If you don’t have the glorious scent of pine filling your home already, then make a day of it and choose a tree from a local Christmas tree farm. We’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of the best local tree farms, so corral your family for a day of holiday excitement and adorable photo ops.
We’re suckers for pretty holiday lights, so we’ve rounded up the best holiday light displays and festive neighborhoods in Dallas-Fort Worth for your (and our) viewing enjoyment. The best part? Most of them are free. So go ahead – grab the cider, pile in the car and make your rounds through these fabulous light exhibitions, perfect for date night or family night out.
From place settings to mantle décor, these simple crafts are a perfect way to invole your child in decorating for fall. Learn how to make pumpkin placemats, Thanksgiving bunting, pinecone turkey place settings and a funky snack for chilly fall afternoons with these easy step-by-step tutorials.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History just may be situated in the perfect spot: a hop away from the zoo and surrounded by amazing destinations in the cultural district. But what keeps us coming back to the museum for more are the kids’ activities, special events and ever-changing exhibits for every age and interest. For your next outing with the kids, grab lunch from the Stars Café and check out these must-do activities for a blend of entertainment and lessons in natural history.
Undocumented parents face the daily fear of losing their kids
Rolando is a single dad, divorced from an abusive ex-wife and sole caretaker of their sons, ages 12 and 6. Along with playing taxi and helping with homework, Rolando’s daddy-do list includes an essential task: Every day at 2pm, before he picks the boys up from school, Rolando calls his brother. He’s been doing that for six or seven years now. A phone call means Rolando is alive and well and on his way to the carpool line. But if 3:30pm rolls around and Rolando hasn’t called, it means he’s been seized for deportation proceedings, and his brother needs to look after the boys. The daily phone call is Rolando’s insurance that his sons will be taken care of, no matter what.
Discover the thrill of free-falling at DFW's new facility
You know the feeling: that drop in your stomach on a rollercoaster’s first steep slope. But only skydivers know the lighter-than-air sensation that comes with a high-speed descent from thousands of feet up. Experience the rush of free-falling sans parachute at iFLY, the new indoor skydiving simulator opening in mid-November outside Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre.