Holiday Events

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THURSDAY

 

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Santa Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs and puppets with Santa, for pages 1-5. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com .

7 to 8 p.m. — Star book class for ages 16 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn to make a three-dimensional “star book” that can be displayed as an ornament. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002.

7 p.m. — The Secret of Snowflake County, performed by third- and fourth-graders at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Visit www.libertychristian.com/events .

 

FRIDAY

 

11 a.m. — Santa Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs and puppets with Santa, for pages 1-5. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4 p.m. — “Christmas Decorations” for ages 5 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 402 Oakland St. Members of the Garden Culture Club will demonstrate how to make gourd ornaments and other Christmas decorations. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

4 p.m. — “Russia at the Holidays” for ages 7 and older at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn Russian folk tales, sample treats and take part in hands-on activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com .

7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002.

7 p.m. — Liberty Christian School band students in grades 5-12 perform a concert, including Christmas favorites, at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Visit www.libertychristian.com/events .

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

 

9 to 11 a.m. — Breakfast With Santa at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Event includes a bounce house, face painting and holiday crafts following breakfast. Cost is $10 per child ages 1-12. Adults can eat for $3 per plate. Register by Thursday by calling 940-349-7275.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton Humane Society’s Santa Paws poses with pets and kids at Calloway’s Nursery, 1601 Dallas Drive. Proceeds benefit the society’s rescue program. Call 940-382-PETS or visit www.dentonhumanesociety.org .

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Holiday Drop & Shop for ages 3 1/2 to 12 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Parents can drop off kids for a candy cane hunt, bounce house, hot chocolate, snack and a movie. Children should bring a lunch. Cost is $15. Register by Thursday at the Civic Center. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002.

6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com .

7 p.m. — Christmas on Broadway at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle, performed by middle school musical theater and Upper School Chorale students. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $2 for students. Visit www.libertychristian.com/events .

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 .

6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com .

7 p.m. — Christmas on Broadway at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle, performed by middle school musical theater and Upper School Chorale students. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $2 for students. Visit www.libertychristian.com/events .

 

MONDAY

 

7 p.m. — Christmas Time, a musical set in the 1970s, presented by fifth-graders at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Visit www.libertychristian.com/events .

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 21

 

10 a.m. to noon — Pictures with Santa at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Cost is $4 per child, $2 per extra print. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 22

 

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002.

 

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

 

2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Texas Family Musicals presents It’s a Wonderful Life at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $28-$33, and discounts are available for seniors, children or groups of 12 or more. For tickets, visit www.texasfamilymusicals.com . For information, call 800-547-4697.

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday — The Pony Express Players present Believe!, a holiday play, at Butterfield Stage Theater, 201 S. Denton St. in Gainesville. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12. Call 940-665-1284 or visit www.butterfieldstage.org .

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Sanders Family Christmas at the theater, 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. 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 .

7:30 p.m. Friday — Handel’s Messiah at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard Lane in Lewisville. Free. E-mail stephengourley@my.unt.edu .

Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday — “Homestead Christmas” at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Tour the Minor-Porter log house, make a cornhusk doll or ornament, create a hand-dipped candle and hear seasonal music. Snacks will be served. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions, or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela .

7 p.m. Saturday — “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert featuring pianist/vocalist Brent Wallace, soprano Angela Doss and flutist Cindy Carter at NCTC’s First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Free, but donations will be collected for the Abigail’s Arms Cooke County Family Crisis Center. Call 940-668-3355.

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 .

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.

 

IN THE REGION

 

7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21 — “Winter SolstiCelebration” at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs in Dallas. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors. Advance tickets cost $13-$17. Call 214-261-5599 or visit www.earthrhythms.org .

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 $11.95-$26.95. Regular parking costs $12-$17. Call 817-778-1000 or visit www.christmasatgaylordtexan.com .


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