Virtual Experience Option Available Now!
Presented by Main Event and benefiting Vogel Alcove
Vogel Alcove’s annual event, Day 1 DFW is returning for its sixth year, this year presented by Main Event. The fun, family fair has been reimagined to offer families 3 Safe Ways to Play on New Year’s Day. Each option is designed to fit the health and safety concerns for varying comfort levels of DFW families. There will be in-person event, a virtual event, and a closing drive-in fireworks show. All proceeds from Day 1 DFW benefit Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families.
“With all of the mass event cancellations in 2020, including several of our own, we have worked hard to dream up 3 safe ways to play on New Year’s Day. First, we are thrilled to partner with Main Event to offer families a fun experience at three of their DFW locations, in Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie. Second, we’ll be hosting a Virtual Experience filled with shows and activities families can enjoy from home. Third is a drive-in fireworks show in Frisco to close out the evening,” said Karen R. Hughes, Vogel Alcove’s President and CEO. “Vogel Alcove and the Main Event team have ensured CDC health and safety guidelines are followed at each Main Event venue. Because of limited capacity, remember to pre-purchase your tickets now! We can’t wait to ‘Play Smart, Play Safe” with everyone on New Year’s Day!”
- Main Event Presents Day 1 DFW, January 1, 2021
Pre-purchase all-access wristbands for one of three Main Event sites before December 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. These locations include Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie. Each of these Main Event venues will open at 9:00 a.m. for Day 1 DFW on January 1, 2021.
* Main Event Frisco – 9375 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco.
* Main Event Grapevine- 407 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine.
* Main Event Grand Prairie – 3106 S State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie.
All- Access Wristbands: At a $70 value, the $15 all-access wristband affords wearers access to unlimited play of bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, and golf. Participants will be issued bowling shoes and a $10 Fun Card for use around the facility. Each site will offer face painting for $5 and photo booths for pictures of the family. Come early from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and receive free access to the VR “Holigate” game at all three locations.
Frisco Location: Karaoke will be available all day at the Frisco location. Gravity ropes and golf are available at this location only. Gravity ropes have a 48” height minimum requirement. The Frisco location will be the main hub where the Virtual Experience shows will be available for limited in-person attendance. Parking is free.
As for the safety of guests, Main Event has worked hard to get their facilities running in a safe manner for all guests. Each facility has reopened with all new health and safety protocols, ensuring the best experience for everyone. Along with a limited guest capacity, face masks are required for every guest and team member. Hand sanitation stations and temperature checks for every guest and team member are placed all around the facility. Enhanced routine cleanings and dedicated teams for cleaning surfaces, as well as contactless payment and safety shields are installed.
- The Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience
For families staying safe at home, we’ve created a Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience that will feature live and pre-recorded performances from Magician Grant Price, animals with Wildlife on the Move, and the Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion. There will also be fun activities airing such as a Virtual Trivia Game, a Hula Dancing Lesson, dancing, a cooking class, a science show and Virtual Bingo. These Family friendly video experiences will be offered along with other great activities like our New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt and Cardboard Challenge. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day. Get started celebrating today! Purchase Virtual Experience tickets now and access two activities for families leading up to the event.
The first is the Day 1 DFW Scavenger Hunt with great New Year’s Resolution Clues. Each clue submitted through social media gets the player a raffle ticket. The prizes will be raffled off to participants on January 1 during the live streamed portion.
The second is the Cardboard Challenge. It is a great fun activity and one of the most popular features. Participants build their own cardboard creation at home using only cardboard, tape, and markers. Submit photos of this masterpiece for the chance to win prizes. Register and start today!
That evening the fireworks show will also be live streamed during the experience. Access to the D1DFW Virtual Experience will be $10.
3) Day 1 DFW Drive-In Fireworks Show (FREE): At the end of a day filled with fun, events will be wrapped up at 7 p.m. with a FREE drive-in fireworks show sponsored by Oncor and FC Dallas, hosted at Toyota Stadium in Frisco located at 200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033. The spectacular fireworks shows never disappoint so expect a blast!
Parking for Drive-In Fireworks in Frisco: The parking lot at Toyota Stadium will open at 6 p.m. before the show. Snacks will be available for purchase from your vehicle. Parking will be free on a first come, first parked basis so be sure to arrive early to enjoy the show from the safety of the car!
TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED! Tickets are on sale at Day1Dallas.com. All-access wristbands to a Day 1 DFW Main Event location are $15 per person over the age of 2. If participants purchase wristbands and cannot make it on January 1, the wristbands will be delivered via mail to purchasers following the event. Upon receipt, the wristbands will be valid for one entry any day through January 31, 2021.
This event benefits Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families. Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life. Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances.
Visit VogelAlcove.org for more information.
About Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Vogel Alcove.)