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Ride DART to “New Year Week” Family Fun

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From the Dallas South News Wire

Save money on transportation during the holidays by riding Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to various events with your family and friends.

Plan your trip by using the online DART Trip Planner at www.DART.org or call DART Customer Information at 214.979.1111.
Dec. 31

Big D NYE is the place to be on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2010. Victory Park will be transformed into the Times Square of North Texas with live music, fireworks and the countdown to midnight. Information:  bigdnye.com. Via DART Rail Green Line to Victory Station.

Jan. 1
The Comerica Bank New Year’s Day Parade will “Celebrate Entertainment” and downtown revitalization while welcoming visitors to the city for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. at Trammell Crow Center in the Arts District and concludes at American Airlines Center. Information: comericabankparade.com. Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Green Line to Pearl, St. Paul, Akard, and West End stations; Via DART Rail Green Line to Victory Station. Note: DART bus and light rail services will follow a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day. TRE does not operate on New Year’s Day.

Through Jan. 3
The Trains at NorthPark takes you across America aboard the most elaborate toy train exhibit in Texas. More than 40 Lionel-type O-Gauge and G-Gauge locomotives chug along 2,500 feet of  winding track past miniature landmarks including the Dallas skyline, Mount Rushmore, New York City’s Times Square and Washington, D.C. The exhibit is open during regular shopping hours and is located on Level One between Macy’s and Dillard’s.

Also, enjoy story time at Santa’s Village, the interactive Scrooge puppet show, and Sounds & Sights of the Season daily. All this and more await you at NorthPark Center, Central Expressway at Northwest Highway. Information: 214.361.6345 or northparkcenter.com. Via DART Rail Red Line to Park Lane Station, then NorthPark Shuttle (Route 702).

Jan. 3
Disney Live! Rockin’ Road Show is coming to Dallas for an exclusive one-day engagement at American Airlines Center. Join your favorite Disney characters – Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Tigger and more – as they hop on Mickey’s bus to search for acts to add to their stage show. Catch one of three fun shows at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Information: disneylive.com. Via DART Rail to Victory Station. No TRE service on Sundays.

Through Jan. 4
The Science of Spying is a fascinating look at the gadgets and techniques used in the world of modern espionage. Do you have what it takes to be a professional spy? Find out with interactive displays that will teach you how to decode hidden messages, tune into secret conversations, crack a safe, reveal a liar and of course – create a disguise. When you’ve learned all that, you’re ready for your first
undercover mission. It’s fun for the entire family at the Museum of Nature & Science at Fair Park, 3535 Grand Ave. Information: 214.428.5555 or natureandscience.org.  Via DART Rail Green Line to Fair Park Station and MLK, Jr. Station.

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