What’s Up For The Holidays 2021

What’s Up For The Holidays 2021

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, THEATRE, CONCERTS & BALLET

Enjoy a Western Wonderland at The Fort Worth Stockyards

The holiday festivities kickoff when Cowboy Santa makes his grand arrival to the Stockyards on Friday, November 26th! Guests can welcome him in his stagecoach following the 11:30 a.m. Cattle Drive. Activities to follow his entrance include photos by appointment, Cowboy poetry, story time with Mrs. Claus, holiday carolers and more. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus story time will continue through the holiday season – a full schedule can be found online.

The day concludes with the kickoff of the Stockyards’ holiday light spectacular with a festive tree lighting outside the Exchange Building and at Hotel Drover at 6:00 p.m. Guests can see the Stockyards, Mule Alley, and Hotel Drover adorned with Christmas lights as they welcome Santa and the district wide celebrations commence.

Through the holiday season, guests can journey through a district wide Western wonderland complete with dreamy lighting and decor. Stroll down East Exchange Avenue and Mule Alley, where every tree will be lit, light poles will be wrapped in garland and ribbon, and garland and lights can be found decorating Cowtown Coliseum, the Exchange Building, Stockyards Station, and even the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze. Enjoy quintessential Texas themed lights with two boot sculptures up the steps of the Exchange Building, a horseshoe outside of American Paint Horse Association, and a 6-foot large wreath outside Shake Shack on Mule Alley. Guests can enjoy festive shopping down Mule Alley and end their evening at Hotel Drover for seasonal spirits, hot chocolate and coffee around the backyard fire pits.

Also, save the date for Christmas in the Stockyards on Saturday, December 4 from 12-4 p.m. Join The Stockyards as they celebrate the 20th Annual Christmas in the Stockyards featuring Sounds of the Season, Strolling Holiday Entertainment, Festive Activities, Photos with Cowboy Santa, Mrs. Claus Story Time, and a spectacular Christmas parade at 4pm!

https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/cowboy-santas-arrival-parade-2/

A Phunk Dr’s Christmas

Jubilee Theatre / December 10th-12th

Written and Directed by Wambui Richardson, A Phunk Dr’s Christmas is a concert of music, comedy, and more celebrating the holiday season and featuring Fort Worth’s Phunk Dr’s as well as some of Jubilee Theatre’s long time performers.

Don’t miss it! Grab tickets at http://www.jubileetheatre.org !

FWSO presents “Home for the Holidays”

Bass Performance Hall / November 26th – 28th  

Don’t miss one of Fort Worth’s favorite holiday traditions when the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and special guest artists bring you “Home for the Holidays,” with a spectacular program of Christmas carols and seasonal tunes. Wave to Santa as the orchestra conjures a white Christmas courtesy of a magical snowfall.The perfect gift for the whole family.

https://fwsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/subscriptions-and-series-info/pops-series/home-for-the-holidays

TBT Presents the Nutcracker & The NuttyNutcracker

Bass Performance Hall / December 10th – 26th                                                                                                   

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will keep the holiday spirit and a great holiday tradition in Fort Worth alive as they present The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall thru December 26th                                                       

https://texasballettheater.org/performance/nutcracker-2021/

 

Holiday in the Garden

Fort Worth Botanic Garden / December 11th, 10am – 4pm                                                                 

We are excited to announce Holiday in the Garden! Bring your holiday cheer to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Celebrate the season at this annual event by shopping the wares of artisan vendors, enjoying tasty treats from gourmet food trucks, relaxing to live music from local bands and singing along to holiday carols with the Fort Worth Opera. There will also be a visit from Santa himself!

https://brit.org/events/holiday-in-the-garden/

 

Stage West Theatre presents Scrooge in Rouge

December 2nd – 24th

The Royal Music Hall Variety Players’ production of A Christmas Carol is in a pickle after twenty members of the company suddenly fall ill. This leaves the three remaining members to plow on (so to speak) through a musical performance of the Dickens classic. Expect missed cues, unfamiliar characters, and costume mishaps aplenty. With cheeky puns and bawdy songs, this quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Christmas tale is a hilarious holiday treat!

https://stagewest.org/season/scrooge-rouge

 

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis’ Holiday Shindig

David McDavid Studio / December 1st, 7:30pm

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis return to McDavid Studio to celebrate the holidays, like only they can. Each renowned for crafting some of the most enduring music on the vast country and Americana landscape, the Texas twosome will perform sawdusty favorites from their recent duet record, Beautiful Lie, songs from their own extensive solo catalogs and, of course, holiday favorites, old and new. Spend the holidays with Texas’ finest country couple.

https://www.basshall.com/tickets–events/2021-2022-pafw-season/21-22-bnsf-popular-entertainment/bruce-and-kelly-holiday-2021/

 

ROBERT EARL KEEN’S The Road to Christmas

Bass Performance Hall / December 30th, 7:30pm

One of Fort Worth’s favorite holiday traditions is back! Robert Earl Keen returns for his Eve of New Year’s Eve concert at Bass Hall this holiday season, with special guest opener, singer-songwriter Brent Cobb . Ring in the new year with an evening of Americana hits and holiday tunes featuring REK’s famous Bluegrass flare.

https://www.basshall.com/tickets–events/2021-2022-pafw-season/21-22-bnsf-popular-entertainment/robert-earl-keen/

 

The Gatlin Brothers and Crystal Gayle – Holiday and Hits

Bass Performance Hall / December 13th, 7:30pm

Country music legends The Gatlin Brothers and Crystal Gayle grace the Bass Hall stage for the very first time in this brand-new holiday special. These musical acts have wowed audiences across the country and the globe, but never have they appeared together, until now. Don’t miss an evening featuring a catalog of hits and holiday favorites.

https://www.basshall.com/tickets–events/2021-2022-pafw-season/21-22-bnsf-popular-entertainment/The-Gatlin-Brothers-and-Crystal-Gayle-Holiday-Hits/

 

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets

Will Rogers Auditorium / December 3rd – 5th

Join Ballet Frontier for the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season!

