Save the Date :: November Kid-Friendly Events in Collin County

Save the Date :: November Kid-Friendly Events in Collin County

We’ve rounded up the best family-friendly events and things to do with kids this November in Dallas and all the surrounding areas. (Hint: Find even more things to do in the metroplex on Fort Worth Moms and Dallas Moms.)

A special THANK YOU to Texas Ballet Theatre School for sponsoring this edition  of Save the Date.

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Filled with lacy snowflakes and delectable sweets, The Nutcracker heralds the magic of the season with visions of enchantment and joy. Follow along with the beloved holiday story as Clara travels to the Kingdom of Sweets with her Nutcracker Prince.

Attend a performance in Dallas, November 24 – December 3, or in Fort Worth, December 8 – 24. The Nutcracker is approximately two hours long, with one intermission. Buy tickets today!

Click the tabs to see events for each week.

Autumn at the Arboretum :: This year’s theme is “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Come out and enjoy the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, maze, and 150,000 beautiful fall plants! Through November 5.


Baby Lap-Sit Story Time :: Frisco Public Library, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and lots of fun for non-walking infants and their caregivers. Tickets available one hour prior to the program.


CAMP Dallas :: The Hill, Camp Dallas :: Join Mickey and friends on an interactive, immersive, fantastical CAMP adventure. Cost: Tickets start at $24 per person.


The Clay Classroom :: Jump Into Art Studio, McKinney. A seven-week, all-inclusive ceramics program (meets weekly, November – December). For ages ten years – adults. See website for details.


Dinosaurs Live! :: The Heard, Dallas :: Dinosaur geology, dino trail hike, fossil dig, and more. From 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. General admission is $9 – $12 Kids two and under are free.


Family Story Time :: At the Frisco Public Library, every Friday, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. Tickets are available at the youth services desk starting an hour before the program. Intended for walkers – five years old.


Farmer’s Market :: Four Seasons Farmer’s Market, at The Shops at Willow Bend. Open every Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Free First Saturdays :: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas :: Free event, held every first Saturday of the month. From 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Family program from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please register in advance.


Holiday at the Arboretum :: Dallas Arboretum. Holiday at the Arboretum begins runs November 9 – January 5 this year. It includes the 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, a Christmas village of charming shops and façades in the style of European Christmas markets, choirs, tons of lights in the garden, and more. See the link for details; start dates and prices vary by attraction.


The Nutcracker :: Performed by Texas Ballet Theater.  Dallas: Winspear Opera House, November 24 – December 3. Fort Worth: Bass Performance Hall, December 8 – 24. See link for details, times, and cost.


Rooftop Cinema Club :: Heritage Village. Bring your own food or buy at the event (no outside drinks allowed). See link for tickets and seating info. Cost: Tickets start at $12.


Show Time Saturday :: Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 12:00 p.m. Free!


Snow Day :: The Galleria. The magical, multi-sensory event is back at the Galleria, and once again, it’s joining forces with Santaland. You can visit either experience separately or purchase a combo package for a 15 percent discount. Tickets from $19.99, ages three and under are free. Event runs November 17 – January 7.


The Trains at Northpark :: The miniature trains return for the season November 11 – January 5th. See the link for varying hours of operation, including holiday hours. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. $10/adults, $5/children & seniors, kids under age two are free.


November 1

Dia de los Muertos :: Grandscape (Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage and Lawn), The Colony. From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Live entertainment, food vendors, photo ops, and more! Free event and parking.


November 2

The Addams Family: School Edition :: Performing at Fairview Town Center. Performance begins at 7:15 p.m., nightly (Friday and Saturday); 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $12 – $14 per person.


Shakespear’s Twelfth Night :: Performed by Genesis Children’s Theatre, Plano. November 2 – 5. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m., nightly; 2:00 and 3:00 for weekend matinees. (See website for details.)


Vienna Boys Choir :: Performing at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. Event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $57 per person.


November 3

Finding Nemo, JR :: Performed by Shine, Plano Stages. November 3 – 5. Performances on Friday and Saturday are 7:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $16 per person.


November 4

Book Launch Event :: Franklin Books, inside The Shops at Willow Bend. From 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy free face painting and bundle pricing on four new titles in the Franklin the Helper book series.


