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Wednesday December 19, 2018 to Sunday December 23, 2018

Wednesday December 19, 2018 32 Events

Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Date: Friday November 9, 2018 through Tuesday January 1, 2019.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel
Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Price: $29.99 for adults, $13.99 for children (4 - 12), Children under 3 are free
Category: Kids / Family
Enjoy the magic of ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Experience your favorite scenes from the beloved family movie in a colorful display created entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice! Kept at chilly nine-degrees, this spectacular 17,300-sq-ft ice exhibit is hand-carved by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China who traveled across the world to create these magical holiday scenes for the family to enjoy! For more information and to purchase your Lone Star Christmas tickets, visit Christmasatgaylordtexan.com.

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Midday Zen at the PAAC

Date: Event occurs every Wednesday of every month.
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Location: The Greater Denton Arts Council
Price: $5
Category: Sports
Beginning April 20, Noon-12:50 PM; $5
Karma Yoga brings all levels mid-day zen to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center every Wednesday at noon, starting April 20th in the upstairs dance studio. Class will be 50 minutes long so you can get some rest, relaxation, and then take on the rest of your day with a new perspective. This class will be tailored to fit casual clothes, for those yogis on the go. You won’t have to worry about dipping to far into the lunch fund, since class is just $5, and extra mats are available to borrow for no cost.

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Happy Hour at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Date: Monday November 13, 2017 through Saturday November 13, 2027.
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Address: 350 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Category: Food / Beverage
Come join us at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill from 3 - 6 PM and 9:30 - close every day for Happy Hour! We have $1 off Pints, $4.95 House Margaritas, Well Drinks, Featured Wine and $4.95 - $6.95 Food Menu!

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Enchant Christmas

Date: Sunday December 16, 2018 through Thursday December 20, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
Price: $19.99 - $234.99
Category: Festival
Back by popular demand, Enchant Christmas will once again return to Arlington this holiday season! This time inside Globe Life Park. Unwrap new traditions and make memories as you explore the Worlds Largest Christmas Light Maze, glide across the ice skating trail, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, take in the cheer of live entertainment, and more as youre sure to find enchantment around every corner.

www.facebook.com/EnchantChristmas/
www.instagram.com/enchantchristmas/
twitter.com/EnchantXmas

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Santa at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: The Star
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Kids / Family
Visits with Santa inside his Dallas Cowboys cottage are available by appointment only November 19th through December 24th. Visit TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa to book your appointment today.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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Illuminate activities

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N. Field Street
Price: Free with paid general admission
Category: Entertainment
Weekends Only
Starting November 10, discover the breathtaking science behind your favorite colors as you go on a personalized hunt to learn more about what makes minerals so stunning.
See your friends and family illuminated by our giant kaleidoscope, where you can take beautiful photos and video of their images, lighted and reflected in spectacular ways.
Find that the already impressive dinosaurs have been enhanced by dramatic lighting and projection mapping.
Take part in spontaneous dino dance parties.
Project your favorite dinosaur at a light-up color table.
Contribute to the glowing vibe by wearing your own glowing or light-up accessories. There will also be fun, light-up wearables available for purchase.
Stop at the Cafe for a selection of special glowing treats.
Enjoy illumination-themed Bookworm Reading Time for our youngest guests.
Test your knowledge at Illumination Trivia.
Be on the lookout for pop-up Science on the Spot experiments and demonstrations that will reveal even more about the science of light.

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Slappy's Holiday Circus At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Saturday December 22, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Tx 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

Presented by Slappys Playhouse, experience a classic European Circus with puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists and jugglers in a fast-paced show thats fun for the entire family.
Level 1, near Nordstrom and Belk
Friday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.


Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Illumination Celebration At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

The nations tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.
Nov. 23 to Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 8 p.m. shows on Sundays)

Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Christmas at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Star in Frisco
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Price: Free
Category: Kids / Family
The Dallas Cowboys will host the second annual Christmas at The Star presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb from Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. Taking place at The Star in Frisco, this event gives fans an opportunity to enjoy free, family-friendly events throughout the holiday season including the Christmas Spectacular and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus.

The Christmas Spectacular takes place every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. on Tostitos Championship Plaza starting Nov. 23. Admission and parking for the event are free.

Santa Claus will arrive at his Cowboys fan-themed set within Fans United at The Star in Frisco on Nov. 19. Visitors wishing to see Santa will have the opportunity to book appointments for a photograph with him inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage by visiting TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa. Photo packages include a printed 5x7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child. Visitors can save $5 when they book their appointment before Dec. 1.

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Dallas

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75280
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Dallas (214) 265.1610
6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75230

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 4546 Belt Line Road Addison, TX 75244
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Addison(972) 458.0962
4546 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Lewisville

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Lewisville
(972) 315.8100
2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Frisco

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 1125 Legacy Drive #102, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Frisco
(214) 618.9860
1125 Legacy Dr #102, Frisco, TX 75034

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Fort Worth

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 530 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Fort Worth
(817) 810.0773
530 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market

Date: Saturday December 8, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC)
Address: 500 E. Front Street #140, Arlington, TX 76011
Price: free
Category: Other
Want to get away from mass produced big box store offerings for the recipients of your gift list? Then come out to the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market in Downtown Arlington. Browse creations from local artisans and find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

Fabulous finds from pottery to jewelry to art and more will fill the space. While you are there you might even find a treasured treat for yourself.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 5 pm, Thursday - Friday: 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday: noon - 6 pm

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Entertainment
A two-story pop-up gallery featuring five holiday themed rooms to take the perfect photos for the season. Come see where art meets fun photo opportunities!

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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Hilton Anatole Hotel Transforms into North Pole

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Hilton Anatole
Address: Hilton Anatole 2201 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Category: Festival
Home to one of the largest outdoor holiday parks in Dallas, Hilton Anatole, located in Dallass booming Design District, is opening the third annual Peppermint Park from November 23 through December 23.

The hotels three-acre lawn will transform into an interactive, festive winter wonderland with over 3 million sparkling lights, train rides, workshops, holiday games, shops selling everything from smores and hot cocoa to roasted corn and more. In addition to the activities, guests and locals can experience the nativity petting zoo featuring a variety of domestic animals including donkeys, goats, and lambs.

For more information about the holiday packages, Peppermint Park, and the hotel's partnership with Make-a-Wish, please visit hiltonanatole.com

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Operation Kindness Launches Family Holiday Discount

Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Operation Kindness
Address: 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: FREE
Category: Kids / Family
Operation Kindness, North Texas original and largest no-kill animal shelter, is offering new pet adopters its Family Holiday Discount for the first time the adoption fee for every pet in the shelter is discounted 25 percent.
We want to spread more holiday cheer by helping unite homeless pets with new loving families, said Jim Hanophy, chief executive officer. So were giving the adoption fee discount our employees pay when they adopt. Our ultimate goal is to rescue more homeless dogs and cats and then have more happy pets going home with happy people.
To give humans more time to fall in love with a new furry friend, Operation Kindness is staying open two extra hours Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 p.m.

