8 p.m.

Reservations aren’t required, but each skating session is limited to 30 minutes.

The last skating session of the day begins 30 minutes before closing.


Prairie Lights 2023

Tonight-Sunday, Dec. 31

Opens nightly at 6 p.m.

Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake

5610 Lake Ridge Parkway

Be dazzled by Prairie Lights as you drive through 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path. Hundreds of all-new displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch over the roads. Halfway through the drive, get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village, where you will find food, gifts, Santa and the lighted walk-through forest. The show’s finale is the world’s largest light tunnel.

For details, pricing and to purchase tickets, visit


Holiday Gift Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St.

Open Saturdays until Dec. 16, the Grand Prairie Farmers Market features breads, cookies, candies, cakes, pies, snacks, jams, jellies, nuts, honey, kombucha, brownies, salsa, chips, Artisan crafts and gifts and an assortment of wonderful desserts and treats.


Free Grease Funnels

Fats, cooking oil, and grease can clog drains. When a sewer pipe is clogged, raw sewage can come up through cleanouts or city manholes, contaminating soil and waterways.

Pick up a free grease funnel at Grand Prairie libraries and City Hall and pour your grease into non-leaking containers instead. Funnels will be available until Dec. 29, 2023.

For more information go to


White Christmas

Presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council

Dec. 8-10, 15-17

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

Uptown Theater, 120 W. Main St.

For tickets and information, call 972-237-8786 or visit


Seed and Plant Swap

Saturday, Dec. 9, noon-2 p.m.

Warmack Library, 760 Bardin Road

The second annual Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Seed and Plant Swap is back! New and experienced gardeners are invited to this free event. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to participate by bringing labeled seeds and plants to share with the community. Seed envelopes will be provided to take home your new treasures. Details and free registration are available at


Call for Artists

The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department is issuing a Call for Artists to Grand Prairie resident artists and art students. The City of Grand Prairie has partnered with the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) to install Fitness Courts in Tyre, Mi Familia, EpicCentral, Fish Creek Linear, Freedom, and Charley Taylor Parks.

As part of this project, the City is looking for six (6) individual digital works of art to be featured on multipurpose training walls at each park.


Applications and submittals are due to the City of Grand Prairie’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Department at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Click for more info


Prairie Paws Postage

Send a holiday card to the animal lover in your life with Prairie Postage! Now through Dec. 19, you can sign up to send a holiday card ($10) or a card with a limited edition ornament ($15).

Each holiday card will include an adorable photo of a dog or cat from Grand Prairie Animal Services, a sweet note and the animals’ pawprint!

All funds raised will benefit the Grand Prairie Animal Services Animal Welfare Fund.

Order Prairie Paws Postage Cards Here


Santa Paws Sleepover

Sign up to participate in our 4th annual Holiday Sleepover– help us send all our pets home for the holidays. Host one of our shelter pets Dec. 23-Jan. 2 and allow them to experience the holidays in a home– surrounded by so much love.

Registration is open through Dec. 10. Click here