Holiday Events

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THURSDAY

 

3:30 p.m. — “Ornament Extravaganza” for kids of all ages at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Choose from craft materials to create ornaments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6 to 8 p.m. — Aubrey’s Hometown Christmas Celebration, including a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, in downtown Aubrey.

 

FRIDAY

 

11 a.m. — Denton Area Retired School Personnel Association Christmas luncheon, with music by Chuck Martin and Company, at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road. A meet-and-greet session will begin at 11 a.m., and the luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monetary donations will be collected for the Denton Community Food Center.

7 p.m. — Krum High School presents All I Want for Christmas is You, a holiday musical, in the school auditorium, 700-A Bobcat Blvd. Tickets are $5, free for children younger than 6. Local military families are invited to participate in a special finale presentation by e-mailing family pictures to lynn.hilliard@krumisd.net  or carol.turner@krumisd.net . One free ticket will be given to each family that provides a picture. For more information, contact Carol Turner by e-mail or at 940-482-2601.

7 to 9 p.m. — “Christmas Roundup” presented by Peace of the Rock Ministries at Rancho De La Roca, 2459 W. Blackjack Road in Aubrey. Event includes hay rides, live nativity drama, Christmas lights, carols around the campfire with Santa, and refreshments. Admission is $7 per person, free for children younger than 3. Call 940-365-7625 or 940-390-9184, or visit www.peaceoftherock.org . Printable release form available online.

7:30 p.m. — Reindeer Romp, a 4.2-mile run and 2.5-mile fun walk through the neighborhoods surrounding South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m. Register in advance for $15 at www.dentonparks.com. To register a family or three or more for $12 per person, call 940-349-7275.

7:30 p.m. — Festival Ballet of North Texas presents The Nutcracker at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Tickets cost $10-$35. Visit www.festivalballet.net .

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SATURDAY

 

8 a.m. — Santa Fun Run 5K at 8 a.m. and 1-mile run at 8:30 a.m. at Newton Rayzor Elementary School, 1400 Malone St. Cost is $10 for the 1-mile course, $20 for the 5-kilometer course. Proceeds benefit the school’s fifth-grade science camp. Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria. Call 940-369-3700.

9 to 11 a.m. — Widows of America’s “Santa’s Widow” brunch and program in the dining room at Carriage House Assisted Living, 1357 Bernard St. Keynote speaker will be writer and poet Barbara Ferguson. Cost is $3.50. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Friday; call and leave a message for Fran Massengale at 940-566-2983, Faye Goode at 940-365-1401 or Curina Morris at 940-648-2540.

10 a.m. to noon — A program on crafting Christmas cards for seniors, plus music and refreshments, at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Free. To make reservations or for more information, call 940-383-8600.

2:30 p.m. — “Altered Ornaments” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Create holiday decorations and enjoy treats. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

2:30 and 7:30 p.m. — Festival Ballet of North Texas presents The Nutcracker at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Tickets cost $10-$35. Visit www.festivalballet.net .

3 p.m. — Krum High School presents All I Want for Christmas is You, a holiday musical, in the school auditorium, 700-A Bobcat Blvd. Tickets are $5, free for children younger than 6. Local military families are invited to participate in a special finale presentation by e-mailing family pictures to lynn.hilliard@krumisd.net  or carol.turner@krumisd.net . One free ticket will be given to each family that provides a picture. For more information, contact Carol Turner by e-mail or at 940-482-2601.

6 p.m. — Christmas Parade in downtown Sanger, including choir performances at 6 p.m., visits with Santa and tree lighting. Parade starts on 10th Street at 6:30 p.m. For parade entry forms, visit http://sangertexas.org. E-mail mendy.echols@gmail.com  or call 940-390-9041.

7 to 9 p.m. — “Christmas Roundup” presented by Peace of the Rock Ministries at Rancho De La Roca, 2459 W. Blackjack Road in Aubrey. Event includes hay rides, live nativity drama, Christmas lights, carols around the campfire with Santa, and refreshments. Admission is $7 per person, free for children younger than 3. Call 940-365-7625 or 940-390-9184, or visit www.peaceoftherock.org . Printable release form available online.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SUNDAY

 

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

2:30 p.m. — Festival Ballet of North Texas presents The Nutcracker at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Tickets cost $10-$35. Visit www.festivalballet.net .

