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Stocking Stroll & More Stuff to Do in Dallas

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Hi Dallas!

‘Tis the season to have some FUN! There are so many great things to do in Dallas this weekend! We can’t wait to share them with you!

From the  Annual Downtown Stocking Stroll, to a fun holiday dance party, an ugly sweater bar crawl, 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, are you READY to fill your stockings this weekend?

Stuff your stockings!

Join the 3rd Annual Downtown Stocking Stroll in downtown Dallas this weekend! Visit your favorite downtown merchants for fun stocking stuffers and treats. Main Street Garden will host the Boho Market with local shops, a hot coco station, and FREE train rides at the park.

Tip: Bring your own stocking or pick one up from Main Street Garden for free (while supplies last).

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 12:00pm–3:00pm
📍 Main Street Garden Park
🎟 Free

Now, let Vanessa and Kally help plan the rest of your weekend!

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Some Fun Things to Do This Weekend

Grab your dancing shoes, it’s about to get jolly.

Don’t miss this fun holiday event at the Reunion Tower this weekend. Come dressed in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and join the dance party with Deejay Reave while enjoying an amazing view of the city.  This experience is included with your general admission ticket purchase.⠀⠀⠀

Event Details
🗓 Dec 17 | 6:00pm–9:30pm
📍 Reunion Tower
🎟 $18

Get your ugliest holiday sweater ready!
It’s time for the Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl at Legacy Hall this weekend!  Get your crew together, and slip on your most ridiculous holiday getup – sweaters, onesies, or costumes. There will be a special holiday cheer waiting for you at each participating bar.

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 8:30pm
📍 Legacy Hall
🎟 $45

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 18 | 5:00pm–8:45pm
📍 Choctaw Stadium
🎟 Tickets starting at $24.95

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

Bring on the show!

Don’t miss out on the Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza this weekend. Enjoy a 20-minute show that starts off with the lighting of The Star’s 67-foot Christmas tree by a Dallas Cowboys alumni, then leads into a holiday performance showcasing the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Drumline, Cowboys Rookie Squad, mascot Rowdy, Santa Claus, and special appearances from Dallas Cowboys Football heroes.⠀⠀⠀

Event Details
🗓 Dec 17 + Dec 18 | 6:00pm
📍 Tostitos Championship Plaza
🎟 Free

Want to see some more holiday lights in Dallas?

The countdown to the best time of the year is on, which means it’s time for holiday lights in Dallas! There are so many fun places to go. To make it easier for you, we’ve complied a list with our favorite holiday light spots. Your Guide to The 10+ Best Holiday Lights in Dallas

It’s time to go for a ride!
Hop on the M-Line Trolley Holiday Express! The Trolley will take you on a tour through the heart of uptown Dallas and into the downtown Arts District. While you experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season you’ll enjoy holiday music, sip hot chocolate and eat delicious cookies. 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 14 | 7:30pm
📍 Uptown Station
🎟 $25

Our Pick of the Week

Terra at Eataly has a brand new dining experience called Per La Tavola, meaning “for the table” in Italian. This showstopping dish features a chef’s selection of antipasti and your choice of mains like Costina di Cinghiale (Slow-Roasted Wild Boar Ribs with Italian Chicory Slaw), or Pollo Intero (Brined and Smoked Green Circle chicken with cannellini beans) with a seasonal selection of sides. The best part? It all rolls out to your table on a cart. It’s such a fun experience! Of course we couldn’t resist the tableside housemade gelato for dessert. 

Monday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:30am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:30am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am–10:00pm

📍 Eataly Dallas 

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Still looking for something fun to do on Sunday?

Christmas is almost here!
If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift for friends and family, you don’t want to miss out on the Grapevine Christmas Market. Shop locally and regionally sourced produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets, and more. 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 19 | 2:00pm–9:00pm
📍 Town Square Gazebo
🎟 Free

Wanting to support more local businesses this holiday season?

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

We've found a fun holiday mural!

Don’t we all love some fun insta-worthy holiday spots? We’ve found this awesome Christmas murals in Bishop Arts. Make sure to stop by around 5:00 pm so that the sign is lit up, but won’t be to dark for your picture.

📍 Eno’s Pizza Tavern

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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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