Dec 3, 2021 - Things to Do

The Axios Dallas Weekender: Christmastime is here

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Christmas has come to Dallas, and we've got a sleigh full of events to pack your weekend.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ„ Sleigh bells ring down the streets of downtown at the Dallas Holiday Parade.

  • 10am Saturday on Commerce Street. The parade starts near Union Station. Free for standing areas. $25 for seats.

๐Ÿ› Are you listening? The New Texas Symphony Orchestra will be playing two concerts at malls this weekend.

  • 7pm Friday at NorthPark Center, 8687 Central Expressway.
  • 2pm Saturday at Red Bird Mall, 3662 W Camp Wisdom Road.

โš”๏ธ See "La Pastorela," a Spanish folk retelling of the shepherdsโ€™ journey to Bethlehem put on by Orchestra of New Spain.

  • 6pm Sunday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7611 Park Lane, Dallas. Donations are encouraged.

๐Ÿฟ โ€œSanta! I know him!โ€ Watch a public showing of โ€œElfโ€ on the giant media wall at AT&T District Discovery.

  • 4pm Sunday at the AT&T Discovery District, 208 S Akard St., Dallas. Free.

๐Ÿœ Fatten up for family photos by sampling foods from at least five different continents, at the International Food Festival.

  • 12-7pm at Mar Thomas Event Center, 11500 Luna Road in Dallas. $5 at the door.
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