It’s a three-day weekend and the sun is back! Here are some family-friendly events happening over the next few days.  Need more ideas?  Check the PAM Calendar and the Stuff To Do pages.  And don’t forget!  The Dallas Zoo is offering $5 admission for Penguin Days through February 28th and the Dallas Arboretum is also $5 admission through January 31st.


Martin Luther King Day Parades
Saturday at 10am
Dallas – starts on the eastside of City Hall Plaza at Ervay and Canton. The parade/march will start at 10:00am and will proceed south on Ervay, east on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd (inside Fair Park), south on Second Avenue and Finish between Grand and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Carrollton – starts on Jamestown Street (behind Carrollton City Hall) and proceed west to Josey Lane; south on Josey Lane to Keller Springs; east on Keller Springs to Kelly Boulevard; south on Kelly Boulevard to end at Ted Polk Middle School (2001 Kelly Boulevard).

Dallas Area Train Show
Plano Centre
Saturday & Sunday
Admission $8 per person, children 12 and under are FREE.

Dinosaur Train: Live!
Music Hall at Fair Park
Saturday at 1:30pm
Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth…and rode in trains!

Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration
Fujitsu Network Communications, 2801 Telecom Parkway, Richardson
Sunday from 2-5pm
Join in the fun at the Japanese-American Society of DFW’s 15th annual Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration. Bring the family and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Highlights include performances by Cherry Blossom Chorus, Yosakoi dancers and more. Watch rice being pounded for mochi (rice cakes), a treat you can sample with various toppings. There will also be cultural activities, displays, and traditional games for children. $5 for members, $10 non-members, $2 children (age 6 – 12 yrs).

3rd Sunday Open House
Frisco Heritage Museum
Sunday from 1-4pm
For The Birds – The buildings will be open, the blacksmiths will be doing demos and we’ll have bird themed crafts for the kids and the live animals. Free!