Music, Memory and More with the Fort Worth Opera

Music, Memory and More with the Fort Worth Opera

This innovative new program is funded in part by a generous grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, in partnership with Dementia Friendly Fort Worth and the United Way Area Agency on Aging in Texas.

Fort Worth Opera (FWO) announced today the launch of Music, Memory, and More, a seven-week series (March 30, April 8, 22, May 13, 27, and June 10, 15 at 10:30 am CST). This series features guest artists from Fort Worth Opera, along with the company’s talented Lesley Resident Artists. Each hour-long event begins with a mini-concert. During the first event on Tuesday, March 30, this therapeutic program will consist of two 20-minute segments. The first half of every session will feature musical performances followed by an interactive activity. Each activity is specifically designed to engage individuals living with dementia in the DFW area. In addition to the March 30 event, the series will be offered twice monthly through April, May, and June. Supported in part by a special grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts, this inspiring new series is an extension of Fort Worth Opera’s special community programming and marks the inaugural collaboration between FWO, Dementia Friendly Fort Worth, and the United Way Area Agency on Aging in Texas.

The connection between music and memory has been the ongoing subject of international research for many decades. A recent clinical study published in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease found that musical stimuli delayed cognitive decline and showed improvement in brain network synchronization within individuals suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s.¹ Musical aptitude and appreciation are two of the final remaining cognitive abilities in the minds of dementia patients, and musical memory appears to endure long after the mind has begun to deteriorate. With more than 100 types of incurable dementia in existence, Fort Worth Opera hopes this series will provide another impactful way to move beyond the stigma of the disease, share our passion for music, and connect with members of our community.

Music, Memory, and More will feature FWO Manager of Education and Community Engagement, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, and a guest presenter who will guide participants through fun and engaging activities, including music, movement, music therapy, call and response interaction, and socialization. Having a routine is beneficial for individuals living with dementia, so FWO has chosen to offer this program twice a month through June of this year. Within these recorded sessions, there will be opportunities to discuss the art form of opera, learn more about the six historical periods of classical music and the different voice types. There will also be many moments throughout this series where participants can sing along. For those who cannot join us, each recording will be available to watch online through Worth Opera and Dementia Friendly Fort Worth’s YouTube channels for thirty days following each session.

To attend, please contact Gail Snider at gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org and 817-994-3803.

https://www.fwopera.org | https://dffw.org

 

This project is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and United Way.

¹ INCREASED FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY AFTER LISTENING TO FAVORED MUSIC IN ADULTS WITH ALZHEIMER DEMENTIA
J.B. King, K.G. Jones, E. Goldberg, M. Rollins, K. MacNamee, C. Moffit, S.R. Naidu, M.A. Ferguson, E. Garcia-Leavitt, J. Amaro, K.R. Breitenbach, J.M. Watson, R.K. Gurgel, J.S. Anderson, N.L. Foster.
J Prev Alz Dis 2019;6(1):56-62

About Fort Worth Opera: Founded in 1946, Fort Worth Opera is poised to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021. For the last fifteen years, FWO has become one of the leading American companies dedicated to nurturing and performing new opera, in addition to producing traditional repertoire with rising American stars. Our acclaimed Frontiersprogram was held online this fall with our first digital Libretto Workshop. The company’s Children’s Opera Theatre typically reaches about 60,000 students across North Texas each season with live, interactive performances.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FWO has created online educational curriculum for local music students to supplement their in-school studies, and COT can also now serve entire families and communities beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Fort Worth Opera is committed to celebrating all North Texans, and through our ongoing Noches de Ópera program, the company offers exciting community-driven events and powerful operas that represent the diverse cultures of all of the Americas.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY FORT WORTH: Dementia Friendly Fort Worth collaborates with community partners to advocate for systems change and provide education, resources, and services that will enhance the lives of those with dementia and their care partners. The organization offers innovative social opportunities, activities, and educational opportunities for persons living with dementia, to increase awareness and understanding.

Fort Worth Opera is sponsored in part by awards from The Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, The City of Fort Worth, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Virginia Hobbs Charitable Trust, Simmons Bank, Trustee, Visit Fort Worth, and OPERA America. Additional Fort Worth Opera sponsors include: Tarrant Country Pearls Chapter of The Society, Inc., Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, Texas Christian University, Time to Heal America, Allan Virgo, Royal Flesh, Townplace Suites Marriott, Renaissance: The Worthington Hotel. Additional sponsors include Haltom’s Fine Jewelers, UNT Health Science Center, the Kimbell Art Museum, Col. William A. Massad, Ret., Trewbarry, Farmers Insurance, Larry, Kardaras, and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

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Your Guide to Spring Break in Fort Worth

Your Guide to Spring Break in Fort Worth

And we thought we needed Spring Break in 2020. Well, 2021 has added a new twist to the craving for a week off with the unprecedented winter storm in February. WUFW knows you are going to need some outlets…OK, we know you and your kiddos need some outlets. The WUFW Spring Break Guide has your plans.

 

Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards:

Spend your Spring Break week at the Fort Worth Stockyards! Exciting activities include live music, old west gunfight shows, cattle drives, and more. Every day starting March15th-21st, including all the fun festivities with Cowtown Goes Green.

