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Family Friendly Weekend Events {December 31 – January 2, 2022}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

Our picks for New Year’s Eve are HERE.

Events are subject to change, be sure to check events are as scheduled before heading out. We rely on pricing being provided by event hosts but this information is not always available and we recommend checking directly with the event host.

Friday December 31

America’s Favorite Epic Family New Year

Complete with circus and aerial performances, hula dancing, interactive games, and much more, America’s Favorite Epic Family New Year will be a celebration to remember!

When: December 31 1 pm – Jan 1 1 am
Where: Epic Waters, Grand Prairie
Cost: $17 – $34

Saturday January 1

Day 1 DFW 2022

The 7th annual Day 1 DFW (formerly known as Day 1 Dallas) New Year’s Day event is an all-inclusive experience where families can enjoy unlimited bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, golf, arcade games, and more. This year, Day 1 DFW is expanding to all seven DFW Main Event locations in Frisco, Grapevine, Lewisville, Plano, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth North, and Fort Worth South. Day 1 DFW’s annual fireworks show set to spectacular family-friendly music, is back this year with TWO FREE FIREWORKS SHOWS at 7 PM in Frisco & Fort Worth.

When: January 1, 9 am – January 2, 2 am
Where: Main Event, all DFW locations
Cost: $20 per person

Sunday January 2

Circo Metropolis Holiday in the Big Top

Hosted by the zany and dynamic clown duo Slappy and Monday, Circo Metropolis will engage audiences with spine-tingling acts, magical mirth, and general mayhem, all presented under the idyllic setting of the Bavarian Big Top!

When: December 16 through January 2
Where: Samuell Grand Ampitheatre, Dallas
Cost: $15 – $30

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Ongoing Events

Holiday Events

The Trains at North Park

When: through January 2
Where: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids (2-12)

Christmas in the Square

When: through January 3
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: FREE

Dallas Zoo Lights

When: through January 2
Where: Dallas Zoo
Cost: $50 – $65 per car

Snowday Santaland

When: through January 19
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: Adults $27, kids $12

Super American Christmas Circus

When: through January 2
Where: Traders Village Parking Lot, Grand Prairie
Cost: $15 – $40

Texas Christkindl Market

When: through January 2
Where: Choctaw Stadium, Arlington
Cost: tba

Vitruvian Lights

When: through January 2
Where: Vitruvian Park
Cost: FREE

Prairie Lights

When: through December 31
Where: Grand Prairie
Cost: from $40 per car

Colorful Christmas

When: through January 3
Where: Crayola Experience, Plano
Cost: Included with admission

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

When: Friday December 31, 11 am
Where: Cheeky Monkeys Plano & Fairview
Cost: Included with admission

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

When: Friday December 31, 11.30 am – 1 pm
Where: Sweet & Sassy Plano
Cost: tba

Noon Year’s Eve at Children’s Adventure Garden

When: December 31, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: timed tickets which range from $13 – $20

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

Frisco Fresh Market: Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

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

Other Fun Weekend Activities

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

When: through December 31
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

When: through January 22
Where: Secret Location, Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

When: through January 2, 2022
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: $34.50 for adults, $24.50 for kids (3 – 15)

Trail Rides at Cathy’s Critters

When: every Saturday, various times
Where: Cathy’s Critters, Princeton
Cost: $10 per person

Kids Movie Saturdays

When: every Saturday, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Lava Cantina, The Colony
Cost: Admission is FREE it’s just a great time that’s good for the whole family! You can also enjoy $2 OFF KIDS MEALS DURING THE MOVIE!

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