Things to Do in DFW This Fall
Seeking exciting things to do in DFW this fall? You’re bound to find plenty of things to do in DFW. From creepy haunted houses to Victorian-style Christmas delights, there’s something for everyone in the Metroplex!
Seeking exciting things to do in DFW this fall? For those of you living in the Metroplex, over the next few months, you’ll find plenty of family-fun activities, creepy haunted houses, and other holiday delights. Here’s a list to get you started.
October Events 2014
The State Fair of Texas | September 26–October 19 | Kick off the fall season with three weeks of food, entertainment, and fun at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Expect live music, an auto show, plenty of unique and tasty food selections, and even cooking competitions. This year’s live entertainment includes Collective Soul, Kool & the Gang, and 80 more shows. Don’t miss the fair’s icon, Big Tex, a 55-foot-tall robotic statue that greets you with a Texas-sized wave as you enter the park.
Cutting Edge Haunted House| September 6–November 2 | Earning a Guinness record for being the world’s largest walk-through haunted house, Cutting Edge Haunted House features live actors, countless creepy props, and special effects in a multi-story former meat factory of terror. HauntWorld.com proclaims that “Cutting Edge Haunted House will scare you so badly, you wet yourself! Be warned.”
Fright Fest at Six Flags over Texas | September 27–November 2 | If you’re still looking for more thrills and chills this Halloween, Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is another spooky destination of choice. Fright Fest features haunted houses throughout the park, shows, and “scare zones,” as well as the usual park offerings.
Butterfly Flutterby | October 18 | A celebration of the annual migration of the monarch butterfly, the Butterfly Flutterby is a free event hosted at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. One of the main attractions is a costume parade, with prizes for best costumes. In addition to the parade, the event also features three butterfly releases throughout the day.
Boo at the Zoo | October 25–26 | Seeking something a little tamer and kid-friendly for Halloween? Don’t miss Boo at the Zoo, open for one weekend only, which gives children the opportunity to trick or treat at the Fort Worth Zoo. Hours that weekend are 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
November Events 2014
The 12 Days of Christmas | November 9 | Looking for brand-new things to do in DFW? For the first time this year, the Dallas Arboretum will showcase elaborately decorated gazebos filled with life-sized characters from the “12 Days of Christmas” carol. At night, visitors can eat holiday-themed treats while listening to live carolers.
City Lights Opening Night | November 22 | Experience this dazzling light show and ring in the holiday season with the City Lights Opening Night. Starting at 3 p.m. and continuing through the evening, the event features music, food, and face painting and other kids’ activities.
December Events 2014
Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole | November 28–December 31| Bring back the wonder of the season with Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole, which transforms its seven-acre Sculpture Garden into a holiday wonderland with lights and decorations. Visitors can also enjoy music, movies, an outdoor skating rink, and storytelling at Santa’s workshop. You might even have a chance to meet a Dallas Star or Dallas Maverick.
Candlelight at the Dallas Heritage Village | December 13–14 | Return to the 19th century at the Dallas Heritage Village’s Candlelight event. Visit with St. Nicholas, ride in a carriage, enjoy live entertainment with carolers, and more. Take an opportunity to wander through 20 acres of Victorian-style homes and buildings, including a schoolhouse, the original Worth Hotel, and the Main Street Saloon.