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Family Fun Directory

Family Fun Directory

Tired of hearing “I’m bored”? Looking to get the kids off the couch and away from their digital devices? Our Family Fun Directory lists 25 places to explore with your family.

Aaron Family JCC
214/739-2737
Child-led experiences designed for ages 1–5 to participate with a parent or guardian.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
817/738-1933
Connect with art through activities fit for the entire family! From Itty Bitty Art to Toddler Studios to Carter Playdate, the Carter has monthly events for families of all ages.

Arkansas State Parks
Looking for new adventures for your family and friends? Come together at Arkansas’ 52 state parks and experience endless possibilities. Pick up your free Arkansas State Parks passport at the nearest state park today.

Crockett Row at West 7th
817/810-9076
Dec. 5: Crockett Row’s Country Christmas Celebration – Photos with Santa and ReinSteer. Sign up for a chance to win our Country Christmas Celebration Giveaway.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
214/515-6615
Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition! Over one million lights, our renowned Christmas village, cooking demos, children’s activities, music and entertainment, and more.

Denton County Office of History and Culture
940/349-2850
Discover ceramics from Denton County’s past and present in the exhibit Form & Function at the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum. At the Denton County Historical Park, explore a newly restored 1860s log cabin. Free admission!

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
972/337-3131
Epic H2Olidays, Nov. 27–Jan. 1 — A month-long holiday extravaganza filled with live entertainment, activities and more. Don’t miss Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 11–12 and Dec. 18–19, 8–10am.

Fort Worth Stockyards
817/710-7355
Celebrate the season Stockyards style! Don’t miss photos with Cowboy Santa and spectacular holiday lights.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
817/665-6000
The FWSO offers a family-friendly series featuring The Music of Harry Potter and When Instruments Roamed the Earth. Your children can also see Santa and snow with Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving weekend!

Fort Worth Zoo
817/759-7555
Save the dates for festive fun at a new holiday event, Texas Wild! Wonderland, runs every weekend Nov. 27 through Dec. 19.

Gaylord Texan Resort
817/778-1000
Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan will delight guests of all ages with their magical holiday lineup of original shows, musical performances, dozens of larger-than-life Christmas trees, amazing acrobatics, delicious dining, interactive experiences and more!

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
972/562-5566
Let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time with 11 animatronic dinosaurs and photo op dinosaurs in our nature preserve. Plus, enjoy indoor exhibits, special events, educational programs and more.

Irving Archives and Museum
972/721-3700
Spark!Lab at Irving Archives and Museum, fun and dynamic experiences allow children to explore the invention process through hands-on activities that combine STEM learning with art, history and creativity.

Irving Arts Center
972/252-7558
We offer year-round family programs including story times, art classes, free art-filled family fun days, performances, and camps. We have 5 galleries and a sculpture garden you can explore for free. It’s worth the trip!

Kimbell Art Museum
817/332-8451
Join us for art-filled family fun this fall, including dual-language story times, drop-in studios and more. Sign up to receive free copies of Learning to Look, a publication just for kids. Details at kimbellart.org/kids.

NorthPark Center
214/363-7441
Shop for all the gifts on your list and enjoy your favorite traditions including visits with Santa Claus, The Trains at NorthPark, festive holiday plantings and decor, live music, beautiful lights and more.

North Texas Performing Arts
972/422-2575
Treat your family to our holiday theater performances including Scrooge the Musical and A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Radiance! Christmas
817/594-9400
Texas’ #1 Light Spectacular Radiance! is back, bigger and better. Gather family and friends to immerse yourselves in the holiday spirit — with special attractions in Frisco, Ennis, Weatherford and Decatur. Visit radiancechristmas.com for details!

Reunion Tower
214/712-7040
Breeze into fall with Reunion Tower! Day or night, make the Dallas icon your top family spot. Experience photo ops, telescopes, interactive touch screens and spectacular views for miles in any direction!

The Shops at Highland Village
972/317-7500
Our Village Glows, Sat. Nov. 20 from 5–8pm. Santa will arrive by firetruck to light our 65-foot-high Christmas tree. Event will include free hot cocoa, cookie decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides and more.

The Shops at Legacy North
469/231-8707
Dec. 19: The Market at Legacy North (outdoor artisan market), Dec. 12: The Legacy North Pole—Santa and reindeer.

Texas Ballet Theater
877/828-9200
The Nutcracker is returning to the stage! See the beloved holiday ballet at Winspear Opera House Nov. 26–Dec. 5 or at Bass Performance Hall Dec. 10–26. Tickets start at $25.

Town of Little Elm
Dec. 1: Holiday Half Marathon, Dec. 4: Annual Tree Lighting and Parade, Dec 5: Christmas at The Cove, Dec. 14: Pawtraits with Santa Paws, Dec 16: Surf with Santa + Cove Holiday Store

Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery
817/251-1668
Vetro offers a variety of professionally crafted glass art, ranging from handmade sculptures to small glass art gifts. We give our guests the opportunity to assist in creating their own unique art glass.

You can see more events on the DFWChild’s calendar.