Family Friendly Weekend Events {January 1 - 3, 2021}

Family Friendly Weekend Events {January 1 – 3, 2021}

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!


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Friday January 1

Day 1 DFW 2021

It’s the 6th year of Day 1 Dallas! Now called Day 1 DFW as they expand this fun day across the metroplex. Due to health and safety concerns for events during the pandemic, they’ve reimagined this event and created 3 Safe Ways to Play on New Year’s Day! They have three options for the comfort level of any family – Main Event, Virtual and Fireworks! More info and tickets.

When: January 1
Where: Main Event, Online and Toyota Stadium
Cost: Free – $15

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Saturday January 2

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)

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Sunday January 3

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

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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)

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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

Handmade Holidays

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

Gingerbread Village

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

Snow Place like Mockingbird Station

When: through January 5, 8 am – 11.30 pm
Where: Mockingbird Station
Cost: a toy donation

Gift of Lights

When: January 3, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Texas Motor Speedway
Cost: $30 per car


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

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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 31 – January 3, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Canton Marketplace
Cost: FREE

Family Paint

When:  January 1, 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: Carefree Colors
Cost: $20

Tango Tab’s Feed the City – Plano

When: January 2, 8.30 am – 10.30 am
Where: Grace Church Plano
Cost: food donation

Intangible, A Fiber Fairytale

When: through January 16
Where: Sweet Tooth Hotel
Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for kids aged 2 – 12

More Things to Do

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

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