Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Check out our list of the best Thanksgiving weekend activities for the whole family!

Your family is all here. The turkey is roasting, the stuffing is warming, and you’ve got the game on. But, if you’re like us, you didn’t think much further than the main event. Fortunately, we’ve got you. Check out our ideas for last-minute family fun this weekend!



Arlington’s famed Christmas market opens this weekend, and it’s bigger and better than ever, Bring out the entire family (plus leashed pets!) and get lost among the stalls, sample homemade gingerbread and other German specialities, and enjoy some live music. The Brave Combo will be playing from 7pm-9pm Saturday night, or, if you can’t make it then, just come on out to browse the handmade gifts and check out the Santa Haus and Marionette Theatre.


2.Santaland and the Hot Chocolate Choo Choo at Lincoln Square


Santa will be making his annual appearance at the Lincoln Square shopping center, so bring the little ones out and make a day of it. All donations will benefit the Wish with Wings charity, so your visit will help bring holiday cheer to young children with life threatening illnesses. There will be Black Friday sales on, of course, but even if you aren’t looking to brave the Black Friday crowds, you can still hop aboard the Hot Chocolate Choo Choo and check out the decorations.


3.Prairie Lights


If you haven’t checked out Grand Prairie’s Prairie Lights tour, why not make this your year? The two-mile drive to the holiday village is gorgeous, and all rides and attractions in the village are included in the price of admission. Your kids will love the Holiday Laser Show and walk-through Lighted Village, plus you’ll be among the first to see the all-new Gumdrop Alley. Sip some cider or cocoa, say hi to Santa, and make an evening of it. This is one of the area’s favorite events, and with good reason.


4.Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

Perfect if you’ve got young children in the family, this show is guaranteed to delight (and wear them out)! Showing at the Verizon Theater at 2pm and 6pm Friday, this family-friendly event is a don’t-miss!



5.Black Friday Deals

And, of course, t’s time for the biggest retail weekend of the year. If you’re brave enough to get out in the crowd here are some popular doorbusters that have been revealed!

Link: Westinghouse 48” LED HDTV – $235


Link: iPad Air 2 with $140 gift card $499


Link: 50” 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV $218


Link: RCA 7” Google Play Tablet $29


polaroid tablet

Link: Polaroid 9” Tablet 59.99


Link: Amazon Fire HD 6 Tablet 79.99

About Mark C. Marchbanks, D.D.S.

Dr. Mark Marchbanks has practiced dentistry in Arlington Texas since 1983. He enjoys caring for patients young and old. You can find Dr. Marchbanks on
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