Eight things to do in Fort Worth in November

It’s hard to be bored in Fort Worth this time of year.


FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 8, 2015 — One of the benefits of living in the South is that we (usually) have mild winters. The average temperature in North Central Texas in November is 67°. Those of us who hibernate from the unbearable heat of summer now leave our homes and luxuriate in delightful weather once more.

The agreeable weather is perfect to spend the day kayaking at the Fort Worth Nature Center, cheering your favorite NASCAR driver at Texas Motor Speedway or snuggling with your honey at the Coyote Drive-In theater. Those places are open year-round. However, here’s a sample of events specifically for November in Cowtown for 2015.

Bass Performance Hall
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas

1. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Rachmaninoff’s First – Friday through Nov. 15, 2015, at Bass Performance Hall. Phone: 817.871.665.6000; fwsymphony.org. Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony creates a majestic atmosphere where the rhapsody of the melody smolders up and crescendos until it explodes in a dramatic climax that takes the audience to a prodigious end.

2. 2015 DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth – Nov. 19–22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in the Exhibit Hall. Phone: 214.637.0531 http://dfwncda.com/ For more than 50 years, the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth has been a “must see” event. This is a great opportunity for consumers to check out their favorite automobiles, “kick some tires” and compare pricing of vehicles from almost every manufacturer — and all under one roof.

3. Pumpkin Spice Run – Nov. 21 at the Panther Island Pavilion. Phone: 817.698.0700 http://runproject.org/ The Pumpkin Spice run is a new fall multi-distance race. Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in Fort Worth, this race will give you a chance to celebrate the season. So whether your distance is a 5K, 10K or even a 15K, come on out and run.

4. XTO Energy Parade of Lights – Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. Phone: 817.336.2787 http://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/ With over 100 highly illuminated entries, the 33rd Annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights will kick off the season in style. Park downtown early and enjoy one of Fort Worth’s premier restaurants before making your way to Sundance Square. Shuttle service will also be available to the Square from Farrington Field beginning at 2 p.m. Click here for more information about being a part of this spectacular event.

Sundance Square Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree in Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas

5. Sundance Square Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. in Sundance Square Plaza. Phone: 817.255.5700 http://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/ After the parade come celebrate the start of the holiday season by lighting the beautiful, LIVE, 58-foot Christmas Tree. Celebrate the season with sing-a-long to holiday carols and hot chocolate before a visit with Saint Nick himself.

6. Volunteer Opportunities to Serve the Homeless – All Year Long – The holidays can be hard, especially for those who are homeless, live in shelters and/or have a hard time making ends meet. Giving Goods is an organization that connects people with goods to donate and non-profits with a specific need for these items and to help volunteers find a place that fits with their time and talents. Contact them at (817) 300-5329 or [email protected]

7. Thanksgiving Weekend in the Stockyards – Nov. 27 at Stockyards Station. Phone: 817.625.9715 http://stockyardsstation.com/ After your fill of turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish and pecan pie, come on out and enjoy Thanksgiving at the Stockyards Station. Santa Claus will visit with the kids, old and young from noon  to 4 p.m.; holiday face painting from noon to 4 p.m. and gunfight shows at 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

8. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays – Nov. 27-29 at Bass Performance Hall. Phone: 817.871.665.6000; fwsymphony.org. Once again, it’s a holly, jolly Christmas at the Fort Worth Symphony. Enjoy your favorite songs of the season, then sing along with the orchestra. It’s the only place in Texas that guarantees snow flurries.

Fort Worth Bike Sharing
Explore downtown thanks to Fort Worth Bike Sharing

For more information about our marvelous city go to:
City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau
Sundance Square
The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth

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Claire Hickey
Claire has held a Texas Cosmetology License, Certification in Surgical Technology and has decorated cakes professionally. She believes that life is a banquet to be experienced and wants to learn and do as much as possible while she’s here. This Stay @ Home Mom has always loved to write and thanks to the Communities Digital News has got her chance. Her curiosity and writing lead her to create her column based on “garbage in garbage out” theory to provide interesting and thought provoking pieces that enrich her readers. A proud member of the Greater Fort Worth Writer’s Group she is currently working on her first novel.