While most Texans love when we actually have a snowy winter, we know there’s no guarantee that we will get one. That’s why we’ve put together different ways to experience winter in Texas, whether or not the season brings us snow on the ground.
Go Ice Skating
If there’s one place you’ll get the chance to sport your sweaters, it’s the ice skating rink. Round up your loved ones and take a trip to the Dallas Galleria or Fort Worth’s Panther Island Ice for a wintery experience.
Go to the Zoo
If you’ve ever wanted to go see penguins, now’s the perfect time. The Dallas Zoo is having Penguin Days—just a $7 admission per person to see the African Penguins—now through February 28. If you’re closer to the Waco area, the Cameron Park Zoo has a wide array of animals to visit. And if you’re in East Texas, you’ll have a great time at the Caldwell Zoo.
Go to a Basketball Game
From the Baylor Bears to the Dallas Mavericks, there are many opportunities to get out of the cold weather and catch a slam dunk. It’s also a good excuse to channel your inner competitive spirit and cheer on your favorite team with friends and family!
Roast S’mores for Dessert
‘Tis the season to roast s’mores—whether you’re at home or out for the night. Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant Tillman’s Roadhouse has a delicious roast-your-own-s’mores setup that hits the spot. They make their own marshmallows and always feature a seasonal flavor that never disappoints. Feel like staying in? Channel your inner camper, and toast those marshmallows at home!
Fire Up the Yule Log
If a real fire doesn’t fit the weather, there’s always the internet! It’s full of different yule log videos that keep you cozy without actually giving off any heat. And if it is chilly, yule log videos still seem to produce a warm and comfortable effect.
Whether Texas delivers snow or not, winter is one of our biggest times of need for blood donations at Carter BloodCare. Our demands increase during the holidays due to a lack of high school blood drives; and our usual and frequent blood donors are busy like everyone else. So consider giving blood this season to help us supply the community with the donations they need!