THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: SHOPPING, SPORTS + INDOOR WATER PARK FUN
Dallas | November 15-17
Lions, tigers, lights, oh my! Dallas Zoo Lights presented by Reliant is one of Dallas’ newest tradition that’s back for its third year, and it’s turning the Zoo into a winter wonderland with over one million twinkling lights. Walk through the Dallas Zoo after hours and get in the holiday spirit with live music, family-friendly crafts, a meet-and-greet with Santa and photo-ops galore!
COST— $14 for children, $17 for adults (ticket includes general admission to the Zoo during regular hours that day)
Grand Prairie | November 15-17
Come check out Epic Waters, the largest indoor water park in Texas! This is a special week at Epic Waters, as the park is offering free admission for active duty military personnel, reserve personnel and military veterans! Additionally, all military family members will receive a 25% discount on tickets. On Nov. 16, the park will host “Epic Games”, a fantastic opportunity to compete against other military families in tailgate-style lawn games. Before you attend this exciting event, be sure to check out some of our best tips for a visit to Epic Waters!
COST – Admission is FREE for all military veterans and active duty personnel. Military family members get a 25% discount, with tickets starting at $22 for adults and $17 for children under 4 ft.
Courtesy: Plano West Senior High School Band
Plano | November 16-17
Plano West Senior High’s band is holding a holiday bazaar for the ages this weekend! This shopping extravaganza features over 100 vendors selling seasonal items, jewelry, clothing and more. There will be gifts galore at the bazaar, so get in there and grab your presents early for your family and friends! The holiday season is here, and this event is the perfect way to get it started on the right foot. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Plano West Senior High band.
COST – Admission is FREE.
Ennis | November 16
Satisfy your need for speed at Ultimate Street Night in Ennis. This event lets you bring any car you want to the drag strip, whether it’s a hooptie or a brand new Lamborghini. Ultimate Street Night encourages people to cut down on illegal street racing, and this is the safest environment you will find to test the limits of your car. But even if you don’t want to race, you can still watch from the stands. It still gets the blood pumping! Take part in and enjoy several special events, including the Manufacturers series and Race Wars.
COST – Admission if you plan to race is $30. Admission if you are spectating is $15 (and free for children 12 and under).
Denton | November 16-17
Head to Holiday Open House in Downtown Denton if you are in the mood for a massive shopping spree. The Christmas rush hasn’t started yet, so you can slow down and enjoy your shopping experience in some of the finest shops in Denton. More than 40 shops and restaurants are participating in this exciting weekend of gift-buying. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list! There will be discounts and holiday decorations at every turn, so move slowly and be sure to check everything out. You might even find the elfie, and if you take a selfie with it, you can win a grand prize!
COST — Admission is FREE.
Courtesy: Marlon Parungao
Arlington | November 16
Make a visit to the new Arlington Esports Stadium for a Saturday night of fun and glory. The 2019 Esports Awards brings the biggest names in the esports industry under the same roof to compete for awards in 27 categories. You will see incredible gameplay, exciting personalities and a lot of happiness from the award winners. Later on, you can talk to the winners themselves to learn more about how the growing industry works! Award shows are always fun, and it is clear that video games are on the rise!
COST — Tickets start at $25.
Fort Worth | November 15-17
The Lone Star Film Festival is a fantastic event for anyone who appreciates a good movie, no matter the type. This film festival is highlighted by more than 150 films throughout the week. From American horror to Polish romantic comedies, Fort Worth’s Sundance Square will be a cinema hotbed, with a classic film gala and industry panels that let you get a closer look at the creatives behind the films. There will be films for all ages, so don’t hesitate to bring your kids to movies they would like. You can see the full list of films HERE.
COST — Day passes start at $30. All-access passes are $300. See website for pricing on individual movies.
Addison | November 16
Hoote-what? Harvest Hootenanny is a laid back, family-friendly night to listen to some folk music in Addison! You and your kids can get your faces painted, or you can play a variety of outdoor games to enjoy this fall weather. With music from The Bodarks and David Whitman & The King David Band, you will have a fun night of hootenanny. This will be a nice, relaxing event, and it is the perfect way to decompress before all of your holiday shopping and extended family activities begin near Thanksgiving.
COST — Admission is FREE.