What to do in Dallas
Not sure what to do in Dallas? There’s always something going on in the Dallas Region. Take a peek at some of the events we can’t wait to go to! Remember – we update this list periodically, so check back soon for more events. If you know about an event that should be on this list, let us know!
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Tickets for any It’s For Charity event this holiday season is $5 off with promo code “sayyestodallas”! (hint: they’re known for goat yoga!)
You know that feeling when it’s the weekend, and you know you want to do something but you also know you don’t want to do too much?
We’ve put together a Weekend Guide that lists things places you can eat and visit in the Dallas Region, whether you’re with a group of friends or your family. Not feeling is this weekend? There’s always next weekend to visit these permanent locations!
11/1 | Dia De Los Muertos feat. Bidi Bidi Banda at Legacy Hall Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Legacy Hall with Bidi Bidi Banda, the all-star Selena tribute band! Move to the music and celebrate the spirits on November 1 with Bidi Bidi Banda in the Box Garden Legacy Hall.
11/2 | Texas Taco Festival The most anticipated food & entertainment festival of the year returns to Texas Live! (located next to Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium) on Saturday & Sunday, November 2nd & 3rd, 2019! Get ready for an action-packed day filled with a variety of tacos, margaritas, delicious indulgences, and taco themed activities.
11/2 | City House Boogie Bash w/ KC & the Sunshine Band & Sister Sledge Boogie BASH! will be one of the largest of its kind to raise awareness and funds for youth homelessness in North Texas. The epic night of non-stop nostalgia will feature live performances by KC & The Sunshine Band, Sister Sledge Band (“We are Family”), and Infinite Journey tribute band, plus a 70s costume contest, car raffle, and much more.
11/3 | Social Summit Dallas Join us at the Social Summit for a day of real talk, creativity and inspiration with likeminded, ambitious, entrepreneurial women in the beauty, fashion & lifestyle industry eager to connect, learn & educate. We’ll be chatting with the movers & shakers, beauty disrupters, content creators & boss babes that are making some noise.
11/9 | 2019 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in local handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery, and more. Hand-picked artists, crafters, and designers from near and far gather at the Jingle Bash for one-of-a-kind one-stop shopping. Admission is FREE, and kids and strollers are welcome! We’ll have multiple bars on site plus a roundup of amazing food trucks to choose from.
11/9-10 | Deep Ellum Creative Market Announcing the first Deep Ellum Creative Market — a local-first and neighborhood-first outdoor art fair held in the heart of Deep Ellum! We exist to shine a light on the incredible local creative talent in DFW, help preserve and celebrate the diverse history of arts and invention in the Deep Ellum neighborhood, and boost our local businesses.
11/15 | FGI Dallas Night of Stars 2019 The 2019 Night of Stars Gala is Friday, November 15 at 6:30 pm in the Adolphus Hotel. Honorees include legendary fashion designer Bob Mackie for a Lifetime Achievement Award; Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard of Veronica Beard for Career Achievement in Fashion; actress and Dallas native Angie Harmon for Career Achievement in Entertainment; philanthropist Sandra Moon as Art Patron of the Year; and entrepreneur John Terlingo for Career Achievement in Business. Serving as emcee will be Cameron Silver, Fashion Director of the Halston Brand.
11/16 | The 2019 Trains at Northpark Come see the best trains exhibit in DFW all while supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas! The grand opening will be on November 16th. Tickets, hours, and ways to volunteer can all be found on the event website. We’re giving away family 4-packs of tickets! Check out our giveaways on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
11/16 | 2019 Annual Korean Festival of Dallas The Korean Society of Dallas and the Korean American Development Foundation will host the 2019 Annual Korean Festival of Dallas at the Carrollton Asian Town Plaza, on Saturday, November 16, 2019, which will highlight Korean culture, including art, food and entertainment.
11/16 | Highland Park Village November LOCAL Market Food, family and fun converge at Highland Park Village LOCAL, a seasonal neighborhood market featuring a variety of Dallas-Fort Worth’s favorite vendors, games and entertainment. Located in Livingston Court, between Celine and Balenciaga.
