Our top picks on for Things to do in Dallas this weekend of December 16 include Mistletoe Market, Skating Under The Stars, Black Nativity, A Slay Belles Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas 5K Fun Run, and lots more!
There’s always a lot to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Dallas today?’, we have you covered! Whether you are looking for things to do in Dallas this weekend for couples or family events in Dallas on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list.
Things to do in Dallas this Weekend of December 16, 2022 – Friday
What: Step into a magical Christmas wonderland. There are going to be mesmerizing animated light sculptures, ice skating, an awe-inspiring maze, and a big village. Santa will even make an appearance!
It’s presented by the Hallmark Channel, so you know it’s going to be heavy on the Christmas spirit.
When: December 16, 2022 to January 1, 2023 | 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm
Where: Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Starting at $34 Adult and $20 Child
What: Christmas is fast approaching, and that means cute markets are going to be popping up! This week, it’s the Mistletoe Market by The Boho Market at Preston Hollow Village.
Take in the festive decor and music as you do your last-minute shopping. And when you get tired, check out the onsite restaurants for dinner or happy hour.
When: December 16, 2022 | 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: Preston Hollow Village, 7859 Walnut Hl Ln Suite 190, Dallas, TX 75230
How much: Free
What: Make your Christmas a little more fabulous with some drag queens!
Hosted by Larry The Fairy and Bleach, you’re in for a night of amazing makeup artistry and belly-aching laughs. Then get ready for festive, sassy, and sizzling performances by Taylor Summers, Jade Summers, and Pinche Queen as Santa!
When: December 16, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: The Echo Lounge & Music Hall, 1323 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: $10
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Things to Do in Dallas on Saturday, December 17, 2022
What: Do you want to see some stunning lights but can’t take long walks, especially with kids? Well, the Gift of Lights lets you experience lights in the comfort of your car.
This 2-mile-long drive-thru experience gives you an LED light show and twinkling and dancing lights that line the iconic road.
You don’t even pay per person but by the carload. So, fill your vehicle and take in this magnificent experience together.
When: December 17, 2022 to January 1, 2023 | 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177
How much: $35 per car; $60 for buses, limos, and RVs
What: It’s the birth of Jesus like you’ve never seen before! Inspired by Langston Hughes’ retelling of the story, Black Nativity is a must-see this holiday season.
With a cast of people of color, this theatrical wonderment will keep you clapping your hands, tapping your toes, and snapping your fingers.
When: December 17 – 18, 2022 | 3 pm and 8 pm
Where: Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S Tyler St, Dallas, TX 75208
How much: $25 – $45
What: Make your holidays active and join the first ever A Charlie Brown Christmas 5k Run! The kiddies can even run in The Snoopy Kids Dash.
You don’t even have to win to get a medal. Everyone will receive a festive, Officially Licensed Peanuts® finisher medal. Plus, a participant bib and performance tech t-shirt.
Stick around after the race for some refreshments. Also, Santa will make an appearance!
You’ll also be helping some kids when you run. The race’s non-profit partner, “Be An Angel,” will receive a portion of registration proceeds.
When: December 17, 2022 | 8 am
Where: Trinity Groves, 331 Singleton Blvd Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75212
How much: $39.95 and $49.95
What: Add another hobby or talent to your list. This time, calligraphy. Sip & Script invite you to an hour-and-a-half lettering class 470 feet in the sky. You’ll even get to enjoy a few drinks.
This event is open to everyone– from stationary aficionados to crafty beginners. You’ll learn the basics through an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. Then, you’ll level up to more advanced techniques.
The class includes a beginner’s calligraphy kit that has two nibs, a black ink pot, two letter guides, tracing paper, and a straight pen holder. All the materials you need to write on will also be provided. Then, after the class, you get to take everything home!
When: December 17, 2022 | 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: $70
What: If you love Christmas parties, you should drop by Deep Ellum Art Company for the Jamily Holiday Party, and bring your family!
There will be an artist market that’s free for anyone to vend and attend. So, set aside some money for food and souvenirs. Plus, you’ll get live music by Sushi Greenberg, 20 Hounds, and Gaffer!
Everyone who RSVPs will be entered into a raffle for a pair of golden Art Co. tickets good for ANY show you choose. You don’t even have to pay anything. Just bring a toy to donate for A Very Spidey Christmas toy drive.
When: December 17, 2022 | 5 pm
Where: Deep Ellum Art Co., 3200 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
How much: Free with RSVP
Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of December 16, 2022 – Sunday
What: As the temperatures drop and the night sky becomes clearer, enjoy the evening with your family and friends while you ice skate around.
Aside from it being a great bonding opportunity, your kids (and even you) can learn how to ice skate. Who knows, you might have the next gold medalist with you.
When: December 18, 2022 to January 3, 2023 | 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Children’s Health StarCenter Farmers Branch, 12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
How much: Ages 4+: $10 per session; Kids 3 and under: Free; Skate rental: $5
What: Lola’s Fort Worth is the place to be in this holiday season! They’re going big with a holiday extravaganza with great food, amazing vendors, and the best artists in the DFW area.
But this time, it’s more than just having fun. The event encourages you to bring some things to help those in need in The Forth Worth HOPE Center, a fitting act this Christmas time.
You better show up for this one. It’s going to be the last one for the year, and there won’t be another market until the spring of next year.
When: December 18, 2022 | 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Lola’s Fort Worth, 2000 W Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110
How much: Free
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