July Fourth Fireworks and Fun


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The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth.

 

Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford 4th Fest Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 29

Celina Splash & Blast: June 29

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

Denton Fourth of July Jubilee: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 3

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 4 & 5

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Independence Day Parade and Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lake Texoma Fireworks at Roosevelt Bridge: July 5

Lewisville Sounds of Red, White & Lewisville: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin 4th of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s Freedom Celebration: July 4

Pottsboro’s 4th of July Fireworks at Highport Marina: July 6

Prosper’s Pride in the Sky: July 3

Richardson’s Family 4th Celebration: July 4

Rockwall’s 4th of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City’s Celebrating Freedom Fireworks: June 28

Rowlett Fireworks on Main: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3 & 4

Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day


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Many people equate Memorial Day with backyard barbecues, trips to the lake or lounging around the pool, but if you ask a veteran what this day means, you will get a very different answer. They know the heart-wrenching realities behind this special day.

 

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving in America’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it started after the Civil War to honor those who lost their lives. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity, and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967.

 

On this Memorial Day, we encourage you to contemplate the cost of our freedoms – the freedom to vote, to live where we choose, to travel, to be ourselves, and to speak our mind – and to honor those who have given their all.

Treat Your Faves to Mother’s Day Brunch


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Mother’s Day is Sunday and what better way to spend the day than treating Mom to a delicious brunch? Whether you’re craving eggs Benedict, a warm cinnamon roll or a refreshing mimosa, we’ve got you covered.

 

We pulled together some of our favorite spots offering special Mother’s Day menus to celebrate with her on her special day.

 

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Seasons 52 – Dallas

Enjoy a three-course meal on Mother’s Day at Seasons 52, a casual and sophisticated wine bar and grill inside NorthPark Center. Delicious offerings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include French toast with fresh blueberry compote, $6 mimosas and strawberry rhubarb cheesecake.

 

The Capital Grille – Plano

This Mother’s Day, The Capital Grille will be offering a prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with selections including white cheddar potato soup, lobster frittata and flourless chocolate espresso cake.

 

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – Turtle Creek

Treat Mom to a three-course brunch this Mother’s Day at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, a prime quality seafood restaurant on Oak Lawn in Dallas. Enjoy delicious offerings, such as warm cinnamon rolls, lobster quiche Florentine and bananas foster cake with butter pecan ice cream.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Southlake

Sophisticated and trendy chophouse Del Frisco’s Grille is offering a Mother’s Day brunch you don’t want to miss. Enjoy Nonna’s pan cinnamon rolls drizzled with bourbon-espresso caramel sauce, crab cake Benedict and refreshing mimosa carafes.

 

Le Bilboquet – Knox Henderson

Delight in a delicious French-American brunch by Chef Momo at Le Bilboquet for $70 per adult and $40 per child under 12 this Mother’s Day. Selections include tuna tartare, veal scallopini and lemon tart. Can’t make brunch? For $75 per person, enjoy a Mother’s Day dinner, including mushroom risotto, beet salad and Petit Filet au Poivre.

 

Culpepper Steak House – Rockwall

Enjoy a three-course meal at Culpepper Steak House, a Rockwall favorite that combines excellent service and Texas ambiance for an unforgettable dining experience. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, selections include lobster tamales, brisket Benedict and Kentucky Black Bottom Pie for $49.95 per person.

 

Sevy’s Grill – Park Cities

For $45.95 per person, enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Sevy’s Grill to celebrate her. Delicious offerings include a complimentary assortment of muffins, lobster bisque, crispy chicken and waffles and Callebaut chocolate.

 

The Keeper – Plano

Sustainably sourced seafood restaurant and wine bar The Keeper will be offering mouth-watering chef specials this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a New York strip roast with herb whipped potatoes and crab hollandaise sauce while sipping on a chambord royale.

 

Asador – Design District

Don’t miss a locally sourced Mother’s Day brunch at Asador, a farm-to-table grill inside the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a brunch buffet, including made-to-order omelets, a charcuterie bar, a donut dip station and $2 mimosas.

 

Jasper’s Richardson – Richardson

Treat Mom this Sunday to a special $45 Mother’s Day prix fixe menu at Jasper’s Richardson, a fine dining experience specializing in backyard cuisine. Enjoy delicious selections, including $5 mimosas, blue cheese potato chips, chicken fried chicken lobster tail and key lime pie.

Where to Dine With Your Valentine


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Valentine’s Day is this week, but it’s never too late to make plans. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite North Texas dinner spots offering special Valentine’s Day menus.

 

Dee Lincoln Prime – Frisco

Enjoy a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day at Dee Lincoln Prime, an upscale steakhouse located in “The Star” at the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Delicious offerings include grilled quail, chilean sea bass and white chocolate cheesecake for $85 per person.