Dec. 19 to 31, 2018

3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006

Dogs: Normal adoption fee is $185, now only $138.75
Cats: Normal adoption fee is $135, now only $101.25
The discount is only good at the 3201 Earhart campus location.

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Prairie Lights

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Lynn Creek Park
Address: 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Category: Kids / Family
Opening Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, Prairie Lights,
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas. Prairie Lights runs nightly through December 30, 2018. The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights that drew 250.000 visitors in 2017 will be better than ever in 2018 with new custom displays.
Prairie Lights will be open from 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday non-holidays and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and holidays, Nov. 22, 2018 thru Dec. 31, 2017 Non-holiday Monday through Thursday, cars are $35. Prime Days (Dec. 10-21), Holidays and Friday through Sunday, cars are $45. Carnival Rides, Holiday Show and Walk-Thru are included with you entrance fee. And, returning for the 2018 season is our Fast Pass option.

FAST PASS: bypass the long lines by purchasing a Fast Pass.

Car: Fast Pass:
Weekdays (Mon-Thurs.)$99
Weekend/Holidays$129

Shuttle/Limo:
Weekdays$149
Weekend/Holidays$189

Bus:
Weekdays$199
Weekend/Holidays$239

WALKTHRU:
Holiday Magic Walk-Through Forest featuring dazzling displays and hundreds for illuminated trees, you will be amazed at the beauty of all of the lights.

CARNIVAL RIDES:
Kids of all ages can ride the carnival rides and enjoy a hot cup of coco at the Holiday Village.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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410 Line Dancers Dance Clas

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017 through Thursday May 23, 2019.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clique Studio Dance
Address: 2385 Midway Road, Ste 100, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: $10
Category: Health
410 Line Dancers (410), a Carrollton, TX (suburban Dallas) based line dance company, is Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere and leading place to learn soul line dancing. 410 Line Dancers has been praised for being a great, low cost place to learn how to dance, burn calories, stay active, and most of all, a fun environment to work out and keep fit.

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Live at Aloft (Aloft Dallas Love Field)

Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Aloft Dallas Love Field
Address: 2333 W Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235
Price: Free
Category: Concert / Live Music
Join Anitra Jay for an evening of head-bopping acoustic soul at Aloft Dallas Love Field. This talented New Orleans-born singer/songwriter is sure to leave you smiling and inspired with her sultry blend of R&B, Pop, Gospel, and Jazz, as well as her improvisational style and playful audience interaction. Great music and drinks will be had by all.

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Five Realms of Moet

Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Ocean Prime Dallas
Address: 2101 Cedar Springs Road
Price: $200
Category: Food / Beverage
Join Ocean Prime for an exclusive evening with Megan Seladain from Moet & Chandon on Wednesday, December 19. Guests will enjoy a special four course champagne pairing dinner from Executive Chef, Brandon Moore paired with selections from Moet. Reservations are limited, so call 214.965.0440 to secure your spot today!

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Wrapping for Kindness to Benefit Operation Kindness

Benefit Operation Kindness Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Pet Food Pantry
Address: 3955 Belt Line Road, Addison
Price: $25
Category: Kids / Family
Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 10 to 23 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 24 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa’s gift wrapping elves are on hand to make your gifts look like the most special treasure your loved one has ever received. For a small donation, Operation Kindness volunteers will wrap and adorn your presents to ensure each one glows with magical holiday charm. From Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve, bring your gifts to the Operation Kindness wrapping station at the Barnes & Noble store at Park and Preston in Plano. The wrapping elves will wrap everything including gifts purchased elsewhere. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness.

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Thursday December 20, 2018 32 Events

Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Date: Friday November 9, 2018 through Tuesday January 1, 2019.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel
Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Price: $29.99 for adults, $13.99 for children (4 - 12), Children under 3 are free
Category: Kids / Family
Enjoy the magic of ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Experience your favorite scenes from the beloved family movie in a colorful display created entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice! Kept at chilly nine-degrees, this spectacular 17,300-sq-ft ice exhibit is hand-carved by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China who traveled across the world to create these magical holiday scenes for the family to enjoy! For more information and to purchase your Lone Star Christmas tickets, visit Christmasatgaylordtexan.com.

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Lady Mavs Basketball vs. UTSA

Date: Thursday December 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: College Park Center
Address: 600 S Center St. Arlington, Tx 76010
Category: Sports
Holiday Hoops
Kids 18 & under receive free admission

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Happy Hour at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Date: Monday November 13, 2017 through Saturday November 13, 2027.
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Address: 350 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Category: Food / Beverage
Come join us at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill from 3 - 6 PM and 9:30 - close every day for Happy Hour! We have $1 off Pints, $4.95 House Margaritas, Well Drinks, Featured Wine and $4.95 - $6.95 Food Menu!

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Enchant Christmas

Date: Sunday December 16, 2018 through Thursday December 20, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
Price: $19.99 - $234.99
Category: Festival
Back by popular demand, Enchant Christmas will once again return to Arlington this holiday season! This time inside Globe Life Park. Unwrap new traditions and make memories as you explore the Worlds Largest Christmas Light Maze, glide across the ice skating trail, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, take in the cheer of live entertainment, and more as youre sure to find enchantment around every corner.

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www.instagram.com/enchantchristmas/
twitter.com/EnchantXmas

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Santa at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: The Star
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Kids / Family
Visits with Santa inside his Dallas Cowboys cottage are available by appointment only November 19th through December 24th. Visit TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa to book your appointment today.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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Drink and Draw Figure Drawing

Date: Event occurs the third Thursday of every month.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Greater Denton Arts Council
Address: 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX, 76201
Price: $10
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Drink and Draw Figure Drawing
Every Third Thursday @ PAAC: 6 - 9 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$10 to draw, BYOB

Come join us in the studio for a life drawing study facilitated by local artist, Marko Head. In the first hour, well warm-up with gesture drawing before we move our focus to longer poses in the last two hours. Each week the model will pick their favorite drawing and the winner will receive a prize. BYOB, must show your ID to drink.

Participants must bring their own supplies. All skill levels welcome.

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Illuminate activities

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N. Field Street
Price: Free with paid general admission
Category: Entertainment
Weekends Only
Starting November 10, discover the breathtaking science behind your favorite colors as you go on a personalized hunt to learn more about what makes minerals so stunning.
See your friends and family illuminated by our giant kaleidoscope, where you can take beautiful photos and video of their images, lighted and reflected in spectacular ways.
Find that the already impressive dinosaurs have been enhanced by dramatic lighting and projection mapping.
Take part in spontaneous dino dance parties.
Project your favorite dinosaur at a light-up color table.
Contribute to the glowing vibe by wearing your own glowing or light-up accessories. There will also be fun, light-up wearables available for purchase.
Stop at the Cafe for a selection of special glowing treats.
Enjoy illumination-themed Bookworm Reading Time for our youngest guests.
Test your knowledge at Illumination Trivia.
Be on the lookout for pop-up Science on the Spot experiments and demonstrations that will reveal even more about the science of light.

