November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving. And it's an election year -- as if you didn't know. (I'll be so glad when that's over)! It also bring some great festivals where we can celebrate with amazing foods and beverages. How will you celebrate Thanksgiving this year?
What: AAA Texas 500 Weekend features:
November 1: Winstar World Casino 350
November 2: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
November 3: AAA Texas 500
When: November 1-3, 2013
Where: Texas Motor Speedways
What: The Dallas Flea is a cool place to shop for handmade and vintage goodies and great food four times a year at Soutside on Lamar. Enjoy 70-plus fabulous vendors at an indoor facility. It's the perfect time to start your holiday shopping. Yes, I said holiday shopping. Avoid long lines and the stress of it all by shopping at The Dallas Flea.
When: Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX
Cost: $5 and free parking. Kids under 12 are free.
What: The once-a-year Dallas Sample Sale at Market Hall at Dallas Market Center an event you won't want to miss. Get a head start on your holiday shopping at one of the best wholesale merchandise outlets in the world. Holiday décor, gourmet foods, home furnishings, apparel, accessories and many unique gifts.
When: 2012 Preview sale Nov 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and it benefits Salvation Army's Angel Tree. Shop Nov 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Dallas Market Center, 2100 Stemmon s Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. 214-655-1600
What: There will be 3 performances of no-holds-barred, PRCA sanctioned, rodeo competition featuring Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing.
Where: Allen Event Center
When: November 8-9, 2013
Tickets: Tickets start at $20
What: The Home Festival began in 1976 when the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA staged a tour showcasing five distinctive and historic neighborhood homes as a fundraiser to purchase playground equipment for kindergarten children. In the past five years, LECPTA has raised more than $750,000 for Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School.
When: November 8-10, 2013
Candlelight Tour: This intimate event provides a first glimpse into the six spectacular homes plus one bonus home showcased during the festival on Friday from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at Lakewood Elementary school the days of the event, on the website, retail location, or at any house.
What: It's the 46th annual Capital One Bank YMCA Turkey Trot Run and it's the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the country.
Where: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, TX 75202
When: Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013
- 7 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-up
- 8 a.m. Registration and packet pick up closes for timed events only
- 8 a.m. Wheelchair race begins
- 9 a.m. Race Begins
If your Thanksgiving Day tradition centers around the Dallas Cowboys, then pack up the family and head to Arlington. The Dallas Cowboys play the Oakland Raidersat 3:30 p.m. on FOX. Ticketmaster did not show any single-game tickets available for this game when I checked but you might check the NFL Ticket Exchange, StubHub or Texas Tickets.
When: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Held each year in downtown Fort Worth, the Sundance Square Parade of Lights features over 100 illuminated entries, Cowboy Santas, marching bands, antique cars and more. This year's parade theme, "The Wonder of It All," will feature even more professional floats, as well as our wonderful array of community-based units of all shapes and sizes. The parade will be broadcast in its entirety on TXA-Channel 21.
Street seats are available for a fee but there are also plenty of free viewing areas available.
When: The parade starts at 6 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012.
Where: From corner of Belknap and Throckmorton Streets, east on Belknap to Commerce, then south on Commerce to 9th Street. Next, west on 9th Street to Houston Street, and finally north on Houston Street to Weatherford Street.