Children & Family

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Events in Children & Family

Need some ideas on how to start your family weekend in Dallas? Start with our list of kids events! From exhibits in the Dallas Arts District to a science-filled afternoon at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science or a safari adventure at the Dallas Zoo, your getaway to Dallas will be filled with new adventures. Don't miss a trip to the Dallas Farmers Market, where a new children's playground just broke ground. And if you need some ideas on how to spend the weekend, check out our family itinerary for suggestions on where to head for lunch and all the fun things you can do with the kids!

VIP Tour - The Star in Frisco
Mon - Dec 11

VIP Tour - The Star in Frisco

The VIP Guided Tours will give Cowboys fans a chance to experience the place where the Dallas Cowboys train and work 355 days of the year. With small group sizes and additional tour stops, the VIP...

Daily ongoing

The Star in Frisco

Ultimate Octonauts Experience Opens At SEA LIFE Grapevine
Mon - Dec 11

Ultimate Octonauts Experience Opens At SEA LIFE Grapevine

Explore the amazing world of the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV series, with the opening of The Ultimate Octonauts Experience. The all-new interactive...

Daily through Dec 22

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

The Trains at NorthPark
Mon - Dec 11

The Trains at NorthPark

Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 30th year with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate...

Daily through Jan 7

NorthPark Center

Journey to Space at the Perot Museum
Mon - Dec 11

Journey to Space at the Perot Museum

Great ready for an out-of-this-world adventure at the Perot Museum. First up, our traveling exhibition, Journey to Space, will take you as close to being in space as you can get from Earth. It's...

Daily through Dec 31

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

DeGolyer House featuring “The Nutcracker Suite”
Mon - Dec 11

DeGolyer House featuring “The Nutcracker Suite”

View a magnificent nutcracker collection of more than 800 nutcrackers on display in various rooms lavishly decorated to resemble scenes from the ballet, "The Nutcracker Suite." The figurines are...

Daily through Jan 7

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Storytime with Santa Claus
Mon - Dec 11

Storytime with Santa Claus

Gather around Santa's picture-book cottage to hear stories about the North Pole. Santa has been telling tales at NorthPark Center for over 25 years, and we invite you to make it a part of your...

Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat through Dec 23

NorthPark Center

Visits and Portraits with Santa Claus
Mon - Dec 11

Visits and Portraits with Santa Claus

Capture memories of a lifetime with one-on-one visits and portraits with Santa Claus. Children feel right at home in Santa Claus' cozy living room with a fireplace, holiday tree and a comfy...

Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat through Dec 23

NorthPark Center

Santa's Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre
Mon - Dec 11

Santa's Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre

How does Santa get all of those presents to little boys and girls around the world? Santa's Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre animates the story of a toymaker and a cast of entertaining characters working...

Daily ongoing

NorthPark Center

Santa at The Star
Mon - Dec 11

Santa at The Star

Book an appointment for your photo with Santa!Visits with Santa inside his Dallas Cowboys cottage are available by appointment only November 18th through December 24th.   To book your...

Daily through Dec 24

Ford Center at The Star

Scrooge Puppet Theatre
Mon - Dec 11

Scrooge Puppet Theatre

NorthPark Center's whimsical Scrooge Puppet Theatre has been a holiday tradition for four decades. Charles Dickens' famous character creates a funny scene through the magic of puppetry...

Daily ongoing

NorthPark Center

Holiday Karaoke at the Arboretum
Mon - Dec 11

Holiday Karaoke at the Arboretum

Every dream of singing holiday songs to an audience? Now is the chance to make that dream come true. Sing along to all the holiday favorites with friends, old and new! Only on Sundays, beginning...

Daily through Dec 24

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Holiday Wonder at Fair Park
Mon - Dec 11

Holiday Wonder at Fair Park

Holiday Wonder debuts this winter as a new, unforgettable, family-friendly event in Dallas' Fair Park. Holiday Wonder Dallas is an outdoor, walk-through winter wonderland created with...

Daily through Jan 7

Fair Park

Visit with Santa Claus
Mon - Dec 11

Visit with Santa Claus

Santa is back in the garden this year in Crape Myrtle Allee, the perfect holiday setting resplendent with twinkling lights. See Santa on Wednesday nights, Nov. 15 - Dec. 20 from 6-9 p.m. and...

Daily through Dec 24

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Toddler Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Tue - Dec 12

Toddler Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Pint-size, brick-loving kiddos can enjoy big fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth with the return of Toddler Tuesdays featuring discounted admission every Tuesday starting...

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Dallas Zoo Lights
Fri - Dec 15

Dallas Zoo Lights

The holidays are getting bigger and brighter as the Dallas Zoo debuts its inaugural holiday celebration, Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant. After the animals go in for the evening, the Zoo...

Every Fri, Sat, Sun through Dec 23
Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu between Dec 18 and Dec 21
Daily between Dec 26 and Jan 2

Dallas Zoo

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Fri - Dec 15

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Charles M. Schulz Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and...

Every Fri, Sat, Sun through Dec 23

Dallas Children's Theater

Frosty and Friends
Fri - Dec 15

Frosty and Friends

Dallas Children's Theater presents Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts in "Frosty and Friends" Kathy Burks' celebrated troupe melts hearts with the endearing tale of Frosty, a lonely frozen...

Every Fri, Sat, Sun through Dec 23

Dallas Children's Theater

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