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

What Does Winter Look Like?

We’ve explored what Winter feels like – but what does Winter look like? Come create a visually stimulating snowman sensory bottle in this adorable craft time at EQ Kids Club! Your child will experience what happens when you shake water, glue, glitter, and snowflakes. Sensory bottles have a calming effect as children observe the delicate movement of snowflakes falling. This awesome activity includes 1 hour of open play, a snack for your child and a variety of herbal teas for mom. Sounds great, huh? Admission is $17.00 per child.

Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am at EQ Kids Club, 3245 Main St., Ste. 239m Frisco.

Contact: https://www.eqkidsclub.com/contact-us

Phone: 469-579-4926

Holiday Wonder

This is one holiday show that you’ll never forget! Make plans to visit Holiday Wonder, a family-friendly celebration of lights and magic. You’ll marvel at lanterns that bring to life holiday favorites including the 12 days of Christmas, an enchanting snowflake corridor, playful polar bears and penguins, and more! Experience the thrill of sledding down Santa’s Arctic Slide and throwing real snowballs! You’ll also enjoy world-class acrobatics. Wow – right? Tickets are $20.00 for adults, and $12.00 for kids ages 3 to 12.

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Fair Park, 1318 S 2nd Ave, Dallas.

Email: contact@holidaywonder.com

Phone: 972-905-6742

Snowman Painting

Pick your own snowman image out of the Pickled Picasso’s collection and join this paint party for families! No experience is necessary for this event, and the doors open 30 minutes before the class begins. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class time to get your seat, apron, to put your food and drinks at the bar. Be sure to bring your own drinks and snacks. When you register, list who you would like to sit with, as seating is limited and assigned when classes are large. Admission is $25.00 per person.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Pickled Picasso, 900 S. Main St., Ste. 355, Keller.

Email: pickledpicasso@gmail.com

Phone: 817-741-6889

Breakfast with Santa

Meet Santa and Cha Cha (the red-eyed tree frog mascot) inside the Grapevine Mills restaurant for a breakfast buffet, activities, goody bags, raffles and prizes! The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, bacon, omelets, sausage, French toast, pancakes, hash browns, fruit, cereal, mini muffins, donuts, and biscuits and gravy. Registration is required online. Tickets are $19.79 per person, and those under 3 are free.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 am at the Rainforest Cafe at Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine.

Contact: http://www.landrysinc.com/feedback/FeedbackForm_ms.asp?ConceptID=12

Phone: 972-539-5001

Gingerbread House Family Workshop

Celebrate the season with family bonding and gingerbread fun at our signature holiday workshop. Parent and child pairs work together to design and decorate their very own gingerbread house. Enjoy the endless decorating options, from frosted candy roofs to pretzel picket fences, and cheerful holiday tunes while sipping hot chocolate and experiencing quality family time. Spread the holiday spirit by inviting friends to join you for this special event. Older children may work independently. For ages 2 and older. Admission is $45.00 per child with one caregiver included.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Taste Buds Kitchen, 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. V, Southlake.

Email: southlake@tastebudskitchen.com

Phone: 817-488-0538

Beginners Basket Weaving

Not quite underwater basket weaving, but fun just the same! Early inhabitants of the North Texas area used grapevines and other natural materials to weave beautiful and functional baskets. Make your own simple basket out of natural reed for a lovely holiday gift. This activity is suitable for both adults and children. Recommended that children have an adult helper. Admission is $10.00 plus admission for non-members, and $5.00 for members.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth.

Email: elizabeth.bittner@fortworthtexas.gov

Phone: 817-392-7410

Christmas Lights, Chocolate and Sips Tours

View holiday lights in sweet style in an awesome private motorcoach! Begin by tasting scrumptious treats from premier local dessert venues (venues will vary, as several tours may be going on at once). After satisfying your sweet tooth, you’ll relax as you glide past some of Dallas’ most spectacular holiday displays. A panoply of exquisite Winter Wonderlands await in beautifully decorated locations like the Park Cities and (new this year) Swiss Avenue. While touring, you’ll sip hot chocolate, soft drinks, and water as well as other great beverages (you may also bring your own). So sit back, listen to holiday music and enjoy the spirit of the Season! This event includes transportation via privately heated motorcoach, dessert samples, beverages and tour guide. Please note that this is a dessert tour, so plan to eat ahead of time! Tickets are $43.00 per person.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours and Dallas Bites Food Tours, 4925 Greenville Avenue, Dallas.

Email: dallasbychocolate@gmail.com

Phone: (972) 814-5997

Sand Painting

Learn basic techniques and create your own masterpiece using colored sand! Your kids will be over the moon about this project, because it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll get super messy – so be prepared! There’s limited supplies or space for this event, so be sure to grab your tickets quickly. Free tickets are required and will be distributed 30 minutes before the program.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Harrington Library, 1501 18th St, Plano.

