10 Things to do in Dallas this weekend of December 1 include 35th Dallas Holiday Parade, Merry Members & More!

10 Things to do in Dallas this weekend of December 1 include 35th Dallas Holiday Parade, Merry Members & More!

Our top picks for Things to do in Dallas this weekend of December 1 include the 35th Dallas Holiday Parade, Merry Members, Tree Lighting Celebration, Hot Chocolate Pop-Up, and more!

There’s always a lot to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. 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’ 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 1, 2023 – Friday

Friday Night Rooftop Remix

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Happiest Hour Facebook

What: Kick off the weekend with stunning views of the city, warm weather, crisp cocktails, and great music.

So, grab your squad and head over to Happiest Hour for their Friday Night Rooftop Remix and have an amazing night. 

When: Friday, December 1, 2023 | 10 pm – 11:30 pm
Where:
Happiest Hour, 2616 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201


Things to Do in Dallas on Saturday, December 2, 2023

What: Santa might not make an appearance, but you can still see another iconic Christmas character, the Grinch!

Pop by NFM with the kids (or some alone or with some silly friends) and take photos with the Grinch. You might make his heart grow three sizes!

If you’re one of the first 300, you’ll also get a free Polaroid photo.

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 10 am
Where: NFM, 5600 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
How much: 
Free


Merry Members

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Amon Carter Museum of American Art Facebook

What: Have a holly jolly time at the Amon Carter Museum!

Take the kids for a day of winter-themed activities, milk, and cookies, and take photos with the Clauses!

Members will also get 25% off in the museum shop, plus free gift wrapping.

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: 
Free for members


Tree Lighting Celebration

Welcome the holiday season with a festive and epic tree-lighting celebration!

There’s going to be plenty of entertainment and activities– face painting, crafts, games, photos with Santa, and story time with Mrs. Claus. Frosty and Rudolph will also visit!

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201


Reliant Lights Your Holidays

Have a magical and musical night with your family as Reliant lights up the whole of the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus.

Live performances by the Polyphonic Spree and Vanita Leo, fireworks, a drone show, snow, Santa, and more– that’s what you can expect tonight.

For the entire schedule and list of events this evening, visit AT&T PAC’s webpage.

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 5:30 pm
Where: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: 
Free


35th Dallas Holiday Parade

35th Dallas Holiday Parade

Image credit: Dallas Holiday Parade Facebook

Dallas is inviting everyone to welcome the holiday season with a thrilling and vibrant parade!

Watch bright floats, amazing performers, and maybe a Christmas character or two as they march down Commerce Street and through Downtown Dallas.

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 9 am – 11 am
Where: Downtown Dallas, TX
How much: 
Free


Decorate Cookies with Mrs. Claus

Warm up this winter season with tasty treats and Mrs. Claus. Help her decorate cookies fresh out of the oven at Ginna’s Cafe.

Santa will also be by the Wildlife Fountain to take some photos.

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Scheels, 4450 Destination Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
How much: 
Free


Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend of December 1, 2023 – Sunday

Guided Tour: Yes, But is it Art?

What: You may have experienced looking at a piece in a museum and thought, “What is this doing here?”

Well, let a Carter docent guide you as you explore words in the collection that use unexpected and unconventional styles, processes, and materials.

When: Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 1 pm – 2
Where:
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free


Holiday Movie Marathon

What: Watching holiday movies is probably part of your holiday tradition.

Head over to the Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn and watch a bunch of fun holiday-themed movies. Take the family or some close friends, get cozy, and get your fill of Christmas fun.

And it’s not just going to be a massive movie night. This event also includes plenty of activities, like an appearance by Santa, a holiday vendor market, cookie decorating kits, a gift-wrapping station, and so much more!

When: Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Grandscape, 5752 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony, TX 75056
How much: Free


Hot Chocolate Pop-Up

Hot Chocolate Pop-Up

Image credit: Galleria Dallas

What: Warm up this winter with some yummy hot chocolate!

Galleria Dallas is playing host to Tierra a Taza pop-up that will give you your chocolatey fix!

When: Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 7 pm
Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240


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