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2012 Holiday Events

6 p.m. Nov. 29 — Krum Christmas tree lighting in downtown Krum, in the lot next to Johnny Joe’s, 100 S. First St. Event includes caroling by first-graders from the Krum Early Education Center.

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30 — Denton Holiday Lighting Festival on the downtown Square, featuring the lighting of the community Christmas tree, music and dance performances, visits with Santa, vendors and more. Free admission; toy donations requested for the community toy drive. Visit

8 p.m. Nov. 30 — UNT Holiday Concert featuring the A Cappella Choir, University Singers, Concert Choir, Collegium Singers and faculty soloist Carol Wilson, in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees; free for UNT students. Call 940-369-7802 or visit

6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 — Winter Fest at Jake’s Place Park, 100 Naylor Road in Oak Point. Event includes tree lighting, visits with Santa, petting zoo, children’s activities, food and more. Free; donations accepted for the Little Elm Food Bank and Oak Point Helping Hand. Call 972-294-2312, ext. 100.

8 a.m. Dec. 1 — 12th annual Santa Krum Run, a 1-mile walk and 5K and 10K races benefiting Krum city parks, at the Krum Early Education Center, 1513 Sequoia Drive. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. Visit

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 — Denton High School Choir arts and craft show at the school, 1007 Fulton St. Event includes dozens of vendors, choir performances, kids’ zone, concession area and door prizes. Free. Call 940-369- 2000.

10 a.m. Dec. 1 — “A Shady Shores Christmas” at Shady Shores Town Hall, 101 S. Shady Shores Road, including tree lighting, games for kids, Santa and Mrs. Claus, treats, storytelling, caroling, hay rides and vendors. To enter the chili cook-off, see rules and entry form at

9 a.m. Dec. 1 — Krum’s North Pole Days Celebration including a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Krum Early Education Center, 1513 Sequoia Drive. Parade of Lights starts at 6 p.m. Parade ends at Krum Middle School, 805 E. McCart St., where Krum FFA will have a chili supper. Visit

6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 — Christmas on the Square in Pilot Point, including music, lights, tree and cookie decorating, a cake walk and a visit from Santa. Call 940-686-6488 or visit

4 p.m. Dec. 2 — “Celebrate Weihnachten,” a lecture and concert preview presented by the Denton Bach Society, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 703 N. Elm St. UNT professor Hendrik Schulze will discuss Bach and his Christmas Oratorio, which the society will perform on Dec. 9. Reception follows. Free; donations accepted. Visit

7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 — 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 To register a family or three or more for $12 per person, call 940-349-7275.

7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 — 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 emailing family pictures to or 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. Dec. 8 — Christmas Parade in downtown Sanger, including choir performances at 6 p.m., visits with Santa and lighting of the city Christmas tree. Parade starts on 10th Street at 6:30 p.m. For parade entry forms, visit E-mail or call 940-390-9041.

3 p.m. Dec. 9 — 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

7 p.m. Dec. 10 — 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.


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

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. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. To schedule viewings outside of these hours, call 940-387-4098.

Dec. 7-16 — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit


7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 — 3 Redneck Tenors’ “Christmas Spec-TacYule-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


Nov. 28-Dec. 2 — Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Reduced Shakespeare: The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) at McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St. in Fort Worth. Tickets start at $27.50. Call 1-877-212-4280 or visit

7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 — St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church present “Welcome All Wonders” at 8011 Douglas Ave. in Dallas. Free, but tickets are required. Visit