Thanksgiving Events in DFW

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If you’re looking for something to do during the Thanksgiving holiday, start out with great places to eat on Thanksgiving Day – that is, if you prefer to let someone else do all the cooking and cleaning. Before that, head over to Classic Chevrolet to have your vehicle serviced for the winter months – or to pick up that new car or truck you’ve been eyeing for some time.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Great Wolf Lodge

On November 27, 2014, Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, Texas, 76051 will be hosting a celebration brunch from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The brunch will be served in the White Pine Ballroom. Adults are $44.99 and children ages 4 through 12 are $19.99. Children under 3 years are complimentary. For reservations and more information call (817) 488-6510.

You’ll have a choice of breads, cold foods, cold salads, soups, main dishes, seasoned roasted fall vegetables, turkey, prime rib, ham, pasta, breakfast items and pastries.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Gaylord Texan

On November 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051, will be serving Thanksgiving brunch. Enjoy carved-to-order oven-roasted turkey breast, Applewood-smoked, brown sugar glazed ham, prime rib, omelets made to order, pasta, chilled salads, sushi, smoked fish, shrimp, crab and more. There will also be a full bar and wine service for those aged 21 and over. Adults are $73, children ages 4 through 12 are $30 and children 3 years and under are free. If you want to include the ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman with the brunch experience, adults are $86, children ages 4 through 12 are $37 and children 3 and under are free. For more information call (817) 778-1000.

ICE! And Lone Star Christmas

ICE! And Lone Star Christmas will be presented at the Gaylord Texan Resort until January 3, 2015, including Thanksgiving Day. The resort is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051. Enjoy 15,000 ornaments, 1.5 million lights, Frosty the Snowman, and a 54-foot tall Christmas tree.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevy before you start planning for holiday events to winterize your vehicle or to get other needed service. And, if you’ve been eyeing a particular vehicle, now is the time to stop by for a test drive and to check out our November and December specials.

Thanksgiving Tailgate Traditions

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Football and Thanksgiving are like turkey and Thanksgiving – you can’t have one without the other. At least for most people. That means you either eat early or late, depending on which game you are going to attend. This year, it’s the Bears at the Lions at 12:30, the Eagles at the Cowboys at 4:30, and the Seahawks at the 49ers at 8:30. If you are a Dallas fan, you are most likely going to be at the game, and that means you have to have a tailgate party with your Classic Chevy truck.

Football vs. Family Dinner

Since the Dallas game is at 4:30, you’ve got it made. You can eat an early Thanksgiving dinner with those who are not going to the game, and then you can head over to the field to do a Thanksgiving Day tailgate party. Or, if your whole family is going to the game, just do the entire Thanksgiving dinner at the game! Bring a turkey fryer, cook potatoes and other vegetables on the grill and you’re all set. You can make the apple, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry pies the day before.

More Football

Don’t forget to bring a football to toss around while you’re waiting for the food to cook. After you eat, you can lean those comfortable Silverado seats back and relax until it’s time to go into the game. You can even catch the early game on your tablet or the radio.

Setting Up

A couple days ahead of time, make a list – since this isn’t typical hotdogs and burgers, you don’t want to forget anything. Your list should include the turkey fryer, oil, turkey, all the fixins, plenty of plates and plasticware, a Thanksgiving tablecloth, the grill and the pies. Try to get a spot where you’ll have plenty of space to set up so you have room to cook a full meal and play catch.

Tailgating with Your RV

Even more fun would be to tow your travel trailer with your Silverado if the venue allows overnight parking for RVs. You’ll be able to tailgate for two days, and you’ll have a comfortable bed to fall into when you’re too tired for more fun.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today for a service appointment if you haven’t serviced your truck in a while; or stop by to pick out some neat accessories to dress up your truck for the big tailgating party.

Upcoming Dallas Events in November

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While winter is just around the corner, that doesn’t mean the events calendar clears up – as a matter of fact, it just might be a bit busier because of the upcoming holidays. That means you need to keep your vehicle in good working order so you don’t miss out on the events that are a “must.” Stop by Classic Chevy for service or to pick up a new vehicle if you are considering buying or leasing something new.

Autumn at the Arboretum

This event runs until November 26, 2014 at the Dallas Arboretum. This is a great fall event for the entire family. When you visit, you’ll see more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds at the Pumpkin Village. Every day, you’ll find great photo opportunities and fall events. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus

Until October 30, 2014, visit Irving Mall just south of Dillard’s Department Store to watch the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus. The show is the creepiest and scariest attraction this year. The address is 3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX.

