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Thanksgiving in Dallas 2011

If you are in Dallas, TX for Thanksgiving in 2011 and you don’t know what to do besides eat, you’re in luck! Here are the top things for you to do while in Dallas on Thanksgiving!

1. Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Football game: The very top thing for you to do on Thanksgiving in Dallas is go to a Dallas Cowboys game. Every year the Cowboys play a home football game on Thanksgiving Day, and the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday is no different! This is a Texan tradition and any Cowboys fan will tell you if you can at all get a game ticket for Thanksgiving day, you have to go!! Its THE Texan way to spend Thanksgiving in Dallas!

Here are the Cowboys Game Details for 2011:
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2011
Game: Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins
Time: 3:15pm
Ticket Price: Prices vary, visit Ticketmaster for more info
Location: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington Texas

2. Turkey Trot! – On Thanksgiving Day Dallas YMCA has a Turkey Trot which is a 5K or 8K run and is considered the largest event of its kind that happens on Thanksgiving Day! Run before you gobble!!!

Turkey Trot 2011 details:

Date: November 24, 2011
Race Day Registration: 7 – 8:50am
Race begins: 9am
Location: Downtown Dallas, City Hall Plaza
Fee: $5 for “Timed” persons

3. Fort Worth Parade of Lights – The Friday night after Thanksgiving (this year that is Friday, November 25, 2011) the city of Fort Worth has the Fort Worth Parade of Lights! This is a great way to finish out your Thanksgiving holiday spirit! The parade kicks off the holiday season with floats and of course Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Yes, as in Santa Claus!

Fort Worth Parade of Lights 2011 Details:
Date: November 25, 2011
Time: 6pm approximately
Location: Radioshack HQ on Belknap Street, Fort Worth, TX
Cost: Free to view!

4. Nutcracker – Finally, after you’ve eaten, been to the parades, done your Turkey Trot, and gotten as exhausted as you can, it’s stime to sit back and enjoy the Nutcracker by the Texas Ballet Theater at the Winspear Opera House.

Nutcracker Performance Details

Date: November 25m 2011 – December 4, 2011
Location: Winspear Opera House
Note: (It will run later in the month again at the Bass Performance Hall – December 9 through Decmeber 24 2011)
Cost: Prices Vary (Approx $18 – $70 depending on seat)

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