Holiday Happenings in the Metroplex

One of the great things about the surrounding communities of North Texas is the abundance of various events and activities. There is never a dull moment in DFW! To help get in the spirit of the holidays, we thought we’d share some fun and festive events coming up in the DFW Metroplex!

Walk, Run, or Trot!

Whether you’re looking to walk for a good cause, trying to do get active on Thanksgiving, or hoping to be able to brag about out-running zombies, North Texas has what you’re lookingDallas Marathon for!

Help young patients by walking in the St Jude’s “Give Thanks. Walk.” on November 17th in either Fort Worth or Frisco. You can also sponsor an individual or a team on their website.

Looking for something a bit more exhilarating? Try to survive during the Walking Dead Run in Dallas, TX! On November 17th, dress up in whatever costume you desire and see how well you’d cope during a zombie apocalypse by trying to outrun the Zombie Mob! There will be free beer and a concert by Le Freak! after the race, as well as a costume contest.

If you’re more interested in running without having to dodge zombies, try the Color in Motion 5k in Dallas on the same day. Teaming up with the Make-A-Wish foundation, the Color in Motion 5k allows participants to run through explosions of color, turning their white outfits into vibrant mixtures of color by the end of the race. Participants can run as a team or individually.

If you’d rather exercise and get out there on a holiday, try the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Frisco, TX! Registration opens at 6:30 AM, and the event runs until 10:45 AM, giving you just enough time to freshen up and get ready for all your Thanksgiving feasts later on! How much better would you feel about those turkey feasts after a brisk morning run?

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Thanksgiving in TexasWith the end of Thanksgiving comes the beginning of a month-long celebration of… you guessed it, Christmas! North Texas offers tons of events to entertain those both young and elderly in the DFW Metroplex, but the common favorite is the variety of light shows and parades, bringing each North Texan fully into the Holiday spirit.

Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie, TX kicks off on Thanksgiving Day (November 22) and lasts until December 31st. This event offers a 4-million-lights set that stretches for 2 miles. Drive your car through the path, view the displays, and stop halfway to visit the Holiday Village!

Looking for something festive to do in McKinney, TX? Try the “Dickens of Christmas – Home for the Holidays” event, taking place the weekend directly after Thanksgiving, November 23-25. There will be strolling carolers, carriage rides, a chance to visit with Santa, and more!

Also taking place the day after Thanksgiving is the Fort Worth Parade of Lights! Enjoy over 500,000 lights and illuminated entries, and the holiday staple in Fort Worth—the Sundance Square Christmas Tree!

If you’re in Frisco area, head over to the Frisco Square for some holiday fun, anytime between November 23 and December 30. Enjoy carriage rides and train displays throughout this time, or go on December 15th to play on the 3-lane inner-tubing snow slide, and to watch parachuting Santa!

As you can see, North Texas does not hold back from engaging with the community and creating a festive environment for its residents. Each town has its own holiday charm and activities to partake in. If you’re interesting in making one of these fun cities your home, please visit our website and request a free orientation pack!