It’s almost the weekend and a full holiday week for school-aged kids! The new Harry Potter-franchise movie, Fantastic Beasts, is coming out and there are several area events to celebrate. That and more family fun ideas below!

My little Harry Potter fan on Halloween

My little Harry Potter fan on Halloween

Fantastic Beast Celebrations
Parr Library, Friday 4pm: Celebrate the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie with fun, beast-related activities. All ages
Barnes & Noble Creekwalk Village, Sat 7-9pm: 1920s and Harry Potter-themed activities, including: 8pm costume contest (categories for 1920s and Harry Potter-themed attire), make your own Bowtruckle, Fantastic Beasts quiz, origami frogs, write your own wax-sealed letter to Dumbledore, scavenger hunt through the store and chance to win collectible Pops.
Haggard Library, Saturday 1:30-3pm: Create your own Fantastic Beast using Adobe Illustrator! Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Davis Library, Saturday 3pm: Celebrate the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie with fun, beast-related activities. All ages.
Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson: a quartet from the Richardson Symphony will perform magical music from the wizarding world of Harry Potter and some selections from the 1920’s live in the lobby Saturday noon-2:30pm and Sunday 2-4:30pm. Meet some real fantastic beasts from the Dallas Zoo in the lobby! Saturday 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Turkey Pardon
Frisco Heritage Museum
Sunday 1-4pm
Watch Mayor Maso pardon Tom the Turkey, kid’s crafts and games, animal show and tell, blacksmiths.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dallas Children’s Theater
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Recommended for ages 5 and up Christmas time is here, and we’re fortunate that it brings Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang to DCT! Charles Schulz’s classic animated television special comes to life as you’ve never seen before. The young and the young at heart will be tapping their toes and oohing and ahhing as the live combo band surrounds the audience in a magical, memorable holiday spectacle. Make sure you’re front and center as Charlie Brown and his friends discover the real meaning of Christmas!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Art Centre Theatre
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The unforgettable lyrics of Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber bring this ancient story recorded in the “Book of Genesis” to life. Jacob’s clearly favorite son Joseph is the cause of much jealousy with his 11 other sons, so much so they conspire to sell him into slavery, convincing their father he has been killed. Joseph, now a slave in Egypt but gifted with God’s power to interpret dreams works his way into the trust of the wealthy Potiphar, but is imprisoned after he turns down the proposition of Potiphar’s wife. Through a series of miraculous events, Joseph’s gifts lead him to power under the Pharaoh, and a confrontation with his treacherous brothers. A timeless story with brilliant music leave few who see this show unchanged!

Lights at Legacy
The Shops at Legacy
Sunday 4-7pm
2pm | Watch ‘Elf’ with Santa Claus at The Angelika Film Center.  4pm | Exclusive Swag Bags will be available to the first 200 guests who visit The Shops at Legacy booth. 4pm – 7pm | Continue the Holiday Celebration as you join us at #LightsAtLegacy. Santa Photos available with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Children’s Health, ride the Children’s Health Train and enjoy live entertainment, craft activities with Mrs. Claus, balloon animals, face painting, caricature artists, magic with Mr. Scrooge, plus the lighting of the sixty five foot tree!