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The Top 15 Things To Do This Weekend In Dallas & Collin County

Plan your weekend of November 10 – 12, 2023
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This weekend, you can experience a taste of Christmas and the magical holiday season via various events. And if you think that Christmas comes a little too early, note in your agenda other types of events that take place during the weekend, for example, those related to Veteran's Day.

Scroll all the way down to find our weekly recommendations for places to eat, and get everything planned for an amazing three-day break from the daily routine.

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

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Plano Flags Of Honor

When: November 8 to 11, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Oak Point Park | 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano
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From November 3 to 11, 2023, Oak Point Park transforms into a sea of gratitude. Organized by the Plano East Rotary Club, the Plano Flags of Honor event features hundreds of flags, each telling the story of a military veteran or first responder. It's a heartfelt tribute crafted by dedicated volunteers, honoring the bravery and sacrifices of those who serve. Join the community in this moving tribute.

When You Wish Upon A Star

When: November 10, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

Join a unique celebration of 100 years of Disney, reimagined through the enchanting world of jazz. From timeless classics like Snow White to modern favorites like Toy Story, experience beloved Disney songs in a way you've never heard before. The performance will feature the house band of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, led by pianist Sean Mason, with vocalists Tahira Clayton and Sasha Dobson.

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Studio 3 Dance Presents The Snow Queen Ballet

When: November 11, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson
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Prepare to be enchanted on November 11, 2023, at The Eisemann Center in Richardson, as Studio 3 Dance brings to life the timeless tale of The Snow Queen Ballet. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale, this performance tells a heartwarming story of enduring friendship through exquisite dance and captivating costumes. Join a magical evening that will leave you spellbound.

McKinney Art Studio Tour - MAST Artists At The Cove

When: November 11 to 12, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St, McKinney
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Discover the creative spirit of McKinney at the McKinney Art Studio Tour. Hosted at The Cove on November 11 and 12, 2023, this cherished event showcases the artistic processes of talented individuals. Explore the studios of renowned artists like Jeni Tomlinson, Heidi Kidd, Maria Hampton and Cortney Baker. At those studios, you can witness their techniques and admire their artworks. 

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Snowflake Bazaar

When: November 11 to 12, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Where: Plano West Senior High School | 5601 West Parker Road, Plano
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Embrace the holiday spirit at the Snowflake Bazaar 2023! This enchanting two-day event invites you to a winter wonderland of shopping and holiday joy where you can explore unique gifts, crafts and delectable treats from local artisans and small businesses. Enjoy live entertainment, including holiday tunes performed by the Plano West band, and bring your family and friends for a delightful start to the season.

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

When: November 11, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Winspear Opera House | 2403 Flora St, Dallas

Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem stars as journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby, trapped within his own body, in this operatic adaptation. Unable to move or speak after a stroke, he creates a memoir blink by blink, a testament to human resilience. The opera captures his memories, hospital life and vivid imagination. Composed by Joby Talbot, the music promises an emotional journey. Don’t miss this world premiere.

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Visits With Santa

When: November 12, 2023 | 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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Santa Claus is coming to the Dallas Arboretum's Christmas Village! On November 12, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., bring your Christmas wishes and share them with the jolly old man himself. Capture the moment with a keepsake family photo, available for a donation to the Volunteer Advisory Board. Take advantage of this magical opportunity to meet Santa in the enchanting setting of the Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Family Christmas Village.

The Paper Kites & The Roadhouse House Band With The Cactus Blossoms

When: November 10, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Granada Theater | 3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas

Catch the heartwarming tunes of The Paper Kites, the renowned Australian indie folk-rock band, on November 10, 2023. The performance, set at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas, promises an unforgettable evening of soulful melodies. Led by Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy, the band has captivated audiences worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to experience their latest tracks from At the Roadhouse.

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McKinney Farmers Market At Chestnut Square

When: November 11, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Chestnut Square Historic Village | 315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney
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Discover the charm of the Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square. This award-winning market offers a delightful blend of history and modernity, providing a natural and balanced shopping method. With 75 vendors showcasing homegrown, harvested, and handmade products, visitors can embrace community, support sustainability and forge friendships. Come and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Veterans Day At PGA Frisco

When: November 11, 2023
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Visit the Monument Realty PGA District on November 11th, 2023, to thank the nation's heroes. All veterans are warmly welcome to enjoy exclusive discounts throughout the day:

  • One (1) complimentary round on the swing
  • 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at Ice House, Lounge by Topgolf, Ryder Cup Grille and Margaret's Cones & Cups.

Please present your ID to avail of these heartfelt discounts.

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Veterans Day At Legacy Hall

When: November 11, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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This Veterans Day, Legacy Hall expresses deep gratitude to all courageous servicemen and women. To honor their selfless dedication, Legacy Hall offers $5 hall passes to all active and retired military members! Present your valid military ID at the hall host desk on the 1st floor to claim your $5 hall pass and enjoy Legacy Hall's heartfelt thanks for your service!

Chuckle Rum presents: A Shot Of Comedy With A Marvel-ous Night Of Comedy

When: November 10 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Prepare for a night of uproarious comedy at Legacy Hall, presented by Chuckle Rum! On November 10th at 10:00 p.m., your beloved Marvel heroes will take the stage in a way you've never witnessed before. Whether you come dressed as your favorite character or enjoy the satire, get ready to hear about their love lives, fears and epic battles. This interactive adult show promises an evening of laughter and fun.

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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

When: November 8 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.

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: November 8, 2023, to February 19, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
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The Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, located at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, lets you travel back along a half-mile trail with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs that 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.

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When: November 10 to January 5, 2023 | All day
Where: CityLine Plaza | 1150 State St, Richardson
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CityLine Plaza will come alive with over half a million holiday lights, casting a cheerful glow over the area. Marvel at moving cicle-styled lights adorning the trees and overhead lights draped across the plaza lawn, creating a picturesque setting for cherished holiday moments, and check out the 18-foot Christmas tree in the Plaza, which is perfect for capturing festive photos with friends, family and even pets.

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

Family Movie Night presented By Monument Realty
When: November 10, 2023 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Football In the PGA District
When: November 12, 2023
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Joe Pug With Anthony Da Costa
When: November 11, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.
Where: Tulips | 112 St. Louis Ave, Fort Worth

PAUL VAN DYK For The Record - Stereo Live Dallas
When: November 11 to 12, 2023 | 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Where: Stereo Live Dallas | 2711 Storey Ln, Dallas

Sip And Celebrate With A Tini Tailgate At SMU
When: November 10, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium | 5801 Bush Ave, Dallas

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Lights At Legacy

When: November 19, 2023 | 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Legacy | 5741 Legacy Drive, Suite 315, Plano
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Mark your calendars for November 4th, 2023, as the DFW Diwali Mela transforms Cotton Bowl Stadium into a spectacle of lights and joy. This iconic event invites the entire community for an unforgettable evening featuring mesmerizing laser shows, awe-inspiring fireworks, enchanting Ram Leela performances and a scintillating Bollywood concert. Explore the vibrant Desi Bazaar, indulge in delectable culinary delights, enjoy thrilling kids' rides and witness captivating community performances.

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Holiday In The Plaza

When: November 25, 2023 | 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Castle Hills | 2540 King Arthur Boulevard, Lewisville
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The heartwarming festivities of Holiday in the Plaza will take over The Village Shops at Castle Hills. This free event offers a sleigh-full of family-friendly activities, including delightful photo opportunities with Santa himself! Enjoy musical performances, bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters and other holiday-themed entertainment. Also, witness the magical moment when Santa illuminates the iconic 48-foot Castle Hills tree after sunset.