DFW Weekend Round Up (12/4-12/7)

DFW Weekend Round Up (12/4-12/7)

It’s all about celebrating the holiday season this weekend in DFW. From your favorite holiday musicals to magical lights, you’ll be filled with joy and the holiday spirit just about anywhere you go.


Thursday, Dec. 4:

A Christmas Carol: Be enchanted by the Dallas Theater Center’s version of the Dickens classic story featuring the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, now through December 27 at Wyly Theater.


A Christmas Story, The Musical: Laugh along with this holiday classic presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, now through December 14 at Music Hall at Fair Park.


Cowboys at Bears: In week 14, the ‘boys will play a Thursday night game away against the Chicago Bears at 7:25pm. We’re 8 and 4 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.


Dallas Arboretum 12 Days of Christmas: Celebrate the holidays like never before with an exhibit featuring a collection of 25-foot Victorian gazebos each telling the story of one of the 12 days from the beloved Christmas carol. The exhibit runs through January 4.


The Trains at NorthPark: The holiday favorite is back for its 27th year and its 16th at NorthPark. This wonderful tradition features model trains and famous U.S. landmarks on more than 1,600 feet of tracks. You can get in on the fun of this display through January 4.


Usher: The Dallas-native and hip-hop/pop sensation will be at American Airlines Center with opener August Alsina.


Friday, Dec. 5:

Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano: Enjoy an evening of shopping, food, music, carolers, the tree lighting and more.


DSO Christmas Pops: Over the next three weeks, join the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and a choir for a night of holiday songs. You can sing along to all of your favorites through December 21.


Mavs: The Mavs play the Phoenix Suns at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on. They also play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at 6:00 and the Milwakee Bucks on Sunday at 6:30.


Light Up Lakewood: Get in on some family-friendly fun at the shops at Lakewood where you can take pictures with Santa, have your face painted, enjoy a petting zoo, and hear performances by Woodrow Variations Choir and Restoration Blues.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The musical rendition of this classic holiday film will be performed at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday and then move to the Majestic Theater for shows through next week.


The Nutcracker: This show is the ultimate in holiday traditions for adults and children alike. Texas Ballet Theater will present their rendition at the Winspear Opera House through Sunday and then at Bass Performance Hall through next week.


Saturday, Dec. 6:

Dallas Children’s Healthy Holiday Parade: We are proud to once again be a sponsor of the annual parade, which begins at 10 a.m., through the streets of downtown Dallas! This free, fun-filled parade offers a great time for all.


Celebrate the Holidays at Klyde Warren Park: Get your free picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus enjoy holiday music, children’s activities, the tree lighting and more.


Highland Park Village Lights: Enjoy face painters, balloon artists, music, hot chocolate, and take part in a toy drive benefiting the S.M. Wright Foundation’s Christmas in the Park. All of the activities are free and, in case you were wondering, the lights at HP Village will be illuminated until February 14.


One Arts Holiday: Don your most festive holiday attire for this party featuring local fare from Proof + Pantry, Tei-An, and Jorge’s Tex Mex. The event is free, open to the public, and will feature live music.


Image via Dallas Arboretum

Help Fulfill Dallas Childrens’ Holiday Wishes

Help Fulfill Dallas Childrens' Holiday Wishes


The holiday season is a time of celebration, but it is also a time of giving. Now through December 12, Community Partners of Dallas needs your help making children’s holiday wishes come true. Granting these wishes is one small step you can take to brighten the holiday of abused and neglected children in Dallas County, many of whom are in the care of Child Protective Services.


Of the 10,500 wishes that Community Partners of Dallas will fulfill this holiday, there are still more than 1,000 left unfulfilled. Simply click this link or the image above to donate time, money, or gifts and get in the giving spirit! Here’s a short list of what these children want most this year:

-African American Dolls
-Items from Disney’s FROZEN
-Buzz Lightyear Action Figures
-Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls
-Learning toys for toddlers (like a Vtech Learning Laptop)
-Dora Dolls
-MP3 Players
-LEGO Sets
-Tonka Trucks
-Bath and Body Works Sets

‘Tis The Season to Get Decorated

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are just a few weeks away and it’s time to get your house decorated. However you celebrate in your home, decorations are the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit and express your joy.


Our Holiday Cheer Pinterest board is dedicated to inspiring you with DIY decorations, recipes, crafts and more. Below is a sampling of what we have to offer, but if you click over you’ll discover so much more.


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The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays

The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays

It’s officially November! Cooler temperatures and the beginning of this new month mean it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season. Lucky for us, there’s a website that allows you to organize and get ready without the mess of written lists and pages of recipes torn from magazines.


To get a head start, check out our Pinterest pages, where we have a collection of tips and tricks for all the great times ahead. These pages are filled with fall and winter decor, DIYs, crafts for kids, seasonal recipesThanksgiving ideas, and many other wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays. Here’s a small sampling of what you can find there…

The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays

The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays

The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays

The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays

The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays

The Time is Now: How to Prepare for the Holidays