Twelve Days of Winter Break

December 20, 2014 – January 3, 2015 Enjoy an educational staycation this holiday at the Carrollton Public Libraries’ “Twelve Days of Winter Break” which includes many activities for kids, highlighting winter … [Continue Reading]


Grinch Scramble at Gerault Park in Flower Mound

Bring your family to the Grinch Scramble flashlight candy cane hunt! Search through thousands of candy canes, keeping your eyes peeled for the Grinch – find him and you’ll win the grand prize! This is a sure hit for the whole family. There will be holiday music, crafts, and … [Continue Reading]

Grinch Scramble in Flower Mound

Santa Day in Highland Village

Santa Day at the Fire Station Every year, with the help of the Highland Village Firefighter’s Association, Santa makes a visit to the Highland Village Fire Department so children can make their requests for Christmas. Activities range from fire engine bounce house, coloring, … [Continue Reading]

Santa Day in Highland Village

Homestead Christmas at LLELA

Join us for a Homestead Christmas on Saturday, December 20 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the historic Minor-Porter Log House, make a corn husk doll or an ornament to take home to your own Christmas tree, create a hand-dipped candle, enjoy music and snacks, and more. … [Continue Reading]

Homestead Christmas

Teddy Bear Lock In

We’re inviting your stuffed animal to a sleepover! Bring your stuffed animal to have fun after dark at the library (drop-off between 3 – 4:45pm on Friday afternoon).  Don’t worry – your friend will be in good hands! We’ll be taking pictures throughout the night to document the … [Continue Reading]


Featured Activities

Special Event at The Colony Library

Teen Movie Matinee

Movie Time in The Colony School’s out early! Come join us to watch the popular Disney movie about a princess’ curse that turns the land to ice, and her sister’s efforts to stop it. Create some frosty crafts, cheer on the heroes and boo the bad guys. The movie title is only available by visiting the library. Friday, December 19, 2:00 PM The Colony Library 6800 North Colony Boulevard The … [Read More...]

Puppet Show at Grapevine Library


“Nutcracker in a Nutshell (Performed by 2 Nuts)” is a puppet show mini version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic holiday story. It features Clara, Godfather Drosselmeier, the Nutcracker Prince, and four musical numbers from Tchaikovsky’s ballet suite. Thursday, December 18, 7:00 PM Grapevine Library 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 817.410.3400 … [Read More...]

Special Event at Health in Motion

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'Tis the Season to Mix 'n Mingle! Please stop by for a cup of CHEER & see what's new at Health In Motion!  Wednesday, December 17th,  5-8pmLocated in Joints  in Motion6050 Long Prairie Rd, Ste. 600Flower Mound, TX 75028(In the Office Max/ PetSmart Shopping Center)Munchies, Spirits, Door Prizes, Raffles! Health In Motion:  DFW's Scientific Weight Loss & Health Facility Learn more … [Read More...]

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Events and Activities 2014 Dec 19-25

** Download This Week's Newsletter ** Activities This Week: Teddy Bear Lock-In Grinch Scramble Homestead Christmas at LLELA Christmas Tree Recycling Free Roller Skating Mad Science Solves "The Case for Santa Claus." Movie Day Santa Day in Highland Village And More!! For details about these and many more events,   ** Download This Week's Newsletter … [Read More...]

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Top Holiday Gifts and Promotions from Verizon

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This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own. #VZHoliday #MOREVerizon #ad Top Holiday Gifts and Promotions from Verizon Recently, Verizon invited me to an exclusive blogger preview of some of their latest devices and holiday promotions.  And let me tell you, they're offering some amazing products and incredible deals! How about a FREE phone (up to $200) with a trade-in of a working … [Read More...]

Successful DFW Women to Motivate Young Ladies at January Event

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Influential Women Motivating Young Ladies to Achieve Success It's an exciting time for young ladies.  They're seeing the world change, and watching more and more women achieve their goals, both in business and in life. Join us for a very special event on Saturday, January 24, 2015, when you'll have a chance to hear from four of DFW's most successful women on how they've achieved … [Read More...]

Sparkle Christmas at the Anatole Dallas

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Recently, the Hilton Anatole invited my family and I to spend the night and enjoy a weekend of fun at Sparkle: Christmas at the Anatole.  Opinions are my own.  #sponsored Sparkle this Christmas at the Hilton Anatole November 28 - January 4 - Trinity Hall *** Use Promo Code "FAMILYEGUIDE"  for Half Price Tickets! *** A couple of weeks ago, we shared information about Sparkle: Christmas at the … [Read More...]

Holiday Meals from HoneyBaked Ham


This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own. #HoneyBakedHoliday #ad Holiday Meals from HoneyBaked Ham If you're like me, the holidays are approaching much too quickly! Not only haven't I finished shopping yet - I haven't finished decorating either! As much as I enjoy cooking, there are times when I feel overwhelmed, and simply don't know how I'll find the energy or the time to put … [Read More...]

