Families need to have together time to bond and just have fun. Often times though, these events come at a hefty price as the cost of admissions’, and food can be overwhelming for even a family of three. So, how does a family ‘hang together’ and on a budget? The answer is easier than you think; simply keep reading. Yes, I have compiled a list of local events in Dallas, Texas, that are designed for families and that will also keep some money in your pockets!
There is no shortage of holiday shows around town. The trick is to finding the most cost effective and enjoyable shows available. Below is a list of shows by genre to help you choose the correct option or options for your family.
Holiday Plays/ Shows
1. Dallas Children’s Theatre at Rosewood Theatre
5938 Skillman Street, Dallas, TX, 75231
Box Office Tele: 214- 740- 0051
The Dallas Children’s Theatre at Rosewood hosts a number of excellent shows this holiday season. Their ticket prices are reasonable and cover an hour or longer show that is sure to please. Likewise, the ticket sales benefit the youth and arts movement of Dallas. Ticket prices are $20 to $25 for adults and $20 to $14 for children, depending on the section. Any child under the age of six years old is free!
The following shows are available during the month of December:
– Junie B. Jingle Bells, Batman Smells- Available from Nov. 19th to Dec. 23rd
– The Snow Queen- Available from Nov. 26th to Dec. 23rd
For more information visit the following Web Site: https://www.dct.org/index.php
2. Outdoor Lighting Activity
Prairie Lights Event
5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grapevine, Texas
This activity is designed to showcase some of the greatest lighting designs in Texas. The lightshow showcases lightening designs but the combination, holiday magic show displays fireworks with the lighting. There are both drive and walk through possibilities for families. The option chosen- either drive or walk- through- will determine the ticketing price. Additionally, families and church groups can combine for cheaper rates of entry. Admission prices are below:
Drive through Admissions
Cars= $15 to $20, Limo= $45 to $50, Shuttle Vans/Buses= $40 to $45, Commercial Bus= $70 to $75
Adults= $3 to $5, Children= $2 to $3
For more information, visit the following Web Site: http://www.prairielights.org/HoursCost.htm
3. Breakfast with Santa
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas
Tele: (972) 539- 5001
Every person, old and young, and enjoy a good breakfast. The added bonus to this breakfast is that Santa is here. Reservations are necessary and the event takes place on December 18th from 8am until 10am. The breakfast is buffet style with balloon animals; face painting, pictures with Santa, artists, story time and raffles! There is truly something for the entire family! Get your reservations now!
4. The Trains at Northpark
8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas
Tele: (214) 631- 7354
This exhibit is amazing! There are over 1600 feet of train tracks and over 100 elaborate train designs. The exhibit happens at level two near Barney’s in the Northpark mall. Admissions’ prices are $6.00 at the event or, discounted tickets ($5) can be purchased from Tom Thumb stores across the metropolis. Regular admission’s hours are from 10am until 9pm, Monday through Friday; and Noon until 6pm on Sundays. Participants should be warned. The exhibit will close early on Christmas and New Year’s Eves. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds for this event, go to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas! For more information, visit this Web Site: http://www.rmhdallas.org/how-you-can-help/other-ways-to-help/the-trains-at-northpark/