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Slappy's Holiday Circus At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Saturday December 22, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Tx 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

Presented by Slappys Playhouse, experience a classic European Circus with puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists and jugglers in a fast-paced show thats fun for the entire family.
Level 1, near Nordstrom and Belk
Friday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.


Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Illumination Celebration At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

The nations tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.
Nov. 23 to Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 8 p.m. shows on Sundays)

Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Christmas at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Star in Frisco
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Price: Free
Category: Kids / Family
The Dallas Cowboys will host the second annual Christmas at The Star presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb from Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. Taking place at The Star in Frisco, this event gives fans an opportunity to enjoy free, family-friendly events throughout the holiday season including the Christmas Spectacular and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus.

The Christmas Spectacular takes place every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. on Tostitos Championship Plaza starting Nov. 23. Admission and parking for the event are free.

Santa Claus will arrive at his Cowboys fan-themed set within Fans United at The Star in Frisco on Nov. 19. Visitors wishing to see Santa will have the opportunity to book appointments for a photograph with him inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage by visiting TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa. Photo packages include a printed 5x7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child. Visitors can save $5 when they book their appointment before Dec. 1.

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Dallas

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75280
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Dallas (214) 265.1610
6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75230

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 4546 Belt Line Road Addison, TX 75244
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Addison(972) 458.0962
4546 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Lewisville

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Lewisville
(972) 315.8100
2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Frisco

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 1125 Legacy Drive #102, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Frisco
(214) 618.9860
1125 Legacy Dr #102, Frisco, TX 75034

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Fort Worth

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 530 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Fort Worth
(817) 810.0773
530 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market

Date: Saturday December 8, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC)
Address: 500 E. Front Street #140, Arlington, TX 76011
Price: free
Category: Other
Want to get away from mass produced big box store offerings for the recipients of your gift list? Then come out to the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market in Downtown Arlington. Browse creations from local artisans and find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

Fabulous finds from pottery to jewelry to art and more will fill the space. While you are there you might even find a treasured treat for yourself.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 5 pm, Thursday - Friday: 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday: noon - 6 pm

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Entertainment
A two-story pop-up gallery featuring five holiday themed rooms to take the perfect photos for the season. Come see where art meets fun photo opportunities!

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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Hilton Anatole Hotel Transforms into North Pole

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Hilton Anatole
Address: Hilton Anatole 2201 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Category: Festival
Home to one of the largest outdoor holiday parks in Dallas, Hilton Anatole, located in Dallass booming Design District, is opening the third annual Peppermint Park from November 23 through December 23.

The hotels three-acre lawn will transform into an interactive, festive winter wonderland with over 3 million sparkling lights, train rides, workshops, holiday games, shops selling everything from smores and hot cocoa to roasted corn and more. In addition to the activities, guests and locals can experience the nativity petting zoo featuring a variety of domestic animals including donkeys, goats, and lambs.

For more information about the holiday packages, Peppermint Park, and the hotel's partnership with Make-a-Wish, please visit hiltonanatole.com

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Operation Kindness Launches Family Holiday Discount

Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Operation Kindness
Address: 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: FREE
Category: Kids / Family
Operation Kindness, North Texas original and largest no-kill animal shelter, is offering new pet adopters its Family Holiday Discount for the first time the adoption fee for every pet in the shelter is discounted 25 percent.
We want to spread more holiday cheer by helping unite homeless pets with new loving families, said Jim Hanophy, chief executive officer. So were giving the adoption fee discount our employees pay when they adopt. Our ultimate goal is to rescue more homeless dogs and cats and then have more happy pets going home with happy people.
To give humans more time to fall in love with a new furry friend, Operation Kindness is staying open two extra hours Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 p.m.

Dec. 19 to 31, 2018

3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006

Dogs: Normal adoption fee is $185, now only $138.75
Cats: Normal adoption fee is $135, now only $101.25
The discount is only good at the 3201 Earhart campus location.

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Prairie Lights

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Lynn Creek Park
Address: 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Category: Kids / Family
Opening Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, Prairie Lights,
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas. Prairie Lights runs nightly through December 30, 2018. The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights that drew 250.000 visitors in 2017 will be better than ever in 2018 with new custom displays.
Prairie Lights will be open from 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday non-holidays and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and holidays, Nov. 22, 2018 thru Dec. 31, 2017 Non-holiday Monday through Thursday, cars are $35. Prime Days (Dec. 10-21), Holidays and Friday through Sunday, cars are $45. Carnival Rides, Holiday Show and Walk-Thru are included with you entrance fee. And, returning for the 2018 season is our Fast Pass option.

FAST PASS: bypass the long lines by purchasing a Fast Pass.

Car: Fast Pass:
Weekdays (Mon-Thurs.)$99
Weekend/Holidays$129

Shuttle/Limo:
Weekdays$149
Weekend/Holidays$189

Bus:
Weekdays$199
Weekend/Holidays$239

WALKTHRU:
Holiday Magic Walk-Through Forest featuring dazzling displays and hundreds for illuminated trees, you will be amazed at the beauty of all of the lights.

CARNIVAL RIDES:
Kids of all ages can ride the carnival rides and enjoy a hot cup of coco at the Holiday Village.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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410 Line Dancers Dance Clas

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017 through Thursday May 23, 2019.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clique Studio Dance
Address: 2385 Midway Road, Ste 100, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: $10
Category: Health
410 Line Dancers (410), a Carrollton, TX (suburban Dallas) based line dance company, is Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere and leading place to learn soul line dancing. 410 Line Dancers has been praised for being a great, low cost place to learn how to dance, burn calories, stay active, and most of all, a fun environment to work out and keep fit.

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Movie Night at The Star - The Santa Clause

Date: Thursday December 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Star
Address: 9 Cowboys Way Frisco, TX 75034
Price: Free
Category: Film / Movie
Enjoy your holiday break at The Star and join us for Movie Night on Dec. 20th for a showing of The Santa Clause on Tostitos Championship Plaza at 7 p.m. presented by Essilor. Admission and parking are free! For details, visit TheStarInFrisco.com.

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Wrapping for Kindness to Benefit Operation Kindness

Benefit Operation Kindness Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Pet Food Pantry
Address: 3955 Belt Line Road, Addison
Price: $25
Category: Kids / Family
Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 10 to 23 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 24 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa’s gift wrapping elves are on hand to make your gifts look like the most special treasure your loved one has ever received. For a small donation, Operation Kindness volunteers will wrap and adorn your presents to ensure each one glows with magical holiday charm. From Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve, bring your gifts to the Operation Kindness wrapping station at the Barnes & Noble store at Park and Preston in Plano. The wrapping elves will wrap everything including gifts purchased elsewhere. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness.

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Friday December 21, 2018 34 Events

Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration

Date: Friday December 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $20 for Members, $25 for Non-Members (Price includes all-day access to the Museum)
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Celebrate the winter solstice with a morning of joyful activity.

