Holiday Events Near Lake Ridge

Prairie Lights

Holiday festivities at Prairie Lights

There are several holiday events near Lake Ridge in December, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun, or the opportunity to help someone less fortunate. Mark your calendars and read on!

Lake Ridge’s Charity of The Heart

Like so many North Texans, Lake Ridge is immersed in the spirit of giving. In the past, the community has collected gently used clothing, coats, and food items for local charities, and they are continuing the practice this year.  The Property Owners Association of Lake Ridge Board of Directors would like to give back to the community again by showing “Lake Ridge’s Charity of The Heart.” They will be collecting the following items in the Lake Ridge Clubhouse:

  • Unwrapped toys for needy children
  • Non-perishable food items for the food pantry
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Babies R Us, etc.
  • Coats and winter wear
  • Full-size toiletries (body wash, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, etc.)
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Resources: Maternity books, books on parenting, devotionals, etc.
  • Journals

Anyone who would like to participate in Lake Ridge’s Charity of The Heart can bring their donated items to the Clubhouse at 100 Lake Ridge Parkway by December 18 so they can be delivered to the charities.  For more information about Lake Ridge‘s Charity of the Heart, or for information on owning lake property at DFW’s premier lake community, visit Lake Ridge.

Prairie Lights

Make sure you get over to Prairie Lights between now and December 31 for an impressive light display and the can’t-miss Holiday Village. The light show, powered by Gexa Energy, features four million lights along two miles of driving paths. Halfway through, the Holiday Village is the place to find the Light Show Theater and the Lighted Walk-Through Forest, plus gifts and concessions, all hosted by Santa. You can see video of the light show here.

Penn Farm 

Visit the historic Penn Farm in Cedar Hill on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 6:30–8pm for a good old-fashioned Christmas. Take a tour of the farm by lantern, followed by a Christmas carol sing-along around the campfire with hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cookies and  holiday treats.

Uptown Village

Forget the ice and sleet—Uptown Village has real snow! Come to the Village Green between now and December 21 on Fridays and Saturdays for snow every half-hour from 6:30pm–8:30pm and see Santa! Take a photo with Santa daily through Christmas Eve. And on Tuesdays, December 10 and 17 from 6-8pm, you can bring your dog to the Village Green for Santa photos!

Grand Prairie Holiday Market 

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday craft or gift, head out to the Grand Prairie Holiday Market at the Farmers Market on Saturday, December 14 and 21, open from 8am–1pm. This is your last change to hit the Farmer’s Market before it closes for the winter season.

Know of any holiday events near Lake Ridge we forget to include? Tell us in the comments!

Black Friday Cheat Sheet for the Best Holiday Deals

It’s days until the official beginning of the Black Friday Shopping Season, which now also includes Thanksgiving in most stores; Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Kmart are starting their sales on Thanksgiving night with doorbusters being offered in record numbers and at prices that are predicted to be low enough to entice people away from second helpings. make people put down their leftovers and pick up their keys.

Keeping track of the best deals and when they go on sale is a tall order. Lake Ridge likes a deal as much as anyone (which is obvious from the great value that is offered on our acreage homesites in DFW’s premier lake community), so we’ve examined all the ads and created a Black Friday Cheat Sheet to help you figure out what to buy, when, and where to buy it on Black Friday.

Must-haves for the home

If there’s anything that beats sitting outside enjoying a view of Joe Pool Lake, it’s sitting outside enjoying a view of Joe Pool Lake in front of an outdoor fire feature. These two Black Friday deals from Lowe’s make it easier:

Lowe’s is also offering great deals on appliances, including this Samsung 3 series 3.6-cu ft High-Efficiency Front-Load Washer and|7.3-cu ft Electric Dryer regularly priced at $1798, Black Friday price $1198 for the pair. notes that Home Depot is offering many of the same deals on Black Friday, but Lowe’s “offers a 110% price-match policy, so anything you see at Home Depot that is also carried at Lowe’s can be purchased at a 10% discount.”


