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Holiday Lights & More Stuff to Do in Dallas This Weekend

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Hi Dallas!

Are you ready for the holidays? There are so many great things to do in Dallas this weekend! We can’t wait to share them with you!

From a German inspired Christmas market, dazzling holiday lights, a magical elf experience, and more, there is no shortage of fun things to do this weekend. Keep scrolling for your weekend plans and don’t forget to send it to a friend, because the more the merrier!

First things first, this is your chance to shop some last minute Christmas gifts this weekend?

Are you still on the hunt for some very last minute Christmas gifts? The Texas Christkindl Market has got you covered. Be transported to a magical Christmas market in Germany and shop unique handcrafted gifts and collectibles. 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 24 | 4:00pm–9:00pm
📍 Choctaw Stadium
🎟 Free

Looking for more local businesses to help you find those last minute gifts?

we love shopping local. There are so many amazing small businesses in Dallas. We curated a list of some our favorite places to shop clothes, gifts and more. Your Guide to Support Local Small Businesses in Dallas

Merry Christmas from Vanessa and Kally

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Some Fun Things to Do This Weekend

This one’s for the whole family!

Radiance! featuring Frozen is such a fun holiday activity! It features a total of 3 million holiday lights. In addition to the stunning Radiance! Light Show, you’ll get experience an outdoor Winter Carnival featuring ice tubing hills, ice skating,  snowball fights, a giant 108 foot Ferris wheel, and more!⠀⠀⠀

Event Details
🗓 Oct 8 |6:00pm–10:00pm
📍 Dr. Pepper Ballpark 
🎟 Tickets starting at $19.99

Bring on the Holiday cheer!
 
Holiday at the Arboretum is back! This holiday tradition is one of our favorites in Dallas. It features  25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas, a beautiful nighttime experience with over one million Holiday lights, you get to visit Santa, enjoy some fun entertainment for the whole family, shopping, food, beverages and an all NEW 50-foot tall Dazzling Musical Tree with 42,000 lights and holiday tunes. 
 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 24 | 9:00am–5:00pm
📍 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
🎟 $17

Let’s get the holiday season started!

Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey is coming to Dallas this weekend! You and your family don’t want to miss this magical open-air experience. Join the Elves on a quest to collect the ingredients for Christmas Spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a journey through twinkling wonderlands to set Santa and Christmas back on course! 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 24 | 5:00pm–8:45pm
📍 Choctaw Stadium
🎟 Tickets starting at $15

Are you ready for some more holiday activities around Dallas?

‘Tis the season! There is no shortage of festive holiday events in Dallas this season. We are so excited! From dazzling light displays, to holiday parades, movie nights, markets, holiday pop-ups, and more, your holiday season is sure to be magical. Don’t Miss Out On The 10+ Best Holiday Events in Dallas

Have you been to Santaland yet?

SNOWDAY & Santaland is such a magical place. Start your experience with a journey through Santaland and snap a pic with Santa before exploring all the unique photo opportunities that SNOWDAY has to offer. There are multiple integrated cameras and studio lighting that allow you to capture high quality life-long memories with your friends and family. Get 15% off if you purchase tickets for both experiences.

Event Details
🗓 Dec 24 | 9:00am–4:00pm
📍 Galleria Dallas
🎟 Tickets starting at $15

We’ve found some fun sports bars that offer not only a place to watch a game but also some great food and drinks! Head to any of our favorite sports bars in Dallas to cheer on the Cowboys, Mavs and Stars. 

Are you ready for a holiday adventure!
 
Enchant The Great Search is a series of five fascinating adventures including a mystical forest of millions of twinkling holiday lights, art installations, and ice skating trail, sampling delicious holiday treats, visiting the artisan Christmas market, and meeting the Big Man himself, all before stepping into the most magical Christmas light maze. This experience is truly magical and will be the perfect holiday date night.
 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 24 | 4:30pm–11:30pm
📍 Fair Park
🎟 Tickets starting at $35

Are you looking for some more holiday lights in Dallas?

‘Tis the season for holiday lights! There is no shortage of festive holiday lights in Dallas this season. We are so excited! From the most dazzling neighborhoods, to drive-thrus, and more, here’s Your Guide to The 10+ Best Holiday Lights in Dallas

Our Pick of the Week

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Looking for some more things to do in Dallas with your kids this weekend?

We’ve created a list with all the best things to do in Dallas with your kids. From indoor activities such as museums and waterparks to fun outdoor activities, like ziplining, paddle boarding, or a trip to the zoo, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Let’s jump right into it! The Best Things to Do in Dallas With Kids

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Still looking for something fun to do on Sunday?

One of the best free Holiday light experiences is the Vitruvian Lights. During the holiday season Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical holiday wonderland. Each of the trees in the park will be decorated with colorful holiday lights that beautifully reflect in the creek below. It’s such a fun spot to stroll around with your kids and a great setting for a romantic date night. 

🗓 Nov 26 –Jan 2

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Sunday |5:00pm–11:00pm

📍 Vitruvian Park

We've found a fun holiday mural!

Don’t we all love some fun insta-worthy holiday spots? We’ve found this awesome Christmas mural in East Dallas. Deck the Hall Street is in full swing. If you want that perfect holiday shot, make sure to order a matching holiday drink at Fiction Coffee before you snap your picture. 

📍 Fiction Coffee

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We have some exciting NEWS to share with you! Introducing our brand new Facebook group Stuff to Do in Dallas  and it’s all about you. It’s a place where you can have awesome conversations about all the best things to do in Dallas. We can’t wait too see you there!

See you next week Dallas!

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Dallas check out the app or website.  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Dallas team adventures be sure to follow us on Instagram, and Facebook!

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Dallas area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram and Facebook.

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