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Family Friendly Weekend Events {December 10 – 12, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend

Fun Things to do This Weekend

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


Friday December 10

Featured Event – The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey

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When: through January 2
Where: Choctaw Stadium, Arlington
Cost: $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids (3-12)


Saturday December 11

Lights on the Farm

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When: through December 26
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum
Cost: $10 adults & $7 kids


Sunday December 12

Dallas Zoo Lights

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Cruise the mile-long route through the Dallas Zoo and enjoy many magical holiday moments along the way! Featuring one million twinkling lights, elaborate holiday-themed displays, dazzling 3-D lighted sculptures, larger-than-life animal lanterns, and more, all from the comfort of your vehicle.

When: through January 2
Where: The Dallas Zoo
Cost: $65 per car/$50 per car for Zoo Members


Ongoing Events & Christmas Events

Holiday Events

The Trains at North Park

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

Lights on the Farm

When: through December 26
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum
Cost: $10 adults & $7 kids

Santa’s In Town

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

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

Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza

When: through December 18
Where: The Star in Frisco
Cost: FREE

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

Christmas Farm Adventure

When: through December 18
Where: Mainstay Farm Park, Cleburne
Cost: from $16.95 for earlybird tickets

Join Operation Kindness’ Countdown to Holiday Pet Adoptions

When: through December 24
Where: Operation Kindness, Carrollton
Cost: tba

2021 Christmas Carnival

When: through December 12
Where: YesterLand Farm
Cost: $12.95 – $22.95

2nd Annual Christmas on the Farm

When: through December 12
Where: Team Family Farms, Aubrey
Cost: $15

North Pole Express

When: through December 23
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Cost: $35 – $40

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

Christmas Lights, Chocolate and Sips Tour

When: throughout December
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Tours
Cost: $45 – $49

St. Andrew Christmas Festival of Music

When: December 12, 9.30 am & 11 am
Where: St Andrew UMC, Plano
Cost: Free

Santa at The Star

When: through December 24
Where: The Star, Frisco
Cost: from $30

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturdays & Sundays in December, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, Grand Prairie
Cost: from $59

BMOS – 3rd Annual Pictures with Santa Family Fun

When: December 11, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Keller Williams Frisco
Cost: from $35

Holiday in the Garden

When: December 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Cost: tba

Christmas in Adriatica Village & Toy Drive

When: December 11, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Adriatica Village, McKinney
Cost: free to $40

12 Wines of Christmas Wine Walk

When: December 11, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: $30 – $45

Christmas Parade of Lights

When: December 11, 6.30 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free

The Legacy North Pole

When: December 12, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy
Cost: $10 to reserve Santa photos, $10 for limitless slides


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

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More Fun Weekend Events

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

When: through February 21
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

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!

Plano Metropolitan Ballet Presents: Aladdin

When: January 7 – 22
Where: Courtyard Theatre, Plano
Cost: $20 per person

Teen Night

When: every Friday, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: JW Entertainment, Allen
Cost: tba

Family Storytime

When: every Saturday, 10.30 am – 11.15 am
Where: McKinney Library
Cost: Free

Little Sweetheart Dance

When: January 22, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: $20 per person


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