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 children's playground provides plenty of space for the little ones to burn off some energy. 

For even more ideas, see our Dallas Family Vacation itinerary for the top 15 things to do for families with kids. And for indoor attractions, see our guide to Fourteen Epic Indoor Things for kids in Dallas. And how about the older teens? They'll need something on a bigger scale  - here's our insider Dallas guide to 10 Things For Older Kids to do in town.

Showtime Saturday
Sat - Oct 08

Showtime Saturday

Hey Kids, it's showtime! Join Galleria Dallas at the Play Place, on Level 3, every Saturday for Showtime Saturday, the popular and fantastical kids show.  

Every Sat ongoing

Galleria Dallas

Movies in the Park presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family: Hocus Pocus
Sat - Oct 29

Movies in the Park presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family: Hocus Pocus

From blockbusters to animated favorites, from musicals to comedies, you won't want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks in our 2022 lineup presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and...

Klyde Warren Park

Holiday at the Arboretum
Wed - Nov 09

Holiday at the Arboretum

Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed for the magic of the season including the return of our beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and our Dazzling Musical...

Daily between Nov 9 and Dec 31

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Zoo Lights
Sat - Nov 19

Dallas Zoo Lights

The Dallas Zoo's holiday lights at night tradition returns as a drive-through experience on select nights from Nov. 19-Jan. 2, 2022. Take in more than 1 million twinkling lights, 3-D lighted...

Dallas Zoo

The Nutcracker
Fri - Nov 25

The Nutcracker

MAURICE COHN conducts TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Nutcracker Just in time for the holidays, Maurice Cohn leads the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in selections from Tchaikovsky's iconic Nutcracker...

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Dallas Holiday Parade
Sat - Dec 03

Dallas Holiday Parade

The Dallas Holiday Parade is the City's largest one-day, outdoor event. More than 350 television stations in 159 markets have syndicated the parade. It has become a holiday tradition for thousands...

Commerce and Houston Streets

The Nutcracker
Fri - Dec 09

The Nutcracker

Avant Chamber Ballet's sparkling production of Paul Mejia's The Nutcracker with live orchestra returns to Moody Performance Hall this holiday season. Featuring Tchaikovsky's timeless score...

Moody Performance Hall

Movies in the Park presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family: The Santa Clause
Sat - Dec 10

Movies in the Park presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family: The Santa Clause

From blockbusters to animated favorites, from musicals to comedies, you won't want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks in our 2022 lineup presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and...

Klyde Warren Park

Ballet Class with Pegasus Contemporary Ballet
Thu - Oct 06

Ballet Class with Pegasus Contemporary Ballet

Join Pegasus Contemporary Ballet for a free ballet class in the park! Taught by company dancers, participants will be guided through an introduction to ballet. This class is great for all ages and...

Every Thu through Oct 27

Main Street Garden

Family Weekends (Free!)
Sat - Oct 08

Family Weekends (Free!)

Kick off your weekends at Sammons Park with these free outdoor events perfect for the entire family. Enjoy complimentary activities for children like face painting, balloon artists, temporary arm...

Sammons Park

JUNIE B.'s ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL
Sat - Oct 08

JUNIE B.'s ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL

Book & Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, Music by Zina Goldrich Directed by Nancy Schaeffer September 24 - October 30 - Recommended for ages 5 and up Listen up, I tell you! Junie B. Jones is back, and...

Every Weekend Day through Oct 30

Dallas Children's Theater

Halloween comes early
Sun - Oct 09

Halloween comes early

Mason Jar Lanterns Get Ready for Halloween SPARK! is open Sunday, Oct. 9 1:00 – 4:30 Create one of a kind Halloween lanterns. Spaces are limited for the lanterns Admission is $10 per person,...

SPARK!

DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY PRESENTS: METROPOLIS (MOVIE IN CONCERT)
Tue - Oct 11

DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY PRESENTS: METROPOLIS (MOVIE IN CONCERT)

The DCS opens its season with a movie-in-concert, featuring Fritz Lang's classic science fiction drama, Metropolis. Experience one of cinema's most captivating and influential masterpieces as the...

Moody Performance Hall

CAMP X Disney; Mickey & Friends: An Extra Big Adventure
Fri - Oct 14

CAMP X Disney; Mickey & Friends: An Extra Big Adventure

Come join us for a one-of-a-kind experience at Dallas' CAMP location with Mickey & Friends: Created by CAMP, the experts in all things family fun, kids will be able to climb, slide, bounce,...

Daily between Oct 14 and Dec 3

CAMP

Arts District Chorale: Mystical Music - Sounds for the Soul
Fri - Oct 21

Arts District Chorale: Mystical Music - Sounds for the Soul

Join us for mystical music that reaches into our hearts, calls out our emotions, and touches our very souls.

University Park United Methodist Church

6th Annual North Texas EggFest - a Big Green Egg Culinary Event
Sat - Oct 22

6th Annual North Texas EggFest - a Big Green Egg Culinary Event

Join us for the 6th Annual North Texas EggFest at Sunnyland Outdoor Living at Coit and Spring Valley in Dallas on Saturday, October 22th, 2022 from 11 AM to 3 PM. This annual event will have...

Sunnyland Outdoor Living

Silly Magic - Tricks and Giggles
Sat - Oct 22

Silly Magic - Tricks and Giggles

Silly Magic is a 90 minute show featuring magic and all things silly from clowning to silent vaudeville. Confetti Eddie and company explore the comical side of magic. Silly Magic is an all ages...

Every 3 Weeks on Sat ongoing

Confetti Eddie's Magic Parlor

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