From 6-7am, choose from the following:
-An invigorating yoga practice surrounded by dinosaurs in our Life Then and Now Hall led by a certified instructor, Juan Zambrano of We Yogis. Bring your own yoga mat and any props youd like to use.
OR
-A relaxing and engaging sound-centered experience in the Gems and Minerals Hall. This interactive workshop uses singing bowls, the voice, and other instruments as tools for weaving a sonic tapestry.

Then, turn up the energy at a sunrise dance party like no other in our glass-encased Lobby. Enjoy energetic music brought to you by DJ Sober, illuminated performers, a life-size dancing raptor, solstice science, and a sense of vibrant community as you dance to greet the sun!

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Open Studio

Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Greater Denton Arts Council
Address: 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX,
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Open Studio
Every Friday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Are you lacking inspiration? Do you want to get out of the house or just need more workspace? The Greater Denton Arts Council is here for you! Artists are invited to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center on Fridays between 10 AM and 3 PM to join our open studio. We provide a comfortable environment with plenty of room and natural light that allows your creative juices to flow freely. Participants must bring their own supplies.

If you would like to attend an open studio, please fill out the form on our website. Open studio is free of charge. Space is limited; first come, first serve basis. Questions? Email education@dentonarts.com

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Date: Friday November 9, 2018 through Tuesday January 1, 2019.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel
Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Price: $29.99 for adults, $13.99 for children (4 - 12), Children under 3 are free
Category: Kids / Family
Enjoy the magic of ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Experience your favorite scenes from the beloved family movie in a colorful display created entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice! Kept at chilly nine-degrees, this spectacular 17,300-sq-ft ice exhibit is hand-carved by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China who traveled across the world to create these magical holiday scenes for the family to enjoy! For more information and to purchase your Lone Star Christmas tickets, visit Christmasatgaylordtexan.com.

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Nature Story Times

Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members.
Category: Kids / Family
These story times are designed primarily for children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered.

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Happy Hour at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Date: Monday November 13, 2017 through Saturday November 13, 2027.
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Address: 350 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Category: Food / Beverage
Come join us at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill from 3 - 6 PM and 9:30 - close every day for Happy Hour! We have $1 off Pints, $4.95 House Margaritas, Well Drinks, Featured Wine and $4.95 - $6.95 Food Menu!

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Enchant Christmas

Date: Friday December 21, 2018 through Saturday December 22, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
Price: $19.99 - $234.99
Category: Festival
Back by popular demand, Enchant Christmas will once again return to Arlington this holiday season! This time inside Globe Life Park. Unwrap new traditions and make memories as you explore the Worlds Largest Christmas Light Maze, glide across the ice skating trail, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, take in the cheer of live entertainment, and more as youre sure to find enchantment around every corner.

www.facebook.com/EnchantChristmas/
www.instagram.com/enchantchristmas/
twitter.com/EnchantXmas

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Santa at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: The Star
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Kids / Family
Visits with Santa inside his Dallas Cowboys cottage are available by appointment only November 19th through December 24th. Visit TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa to book your appointment today.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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Illuminate activities

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N. Field Street
Price: Free with paid general admission
Category: Entertainment
Weekends Only
Starting November 10, discover the breathtaking science behind your favorite colors as you go on a personalized hunt to learn more about what makes minerals so stunning.
See your friends and family illuminated by our giant kaleidoscope, where you can take beautiful photos and video of their images, lighted and reflected in spectacular ways.
Find that the already impressive dinosaurs have been enhanced by dramatic lighting and projection mapping.
Take part in spontaneous dino dance parties.
Project your favorite dinosaur at a light-up color table.
Contribute to the glowing vibe by wearing your own glowing or light-up accessories. There will also be fun, light-up wearables available for purchase.
Stop at the Cafe for a selection of special glowing treats.
Enjoy illumination-themed Bookworm Reading Time for our youngest guests.
Test your knowledge at Illumination Trivia.
Be on the lookout for pop-up Science on the Spot experiments and demonstrations that will reveal even more about the science of light.

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Slappy's Holiday Circus At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Saturday December 22, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Tx 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

Presented by Slappys Playhouse, experience a classic European Circus with puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists and jugglers in a fast-paced show thats fun for the entire family.
Level 1, near Nordstrom and Belk
Friday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.


Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Illumination Celebration At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

The nations tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.
Nov. 23 to Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 8 p.m. shows on Sundays)

Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Christmas at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Star in Frisco
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Price: Free
Category: Kids / Family
The Dallas Cowboys will host the second annual Christmas at The Star presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb from Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. Taking place at The Star in Frisco, this event gives fans an opportunity to enjoy free, family-friendly events throughout the holiday season including the Christmas Spectacular and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus.

The Christmas Spectacular takes place every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. on Tostitos Championship Plaza starting Nov. 23. Admission and parking for the event are free.

Santa Claus will arrive at his Cowboys fan-themed set within Fans United at The Star in Frisco on Nov. 19. Visitors wishing to see Santa will have the opportunity to book appointments for a photograph with him inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage by visiting TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa. Photo packages include a printed 5x7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child. Visitors can save $5 when they book their appointment before Dec. 1.

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Dallas

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75280
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Dallas (214) 265.1610
6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75230

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 4546 Belt Line Road Addison, TX 75244
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Addison(972) 458.0962
4546 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

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Christmas Spectacular

Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Star
Address: 9 Cowboys Way
Price: Free
Category: Entertainment
The Christmas Spectacular presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb is a weekly holiday performance showcasing the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Drumline, appearances by Santa and more. The Christmas Spectacular will take place on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star every Friday and Saturday at 6pm. Admission and parking are free.

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Lewisville

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Lewisville
(972) 315.8100
2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Frisco

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 1125 Legacy Drive #102, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Frisco
(214) 618.9860
1125 Legacy Dr #102, Frisco, TX 75034

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Fort Worth

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 530 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Fort Worth
(817) 810.0773
530 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market

Date: Saturday December 8, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC)
Address: 500 E. Front Street #140, Arlington, TX 76011
Price: free
Category: Other
Want to get away from mass produced big box store offerings for the recipients of your gift list? Then come out to the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market in Downtown Arlington. Browse creations from local artisans and find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

Fabulous finds from pottery to jewelry to art and more will fill the space. While you are there you might even find a treasured treat for yourself.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 5 pm, Thursday - Friday: 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday: noon - 6 pm

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Entertainment
A two-story pop-up gallery featuring five holiday themed rooms to take the perfect photos for the season. Come see where art meets fun photo opportunities!

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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Hilton Anatole Hotel Transforms into North Pole

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Hilton Anatole
Address: Hilton Anatole 2201 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Category: Festival
Home to one of the largest outdoor holiday parks in Dallas, Hilton Anatole, located in Dallass booming Design District, is opening the third annual Peppermint Park from November 23 through December 23.

The hotels three-acre lawn will transform into an interactive, festive winter wonderland with over 3 million sparkling lights, train rides, workshops, holiday games, shops selling everything from smores and hot cocoa to roasted corn and more. In addition to the activities, guests and locals can experience the nativity petting zoo featuring a variety of domestic animals including donkeys, goats, and lambs.

