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Best Thanksgiving Day Activities In DFW

Thanksgiving is one of the most revered holidays. Families get together, friends say high and good food is the highlight of the day. But what can you do once you've eaten your third plate of turkey and dressing? Sleep would be ideal, but if you are looking for additional family time, then you might want to try these best Thanksgiving Day activities in DFW.
Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
T. Boone Pickens YMCA
601 N. Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 954-0500

Gobble, gobble and get ready to run. The YMCA sponsored, 48th Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Runners and walkers can enjoy an 8-mile and 5K course. If you think the 8-mile run is a little too much, then the 5K course is just right for you, starting at the Dallas City Hall (1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX 75201). You will run through Deep Ellum then through Main Street Garden Park and then you will finish on Young Street in front of the Aloft Dallas Downtown hotel. If you are fearless, then the 8-mile run will be perfect for you! It starts at City Hall, goes past Reunion Park, across Trinity River, down Houston Street to Oak Cliff and back downtown via Jefferson Street Viaduct. You can register for $35.00.

Dallas Cowboys Vs. Carolina Panthers Thanksgiving Day Game
1 AT&T Way
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 892-4000

Are you ready for some football? Sure, you are! And if you are a Cowboys' fan, then you will love this game. The Carolina Panthers will be playing the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2015, with a kick-off time of 3:30 p.m. Get in the game and head on over to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington for a Party Pass ticket, or hang out at the house with your family and friends. The game will air on FOX.

ICE! Christmas Around The World
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 778-1000

Grab the kiddos and head on over to the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center for the ICE! Featuring Christmas Around the World. This spectacular event will feature more than 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures that tell the story of Christmas. Your kids will enjoy the colorful stories of how other cultures celebrate the tradition of Christmas by showing different holiday scenes. There's even a two-story ice slide, an enchanting Parade of Toys and larger than life ornaments. Tickets start at $12.99.

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Christmas In The Square: The Magic Returns
8874 Coleman Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034
(469) 633-7117

Are you ready for your eyes to feast on the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas? Enjoy the holiday lights and music choreographed by Frisco's own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax LLC). This is the 11th year for Christmas in the Square in Frisco, TX, and there are new surprises. Even though you can't see the lights on Thanksgiving, you can still enjoy the light show on Fri. Nov. 27 through Jan. 2, 2016. Other great events include carriage rides, a toy drive, outdoor ice-skating and a tree lighting ceremony.

Six Flags Over Texas Holiday In The Park
2201 Road to Six Flags St. E
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 640-8900

The best thing about Six Flags Over Texas is that they are open the day before Thanksgiving and the day after, so you can enjoy the rides. You'll enjoy the transformation of Six Flags Over Texas as they turn the entire park into a winter wonderland from Nov. 21, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016. There will be spectacular rides, holiday shows, delicious hot cocoa and over a million twinkling lights for you and your family. You will also enjoy the magnificent Holiday Tree of Trees once you enter the gates. This beautiful tree towers 60 feet in the air and is decorated with wonderful décor. If you are more interested in the rides, then you will love sliding down the Frosty Snow Hill that's made of snow! Ride on the SantaLand Express train to SantaLand, and you'll get a chance to meet Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus.

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Ivy N. Carter has been professionally writing since 1998 when she started writing for the Texas Southern University The Herald student newspaper. Since then Ivy has enjoyed writing for several magazines, newspapers, businesses and other publications throughout the country. She has a MBA is the owner of Written By INC a professional writing and editing company. Her work can be found on
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