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Things to do in November

Looking for things to do in November

Halloween may be behind us but there are still so many fun Fall Events this month.

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!

This month we also have 31 really fun things to do this Winter, Places to visit and take your Santa pictures and tons of places to see the best Holiday and Christmas lights around Dallas in addition to local Chanukah events.

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This Month’s Events

‘Neath the Wreath

The four-day holiday gift market hosts over 13,000 shoppers and over 125 merchants each year from throughout Texas and beyond.

This market features the best in unique holiday and home décor, ladies clothing, accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s items, gourmet food, and more.

When: November 11 – 14
Where: Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Convention Center
Cost: $12 – $15

John Paul II High School’s 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 High School, Plano
Cost: tba

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: November 18 – January 2
Where: Choctaw Stadium, Arlington
Cost: from $24.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids aged 3-12

For more Holiday Craft Fairs, we have the details for you!

Holiday Events

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

When: through November 11
Where: Preston Trail Farms
Cost: $10 per person

6th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: through November 7
Where: Team Family Farms
Cost: $10 per person Monday – Friday, $15 on weekends

Fall at Yesterland Farm

When: through November 7
Where: Yesterland Farm, Canton
Cost: from $21.95 online

Pumpkin Patch at the Farm

When: Saturdays & Sundays through November 14
Where: Country Critters Farm
Cost: $12

Snowflake Bazaar

When: November 13, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Plano West Senior High School
Cost: Free admission and parking

Prince of Peace Fall Festival

When: November 5, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Prince of Peace Plano
Cost: TBA

Anna Fall Fest

When: November 6, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Anna Middle School
Cost: Free

11th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

When: November 6, 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Downtown Carrollton
Cost: Free

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash

When: November 13, 10.30 am – 5 pm
Where: Gilley’s Dallas Event Venues, Dallas
Cost: Free

Vintage Market Days of McKinney presents “Candy Cane Wishes”

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

Denison Arts & Jazz Festival

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

33rd Annual Carol of Lights

When: November 22, 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: Grapevine City Hall
Cost: $5 reserved seating

Brunch with Santa

When: November 27, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: The Revel Patio Grill Frisco
Cost: $5 per seat

The Christmas in Grapevine Craft Show

When: November 27 – 28
Where: Grapevine Convention Center
Cost: $5

Holiday at the Arboretum

When: November 10 through December 31
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $17 Adults, $12 Children

The Trains at NorthPark

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

Tree Lighting and Tribute to Veterans and First Responders

When: November 13, 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Village at Allen
Cost: FREE

The Market at Legacy North

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

Christmas Lights. Chocolate & Sips Tours

When: November 26, 6.30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate Tours
Cost: Adults $49 and up, Children $35 and up

Vitruvian Lights

When: November 26 – January 2
Where: Vitruvian Park
Cost: FREE

Santa at Galleria Dallas

When: November 19 – December 24
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: photo packages available

Snow Day Dallas

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

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

Grand Tree Lighting

When: November 26 – 27
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: tba

Pogo Pass

Save 50% on the Annual Pogo Pass Membership

This is one steal of a deal for families!

Each pass includes free admission to kids’ activities at 22 destinations around Dallas/Fort Worth for only $49.98 per person.

Give the gift of experiences all over DFW!

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If you have Questions, we’ve written a huge guide to the Pogo Pass to help you!

Fun Food & Drink Events

Happy Hour Hike with Plano Magazine

When: November 4, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $20

Sunday Service Brunch at DAQ’s

When: every Sunday, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Daq’s Luxury Daiquiri Lounge, Plano
Cost: Reserve a Table

Dallas Observer Tacolandia

When: November 13, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Energy Square Plaza, Dallas
Cost: $25 – $65

Farmer’s Table

When: November 6, 6 pm
Where: The Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
Cost: from $75

Wild West Wine Walk McKinney

When: November 13, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: from $30

Other Fun Events

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 December 12
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: Daily September 4, 2021 through October 30, 2021; Depends on Museum Opening Hours
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

2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop

When: November 12, 13 & 14
Where: D2Counseling

Prince of Peace Catholic School Admissions Open House

FREE DINOstory time at The Dinosaur Company

When: November 9, 10 am – 11 am
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: Free

Join Operation Kindness’ Countdown to Holiday Pet Adoptions

When: November 26 – December 4
Where: Operation Kindness, Carrollton
Cost: Free

Plano Trade Days

When: November 6 – 7
Where: Plano Antique Mall
Cost: Free

Fall Petting Zoo at Frisco Fresh Market

When: November 7, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: $5


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

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