So, I totally forgot to warn everyone I was taking last week off for the holiday. My apologies!
This week is so full of Christmas cheer it might blind you. And it’s just the first week of December! I count at least 5 Nutcrackers, a handful of Christmas Carols, and a dozen different tree lighting ceremonies. I hope you all are ready to get your holiday on!
The holiday stuff is all mixed in, I haven’t done a separate list for it. If it’s too confusing, let me know and I’ll do a holiday specific one. But if you know about an event that I’ve missed, please share it in the comments below! Also, if you have an upcoming event, go ahead and PM me the details so I can add it to my sheet for the future.
Please share this list with your friends on FB, and you can listen to me babble about my favorite events on Fridays at 12.30 with The Mid Day Show.
OPENING THIS WEEK
Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo, December 1 – February 28.
Christmaspectacular! at Arlington Music Hall, December 2 – 11.
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley at Theatre Arlington, December 2 – 18.
A Christmas Carol at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, December 2 – 18.
Christmas Pops with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center, December 2 – 18.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas at the Artisan Center Theater, December 2 – 23
Art and Nature in the Middle Ages at the Dallas Museum of Art, December 4 – March 19.
Broadway Christmas Wonderland at Fair Park, December 6 – 18.
Gloria at the Studio Theater at the ATTPAC, December 7 – January 22.
‘The Secret of NIMH’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater, December 2 – 3.
‘Tower’ film screening at the Magnolia @ the Modern, December 2 – 4.
Dallas Christmas Bead & Jewelry Show at the Grapevine Convention Center, December 2 – 4.
Jingle Bells on Bishop in the Bishop Arts District, December 2 – 4.
Hansel & Gretel, a Fairytale Operetta at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, December 2 – 4.
The Nutcracker with the Texas Ballet Theater at the Winspear Opera House, December 2 – 4.
The Nutcracker with the Royale Ballet Dance Academy at the Eisemann Center, December 3 – 4.
The Nutcracker at the Will Rogers Memorial Center with the North Centra Ballet company, December 3 – 4.
The Nutcracker at the Irving Arts Center with the Ballet Ensemble of Texas, December 3 – 4.
Christmas in the Park at Mesquite Texas City Hall, December 3 – 4.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Bass Hall, December 3 – 4.
Dallas Antiques and Art Show at Fair Park, December 3 – 4.
BrickUniverse at Fair Park, December 3 – 4.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1ST
Thursday Late Night: Space at the Perot Museum.
Grapevine Christmas Parade of Lights in Downtown Grapevine.
Polar Express Fest on the Hill in Downtown Cedar Hill.
Holiday Tree Lighting at Grand Prairie City Hall.
NaNoWriMo Finale at the Dallas Public Library.
Brew Ha-Ha Toys for Tots Benefit Show at Community Beer Company.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND
The Nutcracker presented by the Colleyville Ballet.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas at A.W. Perry Homestead Museum in Carrollton.
Duncanville’s LEGO Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony with Duncanville Parks & Rec.
Late Night At the Library: Craft and Wine with the Grand Prairie Public Library.
Ring in the Holidays Christmas Tree lighting at the Saginaw Recreation Center.
Tavern Carols at Legal Draft Beer Co. in Arlington.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD
Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration at Klyde Warren Park.
The Christmas Classic Run at Fair Park.
Christmas Tree Lighting in Farmers Branch.
Old Fashioned Downtown Christmas in Roanoke.
Christmas on Main Street parade in Azle.
A Gospel Christmas at the Irving Arts Center.
Holiday Stroll in Old Town Lewisville.
Holiday Celebration at Levit Pavilion in Arlington.
Night of Holiday Magic at NRH2O Waterpark.
Reliant Lights Your Holiday at the ATT PAC.
Old Fashioned Christmas in the City of Justin.
Christmas in the Park with Trophy Club Parks & Rec.
Tree Lightin and Fireworks Show in Old Town Burleson.
Santa on the Square in downtown Carrollton.
Lantern Light at Heritage Farmstead Museum.
Holiday Party & Open House at Lost Oak Winery in Burleson.
Twinkle Light Boat Parade at Lake Grapevine.
Jingle Bell Run at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth.
DFW Tamale Festival & Christmas Market at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Dallas Krampus Walk at Wits End in Deep Ellum.
Tweed Ride at Fair Park with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.
Underwear and Brewery Ride with RED STAR Bicycle Shop.
Sounds Modern: Hearing Where The End Starts at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH
Jingle Bells on Bishop Mimos Walk in the Bishop Arts District.
The Impressionists and the Man who Made Them at the Kimbell Art Museum.
FW Japanese Society Annual Bazaar at the Fort Worth Japanese Society.
MONDAY DECEMBER 5TH
Big Brassy Christmas Organ Extravaganza at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 6TH
Christmas Tree Lighting at TownCenter in Kennedale.
Creative Winos: Cork Christmas Tree at Lost Oak Winery.
Jay Leno at the Winspear Opera House.
‘Wings of Desire’ movie screening at the Magnolia Theater.
Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
‘A Christmas Story’ at Palace Theater in Grapevine.
PUBlic Knowledge: The Darker Side of Santa at The Live Oak Music Hall with the FWMSH.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7TH
National Theater Live: War Horse at the Magnolia @ the Modern.
‘Elf’ at Studio Movie Grill, $3 tickets.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 8TH
Off the Wall: Winter is Coming at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Mike Birbiglia at the ATT PAC.
Big Brassy Christmas Organ Extravaganza with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.