Blake Powers’ – #WeekendThangsToDoInDFW: Nov. 18-20

98.7K-LUV’s Christmas music coincides with a myriad of Holiday Season merriment, beginning this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday – Saturday

  • Chi Omega Christmas Market 2016 at Centennial Hall at Fair Park – according to their website, “The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 180 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday decor, women’s clothing and accessories, home accents, children’s clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more! In its 39 year history, Chi Omega Christmas Market has distributed over $7 million dollars to the Dallas community through grants to local charities and collegiate scholarships. Funds for Chi Omega Christmas Market beneficiaries are derived solely from ticket sales, merchant booth fees, donations and underwriting. Chi Omega Christmas Market receives no monies from merchant booth sales. In 2015, we donated  $330,000 to worthy local organizations and are thrilled to continue the tradition of giving this year!”

Friday – Sunday

  • A Vintage Farmhouse Christmas at Myers Park and Event Center – their website reads, “Vintage Market Days of Dallas-McKinney  is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor market featuring vintage finds, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, architectural, industrial, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Come and enjoy 100 unique vendors, live music and great food.  Come see us at Myers Park & Event Center in McKinney.”


  • Dallas Cowboys Rally Day at AT&T Stadium – according to their website, “Rally Days give an experience of a lifetime on Cowboys home game weekends! Celebrate the Dallas Cowboys Football past and present at AT&T Stadium.  Rally days includes a self-guided tour, Dallas Cowboys alumni, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, on-field games, activities for the whole family, and more! VIP Tour options are available.  Appearances, dates and times are subject to change.”
  • Itsy Dallas Jingle Bash 2016 at Gilley’s Dallas – Southside Events Center – their Facebook page notes, “Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more. Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far gather at the Jingle Bash for one-of-a-kind one-stop holiday shopping. Admission is free and kids and strollers are welcome, so come down to Gilley’s on November 19th and join in the fun. Get there early if you want to be one of the first 50 shoppers to get one of our coveted Bash Bags!”
  • Light The Night at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm – 970 Garden Park Drive Allen, TX 75013 -Watters Creek officially kicks off the Holiday Season with its annual Celebration of Lights Festival. Santa Claus will light up a 30-foot tree (the centerpiece of Watters Creek’s 145,000 glittering light display). Plus, see 20 other trees, and Santa’s reindeer and sleigh!  Enjoy Christmas music synchronized to music, caroling,  FREE carriage rides, holiday crafts, seasonal entertainment, plus Christmas fireworks.
  • Tree Lighting Celebration at Sundance Square – East 3rd Street and Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 – Santa will be there to help countdown the lighting of the Blue Spruce Christmat tree, at 6:30pm , and be available for visits and pictures from 11am-9:30pm. Musical entertainment by The Timber Creek High School Show Choir  before and after the lighting. Plus, strolling holiday characters begin at 4pm. starting at 4 p.m.
  • Actor/comedian Amy Schumer at Choctaw Casino Resort – Award-winning comedian/actor Amy Schumer, creator, star, writer and Executive Producer of the Emmy-Award winnint TV series, “Inside Amy Schumer” and the 2015 film Trainwreck, will serve up a crazy dose of her stand-up comedy.
  • Lantern Fest at Texas Motorplex – their website notes, “At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. There will be music, dancing, s’mores and, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.These lanterns are 100% biodegradable. Not to mention after each release we have professional “Lantern Chasers” that will make those armored truck driving meteorologists look like your local news’ weatherman. These lantern experts collect 90% of the lanterns after the event.Historically lanterns were used to symbolize good fortune, request favorable weather, or to celebrate the life of a loved one, just to name a few. But here in 2016, we don’t care if you are turning over a new leaf or just snapping some sweet shots for Instagram. Each registrant will receive their own lantern as well as some other goodies.”



