So, we’re barely in the first week of November, and guess what’s already on our minds? That’s right—the holidays! From twinkling lights to sipping on a steamy hot chocolate, we’re all about making merry and sharing these moments with those we hold dear. Therefore, if you’re considering spending the holidays with your crew, it’s a smart move to plan ahead and secure bookings for the activities you’ve got your heart set on. That’s where we come in! We’ve rounded up a list of 8 jolly holiday things to do in Dallas for you to book now, allowing you to kick back and soak in the holiday season stress-free.
1. Step into the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
Starting November 17, step into holiday enchantment at the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience. Wander through a magical forest trail, aglow with Wizarding World creatures. Cast spells, encounter iconic beings, and relive film moments in a festive ambiance reminiscent of grand wizarding halls. After the adventure, cozy up in an enchanting village with hearty food and a crackling fire. Experience the magic of the season in this spellbinding holiday event.
2. Holiday Tea at the Adolphus
Holidays in Dallas aren’t holidays until you’ve indulged in the Holiday Tea at the Adolphus. Starting November 1 through January 7, you have a date at the absolutely elegant and delightful The Frechroom. Think delectable pastries, sandwiches, and a range of fine teas, and champagne all served in a beautifully decorated setting. Undoubtedly, a timeless tradition that you need to share with your loved ones.
3. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and their pals are back to kick off your holiday plans with a seasonal classic. On November 25, grab the gang and head to experience ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas‘ live. Let the combination of live music fill your heart with the warmth and joy of Charles Schulz’s timeless tale. Bundle up and get ready to skate as the Baker Theater transforms into an incredible ice rink!
4. Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker
No holiday season is complete without experiencing The Nutcracker, and the Texas Ballet Theater knows how to sprinkle that extra bit of magic. From November 24 to December 3, get lost in the enchanting tale, beautifully brought to life by graceful dancers and captivating performances. — Makes for the perfect post-Thanksgiving dinner plan!
5. Holiday Candlelight concerts
Imagine this: a room lit by a sea of twinkling candles, your favorite holiday tunes played in a classical style, and an overall cozy vibe. If this is your jam, then Candlelight is your go-to holiday plan. From “Deck The Halls” to The Nutcracker, they’re giving the most iconic holiday songs a fresh spin, perfect for sharing the experience with your loved ones. —Definitely one of our favorite holiday things to do in Dallas!
6. Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
From December 1 to 10, unwrap the ultimate holiday gift at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Pops concert, where ‘All You’ll Want for Christmas’ is to be there. This musical extravaganza will take you on a sleigh ride of iconic holiday hits that’ll surely have you singing and dancing along to these North Pole-approved tunes. Bring all the fam and let the Dallas Symphony Orchestra turn your holiday wishes into a musical reality.
7. Christmas Lights, Chocolate & Sips Tours
Now, here’s a twist on the classic sparkling lights experience. On December 1, hop on the Christmas Lights, Chocolate & Sips Tours for a cozy ride through the most dazzling light displays in Dallas, meanwhile you’re treated to delicious hot chocolate. Make a stop to taste scrumptious treats from premier local dessert venues as you listen to holiday music and indulge in the spirit of the season. Adults-only and all-ages tours are also available.
8. Tipsy Elf
Looking to get naughty these holidays? From November 25 through December 23, get ready for the Tipsy Elf Dallas experience! This unique cocktail bar offers a whimsical celebration where booze and mischievous elves collide. With an array of themed cocktails and merry activities, it’s the perfect way to infuse a bit of elfin magic into your holiday celebrations. Although you can’t actually make reservations, make sure to plan ahead because it’s on a first-come, first-served basis, and it gets PACKED!
9. Dining in the Dark
Ever wondered what it is like to eat in the dark? Studies show that 80% of people eat with their eyes — and with that sense eliminated, the theory is that your other senses (namely, taste and smell) take over to elevate your meal to a whole new level. These Holidays try something different with Dining in the Dark, a blindfolded dining experience that will heighten your senses. Enjoy a secret and exclusive 3-course menu, including starter, main and dessert at the prestigious The Tower Club Dallas.