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Ad Pages Giveaway 20141201 & Metroplex Piano Warehouse: Giving Away $500 Cash Per Week! Win A Christmas Shopping Spree! Register for your chance to win $500 during one of our weekly prize drawings! & Metroplex Piano Warehouse are teaming up to bring you this exciting promotion, with a guaranteed winner being drawn every week through the end of 2014! Enter once, but continue to share … [Read More...]

Black Friday Deals at Microsoft Stores

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Microsoft Stores are the one-stop shop for an assortment of best-in-class products, including Windows 8 PCs, Xbox One, Surface Pro 3, Windows Phones and more. Visit your local Microsoft Store to experience it for yourself! To help shoppers save big this season, select Black Friday offers will be available to customers in-store beginning Monday, November 24 and all offers will be purchasable … [Read More...]

Verizon Discounts and Giveaways

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This post is sponsored by Verizon.  #MOREVerizon  #VZHoliday Verizon Preview Event I'm so excited!! I just received an invitation from Verizon to attend a special media event the first week in December where they'll give us the inside track on latest and greatest from Verizon for the holiday, including the latest in devices, data and promotions.  I'm a long-time Verizon customer and use LOTS of … [Read More...]

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Ongoing Activities & Events

12 Days of Christmas at Dallas Arboretum

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From Family eGuide Contributor, Amy Weidner I recently took my kids, ages 10 and 6, to the Dallas Arboretum. It’s a bit of a drive from our area of town, but I’m never disappointed with the experience. On this day, I was particularly excited to see the new Twelve Days of Christmas Exhibit and the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.  We entered the arboretum and quickly stumbled upon a … [Read More...]

Trains at NorthPark

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The Trains at NorthPark From Family eGuide contributor, Amy Weidner My son has been a car and train lover since he was a toddler. Even now at age 10 he’s still fascinated with trains, so naturally we’ve made the Trains at NorthPark a part of our annual holiday outings. With 1,600 feet of track and 26 Lionel train sets, we had a ball looking at the trains coming and going throughout … [Read More...]

Free Horsedrawn Carriage Rides in Highland Village

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Free Carriage Rides The Shops at Highland Village NW Corner of 2499 & 3040, Highland Village Near Sweet & Sassy Free Carriage Rides Fri-Sun, Nov 28 - Dec 21 Grab your favorite hot beverage from Nestle Toll House Cafe and then sit back and enjoy a FREE Horse Drawn Carriage ride through the festive streets of The Shops at Highland … [Read More...]

North Pole Express in Grapevine

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Weekends, November 28 - December 23 Climb Aboard the North Pole Express® – Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine’s North Pole Express! Guests begin their journey as they board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Victorian rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole … [Read More...]

Christmas on Main in Grapevine


Christmas on Main Street will feature jolly Christmas characters, tractor-drawn wagon rides and decorations adorning the mile-long stretch of Grapevine’s Historic Main Street. Special guests include Ellie the Elf, Frosty the Snowman, Santa on stilts and a talking Christmas Tree. Weekends, Nov 28 - Dec 21 (details below) See specific dates below. Historic Downtown Grapevine 300 S Main St., … [Read More...]

Christmas Tour of Lights Farmers Branch

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The Tour of Lights is a drive-thru animated display that will amaze you with over 500,000 twinkling lights. You'll travel through a variety of different scenes, each with their own theme, from fantasy to patriotic. There's festive holiday music and the grand finale is our animated show in the Farmers Branch Historical Park with Santa Claus himself. Be sure to add the Christmas Tour of Lights to … [Read More...]

Strolling Holiday Entertainment in Highland Village

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The Living Christmas Card Quartet Complete with custom-tailored Victorian costumes, The Living Christmas Card quartet offers a selection of classic and jazz-flavored custom holiday arrangements for your listening pleasure. They will perform Fridays 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. The Quartet will also perform on Dec. 22 and 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. Strolling … [Read More...]

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Family Friendly Recipes

Snowball Cookies

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Similar to Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes, these bite-size balls of sweetness are a perfect treat during the holidays! Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flower ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 ½ cup sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract ¾ cup finely chopped nuts Directions: In a medium bowl, stir together the flower … [Read More...]

Turkey and Stuffing Casserole

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This post is sponsored by Market Street.  All opinions are my own. #MarketStreetTX Turkey (or Chicken) and Stuffing Caserole   Ingredients: 1 box seasoned stuffing mix (such as Stove Top) ½ cup chicken broth ¼ cup margarine or butter, melted 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken or turkey (leftovers work great) ¼ cup finely chopped onion ¼ cup chopped celery ¼ cup mayonnaise egg, … [Read More...]

Baked Green Beans with Parmesan

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This post is sponsored by Market Street.  All opinions are my own. #MarketStreetTX Baked Green Beans with Parmesan A great alternative to traditional Green Bean Casserole for a special occasion or weeknight dinner.  Very easy to make and full of flavor!  The leftovers make a great snack, too! Ingredients 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Teaspoon Garlic … [Read More...]

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

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See the COMMENTS section below for a great list of Thanksgiving recipes submitted by our readers!! Got a Thanksgiving recipe that your family loves? Leave details in the comments! For more great recipes for any occasion, CLICK HERE.     … [Read More...]

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