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  1. Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel - The Exhibition (Thursday - Sunday Thru December 15, 2016)

    December 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016 @ Fair Park Women's Building

    Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing its visitors to experience this art from a new perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state of the art technology. In order for the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. The overwhelming impression for the observer will be the dimensions of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibition. As a result, the visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel.

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  2. The Boho Market

    December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM - December 11, 2016, 4:00 PM @ Fair Park Embarcadero Building

    The Boho Market is back at Fair Park this December for a two-day holiday shopping event! We are so excited to once again bring you Dallas’s best makers, shops, and artists all under one roof! Come shop 120+ shops and makers, eat artisan foods and food trucks, drink delicious drinks (coffee + adult beverages available), enjoy music, FREE Photo Booth, FREE Santa for photos (Saturday 2pm-4pm), and FREE games and activities! We will also be hosting a coat drive benefiting children, homeless, and seniors with One Warm Coat. We will be taking coat and monetary donations for this cause. Every $1 donated buys 2 coats.

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  3. Deck the City Hall

    December 10, 2016, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Dallas City Hall Plaza

    Dallas Park and Recreation Department presents Deck the City Hall featuring ice skating on the plaza, pictures with Santa, Santa's workshop, World's tallest snowman, live snow globe, arts & crafts, holiday music & entertainment, story time, hayrides, live reindeer display, canvas painting, inflatables, food trucks (concessions for purchase), and more! Free and open to the Public...Limited parking available. Weather permitting!

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  4. Crafts with The Clauses!

    December 13, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Fair Park Grand Place

    Santa and Mrs. Claus delight the kids with holiday music, festive arts & crafts, holiday movie Polar Express, costumed Elves, photos with Santa's elves, and more!

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  5. Breakfast with Santa!

    December 15, 2016, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Campbell Green Recreation Center

    Dallas Park and Recreation Department invites you to come enjoy Breakfast with Santa, and stay for Toddler Play Time in the gym from 10:00 - 11:00 AM! $5 per breakfast participant.

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  6. Auditions for Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

    December 15, 2016, 10:00 AM @ Beckley-Saner Recreation Center

    AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT! The Dallas Theater Center and community based organizations across Dallas are collaborating on a musical production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" to be produced at the Wyly Theater in the Dallas Arts District. Audition Information: ANYONE interested in the arts...No experience required! Please prepare ONE MINUTE OF PERFORMANCE: A monologue, song, dance, poem, or just tell a story or joke! To sign up for an audition, contact Jasmine Bates (email and phone below). Rehearsal Schedule (childcare provided for 18 mos. - 7 years old). Mandatory sessions have * (Sorry, No Exceptions!): Tuesday's/Thursday's (5-9p): Jan. 24, Jan. 26, Jan. 31, Feb. 2, Feb. 7, Feb. 9, Feb. 14, Feb. 16, Feb. 21, Feb. 23, Feb. 26*, Feb. 28*, Mar. 2*. Saturday's (10a-4p): Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25*, Mar. 1*. PERFORMANCES: Mar. 3-5***, 2017.

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  7. Holiday Slam Adult Men's Basketball Tournament

    December 16, 2016 - December 17, 2016 @ Beckley Saner Recreation Center

    Dallas Park and Recreation Department Presents Holiday Slam (Adult Men's Basketball Tournament). 12 teams, double elimination. Registration period runs from October 26 thru December 1, 2016.

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  8. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Hamilton Park Pavilion Renovations

    December 16, 2016, 1:30 PM @ Willie B. Johnson Recreation Center

    Join City of Dallas and Dallas Park and Recreation Department for the official grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hamilton Park Pavilion Renovations. Special guests include Adam McGough, Dallas City Councilmember District 10, and Robb Stewart, Dallas Park and Recreation Board District 10.

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  9. S. M. Wright Foundation's Christmas in the Park at Fair Park

    December 17, 2016, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Fair Park Automobile Building

    The S.M. Wright Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support and stability to inner-city, underprivileged children and less fortunate families through hunger relief, educational support, health and social service assistance, and economic empowerment. This annual event brings the Christmas spirit to needy families in the form of toys, bikes, books, clothes, food, and entertainment. REGISTER IN PERSON at People's Missionary Baptist Church, 3119 Pine Street Dallas, Texas 75215.

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  10. Cookies with Santa

    December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fireside Recreation Center

    Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us for cookies with Santa, pictures, arts & crafts, music, popcorn and more!

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  11. Cummings Recreation Center Winter Break Camp

    December 27, 2016 - January 6, 2017 @ Cummings Recreation Center

    Food, fun, and field trips... Sign up Now! *Recreation ID card required: $5.00/student.

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  12. 2016 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl (University of North Texas vs. Army Westpoint)

    December 27, 2016, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Fair Park Cotton Bowl Stadium

    The North Texas Mean Green and Army West Point Black Knights have officially accepted invitations to play in the 2016 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, Brant Ringler, the bowl’s executive director, announced Sunday. The seventh edition of the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl will be played Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT (noon ET) and the contest will be televised by ESPN. The Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl is the first bowl game in the country to honor First Responders. Groups to be honored during the game include firefighters, police and EMS personnel. Tributes are taking place each quarter with presentations throughout the game. The pre-game fan fest also brings together First Responder groups from all over North Texas, with a tailgate showcasing hardware units and community organizations.

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