For more information about the holiday packages, Peppermint Park, and the hotel's partnership with Make-a-Wish, please visit hiltonanatole.com

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Operation Kindness Launches Family Holiday Discount

Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Operation Kindness
Address: 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: FREE
Category: Kids / Family
Operation Kindness, North Texas original and largest no-kill animal shelter, is offering new pet adopters its Family Holiday Discount for the first time the adoption fee for every pet in the shelter is discounted 25 percent.
We want to spread more holiday cheer by helping unite homeless pets with new loving families, said Jim Hanophy, chief executive officer. So were giving the adoption fee discount our employees pay when they adopt. Our ultimate goal is to rescue more homeless dogs and cats and then have more happy pets going home with happy people.
To give humans more time to fall in love with a new furry friend, Operation Kindness is staying open two extra hours Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 p.m.

Dec. 19 to 31, 2018

3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006

Dogs: Normal adoption fee is $185, now only $138.75
Cats: Normal adoption fee is $135, now only $101.25
The discount is only good at the 3201 Earhart campus location.

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Prairie Lights

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Lynn Creek Park
Address: 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Category: Kids / Family
Opening Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, Prairie Lights,
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas. Prairie Lights runs nightly through December 30, 2018. The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights that drew 250.000 visitors in 2017 will be better than ever in 2018 with new custom displays.
Prairie Lights will be open from 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday non-holidays and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and holidays, Nov. 22, 2018 thru Dec. 31, 2017 Non-holiday Monday through Thursday, cars are $35. Prime Days (Dec. 10-21), Holidays and Friday through Sunday, cars are $45. Carnival Rides, Holiday Show and Walk-Thru are included with you entrance fee. And, returning for the 2018 season is our Fast Pass option.

FAST PASS: bypass the long lines by purchasing a Fast Pass.

Car: Fast Pass:
Weekdays (Mon-Thurs.)$99
Weekend/Holidays$129

Shuttle/Limo:
Weekdays$149
Weekend/Holidays$189

Bus:
Weekdays$199
Weekend/Holidays$239

WALKTHRU:
Holiday Magic Walk-Through Forest featuring dazzling displays and hundreds for illuminated trees, you will be amazed at the beauty of all of the lights.

CARNIVAL RIDES:
Kids of all ages can ride the carnival rides and enjoy a hot cup of coco at the Holiday Village.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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410 Line Dancers Dance Clas

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017 through Thursday May 23, 2019.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clique Studio Dance
Address: 2385 Midway Road, Ste 100, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: $10
Category: Health
410 Line Dancers (410), a Carrollton, TX (suburban Dallas) based line dance company, is Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere and leading place to learn soul line dancing. 410 Line Dancers has been praised for being a great, low cost place to learn how to dance, burn calories, stay active, and most of all, a fun environment to work out and keep fit.

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Playboi Carti

Date: Friday December 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Gilley's
Address: 1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $35+
Category: Concert / Live Music
Playboi Carti in Dallas at South Side Ballroom at Gilleys on December 21 2018.

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Wrapping for Kindness to Benefit Operation Kindness

Benefit Operation Kindness Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Pet Food Pantry
Address: 3955 Belt Line Road, Addison
Price: $25
Category: Kids / Family
Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 10 to 23 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 24 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa’s gift wrapping elves are on hand to make your gifts look like the most special treasure your loved one has ever received. For a small donation, Operation Kindness volunteers will wrap and adorn your presents to ensure each one glows with magical holiday charm. From Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve, bring your gifts to the Operation Kindness wrapping station at the Barnes & Noble store at Park and Preston in Plano. The wrapping elves will wrap everything including gifts purchased elsewhere. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness.

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Saturday December 22, 2018 36 Events

Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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POETIC A.U.R.A. ARTIST SHOWCASE

Date: Event occurs every other Saturday.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: THE DRUNKEN CRAB
Address: 8204 Bedford Euless Rd, North Richland Hills, Texas
Price: No Covet Charge
Category: Entertainment
AUGUST 4, 2018. 9pm ~ 1pm
POETIC A.U.R.A. IS A DYNAMIC SPOKEN WORD/VOCALIST ARTIST SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC VENUE HOSTED BY R&B INDIE ARTIST ERL GRAE & CO~HOSTED VERBAL ART POETRY. A.U.R.A FEATURES POETS & VOCALIST, VISUAL ARTS & MUSICIANS AS WELL AS AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. THE VENUE LOCATION "THE DRUNKEN CRAB" HAS A FULL MENU OF AMAZING APPETIZERS & ENTREES, AMAZING SEAFOOD/CRAB BOIL COMBOS & A FULL BAR SPECIALIZING IN SPECIALTY DRINKS. A.U.R.A IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT COMPENSATING OUR **FEATURE ARTIST

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Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Breakfast With Santa

Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Address: 2970 Epic Place Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Price: Starting at $19
Category: Kids / Family
Join us at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark for breakfast with Santa on the Saturdays in December from 8-10 am! Children and adults alike can enjoy a meet and greet with Santa, a breakfast buffet, Christmas crafts and Epic Waters 80,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark with 11 water slides! Daily adult admission is $34 and for only $5 more you get a breakfast with Santa! Children age 3 and under enjoy breakfast with Santa for only $19+. Annual pass holders save 25% off! Take part in festive holiday activities all month long in all areas of the park, including ornament workshops, Christmas cookie decorating, holiday coloring activities, crafting water bottle penguins and Christmas carol trivia. Go to epicwatersgp.com to buy tickets in advance.

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Date: Friday November 9, 2018 through Tuesday January 1, 2019.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel
Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Price: $29.99 for adults, $13.99 for children (4 - 12), Children under 3 are free
Category: Kids / Family
Enjoy the magic of ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Experience your favorite scenes from the beloved family movie in a colorful display created entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice! Kept at chilly nine-degrees, this spectacular 17,300-sq-ft ice exhibit is hand-carved by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China who traveled across the world to create these magical holiday scenes for the family to enjoy! For more information and to purchase your Lone Star Christmas tickets, visit Christmasatgaylordtexan.com.

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Parks Coffee Roastery & Cafe Tour & Tasting

Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Parks Coffee
Address: 1401 Mac Arthur Drive
Price: $10
Category: Food / Beverage
Roastery Tour & Tasting - $10 per person - This 1-hour tour will give you a special look into the entire roasting process, from farm to cup, and includes a cupping, or tasting, of select single origin coffees paired with delicious pastry. Tours will be limited to 12 guests and the cost is payable at the café register upon arrival. See the Schedule a Tour link below to see available times and reserve your spot!

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Parks Coffee Roastery & Cafe Tour & Tasting

Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Parks Coffee
Address: 1401 Mac Arthur Drive
Price: $10
Category: Food / Beverage
Roastery Tour & Tasting - $10 per person - This 1-hour tour will give you a special look into the entire roasting process, from farm to cup, and includes a cupping, or tasting, of select single origin coffees paired with delicious pastry. Tours will be limited to 12 guests and the cost is payable at the café register upon arrival. See the Schedule a Tour link below to see available times and reserve your spot!