Email: webmaster@plano.gov

Phone: 972-941-7175

Star Wars Pop Art Pop Up

If you’re not excited about the release of the newest Star Wars movie installment last week – well, then we don’t know what to tell you. For all other Star Wars fanboys and fangirls, this is an event that you’ll need to see! Star Wars Pop Art is the Pop Up at SPARK! this weekend! This blast from the past is a throwback inspired by the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. This event is on display before or after the movie at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas / Fort Worth. Come on down and let the force move you to create a masterpiece! Children are $10.00 at the door and adults are $5.00.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 am at SPARK, 1409 S Lamar St, Dallas.

Email: info@sparkdallas.org

Phone: (214) 421-7727

Christmas at the Anatole

This holiday season, the Hilton Anatole Hotel, located in the city’s Design District, is inviting guests of all ages to experience the magic of Christmas at the Anatole, which will feature Peppermint Park this year. The legendary hotel will transform into a winter wonderland complete with festive décor, kids’ activities and games, train rides and more! Santa Claus himself will even make an appearance for photos with Santa at Peppermint Park and at the hotel’s Breakfast with Santa series. Admission starts at $19.95 per person.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hilton Anatole Dallas, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas.

Email: DFWAN-PAC@hilton.com

Phone: (214) 748-1200

Parent’s Night Out

Could you use some extra time to pick out that special gift, wrap gifts, or get your grocery shopping done? Let the Y come to the rescue! While you’re taking care of things, they’ll take care of your children! This festive fun will include Gingerbread Cookie Decoration, Holiday Movie Marathon, Arts and Crafts, lite breakfast, and a pizza lunch are served. This event is for ages 5 to 12 years old. This event is free to members, or $5.00 for non-members with additional children being $3.00.

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Moorland Family YMCA, 907 E Ledbetter Dr, Dallas.

Contact: https://www.ymcadallas.org/contact_us/

Phone: (214) 375-2583

Kids’ Night Out

Still have a ton of shopping to do because you’re what we might call – a procrastinator? Not judging; just saying. On Friday, December 22nd, parents can do some last-minute Christmas shopping while the kids have a blast swimming in the Community Activity Center indoor pool, eating pizza, and watching a movie! Win-win situation, right? Pre-registration is required for this event. Admission is $15.00 for members, and $17.00 for non-members.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Flower Mound Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Rd, Flower Mound.

Contact: http://www.flower-mound.com/directory.aspx

Phone: 972-874-7275

Christmas Eve Restore + Sound

The holidays can be super stressful, which means that finding peace and balance are more important than ever! This will be a special class to celebrate the holidays in a little bit more of a relaxing style. Christy and Liz will be combining their skills and class time to give you all the opportunity to recoup, recalibrate, and rebalance as the new year approaches. Join these ladies as Liz leads you into restorative poses and Christy brings the restorative soundtrack using healing sound bowls + instruments. The perfect blend to put you in the right space for the holiday season! Admission is $10.00 for Members, $20.00 for day-of Non-Members, and $18.00 for Early Birds, which is before 12/23.

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Super Yoga Palace, 9026 Garland Rd, Dallas.

Email: stephanie@superyogapalace.com

Phone: (214) 718-5717

Meet Cookie Mouse

Wow, what a super special treat for your little ones! Storybook favorites Cookie Mouse from Laura Numeroff’s well-loved picture book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” will visit the Plano libraries this Friday to meet their young fans. Be sure to bring your kids along to be able to meet their favorite holiday characters!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Davis Library, 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano.

Email: webmaster@plano.gov

Phone: 972-941-7175

Ornament Help-Create Events

We can guarantee that there’s not a better ornament making workshop in town! This Saturday, event participants can help create unique, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments during interactive, fun and festive experiences that are ideal for the entire family. Deck the halls, dress the trees, and share the holiday cheer with handcrafted holiday ornaments this year. This Extreme Ornament Help-Create event allows participants to experience the ancient art of glassblowing with a seasonal twist. Each participant then selects colors from the entire color palette of glass before applying the colors to the hot molten glass gather. The event participants (14 years and older) then reheat the glass color in Vetro’s 2,000-degree furnace before watching a professional glassblower form the ornament into a perfect keepsake or present. The cost is $30.00 for a basic ornament, or $50.00 (plus tax) for an extreme hand-blown glass ornament created. Reservations are required for the Extreme Ornament Help-Create events and must be made in advance online.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and Sunday, December 24th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 701 S. Main St., Ste. 103, Grapevine.

Contact: http://www.vetroartglass.com/about/contact-us/


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