Dan’s Haunted House

Until November 1, 2014, visit Dan’s Haunted House for a tour of Japanese culture and folklore. You won’t see any zombies, clowns or chainsaws. Instead, the theme is Ancient Fear Rising and you’ll see spirits, ghosts, Samurai and demons. Dan’s Haunted House is located at 501 E. Swisher Rd., Lake Dallas, TX 75065.

Reindeer Manor Halloween Park

Until November 8, 2014, visit Reindeer Manor, the oldest haunted attraction in the state of Texas. The Reindeer Manor is supposedly haunted by its previous owners. The house sits on 33 acres that may also be haunted. The park includes the house, 13th Street Morgue and the Dungeon of Doom. The park is located at 410 Houston School Road, Red Oak, TX 75154.

The 12 Days of Christmas

This event starts on November 16, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015 at the Dallas Arboretum. Visit life-size Victorian gazebos filled with characters from The Christmas Carol. Each gazebo is enclosed with glass and is decorated appropriately. The gazebos will also feature mechanical parts and music. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you head out to fall and winter events to have your vehicle serviced or to pick up your new Chevy.

State Fair in Dallas

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The State Fair in Dallas will be held from September 26 through October 19, 2014. You will definitely need more than one day to see everything, especially if you want to see different headliners on the Chevy Main Stage. Since you may be stuck in traffic when you get to the fair or leave the fair, be sure you stop by Classic Chevrolet to have your vehicle checked and serviced – if necessary – before the first day you attend the fair.

Chevy Main Stage Headliners

Every night of the fair the Chevy Main Stage will feature a different artist. Artists include:

  • The Swon Brothers on September 26 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Fantasia on September 27 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Lucy Hale on September 28 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Kool & the Gang on October 4 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Siggno on October 5 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Kyle Park on October 7 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Deryl Dodd on October 11 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Cody Canada & the Departed on October 11 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Jason Boland & the Stragglers on October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Casey Donahew Band on October 11 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Le Freak on October 12 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Becky G on October 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Danielle Bradbery on October 17 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Collective Soul on October 18 at 3:00 p.m.
  • La Maquinaria Nortena on October 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Food and Fun

In addition to the live entertainment, you’ll have plenty of food to choose from including turkey legs, corn dogs and tons of other fried foods. Plus, you’ll see a daily cooking demonstration and other culinary competitions.

Other fun for kids includes the Pee Wee Stampede, Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pulls, Big Tex’s Barnyard and much more. Don’t forget the livestock exhibits, equestrian events, auction, rides and games.

Stop by Classic Chevy before you head out to the fair to ensure that your vehicle is up to sitting in traffic. If you haven’t had your vehicle serviced and it is time for regularly scheduled maintenance, now is the time to bring it in. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, purchase or lease it before the fair starts so you can show it off to everyone!

September Events in Dallas

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It’s time to plan for fall events, especially if you just bought a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet. You can take that new car smell with you when you start celebrating autumn this year. If you haven’t bought or leased a new vehicle, be sure to have your current car serviced at our service department before you start attending the many September events in Dallas.

Autumn at the Arboretum

During the months of September, October and November, and starting on September 20, visit the arboretum to view over 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds that make up the Pumpkin Village. You’ll have many photo opportunities, and can attend many of the fall festivals during this time period. Also, this year, Cinderella’s Carriage returns! The arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.

Pantego Fest 2014

The Pantego Fest is back again this year. It will be held at the Park Row West Shopping Center, 2229 West Park Row, Pantego, Texas, 76013. All age groups and people with many different interests will enjoy the Pantego Fest. Live music including the cover bank L Freak, a 5k race and Fun Run and local vendors are just a few of the things happening at the festival. Admission to the festival is free. Hours are September 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and September 28, 2014 from noon until 6:00 p.m.

State Fair of Texas 2014

The State Fair of Texas 2014 will be held from September 26, 201 4 through October 19, 2014 at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210. The 2014 State Fair of Texas will run from Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Enjoy lots of kid-friendly fun, exhibits, Texas Discovery Gardens and more. This year, the fair has extended hours from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. General admission is $17, children under 48 inches get in for $13 and children under 2 years of age get in free. Food and ride coupons are sold in sheets of 20 and are $0.50 per coupon. If you want to attend the fair more than one day, you can buy a season pass for $39.95.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to pick up your new vehicle or to get your current vehicle serviced before you get too busy with attending fall events.

