The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the most iconic annual events in Fort Worth. Held every January and February at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, this massive event spans over three weeks and includes livestock shows, auctions, carnival rides, live music, and professional rodeo events.

The livestock shows are a huge draw, with exhibitors bringing prized animals like cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and goats to compete. You’ll see fascinating specialty breeds of animals you can’t find anywhere else. Meanwhile, the carnival midway features rides, games, and classic fair food. At night, the rodeo gets underway with events like bull riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing that will get your adrenaline pumping. And throughout the Stock Show’s run, an all-star lineup of country music acts takes the stage for nightly concerts.

With so much going on, you’ll want to check the schedule and buy tickets in advance. To get to the Will Rogers Memorial Center, have your charter bus driver take I-30 to University and Montgomery. They can park at the Trinity Park Station, just a short walk from the fairgrounds.

Will Rogers Memorial Center
3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 877-2420

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

If you’re a classical music lover, one of the most exciting events in Fort Worth is the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Held every four years, this prestigious competition brings together the world’s best young pianists to compete for the gold medal. The competition consists of three rounds, with pianists performing solo recitals as well as a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout the competition, you’ll get to hear incredible performances of pieces by composers like Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more. Plus, Fort Worth really rolls out the red carpet during the competition, with gala dinners, lectures, and masterclasses that let you get to know the pianists. Attending the Cliburn Competition is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for music fans.

The competition takes place at Bass Performance Hall downtown. Your charter bus can park at the Commerce Street Garage just two blocks away. From there, it’s a short walk to the hall to enjoy the music.

Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 212-4280

The Kimbell Art Museum

While the Kimbell Art Museum is a must-see year-round, it really sparkles during the holidays. Each November through January, the museum puts up an elaborate display of twinkling lights, garlands, and poinsettias in its interior courtyard. The effect is both festive and breathtaking. At night, the lights reflect off the glass ceiling and walls, bathing the entire space in a magical glow.

Beyond the holiday decor, the Kimbell’s permanent collection includes masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, and Michelangelo. Special exhibitions this season include paintings from the Hudson River School and a display of art and artifacts from ancient Nubia. Don’t miss the museum’s acclaimed restaurant for lunch or a coffee break during your visit.

The Kimbell is located in the city’s Cultural District, home to the Modern Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum as well. Parking for buses is available behind the Kimbell building.

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-8451

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Another spot that dazzles during the holiday season is the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Every year, the garden puts up an enormous display of Christmas lights called Holiday at the Garden. Over 2 million lights decorate towering trees, garden beds, and pathways throughout the space. In addition to the sparkling lights, you’ll find poinsettias, model trains, and visits with Santa.

Bundle up and stroll through the garden at night to see the lights at their best. Stop for a mug of hot chocolate or apple cider to warm up. If you work up an appetite, food trucks are on hand selling goodies like funnel cakes and kettle corn. Holiday at the Garden makes for a magical evening out with friends or family.

The Botanic Garden provides parking for motorcoaches, but spots fill up fast once the lights go on. Have your driver arrive right at 5 pm when the garden opens to secure your parking spot.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 871-7686

The Fort Worth Water Gardens

Looking for a unique urban oasis in downtown Fort Worth? Visit the Fort Worth Water Gardens, an architectural wonder that’s especially striking during the winter. Designed by Philip Johnson and opened in 1974, the Water Gardens consist of three main concrete structures full of water, plants, and pedestrian walkways.

The centerpiece is the Active Pool, a 38-foot pyramidal fountain where water cascades down terraced steps. In cold weather, the moving water creates ethereal fog effects, and the concrete turns icy, transforming the space into a moody winter wonderland. The garden’s Sun and Shade pools create more serene environments for strolling and contemplation.

The Water Gardens are located adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center downtown. Your charter bus can park in the convention center’s garage or on surrounding streets. Then take a short walk to immerse yourself in this unique oasis.

Fort Worth Water Gardens
1502 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-7111

Sundance Square

The heart of downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square is a lively pedestrian plaza packed with restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. The Square really sparkles during the winter holidays when the trees are draped with twinkling lights and venues like the Bass Performance Hall offer seasonal shows.

Bring your group to Sundance Square for an evening of dining, shopping, and holiday cheer. Browse the festive decorations at stores like M.L. Leddy’s and The Suit Store. Catch a show like the Nutcracker ballet at Bass Performance Hall. Or relax with a drink at one of the Square’s cozy pubs or wine bars. With the glittering tree lights all around, Sundance Square makes for a memorable holiday night out.

Sundance Square Plaza
420 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

The Fort Worth Zoo

If you’re looking to get some fresh air with your group, head to the Fort Worth Zoo. As one of the top zoos in the nation, it’s home to over 540 species and 7,000 animals. During the winter, you can observe many animals’ unique cold weather behaviors, like watching the playful penguins or the snow leopards basking in their chilly habitat.

