At last, here it is: our annual who’s who of the best dining, attractions and services for families in the Dallas area. Readers, this feature is by you and for you. You voted for the winners and now you can refer to these pages all year long as you look for fresh spots to eat, play and shop with your family in 2014. Read on to start planning your first adventure.
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.
They pull the trigger on their finger guns and scare the other kids in line to see Santa. They turn your furniture into a trampoline while watching a holiday classic. They talk back, refuse to take turns and burp as they pass the pumpkin pie. They are other people's children. And, whether they’re strangers checking out the trains at NorthPark Center or your child's best friend over for an afternoon of gingerbread building, the question is, if it takes a village to raise a child, are we, as parents, empowered to discipline the offspring of others?