It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Santa Claus? The man himself parachutes into the Frisco Square on Saturday. 

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Santa Claus? The man himself parachutes into the Frisco Square on Saturday. 

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So you're looking for something to do this weekend, Dec. 18, 19 and 20. I hear you. Here are a few of our favorite events, as first aired on our partner TV station, NBCDFW:

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Your force is strong. Of course, all you can think about is the new Star Wars movie. A few tips from us:

You're actually going to the mall this weekend. You are brave! While you're out fighting crowds, stop into NorthPark Center and you'll also find a bake sale. It benefits the North Texas Food Bank, which means you definitely need those brownies.

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You'd rather not shop. But you need ways to entertain your kids. We've got three:

  1. Go ice skating at Dallas City Hall. It's free.
  2. Watch a parachuting Santa fly in the sky in Frisco Square.
  3. Go Christmas light-looking. Here are the best neighborhoods.

Tune into NBCDFW on Thursdays or Saturdays and you'll find regular Dallas Morning News segments where we pick the most exciting weekend events. There is a lot to do in D-FW; here's where you can find all our recommended events this weekend.

Follow Sarah Blaskovich on Twitter at @sblaskovich.

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