 

Lavendou Bistro Provençal – Dallas

Classic French bistro, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, will be offering a delicious three-course meal on Valentine’s Day for $69.95 per person. Selections from the chef include lobster bisque, filet mignon and red velvet cake.

 

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine

Enjoy a three-course meal at any time of the evening at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille in Frisco. Book your reservation before 5:30 p.m. for the $59.95 per person option, or after 5:45 p.m. for $74.95 per person.

 

Princi Italia – Plano

This restaurant specializes in “scratch-made Italian fare” prepared using modern techniques. This Valentine’s Day, Princi Italia will offer a four-course dinner for $55 per person. Special selections include beef carpaccio, lobster salad, chilean sea bass and chocolate Italian cream cake.

 

Bistro 31 – Dallas

This classic restaurant in Highland Park Village dishes up savory American and European classics with a modern twist. This Valentine’s Day, Bistro 31 will offer selections including petite sweet oysters, charred tomato soup and lobster.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Plano, Southlake

If you’re looking for something romantic yet low-key on Valentine’s Day, Del Frisco’s is a great choice. This traditional American steakhouse is offering a sophisticated yet fun Valentine’s Day menu, including shareable appetizers and desserts galore.

 

Table 13 – Addison

This restaurant specializes in fine dining, live music and reliving the 1960s. Table 13 is offering a chef-prepared, fixed-price dinner for $75 per person this Valentine’s Day. Choose from jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp cocktail or bacon-wrapped dates for your starter, and select from a number of delicious entrée options.

 

Abacus – Dallas

Enjoy a four-course menu for Valentine’s Day at Abacus, an upscale restaurant with a relaxed ambience and a passion for food. For $90 per person, enjoy a range of selections from venison empanadas, wagyu beef and lobster thermidor.

 

Sambuca 360 – Plano

This Valentine’s Day, Sambuca 360 will be offering a savory three-course dinner for $55 per person with delicious offerings, including crab bisque, pan-roasted halibut and white chocolate cheesecake. The entertainment for the night will be Memory Trip, a rock and blues band from Dallas.

 

Bullion – Dallas

Dying to take a trip to France? Bullion is the epitome of French cuisine in Dallas and is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for $135 per person. Enjoy selections from Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon, including elevated cocktails, peekytoe crab, scallops and a raspberry poached apple.

DSO on the GO Coming to Denton


DSO Coming to Denton

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2:30 p.m., the DSO, includingConcertmaster Alexander Kerr and Co-concertmaster Nathan Olson,performs a not-to-be-missed program of Mozart, Arvo Pärt, and Bartókat the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N. Interstate 35, Denton.

 

General admission tickets are $19. Student tickets are $9 (Promo code: EAGLE). For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!

Celebrating the Season in DFW


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Celebrate the holiday season in North Texas at one of these family-friendly holiday events. Happy holidays!


Christmas in the Square at Frisco Square
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 Until Dec. 31
Take a walk through the Frisco Square and enjoy the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas. The light show runs daily from 6 to 10 p.m. and there’s an outdoor ice rink where you can skate until your heart is content.

 

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens’ The 12 Days of Christmas – Until Dec. 31
Celebrate the holidays like never before at the Dallas Arboretum’s extraordinary Christmas display. From 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings, the Arboretum lights up with 12 elaborate Victorian-style gazebos inspired by the beloved Christmas carol. Each display is 25-feet tall and filled with beautifully detailed characters and animals.

 

Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Pops Concerts – Dec. 7 to 16
Complete your holiday bucket list at the DSO’s annual Christmas pops concerts featuring the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Head to the Meyerson Symphony Center to enjoy live renditions of your favorite holiday tunes.

 

Dallas Zoo Lights – Until Jan. 1
This Dallas Zoo spectacular has quickly become a must-see this season. After the animals head in for the evening, the zoo transforms into a winter wonderland with over 1 million twinkling lights illuminating ZooNorth throughout the holiday season. Discover realistic silk-covered lanterns in the shape of your favorite animals. You’ll also enjoy entertainment by local performers, crafts and tasty winter treats, including s’mores, hot chocolate and gourmet donuts.

 

Holiday Carriage Rides – Until Dec. 30
Take a tour of Highland Park and Plano’s Deerfield neighborhood with a festive carriage ride. Whether it’s date night or fun for the whole family, a leisurely ride to look at Christmas lights is a lovely holiday tradition. Different carriages are available to accommodate your party size and budget.

 

Holidays at the Heard – Dec. 14 and 15
Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season in nature at McKinney’s Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. From 6:30 to 9 p.m., enjoy lights and holiday décor along a half-mile nature trail, or stop for a photo with Father Christmas and Mother Nature. Grab a holiday treat and enjoy live entertainment at this family-friendly holiday event.