Festival at the Switchyard :: Carrollton’s annual festival returns to the Historic Downtown area with something for music lovers, fried food fans, shopaholics, and kids of every age to enjoy. Lots more info at the link. 11:00 – 10:00 p.m. Free!


Global Village Market :: Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, Dallas. The annual Greenland Hills Global Village Market brings together charitable organizations and fair-trade retailers to offer a unique holiday shopping experience. In addition to gifts, it’ll have live music, a silent auction, and more. Vendor list and times at the link. Free!


Show Time Saturday: Percussion Things :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 12:00 p.m. Free!


November 5

Daylight savings ends at 2:00 a.m. Don’t forget, we fall back an hour!


Gilmore Girls Takeover :: Grandscape (Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Lawn and Stage), The Colony. Grandscape is transforming into Stars Hallow for one night only! Free event, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


November 9

Aladdin, Kids :: Performed by Brodie Copeland Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 9 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


Annie, JR :: Performed by Starcatchers Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 9 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


High School Musical 2,  JR :: Performed by Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 9 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


Holiday at the Arboretum :: Holiday at the Arboretum begins today (and runs through January 5). It includes the 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, a Christmas village of charming shops and façades in the style of European Christmas markets, choirs, tons of lights in the garden, and more. See the link for details; start dates and prices vary by attraction.


Neath the Wreath :: Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel and Convention Center, November 9 – 12. Neath the Wreath is one of the largest holiday markets and gift fairs in North Texas. Doors open at 9:00 a.m., Thursday – Saturday; 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. General admission $15 per person.


November 9

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown :: Performed by Starcatchers Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 10 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


November 11

Showtime Saturday: The Ramazinis :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 11:30 p.m. Free!


The Trains at Northpark :: The miniature trains return for the season today and run through January 5th. See the link for varying hours of operation, including holiday hours. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. $10/adults, $5/children & seniors, kids under age two are free.


Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival :: The fall edition of the Turtle Creek Arts Festival in Reverchon Park will have up to 100 artist tents along with demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and lots of food and drink options. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free!


Veterans Day Celebration :: Farmers Branch Historical Park will once again host a big Veterans Day celebration with live performances, a patriotic ceremony, and more. From 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free!


Veterans Day at Parry’s :: Parry’s Pizzeria in The Colony is offering a FREE entree and fountain drink for veterans and active military members. Dine-in only. See link for details.


Veterans Day at Rock & Brews :: Veterans, enlisted armed forces, and first responders can come out to Rock & Brews in The Colony and enjoy a FREE entree. Dine-in only. See link for details.


November 12

Mommy and Me Art Class :: Jump Into Art Studios, MiKinney. From 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. A special art class for moms and kids! Geared for children ages six – 14. Cost is $80, and covers the cost of both mom and child. Additional artists may attend for $40 per person.


November 14

Etsy Jingle Bash :: Gilley’s, Dallas. Annual, local handmade artisan market.  Food trucks, bars, and make-and-take craft areas will be on site. Kids and strollers welcome. From 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free!


November 16

Disney’s Frozen, Kids :: Performed by Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 16 – 19. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


Mean Girls, JR :: Performed at The Courtyard Theatre. Dates: November 16 – 19. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


November 17

Snow Day :: The Galleria. The magical, multi-sensory event is back at the Galleria, and once again, it’s joining forces with Santaland. You can visit either experience separately or purchase a combo package for a 15 percent discount. Tickets from $19.99, ages three and under are free. Event runs November 17 – January 7.


November 18

Artisan Market :: Profound Foods, Fairview. Handmade jewelry, tasty food, and one-of-a-kind treats. Free event.


Showtime Saturday: Jingle Bell Jubilee :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 11:30 p.m. Free!


November 23

YMCA Turkey Trot :: YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. Participate virtually or in person for the 5K walk/run or eight-mile race. Check out details on the Junior Trot 1K for kids ages six to 12 years old — it takes place just before the main event. There’s lots of info in the comprehensive FAQ page.


November 24

The Nutcracker :: Performed by Texas Ballet Theater. Dallas: Winspear Opera House, November 24 – December 3. Fort Worth: Bass Performance Hall, December 8 – 24. See link for details, times, and cost.


November 25

Showtime Saturday: Storytime with Mrs. Claus :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 11:30 p.m. Free!


