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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie – Save $58 Off Tickets For The Family!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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How about a fun adventure with the family this weekend?  Now through March 2st,  Ripley’s Grand Prairie location is having a special offer! This 5 way combo offer can save you $58 off ticket purchases. Wow! Get a ticket combo to 5 Ripley attractions in Grand Prairie, TX for only $24.99 (for adults) & $20.99 (for children). Your discount is applied at checkout, and the offer is good through March 1st!

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Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Hit The High Seas With The 2017 DFW Boat Expo + Enter To Win Tickets!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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DFW Boat Expo 2017

2017 is the year of the boat! Whether you are an afficianado of the boating world, just curious about boats or plan to one day own your dream boat, you won’t want to miss the DFW Boat Expo at Dallas Market Hall this year, February 3rd -12th. Get out of that blah Winter slump and get excited to begin planning your Spring and Summer on the water!

DFW Boat Expo 2017

It’s a boating fanatics dream…. over 650 new 2017 boat and watercraft models will be on display and available for purchase from more than 20 North Texas boat dealers.  From Yamaha to Triton and Polor Craft to Cruisers Yachts, there will be over 50 different boating brands represented at this expo. No matter the type or size of boat that interests you, it will be there. This is the largest boating event in North Texas. Plus, almost 150 vendors will have booths showcasing great deals on boards, skis, tubes, camps and even private lessons.

DFW Boat Expo 2017

Grab the family and head out for 10 days of fun while you browse, buy or just enjoy this amazing event.  Want to win up to 6 tickets, valued at $72?  Just leave a comment on this post, letting us know why you want to attend the 2017 DFW Boat Expo this year!

DATES & TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are only available at the door.  Prices are: adults $12, children (ages 5-13) $6, and children under 5 get in for free.  Parking is also free of charge.

Friday, February 3, 2017 3 pm to 8 pm (Free Admission)

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday, February 5, 2017 10 am to 4 pm *

Monday, February 6, 2017 Closed

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Closed

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Closed

Thursday, February 9, 2017 3 pm to 8 pm (Free Admission)

Friday, February 10, 2017 3 pm to 8 pm (Free Admission)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday, February 12, 2017 10 am to 5 pm **

* Please note the early closing due to Super Bowl

** Please note the early closing at 5:00pm on Sunday, February 12. . . due to Show Move Out

 

Where to find it: Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

For more information, head over to www.dallasboatexpo.com and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Late Nights at the DMA From 6PM – Midnight Tonight

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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Looking for something to do this evening? Check out Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art! Join them for their annual birthday celebration to kick off the new year! Travel back to the Middle Ages with talks, tours, films, performances, and more celebrating our new exhibition “Art and Nature in the Middle Ages.”

Late Night Talk — 7 p.m. From Cowhide to Codex: Exploring the Art and Beauty of Medieval Manuscripts. Dr. Danielle Joyner will introduce some of the basic methods of medieval illuminated manuscript production and explore the beauty and the function of a diverse selection of codices, from sacred Gospels to popular romances.

Family Story Time — 7:30 p.m. Here there be dragons. Join us for an interactive story time for kids, knights, and dragons alike. We’ll read stories of terrible dragons and book-loving knights, brush up on our dragon-hunting skills, and then search for the mythical beasts in the Museum galleries.

Late Night Main Stage — 8 p.m. Listen to music of the Middle Ages performed by ensemble Istanpitta. Istanpitta consists of musicians playing a variety of period instruments including lute, saz, early percussion, vielles, bagpipes, and voice who perform live at formal concert venues, universities, and festivals.

Late Night Film — 10 p.m. Set in medieval France, Ladyhawke tells the story of two cursed lovers who can only meet in human form at dawn and dusk and the young thief who helps them set things right.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Register NOW to Build A Free Valentines Photo Box On February 4th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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Head on over here to register now for the FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop that will be hosted on Saturday, February 4th, where kids can build a FREE Valentines Photo Box!

These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered at all Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.

Love on Ice Event This Weekend at Dr Pepper Star Center

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 3:00 PM
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Skate back in time as Dallas Love Field continues to celebrate its Centennial with Love on Ice! Many people do not know that Dallas Love Field once housed an ice skating rink in the middle of today’s hustling and bustling lobby. Love on Ice will recapture this iconic time in Love Field’s history with ice skating, games and fun for the whole family. Please join Dallas Love Field for this exciting one-day only event!

