Best things to do in North Texas this weekend – George Strait, Lindsey Stirling and Christmas Markets

The holiday season is in full swing, but this weekend isn’t all about the holidays. From big country concerts in Fort Worth to Christmas markets in Dallas, these are the best things to do this weekend in North Texas.

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George Strait will be at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth for two nights.

George street

November 18th and 19th

For two nights, country music icon George Strait will perform at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. With special guest Tenille Townes, the Texas Strait will perform hits like “I Cross My Heart” and “Amarillo by Morning.” Before each performance at 5:30 p.m. there is a block party with live music, a festive atmosphere and canapés. Get tickets here.

Lindsey Stirling Dallas
Violinist Lindsey Stirling will perform in Grand Prairie this Thursday. (Courtesy of Ticketmaster)

Lindsey Stirling

Thursday, 11/17

American violinist Lindsey Stirling will perform at the Texas Trust CU Theater in Grand Prairie this Thursday night. The songwriter and dancer is known for her choreographed violin performances on her “Snow Waltz” tour. Stirling plays everything from classical music to electronic dance music. Get tickets here.

Sarah Johnson Dallas
Dallas native Sarah Johnson performs with Girls of DFW this week. (Photo by Sarah Yarbrough)

Girls from DFW

Wednesday, 11/16

The second event in the new Girls of DFW concert series takes place on Wednesday evening at Poor David’s Pub. Founded by Dallas native Sarah Johnson, the series showcases female singer-songwriters in the Metroplex. Southern soul/pop singer Leslie Austin, Sarah Johnson (Americana), Maya Piata (Sunshine Soul) and Remy Reilly (Indie Pop) will all perform at the event. Tickets are available here.

Chi Omega Christmas Market
The annual Chi Omega Christmas Market takes place this week.

Chi Omega Christmas Market

November 16-19

Visit Fair Park this weekend for the 45th annual Chi Omega Christmas Market. The event takes place in the Automobile Building and includes 200 dealers (from Christmas decorations to clothing). All proceeds from ticket sales and vendor booth fees go to local charities. You can find tickets here.

Chef Tom Cunanan
Chef Tom Cunanan is the head chef of this month’s Be Our Guest Chef series at The French Room.

The French Room’s Be Our Guest Chef Series: Chef Tom Cunanan

November 16-19

This Wednesday through Saturday, The French Room presents the Be Our Guest Chef series, starring Chef Tom Cunanan. Originally from the Philippines, Chef Cunanan opened Bad Saint in Washington DC in 2015 and won the 2019 James Beard Award for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic. For $150 per person, you can enjoy a five-course chef’s tasting menu, plus an optional drink pairing for an additional fee. Tickets can be purchased through Resy.

News from the Villa Azur Dallas restaurant
The Villa Azur made its debut at the W Hotel in Victory Park in 2021. (With kind approval)

The first anniversary party of Villa Azur

Friday, 11/18

This Victory Park Miami restaurant is celebrating its first anniversary in Dallas with an all white soirée on Friday. Guests are invited to dress in all white for an evening of live performances (saxophonist Davi Sax and curated sounds by DJ Stephan), dancers, a dining experience and more. Dinner reservations can be made through OpenTable.

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The Hilton Anatole North Pole Texas experience offers more than 40 different shops and activities.

Christmas at Anatole

Friday, 11/18

Join the Hilton Anatole this Friday for the opening of Christmas at Anatole with North Pole Texas – a 90-minute interactive Christmas market for kids and families. This year will include Enchant Christmas light shows, 40+ shows, shops, miniature golf, a toy store escape room, breakfast with Santa and more.