THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: HOLIDAY FUN + FESTIVALS
Fall fun has arrived in Dallas-Fort Worth! Get a head start on holiday shopping, admire local film and art or look to the skies during a lantern festival. Whatever you choose, these 6 can’t-miss events are sure to make your weekend one for the books. Want your photo to be featured on our website or social feeds? Tag us on Instagram with #DFWWeekend!
Fort Worth | November 7 – 11
Now in its’ twelfth season, the Lone Star Film Festival is a local favorite for filmmakers and movie buffs. Over 40 films will be shown at local theatres in downtown Fort Worth, showcasing the finest in independent and big budget feature films, documentaries and shorts. Snag an all-access badge to enjoy a full weekend of films, festival parties and panel discussions!
COST — $30 – $45 for a Single Day Pass; $15 for a Single Film Ticket
Plano | November 8 – 11
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with this weekend-long gift market that’s been a Plano staple for 23 years. The Plano Event Center will be filled with over 100 carefully selected vendors selling everything you need for the upcoming season, from home décor to gourmet snacks.
COST — $15, children under 12 get in FREE
Frisco | November 9 – 11
GOOOAL! Sports City USA’s newest addition is opening its’ doors this weekend for soccer fans and sports enthusiasts alike. Immerse yourself in the history of soccer and discover the most personalized experience in sports with interactive technology at the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Get a first-hand look here.
COST — $15 for adults, $11 for kids 12 and under
Grapevine | November 9 – January 1
Wander through a winter wonderland during the opening weekend of ICE!® at the Gaylord Texan. Thanks to master ice-carving artisans, two million pounds of ice has been transformed into scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Get a sneak peek and read about how to make the most of your ICE!® experience here.
COST— $17 for kids and $30 for adults. Want to get 40% off your tickets? Use promo code VISITDFW when you buy tickets online!
5. LANTERN FEST
Ennis | November 10
If you’re looking for a magical experience this weekend, head to Texas Motorplex for this one-of-a-kind festival. Here you’ll find live music, fun for the kiddos, delicious food and (once the sun sets), a sky filled with gorgeous lantern lights. This event has been known to sell out, so get your tickets ASAP!
COST— $70 advance tickets, $75 at the gate, $15 for kids ages 4 – 12
Dallas | November 10 – 11
Shop from over 100 artists at Reverchon Park during a fine arts festival that only happens twice a year! Whether you’re on the hunt for a holiday gift or want to find a new piece to add to your collection, you’ll find it here. Along with amazing artwork, you’ll get to see artist demonstrations and enjoy live acoustic music throughout the day.