Outdoor events remain open despite freezing temps

Many outdoor events have been open this week catering to families with kids who are home for winter break.

The frigid temperatures have had an impact on the events, both good and bad.

The Dallas Zoo just wrapped up the debut season of its Dallas Zoo Lights exhibit. The bitter cold certainly thinned crowds there and elsewhere.

Musicians from Bishop Dunne Catholic School performed on the last night of what the Dallas Zoo hopes will be an annual holiday offering.

"It has been pretty chilly the last few days at Dallas Zoo Lights. Crowds have been pretty sparse,” said Lydia Jennings with the zoo. “But we only had to close one day this season. Before that, we had incredible crowds."

Other hearty souls bundled up to walk the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum and its Twelve Days of Christmas exhibition.

In Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas waved a white flag and closed its gates due to inclement weather.

But Panther Island Ice in Fort Worth was doing a brisk business in perfect temperatures for skating on a real ice rink.

"It's been good,” said Andrea Brookbank. “It's been steady, especially with the weather."

There are outdoor events that continue this week like Holiday Wonder at Fair Park.