Get ready, Weekend Warriors, we’ve got 10 ideas for fun things to do Thanksgiving weekend in Arlington that will help you burn off those extra slices of apple pie:
Rally Day at AT&T Stadium
Cowboys fans, get ready for an out-of-this-world experience at Rally Day, where you can enjoy behind-the-scenes tours (VIP upgrade available!), games and activities, and the chance to meet Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders and Cowboy alumni.
UT-Arlington Mavericks Men’s Basketball at College Park Center
The mighty UTA Mavs are taking on Mount St. Mary’s at College Park over the Thanksgiving break, so let’s all head to Downtown Arlington and cheer them on. Date and time: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Get tickets or find out more.
Texas Tech vs. Baylor
The Red Raiders and the Bears go head-to-head Thanksgiving weekend in the Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout at AT&T Stadium. The game marks the seventh matchup between the two teams since 2009, with Baylor holding a 5-1 lead. Date and time: Friday at 5 p.m. Get tickets or find out more. Find an Arlington sports bar.
Six Flags Holiday in The Park
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Six Flags Over Texas! Recently transformed into a wonderland that’s full of fun, millions of lights, thrills, and live entertainment for the entire family, Holiday in the Park is the place to be. Date and time: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Get tickets or find out more. See things to do at this year’s event.
Texas Christkindl Market
The sights and sounds of the Christmas season take on distinctive German-inspired flavor at the Texas Christkindl Market, one of the most unique holiday destinations in the area. Drop by the outdoor Market in the Arlington Entertainment District to shop for out-of-the-ordinary gift items, take in a marionette show, munch on some hot strudel or sip a glass of gluhwein (hot spiced wine). Dates and times: Friday from 5-8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Get tickets or find out more about the Arctic Blast Tubing Run, the all-new Peppermint Park and other special events at this year’s market.
Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Redskins
The legendary Thanksgiving tradition continues when our top-ranked Dallas Cowboys host the Redskins at AT&T Stadium at what’s sure to be an action-packed afternoon. Go, Cowboys! Date and time: Thanksgiving Day at 3:30 p.m. Get tickets or find out more.
Adventure to Santa at The Parks Mall at Arlington
The only Adventure to Santa exhibit in Texas, featuring DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda, just happens to be taking place in Arlington at the Parks Mall. Join Po and friends for interactive games and an immersive, cinematic journey that transports you to the North Pole for a private meeting with Santa that won’t soon be forgotten.
Santa Land at Lincoln Square
Hunt for fabulous holiday treasures and get the kids’ picture taken with Santa at Lincoln Square, one of Arlington’s premier shopping destinations located in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District. Date and time: Sunday from 2-7 p.m.
ICE At The Parks
What better way to usher in the holiday season than with a turn or two around the ice rink—especially when you can shop or dine at more than 100 nearby stores and restaurants afterward, or catch a holiday blockbuster at a world class movie theater? Get tickets or find out more.
Play a round of golf
If you’re taking time off work this week or entertaining guests, why not celebrate the crisp fall weather with a golf outing at any one of the City of Arlington’s four beautiful courses—including the award-winning Tierra Verde Golf Club, the first public course in the world to be certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary. Bonus: Join Tierra Verde for on Thursday morning for a Thanksgiving Golf Shotgun. Another Bonus: Bring a minimum of three canned goods for donation to Mission Arlington to any City golf facility between now and Friday and receive a 20% discount on your next round of golf.
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