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NORTH TEXAS EVENTS
HOLIDAY  2015-2016

NOVEMBER

  November 7 - Whitewright
13th GRAND STREET FALL FESTIVAL...
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Family Fun Run, arts/crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, kid’s activities & more. Historic Down-town, 9am-4pm. Also seeking food, art & craft vendors.  (972) 658-1292. www.whitewright.org.

  November 14 - Hamilton
7th ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET...
Discover festive gift fair shopping, Farmers Propane Salsa Contest, kid’s activities, book sale, vendors, burgers, door prizes & more at Fair Park’s pavilions (1007 Park Rd at Alamo). 9am-4pm. Pottsville Extension Education Club gives proceeds to scholarships. Salsa entries: bonniechism@gmail.com. Event/booth info: (254) 386-8396 or malambert65@gmail.com.

  November 27–January 2 - Denison
GRAYSON COUNTY HOLIDAY TOUR OF LIGHTS...
Enjoy the Loy Lake Park driving tour through the park with over 60 animated lighted displays. Take Loy Lake Exit off Highway 75. 6pm to 10pm nightly. No admission fee / donations appreciated. www.denisontexas.us. (903) 465-1551.

  November 27, 28, 29 - Elm Mott
28th ANNUAL HOMESTEAD FAIR...
Over Thanksgiving Weekend, the whole family enjoys  fine crafts & heirloom skills, horse-drawn hayrides, a restored 1760’s gristmill, family music, horse farming demos, homegrown foods, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheepdogs, pottery-making & more. Fri & Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12noon-5pm. Free. (254) 754-9600.  www.HomesteadFair.com.

DECEMBER

  December 4–5 - Granbury
31st ANNUAL “FOR GRANBURY, A CANDLELIGHT TOUR”...
During this magical time, rich histories unfold as citizens open their private and historic homes! Also enjoy lights, carols, Christmas treats, and carriage rides. For early discounted tickets, go to www.granburyacandlelighttour.com. www.Facebook/granburyacandlelighttour.com.

  December 5 - Clifton
NORWEGIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TOUR...
“The Nor-wegian Capital of Texas” presents its tour of homes, history & art from 9am to 5pm. Evening events include dancers, carriage rides, caroling and shopping! Tickets: $10; children 12 & under $5. Come experience the warmth of Norwegian culture. www.cliftontexas.org. Call 1-800-344-3720.

  December 5 - Dallas
28th CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER HOLIDAY PARADE...
This grand parade is designed for children and is broad-cast on television. Enjoy giant inflatables, unique performance groups, marching bands & more at this free event. Benefiting Children’s Medical Center.  Sat 10am. http://childrens.com/parade.

  December 6 - Weatherford
CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE...
Come home for Weatherford’s Christmas on the Square, Saturday Dec 16, noon to 5pm. Enjoy the merriment of the season with carolers, craft & food vendors, children’s activities and, of course, Santa Claus. For information, call (888) 594-3801, or visit www.weatherford-chamber.com.

MARCH

  March 3–5, 2016 - Fort Worth
53rd ANNUAL FORT WORTH SHOW OF ANTIQUES & ART...
Over 150 exhibitors from across the U.S. with a fun mix of all styles, eras and price ranges of antiques, art & vintage. Thurs & Fri  9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm. Will Rogers Memorial Center, $8 admission; kids free. (817) 291-3952. Find discount coupon at www.fortworthshow.com. Show news at www.go2antiques.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/fortworthshow.

  March 5 - Possum Kingdom Lake
MARDI GRAS - BOURBON STREET-ON-THE-BRAZOS...
An afternoon parade down PK’s own Bourbon Street signals the start of Mardi Gras, Possum Kingdom style! Complete with floats, beads, candy, trinkets. Round out the day with a shrimp feast, Cajun dance music, crowning of King Possum & Queen Carp, and awards for costumes & floats. (940) 779-2424.  Toll-free (888) 779-8330.

  March 12 - Dublin
ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION...
“The Irish Capital of Texas” presents a festival of fun, including arts & crafts and food vendors, pageants, parade, Shamrock Shuffle Run, dog show, costume contest, gun show, roller derby, carnival, family-friendly entertainment and much more! dublintxchamber@embarqmail.com. (254) 445-3422. www.dublintxchamber.com.

  March 19–20 - Granbury
38th GENERAL GRANBURY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY BEAN, BRISKET & RIB COOK-OFF...
Hosted around the downtown Historic Courthouse Square, celebrate the birthday of the town’s namesake with arts & crafts booths, bean-eating contest, outhouse races, and entertainment. (817) 573-5299. www.granburysquare.com.

APRIL

  April 15–17 - Grandview-Sand Flat-Cleburne-Maypearl-Alvarado-Venus ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS + 30 MILES OF SHOPPING... Grandview offers 100’s of downtown sidewalk & rail-road easement vendors, plus award-winning Masonic Lodge BBQ. Maps available at Pop & Grans Antiques in downtown Grandview. Pasture sales galore between Grandview & Cleburne. Do not park on highway! For more information: (817) 240-4948 or www.AntiqueAlleyTexas.com.  v

 
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