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Sep 12

It's Fall, Ya'll!

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 9:36 AM by Jennifer Barbee

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice here in Allen, TX!  When swimsuits give way to cute scarves, lush green leaves turn to lovely deep golden and burgundies. And, when here in Allen, the fun accelerates to epic getaways for families, couples, girlfriends and the best darn meetings anywhere in DFW.  Check out our top 10 for fall fun.

Shopping in Allen, Texas
1.  EVERYTHING YOU WANT, AND A LITTLE BIT MORE.
In the pre-holiday time, most of us love to ‘bag a bargain’ for all things we love and get that holiday shopping list checked off. Did you know that Allen has more than five million square feet of shopping just for you?  Something for everyone in the crew.  From Watters Creek, to The Village to Lone Star Mercantile and a ton of unique boutiques, you’ll have no shortage to choose from when it comes to all those must-have fall essentials..
BROWSE SHOPPING

Birds and Words pop-up

2.  BIRDS & WORDS AT WATTERS CREEK
Birds & Words, a unique home boutique, has opened a new pop-up location at Watters Creek. Stop in for a unique collection of home décor, both found and created! The pop up store is located next to Bath & Body Works through January 2020 and is the perfect place to find those special treasures to start stocking up for the holiday season.
MORE INFO ON THE POP-UP

Down Home
3.  DOWN HOME IS A DOWNRIGHT FREE FESTIVAL
The Village at Allen would like to thank the community for over a decade of loyalty. In partnership with Allen Event Center and the Allen Americans with Credit Union of Texas, we present to you the 2nd Annual Down Home Festival! Come on out to The Village on Saturday, October 19 from 12 pm to 4 pm for a day of free, family-friendly fun! The Down Home Festival will include site-wide dining and shopping deals, live music and a local vendor market. Turn the sidewalks of the Allen Event Center into a canvas of color at the City of Allen’s Chalk the Walk! Prizes include tickets to upcoming events, Allen Event Center Premium Level Experiences, and more!
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BRIDAL SHOW
4.  YOU KNOW IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT BRIDE
The Annual Bridal Show at Allen Event Center on September 29th is right around the corner and just in time for question popping season.  This upscale bridal show will feature professional wedding businesses and everything you need for the perfect wedding, a fashion show, giveaways and the latest in wedding trends.
MORE INFO ON THE SHOW

FALL FOOD

5.  GET A TRUE TASTE OF TEXAS
Fall date nights are perfection in Allen.  Visit Stampede66 located in the Delta Hotel by Marriott for traditional southern plates with a contemporary twist. With over 250 dining options, you’ll be sure to satisfy every craving and mark a memorable evening.
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SPA FALL

6.  JUST SAY  ...AHHH
With all that shopping and fun, you deserve a little pampering. Check out Hand and Stone for their signature hot stone massage, designed to melt away that pre-holiday stress. Also, enjoy a mani-pedi at one of our many spas and perfect that fall ‘do at Blo Blow Dry Bar.
BROWSE SPAS

GOBBLE GOBBLE
7.  GOBBLE, GOBBLE, SKATE.
Getting into the holiday spirit is easy with the 8th Annual Great Turkey Skate at Allen Community Ice rink.  Turkey Bowling and other Thanksgiving themed games abound. Donate two non-perishable items and get a free skate.
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PUMPKINS

8.  I SPY PUMPKINS
The Lucky Ducks Kids Club at Watters Creek is free and includes great activities and treats.  October 17 is pumpkin themed downright good ol’ Texas fun.
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MUSIC

9.  THAT'S MUSIC TO MY EARS
The Fall Series of Concerts by the Creek at Watters Creek has some pretty rockin’ line ups from eclectic to rock icons, you’ll enjoy the music, vibe and the first Saturdays support local charities. Get down and do good. ??
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Fall in love with allen!
10.  LEAF PEEPING AND A CRISP AUTUMN STROLL
Allen has more than 65 miles of paved hike and bike trails to enjoy the leaves changing and beautiful fall weather. Go solo for some focused ‘me time’ or with your crew for quiet quality time before the bustling holidays.
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