On Saturday 1/21, Love Field invites families to come out to the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Farmers Branch for a night of ice skating, games and fun. The event is $8 for adults, $5 for children and free for children 3 and under. Tickets include ice skates, unlimited skate time and games. Food and drink are also available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased here.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Groupon ~ 20% Off Local Deals – Spas, Classes, Restaurants, Movies & More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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Today and tomorrow only, head on over to Groupon where you can score 20% off Local Deals when you use promo code WINTER20 at checkout!  This can be used once per deal, and you’ll get a maximum discount of $50.  What a great way to score some inexpensive movie tickets, restaurant deals, kickboxing and archery classes, trips to the spa with your friends and much more!

See more online and retail deals HERE!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

HEART of Texas College Night January 24th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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Do you have a high schooler preparing for college?  The HEART of Texas 10th Annual College Night is Tuesday, January 24th at the Grapevine Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. and the first speaking sessions start at 6:00 P.M.

Come and hear our keynote speaker and other great speaking sessions on topics such as financial aid and SAT test preparation to help prepare your home schooler for college. Speak with representatives from Colleges, Universities, and the Service Academies to find the best opportunity for your student.

Event registration is open.

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
http://heartoftex.org/events/college/

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Everett Piper

Dr. Everett Piper is the fifth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, established in 1909. In his 14 years as president of OKWU, Piper has become known for his passionate defense of intellectual freedom. He advocates tirelessly for cultural courage grounded in the conservation of time-tested truths, and is the 2016 recipient of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom. His commentary on religion, education, and politics challenges what he calls the fallacious duplicity of the intolerant tolerance of today’s academic community.

 

 

 

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Lunar New Year Festival at Asia Times Square This Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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Each year, those of Asian descent inaugurate the coming lunar year with the Lunar New Year Festival, their most celebrated and significant holiday. Join them to observe and celebrate the Lunar New Year, to share the Southeast Asian cultures and traditions with communities in the vicinity, to provide opportunities for companies and organizations to promote their products and services to a highly targeted audience, and to offer youth and non-profit organizations a venue to participate in leadership development, community service, and fundraising opportunities to support their cultural and educational programs. 

Asia Times Square is honored to present to the community the largest annual Lunar New Year Festival in the entire North Texas area attracting thousands of patrons throughout the Metroplex and neighboring cities and states for the past nine years.

Once again, Asia Times Square is proud to announce “The 10th Annual Asia Times Square Lunar New Year Festival 2017, “Year of the Rooster.” This year’s festivities will be spread over two weekends beginning Jan 20th through Jan 29th. It will be co-hosted by Hong Kong Market Place, VIETV network and Forever Yes Event.

Asia Times Square Lunar New Year Festival
2615 W Pioneer Pkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

COST: Free entry and parking. Food will be available for purchase.

HIGHLIGHTS: The following will highlight the main programs during the festival
• Nightly Music Concerts with various styles performed by famous Vietnamese singers from California and other local bands.
• Day-time: Multicultural performances, Flash mob dance, Lions Dances, Dragon Dances, martial arts exhibitions, Vietnamese Bingo, Firecrackers
• Flower Festival
• ATS Rising Stars 2017: Children’s singing contest with impressive prizes: $2,000 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd Place), $500.00 (3rd place)
• Ethnic foods and drinks representing Asian, Hispanic, and American cultures.
• Photo, Commercial booth vendors
• Handmade Clay Art Products
• Children & Teenagers activities: Carnival Games, Creative zone, Kidzone, Face Painting
Friday January 20th, 2017 6:00 pm – midnight

Saturday January 21st, 2017 10:00 am – midnight
Sunday January 22nd, 2017 10:00 am – 10: 00 pm
Friday January 27th, 2017 6:00 pm – midnight
Saturday January 28th, 2017 10:00 am – midnight
Sunday January 29th, 2017 10:00 am – 10: 00 pm

 

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

National Park Service ~ Free Access to All Parks Today

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:45 AM
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Today only, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Park Service allows entrance to more than 400 national parks for free.

Keep in mind, admission to most national parks is usually free; click here for a list of parks that offer free admission on these days only.

LEGO Store Monthly Build ~ Free LEGO Racoon ~ Registration Open Now

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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Registration opens 1/15/17 at 9 AM ET.

Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of each month  for the LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build.  Kids will Learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model and the best part,  when you are finished,  you can take it home for FREE!  A new model will be available each month and will be specially themed to that month.  Mini Model Build events are a blast and a wonderful FREEBIE your little guy or gal will love.

