Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth In November

There's always plenty to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area—here's some of the top options for the month.

 Fossils From the Cradle of Humankind
(Photo by Robert Clark)

Through Dec. 31 'Origins: Fossils From the Cradle of Humankind'

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science plays host to this limited-run exhibition that shows the fossils of two ancient humans, and likely will be the only showing in the U.S.

Juan de Borgoña (Spanish, c. 1470–c. 1534), Saint Jerome and Saint Ambrose, c. 1510. Tempera and gold on panel. (The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, UK, B.M. 8.)

Through Dec. 31  'El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum'

The Meadows Museum’s latest exhibit,“El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum,” on loan from The Bowes Museum in the U.K., represents the career work of John and Josephine Bowes. The pair amassed a stunning collection of Spanish paintings, with almost a dozen on display, including those from El Greco, Juan de Borgoña and Francisco de Goya.  

Watching 2016 Mirror-polished stainless steel 320 x 100.2 x 84.9 cm (Courtesy Galerie Perrotin Photo by Steven Probert)

Through Dec. 31 'Elmgreen and Dragset: Sculptures - the Nasher Sculpture Center' 

The exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center, delivers Scandanavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s take on youth and aging, HIV awareness, gay rights and the privatization of public space. The duo used a variety of materials including silver and marble in producing pieces like “Invisible,” “Modern Moses” and “Watching.” 

Through Dec. 31 Dallas Mavericks

Get a look at the 2019-2020 version of the team when they host the San Antonio Spurs (Nov. 18), the Golden State Warriors (Nov. 20), the LA Clippers (Nov. 26) and more at the American Airlines Center. 

Dallas Dia de Los Muertos
(©Jeff Hall/Introspect Media)

Nov. 2 Diá de los Muertos Celebración

 The annual Day of the Dead free celebration at Crown Hill Memorial Park includes an opening parade, Mayan dance performances, live music, costume contest and more.

Dan Hoy as Munkustrap (©Matthew Murphy)

Nov. 5-17 'CATS'

 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical continues its North American tour at the Music Hall at Fair Park. With songs like “Memory,” it’s an event you won’t soon forget. 

'12 Days of Chrsitmas' (Courtesy Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden)

Nov. 9-Dec. 21 Holiday at the Arboretum

 The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden use 25-foot-tall gazebos that are decorated to represent each of the days, all enclosed in glass. 

Nov. 11 Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade  

The parade and accompanying ceremonies commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. 

Nov. 15-16 Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

Feel the power, hear the roar and see the crashing and smashing of six monster trucks at the newly opened Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. 

Nov. 15 Joe Rogan  

The versatile Rogan has been doing stand-up for more than 20 years in addition to his television and movie work, and will entertain Dallas-Fort Worth at the American Airlines Center

Nov. 16-Dec. 30 Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Find holiday attractions, rides and much more which help capture the spirit of the season at Six Flags Over Texas.

Nov. 16-Dec. 31 The Trains at NorthPark

Discover America through the exhibit, with 1,600 feet of track going coast to coast.  


 The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour!
Joel Hodgson (©Gary Glover)

Nov. 17 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! 

Sit in the theater with “Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator and his band of sarcastic robots as they tear into a “B” movie. 

(Andrew Kaufmann/George W. Bush Presidential Center)

Nov. 20 Merry and Bright Night 

At the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, take pictures in the Oval Office with Santa, enjoy family-friendly activities, and view the Center’s newest seasonal exhibit, “Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007.” 

Nov. 20 DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular

Hear holiday classics like never before, put to the amazing beat of an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) marching band at Bass Performance Hall

Nov. 22-29 ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Dallas Theater Center stages the musical holiday tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitors at the Wyly Theater

Nov. 22-23 George Strait

See the country legend at Dickies Arena along with Asleep at the Wheel.  

Nov. 23 Lewis Black: Alive in Concert!

The "King of the Rant" brings his animated brand of stand-up to the Majestic Theatre

GM Financial Parade of Lights
The 2018 GM Financial Parade of Lights (Courtesy Raul Mosley)

Nov. 24 GM Financial Parade of Lights 

The largest holiday parade in Texas returns for its 37th year in Fort Worth. See more than 100 professionally designed floats proceed through Fort Worth. Joining the floats are antique cars, carolers, horse-drawn carriages and more. "Sounds of the Season," with five locals performing 15-minute sets on mobile platforms, begins before the parade and continue throughout.

Nov. 26-Dec. 16 ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Accolades and rave reviews are many for the musical that took home six Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical. Don’t miss the events that shape the life of the title character. Playing at the Fair Hall at Music Park. 

'The Nutcracker'
'The Nutcracker' (©Steven Visneau)

Nov. 29-Dec. 29 'The Nutcracker'

Go in search of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Kingdom of Sweets with the Texas Ballet Theater. Performances are split between the Winspear Opera House (Nov. 29-Dec. 8) and Bass Performance Hall (Dec. 13-Dec. 29).