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Family Friendly Weekend Events {December 4 – 6, 2020}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

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Fun Things to do This Weekend

There are some great things to do and fun events happening nearby!

Friday December 4

The Trains at NorthPark

The Trains at NorthPark™ features trains rolling along 1,300 feet of track on a journey across America. The exhibit encompasses train-themed environments with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engines, coach cars, a ticket booth, and a train station. All proceeds from ticket sales go to helping families at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Find out more.

When: through January 3, 2021, 10 am – 9 pm
Where: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children (aged 2 – 12)

Saturday December 5

Photos with Santa/Plano Christmas Cops Toy Drive – Goldreich Orthodontics

Help make the holiday season extra special for local families in need. Bring an unwrapped toy to Goldreich Orthodontics in Plano for a donation to Plano Christmas Cops on Saturday December 5th from 9 am – 12 pm. While you are there, take a socially distant photo with Santa, and enjoy fresh baked cookies from Mrs. Claus! This is a drive through event, participants will line up in their car.

When: December 5, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Goldreich Orthodontics, 3105 Legacy Drive, Plano TX 75023
Cost: FREE – Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate

Sunday December 6

Dallas Zoo Lights

Dallas Zoo Lights has been reimagined so you can now drive through a holiday safari of lights in your own vehicle! Cruise through a newly constructed pathway – and through familiar parts of the Dallas Zoo – while marveling at more than one million lights in elaborate displays, silk-covered animal lanterns depicting all your Zoo favorites, an ice palace fit for a trio of penguins, and so much more along the way. More info.

When: select nights through January 3, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: The Dallas Zoo
Cost: $65 per car/$50 per car for Zoo Members

Ongoing Events

Holiday Events

I Love Christmas Movies Pop Up Exhibition

When: November 13 – January 3, 2021, 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Gaylord Texan
Cost: from $23.99 per adult and $14.99 per child (value day pricing)


Radiance Frisco

When: November 13 – January 1, 2021, 5.30 pm – 11 pm
Where: Dr Pepper Ballpark Center
Cost: $30 per vehicle

Virtual Visits with Santa

When: November 14 – January 4, 2021, 12 am – 11 pm
Where: Online hosted by Stonebriar Center
Cost: from $24.95

The Salvation Army Angel Tree

When: through December 4, 10 am – 8 pm
Where: NorthPark Center
Cost: Donate a gift

Photos with Santa

When: through December 24
Where: Stonebriar Centre
Cost: photo packages from $39.99

Handmade Holidays

When: through January 4
Where: Crayola Experience
Cost: included with admission

Santa’s Winter Woods

When: through December 24
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: book online for photo packages

Gingerbread Village

When: through Jan 4, 10 am – 11 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy
Cost: FREE

Santa Portraits at Legacy West – Photography by Misty

When: November 27 & 28, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $59

Holiday on the Farm

When: through December 13, 10 am – 7 pm
Where: Team Family Farm
Cost: $10 per person (age 2 and up)

Santa is Here!

When: through December 24, 10 am – 8 pm
Where: Watters Creek
Cost: from $25.95

The Grinch’s Grotto

When: through December 31, 11 am – 8 pm
Where: Stonebriar Centre
Cost: from $50

Illumination Celebration

When: through December 24, noon, 2pm, 4pm & 6 pm
Where: Galleria
Cost: FREE

Our list of all the best places to see Santa & get photos

Santa photos in Plano

Where are the Best Places in Dallas to see Christmas Lights?

Holiday Guide

Farmers Markets

Dallas: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas

Plano Farmers/Artisan Market, Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, The Shops at Willow Bend

McKinney: Saturday 8 am – 12 noon, Downtown McKinney Square

Richardson: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson

Carrollton: Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

More Fun Weekend Events

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

When: through February 15, 2021
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

First Monday, Canton

When: December 3 – 6
Where: Canton
Cost: FREE

Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

When: December 4 – 5
Where: Fredericksburg
Cost: from $22.85

Farmhouse Market

When: December 4 – 5
Where: The Heritage Farmstead Museum
Cost: TBA

Santa Portraits at Legacy West – Photography by Misty

When: December 5, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $59 includes 2 digital images

Maker’s Market on J Avenue

When: December 5, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: 1610 J Avenue, Plano
Cost: FREE

Dickens 2020 Online

When: December 5, 6.15 pm – 7.05 pm
Where: Online
Cost: FREE

Christmas Printable Bundle

More Things to Do

Are you ready to plan ahead or want to see what a list of things to do this month?

Plano Area Monthly Events