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Nov 21 - Mesquite's Christmas in the Park celebrates 31 years – Christmas in the Park is Mesquite Parks and Recreation's largest annual event to kick off the holiday season. The event will be held at Westlake Park, 421 Gross Road, on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, from 1 - 6 p.m. This family-friendly event grows each year and will include new décor, performances and activities.
This year participants can look forward to free carnival games at Rudolph's Reindeer Games, enjoy a larger assortment of concession choices at Buddy's Buffet and participate in the Ugly Sweater and Name that Carol contests. Children can visit the new Winter Woodlands village for a variety of free make-and-take crafts.
Returning this year is the "Here Comes Christmas" parade, which includes festive, lighted floats. The parade will proceed through the center of Westlake Park each evening at 6 p.m. Many traditional activities will return such as the hayride, live nativity, and pictures with Santa.
Christmas in the Park is designed to be a low cost event for families to celebrate the holiday season. Many of the attractions are free such as roasting marshmallows on the yule log, Mrs. Claus' story time, cookies with hot cocoa and character pictures. A fireworks finale will end the day's event at the conclusion of the parade on both days.
Nov 28 - Mesquite's annual Christmas on the Square celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. in historic downtown, 223 W. Davis Street. The event will feature free children's craft activities, cookies and hot cocoa. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras for pictures with Santa. New this year are Victorian carolers and a dance performance by Stage Door Dancers. Food will be available for purchase from Shorty's Barbecue and Selena's Sweets. For more information, call the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department at 972-216-6260.
MESQUITE: Nov. 1-26 Mesquite Creative Artists Association Exhibit Enjoy an exhibit of art by the Mesquite Creative Artists Assoctiation. Galleries are open Monday through Friday and during events. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444
MESQUITE: Nov. 4 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert The orchestra performs during its 31st concert season. Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitesymphony.org 972-216-8127
MESQUITE: Nov. 11 join the Mesquite community as it celebrates Veterans Day 2017 at City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway Ave, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. and begins a campaign to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite. Enjoy a complimentary picnic dinner, while supplies last, from the volunteers of the Mesquite Fire Corp while listening to the sounds of the Dallas Heritage Band. Dressed in authentic uniforms, this band plays period music from the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI and WWII. Visit www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org
MESQUITE: Nov. 11 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours Tour an early settler's homestead. Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468
MESQUITE: Nov. 11 Harvest Festival Barn Dance This new event features an old-fashioned barn dance in a restored 1800s barn. Opal Lawrence Historical Park Barn, 701 E. Kearney St. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444
MESQUITE: Nov. 16-19 Hella Shrine Circus This circus is a combination of strength, skill, beauty, and mystery. With amazing lighting and sound, human and animal performers bring magic to life. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr. mesquitearena.com 972-285-8777
MESQUITE: Nov. 17 Black Box Series: Al Fike, Comedian Enjoy a fun performance by this Christian comedian. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444
MESQUITE: Nov. 18 Just for Kids: Canvas Creations Find the artist in your child. This free event allows children to paint following detailed instructions. All supplies are provided. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444
MESQUITE: Nov 28 - Mesquite's annual Christmas on the Square celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. in historic downtown, 223 W. Davis Street. The event will feature free children's craft activities, cookies and hot cocoa. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras for pictures with Santa. New this year are Victorian carolers and a dance performance by Stage Door Dancers. Food will be available for purchase from Shorty's Barbecue and Selena's Sweets. For more information, call the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department at 972-216-6260.
GARLAND: Nov. 11 Urban Flea This outdoor market features vintage and homemade vendors, live music, and food trucks—joining forces with Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery. Downtown Garland, 150 N. Sixth St. intrinsicbrewing.com or theurbanfleatx.com
DALLAS: Through Nov. 12 "Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail" The Dallas Museum of Art dipped into its design collection to create a visual history of the cocktail, from 19th-century punch bowls to James Bond–worthy shakers. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. dma.org 214-922-1200
DALLAS: Sept. 20-Nov. 1 Night Fever: Fashions from Funk to Disco An exhibition of fashion from the 1970s, featuring more than 75 authentic garments and accessories from this iconic decade. Curated by Ken Weber of Vintage Martini, the exhibit will feature a diverse collection of American, French, Italian, and Japanese couture designers. Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy. galleriadallas.com
DALLAS: Nov. 1 Sammons Jazz Showcasing the many styles of jazz performed by top local musicians in a historic setting, every concert consists of two sets performed by two bands. Admission includes valet parking, a light dinner, and beverages. Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd. sammonsjazz.com 214-520-7788
DALLAS: Nov. 4, 12, 18 The Hidden Dallas Tour Cruise to some secret places in Dallas and check out extraordinary scenic, cultural, and architectural treasures—from giant teddy bears to hidden rooms. Discover some great neighborhoods and historic landmarks, stopping along the way for delicious snacks at "insider" culinary gems. Krispy Kreme, 5118 Greenville Ave. dallasbychocolate.com 972-814-5997
DALLAS: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Bishop Arts District Tours Sample the fun and fare of this unique neighborhood during walking tours of the eclectic and amazing Bishop Arts District. Slip into colorful galleries and shops, and stop at great eateries including one that is the pitmaster's choice for Best Barbecue in Dallas—and a place where you can make your own tableside s'mores. Veracruz Cafe, 400 N. Bishop Ave. dallasbychocolate.com 972-814-5997
DALLAS: Nov. 8- Dec 3. John by Annie Baker. A haunting and haunted meditation by Annie Baker, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick, which Undermain Theatre produced in their 31st season, set near the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, where a young couple are welcomed to an eerie bed and breakfast by an eccentric inn keeper. No performance on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23. All evening shows at 7:30 pm. 2:00 Sunday Matinees on 11/19 and 12/3. 214-747-5515. www.undermain.org
DALLAS: Nov. 16 DIFFA Holiday Wreath Celebrate the holidays at the 22nd annual holiday wreath collection, featuring one-of-a-kind wreaths, as well as works of art and curated accessories from designers around the world. Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave., Suite 167. diffadallas.org 214-748-8580
DALLAS: Nov. 24-Dec. 30 Christmas Lights, Chocolate, and Sips Tour View holiday lights in delicious style via private motorcoach. Taste scrumptious treats from premier local dessert venues, then relax while gliding past some of Dallas' most spectacular holiday displays in the Park Cities, Swiss Avenue, and other areas. Krispy Kreme, 5118 Greenville Ave. dallasbychocolate.com 972-814-5997
DALLAS: Nov. 30 Tall Tales Enjoy story time on the GeO-Deck every month. Children's librarians from the Dallas Public Library will present fun for ages 2 through 5 who love to jump around, hear a story, and sing a song. Seating is lounge inspired and will fill quickly. Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. reuniontower.com 214-712-7040
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