November 30

Emma, JV :: Performed by Brodie Copeland Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 30 – December 3. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever :: Performed by Community Theatre Frisco at Frisco Discovery Center. Dates: November 30 – December 3. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


All Month

Autumn at the Arboretum :: This year’s theme is “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Come out and enjoy the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, maze, and 150,000 beautiful fall plants! Through November 5.


Baby Lap-Sit Story Time :: Frisco Public Library, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and lots of fun for non-walking infants and their caregivers. Tickets available one hour prior to the program.


CAMP Dallas :: The Hill, Camp Dallas :: Join Mickey and friends on an interactive, immersive, fantastical CAMP adventure. Cost: Tickets start at $24 per person.


The Clay Classroom :: Jump Into Art Studio, McKinney. A seven-week, all-inclusive ceramics program (meets weekly, November – December). For ages ten years – adults. See website for details.


Dinosaurs Live! :: The Heard, Dallas :: Dinosaur geology, dino trail hike, fossil dig, and more. From 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. General admission is $9 – $12 Kids two and under are free.


Family Story Time :: At the Frisco Public Library, every Friday, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. Tickets are available at the youth services desk starting an hour before the program. Intended for walkers – five years old.


Farmer’s Market :: Four Seasons Farmer’s Market, at The Shops at Willow Bend. Open every Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Free First Saturdays :: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas :: Free event, held every first Saturday of the month. From 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Family program from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please register in advance.


Holiday at the Arboretum :: Dallas Arboretum. Holiday at the Arboretum begins runs November 9 – January 5 this year. It includes the 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, a Christmas village of charming shops and façades in the style of European Christmas markets, choirs, tons of lights in the garden, and more. See the link for details; start dates and prices vary by attraction.


The Nutcracker :: Performed by Texas Ballet Theater.  Dallas: Winspear Opera House, November 24 – December 3. Fort Worth: Bass Performance Hall, December 8 – 24. See link for details, times, and cost.


Rooftop Cinema Club :: Heritage Village. Bring your own food or buy at the event (no outside drinks allowed). See link for tickets and seating info. Cost: Tickets start at $12.


Show Time Saturday :: Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 12:00 p.m. Free!


Snow Day :: The Galleria. The magical, multi-sensory event is back at the Galleria, and once again, it’s joining forces with Santaland. You can visit either experience separately or purchase a combo package for a 15 percent discount. Tickets from $19.99, ages three and under are free. Event runs November 17 – January 7.


The Trains at Northpark :: The miniature trains return for the season November 11 – January 5th. See the link for varying hours of operation, including holiday hours. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. $10/adults, $5/children & seniors, kids under age two are free.


November 1 - 7

November 1

Dia de los Muertos :: Grandscape (Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage and Lawn), The Colony. From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Live entertainment, food vendors, photo ops, and more! Free event and parking.


November 2

The Addams Family: School Edition :: Performing at Fairview Town Center. Performance begins at 7:15 p.m., nightly (Friday and Saturday); 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $12 – $14 per person.


Shakespear’s Twelfth Night :: Performed by Genesis Children’s Theatre, Plano. November 2 – 5. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m., nightly; 2:00 and 3:00 for weekend matinees. (See website for details.)


Vienna Boys Choir :: Performing at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. Event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $57 per person.


November 3

Finding Nemo, JR :: Performed by Shine, Plano Stages. November 3 – 5. Performances on Friday and Saturday are 7:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $16 per person.


November 4

Book Launch Event :: Franklin Books, inside The Shops at Willow Bend. From 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy free face painting and bundle pricing on four new titles in the Franklin the Helper book series.


Festival at the Switchyard :: Carrollton’s annual festival returns to the Historic Downtown area with something for music lovers, fried food fans, shopaholics, and kids of every age to enjoy. Lots more info at the link. 11:00 – 10:00 p.m. Free!


Global Village Market :: Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, Dallas. The annual Greenland Hills Global Village Market brings together charitable organizations and fair-trade retailers to offer a unique holiday shopping experience. In addition to gifts, it’ll have live music, a silent auction, and more. Vendor list and times at the link. Free!


Show Time Saturday: Percussion Things :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 12:00 p.m. Free!


November 5

Daylight savings ends at 2:00 a.m. Don’t forget, we fall back an hour!


