Texas Festivities

Star-Telegram

by Judy Wiley

If you’re not planning on being in a cooking mood for Thanksgiving, or want to get out of town between then and Christmas, you have Texas options near and far. Some of them:

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas: Fearing’s will serve a prix fixe menu for $95 adults, $45 children 12 and younger, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The menu includes tangerine-glazed turkey with tortilla dressing, lamb chops, beef tenderloin and seafood. Reservations: 214-922-4848.

Dickens on the Strand, Galveston: Tickets are on sale for this annual event, a downtown Victorian holiday festival Dec. 1 and 2. Advance tickets are $9 adults, $4 for children ages 7-12. To get them online, go to www.dickensonthestrand.org or order by phone at 877-772-5425.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country, San Antonio: Thanksgiving brunch Nov. 22; attractions and events including a life-size gingerbread house that Saturday. Brunch is 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and costs $39.95 for adults, $20.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 4. Reservations: 210-520-4080.