DARTable Weekend Events

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Posted on Nov 30, 2023 by DART Daily

The weekend is jam-packed with holiday events, performances, and celebrations. Read on to see where DART can take you to ring in the season.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Miracle on 34th Street tells the story of single mother who doesn't want her six-year-old daughter to believe in Santa – but it turns out that the Santa at Macy’s (where she works) just may turn out to be the real deal.  The heartwarming play opens tonight and runs through Dec. 17 at The Firehouse Theatre, walkable from Farmers Branch Station on the Green Line.

A Christmas Carol rejoices in the holiday spirit with spectacular sets, flying ghosts and rousing music.  Dallas Theater Center’s annual crowd-pleaser opens tonight and runs through Dec. 30 at the Wyly Theater, walkable from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines, or from the M-Line trolley.

Friday, Dec. 1

Pete Davidson was a popular cast member on Saturday Night Live. He now writes and stars in the TV comedy Bupkis. This Friday night, he brings his stand-up act to Dallas. There will be early and late shows at the Majestic Theatre, walkable from St. Paul Station on all four DART Rail lines.

Puffs is a clever and inventive play that takes a familiar story – three potential heroes trying to make it through a magic school – and gives it a twist. The epic story reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be. The play opens tonight at the Granville Arts Center and runs through Dec. 17. The venue is right next to Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line.

Christmas Pops continues the Dallas Symphony Chorus’ tradition of transcendent anthems, classical holiday favorites and singalong carols. Favorite holiday vocalists join the chorus and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Rumor has it Santa might even show up at the Meyerson Symphony Center tonight – and every night through Dec. 10. The venue is walkable from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines, or from the M-Line trolley.


Friday, Dec. 1- Saturday, Dec. 2

Black on Black step into a world of creativity and inspiration with an evening of intimate and captivating performances, all produced and choreographed by Dallas Black Dance Theatre company members. Performances take place at DBDT Studios, located at the far northeastern end of the Dallas Arts District. The venue is walkable from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines, the M-Line trolley, or bus routes 3 and 207.

Friday, Dec. 1- Saturday, Dec. 3

The Nutcracker rings in the holiday season with humor, tradition, and splendor. Guest artists include Melody Mennite, principal dancer with the Houston Ballet, and more than 200 young dancers from the Ballet Academy of Texas. See the performance at the Irving Arts Center, accessible by Bus Route 229, which departs from the Orange Line’s Dallas College North Lake Campus Station.


Saturday, Dec. 2

Dallas Holiday Parade has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout North Texas. The show stopping event takes place from 9-11 a.m. The parade runs on Commerce, Harwood and Young streets. Access the event via Union Station on the Red and Blue lines, plus the Trinity Railway Express (TRE); or West End, Akard and St. Paul stations, each on all four DART Rail lines. DART will also have a music station at EBJ Union Station. Join us for live music and hot chocolate before the parade!

Dickens in PlanoDickens in Downtown Plano brings the magic of Christmases past to life. The Downtown Plano Arts District becomes a wonderland with carolers, a visit from Santa and a tree lighting in Haggard Park. Step off the Red Line at Downtown Plano Station and step back in time. While you’re there, stop by the DART booth for giveaways, hot chocolate, and more!

Klyde Warren Park’s Tree Lighting Celebration is an entertaining event that includes photos with Santa. The grand finale is the tree lighting – a dazzling spectacle in the glow of the Dallas skyline. The event is a short walk from St. Paul Station on all four DART Rail lines.

Santa on the Square in Downtown Carrollton is bursting with lights, decorations and festivities. Catch Santa from 4-8 p.m. The square’s one-of-a-kind mom-and-pop shops will be all decked out for the season. The festivities are a short walk from the Green Line’s Downtown Carrollton Station.

Holiday Main St. Fest & Parade gets you in the spirit with music, dance and festive floats. The fun happens from 5-8 p.m. Catch the event near Downtown Rowlett Station on the Blue Line.

Christmas in the BranchChristmas in the Branch features a Celebration of Christmas, with live music, carnival rides, strolling characters, Santa, shopping, a drone show, and Dasher's Silent Disco – all capped off with a fireworks show. The event takes place at Farmers Branch Historical Park, walkable from the Green Line’s Farmers Branch Station. There are other events throughout the month in the park and elsewhere in Carrollton; check the website for details. DART will also have a booth at the event! Stop by for giveaways,  games, and more!

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