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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!

Operation Kindness Hosts 29th Annual Canines, Cats & Cabernet Gala & Auction Nov. 6
Sat - Nov 06

Operation Kindness Hosts 29th Annual Canines, Cats & Cabernet Gala & Auction Nov. 6

Operation Kindness hosts the 29th Annual Canines, Cats & Cabernet virtually and in-person on Nov. 6. As the shelter's largest fundraising event of the year to support homeless animals in need,...

Hyatt Regency

The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey
Thu - Nov 18

The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey

With Christmas Spirit running low, Santa's sleigh's compass goes haywire, and Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and the Scout Elves need human help! Where's the Lone Star State's best place for finding...

Daily between Nov 18 and Jan 2

Globe Life Park in Arlington

Join Operation Kindness' Countdown to Holiday Pet Adoptions
Fri - Nov 26

Join Operation Kindness' Countdown to Holiday Pet Adoptions

WHO: Operation Kindness –?the leading lifesaving animal shelter in North Texas WHAT: Spreading cheer during the holidays with adorable furry friends, Operation Kindness visits Galleria...

Every Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun between Nov 26 and Dec 24

Galleria Dallas

Dallas Red Zone Games
Sat - Nov 27

Dallas Red Zone Games

Red Zone Games allows youth football teams and cheer squads the chance to play and cheer in NFL Stadiums. Football teams play on an NFL field against teams from other parts of the region and Cheer...

AT&T Stadium

UNICEF at 75 in Dallas - A Celebration of 75 Years of UNICEF
Tue - Nov 30

UNICEF at 75 in Dallas - A Celebration of 75 Years of UNICEF

What: On Giving Tuesday, UNICEF USA will host UNICEF at 75 events in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. Presented by Johnson...

Park House

PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS
Sun - Dec 05

PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS

It’s holiday time in the Brown household and Paddington – the famous, accident-prone bear – is here to save the day! When he and the Brown’s housekeeper, Mrs. Bird, run out...

Every Weekend Day between Dec 5 and Dec 24

Dallas Children's Theater

Dipped Acrylic Pouring Ornaments at Reunion Tower
Sun - Dec 05

Dipped Acrylic Pouring Ornaments at Reunion Tower

Experience the beauty and relaxation of acrylic paint pouring with ColorHype at Reunion Tower! Get in the holiday spirit and decorate your own unique ornaments with the best 360-degree view in...

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Wreaths at Reunion Tower
Thu - Dec 09

Wreaths at Reunion Tower

The Ball invites Dallas to join The Floral Bar for the ultimate holiday craft night! Grab your friends or family to decorate your own stunning grapevine wreath with holiday greens, berries,...

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

The Elf on the Shelf
Sat - Dec 11

The Elf on the Shelf

This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage! The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical is the thrilling spectacle of...

Winspear Opera House

Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash
Sat - Dec 18

Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash

Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us in the 3rd Annual 'Jingle All The 5K, 10K'. Our 2019 event sold out, and...

35TH MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS
Thu - Dec 30

35TH MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS

Do you remember the first time you heard the Christmas sounds of Mannheim Steamroller? You can again celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual...

Winspear Opera House

Sweet Story Time with Harold and the Purple Crayon
Sat - Jan 01

Sweet Story Time with Harold and the Purple Crayon

This month, Sweet as Sugar will be doing a reading of Harold and the Purple Crayon. A select number of the first few attendees will receive a board book version of Harold and the Purple crayon, as...

The First Sat of every 4 Months ongoing

Sweet as Sugar Children's Boutique

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!
Sat - Jan 15

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

Following the wildly successful "Watch Out for Snakes! Tour" in 2017, the "30th Anniversary Tour" in 2018, and "The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour" in 2019, Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE is...

Winspear Opera House

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS
Sun - Jan 23

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

Written by Ernie Nolan Based on the book by Adam Rubin Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri Published by Penguin Group Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences Directed by Nancy...

Every Weekend Day between Jan 23 and Feb 21
Every Weekend Day between Jan 23 and Feb 21

Dallas Children's Theater

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