The upcoming Mini Model Build is a FREE LEGO Racoon. Event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 or Wednesday, February 8 and is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. Show up early as quantities are limited, approximately 250 per store.

Groupon ~ 50% Off Thunderbird Roller Skating Rink in Plano

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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How about doing something retro and fun for your next date night or outting with the family?  Head out to Plano to the Thunderbird Roller Skating Rink!  And, right now on Groupon, you can save 50% on admission and skate rentals – with prices starting at only $8!

Choose from Four Options

  • $8 for admission for two, including quad skate rentals ($16 value)
  • $11 for admission for two, including quad skate rentals and a pitcher of soda ($22 value)
  • $16 for admission for four, including quad skate rentals ($32 value)
  • $19 for admission for four, including quad skate rentals and a pitcher of soda ($38 value)

 

See more online and retail deals HERE!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

MLK Weekend at the Perot Museum: Gem Exhibit, Forensic Fun, Daily Activities + More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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Fill your three-day holiday weekend with winter wonder-ful adventures at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (Jan. 14-16). Bring the kids for engaging activities and programming, extended hours, 3D films and more! It’s also the final weekend to “ooh and ah” at nearly 30 magnificent and massive gems in Giant Gems of the Smithsonian, which closes Jan. 17

Also delivering some serious sparkle is the public debut of the Perot Museum’s newest gem acquisition, a nearly 600-pound, heart-shaped amethyst from Brazil, on display in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall at select times through Jan. 17.

Tap into your inner sleuth at Discovery Days: Forensics on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gather evidence, use deductive reasoning, practice problem solving skills and learn about forensic science while examining spy technology and chromatography.

Then catch a 3D film (or three!) – Earthflight 3D, Extreme Weather 3D or the new Electropolis 3D – at The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience.

Throughout the weekend, enjoy amaze-your-brain activities, live “science on the spot” demos, bookworm readings, science trivia and drop-in activities such as boo bubbles and robotics at select times on SaturdaySunday and Monday. Plus, little ones ages 5 and under can enjoy “science through a magnifying glass” crafts in the Moody Family Children’s Museum daily until 3 p.m. (See below for a detailed schedule.) All activities are free to Perot Museum members and included with general admission for non-members.

Take advantage of extended hours Saturday and Sunday when the Museum stays open until 6 p.m.!

For more info and to purchase your tickets** in advance, go to perotmuseum.org.

**   General exhibit hall admission prices are $19 for adults (18-64), $13 for seniors (65+), $12 for youth (2-17), and free for children under 2. General admission is always free for members. Admission to the theater is $6 for a short film (20 minutes) and $8 for a long film (40 minutes) for adults, seniors and youth. For members, admission to the theater is $5 (short film) and $6 (long film). All children under 2 are free.


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

Saturday, Jan. 14 (9-10 a.m. – members only; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. – general public)
9 a.m.-3 p.m.  “Science Through A Magnifying Glass” Crafts (Art Lab – Moody Family Children’s Museum on Lower Level – children 5 and under)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Discovery Days: Forensics
11 a.m. – Bookworm Reading (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
3:30 p.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall – Level 3)

Sunday, Jan. 15 (11 a.m.-noon – members only; noon-6 p.m. – general public)
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
 – “Science Through A Magnifying Glass” Crafts (Art Lab – Moody Family Children’s Museum on Lower Level – children 5 and under)
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)
11:30 a.m. – Bookworm Reading (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
3:30 p.m. – Science on the Spot (The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall – Level 3)
2 p.m. – Science Trivia (Level 2 Activity Station)
3-6 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)

Monday, Jan. 16 (9-10 a.m. – members only; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – general public)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. – 
“Science Through A Magnifying Glass” Crafts (Art Lab – Moody Family Children’s Museum on Lower Level – children 5 and under)
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)
11 a.m. – Bookworm Reading (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
11:30 a.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Science on the Spot (The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall – Level 3)
2 p.m. – Science Trivia (Level 2 Activity Station)
3-5 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)

 

 

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

[ENDED] Best Gymnastics Best Night Out – Pajama Party for Kids/Date Night for Parents!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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**UPDATE** All of the spots for this month’s party have been filled

Need a break from the kiddos? Mark January 14th on your calendar! From 6pm-10pm, you’ll be able to dress the kids up in their favorite pajamas, and drop them off at the best Pajama Party around!

