Top Things To Do In Fort Worth This Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 28-Dec 1)

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1) YMCA Fort Worth Turkey Trot

It’s a Family Tradition!  Pack up the whole family (all ages), and head over to Camp Bowie for the annual Turkey Trot.  This turkey likes to take his time and visit along the way, but you can be more competitive if that’s your deal.  Either way, it’s a great way to start off the Thanksgiving Weekend.  It also helps kick the nap into gear later if the Cowboys find themselves napping.

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2) Hooray for Holidays Musical TV Special at Theatre Arlington

Let’s go back in time a bit…

Growing up, we all loved gathering around the TV to watch the holiday specials each season.  Join Theatre Arlington as they imagine what it would be like to have our own show with singing, dancing, and special guest stars every performance.  No doubt the start of a holiday tradition.

In the ever-growing Downtown Arlington Entertainment District.   Appropriate for audiences aged 3 and up

Click Here to check out the all new Holiday Musical Special at Theatre Arlington!

3) FWSO presents Home for the Holidays at Bass Hall

Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you to usher in the holiday season with music you know and love! Experience seasonal favorites performed by the orchestra and special guests. Make memories with your loved ones and create new traditions in true FWSO style – where the audience gets to sing-along, Santa spreads cheer, and the chance of snow flurries is 100%!



4) Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game vs Buffalo Bills

Will Zeke leap into the Salvation Army kettle again this Thanksgiving Day?  Thanksgiving with the Cowboys is one of the best sports holiday traditions each year.  You can always find a ticket (if you are willing to pay), or you can snuggle up in front of the big screen…or even head to your favorite watering hole.   The Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game is a holiday tradition!






5) Modern Lights at The Modern Museum of Art

The Modern trees will be illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Treat you and your family to a stunning display of lights in the fabulous Fort Worth Cultural District.  While you’re there, take note of these special holiday festivities at The Modern:

  • The museum galleries will be open for FREE until 7 pm on Tuesdays and 8 pm on Fridays.
  •  Café Modern will feature its famous Lights, Flights, and Bites on Tuesdays through December 31st at 7pm.
  • Enjoy Dinner with Lights on Fridays from 5 to 8:30 pm.    Executive Chef Denise Shavandy creates fresh, seasonal entrees to enjoy with specialty cocktails and wine pairings. Create your own holiday memories on Friday nights during the holidays at The Modern.

The MODERN lights up the Fort Worth Cultural District for the holidays!


6) TMS Gift of Lights

The Gift of Lights is a Texas-sized Drive Thru light park hosted at Texas Motor Speedway with a portion of the proceeds going directly to Speedway Children’s Charities, Ronald McDonald House, and KLTY Christmas Wish. Head to Texas Motor Speedway and drive the family through millions of lights.  Experience Santa’s Village with train rides, ice skating, and visit with Santa Claus.  It’s a full evening of festivities and fun for the entire family.  Open nightly from 6pm – 9pm thru January 5th.  Alliance is lit up for the holidays with TMS Gift of Lights!



7) Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive In

If you’re raised in Texas, you don’t think much about ice skating outside, even in the winter months.  That is, until Panther Island Ice returns each holiday season! Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s outdoor ice skating rink offers public skating starting through January 20th, including all holidays. Take advantage of the ample free parking, along with the drive-in’s other amenities such as covered seating, gas heaters, restrooms, playground and a full menu including beer and wine options.   Start a new holiday tradition this year at Panther Island Ice!


8) Polar Express at Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

All aboard The Polar Express.  This IMAX® Experience will once again delight children and adults alike this holiday season! The Omni Theater offers the only domed IMAX presentation in the Southwest of this now-classic feature length film.  The Polar Express tells of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Enjoy the classic holiday tale Polar Express at Fort Worth Museum of Science & History




Disclaimer:  What’s Up Fort Worth features many events in other cities (including Dallas) when our staff feels that the event has DFW market-wide interest and that fans in Fort Worth and Tarrant County will make the trek to Dallas for the event. 





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