The big Turkey Day is almost upon us! There are some awesome events coming up this weekend that you don’t want to miss including the Lantern Festival – which has 1000s of folks releasing paper lanterns in one big kumbayah. And there are s’mores, too!

If you’re like me, your kitchen might be “For Display Only.” So if you’re not cooking for Thanksgiving, check out one of these amazing restaurants that are serving fantastic Turkey Day meals.

Be sure read our post on over 10+ places to volunteer or donate for Thanksgiving – get the whole family involved and sponsor a turkey dinner or serve a meal to help support the less fortunate this holiday season.

Check out our post on the great places to see holiday lights and holiday events around the DFW area. Perfect for those AFTER Thanksgiving hours where you need to move or your body will fall into a coma. There’s something for everyone – whether you want to do a drive-through, a carriage ride, or even a walk through hundreds of LED lit trees!

#Snitchlist Weekend Guide 11/17-11/20

The Lantern Fest: Dallas
Nov 19 1-10pm
Join thousands of people releasing lit paper lanterns for a cathartic and beautiful experience. You need tickets to attend – check our link to the site for details. They will have amores and other concessions available. This event is located at the Texas Motorplex, 7500 W U.S. 287, Ennis, Texas, 75119.
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2nd Annual Homebrew Throwdown
Nov 20 12pm
Celebrate North Texas Beer Week at the Panther Island Pavilion’s Shack. Part homebrew contest, part beer festival, the Homebrew Throwdown will once again feature an all-star judge panel, NTX beer sampling from a dozen or so breweries, a Q&A panel and award ceremony.
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The Trains at NorthPark benefiting Ronald McDonald House
Nov 19 – Jan 8
The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark features trains rolling across 1,800 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include New York City’s Time Square and Grand Central Station, Washington D.C.’s White House, New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Albuquerque’s hot air balloons, and of course, Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, State Fair of Texas, Cotton Bowl, Perot Museum, Southern Methodist University and more. Gets tickets here. The exhibit encompasses train-themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience – steam engines, coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station.
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3rd Annual Brewer’s Ball
Nov 18
This signature event offers a unique, one of a kind chance to rub elbows with some of craft beer’s elite while enjoying bites from some of the area’s best beer-centric restaurants. A founder, owner, and/or brewmaster from each brewery will be present and only 500 tickets are available, click here to purchase.
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Project Warm Us Donation Drive
Nov 15 – Nov 21
Project Warm Us is partnering with Frisco Square to get some much needed warmth to the homeless in Dallas, Texas. Their goal is to collect as many warm clothing items as they can by Thanksgiving 2016. They will be collecting the following items: Coats, jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters, blankets, scarves, knit hats, gloves, shoes, socks
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Perot Museum Exhibit: Giant Gems of the Smithsonian
Sept 9 – Jan 17
A new exhibit at the Perot Museum: the wonders of Giant Gems of the Smithsonian. Get an up-close look at some of the coolest gems including 30 SUPER sized gems like a 10 pound topaz and huge emerald diamond necklace! Included with general admission to the Museum
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Gaylord Texan ICE
Nov 10 – Jan 1
If you haven’t been to ICE! You totally have to check it out. It’s an amazing walk-through wonderland that is completely made of ice! It’s cold – 9 degrees – so be sure to dress warmly under the coats they let you borrow. It’s 2 million pounds of ice that is sculpted into hand-carved sculptures, and they have 5 2-story tall ice slides that you can slide down.
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Gaylord Texan Lone Star Christmas
Nov 10 – Jan 1
Check out the huge Gaylord Texan for a festive holiday getaway. You and the family can enjoy ICE! And then enjoy some great activities including Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Breakfast, The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt, Build-A-Bear Workshop®, Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Gingerbread Decorating Corner, Santa’s Snowball Throwing Workshop, Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus and Photos with Santa!
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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS at the Dallas Arboretum
Nov 6 – Jan 9
Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition just got brighter! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, open every weekend for the first time ever. Experience the magic of 500,000 lights throughout the garden 25′ Victorian style gazebos filled charming, costumed characters, whimsical animals and music my famous be the classic carol. A variety of holiday music is provided throughout the garden. Seasonal sweet and savory treats and hot beverages for children and adults are available for purchase.
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Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
Sept17 – Nov 25
Gourd is an awesome word. Go see some. This year’s event will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin.” The Imaginative Pumpkin houses with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, along with 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants. Don’t miss this amazing festival and be ready to light up insta with your genius photos.
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