Our top picks on for Things to do in Dallas this weekend of December 23 include Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland, a Onesie Party, Visits With Santa, Live 80 – 80s Music Experience, Drink The Tree Christmas Day, 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 23, 2022 – Friday
What: Start the Christmas celebrations early and jam to some of the greatest hits of the 80s!
Rock out to tunes by The Cure performed by Le Cure and Tears For Fears performed by Mad World. And what makes this night extra fun is you can come in your pajamas! Your tickets are even cheaper if you do.
This all-ages event includes free passes to the cereal bar with every ticket. So, you can fill up while you party.
You can also join the White Elephant gift exchange. You just have to bring a gift– preferably at least $20.
When: December 23, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Amplified Live, 10261 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220
How much: $12 for general admission, $100 for a 4-seat VIP table, $5 if you arrive in pajamas.
What: There are a lot of parties happening right now and this is probably one of the best ones to go to.
Come in your best ugly Christmas sweater and have some fun! You don’t have to, but you can bring a random wrapped gift ($5 to $10 worth).
There’s also going to be live music by The Whisket Picks!
When: December 23, 2022 | 6:30 pm
Where: Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery, 509 W State St, Garland, TX 75040
What: Christmas is a time of magic and that’s what you’ll get from the cast of Cirque Musica.
Bring your whole family and prepare to be dazzled by the talented acrobats and aerialists, tickled by hilarious hijinks, and engulfed in holiday cheer.
This night is pure enchantment.
When: December 23, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Starts at $25
What: Another 80s party! If you want a night away from the kids, this is the party for you.
Party all night to some of the best music of this tubular decade– from new wave to pop to head-banging metal to everything in between!
When: December 23, 2022 |9 pm
Where: Roanoke ChopShop Live, 309 S Oak St, Roanoke, TX 76262
How much: Free
What: No matter what age, the Dallas Zoo Lights will leave everyone mesmerized. With more than a million lights scattered across the Zoo and gigantic animal lanterns, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into somewhere magical.
And it’s not all about pretty lights. There are brand new lighted photo ops, 3D sculptures, food and drinks, performances, light shows, and activities.
Buy your tickets now to ensure you get the best ones. Also, advanced purchase of tickets is reqiured.
When: December 23-25, 2022 | Runs until January 1, 2023 | 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203
How much: Starts at $10
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Things to Do in Dallas on Saturday, December 24, 2022
What: Party in style (and comfort) in your coolest onesie.
Spend Christmas with a group of strangers or you can take your friends with you. Just know you’re in for a night of absolute fun.
When: December 24, 2022 | 9 pm
Where: One Eyed (O.E.) Penguin, 2, 1, 1404 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
What: No plans on Christmas Eve? No problem. You can just chill and watch some Christmas movies all night long.
On top of that, there are going to be drinks the whole time!
When: December 24, 2022 | 3 pm and 8 pm
Where: Lola’s Fort Worth, 2000 W Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110
How much: Free
What: It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas without Santa. Take the kiddos to the Christmas Village and watch their face light up when they tell the jolly man in the red suit what they want.
Even you can let your whimsical side soar. You can take a photo to cement the moment. You just need to donate to the Volunteer Advisory Board.
When: December 24, 2022, Times depend on the day
Where: Christmas Village, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
How much: Included with garden admission
Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of December 23, 2022 – Sunday
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 25, 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: Make Christmas Day an unforgettable one (or one you may forget, depending on how much you drink). Join a bunch of people eating hot tamales and drinking cold beer.
You can literally “drink the tree” when you pick one up from The Rustic’s original beer Christmas tree!
When: December 25, 2022 | 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Rustic, 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
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