Thursday, December 5, 2013 , Updated 12:52 p.m., December 6, 2013
8 indoor activities for a freezing-ass weekend in DFW
In between your trips to the grocery store to get bottled water and ramen noodles, stop into a few local places for some holiday cheer.
Some of this weekend's best events take place outside.
We have the annual Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade Saturday morning, a tradition for many families in Dallas. [UPDATE: It has been canceled.] There's the Dallas Marathon Sunday morning, rain or shine. [UPDATE: Also canceled.]
We also think you should chop down a Christmas tree at one of the 10 tree farms just an hour's drive from DFW. But yipes, we also want you to buy a bunch of canned goods, light a fire and conserve your cell phone battery in case snowmageddon shuts down the city for a few days. (Weeks? Years?)
If you can get out of the house by car, foot, bike or Segway, here are 8 things worth your while:
We would love to send you a-wassailing in Denton at the Wassail Fest but it's now canceled. Check out the Pretty in Pink showing at Texas Theatre at 8:45 p.m. Friday. Maybe steer clear of Main Street Garden Friday night, since the showing of Elf is -- brr! -- outside.
Kanye West, who's slingin' tunes from his newest album Yeezus, performs at the AAC Friday night. Fellow rapper (and a big name himself) Kendrick Lamar opens.
Perhaps you need a drink. For $40 per person at the Ginger Man, check out an extensive Christmas beer tasting that includes pours from Rahr, Shiner, Peticolas, Boulevard and more. The tasting takes place at several Ginger Man locations.
Consider a drive-thru holiday lights show in Fort Worth or Grand Prairie. Bring your own hot chocolate -- maybe with a splash of peppermint-spiked something; we won't tell long as you have a designated driver -- as you ooh and aah over millions of lights.