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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#NearbyMuseumTower: NOVEMBER 26-29

9:00 AM
Drawing people from all over the country each year, the Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day tradition. Whether you choose a 5K or 8-Mile Fun Run, start your Thanksgiving by making an impact on the lives of individuals in the Dallas area – with the whole family. Sponsored by Downtown Dallas, Inc. the Turkey Trot VIP Tent will be an exclusive area set up for those who have VIP Access Passes, right on the grounds of the event. Featuring breakfast and coffee to keep you warm and toasty all morning long, as well as a private restroom, the VIP Tent will be situated at the corner of Akard and Ross. 
Dallas City Hall Plaza | 1.4 mi from Museum Tower

5:00 PM
Gather ‘round the table with the family at Fearing’s this Thanksgiving with a three-course holiday menu. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner service will be between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To make your reservation, please call 214.922.4848.
Fearing’s Restaurant | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

6:00 PM
Thanksgiving on Turtle Creek
Photo courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
A lavish meal at the Mansion is an excellent way to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. Exquisite creations and premiere service make The Mansion Restaurant on Turtle Creek one of Dallas’ finest. Contemporary American cuisine with French influences reveals the brilliance of simplicity by using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Call 214.443.4747 to schedule your reservation.
The Mansion on Turtle Creek | 1.2 mi from Museum Tower

7:30 PM
Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center
Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with this spectacular innovative live stage production of Peter Pan in the Threesixty Theatre – a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is a luxurious climate-controlled, world-class theatre-tent. Combining intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI projection, and actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, Peter Pan 360 brings J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to fantastical life.
Threesixty Theatre at the Spire | 0.5 mi from Museum Tower

10:00 AM
Enjoy the Perot Museum’s latest exhibition with the family this weekend. Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence explores Earth’s extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards around the world to the glowing deep-sea fish and other fantastic creatures that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Move through a series of re-created environments to explore bioluminescence – extraordinary organisms that generate light through a chemical reaction.

9:00 AM
Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of the holiday season. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit and The Artistry of the Nativity at the DeGolyer House lavishly decorated for the holidays with 500 crèches from around the world.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | 7.4 mi from Museum Tower

7:30 PM
A critically acclaimed, delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, A Christmas Carol, presented by the Dallas Theater Center, is a must-see. The Dallas Morning News proclaimed this transcendent, all-ages musical treat “socially conscious… and theatrically spectacular.” As Scrooge returns to the Wyly Theatre, the audience will be surrounded by magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor and snow falling on everyone, bringing this timeless story to vivid new life.
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower