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By October 27, 2021November 1st, 2021No Comments

10 Holiday events back this season

(oh, how we missed them!)

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Photo by Steven Visneau

Let’s Get Cracking!

The curtain rises once again for Texas Ballet Theater, which opens its season with The Nutcracker. The first performance is Nov. 26 at Winspear Opera House in Dallas, with shows running through Dec. 5. The troupe moves to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth for a Dec. 10-26 run. texasballettheater.org/season

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Minimalism

We love a spectacle during the holidays, but we also appreciate simplicity. The tree on the campus of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is made up of strands of green lights. And it’s beautiful.

Photo by Ralph Lauer

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We’re Trotting Again

Runners are rejoicing as the Dallas and Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trots return Nov. 25. Prepare to get your Thanksgiving started by burning some calories and raising money for a good cause.

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We Love a Parade

Fort Worth’s Parade of Lights is an annual event that kicks off the holiday season for many. Downtown lights up Nov. 21; fortworthparadeoflights.org. Downtown Grapevine lights up Dec. 2 with the largest lighted parade in North Texas; grapevinechamber.org/events/grapevine-parade-of-lights. The Dallas Holiday Parade marches to some merry tunes Dec. 4; dallasholidayparade.com.

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A Work of Art

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth flips the switch on their annual display earlier than in previous years. The trees surrounding the beautiful Tadao Ando building light up Nov. 1; themodern.org. They’ll stay on through Feb. 6 to coincide with the end of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

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How ’Bout Them Cowboys?

This year’s Turkey Day game pitting the Dallas Cowboys against the Las Vegas Raiders is sure to feel a bit more festive, especially since Dallas is having a pretty good season. Everything tastes better when you’re winning.

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The Fat Man Returns

We hear Santa’s ready to rumble with a freshly pressed red velvet suit, groomed beard and a new twinkle in his eye. Have you made your list?

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Everything’s Coming Up Christmas

Grapevine calls itself the “Christmas Capital of Texas,” and it has every right to lay claim to that title. With 40 days of events, you’re bound to find the spirit somewhere.

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Light It Up

Bring on the massive light displays. We’re ready to make new memories and step up our selfie game. One of the best is Vitruvian Park in Addison, with 1.5 million LEDs wrapped around more than 550 trees. The park lights up starting Nov. 26 and runs through Jan. 2. It’s free, and this year, look for the return of musical performances, food trucks and more.

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Oh, Tannenbaum

The lighting of the tree is one of those count-it-down moments beloved by young and old. The city of Southlake gets festive Nov. 20 in the Town Square. Flower Mound and Keller are waiting until the first week of December. 3-2-1 . . .