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Much like the metroplex itself, Dallas events are bigger and better! Take a look at the official Dallas Events Calendar below to discover art exhibitions in the nation's largest arts district, annual festivals such as the State Fair of Texas, concerts, theatre performances, and more great things to do in Dallas. You can search by date, type of event, or both.

Also check out the event calendar to see game schedules for the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas and all the teams that make Dallas a legendary sports city.

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Christmas Lights, Chocolate and Sips Tour - presented by Dallas by Chocolate

View holiday lights in sweet style with this tradition from Dallas by Chocolate! Our private bus will whisk you to taste scrumptious treats from such chocolate venues as CocoAndre Chocolatier, Dude, Sweet Chocolate and Kate Weiser Chocolates (venues vary by tour). Then relax as we glide past some of Dallas' most spectacu... more

Dallas New Tech: Holiday Edition

December 01, 2015
Lofty Spaces
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Category: Diversity

Dallas New Tech is a monthly showcase event featuring 6 local startup companies demoing the hottest new technology being built around the Metroplex. more

ENGAGE: A Christmas Conversation: Entertaining at the White House

Featuring: Former White House Executive Pastry Chef, Bill Yosses; Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush, Anita McBride; Former White House Social Secretaries Amy Zantzinger and Lea Berman Thousands flock to the White House each year to experience aspecial brand of holiday cheer. Join administration insiders as ... more

‘Meditation’ brings the art of recycled mandalas to Texas Discovery Gardens

September 12, 2015 to January 06, 2016
Texas Discovery Gardens

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Ancient symbols with a modern, sustainable twist define Texas Discovery Gardens’ latest Exhibit. ‘Meditation’ features bright cutouts of recycled materials rendered into mandalas on crisp wooden boards by local artist and professor Brenda McKinney. “Using the symmetrical design of the mandala... more

Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions

November 03, 2015 to March 20, 2016
Crow Collection of Asian Art
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Within the exhibition, you will find art in the form of embroidered handkerchiefs and plant-like hand-mirrors alongside exquisitely crafted paintings with obsessive floral and geometric patterns, most familiar in the Islamic arts. Come prepared to be surprised and delighted, as the artist moves visitors across formats, m... more

Downtown Wanderland

November 19, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Downtown Dallas
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Category: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

Downtown Wanderland is season-long programming featuring Unbranded, "Park It Pop-Up", happy hours, photos with Santa, and more! Downtown Dallas, Inc. invites you wander around Downtown and explore all the new retail, restaurants, and bars that have popped up in recent months. EAT. DRINK. BE MERRY. DOWNTOWN. #do... more

Holidays at Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

November 28, 2015 to December 21, 2015
Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
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Categories: Children & Family | Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

Experience breathtaking 360 panoramic views, cameras, touch screens and an indoor/outdoor observation deck at 470 feet in the air. Take a photo with Santa and his elves, enjoy a free balloon artist, catch sky-high appearances by the Dallas Zoo and more! more

Miracle On 34th Street

November 20, 2015 to December 20, 2015
Dallas Children's Theater
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Categories: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Theater & Dance

The beloved sell-out holiday spectacular is back! See why audiences were smitten with DCT's jolly Kris Kringle as he rescues a single mother and her young daughter who have given up on Christmas. more

Not A Creature Was Stirring

November 27, 2015 to December 23, 2015
Dallas Children's Theater
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Categories: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Theater & Dance

With a delightful showcase of various puppetry styles, this holiday story will give you and your little ones a memorable snuggle. more

Treasures From The House Of Alba: 500 Years Of Art & Collecting

November 03, 2015 to January 03, 2016
Meadows Museum

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Presenting more than 130 paintings, historical objects and decorative arts drawn from three of the family's most spectacular palaces in Spain, including the papers of Christopher Columbus and works by Titian, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Renoir, and many more. more

Multi-Day Events

A Christmas Carol

November 25, 2015 to December 26, 2015
Wyly Theatre

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Theater & Dance

The holiday classic A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre this November. A Christmas Carol is a critically acclaimed, delightfully reimagined take on Dickens' enduring classic. more

