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What to Do in Dallas This Holiday Weekend

Gary Duff | December 24, 2018 | Feature Eat

Even though the holidays are just around the corner, there's plenty of things left to do. So we've planned four fun activities to get you in the Christmas spirit.

What better way to kick off the holiday weekend than to be surrounded by family and friends at PINSTACK? While everyone is in town, take advantage of the Dallas venue, which is serving up a variety of delicious new specials including classics such as French toast stuffed with cream cheese, strawberry jam, and fresh berries; PINSTACK's pancake tower, covered in syrup and honey cinnamon butter; the traditional eggs benedict on an English muffin with ham, poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce; and the crowd-pleasing chicken and waffle sliders, served with maple syrup. Top brunch off with a round of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, or bumper cars, sure to liven up everyone’s spirits before the holiday.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is welcoming visitors to its grounds for its special 12 Days of Christmas event through December 30. The charming gardens will be decorated with over 500,000 lights and feature a 30-foot tall Christmas tree in the center of the property. Don’t miss an opportunity to snap a winter selfie near one of the 12 Victorian gazebos filled with costumed characters, animals, and winter scenes. For more information, visit

For over 25 years, Santa has been visiting NorthPark Center in Dallas, where he tells stories about the North Pole to anyone who gathers near his picture-book cottage. Don’t miss your opportunity to catch Saint Nicholas each day (from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) before Christmas. For more information, visit

When the Trans-Siberian Orchestra heads to Dallas this Friday, they'll be playing a litany of holiday music to get you in the Christmas spirit. The world-renown group will play two shows at the American Airlines Center (one at 3 p.m. and a second at 8 p.m.). For more information, visit


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