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Holiday events

TODAY

Today — Denton County Toys for Tots toy drive at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Unwrapped toy donations will be collected at various locations at the mall. To volunteer or make a donation, contact Norma Cabañas at 214-916-8528 or at norma.cabanas.civ@mail.mil, or visit http://aubrey-tx.toysfortots.org.

8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Argyle United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents The Jesus Gift at the church, 9033 Fort Worth Drive.

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for ages 62 and older, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

2:30 p.m. — The Festival Ballet of North Central 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 $11-$36. Visit www.festivalballet.net or call 940-891-0830.

3 p.m. — Denton Benefit League’s “Tea & Trumpets,” a holiday tea for the family, at TWU’s Hubbard Hall. Enjoy tea, sandwiches, scones, petits fours and more. Tickets cost $35 each, or $75 for patron tickets. Reservation deadline has passed. Call 214-931-3014.

6:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School presents “A Kid’s Christmas” at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Visit with Santa and his elves, see a performance of The Littlest Angel, and take part in a Christmas sing-along. Remaining tickets, if available, will cost $10 at the door. Visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

7 p.m. — First Christian Church Sanctuary Choir, soloists and Chamber Orchestra present Handel’s Messiah at the church, 1203 N. Fulton St. Reception follows. Free. Visit www.fccdenton.org.

 

MONDAY

6:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School presents “A Kid’s Christmas” at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Visit with Santa and his elves, see a performance of The Littlest Angel, and take part in a Christmas sing-along. Remaining tickets, if available, will cost $10 at the door. Call 940-382-1915 or 940-382-7014, or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

7 p.m. — Brazz Christmas show at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. No cover charge. Call 940-484-2888 or visit www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com.

 

TUESDAY

6:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School presents “A Kid’s Christmas” at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Visit with Santa and his elves, see a performance of The Littlest Angel, and take part in a Christmas sing-along. Remaining tickets, if available, will cost $10 at the door. Call 940-382-1915 or 940-382-7014, or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

7 to 8 p.m. — Gingerbread Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Best for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

7 p.m. — Family Friendly Productions presents Sam Shade and the Case of the True Meaning of Christmas, an original musical comedy, at the Pilot Point Community Opera House, 110 S. Washington St. in Pilot Point. Tickets cost $5 each, $3 for ages 6 and younger, or $20 family rate. Visit http://familyfriendlyproductions.com.

 

WEDNESDAY

11 a.m. — Santa Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs and puppets with Santa. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa at the end of the program. Best for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

Noon to 1 p.m. — 12th annual Holiday Singalong in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Presented by Bing Burton, Leslie Willingham and David Mollen. Free.

 

ONGOING

Through Dec. 31 — “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.