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DART to Special Events
| October 25 – November 30, 2014 (weekends only)
Beginning Saturday, October 25, for six weekends, and concluding Sunday, November 30, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. Click here to learn more.
Through Jan. 4 This holiday season experience the Dallas Arboretum's new, one-of-a-kind exhibition, The 12 Days of Christmas. Celebrate the holidays like never before with this centerpiece exhibit featuring an elaborate collection of 25-foot Victorian gazebos filled with the charming costumed characters and whimsical animals that are made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. Enjoy the .75-mile walk through the garden exhibit, as you witness these handcrafted gazebos spread across the winter wonderland. The 12 Days of Christmas daytime exhibit is included with general garden admission. Information: www.dallasarboretum.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 60
Nov. 19-22 Christmas in the City is in Centennial Hall, 1001 Washington St. at Fair Park. The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 175 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday décor, women's clothing and accessories, home accents, children's clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more! Help Chi Omega once again give back to our community. Tickets are $15.00 at the door or available in advance at area Tom Thumb stores. Information: chiomegaxmas.org.
Nov. 21 Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival at the Irving Convention Center raises a glass to toast the 31st festival hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce. Be among more than 1,800 wine and food lovers treated to a little French savoir-faire and a lot of Texas hospitality. Upon arrival, guests will be transported to the French Riviera circa 1960 where they can stroll in Cannes or St. Tropez. Guests may sample signature delicacies offered by local gourmet chefs, savor a large selection of French wines as well as a selection of craft beers. General admission tickets are $65. The Irving Convention Center is located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.faccdallas.com
Nov. 22 The Twelfth Annual Cedars Open Studios Tour will be Saturday, Nov. 22, from noon to 6:00 p.m. A diverse group of neighborhood artists open their studios to the public, giving visitors a chance to really experience a creative, evolving neighborhood, rich in art, history and entertainment. It's a chance to meet the artists of the Cedars, including mixed-media artist Joshua King, painter/metal sculptor Tony Collins, glass artists Jim and Mary Lynn Bowman and many others. Information: cedarsopenstudios.com.
Nov. 23 City Lights kicks off the holidays with a "Holiday Festival" Downtown along Main Street that continues throughout the evening. From 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., enjoy family-friendly activities including: an outdoor market, face painting, ornament making, concessions and much more. City Lights Opening Night marks the lighting of the official Downtown tree and a special arrival from Santa that you won't want to miss. Main Street Garden is located at 1902 Main Street. Information: www.downtowndallas.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
- Note: This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, November 22, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather possibilities.
Nov. 22-Jan. 4 The Trains at NorthPark is one of the most elaborate toy train exhibits in all of Texas. Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, 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. Cost is $3-$7. The trains are located on level one near Nordstrom's at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expy. Hours of Operation are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m. Early Closings: Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Eve, at 6:00 p.m., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, at 4:00 p.m. and Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, at 6:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day; Open New Year's Day. Information: thetrainsatnorthpark.com.
Nov. 26 Gather your family, get out of the house for the day and come see the beautiful fall colors at the Dallas Zoo on Dollar Day! $1 admission for ages 3 and older (free for 2 and under); $1 selected snack items (canned drinks, hot dogs, and ice cream); $1 nectar to feed the lorikeets; $2 Endangered Species Carousel; and $5 giraffe feedings. The Dallas Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.
Fort Worth:Through Jan. 25 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture - Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir - will be represented in depth. Among the approximately 70 masterworks on loan will be Cézanne's Portrait of Gustave Geffroy and Woman with a Coffee Pot; Degas's Self-Portrait with Evariste de Valernes and L'Absinthe; and Renoir's Portrait of Claude Monet and Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano. The Kimbell is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information: www.kimbell.org.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then the T's bus route 2, 7 or 57
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas Union Station departs ITC Station at 9:46 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:54 p.m. on Saturday. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton:Nov. 22 North Texas vs. Florida International football. The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), North Texas Athletics department (UNT) and the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) have teamed up to provide complimentary transportation services via DCTA special event shuttle services for North Texas home games during the 2014-2015 football season. It's simple to ride the new Mean Green Game Day shuttle. Passengers hop on the A-train, arrive at the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC, to the Mean Green Tailgating Village and pedestrian bridge that leads to Apogee Stadium. The buses will also stop at locations along the Downtown Denton Square so passengers can take a break for dining, drinks and shopping before or after the football games. Information: www.meangreengameday.net.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC.
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Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.