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Holiday Karaoke - Date 12/14/2017

Is there anything more fun than singing “All I Want for Christmas is You” as loud as you can during the holidays? There is something about holiday music that makes you want to sign. Why not make a night out of it at Holiday Karaoke at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden this Sunday. Sing your favorite holiday tune in front of an audience looking to have a great time singing along with you. Holiday Karaoke is free with paid admission.


Date/Time: Sunday, December 17th, 2017


Location: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden - Martin Rutchik Concert Stage


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#JingleBells #Holiday #seasonfun


Magical Winter Lights - Date 12/11/2017

Experience a holiday lighting event like no other evenings now through January 7th at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The Magical Winter Lights festival uses Chinese cultural elements like Chinese lanterns to illuminate the night with holiday beauty. You will also see acrobatic performances and character performances as a part of your admission. Enjoy the live music and grab a bite to eat at the food court while you are there. Plenty of fun for everyone! Admission is $21 per adult and $13 per child.


Date/Time: Open nightly until January 7, 2018


Location: Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050


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#lights #Holiday #magical

Holiday Treat Recipe - Date 12/09/2017

There is something about holiday candy that makes the holiday season even more fun and delicious, of course! If you’ve never made White Chocolate Ting-A-Lings, you need to give them a try! The salty and sweet mix is so good and the recipe is very easy. For the original recipe, visit:


3 1/2 cup chow mein noodles

2 1/2 cup salted cocktail peanuts

32 oz. white chocolate candy coating

holiday sprinkles



Combine chow mein noodles and peanuts.

Melt white chocolate over low heat until smooth; pour over peanut mixture and mix well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper; top with sprinkles.

Cool completely and store at room temperature.

#treats #Holiday #easyanddelicious

12 Bars of Charity - Dallas - Date 12/05/2017

Help out a charity while having fun this Friday at the 12 Bars of Charity event. If you did not have a chance to participate in this fun event last year, how it works is you pick your charity out of a list of 9 fantastic local charities, and check out the list of participating bars for some great drink specials. For $30+tax/fees, a $10 donation will be sent to your chosen charity, you will receive your special long sleeve charity t-shirt, a shuttle pass, and great drink specials at participating bars. Should be a great time!

Date/Time: Friday, December 15th, 2017 starting at 8PM

Location: Various participating bars in Dallas

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#Dallas #Holiday #charitablefun

Smoot’s Kitchen – A Taste of the Holidays - Date 11/29/2017

Spend your Saturday evening eating delicious holiday tastings from Smoot’s Kitchen. Enjoy an eclectic combination of flavors as you indulge in appetizers, a main course with sides, desserts, and holiday beverages all made to celebrate the season. Music and a photo booth will also be onsite for your entertainment. Tickets are $35 per person. Enjoy!!

Date/Time: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 7PM – 9:30PM

Location: Dallas, TX

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#Dallas #Holiday #deliciousfun

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Date 11/28/2017

One story that is a MUST every holiday season is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Why not take it up a notch this year and see the musical live!  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will be at the Winspear Opera House in one week so pick your day and get your tickets.  Enjoy fun hit songs like “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and be reminded of the story of the man whose heart was “two sizes too small”.  Ticket prices vary based on date/time and seat location.  Have fun!
Date/Time:  December 5 – 17, 2017
Location:  Winspear Opera House - 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
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#Dallas #Holiday #tradition

Happy Thanksgiving! - Date 11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are very thankful for all of our fantastic residents and hope you all enjoy your day!! 
#Thanksgiving  #Thankful  #holiday

Texas Ballet Theatre – The Nutcracker - Date 11/20/2017

Our favorite holiday classic returns this Friday, as the Texas Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker. From the dancing snowflakes and sugar plum fairy to the heroic battles, everything about The Nutcracker puts you in the holiday spirit. This year, also enjoy the Kingdom of Sweets before select matinee performances which will include story time, crafts, and special surprises. Let’s start the season off with some magic at The Nutcracker!

Date/Time: Nov. 24th – Dec. 24th, 2017

Location: Winspear Opera House and Bass Performance Hall

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#Dallas #Holiday #tradition

Reindeer Park and Festival - Date 11/18/2017

NorthPark makes Black Friday fun for the whole family with their Reindeer Park and Festival. This festival features Santa and his reindeers, including Rudolf of course, as they celebrate the holiday season. Santa’s arrival is scheduled for 10:30AM at the Salvation Army Angel Tree. After you see the man of the hour, head outside to Reindeer Park for Santa’s storytime, a live reindeer corral, photo opportunities, music, reindeer games, and much more. Holiday treats and fun surprises are also in-store for the event so don’t miss out!

Date/Time: Friday, November 24th, 2017; 10AM – 2PM

Location: NorthPark Center – 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225

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#Dallas #Holiday #tradition

Dallas YMCA Turkey Tot - Date 11/14/2017

We are only a little over a week away from Thanksgiving and if you are like us, you are already looking forward to all the delicious food. Why not enjoy the Thanksgiving feast will a little less guilt but getting in a great run before your dinner? The 50th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot begins at 9AM Thanksgiving morning and is such a fun way to get in some healthy exercise before your turkey spread. You can go for the timed run or the fun run, the intensity is up to you. It’s all about having healthy fun while enjoying your Thanksgiving day!

Date/Time: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, 9AM

Location: Dallas City Hall - 1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201

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#Dallas #Thanksgiving #exerciseandeat