What to do in Las Colinas when it’s cold

By: Jessica Hubble | LCA’s Digital Marketing Specialist

Winter won’t be here until December 21st, but the weather outside says otherwise, and if you’re like most Texans, you’re not acclimated to the frigid air! No worries! Las Colinas is a great place to escape Jack Frost and we’ve highlighted a few ways you and your family can escape the cold in Las Colinas.

Alamo Drafthouse

What better way to spend a blustery day than curled up watching a movie? Alamo Drafthouse is the ultimate moving watching experience. They offer new releases, throwback movies and the classics. You are sure to find a movie to make everyone happy. They also offer a full menu of award-winning cuisine that is served to you, at your theatre seat. Popcorn and movie candy are also available and help create the true movie theatre experience.

Alamo Drafthouse is located at 320 West Las Colinas Boulevard.

Pax & Beneficia

Pax & Beneficia, the newest coffee shop in Las Colinas, made their debut with lots of good buzz. They sell the customary cortados and lattes but also specialize in Turkish coffee if you’re feeling adventurous. Turkish coffee is finely ground coffee beans brewed with cardamom. The coffee draws people in, but the stylish décor makes them stay. The shop is adorned with inviting furniture and an Instagram-able wall with their name in turquoise lights. Bring your laptop or a good book to enjoy a day out of the office or house in their welcoming atmosphere.

Pax & Beneficia is located at 5244 North O’Connor Boulevard.

Bar Louie

Even if the weather outside is frightful you can still enjoy Bar Louie’s scenic patio! Bar Louie has several fire pits on their patio to stay warm while enjoying the crisp air. To complete the fireside atmosphere, try Bar Louie’s s’mores martini. This indulgent drink has Absolut vanilla vodka, toasted marshmallow syrup, Ghirardelli chocolate syrup, Godiva chocolate liqueur and a graham cracker rim. This drink turns a childhood treat into an adult delicacy. You can never go wrong with one of their flatbreads or burgers if you’re hungry for something warm and comforting.

Bar Louie is located at 360 West Las Colinas Boulevard.

Irving Frost 5K and Love on the Run 10K/5K

A sure-fire way to warm up is to get your blood pumping by running a 5K!  Irving Marathon is hosting two 5K events leading up to the Irving Marathon on March 28th. The Frost 5K is December 7th at the Toyota Music Factory. Included in race registration is photos, finisher medal, branded pullover, two beers at the finish line for anyone 21+, a live DJ on the course and much more. Love on the Run 5K and 10K will be held February 15th at the Toyota Music Factory. Race registration includes a commemorative hot chocolate mug, finisher medal, fill zip pullover, pancakes, race photography, two free beers at the finish line for 21+, music on the course and lots of other fun perks. Strollers, joggers, walkers and dogs are welcome too, so bring the whole family! Both racecourses will go through the scenic Las Colinas Urban Center. These races benefit the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.

Las Colinas has plenty of activities no matter the time of year or weather, so get out and enjoy everything our vibrant community has to offer!