32 Things to Do in Dallas This November

Ring in the holidays with a month packed full of exciting activities and events to make everlasting memories with family and friends in Dallas.

Posted on Oct 30, 2018

  1. Get your fall family photo taken at Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum before Nov. 21 while wandering gardens filled with thousands of fall flowers and plants. And don't forget to stop by the Adventures in Neverland themed Pumpkin Village to see a magical display of pumpkins and gourds.
  2. Visit the Crow Museum of Asian Art to see Jacob Hashimoto's special exhibit Clouds and Chaos, open through April 2019. The exhibit includes a breathtaking sculpture of hanging paper discs that simulate the feeling of being up and amongst the clouds. Museum admission is free.
  3. Discover the influential stories behind two special museum exhibits, Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty (Sept. 22-Dec. 31) at the African American Museum and Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank (Sept. 13-Aug. 2019) at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
  4. Venture into a nebula of rainbows at Sweet Tooth Hotel's next installment "1955" (Nov. 1-Dec. 31). The pop-up art gallery in Victory Park is the perfect spot for out-of-this-world selfies with friends.
  5. Root for your favorite sports teams all month long at AT&T Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys, courtside for the Dallas Mavericks, or at the hockey rink for the Dallas Stars.
  6. Catch a fiery performance of the French opera Carmen on Nov. 2 or 4 at the Winspear Opera House.
  7. Take-in a riveting production by Dallas Black Dance Theatre at the Wyly Theatre. The next performance will be Director's Choice on Nov. 2-4.
  8. Explore Dallas like never before during the Dallas Bike Ride on Nov. 3. Starting at Dallas City Hall, bike through neighborhoods on closed roads through the city alongside both hardcore cyclists and casual riders. Registration is $70 for adults, $30 for kids ages 8-17 and free for kids seven and younger.
  9. Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at the biggest Diwali celebration in the U.S, Diwali Mela, on Nov. 3. The event will be held at Cotton Bowl Stadium and feature family-friendly entertainment, shopping, food, a Bollywood concert and fireworks. Advance tickets are $10, tickets at the gate $12 and kids under 10 get in for free.
  10. Immerse yourself in Future Worlds at this year's ever-expanding public art event, AURORA. On Nov. 3, Downtown Dallas will transform into an urban playground of new media and contemporary art curated from local and international artists.
  11. Enjoy an evening with the best of Broadway at the 2018 Dallas Summer Musicals Gala on Nov. 3 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. The gala promises a star-studded show with talents like Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and more.
  12. Catch a concert at the American Airlines Center with big-time acts like Twenty One Pilots (Nov. 7) and Travis Scott (Nov. 15).
  13. Go to the Meyerson Symphony Center for a celebration of the life and music of Leonard Bernstein at A Bernstein Tribute on Nov. 9-11.
  14. Participate in the Trinity River Half Marathon on Nov. 10. The half-marathon also features a 5K and 10K at sunset that end at Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, where ice cold beer and after race photos will be offered. Registration is required.
  15. Encounter the charming Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival this fall on Nov. 10-11. This two-day event features 125 artists showcasing art from all mediums and includes live music, festival food and drink and a children's play area.
  16. Laugh the night away with award-winning actress Carol Burnett on Nov. 11 at the Winspear Opera House, where the audience will have the special opportunity to engage in a Q&A with Carol.
  17. Celebrate the holiday season during 12 Days of Christmas (Nov. 14-Dec. 30) at the Dallas Arboretum. Be delighted by elaborately decorated gazebos, more than 500,000 lights and a 30-foot Christmas tree displayed in the center of the gardens.
  18. See popular comedian Amy Schumer take to the stage on Nov. 15 at the Winspear Opera House during her latest comedy tour with all new standup material.
  19. Take the kids to the Dallas Children's Theater to see Magic Tree House's Holiday Musical: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens (Nov. 16-18), a musical adventure about siblings Jack and Annie whisked back in time to Victoria England and meet Charles Dickens.
  20. Enjoy a night of live music and a screening of the film Hidden Figures on Nov. 16 outside in the Nasher Sculpture Center garden during 'til Midnight at the Nasher.
  21. Drop the kids off at the Perot Museum on Nov. 16 for a Wizarding Science Sleepover, where they'll explore the science behind magic and meet owls and other birds up close in a live flight show. Ticket prices vary for members and non-members.
  22. Start getting your beard growing for the 1st Annual Beard Competition on Nov. 17 at the Dallas Farmers Market, just in time for No-Shave November. Enter to win or vote online before the big day and enjoy live music, beer, and meet with barbers during the friendly competition.
  23. Bring your pup out to the Deep Ellum Bark Park on Nov. 17 to socialize and enjoy a special storytime just for dogs at the Waggin' Tales presented by the Dallas Public Library. This event is free.
  24. Listen to live performances by Betty Wright, Clarence Carter and many more at the Legends of Blues concert on Nov. 17 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
  25. Go on a shopping trip with the family to see the Trains at NorthPark (Nov. 17-Jan. 6). The exhibit marks its 20th year at NorthPark Center, which features replicas of famous cityscapes. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
  26. Experience the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker (Nov. 17-18), a beloved tradition performed by world class Russian artists among hand-painted sets. The show will take place at the SMU McFarlin Auditorium.
  27. Enjoy a holiday classic, A Christmas Carol (Nov-21-Dec. 30), performed by the Dallas Theater Center at the Wyly Theater.
  28. Join fellow runners for a 5K or 8-mile run on Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 22) for the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot at Dallas City Hall.
  29. Get in the spirit of the holidays and attend a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert, with shows like Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty (Nov. 23-25) and A John Williams Christmas (Nov. 30-Dec. 2).
  30. See an enchanting production of The Nutcracker (Nov. 23-Dec. 10) by the Texas Ballet Theater at the Winspear Opera House.
  31. Make all your old high school prom dreams comes true at the If Only for One Night Adult Prom on Nov. 24 at Gilley's. Work your most stunning gown or best suit down a red carpet, then enter the extravagant venue and dance the night away.
  32. Take the whole family to see a hilarious and heartwarming production of ELF The Musical (Nov. 24-Dec. 3) at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

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