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

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend


Friday December 10

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

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


Sunday December 12

Dallas Zoo Lights

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

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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

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

Ongoing Events

Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden

When: Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm until October 2, 2022
Where: Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: included with admission

CityLine Live

When: every Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: CityLine DFW, Richardson
Cost: Free

Kids Movie Saturdays

When: every Saturday, 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina
Cost: Free admission and $2 off kids meals during the movie

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 Public Library
Cost: Free

Legacy West Music Series

When: every Saturday, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: Free

Sounds of Summer

When: every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo

When: every Saturday, through July 2, 9 am – 9 pm (band starts at 7 pm)
Where: Dallas Zoo
Cost: included with admission

Psychedelic Robot: An Immersive Art & Storytelling Experience

When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 21
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: from $32.30

Family Movie Matinee

When: every Friday in June and July, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: The Colony Public Library
Cost: Free

Music & Movies – FREE Live Music

When: every Friday & Saturday in June and July, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free



More Fun Weekend Events

Freedom Friday

When: July 1, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Cheeky Monkeys Plano
Cost: $14.99 for 2 hours

Winos and Dinos: Animatronic Production Tour (21+)

When: July 1, 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: tba

Stars & Stripes Weekend

When: July 1 – 3
Where: Frisco Roughriders
Cost: prices vary depending on seating

4th of July Celebration

When: July 2, 8 am
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

Denton’s 4th of July Market

When: July 2, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: 101 S Locust St, Denton
Cost: Free

Storybook Saturday – USA Celebration

When: July 2, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Slayter Creek Park, Free
Cost: Free

North Dallas Toy Show

When: July 2, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Celebration Event Center & Ballroom, Plano
Cost: $3, kids 12 and under are Free

4th of July Parade – The Colony

When: July 2, 10.30 am
Where: Parade starts at Peter’s Colony Elementary School on John Yates. The parade route will then head West along Nash Dr., and turn South on Blair Oaks. It will finish at The Colony Five Star Complex North Parking Lot.
Cost: Free

Free First Saturdays

When: July 2, 11 am
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center
Cost: Free

Independence Day Weekend

When: July 2 – 4
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $5 admission through the month of July

Dallas Mimosa Walk: Fourth of July Weekend

When: July 2, 12 pm
Where: Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
Cost: $35

Splash And Blast 2022

When: July 2, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Old Celina Park
Cost: Free

25th Annual Liberty By The Lake Festival

When: July 2, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Five Star Sports Complex, The Colony
Cost: Free

Celebrate Coppell: Party in the Park

When: July 2, 6 pm
Where: Andrew Brown Park, East Coppell
Cost: Free

Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration

When: July 2, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park
Cost: Free

City of Carrollton Community Fireworks Display

When: July 2, 9.30 pm
Where: 1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton
Cost: Free

4th of July Cupcake Wars

When: July 3, 9 am & 2 pm
Where: Play Street Museum, Allen
Cost: $18 per child

Sachse Red, White, and Blue Blast

When: July 3, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Cost: Free

July Jubilee

When: July 4, 8 am – 10 pm
Where: The Lakefront at Little Elm
Cost: tba

Sparks & Stripes: Parade

When: July 4, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Downtown Heritage District, Irving
Cost: Free

City of Rockwall 4th of July Parade

When: July 4, 11 am
Where: Harry Myers Park
Cost: Free

Red White & Brews

When: July 4, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: TUPPS Brewery, McKinney
Cost: Free

Splish Splash Freedom Bash

When: July 4, 5 pm
Where: Apex Center, McKinney
Cost: $10 member, $14 non members

Fort Worth’s Fourth

When: July 4, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Panther Island Pavilion
Cost: Free

Frisco Freedom Fest

When: July 4, 5 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

Red, White, Blues & Brews

When: July 4, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy North, Plano
Cost: Free

Sparks & Stripes: Live Music & Fireworks

When: July 4, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Levy Event Plaza, Irving
Cost: Free

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