Best Night Out, an awesome, fun-filled party, is offered the 2nd Saturday night of each month. This fun party, held from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, is designed for parents to get the night off while the kids have a blast at the gym!

Join us on January 14th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm for our Pajama Party. Dress the kids in their PJs, and they will have a blast toilet papering the gym, building forts, playing games, getting their face painted, eating pizza, and having tons of fun while you enjoy a night to yourself.

Register online, email us at info@bestgymnastics.net, or give us a call at 972-874-8800 to reserve your spot before we sell out!

The cost is $25 and dinner and a drink are provided. Siblings receive a $5 discount. Children ages 3 (potty trained) and older may attend Best Night Out. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend Best Night Out.
At Best Gymnastics your children’s safety is one of our top priorities. All of the events at Best Gymnastics are closely supervised by safety-trained coaches and we have a security drop-off/pick-up wristband system.

Best Gymnastics

601 Cross Timbers Rd Ste. 100

Flower Mound, TX 75028
972-874-8800
Cost: $25 incl dinner; $5 Sibling Discount
http://bestgymnastics.net/best-events/best-night-out/

 

 

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Top 10 Weekend Getaways Near Dallas (all within 4 hours!)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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Top 10 Burger Joints in Dallas

Welcome to our series, “My Dallas Mommy’s Top 10”!  Each week, we’ll highlight a top 10 list of our favorite things!

Top 10 Weekend Getaways Near Dallas

Dallas sure offers a LOT to do.  We are a fortunate bunch to live so close to so many beautiful landscapes, lakes, museums and art districts.  But when you need to get away for a weekend, and are feeling the itch for a road trip, where should you go? After the holidays can be an especially hard time to pick yourself up and get back to normal life.  Maybe a little weekend trip will get you in the mood! Here are our Top 10 weekend getaways near Dallas – all within a 4 hour drive!  Grab your road trip snacks, update your favorite iTunes playlist, gas up the car and get away for a weekend in Texas!

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Winstar/Choctaw Casino
Driving distance from Dallas: 1.5 hours
No need to fly out to Vegas to get your gambling fix! WinStar World Casino & Resort lures you in with everything those big Las Vegas casinos offer:  gambling, horse-bets, Keno, Bingo, luxury swimming pools and great bars.  You’ll never be bored there, because they always have great entertainment.  Watch a comedy show or take in a concert, then relax in your hotel room and gear up for the next day!

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Enchanted Rock
Driving distance from Dallas: 4 hours
Near Fredericksburg, you’ll find bed & breakfasts, camping, rock climbing, hiking, antique shops and great restaurants.  Enchanted Rock is a HUGE pink granite dome that’s been a point of interest for thousands of years.  You’ll have one problem once you’re there, though – you won’t want to leave!  Soak in the scenery and enjoy the open sky all weekend!

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Hamilton Pool
Driving distance from Dallas: 3.5 hours
Picture a 50 foot waterfall, and a gorgeous, shaded pool below.  Sounds pretty relaxing, right?  This nature preserve in Travis County features Hamilton Creek spilling over beautiful limestone and geologic outcroppings, into a steep box canyon.  Hike the uplands, and check out the unique vegetation.  Bring a picnic to enjoy and then check out this great cabin you can stay overnight in!

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New Braunfels and Gruene
Driving distance from Dallas: 4 hours
You’ve probably driven through Gruene and New Braunfels, if you’re a Texan.  But have you stopped to really enjoy these little towns?  You’ll get a great mix of Texas and Germany when you visit.  There is country dancing and concerts galore at Gruene Hall.  Float the river, then stop in for a neat historic tour in New Braunfels.  Grab a Knockwurst and a beer, and take in the authentic German charm for the weekend!

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Lampasas
Driving distance from Dallas: 3 hours
Lampasas is a tiny town of only 7,000 people, covering just 6.2 square miles.  It’s steeped with history, including an old bathhouse!  Lancaster’s Pecan Grove is a quaint bed and breakfast guesthouse on a 600-acre cattle ranch on Lucy Creek, just outside of this historic town.  Stay in the limestone cottage and enjoy the fireplace, then go fishing or wading in the creek!  This completely private place is a great getaway for couples wanting a little privacy.

Which is your favorite weekend getaway near Dallas?

