Holiday Events

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11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Christmas luncheon for people in the community in need at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. Donations of money, food and help from volunteers are needed. To help, call 940-484-2888 or e-mail



7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Holiday Camp for children in grades K-6, with dropoff and pickup at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Each day has a themed field trip. Cost is $28 per day. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275 or visit



7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Holiday Camp for children in grades K-6, with dropoff and pickup at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Each day has a themed field trip. Cost is $28 per day. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275 or visit



Through Saturday — Santa Land at Little Elm Park, 704 W. Eldorado Parkway, with an elf village, a snow hill and hot cocoa. Admission is free, but there are fees for the snow hill. Visit

Through December — Kay Copeland’s Santa Collection at the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, 110 W. Hickory St. Free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed holidays. Call 940-349-2850 or visit

Through Tuesday — “Everything Trains Christmas” exhibit at the Wood House of Denton, 516 N. Locust St. View an elaborate model train exhibit and donate canned food items for Denton County Friends of the Family. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed on Dec. 25. Call 940-387-4098.

Through Jan. 5 — The Gift of Lights & Snow, a drive-through display of 2 million LED lights at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth. Includes a Snow Village with a tubing hill, snow castles, a snowball gallery, a play area and visits with Santa. Lights-only admission is $15-$20 per car. Admission to only the evening Snow Village is $12 per person. Combo packages are available. For pricing and hours, visit

Through Jan. 10 — Visual Arts Society of Texas holiday exhibition at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Artists include Darla Bostick, Gail Cope, Lynne Cox, Jackie Haugen, James J. Johnson Jr., Lori MacLean, Carol Rowley, Olivia Walker and Sharon Warwick. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Free. Visit



Through today — Legoland Discovery Center at Grapevine Mills mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, includes scavenger hunts through Dec. 25; letters to Santa and free milk and cookies from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 25; and building Lego ornaments, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $18 for ages 3 and older; discounted tickets on website. Visit

Through Sunday — Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., Dallas. Tickets cost $30.25-$101.75. Call 214-565-1116 or visit

Through Sunday — WaterTower Theatre presents David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries at WaterTower’s Studio Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. Tickets cost $22-$27.50. Call 972-450-6232 or visit

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. nightly through Monday — Farmers Branch Christmas Tour of Lights, an evening drive through Farmers Branch, illuminated with 300,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations. Route begins at I-35E at Valley View and continues down William Dodson Parkway to the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. (Park portion of the tour is closed on Christmas Day). Free. Call 972-919-2620 or visit

Through Tuesday — Holiday at the Arboretum featuring “Angels in DeGolyer,” a collection of 400 angels in the lavish decorated DeGolyer Mansion, at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; visits by a live reindeer and costumed characters, Saturdays and Sundays; holiday tea ($47-$57, reservations required). Tickets to main garden cost $10-$15, plus $3 fee for optional children’s garden; $5-$10 for parking. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Call 214-515-6500 or visit

Through Jan. 4 — Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, features what’s billed as America’s tallest indoor Christmas tree, with daily Illumination Celebration light shows, plus Slappy’s Holiday Circus shows on weekends, visits with Santa and more. Free. Call 972-392-3363 or visit

Through Jan. 4 — Christmas in the Square at Frisco Square includes a parachuting Santa, a snow slide, carriage rides, a trackless train, ice rink and other family fun. Free, but fees charged for carriage and train rides. Visit

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