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Weekend Report – Holiday Lightings all around town November 20, 2009

Filed under: Free Event — Alexandria @ 2:56 pm

The holidays begin in downtown Dallas on Friday in the Main Street District with the Neiman Marcus building lighting and holiday window unveiling beginning at 7 p.m.  At 7:30 p.m., a parade of lights will weave through the promenade from Neiman’s to the Main Street Garden where the city’s 60-foot tall tree resides. Visit the cocktail corner at Pegasus Plaza complete with a free photo booth, henna art and DJ Billy Biscuits spinning. Get more information here.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opens their new facility today.  The first 3,500 guests will get in free — though those wishing to visit the Noble Planitarium or IMAX theater will still have to cover those separate admissions fees.  More here on

The City of Plano Parks and Recreation Department will host its 31st annual Christmas Crafts Fair Nov. 21 & 22. Booths will offer handmade holiday decorations and gifts including a large selection of Santas, angels, tree skirts, ornaments, and wreaths. Jewelry and clothing will also be available. The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Plano Centre, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway. Admission is free.  More information here.
Also on Saturday, The Village at Allen will kick off the holiday season with Santa’s arrival and a tree lighting at 6 p.m.  Rumor has it Santa will flip the switch on the 35-foot, interactive tree’s 100,000 lights. More information here.
Another tree lighting ceremony will take place in Southlake on Saturday.  Head over to Southlake Town Square Saturday night for the Festival of Trees (an event running Friday through Sunday) to see the tree lighting.  More information here.


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