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Things to do in January

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Looking for things to do in January

It’s a new year! Enjoy this weather and let us help you find events to get the family to.

We have lots of ideas for things to do inside and outside around Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen and surrounding cities in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

For Events Happening Each Weekend, we have a Round Up for you!

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.

This Month’s Events

The Journey Dome

Journey Dome is an immersive Christian experience to entertain, educate and enlighten people of faith and people seeking clarity and guidance in life.

When: January 6 – 29
Where: 3300 TW King Rd E, Southlake
Cost: Adults $25, Kids (4-12) $12.50 Tickets –

Save 10% between now when you use the promo code JOY at Good for either adult or child ticket for any Journey Dome performance. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Day 1 DFW

Day 1 DFW is specifically designed for children and families to celebrate New Year’s Day together. This kid-friendly celebration features interactive activities, crafts and games, great food and a spectacular fireworks show. Come out and play on New Year’s Day!

When: January 1, 2022 9 am – 2 am
Where: 7 DFW Main Event locations
Cost: $20 Buy tickets at

Circo Metropolis

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: select dates, December 16 – January 2
Where: Samuell Grand Ampitheatre, Dallas
Cost: $15 – $30 ***Save 20% on tickets, use promo code 20MAGIC at

The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey

After a sold-out run in Los Angeles last year The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey is coming to Dallas FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER with a whole new open-air experience to spread a Texas-sized serving of Christmas cheer!

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

All Month Long

Free Live Online Art Class – Plano Arts & Events

Join them for a free live art class, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Classes are taught using watercolor paints and modified for colored pencils, markers and crayons. We’ll have a new class every Monday at noon. No registration – just go to their page every Monday at noon CST and click on the live video.

When: every Monday, 12 pm – 12.45 pm
Where: online
Cost: FREE

The Friends Experience

When: through January 17
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: from $32.50

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360 degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show. 

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

Dinosaurs Live

Let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail to get up-close and personal with 11 life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

When: through February 21, 2022
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

When: through January 2, 2022
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: $29.50 for adults, $19.50 for children 3 – 15

Kids Movie Saturdays

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

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Holiday Events

Where can you go for last minute photos with Santa?

Christmas in the Square

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

Snow Day Dallas

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: Adults $27, kids $12

Vitruvian Lights

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

Dallas Zoo Lights

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

The Colony Christmas Spectacular Holiday Light Show

When: through January 2
Where: Perryman Park, The Colony
Cost: Free

Check out all these Holiday Lights around Dallas

Other Fun Events

The Trains at NorthPark

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

Plano Metropolitan Ballet Presents: Aladdin

When: select dates January 7 – 22
Where: Courtyard Theater, Plano
Cost: $20

Little Sweetheart Dance

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

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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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