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Ho-Ho-Holiday Happenings in Irving

Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Cooperstein

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Irving. Trees are getting decorated early this year, twinkling lights are making their way up and Santa is popping in here and there to see who has been naughty or nice. Make the most of this holiday season and get in the spirit with some of the fun activities coming to town.

It’s fall in Texas y’all and winter is slowly making its way south, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy outdoor food, drink and fun. First, well, it’s Texas, but when we do finally feel a chill in the air, Irving is home to lots of hot spots (pun intended) featuring outdoor spaces outfitted to keep us toasty.

Is there anything more romantic than falling in love against a firelight glow? Whether it's a crackling fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, there's just something about those flickering flames that gets you in the mood for romance, and

Rock the City! with Live Music in Irving

Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard


Known for its central location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Irving is home to a thriving music scene. Explore the creative side of Irving through various venues – many within walking distance of each other.

And since your health is a top priority, each venue has set up safety guidelines so you can enjoy a worry-free and socially-distanced environment. For example, the Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory offers 25 “pods” spread out around the plaza in front of the stage. Each pod can be reserved for $30 and will hold a maximum of 6 people, with plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. This Friday's Texas Lottery Live! concert features Topanga.

Click on the images below to learn more information about the musicians and venues or to reserve your space. The beat goes on with live music awaiting you this weekend in Irving, Texas!   

Irving Trails and Nature Parks

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

While it's very tempting to just relax at home and binge on our favorite shows (and our favorite snacks), now is the best time to start or maintain a physical health regime. These days, with fewer shopping trips and working from home, we've gained more time to take care of ourselves, to get outdoors and be active. Deep down we all know that a healthy body is a happy body, and that nothing tastes as good as being fit feels. So with our moderate days and cool evenings, now is the perfect time to start exploring the many trails and nature parks found all over Irving. Grab your favorite fall jacket, sneakers, and let’s hit the trails! 

Thanksgiving Meals and Pies in Irving

Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Foodies delight all year-round in Irving, but the holidays provide an easy excuse to enjoy seconds (okay, okay … and thirds) from top-ranked eateries. If your current Thanksgiving menu needs just a little something extra or even the whole turkey and pie combo, we've got you covered. Check out where you can order out, or even dine in to get your Thanksgiving fix in Irving!  

Celebrate Veterans Day In Irving

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:00 AM by Carol Stoddard


Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round. However, each November, we set aside a special time to honor the sacrifices our brave military veterans have made.  Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of World War I. The holiday was renamed in 1954 to honor the service of all military members. 


Irving's salute to our men and women in uniform on this day culminates into a wide variety of celebrations and honors, beginning with just offering our deep appreciation for their service. Over the next several days be sure to thank a veteran, and be proud that you're an American. In addition, we've listed below several different ways to commemorate Veterans Day here in Irving.  As always, there are many more events going on this weekend, just take a peek at our full activity calendar at

Six Sexy Spots for Date Night

Friday, November 6, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

If the big screen has taught us anything, it's that romantic meals can happen almost anywhere. Remember those two dogs sharing spaghetti in an alley? You don’t have to go all white tablecloth and pull out all the stops for a truly romantic evening. Romantic dinners can take place in intimate sushi dens, street cafes, and even hidden gems in strip malls. Whether celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a couples staycation or venturing out for a non-virtual first date, the city is home to plenty of romantic spots with killer food and drinks. We’ve

Election Day Foods Everyone Can Agree On

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

There are plenty of habits that people have when they’re stressed. After a long election season, nerves are frayed and Election Day feels like a nail-biter. So what’s our anxiety-reducer? Food,Glorious Food! And though we often are taught to fight stress with healthy habits, sometimes soothing comfort food is just what we need.

In the spring, the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce asked you to vote for the businesses and people who make Irving a great place to live, work, walk, play and visit. Your votes were tallied and the winners were

Wickedly Wonderful Halloween Treats & Eats

Friday, October 30, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

When a full moon, a blue moon, daylight savings time and Halloween intersect in Irving, you’re guaranteed a spooktacular weekend! Let Irving be your Halloween Headquarters for tasty treats & delicious eats at these Irving spots that are creeping the Halloween spirit alive this year.


You’re in for a Flavorful Treat at Bawarchi

7750 N Macarthur Blvd | 972.444.0000

Spice your Halloween weekend up at Barwitchie… oops, that’s Bawarchi!

Get Scary-fast Delivery from i Fratelli

Las Colinas | 4020 N MacArthur Blvd | 972.541.1000

Celebrate National Chocolate Day in Irving

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

National Chocolate Day should be celebrated every day! It’s a day where calories don’t count, and your sweet tooth dreams come true. All you chocoholics this is for you! Ice cream, pancakes, and desserts galore warm up your appetite for Halloween candy this weekend by visiting some of these chocolate-friendly spots! So, what will it be? Dark chocolate, white chocolate, mocha, chocolate malt? Okay, my mouth is watering, let’s get some chocolate!