Happy Thanksgiving! This is my favorite time of year, when the kitchen always smells of something delicious baking in the oven, lights are twinkling, people are smiling everywhere you go and there is plenty to do to get in the holiday spirit. This weekend, enjoy a feast at a tasty Corridor restaurant, snuggle up with a good movie on the big screen, see the spectacular display of holiday cheer at Vitruvian Lights or Galleria Dallas and more. Read all about it in our guide of 9 Things To Do This Week!
1. Every day from open to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, you can score $4 call drinks and ½ off house wine by the glass (we drink so we can socialize with our families later, right?) at Sidecar Social. Or, come in Wednesday for $5 martinis and Thanksgiving Day for $3 domestic drafts all day and a showing of the Dallas Cowboys’ football game.
- The most magical happy hour in town is taking place at Addison Ice House this Friday night, as the lights go up at Vitruvian Lights right across the street. Come in from 4-7 p.m. to get $1 off wells, wine and draft beer. From 6-8 p.m., you can fill up on free tacos from the Taco Bar. The rest of the night, just sit back and enjoy the lights.
3. Come to Table 13 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day for a special dinner at just $39.99 a person. Here, you can get a first course of fresh salad or lobster bisque, followed by the main course: traditional oven-roasted turkey, homemade cornbread dressing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, green beans and cranberry sauce! Of course, the holiday isn’t complete without amazing dessert. Here, you can choose from a special menu of chef-selected desserts that are to-die-for. Reserve your seat now!
4. Who says turkey is the only kind of meat you can eat on Thanksgiving? Texas de Brazil does things a little differently. Come in Thursday for an array of all-you-can eat meat, steaks, lamb, chicken and more, all flame-grilled and brought out to your table. From there, classic Thanksgiving-style sides will be brought out to your table, like garlic mashed potatoes. Whole cakes are also available for purchase to share with your entire family! Make sure you come hungry, as there will be plenty of food to go around.
5. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – especially in Vitruvian Park, where the official Vitruvian Lights kick-off ceremony is taking place this Friday night! At 6 p.m., the switch will be flipped, turning on millions of sparkling LED lights throughout the park. The festivities continue with live music from Jordan Kahn Orchestra, photos with Santa, an elf balloon artist, gourmet food trucks and so much more.
6. See your favorite childhood hero, Mr. Rodgers, on the big screen with A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood this weekend. Starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rodgers, this heartfelt story follows the real-life friendship of Rogers and jaded journalist Tom Junod – all with a sprinkling of love, kindness and friendship along the way.
7. Kids (and kids-at-heart) will love seeing Anna, Elsa and Olaf back on the big screen for Frozen 2! This animated Disney musical follows the gang as they set out on a dangerous journey to discover why Elsa was born with her magical powers. It has all the beautiful, sisterly moments (and amazing songs) as the first one, with an even more delicious plot.
8. A murder mystery is the cure for any bad day. See Knives Out, premiering this weekend, which pays tribute to iconic author Agatha Christie. This story is a classic whodunnit. After renowned novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate, Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) interviews his staff, family and friends to discover the truth. The famous ensemble includes Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Katherine Langford and many others, and will keep you guessing until the end.
9. It’s the most wonderful time of year at Galleria Dallas, whose holiday festivities begin at noon on Black Friday with the Grand Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring a spectacular ice-skating show and fireworks finale. During the holiday season, you can also get photos with Santa, donate to the Salvation Army Angel Tree, and ice skate around the nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree featuring almost half a million lights and 10,000 ornaments.