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Lady Mavs Basketball vs. USC

Date: Saturday December 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: College Park Center
Address: 600 S Center St. Arlington, Tx 76010
Category: Sports
Holiday Hoops
Kids 18 & under receive free admission

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Happy Hour at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Date: Monday November 13, 2017 through Saturday November 13, 2027.
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Address: 350 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Category: Food / Beverage
Come join us at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill from 3 - 6 PM and 9:30 - close every day for Happy Hour! We have $1 off Pints, $4.95 House Margaritas, Well Drinks, Featured Wine and $4.95 - $6.95 Food Menu!

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Enchant Christmas

Date: Friday December 21, 2018 through Saturday December 22, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
Price: $19.99 - $234.99
Category: Festival
Back by popular demand, Enchant Christmas will once again return to Arlington this holiday season! This time inside Globe Life Park. Unwrap new traditions and make memories as you explore the Worlds Largest Christmas Light Maze, glide across the ice skating trail, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, take in the cheer of live entertainment, and more as youre sure to find enchantment around every corner.

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Santa at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: The Star
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Kids / Family
Visits with Santa inside his Dallas Cowboys cottage are available by appointment only November 19th through December 24th. Visit TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa to book your appointment today.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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Illuminate activities

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N. Field Street
Price: Free with paid general admission
Category: Entertainment
Weekends Only
Starting November 10, discover the breathtaking science behind your favorite colors as you go on a personalized hunt to learn more about what makes minerals so stunning.
See your friends and family illuminated by our giant kaleidoscope, where you can take beautiful photos and video of their images, lighted and reflected in spectacular ways.
Find that the already impressive dinosaurs have been enhanced by dramatic lighting and projection mapping.
Take part in spontaneous dino dance parties.
Project your favorite dinosaur at a light-up color table.
Contribute to the glowing vibe by wearing your own glowing or light-up accessories. There will also be fun, light-up wearables available for purchase.
Stop at the Cafe for a selection of special glowing treats.
Enjoy illumination-themed Bookworm Reading Time for our youngest guests.
Test your knowledge at Illumination Trivia.
Be on the lookout for pop-up Science on the Spot experiments and demonstrations that will reveal even more about the science of light.

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Slappy's Holiday Circus At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Saturday December 22, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Tx 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

Presented by Slappys Playhouse, experience a classic European Circus with puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists and jugglers in a fast-paced show thats fun for the entire family.
Level 1, near Nordstrom and Belk
Friday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.


Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Illumination Celebration At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

The nations tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.
Nov. 23 to Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 8 p.m. shows on Sundays)

Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Christmas at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Star in Frisco
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Price: Free
Category: Kids / Family
The Dallas Cowboys will host the second annual Christmas at The Star presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb from Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. Taking place at The Star in Frisco, this event gives fans an opportunity to enjoy free, family-friendly events throughout the holiday season including the Christmas Spectacular and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus.

The Christmas Spectacular takes place every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. on Tostitos Championship Plaza starting Nov. 23. Admission and parking for the event are free.

Santa Claus will arrive at his Cowboys fan-themed set within Fans United at The Star in Frisco on Nov. 19. Visitors wishing to see Santa will have the opportunity to book appointments for a photograph with him inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage by visiting TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa. Photo packages include a printed 5x7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child. Visitors can save $5 when they book their appointment before Dec. 1.

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Dallas

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75280
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Dallas (214) 265.1610
6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75230

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 4546 Belt Line Road Addison, TX 75244
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Addison(972) 458.0962
4546 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Lewisville

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Lewisville
(972) 315.8100
2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Frisco

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 1125 Legacy Drive #102, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Frisco
(214) 618.9860
1125 Legacy Dr #102, Frisco, TX 75034

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Fort Worth

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 530 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Fort Worth
(817) 810.0773
530 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market

Date: Saturday December 8, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC)
Address: 500 E. Front Street #140, Arlington, TX 76011
Price: free
Category: Other
Want to get away from mass produced big box store offerings for the recipients of your gift list? Then come out to the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market in Downtown Arlington. Browse creations from local artisans and find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

Fabulous finds from pottery to jewelry to art and more will fill the space. While you are there you might even find a treasured treat for yourself.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 5 pm, Thursday - Friday: 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday: noon - 6 pm

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Entertainment
A two-story pop-up gallery featuring five holiday themed rooms to take the perfect photos for the season. Come see where art meets fun photo opportunities!

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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Hilton Anatole Hotel Transforms into North Pole

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Hilton Anatole
Address: Hilton Anatole 2201 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Category: Festival
Home to one of the largest outdoor holiday parks in Dallas, Hilton Anatole, located in Dallass booming Design District, is opening the third annual Peppermint Park from November 23 through December 23.

The hotels three-acre lawn will transform into an interactive, festive winter wonderland with over 3 million sparkling lights, train rides, workshops, holiday games, shops selling everything from smores and hot cocoa to roasted corn and more. In addition to the activities, guests and locals can experience the nativity petting zoo featuring a variety of domestic animals including donkeys, goats, and lambs.

For more information about the holiday packages, Peppermint Park, and the hotel's partnership with Make-a-Wish, please visit hiltonanatole.com

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Operation Kindness Launches Family Holiday Discount

Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Operation Kindness
Address: 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: FREE
Category: Kids / Family
Operation Kindness, North Texas original and largest no-kill animal shelter, is offering new pet adopters its Family Holiday Discount for the first time the adoption fee for every pet in the shelter is discounted 25 percent.
We want to spread more holiday cheer by helping unite homeless pets with new loving families, said Jim Hanophy, chief executive officer. So were giving the adoption fee discount our employees pay when they adopt. Our ultimate goal is to rescue more homeless dogs and cats and then have more happy pets going home with happy people.
To give humans more time to fall in love with a new furry friend, Operation Kindness is staying open two extra hours Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 p.m.

Dec. 19 to 31, 2018

3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006

Dogs: Normal adoption fee is $185, now only $138.75
Cats: Normal adoption fee is $135, now only $101.25
The discount is only good at the 3201 Earhart campus location.

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Prairie Lights

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Lynn Creek Park
Address: 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Category: Kids / Family
Opening Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, Prairie Lights,
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas. Prairie Lights runs nightly through December 30, 2018. The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights that drew 250.000 visitors in 2017 will be better than ever in 2018 with new custom displays.
Prairie Lights will be open from 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday non-holidays and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and holidays, Nov. 22, 2018 thru Dec. 31, 2017 Non-holiday Monday through Thursday, cars are $35. Prime Days (Dec. 10-21), Holidays and Friday through Sunday, cars are $45. Carnival Rides, Holiday Show and Walk-Thru are included with you entrance fee. And, returning for the 2018 season is our Fast Pass option.

FAST PASS: bypass the long lines by purchasing a Fast Pass.

Car: Fast Pass:
Weekdays (Mon-Thurs.)$99
Weekend/Holidays$129

Shuttle/Limo:
Weekdays$149
Weekend/Holidays$189

Bus:
Weekdays$199
Weekend/Holidays$239

WALKTHRU:
Holiday Magic Walk-Through Forest featuring dazzling displays and hundreds for illuminated trees, you will be amazed at the beauty of all of the lights.

