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The Top 10 Things To Do This Week In Dallas & Collin County

Plan your week of November 27 – 30, 2023
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Christmas is creeping up ever so closer, and the excitement and anticipation rise. Trees are up, presents selected, and, most notably, for our to-do list, more and more holiday-themed events are on the calendar. Think Lights on the Farm and Revel's Santa brunch, but also remember to enjoy events with other themes, such as the life-size animatronic dinosaurs exhibit and a concert from Andrea Bocelli.

Take a look at our selection of must-go events, and scroll all the way down to see our local picks for where to eat and drink this week.

Come right in because here's the only list you need!

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R&B/Hip Hop Night Sounds At Legacy Hall

When: November 28, 2023 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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Turn up the vibes with Vegan Vibrationz and Vegans After Dark at Legacy Hall! Experience the fusion of cocktails, crunchwraps and fantastic R&B and hip hop tunes by DJ Twin 1. Also, enjoy the limited edition secret menu item by Vegan Vibrationz for this exclusive night. It's a free event, so arrive early to secure your spot for this musical and culinary experience. Seating is first come, first served.

106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball

When: November 28, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dickies Arena | 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth

Get ready for a night of musical magic at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball, presented by Capital One at Dickies Arena on November 28th! The star-studded lineup includes Jelly Roll, Doechii, Big Time Rush, Flo Rida, Shaggy, LANY, Paul Russell, Kaliii, P1Harmony and AleXa. Make sure to mark your calendar for this event filled with top-notch performances that will have you dancing all night!

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Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four: Joy To The World

When: November 28, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

Experience the enchantment of Christmas with Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and her talented children, the musical group Family Four, as they deliver a Christ-centered Christmas show. This festive event will feature sacred and beloved Christmas carols, along with Irish soprano Alex Sharpe and the Shawnee Trail Youth Singers. Reception tickets are also available, offering an exclusive pre-show experience with meet and greet, refreshments, and signed memorabilia.

Christmas On The Square

When: November 29, 2023 | 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Celina's Downtown Square | 142 N. Ohio Street, Celina
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Step into a magical Christmas wonderland at Celina's Downtown Square on November 29th, presented by Specialty Land Services. This family-friendly event, reminiscent of a Hallmark movie, promises a delightful small-town Christmas celebration. Join in the festive spirit with neighbors, friends and family. It promises to be a beautiful way to kick off the holiday season with joy and community spirit!

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Vocal Majority: Christmas Vacation Show

When: November 30, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

Experience the Vocal Majority's Christmas Vacation Show at the Eisemann Center to delight in a harmony-filled adventure with the Mitchell family as they navigate the hilariously chaotic preparations for the perfect holiday. Act 2 will lift your spirits with cherished and sacred Christmas songs, promising to infuse the true meaning of Christmas into your holiday season. Tickets are on sale for this festive performance.

Andrea Bocelli At The American Airlines Center

When: November 30, 2023 | I 7:30 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

Andrea Bocelli returns to the American Airlines Center in Dallas for an unforgettable performance. You can experience the magic of his extensive repertoire, featuring selections from his recent #1 album A Family Christmas, the uplifting solo album Believe, and a timeless array of arias, crossover hits and cherished love songs. Gather your friends and family to enjoy this highly anticipated musical journey.

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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

When: November 27 to January 13, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Little Elm Park | 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm
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Little Elm Park hosts a spellbinding event: Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience. Enchanting lights and theatrical wonders bring the world of wizards to life. Visitors embark on a trail through a magical forest, encountering creatures like hippogriffs and unicorns. Armed with wands, attendees can cast spells and conjure patronuses, delight in Harry Potter-inspired food, capture memories with fun photos and immerse themselves in the enchantment of Harry Potter!

African American Museum: Exhibitions Commemorating Significance Of Deep Ellum, Central Track

When: November 27, 2023, to May 24, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: The African American Museum | 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas
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The African American Museum in Dallas invites you to explore the enduring significance of Deep Ellum and Central Track. The exhibition Central Track: Crossroads of Deep Ellum delves into the 1920s and 1930s, showcasing archival materials and recordings of the era's music. Seeing a World Blind Lemon Never Saw by Alan Govenar explores locations in Blind Lemon's songs. Join them in commemorating these cultural landmarks from November to May.

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Lights On The Farm

When: November 27 to December 30, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum | 1900 West 15th Street, Plano

Embark on a magical journey at the Heritage Farmstead museum's Lights on the Farm. Witness the historic farmstead transformed into a winter wonderland with over a million lights and enchanting holiday displays, and delight in the quarter-mile trail featuring holiday light creations and animated displays by First Choice Lights. Also, enjoy festive treats, meet Santa in his farm shop and create lasting memories with family.

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: November 28, 2023, to February 19, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
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Experience the Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit from October 5, 2023, to February 19, 2024, at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney. Travel back along a half-mile trail with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs. They come alive, moving and roaring, offering an enthralling experience and fascinating facts about herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Enjoy interactive elements, a photo-op with a tyrannosaurus rex and an outdoor fossil dig.

Even More Great Things To Do This Week In Dallas & Collin County

Meadows Museum To Presents Spanish Light: Sorolla In American Collections Exhibition
When: November 27 to January 7, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: The Meadows Museum | 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas

Revel's Santa Brunch
When: November 27 to December 17, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Revel Patio Grill's | 9305 Preston Road, Frisco
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Tommy Emmanuel At Majestic Theatre Dallas
When: November 30, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Majestic Theatre Dallas | 1925 Elm St, Dallas

Football In The PGA District
When: November 30, 2023 |
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Chamber Works: Thursday Morning Networking Event
When: November 30, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Save The Date!

A Different View Exhibit

When: December 1 to 2 , 2023 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St, McKinney
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Experience the artistry of Jeni Tomlinson at The Cove, McKinney, from December 1 to 2, 2023. As a McKinney native, Tomlinson's work is a poignant exploration of emotional memory and middle America. Her paintings, reminiscent of Edward Hopper's style, employ challenging compositions, intricate interplays of light and shadow and saturated colors. Join in to appreciate a different view of familiar subjects through Tomlinson's evocative lens.

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The Grinch Stole Christmas! Ornament Scavenger Hunt Downtown Plano

When: December 16, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Plano Arts District | 1004 E 15th St, Plano
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The Grinch has swiped holiday ornaments, and it's your mission to reclaim them! Discover one of the limited-edition #LovePlano ornaments hidden in Downtown Plano shops and restaurants and follow clues on Downtown Plano's social media and local businesses' channels. You can find ornaments scattered between 14th and 15th Streets, from G Avenue to Municipal Avenue. Claim one ornament per family and enjoy the holiday spirit!

Holiday In Whoville A Christmas Celebration

When: December 17, 2023 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Canyon Creek Project Adventist Church |  2800 Custer Pkwy, Richardson
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Gather all friends and family to join the festive fun at Holiday in Whoville on December 17, 2023, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Canyon Creek Project Adventist Church in Richardson. This Christmas celebration promises enjoyment for all ages. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with joyful activities, good food and holiday cheer at this Whoville-inspired event.