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Halloween Fun in Fort Worth

Halloween activities and events might be a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic,. But don’t worry, there are still a few spooky (fun) events for your family to enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo 

Boo is back, but with a drive-thru twist!

Boo at the Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo
October 22-25,2020
4:30pm-7:30pm

Get ready to Boo thru the Zoo! For the first time ever,  the Fort Worth Zoo is invites you to drive through the Zoo’s main path (and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of their most popular animal exhibits) while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and encounters with wildlife along the way! 

With sanitation and social distancing top of mind, they have made the decision to not cancel Boo at the Zoo this year, but instead, put a spin on their typical event and design a unique environment while keeping this beloved 29-year tradition alive. 

Boo at the Zoo Tickets

Member ticket: $45/vehicle Non-member ticket: $50/vehicle 

Advance ticket purchase is required for members and nonmembers. Members will receive 10% off tickets, food, and beverage. When tickets go on sale, you will purchase tickets for a designated arrival time slot. 
  • Tickets are sold per vehicle, not per person.
  • Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales are final, tickets are non-replaceable and non-refundable.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, online.
  • Guests who show up without a ticket will not be able to enter the event.

While there will be the usual amount of candy, trick-or-treat stations will be combined into five stations, limiting contact to keep everyone safe. Therefore, treat coupons will not be necessary this year.

They have limited capacity and expect this event to sell out.

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5 Fabulous Holiday Events Your Family Will Love

The Dallas/Fort Worth has so many festive ways to celebrate the season. From a ICE at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine to  A Christmas Story – The Musical, at the Dallas Summer Musicals, you and your family can enjoy the colors, sights and sounds of Christmas all around the DFW area.

Here are 5 Fabulous DFW Christmas Events Your Family Will Love:

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

Ice Charlie Brown Christmas

November 15 – January 5, 2020
Christmas Village at The Gaylord Texan

See Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy from the Christmas classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas at ICE! in Grapevine, Texas.     Your favorite scenes will come to life in more than 2 million pounds of colorful hand-carved ice sculptures featuring larger-than-life ice sculptures of Charlie Brown  and all of his friends. Watch the masterful ice carvers from Harbin, China up close as they create amazing sculptures before your eyes.

The awe-inspiring ICE! Experience concludes with the wonder and majesty of the Nativity in ice. Purchase an ICE! Fast Pass at the box office for just $15 per person plus tax. The Fast Pass includes front of the line access, a character meet and greet and yummy hot cocoa.

For more information about ICE!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reineer

Sunday, December 15, 2019
1:00 and 5:00 pm 
Winsear Opera House

Based on the beloved animated television classic  and the stage production, Rudolph the Red‐Nosed Reindeer this live action musical soars  onto the Winsperar’s stagein December. It’s an adventure that teaches all of us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Tickets are available for the 1:00 and 5:00 pm performances. Visit attpac.com order your tickets.

The Trains at NorthPark

NorthPark  Center
Through January 4

Visit the most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark includes trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights.

The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features.

For more information, please visit: The Trains of Northpark.

Cost at Exhibit: Tickets are available at the door:
Adults: $7 | Child/Senior: $3 (ages 2 – 12) and SR (age 65+)
Children under 2 admitted FREE
*Discount tickets are available at Tom Thumb ($1.00 off regular admission)

Holiday at the Arboretum

Dallas arboretum xmas 2019

Dallas Arboretum
Through December 31

You and your family will delight in the festive decorations at the DeGolyer Estate, take a stroll through the gardens to view seasonal plantings, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities.

Thousands visit the Arboretum each winter to enjoy the sparkling interior decor of the historic DeGolyer Estate. 2014 will feature the outdoor exhibition, The 12 Days of Christmas. This exhibit will consist of a Victorian collection of three-dimensional, life-size gazebos filled with the charming characters made famous in the old carol.

The Twelve Days of Christmas exhibit will be playful, but with the careful attention to design and detail that visitors have come to expect from the Dallas Arboretum.

Please visit www.dallasarboretum.org  for more information and ticket pricing.

Six Flags Over Texas Holiday in the Park

Through January 6, 2015

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas is filled with enchanting experiences to help create those special family fun outings during this magical time of the year. The breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.

Gather with your loved ones to enjoy sparkling lights, glamorous decorations, festive scents and seasonal treats, playful activities, hair-raising rides, and heartwarming shows. Mobility and disability guidelines for certain rides and attractions have recently changed.

Please view the Guide to Rides & Attractions online for more information regarding ride access, height restrictions & special requirements.

For more great holiday events, deals and attractions, follow Concierge Connection on Twitter: @BigDConcierge  #DFWChirstmas