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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

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Presents The Winter’s Tale LIVE FROM LONDON’S GARRICK THEATRE

November 30, 2015
Cinemark 17 AND IMAX

Category: Theater & Dance

Fathom Events in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment presents William Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, captured live from the world famous Garrick Theatre in London to select theaters nationwide. Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is r... 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

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

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

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


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

Matthew Alexander Exhibit at Alan Barnes Fine Art

November 20, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Alan Barnes Fine Art (above Le Madeline)

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

World renowned British impressionist Matthew Alexander will be exhibiting at Alan Barnes Fine Art from November 20- December 18. Alexander is one of the leading Impressionist painters in British 20th Century Art. Born to be a painter, his father was a painter - his brother is a painter and the conversation in the family... more

Operation Kindness Hosts Holiday Adoption Days at Galleria Dallas

November 28, 2015 to December 24, 2015
Galleria Dallas
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Category: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

What: Starting Black Friday, Operation Kindness will have animals available for adoption at Galleria Dallas. Who: Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas When: Black Friday, November 27, 2015 through Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24,2015 Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. &nd... more

Oswald Rooming House Tours

January 01, 2015 to April 25, 2017

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Categories: General | JFK

Come relive history through the eyes of an 11 year old girl Patrica Hall. Take a step back in time at 1026 N Beckley Avenue see the room Lee Harvey Oswald lived in. Your guide will be the home owner as she narrates what happened that fatal day. More details are at the website. more

Portraits: History Lived

November 09, 2015 to January 17, 2016
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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Categories: Galleries & Exhibits | JFK

Portraits: History Lived is a collaboration between The Dallas Morning News, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and several eyewitnesses to history. This series comprises current photographs of people who were in Dallas in 1963, who witnessed some part of the Kennedys' visit to Dallas, the assassination of the presid... more

Remington College Dallas Campus offers free salon service for donation to “Cuts for Cause” food driv

November 02, 2015 to November 30, 2015
The Salon at Remington

Category: Free

Remington College Dallas Campus is holding its annual “Cuts for Cause” event to collect food for families in need. Throughout November, anyone who brings in a can of food or other non-perishable food donation gets a free haircut, manicure or pedicure. All the food collected will go to a local food bank. T... more

Taste of The Bishop Arts District food and historical walking tour, presented by Dallas Bites!

January 02, 2015 to March 30, 2016
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
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Category: Culinary & Food Tours

THE WEATHER WILL BE PERFECT when we tour the eclectic and amazing Bishop Arts District on foot. We stop at many great restaurants/eateries including Eno's Pizza, Lockhart Smokehouse, Dude, Sweet Chocolate and Veracruz Mesoamerican Cafe for very generous samples (this is a LOT of food!). You'll also learn the colorful h... more

The 12 Days of Christmas

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

Dallas newest holiday tradition just got brighter. Enjoy the most enchanting holiday experience in America featuring 500,000 lights, 25' Victorian style gazebos filled with charming costumed characters, animals and music made famous by the classic carol. more

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

March 09, 2015 to March 09, 2016
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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Category: JFK

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. more

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