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Things to Do in Dallas

Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more in Dallas.
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Thursday, December 1

A Garland Christmas at Firewheel

When: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: 245 Cedar Sage Dr., Garland

What: As a free-to-attend event, the Garland Christmas at Firewheel will have live music, a cookie corner, reindeer, food trucks, and photo opportunities with Santa. Arrive prior to 6:30 to get a good seat for the lightning of the Christmas tree. For more information, click here.

Ebenezer Scrooge

When: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Pocket Sandwich Theater

What: At the Pocket Sandwich Theater, enjoy the holiday tradition of Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s a story of love and redemption. The show is based on the holiday favorite Scrooge, who has to be reminded of the reason for the season. For ticket information to the play, click here.

Friday, December 2

Lights on the Farm

When: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St., Plano

What: This historic farmstead turns into a winter wonderland, which will feature over 1 million lights and a number of animals on display. A quarter-mile trail takes you through the farmstead. Ticketing information is available here.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: 300 W. Main St, Grand Prairie

What: See Mayor Ron Jensen light the Christmas tree while also enjoying ice skating, arts and crafts, and much more. For more information, click here.

Saturday, December 3

Pancakes with Santa

When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: 5805 Granscape Blvd, The Colony

What: If you are itching to meet Santa, take a trip to The Colony where the family will get a chance for photos, along with pancakes and hot chocolate. For ticketing information, visit here.

Dallas Holiday Parade

When: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Downtown Dallas

What: March down Commerce Street and through downtown during Dallas’ 34th annual Holiday Parade. For ticket information to sit on the bleachers, click here.

Tamales Day

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: 920 S. Harwood, Dallas

What: Stick around downtown on Saturday and head to the Farmers Market for Tamales Day, supplied by local vendors. Additionally, Santa will be stopping by from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for photos and gift wishes for the kids. For more information, click here.

Sunday, December 4

Christmas on The River Walk

When: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: 4400 River Walk Drive, Flower Mound

What: Dive into the Christmas spirit by sipping on hot chocolate, decorating ornaments, and exploring the snow area. You’ll also get to meet Santa Claus. For more information, click here.

Christmas Watercolors Workshops

When: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: 1024 E. 15th St. Plano

What: Kick off the holiday season with a guided painting session. Using watercolors and basic design tools, you’ll be able to walk away with a holiday creation that puts you in a cheerful spirit. For more information, click here.

Holiday Hearts

When: 3 p.m.

Where: 2520 Flora St.

What: The Women’s Chorus of Dallas performs Holiday Hearts, featuring Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble. For tickets, click here

Recurring Things To Do

Starting now, Addison’s Ida Claire is here to shake up the week with local talent featuring tarot cards, palm readers, handwriting readers and rock readers on every Tuesday between 6–9 p.m. For Vinyl Hour, the Southern-influenced restaurant and bar invites the community to come enjoy classic records, delicious bar bites, and happy hour-priced beverages Monday through Fridays from 3–6 p.m. and 9–11 p.m. Guests can pick a Vinyl from the collection or bring one of their own for all to enjoy!

Join the entire city of Dallas for Big D Reads 2022: The Accommodation throughout the month of September. Pick up your own free copy of Jim Schutze’s book, and pick from one (or more) of 40 events (and counting) that are connected to the book. For a full list of activities and to find out everywhere you can get a free copy of the book, go to bigdreads.org.

Spirit and Form,” Octavio Medellín’s exhibition opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit is a homage to the influential artist and art educator who impacted generations of Latinx artists in Dallas and Texas overall. The exhibit, which is free to the public, runs until January 15, 2023.

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