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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Nov. 29

The ghost of a wreath from parties past.

I don’t know why everyone insisted on putting their lights up right after Thanksgiving. Everyone knows it’s not officially the start of the Christmas season until I put up my big list of holiday fun. Please, y’all, commence with the decorations.

And speaking of decor, I am super excited about one particular thing this year. The downtown Neiman Marcus, purveyor of beautiful things and responsible for those awesome window display crawl tubes, has decided to open up the fun to adults. This means I don’t have to dress in disguise–pigtails, the ratty pink Tweetie Bird high tops that I’ve had since 4th grade and can amazingly still wear–to get in this year. (Kidding. I’ve never sneaked in anywhere.) Your $20 donation goes entirely to the North Texas Food Bank. In return, you get to experience the magic of the crawl tubes during this special adults-only evening, plus a complimentary beverage from the Neiman Marcus espresso bar.  Can’t make it tonight? Neimans and the NTFB will do it again every Thursday leading up to Christmas. After, stop in for a cup of cheer at The Chesterfield.

Also this evening, another favorite holiday event: DIFFA Dallas’ Holiday Wreath Collection. The theme this year’s fundrasier is “Deck the Doors,” and the big party is tonight at Timothy Oulton, the British designer’s flagship on Henderson. Check out the unique (and by unique, sometimes we mean crazy, and crazy amazing) holiday wreathes created by local and national designers, such as Ralph Lauren and Timothy Oulton himself. These masterpieces will be up for silent auction, and there will be cocktail and light bites. The money all benefits DIFFA, which provides HIV/AIDS funding, awareness and prevention education in the North Texas area. All that said, the party is always a great time. And the cause is a great one.

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