 

Mannheim Steamroller Concert – Dec. 28
Mark your calendars for a few days after Christmas when the widely celebrated new-age music group Mannheim Steamroller takes the stage at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Tickets start at $49, and you won’t want to miss the one-night opportunity to hear your favorite modern renditions of classic Christmas tunes.

 

Panther Island Ice Skating – Until Jan. 14
Take a trip to Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink, Panther Island, to join in some “cool” holiday excitement. The rink operates seven days a week, including all holidays, and a $12 ticket includes skate rental and tax.

 

Six Flags Holiday in the Park – Until Dec. 30
Experience the magic of the holidays at Six Flags Over Texas during this year’s Holiday in the Park. Enjoy fun for the whole family with rides, story time with Mrs. Claus, live entertainment and visits with Santa.

 

Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker – Select dates in December
Take part in a beloved holiday tradition and enjoy a live performance of Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker. This age-old ballet will delight you with a story of Clara and a dreamland filled with heroic battles and sweet treats. Performances take place Dec. 7 to 24 at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall.

Santa Visits Ebby Offices


With Christmas rapidly approaching, Ebby HallidayRealtors is making it easy to update your family photos with Santa Claus. Over the next three weeks, Santa will make appearances at 11 Ebby offices across North Texas. So, bring the kids – yes, big kids are welcome, too – and catch up with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for his big night.

 

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* December 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Ebby Preston Plano Parkway, 5013 West Plano Parkway, Plano

 

*  December 1, 1 – 4 p.m. – Ebby Lakewood | Lake Highlands, 6441 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

 

* December 2, 3 – 5 p.m. – Ebby Sherman, 3445 FM 1417 N., Sherman

 

*  December 5, 2 – 6 p.m. – Texas Premier Title, 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 230, Frisco

 

* December 8, 1 – 3 p.m. – Ebby Plano | Willow Bend, 6400 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 112, Plano

 

*  December 8, 4 – 6 p.m. – Ebby Rockwall – South, 2900 Ridge Road, Rockwall

 

*  December 9, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Ebby Allen | Fairview | Lucas, 955 State Highway 121, Suite 130, Allen

 

*  December 10, 4 – 6 p.m. – Ebby Prosper | Celina, 1170 N. Preston Road, Suite 160, Prosper

 

*  December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Ebby Flower Mound | Lewisville, 6000 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound

 

*  December 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Ebby Southlake, 1575 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake

 

*  December 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Ebby Arlington, 1201 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington

 

“This popular holiday tradition started several years ago at Ebby’s Lakewood | Lake Highlands Office and has grown in both number of visitors and number of offices ever since,” says Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham. “At Ebby Halliday, we’re happy to offer these opportunities for photos with Santa before Christmas arrives. I encourage you to make plans to take advantage of this easy and convenient way to update your family’s holiday photos.”

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country, offering brokerage and leasing, as well as mortgage and title services through affiliated companies – creating a one-stop-shop experience for clients. To learn more, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

DSO on the GO Coming to Frisco


 

DSO on the Go Coming to Frisco

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m., the DSO brings the mighty brass and percussion of the orchestra to Frisco for an evening of Christmas cheer at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive.

 

General admission tickets are $19. For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

Enjoy the concert!

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving

 

We are thankful that we may conduct our business in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic real estate markets in the nation.

 

We are thankful for an opportunity to assist our neighbors, both those who are old friends and those new to the area.

 

We are grateful to each and every one of our sales associates and staff members, our fellow professionals and valued partners in our success.

 

We are thankful, perhaps most of all, for our many clients who place us in their trust and confidence and offer us the opportunity to represent them in the purchase or sale of their homes.

 

We wish you the very, very best for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays.

 

Grand Vie Showcases Houses of Art


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In addition to showcasing some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties on the market, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season.

 

Like the changing of seasons, new exhibitions breathe fresh life into venues across Dallas and Fort Worth. Between approaching winter holidays and accumulated vacation time, ’tis the season to enjoy some of the best arts and culture North Texas has to offer.

 

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Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936
September 9 to December 9, 2018 at Meadows Museum

 

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Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty
October 21, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Dallas Museum of Art

 

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Elf The Musical
November 27 to December 2, 2018 at Music Hall at Fair Park

 

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Ian Davenport: Horizons
September 30, 2018 to March 17, 2019 at Dallas Contemporary

 

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Balenciaga in Black
October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019 at Kimbell Art Museum

 

Severin Roesen (1816-1872); Still Life of Flowers and Fruit with a River Landscape in the Distance; 1867; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 1987.9

From Remington to O’Keeffe: The Carter’s Greatest Hits
October 6, 2018 to May 26, 2019 at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

 

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The Book of Mormon
January 22 to January 27, 2019 at Bass Performance Hall

 

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
October 14, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Modern Art Museum

 

To read the full story and learn more details about each exhibition, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.