Gilmore Girls Takeover :: Grandscape (Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Lawn and Stage), The Colony. Grandscape is transforming into Stars Hallow for one night only! Free event, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


November 8 - 14

November 9

Aladdin, Kids :: Performed by Brodie Copeland Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 9 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


Annie, JR :: Performed by Starcatchers Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 9 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


High School Musical 2,  JR :: Performed by Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 9 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


Holiday at the Arboretum :: Holiday at the Arboretum begins today (and runs through January 5). It includes the 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, a Christmas village of charming shops and façades in the style of European Christmas markets, choirs, tons of lights in the garden, and more. See the link for details; start dates and prices vary by attraction.


Neath the Wreath :: Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel and Convention Center, November 9 – 12. Neath the Wreath is one of the largest holiday markets and gift fairs in North Texas. Doors open at 9:00 a.m., Thursday – Saturday; 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. General admission $15 per person.


November 9

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown :: Performed by Starcatchers Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 10 – 12. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


November 11

Showtime Saturday: The Ramazinis :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 11:30 p.m. Free!


The Trains at Northpark :: The miniature trains return for the season today and run through January 5th. See the link for varying hours of operation, including holiday hours. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. $10/adults, $5/children & seniors, kids under age two are free.


Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival :: The fall edition of the Turtle Creek Arts Festival in Reverchon Park will have up to 100 artist tents along with demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and lots of food and drink options. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free!


Veterans Day Celebration :: Farmers Branch Historical Park will once again host a big Veterans Day celebration with live performances, a patriotic ceremony, and more. From 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free!


Veterans Day at Parry’s :: Parry’s Pizzeria in The Colony is offering a FREE entree and fountain drink for veterans and active military members. Dine-in only. See link for details.


Veterans Day at Rock & Brews :: Veterans, enlisted armed forces, and first responders can come out to Rock & Brews in The Colony and enjoy a FREE entree. Dine-in only. See link for details.


November 12

Mommy and Me Art Class :: Jump Into Art Studios, MiKinney. From 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. A special art class for moms and kids! Geared for children ages six – 14. Cost is $80, and covers the cost of both mom and child. Additional artists may attend for $40 per person.


November 14

Etsy Jingle Bash :: Gilley’s, Dallas. Annual, local handmade artisan market.  Food trucks, bars, and make-and-take craft areas will be on site. Kids and strollers welcome. From 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free!


November 15 - 21

November 16

Disney’s Frozen, Kids :: Performed by Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 16 – 19. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


Mean Girls, JR :: Performed at The Courtyard Theatre. Dates: November 16 – 19. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


November 17

Snow Day :: The Galleria. The magical, multi-sensory event is back at the Galleria, and once again, it’s joining forces with Santaland. You can visit either experience separately or purchase a combo package for a 15 percent discount. Tickets from $19.99, ages three and under are free. Event runs November 17 – January 7.


November 18

Artisan Market :: Profound Foods, Fairview. Handmade jewelry, tasty food, and one-of-a-kind treats. Free event.


Showtime Saturday: Jingle Bell Jubilee :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 11:30 p.m. Free!


November 22 - 30

November 23

YMCA Turkey Trot :: YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. Participate virtually or in person for the 5K walk/run or eight-mile race. Check out details on the Junior Trot 1K for kids ages six to 12 years old — it takes place just before the main event. There’s lots of info in the comprehensive FAQ page.


November 24

The Nutcracker :: Performed by Texas Ballet Theater. Dallas: Winspear Opera House, November 24 – December 3. Fort Worth: Bass Performance Hall, December 8 – 24. See link for details, times, and cost.


November 25

Showtime Saturday: Storytime with Mrs. Claus :: The Galleria. Kid-friendly performances each week: magic shows, circus acts, comedy, etc. On level three near the play area. Shows start around 11:30 p.m. Free!


November 30

Emma, JV :: Performed by Brodie Copeland Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Dates: November 30 – December 3. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever :: Performed by Community Theatre Frisco at Frisco Discovery Center. Dates: November 30 – December 3. See website for times. Ticket prices: $12 per person in advance, $14 per person starting November 6.


Kristy Howard
Kristy has been a working SAHM since 2003 and considers herself a professional (albeit very imperfect) mother. She's a proud chaplain's wife, Army mom, and still in the trenches homeschooling her four younger kids. Kristy is honored to serve Beal Media as a writer and marketing editor. She’s passionate about helping other SAHMs elevate personal style, home, and wellness – affordably, and one habit at a time. You can connect with Kristy on social media and her lifestyle blog Simply Kristy Lynn.

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