Tag: Holiday

Grand Prairie Holiday Info

City of Grand Prairie Holiday Schedule
In observance of Christmas and the New Year, the City of Grand Prairie administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, Friday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 1.  There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1.  More info.

Prairie Lights Glow at Lynn Creek Park
The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights is now open at Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, and better than ever with new custom displays.  Displays have audiences smiling in delight with clever new themes.  The out-of-car experience features concessions, carousel rides, gifts and photos with Santa.  More info.

The Polar Express Arrives in GP
Kids of all ages will enjoy the holiday classic The Polar Express as an interactive story as told by The Conductor.  He’ll visit Grand Prairie libraries on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and will entertain with singing and dancing.
11 a.m. – Main Library, 901 Conover Dr. – featuring mini train ride
1:30 p.m. – Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Rd. – featuing mini train ride
4 p.m. – Shotwell Branch Library, 2750 Graham St. – indoor program only

Twelve Strays of Christmas

Give the ultimate gift to a homeless animal this holiday season during the Twelve Strays of Christmas adoption special from now-Dec. 24 at Prairie Paws Animal Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Trail. On Dec. 18, animals will be available for adoption for $18. This fee will increase by $1 daily as Dec. 25 approaches (the fee will correspond with the day’s date). The shelter’s operating hours will remain unchanged, and it will be closed Sundays and Mondays. The shelter is full, and many of its animal guests urgently need new homes.  More info.

2014 City Holiday Ornament
The annual custom-designed 2014 City of Grand Prairie holiday ornament is hand made this year by Rebecca Jensen, wife of Mayor Ron Jensen.  Mrs. Jensen used paper and other natural elements to fashion cones of holiday cheer featuring branches, pennants, glitter and cloth.  The ornaments may be purchased for $10 benefiting the Lone Star Charitable Foundation.  More info.

Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off
Christmas tree recycling collections will be Friday, Dec. 26 – Monday, Jan. 12.  Drop off locations include:
    • Charley Taylor Recreation Center parking lot, 601 Grand Prairie Rd., Grand Prairie, TX  75051
    • Parkhill Park parking  lot, 5100 Block of S. Robinson Rd., Grand Prairie, TX  75052
    • Grand Prairie Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd.,
      Grand Prairie

More info.


Holiday Trash Pickup and Office Window Installation

With Monday, September 1st, being a holiday we will not be picking up trash. We will do trash pickup the following day, Tuesday, September 2nd. Please do not put your trash out on Monday.

In addition, the installation of the Thermal Windows in the Office will be starting on September 2nd. The Office will be rather busy as the windows are changed out, so please pardon the mess until the installation is completed.