The Top Things to Do During Thanksgiving Weekend in Dallas Are Listed Here

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the height of the holiday event season, and this year is no exception with seven distinct holiday-themed events beginning this weekend or happening already. Two concerts, a national theatrical performance, and an ice skating spectacle are other ways to start the weekend early.

Here are some additional top ideas on how to use your limited spare time over Thanksgiving holiday. Do you want more choices? Fortunately for you, our list of the top events in the city is far longer.

Texas Christkindl Market

The 13th Annual Texas Christkindl Market offers the allure of German Christmas markets in a classic European market setting. A world of sparkling lights, décor, cuisine, and musical acts will envelop visitors. Through December 23, the celebration will be held on Globe Life Field’s North Plaza.

Enjoy the Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas

There will be the yearly Grand Tree Lighting Celebrations at Galleria Dallas. Every performance includes the Missile Toes, Galleria’s pyrotechnic, back-flipping, ice-skating Santa Claus, live skaters who have won national and Olympic titles, and local kids who light the nation’s tallest indoor tree. Performances are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday.

Heritage Farmstead Museum presents Lights on the Farm

Visitors to Lights on the Farm will stroll along a quarter-mile trail that features interactive displays, a 20-foot Christmas tree, holiday light creations, refreshments, and an opportunity for the youngest kids to see Santa. The Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano’s agricultural grounds will provide a plethora of chances for selfie photos. Through December 30, the event is held on weekends.

Chamberlain Ballet presents The Nutcracker

In the annual Nutcracker production by Chamberlain Ballet, The New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia will appear as The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, respectively. Discover a world of toy soldiers marching in time, waltzing snowflakes, and the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Through Sunday, the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson will host three events.

“Stravinsky The Firebird” is presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Gimeno, the orchestra’s conductor, and Alexander Kerr, the violinist, will perform in “Stravinsky The Firebird,” the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Thanksgiving program. Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird (1945 Revision), Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra, “Turkish,” and Tchaikovsky’s Selections from The Nutcracker will all be performed. The Meyerson Symphony Center will host three performances through Sunday.

The Nutcracker is presented by Texas Ballet Theater

The Nutcracker, with its breathtaking sets and choreography, is a celebration of the season full of sweetness, snowflakes, and magic. As Clara and her Nutcracker Prince fight an army of mice and make their way through a wintry wonderland to reach the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of Sweets, audiences may partake in the most enchanted Christmas ritual of the year. The show at Winspear Opera House runs through December 3.