Things to Do Around Town This Weekend: December 12-15th, 2019

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Here's what's happening in North Texas to celebrate this Weekend!

1. Tamale Festival and Christmas Market

The DFW Tamale Festival and Christmas Market are back. It will include tamale-making of course, as well as Christmas music, vendors, seasonal drinks, and Santa.

Where: Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N Stemmons Fwy  Dallas

When: Sunday, December 15th, noon - 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

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2. Santa Day

Sure you can go to the mall, but why not see Santa swoop down via Airbus helicopter!  Santa will be landing at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, along with characters from Frozen including Elsa, Anna and Olaf.  Kids can get their pictures made, enjoy treats and other crafts.

Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave.  Dallas

When: December 15th, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 kids 3-17

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3. Main Street Fest and Holiday Parade

Enjoy a festive evening in downtown Rowlett with live performances, food trucks and vendors, along with the Annual Lighted Holiday Parade!  Tree lighting is at 5:30, the parade starts at 6 p.m.

Where: The Village of Rowlett Downtown

When: Saturday, December 14th,  3 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

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4. Holiday Lights Parade

If you want to spend your weekend in downtown Arlington the city is hosting its parade Saturday with live music, snow shovel races, and pictures with Santa.  The lighted parade starts up at 6 p.m. followed by the lighting ceremony for the 50-foot-tall blue spruce Christmas tree at 7pm.

Where: Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington

When: Saturday, December 14th,  2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

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5.  An evening with Chevy Chase and screening of "Christmas Vacation"

If you're a Christmas Vacation fan you're in for a real treat.  Not only will you be able to watch the iconic movie at Toyota Music Factory, but Chevy Chase himself will also be there for a Q and A after the screening.

Where: Toyota Music Factory, 316 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving

When: Saturday, December 14th, 6 p.m.

Cost: $34 - $260

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6.  BMW Dallas Marathon

If running is your scene you can take part in the BMW Dallas Marathon, and help out Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at the same time.  There are several events throughout the weekend including a half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1-mile "Under the Lights" and more.  Thousands are expected to line the streets and cheer people on in the race that's considered the official marathon for the city of Dallas. 

Where: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas

When: December 13th  - December 15th, various

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