CARNIVAL RIDES:
Kids of all ages can ride the carnival rides and enjoy a hot cup of coco at the Holiday Village.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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410 Line Dancers Dance Clas

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017 through Thursday May 23, 2019.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clique Studio Dance
Address: 2385 Midway Road, Ste 100, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: $10
Category: Health
410 Line Dancers (410), a Carrollton, TX (suburban Dallas) based line dance company, is Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere and leading place to learn soul line dancing. 410 Line Dancers has been praised for being a great, low cost place to learn how to dance, burn calories, stay active, and most of all, a fun environment to work out and keep fit.

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Holiday Singalong Spectacular

Date: Saturday December 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Address: 410 S Windomere Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Price: Admission by donation
Category: Concert / Live Music
December 22 7:30-9:30pm
Admission: Donation only
Limited Seating
Tickets: Available online at EventBrite

The 3rd annual AMOC Holiday Singalong Spectacular will feature some old favorites and some newcomers this year. Sit back and enjoy local artists share the holiday spirit with you through song and join in on some classic carols. We will have hot cocoa and cookies. Feel free to BYOB to take your holiday cheer to the next level. This event is donation only and open to humans of all ages! Bring your family to celebrate with ours!

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Four Day Weekend is Now Open in Dallas!

Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location: Four Day Weekend Dallas
Address: 5601 Sears St Dallas, TX 75206
Price: $25 per ticket
Category: Comedy
Four Day Weekend, the critically-acclaimed comedy troupe, with the longest-running show in the Southwest is now open in Dallas! Every Saturday, Four Day Weekend performs an improvisational show created from audience suggestions and participation.

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Wrapping for Kindness to Benefit Operation Kindness

Benefit Operation Kindness Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Pet Food Pantry
Address: 3955 Belt Line Road, Addison
Price: $25
Category: Kids / Family
Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 10 to 23 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 24 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa’s gift wrapping elves are on hand to make your gifts look like the most special treasure your loved one has ever received. For a small donation, Operation Kindness volunteers will wrap and adorn your presents to ensure each one glows with magical holiday charm. From Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve, bring your gifts to the Operation Kindness wrapping station at the Barnes & Noble store at Park and Preston in Plano. The wrapping elves will wrap everything including gifts purchased elsewhere. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness.

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Sunday December 23, 2018 31 Events

Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Sunday brunch with santa

Date: Event occurs every Sunday of every month.
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Pinstripes
Address: 5001 Trailhead Bend Way
Price: $28 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, and free for children under 5.
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Hear the sleigh bells jinglin as Santa Clause comes to town and pays a very special visit to Pinstripes Fort Worth. Join jolly old Saint Nick in December for Sunday brunch with a spread of festive, delicious offerings the whole family will enjoy. The little ones will have a chance to tell Santa their wish lists as adults are welcome

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Date: Friday November 9, 2018 through Tuesday January 1, 2019.
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel
Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Price: $29.99 for adults, $13.99 for children (4 - 12), Children under 3 are free
Category: Kids / Family
Enjoy the magic of ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Experience your favorite scenes from the beloved family movie in a colorful display created entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice! Kept at chilly nine-degrees, this spectacular 17,300-sq-ft ice exhibit is hand-carved by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China who traveled across the world to create these magical holiday scenes for the family to enjoy! For more information and to purchase your Lone Star Christmas tickets, visit Christmasatgaylordtexan.com.

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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The Bolshoi Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Date: Sunday December 23, 2018
Time: 12:55 pm
Location: Cinemark 17 with IMAX
Address: 11819 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75234
Price: 18
Category: Theatre / Dance
Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, The Nutcracker comes to cinemas across the U.S.

On Christmas Eve, Maries Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince, and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovskys beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage this December.

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Happy Hour at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Date: Monday November 13, 2017 through Saturday November 13, 2027.
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Address: 350 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Category: Food / Beverage
Come join us at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill from 3 - 6 PM and 9:30 - close every day for Happy Hour! We have $1 off Pints, $4.95 House Margaritas, Well Drinks, Featured Wine and $4.95 - $6.95 Food Menu!

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Enchant Christmas

Date: Sunday December 23, 2018 through Thursday December 27, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
Price: $19.99 - $234.99
Category: Festival
Back by popular demand, Enchant Christmas will once again return to Arlington this holiday season! This time inside Globe Life Park. Unwrap new traditions and make memories as you explore the Worlds Largest Christmas Light Maze, glide across the ice skating trail, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, take in the cheer of live entertainment, and more as youre sure to find enchantment around every corner.

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Santa at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: The Star
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Kids / Family
Visits with Santa inside his Dallas Cowboys cottage are available by appointment only November 19th through December 24th. Visit TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa to book your appointment today.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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Illuminate activities

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N. Field Street
Price: Free with paid general admission
Category: Entertainment
Weekends Only
Starting November 10, discover the breathtaking science behind your favorite colors as you go on a personalized hunt to learn more about what makes minerals so stunning.
See your friends and family illuminated by our giant kaleidoscope, where you can take beautiful photos and video of their images, lighted and reflected in spectacular ways.
Find that the already impressive dinosaurs have been enhanced by dramatic lighting and projection mapping.
Take part in spontaneous dino dance parties.
Project your favorite dinosaur at a light-up color table.
Contribute to the glowing vibe by wearing your own glowing or light-up accessories. There will also be fun, light-up wearables available for purchase.
Stop at the Cafe for a selection of special glowing treats.
Enjoy illumination-themed Bookworm Reading Time for our youngest guests.
Test your knowledge at Illumination Trivia.
Be on the lookout for pop-up Science on the Spot experiments and demonstrations that will reveal even more about the science of light.

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Illumination Celebration At Galleria Dallas

Date: Friday November 23, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Galleria Dallas
Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240
Price: free
Category: Kids / Family
Galleria Dallas has been one of the top holiday destination spots for shoppers across North Texas and around the world for more than three decades. The festivities continue throughout the season with live entertainment and other numerous holiday events, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.

The nations tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.
Nov. 23 to Dec. 24 daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 8 p.m. shows on Sundays)

Please see the full schedule and more information on holiday events at GalleriaDallas.com/holiday

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Christmas at The Star

Date: Monday November 19, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Star in Frisco
Address: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Price: Free
Category: Kids / Family
The Dallas Cowboys will host the second annual Christmas at The Star presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb from Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. Taking place at The Star in Frisco, this event gives fans an opportunity to enjoy free, family-friendly events throughout the holiday season including the Christmas Spectacular and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus.

The Christmas Spectacular takes place every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. on Tostitos Championship Plaza starting Nov. 23. Admission and parking for the event are free.

Santa Claus will arrive at his Cowboys fan-themed set within Fans United at The Star in Frisco on Nov. 19. Visitors wishing to see Santa will have the opportunity to book appointments for a photograph with him inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage by visiting TheStarInFrisco.com/Santa. Photo packages include a printed 5x7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child. Visitors can save $5 when they book their appointment before Dec. 1.

