Fun activities during winter in DFW

As Texans, we are used to 80 degrees weather and when it gets below 50, most of us don’t want to stay inside and wish the cold weather away. But there is different approach that can be exciting along with fun for all ages of people. Below are only few things that would take you through the cold weather with excitement.

First, a bit of trivia – Dallas gets the most snow in Texas – who would have thought that.

Holiday Lights

All across the metroplex, there are plenty of places to visit and enjoy the artistic display of lights. You can use all 12 days of Christmas to visit a different place each day and still be left with plenty more to see. Few places that are worth visiting – Dallas Zoo, Fair Park, Highland Park, Santa’s Village in Richardson, Deerfield in Plano, Frisco Square, Vitruvian Park in Addison, Gaylord Texan ice sculptures tour, Prairie lights in Grand Prairie, Texas Motor speedway.

There are plenty of other activities that can be scheduled in and around these places – one can visit Trains at North Park Center during a tour to Highland Park. Kids and adults would enjoy the fantastic display of miniature trains gliding around different states and all your ticket money goes to charity making it worthwhile. For those wanting outdoor activities can stop by City Line in Richardson, the newest suburban wonder with variety of restaurants to satisfy every type of eater. You can find a place to indulge close by wherever you are located.

Music and Concerts

Again the choices are plenty – American Airlines Center, Meyerson, Bass Performance Hall, Majestic Theater, Granada Theater, Eisemann Center and plenty other smaller places have performances with variety of artists ranging from Lindsey Stirling, former Dancing with the Stars contestant to Tommy Emmanuel, guitarist from down under satisfying every kind of music lover while having fun during the festive season.


DFW metroplex does not disappoint in this type of entertainment either. Different versions of The Nutcracker can be found, from serious to parodic, depending on one’s choice of entertainment. A Christmas without Christmas Carol isn’t a Christmas so DFW offers lot of choices there with local performances by celebrities like Brad Leland. For some light hearted realistic fun for children, there is Charlie Brown Christmas to be found at Dallas Children’s Theater.

And when you get tired from all these outdoor activities, you can always find a place to eat no matter where you are. Whatever one’s palate, there is always something close by regardless of your location.

Worth mentioning is that when there is snow, use one of the boxes that was used to ship the gifts in and make a sleigh and find a nearby creek. Your kids will have fun and if you don’t have children, you will enjoy it too!