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Dallas-Fort Worth Events Calendar December

Your Guide to Holiday Fun in 2013

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There's a lot of fun things to do in December if you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Here are just a few fun activities. Many are holiday-related activities and perfect for the enire family. Get out and do something fun. Don't be a couch potato!

1. Dec 1: "Deck the Halls with Chocolate" Tour

View holiday lights in style on our private bus! Begin by tasting scrumptious treats at such chocolate venues as Tiff's Treats, Nib Chocolate and more. Then relax as you glide past some of Dallas' most spectacular displays in the Park Cities while enjoying great drinks. Bring a blanket (makes it cozy on the bus), listen to holiday music, sit back and relax. Price ($39)includes transportation via private bus, many food samples and wonderful drinks. Great for families, friends, groups and individuals! dallasbychocolate.com

2. Dec 3: Christmas Lights and Chocolate Tour

View holiday lights in style on our private bus! Begin by tasting scrumptious treats at such chocolate venues as Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Donna's Pie House Cafe and CocoAndre Chocolatier. Then relax as you glide past some of Dallas' most spectacular displays in the Park Cities while enjoying great drinks. Bring a blanket, listen to holiday music, sit back and relax. Price ($39) includes transportation via private bus, many food samples and wonderful drinks. Great for families, friends, groups and individuals! dallasbychocolate.com

3. Dec 6: Armstrong Bradfield Home Tour

The 15th annual Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association Homes for the Holidays Home Tour will feature four homes in Highland Park, Texas + one bonus home.

When: December 6, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets are on sale for $20 in advance from ABPA members, on the Tour website or at Tom Thumb stores. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at the homes for $25.

4. Dec 7: Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade

Courtesy Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade
The Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade kicks off the holiday season with a parade of floats, bands, music and more. December 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. The parade route starts on Commerce and ends up at City Hall Plaza. Miss America, Miss Texas and Texas Ranger Derek Holland will be riding in this year’s parade.

5. Dec 8: Dallas Marathon

Formerly known as the White Rock Marathon, the Dallas Marathon is set for Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Fair Park in Dallas. Cross the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, run through the Dallas Arts District and more. Don't be left behind. The events the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Lace up your running shoes and enjoy the Full Marathon, half marathon and 5-Person Relay.

6. Through Dec 22: Arlington Chris Kindl Market

It's a traditional German holiday market featuring live holiday music, authentic foods and beverages, unique shopping in an Old World atmosphere. November 29-December 22. Admission and parking are free. Road to Six Flags, next to the Rangers Ball Park in Arlington.

7. Dec 23: Jingle Bell Run

What: The 2013 Dallas Jingle Bell Run benefiting the Trinity Strand Trail and the Mavericks Foundation is set for Wednesday, December 23 at the Hilton Anatole. This is a family friendly and dog friendly festive event. There is a 1 mile fun run at 6:30 p.m. For those who want to work off some of those holiday treats, the 5K race starts at 7 p.m. Party at the finish line with food, drinks and entertainment.

When: December 23, 2013

Where: Hilton Anatole 

Chip Timing Available

8. Holiday Shows, Concerts and Plays

Where to catch musicals, plays, concerts and holiday-related shows. Some holiday events actually start in November. Hurry before you miss out.

9. All Month Long: Trains at NorthPark Center

Courtesy of The Trains at NorthPark

What: Lovers of choo-choo trains can enjoy 2,500 feet of train track that winds through miniature landmarks like Reunion Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. More than forty locomotives pull train cars around the track to the delight of kids and adults.

When: November 17, 2012 to January 6, 2013. M-Sat 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday noon to 6 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Where: NorthPark Center

Cost: Adults: $6; Kids 3-12 and seniors: $3; free for kids two and under. Discount tickets at Tom Thumb stores. Proceeds provide almost one-third of the annual operating budget for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. 

10. All Month Long: Holiday at the Arboretum

Holiday at the Arboretum featuring the Artistry of the Nativity. November 23 - December 31, 2012. Don't miss this seasonal spectacular with santas, lights, costumed characters and more. A great place to take your kids' photos with Rudolph or Frosty for the Christmas card this year. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218. 214-515-6500. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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