Here are seven events for Dallas-Fort Worth residents looking to spend a day out in November or early December.


Dreamcatchers at Ridglea

Residents can celebrate Native American history by learning about dreamcatchers and making one themselves. The Fort Worth hosted event is an education program designed for families.Third annual Contest Powwow

Dallas-Fort Worth residents can attend a Powwow hosted by the Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees. The gathering will feature music, dance, vendors and more.Christmas in the Square

Families are invited to experience the largest light and music display in North Texas. This year’s event will also feature Skate the Square, an outdoor ice skating rink and a Christmas tree lot.Plano Turkey Trot 5K

The city of Plano is hosting its sixth annual Turkey Trot 5K run as part of a nationwide Thankful Turkey Run/Walk. Participants can enjoy doughnuts at the end of the race and will be given long-sleeve running shirts as part of this year's swag. Proceeds from the race will be donated to Source of Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing health, wellness and education to all individuals in need.Light up the Highlands

Kick off the holiday season a countdown to a Christmas tree lighting and other activities for the family to enjoy, such as pictures with Santa and a reindeer petting zoo. The event will feature Reverse Food Truck, an outreach of NorthPark Presbyterian Church, which collects donations for local food pantries.Home for the Holidays

Downtown McKinney will host family friendly activities, food and entertainment for the annual Christmas celebration. Activities include live, traditional Christmas music, visits with Santa, a Ferris wheel and carousel, petting zoo, and more.December

Prosper Christmas Festival

The Prosper Christmas Festival is the town’s premier event and features a tree lighting. Other activities include Santa’s workshop, community stage performances, a Kids Christmas Shoppe for young shoppers and more.