3 p.m. — Denton Bach Society presents Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Winspear Performance Hall at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. For tickets, call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com . For more information, visit www.dentonbach.com .

7 p.m. — Foo McBubba, the big band of First United Methodist Church of Denton, presents jazzy Christmas cheer at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. No cover charge. Call 940-484-2888.

7 p.m. — 16th annual Christmas Celebration presented by the music ministry at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Free, but donations of canned food items are sought for the church’s areawide food pantry. Visit www.firstdenton.org .

 

MONDAY

 

7 p.m. — New Horizons Band concert benefiting Denton Christian Preschool, at First Presbyterian Church of Denton, 1114 W. University Drive. Program includes marches, Broadway tunes and holiday music. Free; donations accepted.

7 p.m. — 16th annual Christmas Celebration presented by the music ministry at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Free, but donations of canned food items are sought for the church’s areawide food pantry. Visit www.firstdenton.org .

 

TUESDAY

 

7 p.m. — Cozy Christmas Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Christmas stories, holiday treats and crafts for ages 1-8. Children are invited to wear holiday pajamas and slippers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

 

WEDNESDAY

 

11 a.m. — Holly Jolly Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Christmas stories, songs and crafts for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

7 p.m. — Santa Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs and puppets with Santa for ages 1-5. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa at the end of the program. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

 

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

 

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

 

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com .

 

ONGOING

 

Through Dec. 24 — Santa Claus is available for visits and photos at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Denton Community Food Bank and receive a $2 off coupon for photo packages at the Guest Services Booth. Visit www.shopgoldentriangle.com .

Through Dec. 31 — Model train exhibit at the Wood House, 516 N. Locust St. Admission is a donation of canned goods for Denton County Friends of the Family. Display features trains and more than 200 miniature buildings. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. To schedule viewings outside of these hours, call 940-387-4098.

 

IN THE AREA

 

Through Dec. 16 — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Sanders Family Christmas at the theater, 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, plus 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Tickets cost $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older and youths 18 and younger. Call 972-221-7469 or visit www.glct.org .

Through Jan. 6 — “Gift of Lights” at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. Holiday spectacle features more than 600 displays with some 2 million LED lights. Open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Cost is $15 per car Mondays through Thursdays; $20 per car Fridays through Sundays and holidays. For advance tickets, go to Walgreens or visit www.giftoflightstms.com . Call 817-215-8500.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 — “Christmas Has Come,” a holiday concert featuring the College Singers and College Wind Ensemble at NCTC’s First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Free. Call 940-668-3355.

8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 — “Breakfast With Santa” at Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Breakfast will be served in the food court courtesy of Sonic and the mall, but guests are asked to bring nonperishable food items or paper goods to be donated to the Christian Community Action food pantry. Visit www.vistaridgemall.com  or call 972-315-3641.

2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 — Free live nativity hay ride at Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Flower Mound, 1401 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound. Includes live animals and a petting zoo at the end of the tour. Visit www.log.org .

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 — North Central Texas Chorale presents Handel’s Messiah at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 424 Main St. in Lindsay. Tickets will cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and St. Peter’s parishioners. Visit www.northcentraltexaschorale.com .

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 — Gainesville Swing Orchestra holiday concert, with guest bandleader Dave Alexander and guest vocalists, at NCTC’s First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for youths. Visit www.gsobigbandswing.org .

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 — 3 Redneck Tenors’ “Christmas Spec-Tac-Yule-Ar Show” at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 1-888-407-8025 or visit http://3rednecktenors.com .

 

IN THE REGION

 

Through Dec. 24 — Santa Claus at Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway in Grapevine. Kids can visit with Santa between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Call 972-724-4900 or visit www.grapevinemills.com.

Through Jan. 1 — Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail in Grapevine, includes decorations, a life-size gingerbread house, 1.5 million pounds of snow and the “Ice” exhibit, which features characters from Merry Madagascar. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to “Ice” is $21.95-$26.95 for adults, $19.95-$23.95 for seniors 55 and older, $11.95-$14.95 for kids 4-12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Regular parking costs $12-$17. Call 817-778-1000 or visit www.christmasatgaylordtexan.com

 

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