December is my favorite month of the year for many reasons. I love colder weather, so it’s a season of scarves, jackets, boots, and leggings. My favorite holiday is Christmas, and I get excited like a child about Christmas lights. Fortunately, we made it to the end of the year, and there are plenty of activities to get everyone excited this month. I rounded up my favorite food, fitness, and holiday events in north Dallas just for you.
Get in the holiday spirit on December 1 for the Downtown Plano Arts District tree lighting holiday extravaganza. Enjoy snow tubing, ice fights, carriage rides and more. The celebration begins at 5:00pm and the official tree lighting is at 7:00pm. Don’t miss out. Read more about the event here.
Santa Run Texas
Join The Barre Code Plano for a Santa Fun Run in Frisco to support My Possibilities. The race is on Saturday December 2 8:00am-noon. Use promo code: TBCPLANO for a discount on your registration and be sure to sign up for the Plano Team. Enjoy post-race hot chocolate, food, and live music. Sign up today!
Holiday in the Park Parade of Lights
Saturday night, December 2 5:45-8:45, head to Perryman Park in The Colony for the Parade of Lights and Christmas Spectacular. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Free Snow Day
Stop by Bahama Bucks in Plano on Tuesday December 5, for a free 12 oz. sno cone all day.
Legacy Hall Opening Day
Legacy Hall is finally set to open on Wednesday December 6.
New Year’s Celebration Cooking Class
Enjoy a cooking class paired with a Kir Royale cocktail on December 7, 6:30-8:30pm at Kitchenwares on the Square in McKinney. Impress your friends with this New Year’s menu and create and taste it for yourself. Class is $49, so call the store to reserve your space. 469-919-2433. Check out the menu here.
Frosty 5k and Merry Mile
Whether you want to run a quick mile, walk a 5k, or compete in a registered race, Frisco’s Frosty run is for you. Join your snowman friend on December 9 from 8:00-11:00am. Check out registration information here.
Pints and Poses
On December 9, from 10:15am-12:00pm, bring an unwrapped toy to Four Bullets Brewery and dress in your best ugly Christmas sweater for a yoga class and pint. Get some Christmas shopping done with the special vendors that will be brought in and enjoy a mini-massage afterwards. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased here.
Wine and Cupcake Pairing
Saturday December 9 7:00-10:00pm is a day for wine and cupcakes. Sample all of the cupcakes, hor d’oeuvres with a variety of wines for $40 at Mad Batter Bakery. Get your ticket here before they sell out.
Party bus Christmas Light Tour
Party with The Barre Code Plano on December 7 on a party bus as they tour Highland Park’s Christmas lights. For $35, you get the tour, beverages, and laughs with your fellow barre babes. Grab your spot today.
Brawl & Brews
Saturday December 9 at 12pm is the third annual Holiday Brawl & Brews at Texas Ale Project . Join The Barre Code Dallas – Design District and The Barre Code Plano, in supporting the Children’s Advocacy Center and Toys for Tots with this fun donation based class. Check out my recap from last Brawl & Brews. Class is $20 or FREE with $15+ toy donation. Sign up using your local studio link here Plano and Design District.
Holiday Cocktail Dinner
Cold Yoga in the Plaza
CityLine and Reef Point Yoga are teaming up on December 13 from 6-8:00pm for a free yoga class and hoodies drive. Bring your new or lightly used goodies to be donated to Hoodies for the Homeless, enjoy music, and an all level yoga class. Don’t forget your mat!
Zumba with Martha
Lorna Jane at Preston Park Village is hosting a FREE Zumba community class with Martha Palacious on Saturday December 16 at 11:00am. Enjoy in store discounts, and stock up on Christmas presents. RSVP here.
New Years Eve
Beats and Bubbly
Join my friends and I at the hottest New Years Eve party in Dallas at The Bomb Factory. Dance the night away with DJ Bradford and enjoy tons of bites, drinks, and fun. Grab your ticket before they sell out. A portion of the proceeds will go to Champions of Hope.
NYE @ Whiskey Cake
Whiskey Cake is hosting their first annual NYE party. Enjoy live music, a photo booth, drink specials and more. They partnered with the NYLO for a $95 room special and free shuttle. Come early for the Pioneer Wine dinner pairing. Contact Taylor Long or Kurtis Schart at 972-993-2253 to book your hotel and/or dinner reservation.
NYE @ Pinstack
Goat Yoga Richardson
Goat Yoga Richardson is a grassroots organization for community and private goat yoga classes in their backyard.
Check out their Facebook page for more details & to reserve your spot for their next event.
- December 3 @ 9:30 am– coffee, cocoa, and goat yoga
- December 9 @ 11:30 am– coffee, cocoa, and goat yoga
- December 10 @ 9:30 am– coffee, cocoa, and goat yoga
- December 16 @ 9:30 am– coffee, cocoa, and goat yoga
- December 22 @ 6:30 pm– coffee, cocoa, and goat yoga
- December 23 @ 9:00am + 11:o0 am– coffee, cocoa, and goat yoga
- December 30 @ 9:00am + 11:30 am– coffee, cocoa, and goat yoga
Yoga Flow Class with Lois
Every Tuesday in December, 5:30-6:15, head to Lorna Jane at Preston Park Village for a free yoga flow class. Enjoy in store discounts, so stock up on Christmas presents.
Don’t forget to check out Deep Fried Fit for all the cool December Dallas fitness events you do not want to miss.
If you are hosting any food+ fitness events in North Dallas area and would like your event to be included in this post or next month’s, contact me!
Feel free to check back, because I update this post several times throughout the month.
What are you excited about this month? Leave me a comment below.