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.
Your top picks for family-friendly dining & destinations
Cue the drum roll. It’s here! The issue we look forward to all year long, our holiday gift to you. We asked, you answered and then we did the math. From your favorite place to grab brunch to the best place to take energetic kids, we’ve got it all. Keep reading to see if your favorite haunts made the list. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover something new.
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.
The best parks and attractions for every age & stage
Orlando has such a great variety of theme parks that there really is something for everyone, but not every age is ideal for every park. What is the best age for Disney? Is my child too young for Universal Studios? What about LEGOLAND? Use this guide to find the best bets at every theme park for every age and stage.
He’s not even a decade old, but Ben Pierce has stood in awe of Alaska’s dancing Northern Lights and the iconic New York City skyline. He’s stared in wonder at the brushstrokes of Van Gogh and marveled at his own smallness next to the magnificence of the Grand Canyon. Born at 23 weeks of gestation, weighing just 1.6 pounds, Ben defied both the odds and the naysaying doctors when he not only survived but thrived in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Shopping for a dog? Here's the breed you should buy.
If your kids’ wish lists don’t include a puppy, we envy you. The holidays put big pressure on parents to finally buy that family dog the little ones have been begging for. But the whole puppy-popping-out-of-a-gift-box? Don’t do that, say DFW-area dog professionals. “Six weeks after Christmas is our busiest time of year,” explains Patti Castleberry, who manages intakes and adoptions for Lone Star Labrador Rescue.