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Things to do in Dallas around Thanksgiving

Where to eat, explore or catch a game with your family this Thanksgiving week.

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Victory Park Murals, Dallas
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Sam Weiger
Posted on Nov 16, 2021

If you have family coming to Dallas the week of Thanksgiving and you want to impress them with the city's best, we've got you covered. Parade your home turf with compelling sporting events, mesmerizing views and appetizing Thanksgiving meals! 

 

Explore with Dallas Super Tours - West End

If your family is looking to explore the highlights of the city, take them on an exciting 14-stop trolley tour of Dallas. Showcase iconic places like Klyde Warren Park and Deep Ellum during a leisurely 80-minute drive or create a jam-packed journey for your family by choosing the Hop-On Hop-Off tour. This ticket lets you leave and re-join the bus tour at any time for two days! 

   

Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars

Cheer on the Mavs and Stars at the American Airlines Center - Victory Park

The Cowboys aren't the only professional Dallas-based sports team in action during Thanksgiving week. The Dallas Mavericks basketball club hosts two scintillating matchups with the LA Clippers and Washington Wizards. The Dallas Stars hockey team also plays against three juggernauts, and all five of these big-ticket games occur in one place!      

 

AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium

Tour the AT&T Stadium- Arlington

Fun Fact: With seating for 80,000 fans, this is the largest covered stadium in the world! Thanksgiving week offers a vibrant atmosphere and Black Friday discounts, so be sure to experience this extraordinary facility by taking a guided stadium tour, which will run daily the week of Thanksgiving with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. Don't forget to check out the stadium's Pro Shop while you're there.

 

Dallas Turkey Trot at Dallas City Hall - Downtown

For 54 years, the YMCA has organized the Dallas Turkey Trot and manages to attract thousands of competitors to this footrace each year! The confirmed 5K run/walk route steers your family through Deep Ellum and downtown's animated Main Street. Free perks include a nifty shirt for all entrants at check-in and turkey mascots to grab a picture with. 

 

Credit: Enchant
Credit: Enchant

Enchant at Fair Park - South Dallas

Immediately following Thanksgiving Day, holiday lights will illuminate the City of Dallas. The renowned village of lights, known as Enchant, comes to life on Black Friday and spellbinds its visitors with luminescent fixtures and a captivating maze. Those looking to burn off turkey day calories should try out the only outdoor ice-skating rink in Dallas! 

 

Dining Options for Thanksgiving Dinner:

Fearing's Restaurant - Uptown

Imagine taking your family through the sumptuous The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas  to a restaurant filled with modern fixtures and soothing artwork. Chef Fearing, who has starred in his own Food Network show, cooks some Thanksgiving classics at his upscale establishment, including roasted butternut squash soup, tangerine-glazed, all-natural turkey and maple bourbon pecan pie.

 

Y.O Ranch Steakhouse
Y.O Ranch Steakhouse 

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse - West End

Doesn't a three-course meal with sweet corn, smoked turkey and sweet potato pie sound scrumptious? At this Dallas institution, these dishes are accompanied by more than  a dozen other Thanksgiving menu options, including plant-based chopped steak, a venison tamale and pumpkin cheesecake. Kids 12 and under receive a substantial discount of 70% off the standard price!

 

*AT&T Stadium is a partner of VisitDallas