With all the rocket ship riding and magic spell casting happening in your house, you wonder if Captain Imagination appreciates the real world.
Show him what a colorful place it can be with Numsi nursery art. Made by a British installation artist living in Minnesota, the square wall panels depict everyday things (trucks, cars, animals) in stylized, eye-catching ways.
Each pic is digitally enhanced, juxtaposed against bold colors and patterns, and printed on canvas. The results: wall art that’s sophisticated enough for mom and dad, but cartoony enough for a kiddo. What we really appreciate, though, is the subtle combination of things girly and boyish (think an orange digger against a bright pink background).
A birch plywood frame holds each piece, so it can stand upright on a dresser or desk. Alternately, mount one (or several) on the wall to inspire dreams — for real.
Available online at numsi.com, $38-$118.
What: A winter wonderland carved from two million pounds of the shivery stuff.
Why: Snow queens will love slipping down the slide.
When: Thru Jan. 3. Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trl., Grapevine. Tickets online at gaylordhotels.com. Adults and teens, $21-$25; children 4-12, $11-$14; under 4, free.
What: Pack a thermos of cocoa and drive through two miles of sparkling scenes.
Why: It’s the last week to be dazzled.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy., Grand Prairie (972-237-4569). Carload, $15-$20.
Paciugo’s Holiday Flavors
What: Five new tongue-tempters for a limited time only.
Why: Swap out candy canes for dulce de leche peppermint swirl.
When: You’re ready to spoon it in.
Where: Locations and hours online at paciugo.com.