Week of / November 24-30, 2014 / Arlington and Dallas

  Ready, set, go. Time to get into the Christmas spirit. This itinerary is all about starting off the holiday season with some spectacular events!


Arlinton

1. Take the entire family to The Parks at Arlington for a new adventure and have a wonderful journey with Santa! This is a new experience for the whole family that combines the animation of Dreamworks and the characters of Shrek on a journey to find Santa. The journey will end with an opportunity to take photos with Santa. The best part of the experience is that the you can make a reservation online to avoid long lines. Follow the link to make a reservation. Spaces are limited. It's FREE.


2. After a fun experience there are Dining Options at The Parks at Arlington. The Cheesecake Factory is a good choice for casual dining and great cheesecakes. The Food Court has options that include Chick Fil-A, Panda Express and Villa Pizza. What ever is your budget, there is something for everyone.  


Dallas

1.  The Galleria Mall will be having a HUGE tree lighting ceremony hosted by Macy's. Be prepared to go rink side to see the official lighting ceremony! This will be an awesome experience for the kids to see and enjoy. The cremenioy will have Olympic Gold medalist Charlie White and Meryl Davis perform on the ice. An unforgettable night! Texas' motto is always Go BIG or GO HOME! Show starts at 6pm


2. Before or After the Tree Lighting illumination, have dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe inside the Galleria Mall and enjoy some casual dining! This way bellies are full and happy! Burgers and Fries are always the go to. 

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Week of / November 17-23, 2014 / Metroplex



    Release the inner wild child!! Take the fun indoors and have an adventure with nature!

*Choose any location that is closest to you.

Ft. Worth/ Allen / Cabelas World Outfitters

Grapevine / Garland / Bass Pro Shops


1. These two outdoor world adventures are worth exploring. At either locations the entire family will be in awe of the fun that these stores offer and you may be able to get some holiday shopping done while you are at it. 

- Bass Pro Outdoor World features-

The Grapevine location showcases a live fish feeding demonstration at their large indoor aquarium at noon. This is a great way to see nature at its best! 

The Garland location will be featuring the Big Mouth Casting Challenge from 11 to noon.

Both locations will be featuring Santa's Wonderland with games, crafts and a free photo with Santa.

- Cabelas Outdoor World features- The store is divided into different parts that highlight stuffed animals in there natural elements, from snow leopards, to the safari with an enormous elephant. 

The Ft. Worth location has an indoor pond, bring some quarters to exchange for fish food and the kids will enjoy feeding the fish. 
 

2. Cabelas and Bass Pro both have indoor cafes. This way the family can stay indoors and grab a quick bite to eat! 


This is a simple itinerary that emphasizes outdoor learning while keeping you indoors during the cold weekend.



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Week of / November 10-16, 2014 / Dallas


Brrrr.
 I have listed several activities for this weekend. Please choose an adventure that will cater to your family!

Dallas/DMA
 
1. This cold front has been welcomed with open arms!! Why not head downtown Dallas and go to the Dallas Museum of Art with the whole family. This cold weather outside will make it a perfect time to be indoors at the DMA. This Saturday the museum will be hosting tours throughout the museum, and the kids will enjoy the Center for Creative Creations!

2.   After a fun tour in the art museum, stomachs will be growling. I recommend eating at the DMA Cafe and enjoy a nice meal. This way you stay warm and just reflect on the beautiful space you are in. Take the time to put all phones and gadgets away and talk with the kids on what they liked best at the museum.


Dallas/Fair Park

1. Take your warmest coat and your red cup Starbucks drink and run over to the Fair Park and check out the Cotton Bowl Trade Days! This is the place to be to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! The Trade Day will host a lot of indoors and outdoors vendors! What a great opportunity to shop at the Fair Park.

Dallas/Northpark Center

1. The kids will have a fun experience with the Cool Tunes for Kids event featuring Eric Herman at Northpark Center! His music and shows take a unique and enjoyful spin on entertaining for kids that will please and surprise kids of all ages! The show starts at 2pm till 2:45. A new way to have fun at the Northpark Center

2. After the show, corral the kids over to the La Madeleine at the Northpark Center and have a great lunch/dinner. There are also many options to choose from throughout the Center that guarantee everyone will be satisfied.   
  
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Giveaway Time!



 Hello to all my adventurous followers. I will be doing a giveaway soon. Stay tuned for all details and I know you will like the prizes! 

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Week of / November 3-9 2014 / Dallas- Farmers Branch


   If you don't know by now Starbucks is now serving warm drinks in their signature holiday red cups! So you know what that means!


Dallas/ Metroplex

1. Rise and shine and head over to your local Starbucks and grab a venti hot chocolate with of course some pumpkin spice. Take a croissant to add to your delicious drink of choice.

2. The city of Dallas has so many hidden gem burger joints that I could only choose two that your family will enjoy.

* Take a trip back in time and go to Dairy-ette. There you can indulge in a classic root beer float that is served in a cold frosty mug. And of course the burgers are grilled to perfection. 

* Take a trip to Coppell and eat at The Coppell Deli. This restaurant is an established part of the downtown that you will enjoy. Take in the awe of the Deli and of the pictures of all the Dallas Cowboy players that have eaten there.


Farmers Branch
Exploring a new city in Dallas is always worth doing!

1. Head over to the Farmers Branch Historic Park with your Starbucks drink and watch a blacksmith do their craft. The whole family will love this event because it will teach them how things were back then and appreciate what we have now. This is a great learning experience they will like! This event will be from 12:30 - 2:30pm.

2. For lunch/dinner take a short drive to Carrollton and have a delicious dinner at Babe's Chicken for some down home cooking. Or if y'all are in the mood for burgers and shakes twisted root burger is next door.

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