Dallas is a beautiful place to enjoy the holidays, with a variety of ways to stay active or stay entertained. We created a list of fun, inexpensive, and some free activities to do this Thanksgiving and holiday season.
- Dallas Turkey Trot
Keep fit the morning of Thanksgiving by participating in the Dallas Turkey Trot – a tradition that started back in the early 1940s. Choose to walk or run either the 5k or the 8 mile race.
Where: 1500 Marilla St., in front of the Dallas City Hall Plaza
When: November 27, 9 am
Cost: between $15 – $45 depending on when you register
- Dallas Zoo Dollar Day
Enjoy a cheap and educational trip to the Dallas Zoo the day before Thanksgiving. Not only will getting out and walking around the zoo help keep you active, but it’ll help keep kids’ minds engaged and is a great way for the family to bond.
Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 S R L Thornton Freeway
When: November 26, 9 am- 4 pm
Cost: $1 admission, $1 treats inside
- Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Cowboys face the Eagles at home at AT&T stadium on Thanksgiving Day, and we’re sure many of our Dallas neighbors will be excitedly watching the game. Whether you can make it out to the Cowboys’ stadium or just watch it from the comfort of your home (with some Thanksgiving snacks), watching football is a traditional way to spend Thanksgiving.
Where: watch at home, a local restaurant or bar, or AT&T stadium
When: November 27 at 3:30 pm
- Fort Worth Parade of Lights
The Fort Worth Parade of Lights is a festive way to begin the holiday season. The parade will begin at Belknap road and will have over 100 different entries, including a Santa float around 7 pm. For those living near Fort Worth, this is a great way to get outside with friends and family and begin celebrating the holidays!
Where: the parade begins at Belknap and Throckmorton
When: November 28 at 6 pm
Cost: between $9.50 – $29.50
- MedSpring Food Drive
We couldn’t resist highlighting our 1st annual food drive, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. Kindly take your canned goods to our MedSpring – Knox/Henderson and give back this season to your local Dallas neighbors. Food donations will be matched!
Where: MedSpring – Knox/Henderson
When: now – December 31st
Cost: just the price of your canned goods!
Update: we found this popular article on “bucket list” items to do in Dallas during the winter time. We thought we’d share if you need even more ideas: http://www.pancakesandbeetjuice.com/2012/11/dallas-christmas-activities.html
We hope you stay safe and healthy this holiday season, but always remember MedSpring is here for you. We’re open until 9 pm Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and Day to help you get back to better.
And, if you’re traveling away from Dallas this holiday season to one of our other regions, visit like a pro with some of our ideas of what to do: