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Things To Do in Dallas This Week

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Things To Do This Week

Monday, November 29

Enchant-Christmas Esplanade Fair Park
Courtesy of Fair Park

🎄Have yourself a little enchanted Christmas! The Enchant Christmas transforms Fair Park into a European inspired Christmas marketplace. The holiday activation includes ice skating, adult-friendly polar bar, and light maze for the family to explore. Buy tickets here for the outdoor Christmas experience. Enchant leaves Fair Park on January 02, 2022.

🚗Hop in the car for a drive through tour of Prairie Lights. The holiday light park is one of the best Christmas lights experience in Texas. Purchase tickets for a look at its brand new attractions for the 2021 winter season. Prairie Lights closes on December 31.

Tuesday, November 30

🎵It’s not your parents’ Jingle Bell Rock. iHeart Radio Jingle Ball brings Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, The Kid Laroi and more chart topping talents to Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. Get tickets for the celebrity studded musical event. The venue requires proof of vaccination and/or a negative covid test for entry.

🤶Help Mrs. Claus find Santa Claus aboard the North Pole Express. Buy tickets for the spirited train ride, filled with Mrs. Claus’ signature cookies and hot chocolate, and spirited sing alongs. The train rolls out of Grapevine on December 30.

Wednesday, December 01

🎭Purchase tickets to SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts’ interpretation of LysistrataThe play starts at 8:00 p.m.

🎨Register for a printmaking class, taught by Adrienne Lichliter, for the Kimbell Art Museum’s Wednesday Workshop in a Box program. The class starts at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Recurring Things To Do

It’s now November, which means it’s time for our print magazine’s list of the month’s must-do events.

The Supreme Leader opens at the Dallas Theater Center. Written by Don X. Nguyen, the play fictionalizes the adolescence of Kim Jong-Un into a hilarious coming of age story, based on his experiences at an international boarding school in Switzerland. The play runs until November 21.

Calling all Clint Eastwood fans to Downtown Dallas. Make plans to visit “Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy” at the AT&T Showcase. The exhibition features pops from several of Eastwood’s most known films. The exhibit runs until November 29.

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Arboretum. The Holiday at the Arboretum opens for the 2021 season. From The Christmas Village to the new Dazzling Musical Tree, the Arboretum is the perfect place to get into the spirit. The festival ends on December 31.

“Focus On: Henry Ossawa Tanner” opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition runs until January 2, 2022.

Load up the car for Zoo Lights, The Dallas Zoo’ drive-thru Christmas Lights tour. Purchase tickets for the family-friendly Christmas activity. The tour ends on January 2,2022.

Indulge on vodka white chocolate peppermint martinis, spiked whiskey eggnog, and more alcoholic holiday cocktails at St. Henry’s Winter Wonderland, the holiday rooftop bar transforms The Henry’s rooftop into an open air holiday activation. The holiday rooftop bar closes on January 02, 2022. Reserve seats.

Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas! Bring the children for family-friendly fun with Santa Claus at the Merry Marketplace, a Christmas showcase at the Southern Palace, and seasonal-inspired treats throughout the amusement park. Purchase tickets.The holiday installation runs until January 02, 2022.

SNOWDAY Dallas returns to Galleria Dallas for the 2021 holiday season. Get tickets to the Instagrammable holiday experience. The activation runs until January 9, 2022.

Let the Christmas countdown begin! If you are in the mood for Christmas lights, add The Modern Lights at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to your list. The museum covered their trees in festive lights to commemorate the holiday season. The light display runs until February 06, 2022.

Visit the Katy Trail for a view of Sara Cardona‘s assorted seed pod sculptures for the latest Nasher Public offsite exhibition. The seed pots are physical, visual tributes to agricultural and transportation customs of the state’s Indigenous peoples. The exhibition will be on display until March 20, 2022.


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