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Dallas

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75280
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Dallas (214) 265.1610
6025 Royal Ln #250, Dallas, TX 75230

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410 Line Dancers Weekly Line Dance Class

Date: Event occurs every other Sunday.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clique Dance & Fitness Studio
Address: 2385 Midway Rd.
Price: $10 per person per class
Category: Theatre / Dance
The award winning 410 Line Dancer is the Dallas / Fort Worth area’s leading urban dance company that provides soul line-dance lessons to all, regardless of age or dance skill level, in a safe dance studio environment. Classes are held each week on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm and Sundays 6pm to 8pm.

Our mission statement is to have FUN, FUN, and more FUN. Known for high energy dancing, and innovative choreography, 410 Line Dancers explores urban line-dancing ranging from the easiest to most complex dances.

We have four primary goals for our students:
a)Teaching the very best Hip-Hop and R&B line dances that have been created, so students are able to participate in line dancing wherever they may go.

b)Creating, performing, and promoting a healthy lifestyle by encouraging people to get active, fit and exercise.

c)Giving students the opportunity to improve their skills, improve their confidence, enough to perform, or participate in videos.

d)Ensuring class is FUN

We emphasize instructing the dances patiently and creating an environment where every student feels safe and included. We stress our motto, which is; “No cliques, No Drama” to ensure that each student can expect to attend class in a friendly environment, where they are encouraged to learn, have fun, be challenged to improve, appreciated, and supported in triumphantly mastering the dance material.

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 4546 Belt Line Road Addison, TX 75244
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Addison(972) 458.0962
4546 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Lewisville

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Lewisville
(972) 315.8100
2225 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Frisco

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 1125 Legacy Drive #102, Frisco, TX 75034
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Frisco
(214) 618.9860
1125 Legacy Dr #102, Frisco, TX 75034

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Cantina Laredo Holiday Tamales in Fort Worth

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Cantina Laredo
Address: 530 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Category: Food / Beverage
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales have become a part of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in Texas, too. Because of their labor-intensive preparation, tamales are normally only prepared for special occasions like Christmas. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Sales for tamales begin on November 8 through December 24.
Those interested in placing an order should call their local Cantina Laredo to make reservations.
Fort Worth
(817) 810.0773
530 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market

Date: Saturday December 8, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC)
Address: 500 E. Front Street #140, Arlington, TX 76011
Price: free
Category: Other
Want to get away from mass produced big box store offerings for the recipients of your gift list? Then come out to the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market in Downtown Arlington. Browse creations from local artisans and find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

Fabulous finds from pottery to jewelry to art and more will fill the space. While you are there you might even find a treasured treat for yourself.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 5 pm, Thursday - Friday: 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday: noon - 6 pm

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Entertainment
A two-story pop-up gallery featuring five holiday themed rooms to take the perfect photos for the season. Come see where art meets fun photo opportunities!

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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Hilton Anatole Hotel Transforms into North Pole

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Hilton Anatole
Address: Hilton Anatole 2201 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Category: Festival
Home to one of the largest outdoor holiday parks in Dallas, Hilton Anatole, located in Dallass booming Design District, is opening the third annual Peppermint Park from November 23 through December 23.

The hotels three-acre lawn will transform into an interactive, festive winter wonderland with over 3 million sparkling lights, train rides, workshops, holiday games, shops selling everything from smores and hot cocoa to roasted corn and more. In addition to the activities, guests and locals can experience the nativity petting zoo featuring a variety of domestic animals including donkeys, goats, and lambs.

For more information about the holiday packages, Peppermint Park, and the hotel's partnership with Make-a-Wish, please visit hiltonanatole.com

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Operation Kindness Launches Family Holiday Discount

Date: Wednesday December 19, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: All Day Event
Location: Operation Kindness
Address: 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: FREE
Category: Kids / Family
Operation Kindness, North Texas original and largest no-kill animal shelter, is offering new pet adopters its Family Holiday Discount for the first time the adoption fee for every pet in the shelter is discounted 25 percent.
We want to spread more holiday cheer by helping unite homeless pets with new loving families, said Jim Hanophy, chief executive officer. So were giving the adoption fee discount our employees pay when they adopt. Our ultimate goal is to rescue more homeless dogs and cats and then have more happy pets going home with happy people.
To give humans more time to fall in love with a new furry friend, Operation Kindness is staying open two extra hours Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 p.m.

Dec. 19 to 31, 2018

3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006

Dogs: Normal adoption fee is $185, now only $138.75
Cats: Normal adoption fee is $135, now only $101.25
The discount is only good at the 3201 Earhart campus location.

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Prairie Lights

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018 through Monday December 31, 2018.
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Lynn Creek Park
Address: 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Category: Kids / Family
Opening Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, Prairie Lights,
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas. Prairie Lights runs nightly through December 30, 2018. The always-popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights that drew 250.000 visitors in 2017 will be better than ever in 2018 with new custom displays.
Prairie Lights will be open from 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday non-holidays and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and holidays, Nov. 22, 2018 thru Dec. 31, 2017 Non-holiday Monday through Thursday, cars are $35. Prime Days (Dec. 10-21), Holidays and Friday through Sunday, cars are $45. Carnival Rides, Holiday Show and Walk-Thru are included with you entrance fee. And, returning for the 2018 season is our Fast Pass option.

FAST PASS: bypass the long lines by purchasing a Fast Pass.

Car: Fast Pass:
Weekdays (Mon-Thurs.)$99
Weekend/Holidays$129

Shuttle/Limo:
Weekdays$149
Weekend/Holidays$189

Bus:
Weekdays$199
Weekend/Holidays$239

WALKTHRU:
Holiday Magic Walk-Through Forest featuring dazzling displays and hundreds for illuminated trees, you will be amazed at the beauty of all of the lights.

CARNIVAL RIDES:
Kids of all ages can ride the carnival rides and enjoy a hot cup of coco at the Holiday Village.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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410 Line Dancers Dance Clas

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017 through Thursday May 23, 2019.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clique Studio Dance
Address: 2385 Midway Road, Ste 100, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: $10
Category: Health
410 Line Dancers (410), a Carrollton, TX (suburban Dallas) based line dance company, is Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere and leading place to learn soul line dancing. 410 Line Dancers has been praised for being a great, low cost place to learn how to dance, burn calories, stay active, and most of all, a fun environment to work out and keep fit.

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Wrapping for Kindness to Benefit Operation Kindness

Benefit Operation Kindness Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Monday December 24, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Pet Food Pantry
Address: 3955 Belt Line Road, Addison
Price: $25
Category: Kids / Family
Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 10 to 23 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 24 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa’s gift wrapping elves are on hand to make your gifts look like the most special treasure your loved one has ever received. For a small donation, Operation Kindness volunteers will wrap and adorn your presents to ensure each one glows with magical holiday charm. From Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve, bring your gifts to the Operation Kindness wrapping station at the Barnes & Noble store at Park and Preston in Plano. The wrapping elves will wrap everything including gifts purchased elsewhere. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness.

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