This holiday season, the zoo is also debuting an exciting new exhibit called Expedition Peru, with animals like macaws, anacondas, and giant river otters. Don’t miss the zoo’s holiday lights display called Holiday in the Wild, with over a million dazzling lights. Parking for buses is available on-site.

Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110
(817) 759-7555

The National Cowgirl Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of legendary cowgirls at the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. Through engaging exhibits and artifacts, you’ll learn about pioneers like Annie Oakley, sharpshooter and star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. See colorful rodeo costumes and rhinestone-studded boots. And find out about modern honorees in the Cowgirl Hall of Fame like country singer Reba McEntire.

In addition to the permanent collection, the Cowgirl Museum hosts rotating exhibits on themes like the evolution of Western fashion and the role of Native American women in rodeo. Don’t miss the museum’s charming gift shop, full of apparel, jewelry, and more. Parking for motorcoaches is available behind the museum building.

National Cowgirl Museum
1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 336-4475

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

With exciting hands-on exhibits, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages visitors of all ages. Explore topics like electricity and magnetism in the Power Play area. See dinosaur fossils and experience an earthquake simulator. And don’t miss the Omni Theater’s giant dome screen showing educational films.

Around the holidays, the museum hosts Snow Day, transforming one area into a winter wonderland. Kids can play with snow, go sledding, and build snowmen indoors. The museum also offers seasonal science workshops like creating ornaments and decorations using chemistry. Parking for buses and motorcoaches is available in the museum’s lot.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 255-9300

The Modern Art Museum

Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum houses an impressive collection of post-World War II paintings, sculptures, and more. See iconic works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Check out the latest contemporary exhibits in the museum’s light-filled galleries. And relax in the tranquil reflecting pond and sculpture garden outside.

In addition to the permanent collection, this holiday season the Modern is showcasing the exhibit Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Don’t miss experiencing Kusama’s stunning mirrored rooms firsthand. Parking for motorcoaches is available behind the museum building in the Cultural District.

Modern Art Museum
3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-9215

The Log Cabin Village

Step back in time with a visit to Log Cabin Village, an outdoor museum that recreates a 19th-century pioneer settlement. Tour a collection of historic log cabins, schoolhouses, churches and more. Costumed interpreters demonstrate pioneer skills like blacksmithing, quilting, and cooking in open hearth fireplaces. Special events include candlelit evenings and holiday meals.

Throughout December, Log Cabin Village also hosts the Christmas Home Tour. Visitors can walk through five log homes decorated for old-fashioned holiday celebrations. With antique toys and dressed-up trees, it’s a nostalgic look at Christmas past. Parking for buses is available near the village entrance.

Log Cabin Village
2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 392-5881

The Fort Worth Stockyards

The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District offers a fun glimpse into the city’s cowboy past. Get your group into the Western spirit with some two-stepping at Billy Bob’s, the world’s largest honky-tonk. Browse shops filled with boots and hats. And enjoy Southern comfort food at classic restaurants like Riscky’s Barbeque or the Love Shack.

Be sure to catch the Fort Worth Herd cattle drive, when real Texas longhorns are driven down Exchange Avenue by cowhands twice daily. On weekends, you can also enjoy live country music and watch professional rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum, the world’s first indoor rodeo arena. Parking for buses is available at Riscky’s Barbeque.

Fort Worth Stockyards
131 E Exchange Ave #200, Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 624-4741

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

This museum houses an incredible collection of American art, including works by masters like Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe. See iconic paintings depicting key moments in America’s expansion west, such as settlers forging rivers and encountering Native American tribes. Also on display are stunning photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Special exhibits this season include paintings of the American West by women artists and a display contrasting Frederic Remington’s idealized West with reality. When you’re done exploring, unwind in the museum’s tranquil outdoor sculpture garden. Parking for motorcoaches is available behind the museum.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-1933

Rent With Charter Bus Company Fort Worth To Hit Every Attraction

With so much to see and do during the holidays, getting around Fort Worth with a group can be a challenge. Avoid the hassle of multiple cars and rideshares and let Charter Bus Company Fort Worth provide easy transportation between holiday attractions. Our charter buses and minibusses offer amenities like cushioned seats, climate control, luggage storage, and even WiFi and power outlets. Your professional driver will expertly navigate Fort Worth’s streets and find convenient parking at each stop. Leaving the driving to us means your group can relax and focus on holiday fun! Give our team a call at (682) 204-6663 to check availability and get a free quote on renting a charter bus for your Fort Worth holiday trip. We’ll help you determine the perfect vehicle for your group’s size and create an itinerary to hit all your must-see destinations.