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Five Fun Things to Entertain Teens

As the holidays die down, there’s still plenty of family-friendly activities.

Here are the TOP 5 from GLF Editors:

No. 1 The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

Many people are familiar with the twelve days of Christmas song, so why not enjoy it in a three dimensional experience? Everyone loves holiday lights no matter how old you are, and seeing over 500,000 lights in one place is something that no one in the family will want to miss. For tickets and registration visit dallasarboretum.org.

No. 2 Panther Island Ice in Fort Worth

True, it’s a bit of a drive, but it’s also a long winter break.  Sharpen you skating skills at Panther Island Ice beginning November 20th. Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink remains open 7 days a week, including all holidays, through January 18th. Even thought Texas isn’t known for outdoor winter sports, Panther Island Ice is a cool way to make the most of our short winter season.  pantherislandice.com

No. 3 Sounds of the Season at Watters Creek 

Enjoy live music, non-stop festivities and free carriage rides while you tackle your holiday shopping list.  Dozens of unique boutiques plus some of the best family dining options gathered in one area. Throw in a slice of oreo cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and you have yourself one happy teenager. Check details daily at www.watterscreek.com.

No. 4 Holiday Trail of Lights at the Heard Museum 

Even though the cold weather is on its way, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a short nature trail with Christmas lights. Bundle up, load up the entire family, and bring hot chocolate to enjoy a trail of holiday lights at the Heard Museum. For admission fees, dates, and times visit www.visitplano.com.

No. 5 Vitruvian Lights in Addison 

Walk and wind through the 12-acre park, with millions of sparkling LED lights that are wrapped around more than 550 glittering trees.  Lights remain on each and every evening through January 1 for a holiday stroll. vitruvianlights.com

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