Ballet Frontier has been captivating audiences with our production of The Nutcracker for the last 12 years.  With its cast comprised of professional dancers, talented young students, dazzling costumes, and world-class choreography, the stage is set for an unforgettable holiday experience for all ages!  Check website for Waco and Granbury performances.

https://www.balletfrontier.org/the-nutcracker

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Casa Manana / November 20th – December 23rd

This holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation. Filled with holiday hits like “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “The Island of Misfit Toys,” “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year,” and everyone’s favorite, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. This show is suitable for all audiences.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer/

 

Nashville Christmas at The Reid Cabaret

Casa Manana / November 30th – December 18th

This Christmas, the Reid Cabaret Theatre is headed to the country capital of the world! Don, your boots, kick back and get into the holiday spirit with Christmas tales and songs in the styles of your favorite country superstars like Garth Brooks, Dan + Shay, Faith Hill and more! This show is suitable for most audiences.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/nashville-christmas/

 

GM Financial Parade of Lights

Downtown Fort Worth / Sunday, November 21st, 6pm

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, join us for a renewed, live and in-person, GM Financial Parade of Lights! It’s a day filled with exciting things to do throughout Downtown, from taking care of your holiday shopping to dining out in some of the finest restaurants in Fort Worth, all while enjoying the holiday spirit of the country’s top holiday parade.

The GM Financial Parade of Lights begins at 6:00 PM at the intersection of Weatherford and Throckmorton Streets. The parade proceeds east along Weatherford Street, turns south on Commerce and goes all the way to 9th Street. At 9th Street the parade turns west, proceeds past the Convention Center to Houston St., and then turns north on Houston Street to 2nd St.  The final turns for the parade are west on 2nd St. to Throckmorton Street, and south to 3rd St. where the parade will end. For complete route information and a full map click here.

https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/

 

Kimbell Art Museum 2021 Holiday Gift Guide & Holiday Sale

Cultural District

To ring in the holiday season, the Kimbell Art Museum invites shoppers to browse unique gifts, take advantage of seasonal savings and enjoy holiday treats.

The Kimbell’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide showcases festive favorites perfect for stuffing into stockings or placing under the tree. Featuring hand-crafted serveware, inspiring publications and imaginative games from the Museum Shops in the Louis I. Kahn Building and Renzo Piano Pavilion, shoppers can discover gifts for everyone on their list, from families to art aficionados.

All products are of limited quantity and available for in-store purchase at the Camp Bowie locations only. Patrons can contact the Museum Shop at 817-332-8451, ext. 744, with any questions.

https://kimbellart.org/

 

Panther Island Ice

Coyote Drive In / November 19, 2021 – January 17, 2022

This is one of the unique holiday traditions Fort Worth offers each year.  Panther Island Ice Returns Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s outdoor skating rink offers public skating starting on November 19, 2021. The ice rink will operate seven days a week through January 17, 2022, including all holidays. The rink is real ice located mostly under a large pavilion. Patrons can take advantage of the ample free parking, along with the drive-in’s other amenities such as covered seating, gas heaters, restrooms, and a full menu including beer and wine options. It’s a great family outing.  Go early and go often!

https://pantherislandice.com/

 

Radiance Christmas                                              

Weatherford-Decatur-Frisco-Waxahachie / Through January 3, 2021

Texas’ #1 Light Spectacular Radiance! is back, BIGGER and BETTER, featuring less wait time, new scenes and more lights! Better still, one ticket gives you access to both Radiance! AND our all-new family holiday attraction, Frozen in Frisco!

At Frozen in Frisco, you’ll experience an outdoor Winter Carnival full of thrills, fun and magical memory-making moments unlike anything in North Texas!

  • Soar down 2- story Ice Tubing Hills,
  • Ice skate under the stars,
  • Throw snowballs made of REAL snow at Santa’s Snowball Toss,
  • Ride the giant 108ft Ferris Wheel and Christmas Carousel,
  • Spin out on Bumper Cars on Ice,
  • Meet Santa Claus and the Gingerbread Man,
  • Visit Mistletoe Holiday Market, and much more!

https://www.radiancechristmas.com/

 

The Michael Hix Christmas Party

Downtown Cowtown at The Isis Theatre / Friday, November 26th 7:30pm

You can’t help but be drawn in by the magnetic charm and wit of Michael Hix. His vocal abilities range from baritone to a high soprano. Vocally, there isn’t much Michael can’t do. However, what’s really impressive about him is his ability to capture an audience and hold their attention for hours. There is no better entertainer, that’s why he’s been dubbed “The Worlds Greatest Entertainer.” If you haven’t seen him in action, you are missing out. He will lift your spirits, make you laugh, cry with joy, and leave you feeling satisfied and excited. There are new and exciting things around the corner for Michael. You will have to follow him here, or on social media to see what all he’s up to! We hope to see you soon and thank you for your support. God Bless. “If talent is a predictor, Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake might should watch out.” – Arlington Today Magazine.

https://www.downtowncowtown.com/events

 

A Twitty and Lynn Christmas

Downtown Cowtown at The Isis Theatre / Saturday, November 27th 7:30pm

The grandchildren of famed duo Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, the two have taken to the road to honor their grandparents in an intimate evening of music and storytelling.   Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty have seen great success with their Tribute to Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty; going into their second year together, the duo already has at least two dozen tour dates set throughout much of North America and Canada.

https://www.downtowncowtown.com/events

 

Jaston Williams Blood & Holly

Downtown Cowtown at The Isis Theatre / December 10th & 11th 7:30pm

In his one-man show, Blood & Holly, Jaston Williams remembers Christmas in childhood as a warped hybrid of Toyland and Franco’s Spain. Meet the elderly sisters without any eyebrows, the house cat driven crazy by Christmas decorations, and a gift list that includes rubber knives, moist towelettes, and teeth. Known nationally as the co-author and co-star of the award-winning plays in the Greater Tuna cycle, Jaston Williams will leave you in stitches.

https://www.downtowncowtown.com/events

 

ARLINGTON

Arlington Holiday of Lights Parade

December 11th, 6:00pm

Bring your friends and family to the Downtown/University District to enjoy the Annual Holiday Lights Parade. Thousands of people will gather for the pageantry which is followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and take a picture with Santa before the parade at the Library at 100 S Center Street or after the tree lighting on the City Hall steps at 101 W Abram Street.

https://holidaylightsparade.com/

 

Elf on a Shelf

Choctaw Stadium (formerly Globe Life Field) / November 18th – January 2nd  

With Christmas Spirit running low, Santa’s sleigh’s compass goes haywire, and Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and the Scout Elves need human help! Where’s the Lone Star State’s best place for finding cheer? Choctaw Stadium’s dazzling star-filled concourse, of course!

