Free Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend, Dec 22nd- Dec 25th, 2017 + BONUS CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES - Kid 101

Free Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend, Dec 22nd- Dec 25th, 2017 + BONUS CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Fireside Holidays

Gather with friends at Four Seasons Dallas’ Christmas event! Guests will experience visits with Santa, Frosty the Snowman, holiday train rides, an Elf balloon artist, outdoor kids’ games, as well as a holiday performance by the Irving Symphony Orchestra.  A build-your-own hot chocolate bar, light bites, and cocktails are available for purchase as well. Snuggle up by the outdoor fireplace at Outlaw Taproom or one of many fire pits and lounge spaces under the heated patio ceiling, or opt to grab a friendly game of bocce ball on the synthetic bocce court. This event is free to attend.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Outlaw Taproom Patio at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving.

Contact: https://secure.fourseasons.com/content/fourseasons/en/properties/dallas/contact_us.html

Phone: 972-717-2420

Sights and Sounds of the Season

The sounds of the season fill the air at NorthPark Center as performance groups take the stage in celebration of the holidays. Catch your favorite school, church, synagogue, community or professional group throughout the holiday season. Be sure to check out who’s performing this Friday evening, right before Christmas! This event is free to attend.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas.

Email: info@northparkcntr.com

Phone: (214) 363-7441

Board Game Extravaganza

Come one, come all to the first annual Calvary Game Night in the Calvary Community Room. They’ll have tables ready and board games available (maybe even a puzzle or two) – but feel free to bring your own games! They’ll supply the cups, plates, and beverages – you bring a bag of chips or a snack to share! Come and enjoy a chance to catch up with your fellow members, former classmates, and friends! See you there! This event is free to attend.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church, 9807 Church Rd, Dallas.

Email: churchsec@caltex.org

Phone: (214) 348-5567

Christmas Caroling

You either love it or you dread it: caroling. If the thought of belting out beautiful Christmas songs for all the world to hear gives you the warm fuzzies, then we invite you over to the Dallas City Temple to join us for caroling in the community! You will meet at the church at 5:30 pm on Christmas Eve, and then head out to spread good tidings and holiday cheer. Afterward, you’ll return to the church for sweets and treats. Sound like fun? This event is free to attend.

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Dallas City Temple, 1530 Bonnie View Rd, Dallas.

Email: citytemplesda@gmail.com

Phone: (214) 942-3870

Christmas Eve Service

Craving that gorgeous, serene experience of celebrating Christmas by candlelight? You’re invited to the Christmas Eve service at Wilshire Baptist Church where you can choose from two options for Christmas Eve: the 5:00 family-friendly candlelight service or the 11:00 liturgical candlelight service. Both are open to all! This beautiful event features music, carols, candles and a brief message by Senior Pastor George Mason. This event is free to attend.

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Rd, Dallas.

Email: info@wilshirebc.org

Phone: (214) 452-3100

Vitruvian Lights Lighting Ceremony

Vitruvian Park is transformed into a dazzling and magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights, when over 1.5 million sparkling LED lights are wrapped around more than 550 trees! Many families have already made this trek out to this lighting spectacular a holiday tradition – will you? Be sure to check out this incredible display before it’s gone!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 through Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at Dusk at Vitruvian Park, 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison.

Contact: http://vitruvianpark.com/contact.html

Phone: 866-298-3282

Kids Fish

If you’re not sure where to let your kids fish, or how to get them started if they’ve never fished before, then the Kids Fish program at Bass Pro Shops is the perfect learning opportunity! This event takes place on Saturdays at the pond in front of the store (weather permitting.) Bass Pro Shops supplies all equipment, so all you need to bring is your junior fisherman.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine.

Email: Manager_Grapevine_TX@basspro.com

Phone: (972) 724-2018

Scrooge Puppet Theatre

NorthPark Center’s whimsical Scrooge Puppet Theatre has been a holiday tradition for four decades. Charles Dickens’ famous character creates a funny scene through the magic of puppetry by Le Theatre de Marionette. Children of all ages giggle with delight as everyone’s favorite despicable holiday character emerges from his cottage at the bottom of every hour. Come back time and again for this improvisational performance, and be sure to catch the final show on Christmas Eve when Scrooge finally is filled with the holiday spirit.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 11:30 am at NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas.

Email: info@northparkcntr.com

Phone: 214-363-7441

Storytime with Santa Claus

Add some milk and cookies and this is the quintessential Christmas activity. Gather around Santa’s picture-book cottage to hear stories about the North Pole! Santa has been telling tales at NorthPark Center for over 25 years, and we invite you to make it a part of your family’s holiday tradition. This adorable event is sure to bring a smile to your children’s faces.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 10:30 am at NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas.

Email: info@northparkcntr.com

Phone: 214-363-7441

The Trains at NorthPark

The Trains at NorthPark has been a NorthPark Center tradition for 19 years. The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark includes trains rolling across 1,800 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include New York City’s Time Square and Grand Central Station, Washington D.C.’s White House, New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Albuquerque’s hot air balloons, and of course, Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas, the Cotton Bowl, the Perot Museum, Southern Methodist University and more. The exhibit encompasses train-themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience – steam engines, coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station. More than 80,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season as a part of their holiday tradition – and now it’s your turn!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, December 24th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas.

Email: info@northparkcntr.com

Phone: 214-363-7441


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