5 Dallas November Events for Kids

In Dallas, fall is late to arrive on the scene, so November is a great time for families to spend more time outdoors and catch up on cultural activities as some sports activities wind down. Here are five can’t-miss November activities for kids in Dallas.

In Dallas, fall is late to arrive on the scene, so November is a great time for families to spend more time outdoors and catch up on cultural activities as some sports activities wind down.

Here are five can’t-miss Dallas November events for kids.

Autumn at the Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum pulls out all the stops with its fall festival exhibit. Its Pumpkin Village features more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. New this year is a Texas mosaic made of pumpkins. The gardens and grounds, filled with 150,000 fall-blooming flowers, offer a gorgeous backdrop of autumn color for family photo opps.

Check out the festival’s special events, including a hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, scavenger hunts, Mommy and Me Mondays, and Tiny Tot Tuesdays.

When: Now through November 25
Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
Cost: Admission: $10 to $15, free for kids under 2

Peter Pan
The AT&T Performing Arts Center delivers a Texas-sized production of Peter Pan, a spectacular and innovative live stage production of J.M. Barrie’s tale of the boy who never wants to grow up. The show takes place in the Threesixty Theatre and features a 100-foot tent enclosure that creates an intimate theater experience with actors in stunning flying sequences 40 feet in the air. Recommended for kids ages five and up.

When: November 11 through December 6
Where: Threesixty Theatre, 2450 San Jacinto Street, Dallas
Cost: $25 to $90

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Resort
Even though Dallas doesn’t see much snow, kids can get their fill of holiday fun at ICE!, which showcases more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures. This year’s theme is Christmas Around the World, celebrating cultural traditions, events, and holiday scenes in colorful displays. It’s a winter wonderland filled with larger-than-life ornaments, two-story tall ice slides, an interactive ice carving station, and a full nativity scene made from ice. The Gaylord Texan Resort provides the heavy parkas, but bring your gloves for the chilly 9-degree weather inside.

When: November 12 through January 3, 2016
Where: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine
Cost: $16.99 to $29.99

BrickUniverse Dallas
If your kids love LEGOs then this is the place for you. BrickUniverse is a LEGO fan extravaganza, offering two days of fun-filled, hands-on experiences. Meet professional brick artists, check out the inspiring exhibits built from LEGOs, attend seminars to learn more about the bricks, and let your creativity shine. There will be thousands of LEGO bricks available for building, and vendors selling anything LEGO.

When: November 14–15
Where: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving
Cost: $30

The Trains at NorthPark
This exhibit, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, is one of Texas’ most elaborate, with 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. The Trains at NorthPark is a holiday institution in Dallas, celebrating its 17th year at NorthPark Center with 4,000 square feet of train-themed scenery, including steam engine and coach cars, ticket booth, train station, and interactive features. Kids love it, so make this one of your family’s Dallas November events.

When: November 21 through January 3, 2016
Where: 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
Cost: $3 to $7

Image Source: Photo Courtesy of Dallas Arboretum

Karen Nielsen is a professional journalist with 24 years of writing and editing experience, working for publications such as D magazine, Dallas Business Journal and HousingWire. She enjoys writing business and feature articles, interviewing entrepeneurs, meeting interesting people, traveling, volunteering and spending time with family.

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