Before you travel it’s important to have the information needed for a safe, fun and enriching vacation; including where to stay, what the weather is like and what’s happening during a specific time of year.

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Dallas/Fort Worth

Texas

Getting Around

Here is airport information for DFW International Airport as well as a list of car rental agencies to help you get around Dallas/Ft. Worth and beyond in a relaxing enjoyable manner.

 

DFW International Airport
3200 East Airfield Drive
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Main Number 972 973 8888
www.dfwairport.com

 

Car Rental Agencies
Advantage       800-777-5500     www.advantage.com
Budget            972-615-4400       www.budget.com
Dollar             866-434-2226       www.dollar.com
Enterprise       972-586-1100        www.enterprise.com
Thrifty             972-456-5980     www.thrifty.com

 

Car Rental Return
Start out going SOUTH on International Pkwy S/TX-97
Merge onto TX-183 East toward Irving/Dallas
Merge onto TX-161 North toward 161 Toll/President George Bush Turnpike
TX-161 North becomes President George Bush turnpike – Merge onto I-635
Take the Dallas North Tollway South Exit 22D, toward Dallas Pkwy
Take the exit toward Dallas Pkwy
Stay straight to go onto Lyndon B Johnson Fwy – I-635

When to Come

Weather

With a high in the mid 50s and lows in the 30s in the winter and highs in the 90s in the peak of the summer, Dallas/Ft. Worth is a perfect destination all year round.

 

 

Dallas
50°
Cloudy
07:1817:21 CST
Feels like: 44°F
Wind: 16mph NNW
Humidity: 60%
Pressure: 30"Hg
UV index: 0
MonTueWedThuFri
min 37°F
47/32°F
55/35°F
56/40°F
62/46°F

 

 

Events Calendar

 

December 2019

 

1-15 COLLEGE STATION: About Prints: Stanley William Hayter and the Legacy of Atelier 17 – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, this exhibit explores ideas about contemporary printmaking and the artists who created these masterpieces during the middle of the 20th century, uart.tamu.edu

 

1-15 COLLEGE STATION: Small Expression – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, presented by The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., featuring contemporary, small-scale works using fiber techniques. Small in scale but visually compelling, these works speak to the intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement, uart.tamu.edu

 

1-15 COLLEGE STATION: The Seduction of Scent: Bottling Memory & Magic with Selections from the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collection – Forsyth Galleries, during the Victorian period, the ever-growing range of luxury glass items reflected the increasing prosperity of the population, uart.tamu.edu

 

1-15 PALESTINE: Photos with Santa – Old Town Palestine, only on Saturday’s, skip the big city lines and have your photo taken and write a litter to Santa, VisitPalestine.com

 

1-22 PALESTINE: The Grinch’s Lair – Texas Jail House, a fun festive experience on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You’ll be greeted by our Who’s Who of Whoville before being sent up into the lair, tour with Mr. Grinch through his Texas Jail House Home, you never know what ridiculousness he’ll be up to, Texasjailhouse.com

 

1-23 CLEBURNE: White Christmas – Plaza Theatre Company, after leaving the Army following WWII, Bob and Phil team up to become a top song-and-dance act. They soon meet a pair of beautiful sisters who also have an act. When the girls travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Bob and Phil follow, only to find their former commander is the lodge owner. A Christmas tradition like no other, Visitcleburne.com

 

1-28 PALESTINE: Polar Express – Texas State Railroad, read along with the story as the historic steam train makes its magical round-trip journey from the Palestine Depot to the North Pole, meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, treats and gifts, Texasstaterailroad.net

 

1-31 CLEBURNE: Christmas Market: Arts & Crafts – JN Long Cultural Art Complex, local Artists and Artisans will offer unique Christmas decor and gifts for sale. Quilts, crochet, painting, woodcarvings and so much more, Visitcleburne.com

 

1-31 GRAND PRAIRIE: Prairie Lights – Lynn Creek Park, be dazzled with 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path, half way through the drive get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village where you will find food, gifts, Santa, a brand-new indoor Holiday Show, and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest, Visitgrandprairietx.com