Join Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and the Scout Elves on a quest to collect the ingredients for Christmas Spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a journey through twinkling wonderlands to set Santa and Christmas back on course!

https://elfontheshelfjourney.com/dallas/

 

Arlington Music Hall

Christmas Concerts for 2021 / December 4th – 18th  

December 4th : Wynonna Christmas

December 8th :  Christmas with the Beatles

December 9th :  Texas Tenors Deep in Heart of Christmas

December 17th :  Chad Prather & Friend Christmas

December 18th :  Al Joslin Christmas

https://arlingtonmusichall.net/events/

 

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Texas

November 19th  – January 2nd

Holiday in the Park is back! ‘Tis the season for glittering lights, delicious snacks, and a festive spin on your favorite rides.

Gather around for the nightly tree lighting show you’ll never forget! Each night, millions of lights are illuminated at once by Santa in a magical moment. For the little elves in your family, head over to the Merry Marketplace to meet Santa Claus! After meeting Santa, venture into Casa Magnetica and celebrate Nochebuena in our unique tilted house attraction.

Try to catch a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer as you soar 400 feet in the air on Texas SkyScreamer or fly head over heels on BATMAN: The Ride. Make a New Year’s Resolution to experience more thrills on HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, a giant whirling wheel of adventure to kick 2022 off right! For the little ones looking for less thrills, take a merry ride on the Silver Star Christmas Carousel.

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/holiday-in-the-park

 

MANSFIELD

Hometown Holidays Merry Midway

Historic Downtown Mansfield / December 3rd & 4th

Prepare for holidays with two days of festivities, shows, shopping and old school carnival rides in Historic Downtown Mansfield. Hit the sled hill, take a ride on the ferris wheel, shop our local vendors, enjoy a concert, visit Santa Claus and be dazzled by our annual tree lighting and fireworks show!

https://www.mansfieldtexasarts.org/calendar/community-events/hometown-holidays

 

GRAPEVINE

Grapevine: The Christmas Capitol of Texas

It’s more merry in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! Grapevine is the perfect place to create wonderful Christmas memories with your family and friends. You’ll be amazed at 40 days of unique and traditional Christmas events, as you see Grapevine sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and much more! Be sure to make Grapevine, Texas your top Christmas destination.

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/

 

GRANBURY

The New Granbury Live Christmas Concerts 2021

The New Granbury Live / December 3rd – 18th

December 3rd :  Bryan White Christmas

December 4th :  Michael Hix Rock & Soul Christmas

December 11th :  William Lee Martin, The Nutcracker (comedy)

December 16th :  Jingles with Jet Blacq

https://thenewgranburylive.com/shows/

 

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, EVENTS, AND SANTA CLAUS SIGHTINGS

The Modern Lights

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth / November 1st – February 6th

The Modern trees are illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby experience a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. The museum galleries are open with free admission until 8 pm on Fridays.

 

Dinner with the Modern Lights

Cafe Modern / Fridays, seating from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Executive Chef Jett Mora welcomes you with warm hospitality, creative cuisine, and a seasonal menu rooted in Texas ingredients. Create your own holiday memories on Friday nights at Café Modern. Seating is available from 5 to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or online here.

https://www.themodern.org/modern-lights

 

Gift of Lights

Texas Motor Speedway / November 25th – December 18th

Fill up your car, truck, or SUV and drive through millions of lights at Texas Motor Speedway.

http://giftoflightstexas.com/

 

 Arlington Interlochen Lights

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arlington-Interlochen-Lights/1857729784438909

 

Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie

Thanksgiving Night through New Year’s Eve / Open Every Night at 6pm

Prairie Lights is the premier holiday light park in Texas located at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas. Prairie Lights 2021 will feature the return of Holiday Village, the magical walk-thru forest, carnival rides, photos with Santa, and more.

https://prairielights.org/

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Unwrap a classic Christmas in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®! Be amazed by a massive live Christmas tree on Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station, walk among millions of twinkling lights and enormous decorations, and enjoy seasonal events to create lifelong memories. The Gaylord Texan Resort invites you to journey into Buddy the Elf’s world to save Christmas while Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland has a 100 percent chance of snow with daily indoor snow showers and a holiday fun in their winter wonderland. Cozy up to hot mulled wines in Grapevine’s renowned winery tasting rooms. Grapevine’s chef-owned bistros and cafes will delight you with world-class tastes of Christmas dining and uniquely crafted holiday drinks. Watch classic Christmas movies on the big screen and see magical Christmas performances at the Palace Theatre. This Christmas, treat yourself to a classic Christmas in Grapevine. 

See What Christmas is All About at Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas: Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas brings the joy of Christmas to life! Marvel at dazzling light shows, towering Christmas trees, magical miniature train sets and thousands of shimmering ornaments. And all new this year is Mission: Save Christmas Featuring Elf, a Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. Join Buddy the Elf and save Christmas. Team up with Mr. Narwhal and friends in the candy cane forest, stay ahead of the toy quota in the North Pole, prepare for Santa’s arrival at the iconic department store, take part in an epic virtual snowball fight in Central Park and so much more. Also new this year is Merry & Light, a whimsical, walk-through an outdoor Christmas lights attraction featuring more than 400,000 lights, a 40-foot-tall Christmas tree with an animated light show, a North Pole display with real falling snow and more. Inside find a snow-tubing hill, indoor ice-skating rink, snow to build life-size snowmen and many more family friendly activities. ChristmasAtGaylordTexan.com, November 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022. 

