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16 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

With so many things to do in Dallas, how do you choose what to do? Make the most of this weekend with our editor’s picks. From professional sports to neighborhood festivals and all the events that locals love, there’s always something BIG happening in Dallas. Find everything from the best concerts and nightlife, to museum exhibits and things to do with the kids.

Experience the Margarita Mile

You've heard of pub crawls and wine tastings – but Dallas takes it to the next level. The Margarita Mile is a collection of the best and brightest margaritas in the city, conveniently collected in a colorful app. Sip, savor and discover the very best of Dallas with an experience that's all about America's most popular adult beverage: the Margarita! From classic recipes to hand-crafted creations, we left no bottle of tequila unturned in our search for the most sought-after Margaritas...... Read More

Holiday at the Arboretum

Holiday at the Arboretum features the 12 Days of Christmas and The Christmas Village. Stroll the garden to see the 25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of The 12 Days of Christmas, presented by Reliant. In the evenings, the garden is open late for a special lighted nighttime experience with over a million lights; the gazebos and Christmas Village come to life. Visit with Santa Claus every night after Thanksgiving and enjoy entertainment, shopping,...... Read More

CHEER!

CHEER! is a pop-up, contemporary art experience that deconstructs the wonder and joy of the holidays through four site-specific installations by Jessica Bell, Outloud Consulting, Chloe Curiel x Iam540, and Jennifer Wester. Snap your own selfies or bring a photographer to capture truly unique holiday portraits! This ticketed exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, November 14th, and is only open to 8 people at one time, in twenty minute timed slots. $20 per person; children 10 and under...... Read More

Visit Santa at Galleria Dallas

Every year, Galleria Dallas is host to one of the state's top opportunities to see Santa, and the center has created a one of a kind experience that captures the magic of the holiday season while still meeting or exceeding all CDC and Texas health requirements. Families will make appointments in advance online to visit Santa at the North Pole Express at Station 12.24 on Level 1 of the shopping center near Sephora. Santa invites all families to visit him in his grandiose sleigh to hear gift...... Read More

Dallas Zoo Lights Drive-Thru presented by …

The Dallas Zoo's beloved holiday tradition returns, with a socially distant twist! Cruise through a newly constructed pathway – and through familiar parts of the Dallas Zoo – while marveling at more than one million lights in elaborate displays, silk-covered animal lanterns depicting all your Zoo favorites, an ice palace fit for a trio of penguins, and so much more along the way!... Read More

Miracle on Lowest Greenville

The Miracle Christmas cocktail pop-up bar is a worldwide celebration of the holidays and it's coming to Dallas again this year! Loved by thousands locally the last two years while at HIDE in Deep Ellum, the event has moved to a bigger and better location. Miracle's larger spot in Lowest Greenville at 2010B Greenville Ave. means even more guests can join in the Christmas fun! This year's event will feature over-the-top Christmas decorations including themed rooms like The Grinch, The...... Read More

Arts & Letters Live Virtual Event: Neal …

As the only journalist Prince granted in-depth press interviews to early on for Rolling Stone, friend and later collaborator Neal Karlen has written a long-anticipated biography of the musician, "This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey, On and Off the Record." Going back to Prince Rogers Nelson's roots, especially his contradictory, often tortured relationship with his father, "This Thing Called Life" profoundly changes what we know about Prince, and explains him as no biography has: a...... Read More

Snowday

Back by popular demand, SNOWDAY has returned for an even more adventurous second season, with multi-sensory, magical, and awe-inspiring moments around every corner. Guests will navigate their way through 5,000+ square feet of wondrous holiday fun. This year will feature many new and surprising spaces, new takes on fan favorites from last year, and, of course, the beloved celebrity elf, Sugarsocks. This holiday experience is not to be missed! Guests should anticipate multiple, high-quality...... Read More

Fashion Meets Mask at Galleria Dallas

The fashion experts have spoken and the mask is definitely the accessory du jour for 2020. In recognition of this, Galleria Dallas is partnering with the Dallas chapter of Fashion Group International to present Fashion Meets Mask, an exhibit and virtual auction celebrating the art of the mask. More than 50 face masks created by local and national celebrities will be displayed on Level One at Galleria Dallas throughout November. Proceeds from the sale of those masks will benefit the Fashion...... Read More

St. Henry Winter Wonderland

The Henry, the greatest neighborhood restaurant from Fox Restaurant Concepts - who also brought Flower Child and North Italia to the Dallas Metroplex - has announced St. Henry Winter Wonderland, an enchanting, holiday experience on The Henry rooftop full of effervescent holiday décor, unique, winter-inspired window art installations, and very merry cocktails and dishes to transport guests to a whimsical wonderland. St. Henry will be open November 24, 2020 – January 3, 2021...... Read More

The Trains at NorthPark

The Trains at NorthPark™, presented by Bank of Texas, has been a NorthPark Center tradition for over 20 years. The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark™ features trains rolling along 1,300 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include New York City's Time Square and Grand Central Station, The White House, New England's fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Albuquerque's hot air...... Read More

Galleria Dallas - Illumination Celebration

The nation's tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season!  Dates and times are as follows: Nov. 27 – Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 8 p.m. shows on Sundays). Located on All Levels, Center Court   ... Read More

Black Friday Small Business Expo

Black Friday Nov 27th, MANY of your FAVORITE vendors will come together under one roof to offer you an amazing holiday shopping experience. You don't want to miss out on this day of unique shopping, networking and eating. Mask up and come on out...We hope to see you there!... Read More

Area 3

AURORA presents an immersive, drive-thru exhibition titled Area 3 as part of its 2020 AURORA Expanded program. The exhibition has transformed over 100,000 square feet of a parking garage in downtown Dallas into an exhibition showcasing large-scale light, video, and sound installations, as well as performances, by sixteen regional artists. Area 3 is viewable from the safety of attendees' own cars. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas's parking garages and art and culture industry...... Read More

TCHAIKOVSKY'S THE NUTCRACKER

Get into the festive spirit early with Tchaikovsky's joyous score from his most famous ballet The Nutcracker. The miniature overtures, triumphant marches, Russian, Arabian and Chinese dances, and the unforgettable Waltz of the Flowers will showcase the brilliant sound of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Grams.... Read More

Small Business Saturday Market at Victory …

Get ready to #ShopSmall and #WinBig at our Victory Park #SmallBizSat Shop Small Pop Up Event on November 28th! Victory Park will be hosting another market with local artisans and fun specials throughout the neighborhood. Come support small businesses and start your holiday shopping!... Read More

Other Events Coming Soon to Dallas

Fall Break: Camp Upstander
Thu - Nov 26

Fall Break: Camp Upstander

Daily through Nov 27

Online event via Zoon

Fall Break: Upstander Institute
Thu - Nov 26

Fall Break: Upstander Institute

Daily through Nov 27

Online event via Zoon

Holiday at the Arboretum
Thu - Nov 26

Holiday at the Arboretum

Daily through Dec 31

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

CHEER!
Thu - Nov 26

CHEER!

Every Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun through Jan 2

The Joule

Visit Santa at Galleria Dallas
Thu - Nov 26

Visit Santa at Galleria Dallas

Daily through Dec 24

Galleria Dallas

Thanksgiving at Fearing's Restaurant
Thu - Nov 26

Thanksgiving at Fearing's Restaurant

Fearing's