Many of the big retailers on Black Friday will be offering some of the best deals of the year on flat-screen TVs and other electronics, and people will be snapping up the deals and coming back for more. “America’s appetite for flat-panel TVs remains strong with 19 percent of households planning to make a television purchase this year,” according to a report just released by America’s Research Group and Inmar.

And it’s no wonder, said NBC News. “As predicted, it’s crazy this year: You can get a 70-inch HDTV for $998, and if you are excited about the new Ultra HD TVs — these are the ones also known as 4K TVs, with screen resolutions of 2160 x 3840 — you can get one for $750. Considering some of these TVs listed for nearly $10,000 not six months ago, that’s pretty extreme.”

NBC News combed through all the Black Friday ads and created a list of the best TV and home theatre deals. You can get the scoop here. They include:

Important Black Friday Info To Help Your Search

Getting the best deals on Black Friday is about knowing where to go and having a plan once you get there. Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Walmart is offering its doorbusters in three different timeframes on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday. Be sure to check their ad for details. Their ”1 Hour In-Stock Guarantee” on many of their doorbusters means more inventory than previous years on some of the hottest items, but be experts advise shoppers to show up early for TVs and tablets.
  • Kohl’s Cash is being offered to shoppers for every $50 spent from Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 1.
  • Best Buy’s Black Friday sale starts at 6pm on Thanksgiving night, but advises that “Tickets good for the purchase of doorbuster items will be handed out to those in line as early as 4pm!”
  • Target is offering “Pre Black Friday deals and daily doorbusters” on their website Nov. 24-27. You can also enter your zip code on their website to get a handy map of all in-store doorbusters. Walmart plans to release their in-store maps the week of Black Friday.
  • Don’t show up at Costco or Nordstrom on Thanksgiving. Both stores have announced they will be closed for the day.

The Best Land Values

Don’t forget to put aside some time to visit Lake Ridge over the Thanksgiving holiday for special pricing on the best Texas lake property.

Located midway between Downtown Dallas and Downtown Ft. Worth, Lake Ridge offers spacious, view-oriented acreage properties and a unique lifestyle that feels like a vacation everyday but is situated right in the middle of these two thriving areas. Lake Ridge is equal parts relaxation and recreation, with great value per acre and unsurpassed natural beauty featuring rolling hills and stunning views afforded by one of the highest elevations in North Texas.

For more information about the best Texas lake property, visit Lake Ridge.



Only One Lake Ridge Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package remains

The Summit

The Summit at Lake Ridge offers incredible views and natural beauty

Land buyers interested in a premier piece of DFW lake property along with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a true VIP Dallas Cowboys experience better hurry. Only one Lake Ridge Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package remains, making it possible that the promotion could end before its official date of November 30.

Two homesites have been sold in The Summit over the past two weeks, taking advantage of closeout pricing on the final homesites in this gated, hilltop neighborhood.


The Lake Ridge Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package includes:

  • Two Suite Tickets to the Cowboys vs. Eagles game on Dec. 29
  • Watch the game as a guest of NFL Great Bill Bates’ with him in his suite at AT&T Stadium!
  • Reserved table at Bates’ Ultimate Tailgate Party at Fishbone Grill & Oyster Bar including catered meal, beer, margaritas, soda and live DJ

Buyers can choose from any available homesite at Lake Ridge, including closeout pricing on the final nine  seven homesites in The Summit. This exclusive neighborhood offers 30-mile views, towering trees, and the highly rated Midlothian School District.

Special offers on prime Texas lake property at Lake Ridge also include newly released lake view sites from $39,900 and one-half to one-acre properties in The Sanctuary, a gated neighborhood offering some of the most desirable lake real estate in North Texas. 

About Lake Ridge

Located midway between Downtown Dallas and Downtown Ft. Worth, Lake Ridge offers a unique lifestyle that feels like a vacation everyday but is situated right in the middle of these two thriving areas.

Lake Ridge is equal parts relaxation and recreation, with great value per acre and unsurpassed natural beauty featuring rolling and stunning views afforded by Lake Ridge’s elevation—one of the highest in North Texas.

And there is no better time to buy than right now. Find your perfect piece of lake property, build your custom dream home, and enjoy Lake Ridge‘s Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package to boot.