A Season Of Stories: Christmas At The White House 2003

Just like the holidays, great stories have a way of bringing families together. This special exhibit offers visitors a glimpse into the magical White House holiday celebrations of 2003. more

Adventure Awaits: Explore Dallas With Kwest

August 01, 2015 to July 31, 2016

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Category: Children & Family

Do you hear that? That's Dallas calling you. Yes, you. Calling you to come explore all it has to offer. So ditch the status quo and find your Kwest: a scavenger hunt reimagined for the digital age. Using your smartphone as a guide, Kwest allows people to embark on a unique journey through different areas of Dalla... more

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Dallas

January 01, 2015 to July 26, 2016
Union Station
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Category: Children & Family

Turn Dallas into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. P... more

Christmas at the Anatole

November 27, 2015 to January 03, 2016
Hilton Anatole Hotel
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Category: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

Experience holiday magic at Christmas At The Anatole! Featuring breakfast with Santa, face painting, Christmas-themed scavenger hunts, and more, the Hilton Anatole is your home for the holidays. Visit for dates and additional information. more

Comedy Show in Dallas

July 21, 2015 to July 19, 2016
Henderson Avenue Country Club

Category: Free

Join us for Comedy show night every Tuesday at Henderson Avenue Country Club hosted by Tyson Faifer of American Ninja Warrior. Come early (7pm-8pm) to grab some food, drinks, and mingle with the comedians! Show will start at 8pm! Come before the show starts, from 7pm-8pm, to eat, drink, and mingle with the comedians! T... more

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence

October 31, 2015 to February 21, 2016
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

From the flickering fireflies you once captured in jar in our own backyard, to the iridescent deep-sea creatures in our oceans’ darkest depths, the magical world of bioluminescence comes to life in Creatures of Light. Come immerse yourself in the natural phenomenon of living light. more

Dallas Goes Pop!

November 05, 2015 to January 14, 2016
Dallas Museum of Art
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

See the groundbreaking exhibition International Pop, which chronicles the global emergence of the vibrant pop art movement in the 1960s and early 1970s. For tickets, visit more

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

January 01, 2015 to March 01, 2016
Deep Ellum
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Category: Free

The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market features local artists, live music, and food trucks in Dallas most unique neighborhood. The 2800 block of Main St is shut down to make a walkable, urban area. DEOM meets every 3rd Saturday of the Month between 11am and 5pm. more

Dinosaurs Live!

August 19, 2015 to February 21, 2016
The Heard Museum
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Category: Children & Family

Included in general admission Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Exhibit. Field trip and birthday party options ava... more


September 10, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will open its new special exhibit, “Holocaust by Bullets, Yahad-In Unum - 10 Years of Investigations,” with a reception and lecture on September 10, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through December 31, 2015 Based on 10 years of resea... more

Gray Living’s Antique Sleigh Provides Unique Holiday Photos

November 21, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Gray Living

Category: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

Downtown McKinney Storefront Hosts 1920s Vintage Sleigh Gray Living, the 4,000-square-foot home décor and lifestyle shop in the heart of McKinney’s town square, has a window display that visitors cannot only adore from the outside, but climb in to for an elegant holiday photo complete with historic smiles. ... more

Holiday At The Arboretum

November 08, 2015 to January 03, 2016
Dallas Arboretum
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Categories: Children & Family | Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Parks/Gardens/Zoo

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit from November 8 to January 3 and The Artistry of the Nativity at the DeGolyer House, November 27 to January 3. more

Illumination Celebration at Galleria Dallas

November 27, 2015 to December 24, 2015
Galleria Dallas
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Category: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree at Galleria Dallas illuminates in grand fashion for a special tree lighting choreographed to magical sounds of the season. Immerse yourself in the magic of the holidays every day from Friday, November 27 until Thursday, December 24 with Illumination Celebrations at noon, 2... more

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

November 20, 2015 to March 20, 2016
Dallas Museum of Art
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition offers a new perspective on the work of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. See it only at the DMA. For tickets, visit more

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