Events Coming Up In DFW

It’s time to buy a new vehicle when you start putting more money into repairs than what your monthly payment is – or was, if you’ve kept your vehicle for over five to seven years. Or, maybe you just think it’s time for a change. Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive your next vehicle, whether it’s a work truck, high-end truck with all the bells and whistles, a sedan, an SUV or even a sports car. After you drive your new vehicle home, you’ll be ready to head out on the town for some fun events – and to show off your new wheels.

Visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden during August Dollar Days and the dog days of summer. During the entire month of August 2014, general admission is only $1for non-members. Members still get in free and have free parking year-round. Kids will enjoy the Children’s Adventure Garden – eight acres of fun. Adults will enjoy everything the arboretum and botanical garden has to offer – and be sure to bring a camera. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Tex., 75218.

Skyline Trapeze offers flying trapeze classes in Dallas until October 31, 2014. Classes are offered for children and adults – and you’ll get an excellent view of the Dallas skyline. Even those with no experience will enjoy the fun. You can also plan team building events and group parties. The Skyline Trapeze classes are located at Skyline Trapeze Rig, 101 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, Tex., 752047.

DFW Restaurant Week is on! Starting August 11, 2014 and running until August 17, 2014, you’ll be able to dine at many restaurants in on the list of participants. The restaurants will be offering prix fixe dinners for $35 or $45 and lunches for $25. Twenty percent of each meal goes to support North Texas Food Bank, located in Dallas, and Lena Pope, located in Ft. Worth, to help local families and children in need. For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/06/17/faq-dfw-restaurant-week-2014/.

While the events are local, you can end up doing a lot of driving. If you service your current vehicle or buy or lease a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet, you’re sure to have a great time without worrying about an older vehicle breaking down on you – and you’ll do it in style, too.

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Fun Events in DFW

Most people don’t consider buying a new vehicle “fun,” however, we make car-buying easy so you can enjoy the fun of picking out the vehicle you want. You can search our blog and our website at Classic Chevy for ideas for the perfect vehicle whether you need a work truck, a sedan for commuting or you want a “show off” vehicle – think Camaro or Corvette. Once you drive off in the perfect vehicle, you’ll want to continue the fun by heading out for some fun events in DFW.

Build It Garage will be held from June 17 through August 17, 2014 at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Learn how to launch a rocket, build a robot, make a car to race and work with a 3D printer. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is general admission plus an extra $4 for materials. For more information, call (214) 428-5555. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Tex., 75201.

Watch Flight of the Butterflies in 3D at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, located at 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Tex., 75201. Admission prices vary so for more information, call (214) 428-5555. The film is a great scientific adventure that shows you through a monarch butterfly’s year-long migration cycle. From scenes in remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico through the butterflies’ flight to Canada, you’ll see how these beautiful creatures find their way from their winter home to their summer home.

If you’re into fashion, visit Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, from July 19 through October 5, 2014 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas, Tex., 75205. Admission is from $10 to $16. You’ll see what inspired this fashion designer’s life and work, explore his career and see more than 60 garments, including some that are out for viewing for the very first time. You’ll also see highlights of clothing worn by Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hilary Clinton. For more information, contact the center at (214) 200-4300.

If buying a new vehicle is not in your “fun” schedule this month, be sure you bring your current vehicle to Classic Chevrolet for a checkup or for maintenance if it’s time to do the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance.

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Summer Fun Checklist

Summer is the time for fun and that usually means packing up your Chevy and driving somewhere – even if it’s just to the next neighborhood or the other side of town. Most activities take some planning, especially if you have children. Part of the planning should include making sure your vehicle is safe – bring it to Classic Chevrolet for a checkup if you haven’t been for maintenance recently.

Once you have your vehicle serviced or you drive off the lot in your new vehicle, you’ll need a list of summer fun things to do.