It’s Snowing Inside at Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland: Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland at Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge. Enjoy daily indoor snow showers, Snowland Bingo, seasonally-themed crafts, holiday stories and songs as well as “Twas the Night Before Snowland” Yoga Tails and the evening Frost Fest Family Dance Party. Transport to a private oasis in a candy cane chalet within the Snowland Cabanas in the water park. Each Cabana features elaborate holiday-themed décor, inviting guests to cozy up on a lounge chair next to a glowing Christmas tree for a respite from the chilly winter weather inside the 84-degree water park. Each Cabana also includes a wreath-shaped tube to use on the Crooked Creek lazy river. For information and reservations, visit GreatWolf.com, November 19, 2021- January 3, 2022. 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GRAPEVINE 

Be Enchanted by the Beauty of Christmas on Main: Unwrap a classic Christmas on Main Street this season and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths, all set aglow with twinkling lights. Enjoy larger-than-life decorations galore up and down Historic Main Street. After a merry walk down Main Street, enjoy mulled wine at winery tasting rooms along the Urban Wine Trail and the flavors and aromas of Christmas at Grapevine’s more than 200 restaurants, bistros and cafes. 

Peace Plaza Christmas: Be dazzled by a massive Christmas tree with its hundreds of lights on Grapevine Main Station’s Peace Plaza. It’s sure to make the holidays more merry on Main Street. 

A Picture-Perfect Christmas: Enjoy a plethora of photo ops along Historic Main Street. Surround yourself with peppermints in Candy Cane Lane, strike a pose in Toy Land at the Gazebo or keep it classic with vintage sleighs and life-size Christmas cards. Larger-than-life gnomes, Santas, and a 40-foot community animated Singing Christmas Tree will be sure to bring giggles of delight. Step into a classic Christmas past with the Hometown Christmas exhibit inside Tower Gallery (636 Main St.). Captain Christmas and his fellow reindeer stand ready to pose with you. Stroll through vintage vignettes and more find picture perfect moments in this Christmas exhibit of small-town America. 

Kick Off Christmas at the Carol of Lights: Kick off the Christmas Capital of Texas as we illuminate Historic Downtown Grapevine when Mayor William D. Tate “flips the switch” at the 33rd Annual Carol of Lights show and street lighting on Monday, November 22. Celebrate the season with live performances, a spectacle of lights and breathtaking fireworks at City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Arrive early to enjoy family-friendly fun like seeing Santa and live reindeer, creating seasonal crafts and enjoying tasty bites, beginning at 4 p.m. Visit GoGrapevine.com/CarolofLights. Free event. 200 S. Main St. 

Find a World of Delights at the Parade of Lights: See more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands along Historic Main Street during the Parade of Lights on Thursday, December 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! The parade will travel from Hanover Drive, north down Historic Main Street to Northwest Highway. Claim your spot early on Main Street! Free event. 

Shop Local at the Christmas Market: Shop locally and regionally sourced produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets and more at this open-air European style market at the Town Square Gazebo. November 27 and 28; and December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Open from 2 – 9 p.m. Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas for more information. 325 S. Main St. 

Explore Grapevine’s Past in the Grapevine Christmas Village: Families will enjoy the most wonder-filled time of the year in the Grapevine Christmas Village. Walk through a winter wonderland in the Snowy Christmas Forest and take a selfie in the snow in Texas! Shop for North Pole Express merchandise, toy trains and more in the General Store. Holiday treats and cups of hot chocolate, coffee or apple cider will keep your spirits bright for more family-friendly fun. The Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure invites you to learn holiday-themed heritage skills. Enjoy making fun keepsakes with classic Christmas cookie cutter crafting and other craft activities. Enjoy a ride in the Lil’ Elves Tricycle Corral, hear Story Time with Santa and get a classic Christmas photo with Santa. 

  • Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure: In the Grapevine Christmas Village, all good little girls and boys can join Herman the Elf on a journey around the village with the Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure, presenting sponsor LeafFilter Gutter Protection. Capture the magic of Christmas and take home hand-made projects. Craft a Christmas bookmark inside the Historic Cotton Belt Depot. Create a piece of metal tinsel for your tree at the Tin Shop at the Bragg House. Decorate a wooden train ornament at the Cotton Belt Section Foreman House and stamp a brass luggage or gift tag at Millican’s Blacksmith Shop, sponsored by ULINE. Passports are $8 ($10 value), credit card only. Admission to the Grapevine Christmas Village is Free. GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas. November 26 – December 23. 705 S. Main St. 
  • Cookie Cutter Crafting: Get ready for holiday baking with Christmas cookie cutter crafting at the Tin Shop at the Bragg House. $60 for four people. 
  • Meet Main Street Santa: Take a memorable photo with Santa in the North Pole General Store, located in the Christmas Village – Founders Building, sponsored by Amazon. Photos are available during Grapevine Christmas Village operating hours, November 26 – December 24. Passengers who ride the North Pole Express receive a voucher for a free family photo with Santa. 701 S. Main St. Reservations accepted at MainStreetSanta.com. 
  • Story Time with Santa: Enjoy Story Time with Santa, sponsored by Amazon, December 2, 3, 9, and 16 at Noon and 1 p.m. and hear some of Santa’s favorite stories and songs. After story time, take a picture with Santa! Cost: $65. For more information and to make reservations, visit MainStreetSanta.com. 701 S. Main St. 
  • Grapevine Main Station Tower Tours: Enjoy the view of a classic Christmas on Main Street from 12 stories high on a Grapevine Observation Tower Tour. See the sights of Historic Downtown Grapevine and a 360-view of lights across the DFW metroplex. Tours will be offered on select evenings. 
  • North Pole Express, co-presenting sponsors Great Wolf Lodge and Trinity Metro TEXRail: Experience the magic of Christmas on board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express, co-presenting sponsors Great Wolf Lodge and Trinity Metro TEXRail. Put on your best Christmas pajamas and join Mrs. Claus on a holiday adventure as she takes her guests to pick up Santa and bring him to the Christmas Capital of Texas. Stroll through the snowy North Pole Forest before making your way to take a complimentary keepsake photo with Santa. November 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30; and December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Tickets: $35 for Touring Class, $40 for First Class. GVRR.com 707 S. Main St. 
  • After Christmas Trains: Not ready to end the holiday cheer? Enjoy a festive ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Boarding begins at 12:20 p.m. Trains depart Grapevine at 12:50 p.m. and return to Grapevine between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Tickets: $26 First Class, $22 Touring Class and $18 Economy Class. GVRR.com 707 S. Main St. 

