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Dallas Ft. Worth Thanksgiving Weekend Guide

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What: AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Gobsmacked! 
When: Wed. Nov. 22nd @ 7:30PM
Where: Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Direct from sell-out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes a mind-blowing vocal show that redefines the human voice. Featuring the reigning world-champion beatboxer, Ball-Zee, and an international cast of world-class vocalists, showcasing all forms of a cappella from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting-edge, multi-track live looping.

What: Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol
When: Wed. Nov. 22nd – Thurs. Dec. 28th @ 7:30PM & 2:00PM
Where: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Tis the season to be jolly, when the family-favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone.

What: Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars
When: Wed. Nov. 22nd – Sun. Nov. 26th @ 7:30PM (+ Various Matinees)
Where: Allen Event Center
200 E. Stacy Rd., Allen, TX 75002
Why: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded extravaganza. Unleash the magic with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sebastian, Ariel. Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Belle and the Beast.

What: Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot
When: Thurs. Nov. 23rd @ 8:15AM
Where: Frost Bank
6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ft. Worth, TX 76116
Why: Annual race is comprised of 10k, 5k run/walk & the 1k Gobbler Trot for kids and families.

What: Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
When: Thurs. Nov. 23rd @ 9:00AM
Where: Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Enjoy a 5K run or walk or 8-mile run through scenic downtown Dallas. Turkey Hats and holiday attire is welcome! Clowns, Bounce houses, live music entertainment will be onsite.

What: Reindeer Park and Festival
When: Fri. Nov. 24th @ 10:30AM – 2:00PM
Where: NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75225
Why: Join Santa, Rudolph and friends for a special festival honoring the most famous reindeer of all. Activities include a live reindeer corral, photo opportunities, reindeer games and crafts, a holiday DJ, giving opportunities with the Angel Tree, and holiday treats and surprises.

What: GreytStore Holiday Boutique
When: Fri. Nov. 24th – Sun. Nov. 26th @ 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Where: The Plaza at Preston Center
8300 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75225
Why: Greyhound Adoption League of Texas will present their 15th annual GreytStore Holiday Boutique. Get a head start on holiday family portraits with Santa or bring Fido for fun photos shot by professional photographers. Will feature holiday & everyday gifts for pet lovers and pets.

What: Home for the Holidays- A McKinney Christmas
When: Fri. Nov. 24th – Sun. Nov. 26th @ 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069
Why: Holiday festival in historic downtown McKinney with fun activities, food, and live entertainment. Shop for the holidays at locally owned stores. Petting Zoo, rides & more for kids.

What: Santa’s Arrival
When: Fri. Nov. 24th @ 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Stockyards Station
130 E. Exchange Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76011
Why: Santa will be led down E. Exchange Ave. following the Ft. Worth Herd on his magical stagecoach. Photos, caroling, face painting, and the Legends of Texas gunfight shows.

What: Enchant: The World’s Largest Chirstmas Light Maze and Market
When: Fri. Nov. 24th – Sun. Dec. 31st @ 5:00PM
Where: Globe Life Park
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76164
Why: A world of Christmas wonder awaits as Enchant makes its U.S debut. Guests can get lost in the world’s largest light maze, take photos around the largest Christmas tree in North Texas, glide around the ice-skating pond, or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors, including Arlington favorite Texas Christkindle Market Lane.

What: Vitruvian Lights Lighting Ceremony
When: Fri. Nov. 24th @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Vitruvian Park
3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, TX 75001
Why: Join Addison Mayor Joe Chow as he flips on the switch during a lighting ceremony. Following the ceremony, guests can enjoy a concert by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, free Santa photos, holiday gift shopping, food trucks and more.

What: Texas Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker
When: Fri. Nov. 24th – Sun. Dec 3rd @ 8:00PM & 2:00PM (Weekends Only)
Where: Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The holiday ballet is filled with toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes and one very special nutcracker. Come early for story time, crafts and special surprises for kids before the matinee performances on 11/25 & 12/2.

What: Small Business Saturday at Community Beer Co.
When: Sat. Nov. 25th @ 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Where: Community Beer Co.
1530 Inspiration Dr., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207
Why: Annual celebration of small makers & small beer is free to attend and pet-friendly. There will be seasonal beers on tap from Community, local vendors, live music and food.

What: Light Up Lowest Greenville
When: Sat. Nov. 25th @ 4:00PM
Where: Greenville Ave Pizza Company
1923 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Why: The inaugural Light Up Lowest Greenville will launch the holiday season with businesses bringing the Dallas community joy with a beautiful, sparkling glow of light on trees and a special celebration. The event will feature an appearance by Tim DeLaughter and The Polyphonic Spree as the Grand Lighters of the Lowest Greenville Christmas tree.

What: 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball
When: Tues. Nov. 28th @ 7:30PM
Where: American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
Why: Jingle Ball presented by Capital One. Line Up includes The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Hailee Steinfeld and Why Don’t We.

 

 

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