There’s more to Black Friday weekend than shopping. These Thanksgiving weekend events are guaranteed to get even old Scrooge into the holiday spirit.
A McKinney Christmas–November 28-December 1
111 N. Tennessee St
McKinney, TX 75069
McKinney's "Home for the Holidays" promises even more activities than before, featuring everything from carriage and pony rides to pedi cabs, a snow tubing hill, a petting zoo and live entertainment. The holiday fun begins Friday, November 28 at 6:15 p.m. with the tree lighting ceremony and continues through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Christmas on Main Street–November 24-January 5
Grapevine, TX 76051
Known as the unofficial Christmas Capital of Texas, Grapevine is the happening spot for all things holiday. From millions of lights and decorations to train rides on the Polar Express, the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Texan, shopping, food, wine and special holiday shows. If you don’t have the holiday spirit when you arrive, you definitely will be in a ho-ho-ho mood by the time you leave.
Christkindl Market –November 29-December 22
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
Don your lederhosen for Arlington’s 3rd annual Christkindl Market where everyone can enjoy a little slice of Germany right in the shadows of Rangers ballpark. Browse dozens of vendor booths filled with unique gifts and handmade crafts. Taste a variety of delicious German offerings— ranging from sausages, potato pancakes and strudels to German beer, gluhwein and toasty hot chocolate. Soak in the German heritage with an array of German themed entertainment— ranging from strolling performers and folk dancers to musical acts like Brave Combo.
Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights– November 29
200 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
The Parade of Lights (starting at 6 p.m.) features an awesome line-up of illuminated floats that start at the corner of Belknap and Throckmorton in downtown Fort Worth. But before the parade, head over to the Holiday Fun Zone (starting at 2 p.m.) located in the Gateway parking lot between Houston, 5th, Throckmorton and 4th streets. The fun zone features entertainment, children's holiday craft-making and food from a downtown restaurant. Following the parade, wander over to the General Worth Square, located on Main Street between 8th & 9th Streets for a showing of the movie, "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" starring Jim Carrey, starting at 8 p.m. Park your car at the Farrington Field parking lots and catch the free shuttle into Downtown from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thanksgiving Weekend in the Stockyards–November 29th-December 1
130 E. Exchange Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Thanksgiving weekend at the Stockyards is going to be packed with plenty of western style excitement— featuring cattle drives, gunfights, holiday face painting and visits with cowboy Santa himself. Try to catch the Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show and the Championship Rodeo which will also be taking place both Friday and Saturday.
Sparkle at the Anatole Hotel–November 29-Januaury 4
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Check out the winter wonderland set-up in the 7-acre sculpture garden at the Antatole Hotel this year. There will be an outdoor ice skating pond decked out with a million twinkling lights, live entertainment, penguin visits from the Dallas Zoo, children’s hockey clinics, face painting, crafts and tasty holiday treats. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for children. You can also rent skates for $6 an hour.
Dallas Arboretum– November 30-December 22
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
The Dallas Arboretum kicks off the holidays with its annual winter festival featuring
Santa visits, costumed characters and a live reindeer every weekend. There will also be 400 angels gracing the halls of the beautiful DeGolyer Mansion and plenty of fun at the new Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden.
Choctaw Casino Resort POW WOW–November 29-November 30
3735 Choctaw Rd
Durant, OK 74701
Choctaw Casino's 9th annual Pow Wow offers loads of fun for the entire family with everything from food, dancing and music to Native American arts and crafts.
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