These are 8 best things to do in Dallas on Christmas weekend

While many events in and around Dallas were either postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, some organizations have focused on virtual or socially distant events to keep the masses entertained when we need it most.

Below are the best ways to spend your free time over the Christmas weekend. Although not every event takes place outside the home, they all promise a nice distraction from everyday life.

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Wednesday December 23rd

Holiday events galore

There’s no shortage of in-person, drive-through, and virtual vacation events, and most of them will be available every day this weekend. Options include The trains in the NorthPark, Snow day Dallas, Vacation in the arboretum, Lone Star Christmas, Luminova Holidays, Shine!, Prairie lights, Candy Cane Lane, Dallas Zoo lights, In the dreary winter, The Nutcracker, and more.

Dinosaur drive-thru

Dinosaur Drive-Thru takes place in the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor parking lot in Arlington and features over 60 animatronic dinosaurs. During the 45-minute show, visitors stay in their vehicles to see dinosaurs in chronological order. This includes an interactive audio tour guide who describes all the interesting facts and some jokes about each dinosaur in English and Spanish. The show takes place on different days until January 10th.

Veracruz Cafe presents the Holiday Cocktail Stroll from Oak Cliff

The Oak Cliff Holiday Cocktail Stroll takes place every Wednesday in December at participating locations in Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves. Participants can enjoy a free holiday cocktail in each restaurant and enjoy discounted food and drinks throughout the night. Venues include the Veracruz Cafe (check-in point), Chimichurri, Avoeatery, and Holy Crust. A free shuttle service from Bishop Arts to Trinity Groves is offered every 30 minutes.

Uptown Players presents Helen Holy’s Holiday Streaming Spectacular

Wednesday will be the last day Uptown Players’ special edition of the 701 Club is streamed by Sister Helen Holy, featuring Paul J. Williams as his favorite “altar” ego, Sister Helen Holy of the First Southern Fried Self-Satisfied “Babatist “Church, can be seen. The production is a mixture of Christmas music, news, script interpretation, special guest appearances and interviews. Once activated, the video must be viewed by December 24th.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents the Cyrus Chestnut Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas

The holidays don’t officially arrive until you hear Vince Guaraldi’s classic score of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The virtuoso and playful pianist Cyrus Chestnut gives these classic charts his soulful sound. The concert, which will be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center, will feature favorites like “Linus and Lucy”, “It’s Christmas Time”, “O Tannenbaum” and more.

Theater Drei presents Twas the Night in Theater Drei

Hoping to bring some holiday joy from afar, the Theater Three team arranged an evening of festive illustration, heartwarming musical performances by Cherish Robinson and Sammy Rat Rios, and a reading of a Christmas classic by Emily Gray from the Theater Three stage. Viewers should regard each viewing opportunity as a performance beginning at the published time. Videos must be accessed within 30 minutes of the start times for each show. Performances take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sunday December 27th

The Dallas Museum of Art presents the final day “To Be Determined”

After three months, To Be Determined at the Dallas Museum of Art will be closed. The exhibition examines individual and collective meanings through works of art, sacred objects, and design. The exhibition is based on the museum’s encyclopedic collection, including 13 new acquisitions and three major paintings by Dallas artists. It juxtaposes works from different times, geographies and cultures from the 13th century to the present day in order to follow the resonance of art can shift when they are presented in new contexts and when the viewer fills them with their own personal meaning.

The Dallas Children’s Theater presents Heroes for the Pages

The Dallas Children’s Theater’s three-week free virtual series, where families can learn about the December three vacation break and the children’s book authors who wrote about it, concludes with an event showcasing author Donna L. Washington’s Book L ‘il Rabbit’s Kwanzaa. The show will include a singalong, questions and answers from the author, and a contribution to the hero’s culture.

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