NASH FARM 

Make Spirits Bright with A Nash Farm Christmas: Experience how Grapevine’s earliest settlers celebrated Christmas at Nash Farm. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 626 Ball St. 

  • Friday, December 3, decorate the farmhouse for Christmas while enjoying cookies and cider. 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 3 p.m. $5 per person. 
  • Saturday, December 4, enjoy a Victorian Christmas Tour of the barn and farmhouse, then enjoy cider and cookies by the campfire. $5 per person. Every 15 minutes from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 11, join the farmhands for a family-friendly celebration including ornament-making, listening to traditional music, refreshments and more at the Farmstead Christmas Celebration. $5 per person. 1 – 4 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 17 enjoy Nash Farm’s Christmas Parlor Sociable with coffee, tea and sweets along with parlor games. Ages 12+, $15 per person; advance tickets only at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
  • Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday participate in Victorian Card Printing, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 
  • Throughout the season, from November 27 – December 31, participate in Christmas Ornament Making and Cookie Baking at the Farm, daily events from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $3 per person per activity. 626 Ball St. Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Nash-Farm for tickets. 

HISTORIC PALACE THEATRE 

Memorable Christmas Performances and Classic Christmas Movies at the Palace Theatre: Enjoy live holiday-themed performances and entertainment, and see Christmas classics on the big screen at Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre, presenting sponsor Park Place Lexus, Jaguar and Land Rover Grapevine! For tickets, visit Palace-Theatre.com or by call 817.410.3100. 300 S. Main St. 

  • North Central Ballet presents “Nutcracker – Short and Sweet”: Enjoy colorful and energetic dancing to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, including “Spanish Dance,” “Arabian Dance,” and the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.” Tickets are $15, reserved seating. Sunday, November 28 at 3 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. 
  • William Lee Martin’s “The Return of the Nutcracker,” A Christmas Standup Spectacular: It’s adult humor without the adult language. The show is high energy and guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! 18 and over. Tickets start at $29. Friday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.                                                                                                   
  • “A Merry Little Christmas Show” with Ricki Derek: Ricki Derek and his swinging Ho, Ho, Ho Orchestra return to the historically-swanky Palace Theatre. Ricki croons your favorite Christmas tunes backed by his amazing orchestra and a few special guests. Tickets are $32. Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. 
  • Cinderella – A British Pantomime: Enjoy the boos, cheers, pantomime antics and sing-along fun at Peter Duncan’s “Cinderella.” This family friendly screening of The Grand Online Family Pantomime puts a twist on the classic and will put you in the Christmas spirit. Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy very British treats from the British Emporium’s booth in the lobby. Tickets are $6.50 per adult; $5 per senior/ child. Sunday, December 5 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Lancaster Theatre, 300 S. Main St. 
  • Elvis Christmas Special with Kraig Parker: Kraig Parker’s looks, moves, charisma and powerful voice are as close as it gets to seeing the King of Rock-n-Roll in person. He will be backed by his Royal Tribute Band and offer a mix of Christmas favorites, Elvis hits and other special surprises. VIP Tickets $42, Tickets $32 for adults, $15 for kids under 12. Sunday, December 5 at 4 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.                                                                                                                             
  • It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play: A Wishing Star Stage Company Production and the Palace Theatre present It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It is December 24, 1946 and a small group of actors have gathered in Studio A of WFTX Radio for a live broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances to bring It’s a Wonderful Life live. Tickets $25, reserved seating. Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. 
  • Will Hearn’s The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show with Blue Water Highway: This original by The Grand Ol’ Production Company and Will Hearn features Americana standout Blue Water Highway, the N-0-E-L Radio Orchestra and Gospel Singers, plus a cast of the best artists and entertainers in Texas. VIP Tickets $50, Tickets $32. Sunday, December 12 at 4 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. 
  • Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin the Christmas Tribute: Experience a captivating blend of swing, swagger and holiday fun with a rousing Christmas salute to the “kings of cool” – Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, produced by Tribute Masters. Tickets $36. Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. 
  • Christmas with the Petersens: Celebrate Christmas with The Petersens as they bring their original bluegrass sound to the Palace Theatre. The Petersens are an award-winning Americana roots family in their 10th season of shows in Branson, MO. Tickets $28. Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. 
  • Classic Christmas Movies: Watch beloved Classic Christmas movies this season at Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre. Tickets $6. Movies include Home Alone (1990), November 27 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and December 21 at 2 p.m.; It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), November 29 at 7 p.m., December 9 at 7 p.m., December 20 at 7 p.m. and December 22 at 7 p.m.; A Christmas Carol (1951), November 30 at 7 p.m.; White Christmas (1954), December 1 at 7 p.m., December 15 at 7 p.m., December 21 at 7 p.m., December 22 at 2 p.m. and December 23 at 7 p.m.; A Christmas Story (1983), December 6 at 7 p.m.; Scrooged (1988), December 7 at 7 p.m.; Miracle on 34th Street (1947), December 8 at 7 p.m.; Elf (2003), December 13 at 7 p.m.; National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), December 14 at 7 p.m.; Animated Double Feature: Charlie Brown Christmas & Frosty the Snowman, December 20 at 11 a.m., December 22 at 11 a.m. and December 23 at 11 a.m.; The Santa Clause (1994), December 20 at 2 p.m. and December 23 at 2p.m.; The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), December 21 at 11 a.m.; The Shop Around the Corner (1940), December 28 at 2 p.m.; The Holiday (2006), December 29 at 2 p.m.; Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) December 30 at 2 p.m. 