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Glen Rose
Driving distance from Dallas: 1.5 hours
Whether you love dinosaurs and paleontology, amphitheaters and expos, history, golf, hiking, canoeing or fine dining – Glen Rose has it all.  There is more than meets the eye in this little town!  Be sure you treat yourself to a stay at Rough Creek Lodge, just a quick 20 minutes from Glen Rose.  This luxurious ranch-style resort offers all of the amenities you love, with some great extras.  They offer a huge zip-line, rock-sliming, spas, cooking lessons, horseback riding and hayrides, fishing and a waterpark with a 66-foot slide.

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Possum Kingdom
Driving distance from Dallas: 3 hours
This beautiful lake in the middle of a huge state park offers everything from hiking to scuba diving. Bring your bikes and ride around, checking out the amazing scenery.  You can also golf, take your boat for a ride, fish, swim and lounge on the waterfront. You can camp in their amazing campgrounds or grab a cozy cabin for the night.  Check out The Cliffs Resort when you’re there, and you won’t leave disappointed!  The Cliffs is a 75-room hotel boasting some beautiful southwestern architecture and design.  Every room has a private balcony, and there are villa suites for families.

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Gaylord Texan Resort
Driving distance from Dallas: 30 minutes
So you want to get away for the weekend. Leave the kids at home with a sitter, enjoy some quality time together and take in some great relaxation and entertainment.  More of a staycation, the Gaylord is only 30 minutes from Dallas, so there’s no road trip required.  Wake up to a beautiful brunch and cocktails, then take to the spa for a massage and new hairstyle.  Spend the day at the 6,000 sure foot pool that features a waterslide, lazy river, two hot pools and a full-service pool bar.  Then, glam it up and hit the Glass Cactus for great cocktails, delicious dinner and live entertainment!

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Broken Bow
Driving distance from Dallas: 3 hours
Another Oklahoma destination you won’t want to miss is Broken Bow!  If you’re looking for a outdoorsy, romantic getaway, Broken Bow offers a ton of great options for cabins.  Relax in your cabin, then wake up early to go horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, ride ATVs or golf. If you have an RV, this is also a great place to park and enjoy the scenery.

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Horseshoe Bay Resort
Driving distance from Dallas: 3.5 hours
Just outside of Austin, we found our #1 suggestion for the Top 10 Weekend Getaways Near Dallas.  Horseshoe Bay Resort has just about everything you could want from a weekend getaway.  There are 4 pools, golf courses, several tennis courts, luxury spa, a marina, tons of gourmet dining facilities, incredible gym features and fitness center amenities, and more.  Rent a ski or pontoon boat, or even a wave runner at the marina! They even have a private runway, if you happen to own a plane – or you can rent a charter jet.

If you’re into water sports, you’ll want to check out the lakeside views and Yacht Club.  In fact, the Yacht Club swimming pool is the pride of the resort, surrounded by cabanas and huge hot tub that can accommodate 27 people!  There are four pools at this resort – each offering something unique and different, including one that overlooks Apple Rock Golf Course and has a 30-foot waterfall!

If something a little more unique is on the table for you, go cycling or play lawn games, picnic or even go whitewater rafting – all courtesy of the resort’s Activity Center. And the best part of this place is that rates start around only $219 per night!!   All of these things, the distance and price is why this is our favorite pick for weekend getaways near Dallas.

 

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Want more?  Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Groupon~ 20% Off All Local Deals

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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Today and tomorrow only, hop on over to Groupon where you can score 20% off All Local Deals including Spas, Things To Do, Restaurants & more when you enter the promo code SALE3 at checkout!

For example, take the kids to see the Odd Squad Live! on January 22 at the Majestic Theatre Dallas for as low as $13!

FREE Jazzercise Dance Fitness Classes in 2017 for Girls Between Ages 16-21

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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If you have a daughter between the ages of 16-21 at home, you may be interested to know that they can attend completely FREE Jazzercise Dance Fitness classes at participating locations throughout 2017 – with no strings attached!

Contact your local Jazzercise here before heading over there.

We know how tough it is to be a girl. But we also know how tough a girl can be. The Jazzercise Dance Fitness program offers physical, emotional and mental health benefits that help provide a positive way to prep for your future. We mix modern dance choreography with kickboxing and Pilates moves, all to the latest Top-40’s hits. Working out with us is a blast!

Main Event Eat & Play Free – FREE $10 Game Play w/ Every Entree!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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Looking for something fun for you and the family this week?  Head out to our favorite family fun center-  Main Event! AND they have a great new promotion they just rolled out that we’re really excited about.  This really encompasses a “night out” with food and a special goodie to use after you’re done with your meal!