 

1-31 IRVING: 27th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition – Irving Arts Center, for the entire month of December, artwork by Irving ISD elementary students is on view in the Main Gallery as the gallery undergoes a complete transformation becoming a wonderland of Christmas trees, IrvingArtsCenter.com

 

1 – 01/05/20 COLLEGE STATION: Wit & Humor – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, this exhibit will show how cartoons have changed since the early days of the Republic, highlighting important cartoons from artists regarded as giants in their field, Bush41.org

 

1 – 01/12/20 IRVING: IAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibit – Irving Arts Center, award-winning entries and curated selections from the Irving Art Association’s 2019 Animal Art Exhibition are presented, IrvingArtsCenter.com

 

1 – 01/26/20 Fort Worth: Renior: The Body, The Senses – Kimbell Art Museum, this daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades, Kimbellart.org

 

1 – 01/26/20 IRVING: Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics – Irving Arts Center, a series of image created by Philadelphia-based artist and photographer Ed Wheeler, dressing up as Santa Claus, Wheeler enters into great masterworks of art, with humor and reverence for the originals, IrvingArtsCenter.com

 

6-7 PALESTINE: Christmas in Canyland Market – Knights of Columbus Hall, one stop Christmas shopping experience, this market offers one of a kind vendors with items you are sure to love, concessions and gift wrapping will be available onsite, VisitPalestine.com

 

6-8 WACO: Waco Wonderland – Downtown Waco, Happy Holidays! Waco is the place to be for a celebration of holiday fun, food, cheer, festivities, food trucks, Ferris wheel, Santa, the Mistletoe Market, and live entertainment, Wacoheartoftexas.com

 

6-15 COLLEGE STATION: The Seduction of Scent: Bottling Memory & Magic with Selections from the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collection – Forsyth Galleries, during the Victorian period, the ever-growing range of luxury glass items reflected the increasing prosperity of the population, uart.tamu.edu

 

6-22 FORT WORTH: Brule’ Christmas Concert – Fort Worth Stockyards, weekly everyday but, Tuesday, Silent Star Night, a Christmas Show at the Cowboy Channel Stockyards, fun for the whole family and a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season, FortWorthStockyards.com

 

6-27 LEWISVILLE: Acoustic Jam Session – MCL Grand, every Friday open jam and song circle, all acoustic instruments and levels and music genres are welcome, Visualartleague.org

 

6-28 FORT WORTH: Real Bulls, Not Steel Bulls – Billy Bob’ s Texas, every Friday and Saturday night, the real bull riding inside the facility separated Billy Bob’s from any other club in the world, BillyBobsTexas.com

 

7 CLEBURNE: Candlewalk Tour of Homes – Downtown Cleburne, tour local historic homes that have been decorated for the holiday season, numerous local business are also open to ticket holders with special activities, music or exhibits, Visitcleburne.com

 

7 FORT WORTH: Christmas in the Stockyards – Fort Worth Stockyards, save the date for Christmas in the Stockyards Historical District, the perfect way to make the holiday season special and memorable, FortWorthStockyards.com

 

7 FORT WORTH: Travis Tritt – Billy Bob’s Texas, Three decades after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues to sell out staying true and relevant to country music fans, BillyBobsTexas.com

 

7 PALESTINE: MARKET DAYS FARMER’S MARKET – Main Street, the first Saturday of each month, shop for fruits, veggies, handmade items, jewelry, art, flowers, seeding trees, local honey, jam, jelly, Food Truck will be on-site, VisitPalestine.com

 

7 PALESTINE: Fall Foliage Driving Trails – Texas Forest Trail Region, beautiful autumn color is a featured attraction each fall. Enjoy outdoor adventures, train excursions, local cuisine, and historic shops along the way, offering visitors many choices for a scenic driving route along breathtaking back roads and throughout our parks, Visitpalestine.com

 

