Friday 12.22 — Sunday 01.07

Fair Park lights up with Holiday Wonder

Lanterns have come a long way from when we were camping during Cub Scouts. In fact, you won’t believe what’s in store at Holiday Wonder, at the Fair Park lagoon through Jan. 7. Millions of bulbs, 17 acres of space, dozens of illuminated scenes, plus international foods, acrobats, dancers, live music and more make this a colorful, family-friendly way to spend the holidays.

DEETS: Lagoon at Fair Park,
1318 S. Second Ave. $12–$20.

Friday 12.22 — Sunday 05.06


Blast off higher than Santa’s sleigh with ‘Journey to Space’

The holidays are the best time to give back, especially to our earth and what lies beyond it. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science keeps you from spacing out this winter and
provides a hands-on exhibition to explore the environment beyond our planet in Journey to Space. Including Neil
Armstrong’s actual helmet and gloves, the exhibit gives
many things for parents and kids to marvel over this year.

DEETS: Perot Museum of Nature and Science,
2201 N. Field St.

Thursday 12.28 Monday 01.01


Celebrate the ‘joyeux’ of the holidays with Lone Star Circus

Breathtaking aerobatic balancing and mesmerizing juggling  take the circus ring by storm as the Lone Star Circus’ annual holiday spectacular — this year called Cirque Joyeux  — returns, thanks to the Dallas Children’s Theater’s Rosewood Center.  It’s a great time to feel like a kid again with the legendary Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson (formerly with Ringling Bros.) and the joyous magic of the circus.

DEETS: Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5938 Skillman. $22-$48.