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.

Artist Talk: Matthew Ronay
Sat - Dec 10

Artist Talk: Matthew Ronay

Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Ronay is best known for his chromatic, handmade wood sculptures that at different turns suggest otherworldly landscapes with futuristic architectures and bodily...

Nasher Sculpture Center

Santa Claus on the GeO-Deck
Sat - Dec 10

Santa Claus on the GeO-Deck

The holidays are always merry and bright on Reunion Tower's GeO-Deck! Join the Ball's jolly pal, Santa himself, for photo ops, crafts and coloring sheets. * One digital souvenir photo is included...

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Grand Holiday Ice Show
Sun - Dec 11

Grand Holiday Ice Show

Join us at Galleria Dallas for their Grand Holiday Ice Show benefitting Broadway Dallas. On Sunday, December 11 from 9am to 10:30am you will be immersed in the spirit of the season as you...

Galleria Dallas

Santa's Workshop
Sun - Dec 11

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop is a magical event creating joy in the hearts of all who attend and in the hearts of the patients and families served at Children's Health Plano. Each guest attending this magical...

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

Sweet Season Workshop with Holiday Elf
Sun - Dec 11

Sweet Season Workshop with Holiday Elf

Gather at Canopy Park to decorate ornaments and snap a shot with Holiday Elf from 12:00-2:00pm

Canopy Park

Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez
Sun - Dec 11

Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez

An evening of Mexican and American holiday favorites and seasonal songs performed by a 13 piece ensemble.

Majestic Theater

Holiday M.A.D.E. Market
Sat - Dec 17

Holiday M.A.D.E. Market

Happy Holidays! This year, the Dallas Farmers Market is bringing all the December Holiday cheer. If you are looking to get shopping done early you can shop early, shop local, and shop small...

Dallas Farmers Market

Holiday M.A.D.E. Market
Sat - Dec 17

Holiday M.A.D.E. Market

Happy Holidays! This year, the Dallas Farmers Market is bringing all the December Holiday cheer. If you are looking to get shopping done early you can shop early, shop local, and shop small...

Dallas Farmers Market

Holiday M.A.D.E. Market
Sat - Dec 17

Holiday M.A.D.E. Market

Happy Holidays! This year, the Dallas Farmers Market is bringing all the December Holiday cheer. If you are looking to get shopping done early you can shop early, shop local, and shop small...

Dallas Farmers Market

The Boho Market Stocking Stroll
Sat - Dec 17

The Boho Market Stocking Stroll

We invite everyone (adults, kids, and pets) to join us this holiday season for our 4th Annual Downtown Stocking Stroll where you can visit your favorite Downtown merchants for fun holiday stuffers...

Main Street Garden Park

A SENSORY FRIENDLY NUTCRACKER with BALLET NOTH TEXAS
Sat - Dec 17

A SENSORY FRIENDLY NUTCRACKER with BALLET NOTH TEXAS

Ballet North Texas is proud to again have the funding opportunity to provide their SFP Nutcracker for individuals with sensory processing challenges, especially children. The Nutcracker is one of...

Moody Performance Hall

Christmas with Orpheus
Sat - Dec 17

Christmas with Orpheus

Orpheus's holiday concerts have been a DFW tradition for over 25 years! Join Orpheus for seasonal favorites and our popular carol sing-along.

Daily between Dec 17 and Dec 18

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Sweet Season Workshop with Holiday Elf
Sun - Dec 18

Sweet Season Workshop with Holiday Elf

Gather at Canopy Park to decorate ornaments and snap a shot with Holiday Elf.

Canopy Park

Christmas Lessons & Carols
Sun - Dec 18

Christmas Lessons & Carols

As we prepare for Christmas and the birth of Christ, join Saint Michael for this beloved and beautiful service, featuring nine Lessons and Carols. Together, they tell the story of the Christ child...

Saint Michael and All Angels Church

Dallas Cowboys Youth Camp
Tue - Dec 20

Dallas Cowboys Youth Camp

Dallas Cowboys Youth Academies presented by Invisalign develop young athletes & dancers through personalized & interactive coaching from former NFL players & current Dallas Cowboys...

Daily between Dec 20 and Dec 21

AT&T Stadium

Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet
Mon - Dec 26

Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather...

Music Hall at Fair Park

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
Mon - Dec 26

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE at the Music Hall for the 30th Anniversary tour....

Music Hall at Fair Park

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