  • Go tent camping
  • Hook up the RV for a long road trip
  • Go hiking
  • Go fishing
  • Go tubing
  • Take a bicycle ride
  • Blow bubbles
  • Have a party just to have a party
  • Watch fireworks
  • Visit the zoo
  • Go swimming
  • Go to a concert in the park
  • Go on a city history tour
  • Finger paint
  • Take a boat out on a lake
  • Take a canoe down a river for some white water excitement
  • See a drive-in movie
  • Go to the fair
  • Ride a ferris wheel
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Run through sprinklers
  • Read a book
  • Have a treasure hunt with your neighbors, then eat all the hotdogs and burgers you can eat at a neighborhood cookout
  • Play Frisbee
  • Play volleyball
  • Go to the beach

Make sure you plan for the activity. Making lists helps so that you don’t forget anything for the bigger activities, such as fishing, camping and a day at the beach. Whether you have a truck, an SUV or a sedan, you can fit just about everything you need in there – well, except for the sedan – if you go tent camping, it might get pretty crowded in the trunk, depending on the size of your tent.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to have your current vehicle serviced or to test drive a new model pickup, SUV, coupe or sedan.

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Upcoming Events in Grapevine!

Grapevine has many upcoming and ongoing events – and planning a dinner out and the attendance of one or more of these events is the perfect way to celebrate that new vehicle you just bought at Classic Chevy. Fireworks or a wine tasting – or any other local event is a perfect way to start or end an evening.

Summer Blast runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. This event provides family fun including special exhibits, waterparks, outdoor activities, fireworks, shopping, dining and more. The fireworks are every Friday night over Lake Grapevine. Take the kids to Legoland Discovery Center or help catch the outlaws on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. You might also want to catch a show at The Texas Star Dinner Theater or take in some music at the Grapevine Opry Show.

The Grapevine Farmer’s Market is going on – it started on April 10, 2014 and will run until October 18, 2014 at the Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main Street, Grapevine. The Farmer’s Market runs from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If you want locally grown produce and products, this is the place to go.

Stop by the Gaylord Texan Resort for wine and cheese pairings from June 13, 2014 through August 30, 2014. The resort is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. The wine and cheese pairings are held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00p.m. You’ll enjoy three wines and an Artisanal cheese selection. You must be aged 21 or over. The price per person is $35.

The Night Watchman Tour is being held from January 2, 2014 through November 29, 2014 at the D’Vine Wine of Grapevine, 409 S. Main Street, Grapevine. Stop by for stories of haunted wineries and haunting history. This is a walking tour – it takes 90 minutes and goes through Grapevine. The tour starts at D’Vine Wine. Tickets include a glass of wine when you return to the winery after the tour. You should be present 15 minutes before the tour starts. Tours are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but call the winery for times. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors and $10 for children under 12 years of age.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to get a new sedan, SUV or truck if you haven’t already – that way, you’ll be ready to head out to as many events as you can fit into your schedule.

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July 4th in DFW

If you are looking for the best places to see this year’s fireworks you can catch them in several places. Jump in the brand new vehicle you just bought or leased from Classic Chevrolet, pack some snacks, a picnic lunch and beverages and head out for the fun.

On July 4, 2014, Arlington will be hosting the Made in America, Celebrating Ingenuity parade at 9:00 a.m. The parade will start at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper Streets. There will be free open seating bleachers, free parking, cool mist stations, convenient restrooms and refreshments for sale. If you have children, be there before the parade or stay after for the Kids Zone face painting, bounce houses and games. The award ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. – after the parade – at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front Street. For more information, visit arlington4th.org.

Six Flags Over Texas will be celebrating the 4th from 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. There will be fireworks at night during the entire weekend. If you bring any Coca Cola product, you can get in an hour earlier (9:30 a.m.). For more information visit sixflags.com. ‘

Bedford Boys Ranch Park, located at 2801 Forest Ridge Drive will host a free celebration with family-friendly activities, live music, food vendors, a classic car show and fireworks. You can bring lawn chairs, coolers, blanks and non-alcoholic beverages, but nothing in glass containers. Admission to the Bedford Splash Aquatic Center is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for ages 3 to 17, and free for those 2 and under. Parking is $5 for limited shuttle service, $20 per car on site and $15 at the Bedford Old School and Bedford Public library.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will be held at Billy Bob’s Texas on July 4 at the Rodeo Plaza in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Live performers include Josh Abbott Band, Dierks Bently, Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham. Willie Nelson will perform at 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $60 at the gate. Anyone 17 and under must come with an adult. Please leave the chairs, umbrellas, coolers and pets home.

While Classic Chevy is closed on the 4th, you can still stop by during the weekend to test drive your next new vehicle.

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