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Not only is Big D NYE the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Dallas but it’s FREE also! Everyone is welcome to Victory Park for an evening of live music, fireworks spectacular, DFW food trucks, a band competition and a grand countdown all to ring in 2013! Starting at 7:00pm on December 31st and ending at 1:00am on January 1st Big D NYE 2013 will take over Victory Park for another citywide extravaganza as we transition from 2012 into the year of 2013.
This year the Stream Energy Fireworks Spectacular will pop off from four different buildings to the soundtrack of music developed by DJ Ro Parrish. It’s one of the highlights of Big D NYE 2013 and new year’s period.The band known as Breaking Southwest, originally from The Colony, who won the Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame Big D NYE Competition will be performing live from the Chevy Music stage. Click here to learn more about Breaking Southwest and their Fast Track to Fame!
Click here to see some of the other groups and artists that will be performing!
Beverage tents can be found throughout the venue selling hot chocolate, soda, water, beer, mixed shots and champagne.
You can get to Big D NYE by DART, TRE, Car or walk! (if you’re close enough)
You can start following @bigdnye from now on Twitter and when posting your pics from the event on Instagram or tweeting live about how much fun you’re having, use the hashtag #BigDNYE. If you share with us at @dfwhappenings1 we’ll retweet you too!
CHEERS TO 2013!!!
If you live or work in the Fort Worth area and have a specific tooth in your mouth devoted to sweetness then you’ll want to make a stop Thursday night (December 13th) over at West 7th for The Art of Dessert. Between 5:30pm and 8pm merchants and restaurants of West 7th will be serving dessert samples and conducting special exhibits of area visual and performing artists. Don’t just walk to get to the next sweet treat, but also burn some calories browsing the shops of West 7th. All proceeds for The Art of Dessert at West 7th will benefit The Henry House Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by PGA golfer J.J. Henry with a mission to generate public awareness and provide community-based programs that focus on healthcare and the well-being of kids in the community.
A few West 7th partnering restaurants include: Patrizio, Brownstone, Sweet Tomatoes, Fireside Pies, Hacienda San Miguel and the new Movie Tavern.
Shopping in Fort Worth can’t get much sweeter! Enjoy this evening of decadent desserts made to tantalize your palette on Thursday Dec. 13th.
Location: North University Drive and West 7th, Fort Worth
Despite some of his unpopular actions, rapper Kanye West suggest in one of his songs that “you gotta crawl before you ball”, But what if you could switch it up and do them both simultaneously?! This holiday season you can both crawl AND have a ball (or perpetrate inside one of the fancier department stores like you’re Ballin’) when attending the first ever Neiman Marcus Adult Crawl! Throughout the month of December North Texas Food Bank and Neiman’s are putting on a Holiday Window Display and Adult Crawl December 6, 13 and 20! Every Thursday before Christmas the Neiman Marcus Window Tube will transform into a playground for grown folks – yep, that even means you!
To be a part of NTFB’s Adult Crawl Night at Neiman Marcus one just has to donate $20 and be over the age of 18. After that the fun begins and you return to your childhood but right among one of the ritziest downtown retailers. You’ll even get a complimentary beverage from the NM Espresso Bar. Plus it’s all going towards a great cause – the North Texas Food Bank, who’s pretty FED UP with Hunger! NTFB is ecstatic to be Neiman Marcus’ holiday charity of choice this year. Not only will you get a little exercise this holiday season, but your $20 donation to the food bank will go mighty far so you’ll feel good to have helped out other fellow North Texans in need! The NTFB Adult Crawl will be from 5pm to 7pm every Thursday before Christmas, so make sure your knees are in good shape and that back is too!
Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas | 1201 Elm Street #2800
Avant, Johnny Gill, T.I., Omarion and French Montana are all expected at Fair Park’s Automobile Building December 8th and 9th for the 2012 KwanzaaFest Concert, a popular event among the African American community every year! If you love hip hop, R&B, holiday crafts, food vendors, free activities for the family and celebrating the African traditions of Christmas then plan on attending KwanzaaFest 2012 this coming Sunday! In addition to the “fun” stuff like musical performances and tasty treats, KwanzaaFest is also known for its major health component by offering medical screenings to minorities in the Dallas community. Tons of black entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to showcase their products and services at the two-day Dallas event. About 60,000 entry tickets were dispersed last year in 2011. Don’t miss the excitement of the 22nd Annual KwanzaaFest in Dallas this year hosted by charismatic rapper from Atlanta T.I.!
Although KwanzaaFest is free to all, you must have a ticket to be admitted!
FEATURED PERFORMING ARTISTS
**GUEST HOST: T.I.**
Here’s the music video for Avant’s newest single, “You and I”, with TV One’s R&B Diva KeKe Wyatt who first hit the music scene by doing a duet with the famed singer.
Saturday, December 8…….10am – 7pm
Sunday, December 9 …….10am – 6pm
On December 8th, 25 DFW Food Trucks will gather together in Deep Ellum for the first ever DFW Trucks for Tots Benefit Event. This massive toy drive for Dallas Fort Worth’s Toys for Tots will take place at the corner of Gaston Avenue and Elm Street in Deep Ellum between 11:00am and 7:00pm. Toy donations will be received on site by 20 U.S. Marines as live music plays in the background and kids enjoy bounce houses. Also more than 50 vendors will be at Trucks for Tots offering holiday shopping and crafts!
Trucks for Tots donators and attendees will enjoy live performances by the Lincoln High School Tiger Marching Band, whose students will actively be collecting new unwrapped toys for kids in need along with W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy.
During the months of October, November and December the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program carries out their mission to collect new toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to children who are less fortunate throughout the community. You can help be a part of doing something grand for a child during the holidays!
Choose from any of the confirmed DFW food trucks parked at the 2012 Trucks For Tots event: Easy Slider, Gepetto’s Pizza, Three Lions, The Gastro Bomber, Rock & Roll Tacos, Ssahm BBQ, Rockstar Bakeshop and many more. DFW Trucks For Tots in Deep Ellum is also brought to you by the DFW Food Truck Group, Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, DART and other local sponsors. Remember, you can take the DART and get off at the Deep Ellum station right across the street from the Trucks for Tots location! See you Saturday, 12/8! You bring the toys and we’ll bring the food trucks!
Location: 2505 Elm Street, Dallas, TX