Can you believe that tomorrow is December 1st? We only have about 3 ½ weeks until Christmas – what is going on here? You probably spent last weekend with loads of family so this weekend you totally need to let your December freak flag fly – that may mean getting your Dickens on in Plano, shopping with mimosas, or eating spaghetti with syrup in honor of our favorite ELF! If you’re looking for a bit of holiday sparkle – you can even check out some blinged out boats!

#Snitchlist Weekend Guide 12/1 – 12/4

Jingle Bells on Bishop MIMOSA Walk
Dec 4 12:00-3:00pm
What’s better than local shopping? Local shopping with Mimosas! Check out Bishop Arts first ever Mimosa Walk! Event goers will enjoy mimosa tastings in the shops participating in the walk.There are 4 glass designs to choose from, so come early to get the best selection as quantities are limited. Shops and restaurants will be open and most will offer specials to shoppers and visitors. Glasses ($15) may be purchased on and they will have a limited 200 glasses for $20 for sale on site at TENT #1 (located on the corner of Bishop and 7th by the parking lot across from Bishop Street Market).
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Dickens in Downtown Plano
Dec 2 5:00-9:00pm
FREE event for the family! The City of Plano puts on a great Dickens event each year featuring live entertainment, delicious food, and a visit from Santa! This year, they will have Dallas Ice FX onsite for their inaugural “Ice Fights”, a competitive ice sculpting exhibition. You can also go snow tubing on a 30-foot track of real snow! Other cool activities includes free horse-drawn wagon rides and balloon artists. Enjoy great holiday bites from a number of food vendors including hot drinks, beer and wine, kettle corn, smoked turkey legs, fried fish and shrimp, funnel cakes, and more!
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Holly Days: Christmas at Keller Town Center
Dec 2 6:00-9:00pm
If you’re in Keller, be sure to check out the annual Holly Days at the Keller Town Center. Tons of great activities including a kid zone, fireworks, live music and even Santa! There’s even a parade with themed floats!
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Wander Movies: ELF!
Dec 2 6:00-8:00pm
Pegasus Plaza is putting on a series of holiday movies this season! Check out everyone’s favorite Elf at this first showing! Bring your own blanket and chair, food and furry friends, too!
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Children’s Health Holiday Parade
Dec 3 10:00-12:00pm
Don’t miss this yearly favorite! The 29th Annual Children’s Health Holiday Parade is this weekend! Expect to see festive entertainers, giant balloons, floats, costume characters and more! The parade is free, but you can purchase reserved bleacher seating on the parade website.
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Christmas in the Stockyards
Dec 3 12:00-5:00pm
Grab your boots and your holiday finery – it’s time for the Fort Worth Christmas in the Stockyards! Head over to the Historical Livestock Exchange Building lawn and get ready to be dazzled at this FREE event! You can enjoy live music, face painters, armadillo races, and even see Santa in his cowboy gear! The parade starts at 4pm.
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Twinkle Light Boat Parade on Grapevine Lake
Dec 3 6:00-9:00pm
Just because it’s getting a bit colder doesn’t mean that we give up going to the lake! Want to have a fun twist on holiday lights – check out the FREE Twinkle Light Boat Parade – with all the boats decorated in millions of twinkling lights. The parade is visible from the shores of Lake Grapevine.
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Lights at Eastside
Dec 1 5:30-7:30pm
Kick off the holiday season at the Eastside Plaza in Richardson! Head to the Common Green area for a live DJ, Santa Photos, face painter, balloon artist, train rides and holiday entertainment! They’ll have a tree lighting at 7:00PM!
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Grapevine Parade of Lights
Dec 1 7:00-10:00pm
Check out the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas on Historic Main Street in Grapeveine. You’ll see more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands plus Santa makes a quick stop on the parade route!
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Want to See EVEN MORE Holiday Twinkling Lights?
Throughout December – Various locations
Want to get your holiday cheer on? Check out our post on the great places to see holiday lights and holiday events around the DFW area. 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!

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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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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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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