Mustang Weekend Guide

November 19, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Elizabeth Lowe

The holidays are in full-swing the weekend before Thanksgiving. Here’s all the gingerbread-latte-appropriate activities plus your usual cinema and sports diversions.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1
It’s Official: Although fans waited in line for the midnight showing, this weekend marks the official opening of the first part of the final installment of the Harry Potter story.
What We Think: Can’t wait to see those box office scores.

Diane von Furstenberg Arrives
Where: DVF makes her Dallas debut with a boutique store in Highland Park Village. After a few delays, the store is finally opening its doors for the best wrap frocks around this weekend.
We ask: How has Highland Park Village survived this long without it?

Etsy Dallas presents Jingle Bash
What: The first team in Texas for sellers on, the online store for all things handmade and indie, hosts the largest indie holiday market of the season.
Shop: Handcrafted goods, accessories and clothing while supporting local artists.
When & Where: Lone Star Room at Palladium, 2-8 p.m.

Dallas’ Annual City Lights Celebration
A Dallas Tradition: Downtown Dallas and Neiman Marcus host the lighting ceremony of the year as the city decks its streets for the holiday season.
What: It’s like Dallas’ version of the NYC Macy’s holiday window reveal.
Events: The holiday tree is lit at 6:30 p.m. at 1902 Main Street followed by a “moonwalk” to Neiman Marcus downtown for the lighting of the historical flagship store at 7 p.m.

SMU vs. Marshall
Boulevard: Pre-game festivities begin at noon in true SMU tradition as fans flock to the SMU Mall and the lawn of Dallas Hall.
Game Time: Kickoff is at 3 p.m. as the Mustangs make their drive to bowl eligibility.

2010 Snider Plaza Tree Lighting festivities
What: The Bubble hub will be buzzing throughout the afternoon with activities such as pictures with Santa, bounce houses, and of course store specials.
Lead up: Before the official lighting at 6 p.m., there will be performances from the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet and HPHS choirs. Come early to catch the spirit before Mayor Dick Davis flips the switch to light the Snider Plaza Tree.