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Family Friendly Weekend Events {November 19 – 21, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend


Friday November 19

SnowDay Santaland

SNOWDAY takes guests on an explorable adventure through 20+ imaginative rooms and hundreds of surprises for all ages.

When: through January 19
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: $27 for adults, $12 for children

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Saturday November 20

John Paul II High School Christmas Bazaar

Kick off your holiday shopping with free admission to Plano’s unique gift bazaar with more that 120 selected merchants, showcasing gifts including hand-crafted home accents and holiday decor, clothing, gifts, jewelry, children’s items, gourmet food and much more!

When: November 20, 9 am
Where: John Paul II School, Plano
Cost: FREE

Sunday November 21

The Elf on the Shelf ‘s Magical Holiday Journey

With Christmas Spirit running low, Santa’s sleigh’s compass goes haywire, and Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and the Scout Elves need human help! Where’s the Lone Star State’s best place for finding cheer? Choctaw Stadium’s dazzling star-filled concourse, of course! Join Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and the Scout Elves on a quest to collect the ingredients for Christmas Spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a journey through twinkling wonderlands to set Santa and Christmas back on course!

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

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Ongoing Events

Holiday Events

The Trains at NorthPark

When: November 13 through January 2
Where: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids (2-12)

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

Plano Christmas Market

When: November 20 – 21
Where: Carpenter Park Rec Center
Cost: FREE

Texas Christkindl Market

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

Light the Night

When: November 20, 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: FREE

Lights at Legacy

When: November 21, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy
Cost: FREE

Parade of Lights

When: November 21, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Fort Worth
Cost: reserved seating starts at $15

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

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Ongoing Events

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


More Fun Weekend Events

Sounds of Summer

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

Weekend Playtime!

When: May 28, 9 am – 10.30 am
Where: Play Street Museum Plano
Cost: $13

The Boho Market at Frisco Square

When: May 28, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

3-Hour Wetland Canoe Trail

When: May 28, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: $42

Family Fun Fest

When: May 28, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Music City Mall, Lewisville
Cost: Free

Ford Pool Opening Day

When: May 28, 11 am
Where: Ford Pool, Allen
Cost: $3 residents, $5 non-residents

May Family Movie – Turning Red

When: May 28, 12.30 pm
Where: Little Elm Public Library
Cost: Free

Klyde Warren Park’s Memorial Day Movie Marathon

When: May 28, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas
Cost: Free

National Scooter Day

When: May 28, 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Edge Skate Park, Allen
Cost: Free

FREE Showing of Encanto + Meet Mirabel & Isabela @ Family Night in the Park

When: May 28, 5 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park
Cost: Free

Super Hero Parents Night Out-Plano

When: May 28, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics Plano
Cost: $35 – $40

Tejano Fest – May 2022

When: May 29, 11 am
Where: Traders Village, Grand Prairie
Cost: Free event, $5 to park

Ongoing Events

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

Spring Break at JadeWaters

When: every Sunday in April & May, 9 am – 7 pm
Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas
Cost: included with accommodation


More Fun Weekend Events

Texas Mineral & Fossil Show Plano

When: May 20 – 22
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: Free admission and parking

38th Annual Main Street Fest

When: May 20 – 22
Where: Downtown Grapevine
Cost: Free

Sip n Shop

When: May 20, 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Prosper Playhouse
Cost: tba

Moonlight Movies: Raya

When: May 20, 7.30 pm
Where: Murphy Central Park
Cost: Free

Plano Antique Mall – Parking Lot Sale

When: May 21, 7.30 am
Where: Plano Antique Mall
Cost: Free

Kids Fishing Tournament

When: May 21, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Old Celina Park
Cost: Free

Sandcastles & Storytime

When: May 21, 9 am – 10.30 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: $10 resident, $15 non-resident

Dog Days in the Gardens

When: May 21 – 22
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Cost: Regular admission for humans and $5 per dog

Brunch & Blooms

When: May 21, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park
Cost: tba

Square Deal Days

When: May 21, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Shops of Downtown Carrollton
Cost: Free

Epic Gran Fiesta

When: May 21 – 22
Where: Epic Waters Grand Prairie
Cost: Included with admission

Family Weekends (FREE!)

When: May 21, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

Bubbles and Butterflies

When: May 21, 10 am – 11.30 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: Daily entry pass required

Summer Kickoff – Texas

When: May 21, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Cost: Free

Kids’ Movies and Concerts at The Lakefront™

When: May 21, 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Lakefront, Little Elm
Cost: Free

Addison After Dark: Boot Scootin’ Bash

When: May 21, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Addison Circle Park
Cost: Free

Muffins & Mimosas!

When: May 22, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Lonestar Mercantile, Allen
Cost: Free

More Fun Weekend Events

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 December 12
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)

St Jude Craft Fair

When: November 19, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: St Jude Catholic Church, Allen
Cost: FREE

Vintage Market Days of McKinney

When: November 19 – 21
Where: Myers Park & Event Center
Cost: $10 – $15

Dennison Arts & Jazz Fest

When: November 20, 10 am – 5.30 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Cost: FREE

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!

Parent’s Night Out

When: November 20, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics, Plano
Cost: $35 (ages 5 – 12)

The Market at Legacy North

When: November 21, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy, Plano
Cost: FREE

Credo Beauty November Promotion

When: November 17 – 21
Where: Credo Beauty, Legacy West
Cost:  MEGA HOLIDAY GIFT: Spend $150, get a FREE 18-piece Set ($240 value!) full of all the minis you need to clean up your beauty routine from head to toes.

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