Kick Off The Holiday Season With These Fun Family Events

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Nov-2014

The holiday season is just around the corner, so let the baking, shopping, parties, and festivals commence! There are too many events taking place in and around Dallas this month to count, but here are a few we know you won’t want to miss.

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan

Christmas comes early to the Gaylord Texan with the annual ICE! Exhibit, which opens on November 13. This year’s awe-inspiring ice sculpture exhibit features Frosty the Snowman and an all-new bonus area—a LIVE ice carving zone where you and your family can watch a masterful ice carver create beautiful ice sculptures before your eyes.

The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

Who said it’s too early for Christmas? The brand-new 12 Days of Christmas exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum features an elaborate collection of life-size Victorian gazebos filled with costumed characters from the famous Christmas Carol. Gazebos will be encased in glass with working mechanical parts to bring the characters to life.

The gardens will remain open late during The 12 Days of Christmas, which runs Nov. 16 through Jan. 4, 2014. Visit for details.

Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

Join thousands of other runners and walkers for your pre-Thanksgiving feast workout at the 2014 Capital One Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot. Compete in the unique eight-mile distance, or take it easy on the three-mile Fun Run/Walk—the perfect distance for you and your kids.

Thanksgiving Day Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. The Philadelphia Eagles

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Dallas without a Dallas Cowboys football game. This year, the Cowboys take on the Eagles at 3:30pm AT&T Stadium. Single game tickets can be purchased online, but if you’re looking for a more wallet-friendly way to watch the game, check out local bars and restaurants for watch parties, or host your own Thanksgiving Cowboys watch party!

Parade of Lights in Sundance Square

Kick off the holiday season at the annual Sundance Square Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth. The parade features more than 100 illuminated entries, local marching bands, Cowboy Santas and much, much more. This year’s theme is “Together For The Holidays,” and includes both local and professional floats.

Don’t forget: when you’re outside, your eyes need to be protected—even in cooler weather. Wear sunglasses with 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and wear a wide-brimmed hat. Sun damage can lead to a number of preventable eye conditions, so don’t leave home without your eye protection!

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