7-21 IRVING: Santa Saturdays – Irving Arts Center, every Saturday in December get creative making holiday cards & crafts, take selfies with Santa and enjoy a forest of mini-masterpieces and holiday decorations, IrvingArtsCenter.com

 

7-28 WACO: Waco Downtown Farmers Market – Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market, every Saturday a variety of vendors featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco, Wacoheartoftexas.com

 

7 – 01/26/20 IRVING: Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet – Irving Arts Center, an American illustrator and writer of children’s books, winning several awards, IrvingArtsCenter.com

 

9 BRYAN: Lighted Christmas Parade – Historic Downtown Bryan, kick off the holiday season with the only lighted Christmas Parade in Bryan-COLLEGE STATION! Floats, vehicles, fire engines and more, all complete with lights, of course, will join us for this night of fun! It’s been rumored that SANTA CLAUS will also be making an appearance at the end of the parade, Bryantx.gov/visit

 

14 LEWISVILLE: Grand Ol’ Christmas Show – MCL Grand, a live, raucous rollicking, one-of-a-kind musical variety show performed “within the studio” of a live 1940’s radio broadcast, bringing all-time favorite Christmas classics and original sketch comedy antics to theaters across Texas, MCLGrand.com

 

14 PALESTINE: 6TH ANNUAL WINE SWIRL – Historic Downtown Palestine, Walk, Shop, & Sip your way through Historic Downtown Palestine. Enjoy culinary delights perfectly paired with fine wines from Texas Wineries, Visitpalestine.com

 

14-15 DALLAS: 48th Annual Candlelight – Dallas Heritage Village, featuring traditions of 19th century families, carolers, candlelit paths, hayrides, storytelling, entertainment, blacksmithing, St. Nicholas, crafts, model trains, treats, and food trucks, Historic buildings, circa 1840-1910, decorated for the holidays, DHVcandlelight.com

 

16-21 WACO: Christmas Lights in the Village – The Mayborn Museum, it’s a new Christmas tradition with more than 30,000 lights that will illuminate Historic Village sure to create an unforgettable memory. Stroll through the village that will include a hands-on petting zoo, photo-op with Santa, food and activities, Wacoheartoftexas.com

 

21 FORT WORTH: Lone Star Murder Mystery – Billy Bob’s Texas, guests will go on a light hearted trip back to the Wild West, where laughs fly like bullets and hilarity is the law of the land, dinner included with the show, BillyBobsTexas.com

 

21-22 GRAND PRAIRIE: Holiday Market with Santa – Traders Village, kids of all ages can have their photo taken with Santa, get into the spirit of Christmas with thousands of dealers who are selling holiday gifts and more for all tastes and budgets, Visitgrandprairietx.com

 

31 FORT WORTH: Cole Swindell – Billy Bob’s Texas, Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking 11-time No.1 singer/songwriter has racked up an impressive and incomparable record-breaking Eight No.1 singles and he is here to help ring in the New Year, BillyBobsTexas.com

Where to Stay

Grand Hyatt DFW

Grand Hyatt DFW is integrated into DFW International Airport’s Terminal D and is accessible from all terminals via SkyLink or Terminal Link. This luxurious hotel offers elegantly appointed guest rooms featuring pillow-top Grand Beds and oversized bathrooms with freestanding showers and separate soaking tubs. Take advantage of our complimentary 24-hour fitness center, relax in the sparkling rooftop pool, schedule a soothing massage and tempt your taste buds with a globally inspired dining experience. Call us at 972-973-1234 or visit www.grandhyattdfw.com.

 

Best Western
The Lone Star state and Best Western hotels invite you stay awhile with us in Texas. Here you’ll find convenient, comfortable lodging locations all across this big state. So many in fact that you’ll likely to find a Best Western hotel wherever your travels take you. From Dallas to McAllen, El Paso to San Antonio, Austin to Odessa, Lubbock to Houston, and everywhere in between, we’ve got you covered for a great night’s sleep and big Texan hospitality. For great rates, specials, and to reserve your room, visit www.bestwesternTexas.com.