LANCASTER THEATRE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CARTOONS & CRAFTS: Visit the Lancaster most Tuesdays from November 30 – December 23 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to see classic Christmas cartoons such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” and many other cartoons, presenting sponsor Park Place Lexus, Jaguar and Land Rover Grapevine. Create Christmas crafts including Candy Can Elves, Snowman Stocking Ornaments, Ugly Sweater ties and more. Child tickets $6 and include movie, craft, a small popcorn and beverage. Adult tickets $3 and include movie and a beverage. 

MAIN STREET & AREA MERCHANTS 

Grapevine offers shopping options for every taste and budget with boutiques along Historic Main Street, the Texas-sized Grapevine Mills, the expansive Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Grapevine Towne Center. 

  • Everything’s bigger in Texas, especially Grapevine Mills! With expansive shopping and a variety of exciting holiday events, Grapevine Mills offers a holiday shopping paradise. The 1.8 million square feet of shopping euphoria includes popular spots such as Coach, Converse, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, American Eagle, Disney Store Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call and many more! Santa arrives on Thursday, November 18 and will be available until December 24! Sunday, December 5 visit Caring Santa for those with special needs. Please visit GraepvineMills.com for times and location. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. 
  • Celebrate a Bricktacular Holiday at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and See Scuba Diving Santa at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium: Don’t miss your chance to meet LEGO® Santa at LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Holiday Bricktacular. Dive into SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium and find out if you’ve been naughty or nice when Scuba Diving Santa returns. 
  • Treasures Abound in Historic Downtown Grapevine: Find a gift for everyone on your list at Historic Grapevine’s more than 80 locally-owned shops, boutiques, jewelry stores, winery tasting rooms, art galleries, home décor studios, collectible shops and more! Stores such as The British Emporium, Good Things For All Seasons, Palm Tree Boutique, Bermuda Gold & Silver, The Spice & Tea Exchange and many more will delight even the most seasoned shopper! 
  • British Emporium: Start your Black Friday shopping at the British Emporium. The shelves are stocked with all of your favorite Christmas foods, stocking stuffers and gifts for everyone on your list. The store will open early at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 26. The first 100 customers to spend $10 or more will receive a free goodie bag full of British treats – one per family. 
  • Find a Decorator’s Delight at Holiday Décor 4 Us Boutique: Find all of your holiday decorating needs at Holiday Décor 4 Us Boutique. Tucked at the corner of Main Street and Northwest Highway, the boutique home décor store offers a holiday shopper’s decorating delight. Find everything from ornaments and figurines to table decorations and outdoor holiday ornamentation. 129 S. Main St. 
  • Enjoy Chocolate treats at Chocolate Moonshine and Dr. Sue’s Hot Chocolate Happy Hour: Chocolate and Christmas go hand-in-hand, so be sure to savor the chocolatey Christmas flavors on Main Street. Chocolate Moonshine offers hot cocoa bombs and their signature Texas-shaped truffles (520 S. Main St. Ste. 207). Warm up at Dr. Sue’s Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bar and Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. daily with a cup of hand-crafted hot chocolate. The Hot Chocolate Barista serves top quality European cocoa in flavors such as Peppermint, Mexican Spice and Old-Fashioned hot chocolate with customizable toppings, like marshmallows, fresh whipped cream and spices. This year buy a packet of Dr. Sue’s signature hot chocolate mix to make your own cup at home. Pricing starts at $4.50 per person. November 26 – December 23. 417 S. Main St. 
  • IPAT Museum (International Porcelain Artists & Teachers) Hosts Holidaze on Franklin Street: IPAT will be holding an open house for their newly remodeled museum (204 E. Franklin St.). This free event will include educational demonstrations and opportunities to learn about painting on porcelain and the relevance of porcelain throughout history. Children will receive free porcelain bead necklaces or lanyards. Thursday, December 2 – Saturday, December 4. 
  • House of Shine: Stop by House of Shine to send a letter to Santa in their Santa Mailbox December 1 through December 20. Enjoy holiday-themed crafts on November 23, December 7 and 21 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. 334 S. Barton St. 
  • Melt Glass On an Open Fire at Vetro Glassblowing Studio: Experience hands-on holiday fun inside Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Bring the entire family and learn how to make an ornament from hot, molten glass in an Ornament Help Create class, ages 12+. November 6 – December 31. Pricing is $60 plus a $4.95 fee, taxes not included. For more information, call 817.251.1668 or visit VetroArtGlass.com. 701 S. Main St., Ste. 103. 
  • A Holly, Jolly Warhammer Citadel Christmas: Join the Warhammer Citadel team for fun holiday-themed building, painting and gaming activities at the Warhammer Citadel. Visit the Warhammer Citadel Store & Café and ask the team about gaming and create the ultimate gift list. While you’re there, enjoy a hot cup of cider, coffee or tea. November 23 – January 1, 2022. 616 S. Main St. 
  • Willhoite’s 21st Annual Silent Auction & Toy Drive for Grapevine Santa Cops: Bring toys and participate in a fundraising raffle and silent auction at Willhoite’s on Wednesday, December 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. This fundraiser helps bring gifts to area children who may not otherwise have Christmas. Willhoite’s will be collecting toys for Santa Cops all of December. 
  • Holiday Fun at the Grapevine Library: Visit the Grapevine Library (1201 Municipal Way) for holiday fun all season long. December 4 and 5 shop at their 17th Annual Friends of the Library Artisans’ Market where you will find hand crafted goods like pottery, textiles, art and more. Learn to make KitKat Sleighs at their Happy Chocolate-y Holidays event on Saturday December 11 at 2 p.m. Sing along at the Family Concert & Singalong Show on Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. Make your own Christmas cards on Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m. 
  • Shopping traditionalists will love Grapevine Towne Center, home to brands such as Target, Ross Dress for Less, Haltom’s Jewelers and more. 