For more information about the Ultimate VIP Football Suite Package or about buying the best Texas lake property, visit Lake Ridge.

*To qualify, property must be purchased from the developer and be contracted by November 30, 2013. Limited to first three buyers.




A Halloween to remember in Grand Prairie


Looking for a fun Halloween event close to home?

Bring the kids to Street and Treat at Market Square tonight from 6–8pm for a Halloween to remember in Grand Prairie. Grand Prairie’s Market Square, which hosts the local Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, (March through December), is the place to trick or treat, play games, jump around in the bounce houses, and have your face painted. (Or maybe your kid’s face painted.)

Make sure you leave room for candy! And while you’re in Grand Prairie, take a look around Lake Ridge, the premier community at Joe Pool Lake. The community will be open all weekend for tours, and if you haven’t seen Lake Ridge lately, you’ll definitely want to stop by.

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake is especially breathtaking in the fall, as the sun sparkles off the lake and the towering trees throughout the community turn shades of yellow, orange, and red. These spectacular natural surroundings make an idyllic backdrop for the acres of land and custom homes of Lake Ridge, where excitement is at a fever pitch with new sales and construction activity. Five homes are currently under construction in The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge neighborhood, including a mortgage-free home for a wounded American hero in conjunction with Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH).

Lake Ridge has just announced closeout pricing from $49,900 on the final 12 homesites in The Summit neighborhood, offering some of the most spectacular views in all of Texas and schools in the highly rated Midlothian ISD.

Built on one of the highest promontories in North Texas, The Summit boasts views spanning Joe Pool Lake and the DFW city lights in a gated enclave with heavily wooded one- to two-acre homesites. Convenient to both Dallas and Fort Worth, Lake Ridge offers a private lake retreat that lives like a vacation home but can be yours every day. Plus, you can’t beat the sense of pride and community spirit displayed by are residents, as you will undoubtedly see tonight at a Halloween to remember in Grand Prairie Street and Treat at Market Square.

For more information about Street and Treat at Market Square, visit Street and Treat at Market Square.

For more information about this unprecedented opportunity to purchase closeout properties at The Summit from $49,900, call (800) 610-3695 or email us here.



DFW’s best Halloween haunts

Haunted House

DFW’s haunted houses are sure to give you a scare

It’s that time of year, when you can’t wait to sip apple cider, snuggle up in front of the fireplace, take a brisk walk at dusk…and be scared half to death by a terrifying mummified creature jumping out from behind a spider-webbed door.

Yes, it’s time for supreme spookiness, crazy creepiness, and grand goriness. It’s Halloween in DFW, and we have the cream of the crop of DFW’s best Halloween haunts from Dallas News’ 23 Dallas-Fort Worth Haunted Houses Where You Can Have A Spooky Time.

Once you’re done screaming your head off, let Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake, DFW’s premier lake community, put that smile back on your face, with limited closeout deals from just $49,900 on the final 12 homesites in The Summit. These special deals on stunning lots in this elevated view neighborhood are sure to make you forget all about being chased by axe-wielding monsters.

The community’s central location puts nearly all of Forth Worth and Dallas within easy reach, so you can easily hit the whole spooky list of DFW’s best halloween haunted houses from Lake Ridge.

A few of our favorites:

  • Just 5 miles from Lake Ridge, TAYMAN GRAVEYARD HAUNTED THEME PARK in Midlothian gives a good scare, with: Tayman Mining Co., Uncle Reggie’s Haunted Hay Ride, Tayman Funeral Home, Fappy the Clown’s Theatre of Wonders and Gravedigger’s Hollow.
  • A mere 13 miles from Lake Ridge, THE TERRORPLEX in Mansfield presents Circus of the Dead, Midnight Manor and a freaky outdoor maze called limbo.
  • The ultimate fright night is found just 15 miles from Lake Ridge at SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS’ FRIGHT FEST. Haunted houses, special spooky shows and rides that have been renamed for Halloween are sure to give you a real good scare.

For more information about lake property at Lake Ridge or closeout deals from just $49,900 on the final 12 homesites in The Summit, visit Lake Ridge.

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