Cedar Hill is the place for fall outdoor activities and an abundance of events and holiday celebrations! We are the most OUTDOORABLE place for everything to do to enjoy the fall season and activities galore to make memories with your family.
Cedar Hill is now on the map as a premier venue for Hispanic Heritage Month with the inaugural LatinFest on September 17, 2022, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Valley Ridge Park. When you think of the Latin community, the first thing that comes to mind is variety. Cedar Hill’s LatinFest will have something for everyone—a free event that brings a diverse community together for one purpose, to celebrate the Latin culture. With live entertainment, delicious food vendors, and kids’ activities there will be plenty of fun for the whole family.
Live entertainment includes indigenous Aztec dancers, the sounds of traditional mariachi, the sentimentality of flamenco dancing, and salsa and cumbia music from Fusion Latina. The event closes out with a two-hour tribute to the Queen of Tejano, Selena by the Selena Forever Tribute Band. The headlining performance is just in time to raise excitement for the Quintanilla family’s release of a new Selena posthumous album, Moonchild Mixes.
Be sure to place your vote at the Hot Sauce Contest, sponsored by the Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation, where home-based and restaurant entries from around the area will vie for the title of best red and green hot sauce in the metroplex.
Start off October with the 85th Annual Country Day on the Hill in Historic Downtown, which kicks off on October 7 at 5:30 p.m. with the Old Settlers Reunion. The Old Settler’s Reunion evening event has been a long-standing tradition that culminates with crowning the King and Queen of Cedar Hill. The newly crowned King and Queen become part of the all-day event on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that starts with a parade through the square and is joined with vendor booths, kids activities, and live entertainment on three stages during the day. If you are looking for that small town feel of an event for your family memories, this is the perfect occasion!
End the month on October 29 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Historic Downtown square with the annual Scare in the Square. The event is Halloween costume fun for the whole family and a safe environment to take the kids trick-or-treating with booths representing local businesses, organizations, and Cedar Hill city departments.
Last, but absolutely not least, the holidays are not complete without being a part of Holiday on the Hill on Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown for the official start of the holiday season. There will be plenty of holiday kids activities and games, live performances, and of course, photos with Santa. The best part of the night will be the lighting of the grandiose Cedar Hill Christmas tree.
We have so many events to enjoy this holiday season, but we have also built a reputation as the premier shopping destination for all your holiday shopping needs in the region with 11 retail centers, most within a convenient one-mile radius of U.S. Highway 67 and FM 1382. Shop with national retailers at Hillside Village, our outdoor shopping center, or wander through one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques in Historic Downtown. Either way, it’s hard to believe there is so much great shopping so close to so many family events happening this fall.
Make us part of your holiday planning and family memories—be sure to include Cedar Hill in your adventures!