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What to do in Dallas this January

Cheers to 2020! Here are our top picks on what to see and do in Dallas to kick off the new year.

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 By Ashley Turner

It's almost 2020, and Dallas is heating up with a plethora of activities to start the new year off right.

Visit this museum:
Museum of Illusions
Newly opened in the Historic West End District, the Museum of Illusions is definitely worth a visit. Enter an intriguing, visual, sensory and educational experience you have to see to believe.

Stay at these hotels:
Virgin Hotel Dallas 
The highly anticipated Virgin Hotel is now open in the Design District, and it's worth all the hype. The boutique hotel features unique rooms, a modern restaurant and bar concept, rooftop pool and so much more! Book your weekend getaway here.

HALL Arts Hotel
The first hotel to open in the Dallas Arts District, the HALL Arts Hotel embodies the culture of the neighborhood with its architectural design, luxury guest rooms with 20 Arts District-inspired suites, and an art collection. 

Explore this neighborhood:
Bishop Arts District
This past fall, the neighborhood added some new additions to the scene. Grab a drink and dine at newbies like Paradiso (Mediterranean), Tejas (casual burger/taco joint), Good Companions (coffee) or The Botanist (cocktail bar); and shop boutique style at Spinster Records and Jeremiah Jo.

Check out this event:
The Color Purple
The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, The Color Purple will give you all the feels in this reimagined story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. See it Jan. 7-12 at the Winspear Opera House. Get your tickets here.

See these concerts:
As per usual, Dallas has a great lineup of hot artists coming to Dallas. Get your tickets now! 
Machine Head – Jan. 20 at House of Blues
Roddy Ricch - Jan. 22 at Canton Hall 
Tool – Jan. 22 at American Airlines Center
Raphael Saadiq – Jan. 27 at House of Blues

Other things happening this month:

SnowDay – through Jan. 5
Enjoy your last days at SnowDay, an immersive and interactive experience featuring, enchanted rooms and festive photo ops.

Pride and Prejudice play presented by Shakespeare Dallas – Jan. 10-19
Based on the novel by Jane Austen, the story will be brought to life with a beautiful performance at the Moody Performance Hall.

Blue Man Group – Jan 15-19
This live show celebrates the human connection through art, music and comedy and is recommended for ages 5 and up, so it's something the entire family will enjoy. 

Broadway Our Way presented by Uptown Players – Jan 16-22
The annual fundraiser and show will feature Broadway music with plenty of twists, laughs and surprises! The show takes place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

MLK March and Parade – Jan. 20       
The 38th Annual parade will bring colorful floats, marching bands and drill teams and more to Dallas. The parade route begins at Holmes Street and MLK Boulevard at 10 p.m. Also, attend the 15th Annual MLK Symposium beginning at 7 p.m. at the Moody Performance Hall.

HearHere Speaker Series: Captain Scott Kelly – Jan. 23
U.S. Astronaut and Retired U.S. Navy Captain, Scott Kelly takes the stage for an intimate discussion at the Winspear Opera House.

Big Climb Dallas – Jan 25
Support cancer research as you challenge yourself to climb 70 flights to the top of Bank of America Plaza. All proceeds from Big Climb go towards The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Header photo: Tejas in Bishop Arts District 

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