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By Azure Arther, NewsCastic
Once again the weekend is here, and this time, oh baby — it’s FINALLY cold outside.
It is finally, officially, without warning, winter in DFW.
So what will you do now that you have the excuse to pull out your warmest clothing? Will you snuggle in with a blanket and sweater? Or will you get out and about?
Well, if you do decide to brave the chill, here are five things to look forward to.
Friday: Holiday Rock
The Majestic Theatre will feature the 14th Annual Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza this weekend. This family-friendly event has a serious mix of fun covering all your holiday favorites. Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, stilt walking toy soldiers and nutcrackers, a magician, face painting, reindeer and more will perform.
Price: $40-$75 (4 and under free).
When: 7 pm Friday, Dec. 9.
Friday: Wizarding Winter
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Customers of all ages are invited to join us on Friday, December 9th at 7:00 PM – in all Barnes & Noble stores – for a spectacular magical holiday celebration inspired by the Yule Ball of HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE!. Costumes, holiday attire, music, dancing, and special themed crafts will be at the heart of this event to celebrate all things HP! Due to high volumes of expressed customer interest, we encourage you to contact your local store prior to the event for any special instructions or store capacity limits! #MagicalHolidayBall #BNHP
We all loved the “Harry Potter” series. Well, most of us did, and most die hard fans know exactly what the Yule Ball is. Who wouldn’t want to go to this famous “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” dance? This year, on December 9th, Barnes & Noble across the nation will host a real life Yule Ball including themed activities, crafts, poster giveaways, and hopefully a bunch of wizards and muggles partying the night away. Contact your local store to verify the event and that there is still space left for you and yours.
Price: $25 with a B&N membership.
When: 7 pm Friday, Dec. 9.
Friday & Saturday: Neighborhood Pajama Party
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is hosting winter pajama parties. There will be a morning party on Saturday and an evening party on both Friday and Saturday. Each admission comes with a viewing of “Polar Express,” hot chocolate, photos with a decked out, holiday Dynamo and winter-fueled activities. This is the perfect event for family fun or a day with the kiddos.
When: Dec. 9-10. Time varies.
Saturday: Go Christmas Shopping
The Cowtown Indie Bazaar is this Saturday at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall. This is the place to go for handcrafted goods from independent creators from all across north Texas. From clothing to jewelry, home goods to art, and more, there will definitely be something for everyone at Cowtown. Get there early as the first 40 attendees with receive a complimentary swag bag filled with handmade items.
Price: Free; Pay to park.
When: 11 am-5 pm Saturday, Dec. 10.
Sunday: Run to Keep Warm
Starting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the 46th BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay is this Sunday. There’s still time to register for the relay if you want to get out and go for the imaginary gold in the hopefully sunny, possibly less miserable cold than we have had this past week. Even if you don’t run, getting out to support those brave souls who do can be an awesome way to spend your Sunday!
Price: Free to watch.
When: 8 am Sunday, Dec. 11.