Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend of November 18 | Dallas Zoo Lights

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend of November 18 | Dallas Zoo Lights | Image credit: Dallas Zoo Facebook

Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids this weekend of November 18-20, 2022 include Dallas Zoo Lights, Nancy Best Fountain PerformancesFort Worth Zoo 30th Anniversary, and lots more!

There are always plenty of things for kids to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. So if you’re wondering “What are the fun things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend?” you don’t need to look any further.

There are so many fun things to do with kids in Dallas this weekend of November 18 to November 20, 2022!

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend of November 18, 2022, Friday

Dallas Zoo Lights

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend of November 18 | Dallas Zoo Lights

Things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend of November 18 | Dallas Zoo Lights | Image credit: Dallas Zoo Facebook

What: No matter what age, the Dallas Zoo Lights will leave everyone mesmerized. With more than a million lights scattered across the Zoo and gigantic animal lanterns, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into somewhere magical.

And it’s not all about pretty lights. There are brand new lighted photo ops, 3D sculptures, food and drinks, performances, light shows, and activities.

Buy your tickets now to ensure you get the best ones. Also, advanced purchase of tickets is reqiured.

When: November 18, 2022 to January 1, 2023 | 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203
How much: Starts at $10

Outdoor Movie at Samuell Farm

What: There’s something special about watching a movie outdoors with a bunch of strangers. For this fun experience, check out the Outdoor Movie at Samuell Farm where you can watch The Goonies on the big screen.

This family-friendly event lets you bring your own chairs, blankets, and coolers.

When: November 18, 2022 | 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: Samuell (East) Farm, 100 US-80, Mesquite, TX 75149
How much: $3; Free for kids 2 and under

Nancy Best Fountain Performances

Things to do in Dallas this weekend with kids

Image credit: Klyde Warren Park Facebook

What: For about 30 to 45 minutes a day, you can watch the water dance to a cool choreographed routine. Then, you can catch the fountain show again at sunset with pretty lights.

What’s even more fun is that you and your kids can run around and play in the water, making you part of the show!

If you want to choreograph your own routine, the songs include Celebration by Kill & The Gang, Raise Your Glass by P!nk, Footloose by Knny Loggins, and Shake it Off by Taylor Swift.

When: November 18, 2022 | 6:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free

Top Summer Camp Pick: Sports, STEM & Arts Camps in Dallas at Elite University

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Elite University Summer Camps is proud to serve the families of Richmond and Garland in Dallas, Texas. Elite University Summer Camps provides innovative summer camp programming with STEM Camps, Athletic Camps, Outdoor Camps, and Culinary and Mixed Media Arts. At Elite U there is something for everyone! Book your kids’ spot for Elite University Summer Camp in Dallas.

Also, check out our comprehensive list of the Best Summer Camps for 2022 in Dallas.

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Saturday, November 19, 2022

Morning Bird Walk

What: Start your morning with a nice stroll along the Trinity River. You’ll also get to look for and learn about the different species of birds and their habitats at the Audubon Center.

But you should register now. They’re limiting this walk to only 20 people. And don’t forget your binoculars!

When: November 19, 2022 | 7:30 am to 8:15 am
Where:Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217 
How much: $10

A Magical Cirque Christmas

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Image credit: A Magical Cirque Christmas Facebook

What: Feel the Christmas spirit with a magical production perfect for the whole family.

From the world’s best entertainers comes a mesmerizing and jaw-dropping holiday production. Let Hostess Lucy Darling take you on a journey filled with brilliant performances and awe-inspiring cirque artists.

You’ll even feel the season’s spirit even more when you hear some of your favorite holiday music performed live!

When: November 19, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $29.95

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Visits With Santa

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Facebook

What: It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas without Santa. Take the kiddos to the Christmas Village and watch their face light up when they tell the jolly man in the red suit what they want.

Even you can let your whimsical side soar. You can take a photo to cement the moment. You just need to donate to the Volunteer Advisory Board.

When: November 19 to December 24, 2022 | Times depend on the day
Where: Christmas Village, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
How much: Included with garden admission

Fort Worth Zoo 30th Anniversary

What: In 1992, the Fort Worth Zoo reopened under the leadership of the Fort Worth Zoological Association. Since then, it’s so many things and accomplished a lot of milestones.

That’s why they’re going big on the 30th anniversary party! Aside from hanging out with your favorite animals, you can expect several live musical acts around the park, photo ops, characters walking around, themed activities, and even giveaways!

More than that, tickets are half-priced!

When: November 19, 2022 | 7:30 am to 8:15 am
Where:Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110 
How much: Adult: $9; Children 3-12 and Seniors 65 and older: $7

Holiday Goods & Décor Vendor Market

What: This maybe the best place to do your holiday decoration shopping. There are over two dozen local vendors sellingall sorts of goods and décor perfect for the holiday season.

Your kids can even help you pick some ornaments. And when you’re done, you can enjoy all the Arboretum has to offer.

When: November 19 – 20, 2022 | 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Main Entry Plaza of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road,Dallas, TX, 75218
How much:$3-$20, included in garden admission; Free for members

Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, November 20, 2022

Lola’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Rummage Sale – Vintage + Artisan Market

Things to do in Dallas this weekend

Image credit: Lola’s Fort Worth Facebook

What: It’s going to be a grand time at Fort Worth’s longest-running outdoor market. Catch the city’s best creators and vintage collectors and stick around for the experience.

Everywhere you look, there’s going to be art, memorabilia, oddities, collectibles, hand-crafted items, food, and so much more!

Bring your whole family and they might just leave with some cool stuff and even cooler memories.

When: November 20, 2022 | 12:00 pm
Where: Lola’s Fort Worth, 2000 W Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110
How much: Free

Open Studio At The Dallas Museum Of Art

What: Feed you creativity and let it run wild at the Open Studio at the DMA. You can even use art as a family bonding experienc.

This month, let Guadalupe Rosale’s Drifting on a Memory inspire you and your family to design your own cars.

It’s better if you get there early. It’s a first-come, first-serve program and the activity goes on while supplies last.

When: November 20, 2022 |12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Fre

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