11/22 | Taste of France & Spain! Are you ready to enjoy a Taste of France & Spain? …The 36th Annual event celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau and much, much more on Friday, November 22nd! The French-American Chambers of Commerce celebrate this fun release around the country, giving you and your friends the opportunity to explore the French culture that has become an American obsession.
11/23-24 | Japanese Fall Festival The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Japanese Fall Festival is expanding! Due to the popularity, it is breaking through the walls of the Japanese Garden and into the surrounding Gardens. This means more vendors, performers, food trucks and more!
11/24 | 2019 GM Financial Fort Worth Parade of Lights The GM Financial Fort Worth Parade of Lights will illuminate the streets of Downtown Fort Worth for the 37th year on Sunday, November 24! This year’s “Sounds of the Season”-themed parade will kick off Fort Worth’s holiday festivities with more than 100 festive floats, each adorned with cheerful decor & over half a million lights.
11/30 | Santa Claus is Coming to the Dallas Farmers Market Dear Santa, all we want for Christmas is farm fresh veggies and all-natural treats for our pups. It took lots of fresh baked cookies and handmade tamales, but we’ve convinced Santa to visit us THREE times this year! So bring the whole family–pets and all–to tell Santa who’s been a good boy! Get prints instantly to capture your holiday memory forever. Prints $15 each. Also enjoy letters to Santa inside The Market!
Ends January 2020 | The 2019 Trains at Northpark
Come see the best trains exhibit in DFW all while supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas! The grand opening will be on November 16th. Tickets, hours, and ways to volunteer can all be found on the event website.
Ends December 31 | Tech the Halls at the Perot Museum
Updated with a host of new interactives, the newly transformed Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall gives guests a chance to tackle challenges in a 1,400-square-foot lab, compose music on a giant sequencer, program robots and plenty more fun activities for the tinkerer at heart. Plus, don’t miss the once-in-a lifetime Origins exhibition, a Chinese mineral exhibit, and more.
12/1 | Christmas w/ Live Reindeer Photo Sessions Pop-up at Panther Island Brewing
Join us to have your Holiday photos taken! For these festive micro-mini photo sessions, we have invited a very special guest, one of Santa’s reindeer, Dasher! Jessie Agastra Photography will be capturing stunning Christmas themed photos that feature a live Reindeer. You’ll also have access to our additional wintery designed backdrops for your own photo-ops.
12/6 | Deck the Plaza
The City of Dallas, in partnership with VisitDallas, are excited to announce the return of Deck the Plaza: City Hall Lights, a free holiday celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 6. Mayor Eric Johnson and the City Manager will ring in the holidays at Deck the Plaza, the official illumination of City Hall Plaza. This year’s host is WRR’s midday host, Amy Bishop.
12/7 | Tree Lighting Celebration presented by VisitDallas
Enjoy a family tradition at the Park’s annual Tree Lighting celebration on Saturday, December 7, from 2 – 6 PM. This free event features a festive day of activities and entertainment, including photos with Santa and story time with Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and snow flurries! The day will culminate with a live show featuring performances of holiday music and visits from Santa’s friends Frosty and Rudolph.
Opens 12/7 | Dallas Museum of Illusions
Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas West End Historic District! The grand opening of the Museum of Illusions is on December 7th, 2019. Visit us and explore our World of Illusions!
12/15 | Happy Goat Yoga: Ugly Christmas Sweater Edition! at Flea Style Dallas
Exercise, animals & positive people are all recommended to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. We’ll have them all! The perfect cure for a chaotic week! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and enjoy a yoga class while the over friendly, festively dressed, and oh so cute pygmy goats run around, under, and over you! GET $5 OFF YOUR TICKET WITH CODE “sayyestodallas”!
We’re in the processing of finding the best events in the Dallas Region for you. Check back soon!
One place that we can never get tired of visiting – the Museum of Memories! If you haven’t been in a while, make another trip to visit their holiday installations (Halloween just wrapped up and we cannot wait to see what they have in store for Christmas!). Festivities aside, you can always go to visit their iconic cereal bowl, cloud room, and more! Check out the pictures below to see how much fun we had visiting.