GRAPEVINE AREA EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS 

Twinkle Light Boat Parade on Lake Grapevine: Enjoy a floating festival of lights with the Twinkle Light Boat Parade on Lake Grapevine. This lighted boat parade, filled with boats decorated for the holidays, starts at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina, Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake, as it circles the lake. The parade is visible from Oak Grove Park (2520 Oak Grove Loop South). December 4, begins t 5:30 p.m. Free event. 

Texas Star Dinner Theater Presents A Cold-Hearted Christmas: ‘Tis just before Christmas and all about town, E.B. Neazer Enterprises is stirring and shutting everyone down. It appears E.B. Neazer is planning on closing the orphanage, buying out the bordello, firing his only employee, and giving our hero, Marshal Jim Courtright, a headache. It seems Courtright will never get his Christmas stocking hung by the chimney with care unless you join the posse and help find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Tickets $59.95 (not including tax and gratuity). Shows are every Friday and Saturday night in November and every Thursday – Sunday night in December. For tickets, visit TexasStarDinnerTheater.com. 816 S. Main St. 

OhLook Performing Arts Center Showcases Elf: The Musical: See Elf and his journey to save Christmas in a merry musical performance at the OhLook Performing Arts Center. Shows on Friday, December 10 – Sunday, December 12 and Friday, December 17 – Sunday, December 19. Visit https://www.ohlookonline.com/ for tickets and times. Located at The Vine, 225 W. Worth St., entrance at the back. 

Runway Theatre – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!): It’s no ordinary Christmas play when three actors toss a dusty retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic in favor of a madcap tour through beloved holiday stories with a pit stop for seasonal icons and a global look at holiday traditions. You won’t want to miss the vaudevillian romp that includes Santa, Rudolph, and even the Grinch. Join us for a zany celebration of the season! Friday, November 26 – Sunday, December 12. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Visit RunwayTheatre.com 215 N. Dooley St. 

See the Nutcracker in the Park: Take a magical journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets to visit the Sugarplum Fairy. North Central Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, now in its 27th season, will be presented in Meadowmere Park. December 3 December 5, 6-9 p.m. Tickets $22 plus tax and fees. $6 per car (must pre-pay). Visit https://thenutcracker.ticketspice.com/nutcracker-in-the-park-2021 for tickets. 3000 Meadowmere Ln. 

Elves on the Run 5k: Don your favorite elf costume or Christmas gear and head out for the 5th Annual Elves on the Run, 5K/ Kids Run, presented by Brinker. This family-friendly event takes place on December 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Oak Grove Park – Trawick Pavilion (2700 Darren G. Medlin Trail). Meet Santa at the finish line! Visit vendors, keep warm with beverages and snacks and more! Dogs on leashes are welcome. Visit https://ElvesontheRun5k.com/ for more information. 

HOLIDAY HOTEL PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE. With so many events in the Christmas Capital of Texas, you’ll want to spend the night to experience it all! For additional information, please contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817.410.3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas. 

GRAPEVINE, CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS®

It’s merrier in Grapevine! Grapevine offers 40 days of Christmas with more than 1,400 events and activities. Grapevine was officially declared the Christmas Capital of Texas by the State of Texas Senate with Proclamation No. 556 in 2009, signed by Senator Jane Nelson. City staff, along with volunteer citizens and members of the Chamber of Commerce generously provided their time to help install millions of lights and Christmas decorations throughout the city. 

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THE MODERN LIGHTS

November 1-February 6

The Modern trees are illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby experience a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. The museum galleries are open with free admission until 8 pm on Fridays.

 

CAFÉ  MODERN

Dinner with the Modern Lights

Fridays, seating from 5 to 8:30 pm

Executive Chef Jett Mora welcomes you with warm hospitality, creative cuisine, and a seasonal menu rooted in Texas ingredients. Create your own holiday memories on Friday nights at Café Modern. Seating is available from 5 to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or online here.

 

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE MODERN

November 5, December 3, and January 7

The first Friday of each month, the Modern and Café Modern team up to bring you live music from the First Friday House Band, and drink specials and tasty light bites in the museum’s Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Invite friends to enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the Modern in the evening. A complimentary docent-led, 20-minute tour is available at 6:30 pm. Café Modern and Executive Chef Jett Mora serve a light dining menu in the lobby ($9-$15). Specialty drinks along with beer and wine are available at the cash bar, with happy hour selections.

 

IN THE GALLERIES

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora

Through January 16

 

Milton Avery

November 7-January 30

 

FOCUS: Frances Stark

November 14-January 16

 

FOCUS: Jill Magid

January 21-March 20

 

 

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

www.themodern.org

 

MUSEUM GALLERY HOURS

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES (includes special exhibition)

$16: General (age 18 and above)

$12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel and First Responders with ID

$10: Students with ID

Free: Under 18 years old

The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.

 

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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Stage West Presents “War Words”

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STAGE WEST TO PRESENT UNIQUE AND TIMELY “WAR WORDS”

 

This Veterans’ Day, Stage West, along with the Atlantic Council, is proud to present an abbreviated reading of the Pulitzer-nominated play War Words by Michelle Kholos Brooks, as part of a nationwide event which celebrates, honors, and recognizes the men and women of our military. The play is a work of docu-theatre, which chronicles the funny, strange, heroic, and heartbreaking stories of military service people who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, based on interviews with veterans of those wars and their families.  Commending the play, the Council’s board director General (Ret.) David Petraeus says, “Few movies or plays have ever captured for me as powerfully as War Words . . . the experiences of American veterans, especially those who have served in uniform since 9/11.”.

The event is organized by the Atlantic Council, a think-tank affiliated with the Department of Defense, which works to better bridge the gap between those who serve our nation and the general public. In light of recent events from that part of the world, this Veterans’ Day event feels all the more timely, necessary, and special.  War Words is compelling entertainment, which also serves the civic purpose of drawing the audience into a closer relationship with the men and women who serve in the military.

While most Veterans’ Day events are geared towards veterans (who are certainly welcome and encouraged to attend), this event is also geared towards the general public who might not have any relationship with the military.