  • Lights at Legacy at Shops at Legacy – 2 p.m. – Santa will be there for a screening of Elf at the Angelika Plano. Tickets are $7 and are available here or at the theater. Swag Bags for the first 200 guests who stop by The Shops at Legacy booth. 4-7 p.m. Attractions include the lighting of a 65-foot tree, rides on a holiday train, balloon animals, face painting, caricature artists and magic from Mr. Scrooge.
  • XTO Energy Of Lights at Sundance Square – per their website, “The 2016 XTO Energy Parade of Lights celebrates its 34th year with spectacular, never-seen-before floats and giant illuminated balloons throughout the parade route, as well as performing groups, local community groups, clowns and more! Please mark your calendars to join us, and continue this new tradition for the years to come!”
  • Pentatonix/Us The Duo – American Airlines Center – 8pm – per AEG Live, “Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, multi-platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 3.2 million albums in the U.S. alone, won 2 Grammy Awards, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.5 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 10.5 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Their latest release, Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart and is certified gold by the RIAA. The first single, “Can’t Sleep Love” has over 18 million views on YouTube. The group’s holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, is certified double platinum by the RIAA and features their recent 2016 Grammy winning track, “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.”

Now – Nov. 20

  • Moby-Dick at Winspear Opera House – The Dallas Opera’s 2010 world premiere is back. Composer Jake Heggie, and librettist Gene Scheer based their work on Herman Melville’s epic tale of Captain Ahab’s obsession with the great white whale, Moby-Dick. Tenor Jay Hunter Morris stars in the role of Captain Ahab. Also cast is baritone Morgan Smith (Starbuck), tenor Stephen Costello (Greenhorn), and making his Dallas Opera debut is South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana. Performed in English with English supertitles projected above the stage.

Now – Nov. 23

  • Autumn at The Arboretum at Dallas Arboretum – their website reads, “Experience why Orbitz Travel named Autumn at the Arboretum as the number one place to go in the fall. The Imaginative Pumpkin houses with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, along with 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants and the most outstanding Children’s Adventure Garden in the world. Don’t miss this amazing festival and be sure to bring your camera. It is breathtaking color at every turn. This year’s event will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin.”

Now – Dec. 21

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas at Dallas Children’s Theater/Rosewood Center For Family Arts – per their website, “Christmas time is here, and we’re fortunate that it brings Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang to DCT! Charles Schulz’s classic animated television special comes to life as you’ve never seen before. The young and the young at heart will be tapping their toes and oohing and ahhing as the live combo band surrounds the audience in a magical, memorable holiday spectacle. Make sure you’re front and center as Charlie Brown and his friends discover the real meaning of Christmas!

Now – Jan. 1

  • ICE! 2016 – featuring Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town at Gaylord Texan – their website notes, “Learn how Santa Claus started giving toys to good girls and boys in the retelling of the classic television special, Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town.  Our ice sculptures and ice slides are fun for the whole family and part of a Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort.”
  • Village Lights at Hillside Village – Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand, plus FREE carriage rides, holiday crafts, caroling, and face painting, ajust to name a few attractions. Free cookies from Mrs. Claus. Plus, Santa will light up at 30-ft. Christmas tree at 6:30pm, with Holiday Season music and lights synchronized together. All happening thru New Year’s Day! Beginning Nov. 25, look for Snow Flurries, Friday and Saturday nights in the Village Green, in 15 increments, 6:30-8:30pm.

Now – Jan. 2

  • The 12 Days Of Christmas at The Dallas Arboretum – per their website, “Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent 12 Days Of Christmas outdoor exhibit, open every weekend for the first time ever!

Now – Jan. 8

  • The Trains at NorthPark at NorthPark Center – their website notes, “The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience.  More than 60,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season.  Since 1987, The Trains at NorthPark presented by Bank of Texas, has raised money for the children and families served by the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The 2016-2017 exhibit will open on November 19th.”

Now – Jan. 16

  • Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive-In Ft. Worth –  per their website, “Fort Worth is about to get a lot cooler as the city’s favorite holiday tradition, Panther Island Ice, returns for another season on November 18, 2016. Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink remains open 7 days a week, including all holidays.

Have a fun weekend while listening to 98.7K-LUV!

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