Beginning today, Main Event is rolling out its all-new “Eat & Play Free” promotion. Simply choose an entrée from the special chef-inspired menu and receive FREE $10 Game Play. This deal is good for each entree purchased! Your delicious choices include:

Ø  Skillet Mac & Cheese

Ø  Grilled Salmon

Ø  Bacon & Cheddar Burger

Ø  Chimichurri Steak

Ø  Classic Cobb

Ø  Classic Wings with fries

Ø  Chicken Primavera

Ø  Meat Eater 10” Pizza

Ø  Chicken Tenders

Ø  Beer Battered Fish & Chips

“One of our New Year’s resolutions is for our guests to love eating at Main Event as much as they love playing here,” said Becky Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer of Main Event Entertainment. “Our new ‘Eat & Play Free’ promotion is the best of both worlds, and gives guests of all ages the chance to enjoy a delicious meal and score free game play at the same time!”

This exciting offer is valid all day, every day. There’s no limit to the number of entrées and free FUNcards a guest can earn. So add “having more fun” to your 2017 resolutions, because Main Event has you covered!

Main Event features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, interactive and virtual video games, a high ropes adventure course and other fun activities, along with delicious chef-inspired American fare, creative cocktails and beer and wine in a high energy bar and signature artisan pizzas at LaBella’s Italian inspired food.

Main Event’s unique “Eat. Bowl. Play.” experience expands to full-service catering with private rooms, free Wi-Fi and the latest audiovisual technology for company meetings, team-building exercises, social gatherings, birthday celebrations and large group events.

About Main Event Entertainment

Founded in 1998, Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment is rapidly growing, with 31 restaurant and entertainment centers across the United States. Main Event features a unique “Eat. Bowl. Play.” experience for groups to let their fun out together. Serving over 20 million guests annually, Main Event offers state-of-the-art bowling, over 100 virtual and interactive games, multi-level laser tag, chef-inspired dining and a high-energy, full-service bar, making it the perfect place for families, young adults and groups of all ages to Head for Fun. Learn more and see our photo gallery at mainevent.com.

FREE Weekend Events at The Nasher Sculpture Center

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 3:00 PM
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Here are some fun, FREE things to do this weekend at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas!

Target First Saturday
What: A day of free admission and fun family programming.
When: Saturday, January 7, 10 am – 5 pm; Family Activities 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Details: Bring out your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world. Target First Saturdays are designed for children in preschool to elementary school. January’s Big Idea is “Time” and the Art Project is “Milestone Monuments.” Admission is free. Full schedule here.

Ultra-Seeing Film Series: Music!
What: An exploration of experimental cinema from the perspective of synesthesia, visual music, and visualization of music.
When: Sunday, January 8, 2 pm
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201
Details: Ultra-Seeing is an exploration of experimental cinema from the perspective of synesthesia, visual music, and visualization of music. Each hour-long session will bring together major works from the rich collection of Light Cone, a French organization dedicated to the diffusion and conservation of experimental cinema, and contemporary productions from local and international artists.
Free admission with RSVP here.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (January 21–February 3) ~ Tickets Starting at $12

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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Have plans to check out the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (January 21–February 3)! Right now you can get tickets for just $12 (Retail $20)!

  • $12–$15 for one G-Pass for reserved seating (up to $28 value)
  • Pricing and value vary by showtime.

How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Fueled by more than a century of tradition, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo corrals more than 1,200 professional rodeo athletes and 29,000 head of livestock during a multiweek celebration of Western lifestyle and culture. Guests buck to the edge of their seats and fine-tune their “yee-haws!” as cowboys compete in a variety of rodeo events, including bronc riding and bull riding. In between competitive cowboy bouts, attendees can browse 4 acres of trade-show and commercial exhibits or keep budding gauchos entertained at a host of kid-friendly attractions, such as a petting zoo, magic show, and milking parlor. Additionally, rodeo guests can use their tickets for free admission to lasso educational tidbits at a trio of local museums, including the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Cattle Raisers Museum.

Dallas Zoo Penguin Days Deal – Just $7 Per Person

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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How about a day at the zoo?!  Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo runs through February 28th!  Admission is just $7 per person (children 2 and under are always free) for this special event featuring African Penguins!  Regularly, admission would cost $15 – so that’s a pretty nice discount!

Winter hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more info, visit www.DallasZoo.com.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!