Ahhh fall. Isn’t life best when it’s pumpkin spice season? Best of all, Arlington offers a variety of opportunities to safely assemble for live music, fine arts, and twinkling light displays. Depending on when you visit, you might have the chance to let it ride at a rodeo, flaunt your jersey at a Dallas Cowboys game, or have a haunted experience at Six Flags Over Texas! Mark your calendars now for socially distanced fun:

Hallowfest at Six Flags Over Texas, Through November 1

It may be November, but Six Flags still brings the tricks and treats. All ages will enjoy the park by daylight! Capture spooky photos, trot down the Trick-or-Treat Trail, and munch on frighteningly delicious treats. And by night, the park casts an eerie spell with creepy fog/lighting, larger than life Halloween props and sinister music. Bring your friends for four hair-raising Halloween zones throughout the park.

Six Flags Over Texas actor in scary outfit for Frightfest/Hallowfest

Catalyst Creative Arts Market, November 7

Is your holiday shopping list ready? The 2nd Annual Art Market features eight local artists and their paintings, prints, handmade jewelry, pottery, woodworking, and more! Best of all, you’ll be  supporting local artists and small businesses. Free admission.

Dallas Cowboys football games

See America’s Team square off against the Steelers, Redskins. Best of all, no matter who you cheer for, you can do it safely, knowing their current health and wellness policies align with guidelines from the CDC, NFL, the State of Texas and local public safety and public health officials.

PBR Unleash the Best, November 12-15

This is the richest and most prestigious event in bull riding, and it offers a $1 million Monster Energy World Champion Bonus, a coveted gold buckle and a $300,000 check to the event winner, will be held at AT&T Stadium.

Photo of PBR team member from Canada riding bull

Symphony Arlington concert, November 19

I absolutely love our symphony! In addition to amazing music, you get a diverse crowd for people watching. Some folks show up in cocktail attire, while others prefer jeans. We even had guests in Harry Potter house scarves once! (Go Gryfinndor) And nothing says fun quite like this year’s Texas-esque theme…A Ludwig Shindig. Music lovers will find both in person and virtual concert options this season. See the website for details.

Luminova, November 20-January 3

Globe Life Field isn’t just the swanky home of the World Series, see a more sparkly side with millions of dazzling lights for Luminova! The holidays will be even brighter with 2.7 million lights, more than 270,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor space, a 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice-skating rink, a 65 ft. Christmas tree, train rides for the kids, photo opps with Old Saint Nick and more. For tickets, use "ACVB" as the discount code to secure your special 15% off discount! GET TICKETS NOW >  Or make a weekend of it! Snag your weekend vacation package to Luminova and Live! By Loews.

Luminova in Arlington

Six Flags Over Texas Holiday in the Park, November 21-January 3

What happens when you combine roller coasters with a dash of holiday magic? You get enchanting experiences at Six Flags for all ages. How about belting it out Mariah Carey style (don’t forget to touch your “ear piece”) with a Christmas-themed karaoke? How about a Griswald-like slide down a real, snow-covered hill? And don’t forget your selfie in front of the Texas-sized Tree of Trees at the front of the park.

Holiday in the Park

Arlington Museum of Art’s Vivian Maier; The Color Works exhibit, November 27-February 21

What happens when the AMA partners with the Texas Photographic Society to exhibit 50 juried works of street photography in the rooftop gallery? Visual excellence, of course! And a need to visit downtown (by way of Urban Union and Legal Draft or 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge).

Texas Christkindl Market, Online November 27-December 23

Tis the season for this Arlington tradition, which is inspired by a cherished German tradition. This year, you can safely enjoy all the merriment and international cuisine from the comfort of your own laptop or tablet. That’s right, Texas Christkindl Market will be held virtually this time. Online experiences will include how to create German holiday recipes. Stock up on holiday gifts via our easy-click vendor listings. And sing along to live performances from local choirs and dancers via our social media channels. Children (and adults alike) can even expect a surprise messages from St. Nick throughout the duration of the Market. Online only, no physical location.

Texas Christkindl Market Logo

King & Country’s A Drummer Boy Drive In Christmas Tour, November 28

Enjoy this powerful spiritual duo as they light up Globe Life Field with their songs of faith and inspiration. The band will be playing their own songs, plus Christmas classics from their brand new album A Drummer Boy Christmas.

Arlington Music Hall, various dates

And speaking of hit music, AMH in downtown Arlington is set to showcase a variety of toe-tapping, sing-along artists in November and December. How about Sammy Kershaw, Wynonna Judd, or Lorrie Morgan? And Come Together for Beatlemania64, which is the world’s leading tribute band for one of my all-time favorites…The Beatles. See their website for the complete lineup.