The Dallas/Fort Worth area has a lot going on year-round for family fun. The winter-time is no exception. Here are three kid-friendly events to consider for your next family outing this winter.
ICE! Experience featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz
November 12, 2010 – January 3, 2011, Open daily starting at 10 a.m.
Children 3 and under are free
The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine is the place to go for a unique holiday experience. The resort hosts the annual Lone Star Christmas celebration, which features 2 million pounds of ice known as the ICE! attraction. This year, the theme for the ice carvings is centered on Charlie Brown, and that’s not all there is. The experience even includes a slide for kids of all ages – made entirely out of ice! In addition, the resort showcases 1.5 million lights, a 52-foot rotating Christmas tree, and a SNOW! exhibit that allows you to go tubing down a hill. And, don’t forget to bring the little ones to see Santa Claus!
Casa Manana Theater Presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
November 26, 2010 – December 19, 2010, Fridays through Sundays
Tickets start at $20
For the first time ever, the classic tale of Rudolph is coming to the stage in a live-action rendition. Head to Fort Worth to see all of your favorite characters come to life, including Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Sam the Snow Man, the Misfit Toys, Yukon Cornelius, Santa Claus, and Rudolph. Also, for $20 cash/check, the kids can have their picture taken with Rudolph after the show (space is limited).
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
January 14, 2011 – February 5, 2011, Open daily (hours vary)
Children 5 and under are free (General Admission)
“This thing is legendary” – that’s what they say! It’s not just a rodeo, ya’ll! The stock show grounds are littered with fun activities for the whole family. Visit the FFA Children’s Barnyard to see mother animals with their babies. Head over to the Petting Zoo for a real hands-on experience, and check out the Milking Parlor to see where milk comes from! Then, join the Ag Magic Show for an educational, yet entertaining, look at agriculture. All of these exhibits are free with your general admission ticket. The fun doesn’t end there, though. Make your way to the Carnival Midway. That’s right – lots of rides to choose from. And, if you want to save a little money, the website has an early bird special going on right now. You can save 25% on ride tickets with every strip that you purchase in advance. Now, that’s a deal!