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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.
Nov. 27 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is the traditional way to begin Thanksgiving Day for many in Dallas. Featuring both a 5K fun run and an eight-mile course, it benefits the Dallas YMCA. Same-day registration is available. The fun begins at 9 a.m. at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St. Information: thetrot.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
- Note: DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued on Thursday, Nov. 27 to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. Click here to learn more.
- Bus Riders Should Prepare for Detours During Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 27
The SMU Mustangs face tough American Athletic Conference and non-conference rivals in six home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus at Mockingbird Land and Central Expressway.
- Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Mockingbird Station, then free shuttle
- Note: The SMU Express (768) will not operate Thursday, November 27 through Sunday, November 30. Regular service will resume on Monday, December 1.
The Museum Express (743) will not operate on Thanksgiving Day but will otherwise operate as normal.
On November 28, Bishop Blvd. will close to all vehicular traffic on game days to accommodate football game day activities.
There will be no Museum Express (743) shuttle service at stops located on Bishop Blvd. Instead, the Museum Express (743) shuttle will pick-up and drop-off riders on Ownby Drive at the R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle, located on the west side of the Blanton Building.
Although the Museum Express shuttle will attempt to operate on its regular schedule some delays and disruptions due to increased traffic volume and congestion related to football game day activities on campus can be expected by riders and they should adjust their schedules accordingly.
Nov. 28-Dec. 30 (except Dec. 6 and 25) A Christmas Tour of Lights is in the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., enjoy an animated display that will amaze you with over 500,000 twinkling lights. You'll travel through a variety of different scenes, each with their own theme, from fantasy to patriotic. There's festive holiday music and the grand finale is an animated show that features Santa Claus himself. Information: www.farmersbranch.info.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, as its name implies, serves up theatre of a different sort with a contemporary comic classic and another of The Pocket's infamous, boo-hiss-throw popcorn melodramas:
|Nov. 28-Dec. 23||"Ebenezer Scrooge"|
Through Dec. 31 The Quilting Sisters of Color: We Have Come This Far exhibit is at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave. in Fair Park. The Quilting Sisters of Color was founded in 1966 by Mrs. Jean Johnson, who started out informally teaching quilting techniques to a few of her friends at church. The guild's focus is to preserve and promote an appreciation of quilting as an art form, particularly from the African-American tradition. The exhibit consists of quilts of various sizes, art forms, machine and hand quilted. Information: www.aamdallas.org.
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
Through 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.
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:Saturdays through Nov. 29 Denton Community Market takes place Saturdays through November near downtown Denton. Experience a community gathering space alive with music, local food and produce, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business, community groups and more! The market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center.
Walk to the market or board DCTA Connect Route 7, then a short walk to the market
- Note: Last A-train service from Downtown Denton Transit Center to Trinity Mills Station 11:53 p.m. Saturdays.
There's lots to see and do when you ride DART.
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Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.