We at Stage West are thrilled to be one of just six theaters around the nation chosen to present this wonderful event, and to help to bring more awareness to the lives and stories of our military service people.

 

Stage West’s presentation will be directed by Gregg Wiggans, and will feature Sasha Maya Ada, Jakie Cabe, Conor Clark, Allen Dean, Sam Henderson, Sean Massey, Blake McNamara, Dana Schultes, and Morgana Wilborn.  Catie Choate will serve as Moderator, Stage Manager will be Hailey Green, with Lighting and Technical Design by Bryan Stevenson.

 

Performances are November 10 and November 11 at 6:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm, with the Lobby Café’s bar available for pre-show drinks and appetizers. The evening includes an exclusive message via video from General Petraeus. Tickets are just $10 for general public and $5 for Stage West season ticket holders.

Parental discretion is advised (PG-13). This 90-minute event is sponsored by Elbit Systems of America, Bell Textron, and Textron Systems.  Further information can be found at https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/programs/scowcroft-center-for-strategy-and-security/forward-defense/war-words-across-america/

 

Playwright Statement for War Words
By Michelle Kholos Brooks:

 “A few years ago, I considered myself a progressive, open, unbiased person. I didn’t believe in having preconceived notions about individuals based on, for instance, gender, or ethnicity or religion. I didn’t see any of those things. 

But you can bet your boots I saw military.

I believed all the clichés I’d heard about people who serve—they join up because they don’t have other choices; they can’t afford college; people in the military like the adrenalin of the fight, right?

 Then I started this project and my view completely changed. War Words is based on interviews I did with real people who have served during our twenty year “Long War” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Once I began hearing their personal stories, I started to care. 

 I understand a little more about the military now, and I can even follow some (some!) of the acronyms. But I don’t think the information I’ve gathered really matters. What’s important is that I now feel something for the people who I once viewed as “other.” And In feeling something for them, I have started to become more invested in the national policies that send these people away from their families and ask them to do things I would never volunteer to do. I don’t have to agree with these policies to care about the people who are charged with the extraordinary task of carrying them out. A very small fraction of our citizenry bears an enormous burden for the rest of us. It is now clear to me that a little understanding is the very least I can offer to help lighten the load.”

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TBT Revives The Nutcracker for Holiday Season

 

After a 19-month hiatus, Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will return to its resident venues to present The Nutcracker at Winspear Opera House on the AT&T Performing Arts Center Campus November 26-December 5 and at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth December 10-26.

Choreographed by TBT Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., the family-friendly ballet features a classic story, festive choreography, and elaborate sets to put patrons in the holiday spirit. The show includes special effects that enhance Clara’s dreamland such as snow, clouds and flying dancers.

The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for so many families in North Texas,” Executive Director Vanessa Logan said. “We are ecstatic to bring it back to the stage in 2021 and cannot wait to celebrate with our community in person again.” 

The Nutcracker will be TBT’s first full-scale production since the emergence of COVID-19 in March 2020. The nonprofit ballet company canceled The Nutcracker performances last year and offered a filmed version for patrons to view at home. Dancers and staff alike anticipate the return of this annual tradition.

“As we prepare for The Nutcracker, I am filled with so many feelings,” Company Dancer Carolyn Judson said. “I know I’ll be battling nerves that have been lying dormant for a while once performances begin, but I am looking forward to performing with new excitement, new love and new gratitude this season.”

Tickets start at $25. Patrons can purchase tickets online at texasballettheater.org or call the Box Office Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at 877-828-9200 option 1. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Bass Performance Hall and Texas Ballet Theater all require patrons to wear masks.

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The Modern Lights at The Modern Art Museum

THE MODERN LIGHTS November 1-February 6 The Modern trees are illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby experience a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. The museum...

Stage West Presents “War Words”

STAGE WEST TO PRESENT UNIQUE AND TIMELY “WAR WORDS”   This Veterans’ Day, Stage West, along with the Atlantic Council, is proud to present an abbreviated reading of the Pulitzer-nominated play War Words by Michelle Kholos Brooks, as part of a nationwide event...

Treat Street at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

Treat Street at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

Celebrate Halloween on Treat Street at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards!

Get in the Halloween spirit and bring the family out to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards! They will be hosting a spooktacular event, Treat Street, on Saturday, October 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is entirely free, and be sure to check out the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze for half-priced admission for kids under 12 in costume & $1 off parent accompanying child.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
  • Legends of Texas Spooktacular Show Ι 2PM & 5PM | Livestock Exchange Lawn
  • Hay Rides | 2PM to 5PM | Pick up at RFD TV Store
  • Face Painting | 2PM – 5PM | Stockyards Station
  • Costume Contests | 2PM – 5PM | Livestock Exchange Lawn
  • Trick-or-Treating | 2PM – 5PM | Stockyards Station & Mule Alley
  • Kids 12 years & under in costume. Participating retailers only.

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What’s Up For The Holidays 2021

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40 Days of Christmas!

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Veteran’s Day in the Fort

   VETERAN’S DAY 2021 Thursday, November 11th Tarrant County Veteran’s Memorial Motorcade Downtown Fort Worth 11am Bells will toll in communities across the country – in places of worship, schools, town halls, and cemeteries – to mark Veterans Day. Locally, bells will...

Hawkeye in the Morning Receives Long Term Deal

CUMULUS MEDIA Signs New Deal With Mark “Hawkeye” Louis, Longtime DFW Morning Personality on New Country 96.3/KSCS-FM   DALLAS, TX, – CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has signed a new long-term agreement with Country Radio Hall of Famer Mark “Hawkeye” Louis,...

The Modern Lights at The Modern Art Museum

THE MODERN LIGHTS November 1-February 6 The Modern trees are illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby experience a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. The museum...

Stage West Presents “War Words”

STAGE WEST TO PRESENT UNIQUE AND TIMELY “WAR WORDS”   This Veterans’ Day, Stage West, along with the Atlantic Council, is proud to present an abbreviated reading of the Pulitzer-nominated play War Words by Michelle Kholos Brooks, as part of a nationwide event...