Then I discovered the prairie, and a slow healing began.
~ Stephen R. Jones, The Last Prairie

2023 Christmas on the Prairie Candlelight Services

Saturday, December 2nd & Sunday, December 3rd

Doors open at 4:30pm. Services start at 5pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. We will enjoy a simple candlelight service which includes singing traditional Christmas carols.

Dear beloved patrons,

This is our fourteenth year to share Christmas on the Prairie with our friends and neighbors. Due to rising costs we suggest that you make a donation of $20.00 per person as you are able via the donation button below. All donations of any amount are welcome. Additionally we will be passing the offering plate during the services if you would prefer to make a donation this way.

Together, we can make it possible to present a Christmas on the Prairie candlelight service we can all treasure. 

Thanks for caring about Frankford.
Kathy Power, President, Frankford Preservation Foundation

The Historic Frankford Church at 17400 Muirfield Drive, Dallas, TX 75287

Parking attendants will guide you.

Anybody can love the mountains, but it takes a soul to love the prairie.

Willa Cather

The disappearance of a major natural unit of vegetation from the face of the earth is an event worthy of causing pause and consideration by any nation. Yet so gradually has the prairie been conquered by the breaking plow, the tractor, and the overcrowded herds of man…that scant attention has been given to the significance of this endless grassland or the course of its destruction. Civilized man is destroying a masterpiece of nature without recording for posterity that which he has destroyed.

— John Ernest Weaver, North American Prairie (1954)

Our Mission

A historic nature preserve in the midst of the city of Dallas, Frankford Preservation Foundation protects and maintains a five-acre site that features a rare remnant of the Blackland Prairie once indigenous to the Dallas area, Indian Springs, an everlasting spring, and the Historic Frankford Church. The Frankford Preservation Foundation conducts charitable, educational, and cultural events including seasonal tours of its native prairie meadows to foster an awareness of the significance of the Blackland Prairie and early North Texas history.