LIVE MUSIC SERIES

FRIDAY, MARCH 12
· Exchange Main Stage
· September Moon | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Aaron Lewis | 10pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 13
· Exchange Main Stage
· Cowtown Opry | 10:00am to 11:00am
· Simple Gifts the Sawyer Family band | 11:40am to 12:20pm
· Buttermilk Junction | 12:30pm to 3:30pm
· McTeggart Irish Dancers| 1pm & 2pm
· Badge 110 | 4:30P to 7:30P
· Stockyards Station
· Salt Creek | 1pm to 4 pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Kip Moore | 10pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 14
· Exchange Main Stage
· Cowtown Opry | 2:30pm to 3:30pm
· Joe Savage | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Koe Wetzel & Hardy | 9pm (with special guest Chris Colston)

 MONDAY, MARCH 15
· Exchange Main Stage
· Christian Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits | 4:30pm to 7:30pm

 TUESDAY, MARCH 16
· Exchange Main Stage
· Texas High Road | 4:30pm to 7:30pm

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
· Exchange Main Stage
· TBD |

  THURSDAY, MARCH 18
· Exchange Main Stage
· Jeb Bridges | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· The Steel Woods | 9pm

 FRIDAY, MARCH 19
· Stockyards Station
· Sofia Luttrull | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Stoney Larue | 10pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 20
· Exchange Main Stage
· Joe Savage | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Stockyards Station
· Squeezebox Bandits |1pm to 4 pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Easton Corbin | 10pm

 SUNDAY, MARCH 21
· Exchange Main Stage
· Sophia Luttrull | 11:30am to 2pm
· Cowtown Opry | 2:30pm to 3:30pm

fortworthstockyards.com/events/

 

Spring Break at Fossil Rim / Glen Rose

School is out, the weather is great, and Fossil Rim will have an abundance of baby animals. This is a great way to spend part of your Spring Break Week. Be sure to purchase your tickets online ahead of time.

https://fossilrim.org/tickets/

Fossil Rim

Spring Break Wonders At The Modern:

Take advantage of family programming at the Modern over the course of the week while your school-aged children are on Spring Break. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works in the Modern’s collection and the special exhibition. Attendance is limited to 45 children per session; admission is free.

March 15-21, 10am

www.themodern.org/program/spring-break-wonder-special-edition-10-pages

Spring Break Wonders at the Modern

Theatre Arlington Spring Break Camp

 Come play with us at Theatre Arlington!

Taking a break from school is awesome! Especially, when it means you can test your acting chops in Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp 2021!

For ages 6-14, this all-day, Monday-Friday camp will culminate in a musical performance of The Granny Awards.

At this time, there will be no live performance for friends and family BUT all students will receive a video of their performance to take home.

March 15 – 19, 2021
Ages 6-14
9am – 5pm
$275
$50 deposit due at registration

https://theatrearlington.org/acts/#springbreakcamp

Spring Break Family Camp at BRIT

Join us for Spring Break Family Camp and take a botanical art class or use science to solve a mystery, or better yet, do both! This program is the same on both days.

Morning session- Botanical Art
Get in touch with your inner artist by taking a class in botanical art. This nature-inspired, hands-on program is fun for the whole family, no matter what your skill level is.

Afternoon Session- Case of the Fallen Pollen
Work together as a team of detectives to solve the Case of the Fallen Pollen. Pollinators are now at risk more than ever and they need your help. What is causing their decline and who is the culprit? Use scientific tools to uncover clues throughout the garden to discover the mystery behind the fallen pollen.

Date: Wednesday, March 17 & Thursday, March 18
Time: Morning Session 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Afternoon Session 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Registration Closes: Wednesday, March 10

https://www.brit.org/camp/spring-break/spring-break-family-camp-2021

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at Kimbell Museum of Art

The Kimbell’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza is a family-favorite event that offers unique and imaginative fun for art lovers of all ages! This free week-long celebration of art and community features daily activities and performances inspired by the museum’s permanent collection!

https://www.kimbellart.org/springbreak

Spring Break at the Carter

Tuesday, March 16 through Friday, March 19; 10:30am-11:00am

VIRTUAL EVENT
Artmaking and more for families with children 10–16 years.

Are you ready for a break? Join us online for daily gallery adventures sure to get your family moving, grooving, and working together. Play games, make collaborative artworks, challenge your creativity, and explore Carter artworks from the comfort of your home. All ages welcome!

It’s time for some whirly-twirly fun with sculpture! Team up with Carter Community Artist Kasey Short to create collaborative constructions inspired by Seven and Seven Flower by James Surls, then explore Ruth Asawa’s woven wire and laugh and play until you are dizzy!

Join us on Facebook Live!
https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-spring-break-march-16

Spring Break at The Fort Worth Zoo

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Dates: March 15 to March 19
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 10 years old.
All campers will bring their own snacks and lunch daily.

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/spring-break-camp

Spring Break at SeaQuest

SeaQuest is the perfect place for your staycation this Spring Break and spend meaningful time with friends and family. Exploring the aquarium, interacting with the many different animals as you share new and exciting experiences together is a great way to create fun, lasting memories!

https://fortworth.visitseaquest.com/

Peppa Pig World of Play

Peppa Pig World of Play is a new indoor play attraction, designed for preschool children.

With 14 themed areas each lovingly created from the hit animation series, we will bring to life the world of Peppa Pig and spark the imagination of your little piggies. Jump, laugh, play, imagine and giggle!

https://www.peppapigworldofplay.com/dallasfw/en/

Legoland DFW

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https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Six Flags Over Texas

Spring Break Schedule: Six Flags Over Texas is open 11am-9pm March 15th – 20th and 11am-7pm on Sunday, March 21st

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule/

Great Wolf Lodge

Top Golf Spring Break Academy

The Topgolf Kids Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all the components that make up the great game of golf. Spring Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Register your child(ren) today!

https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/

 

If your organization has a Spring Break activity, camp, or event, send the details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

What’s Up Fort Worth is already working on our Summer Camp Guide. If you have a Summer Camp that you would like us to include in our Summer Camp Guide, please send details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

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HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, THEATRE, CONCERTS & BALLET (oh and a Virtual Parade of Lights)

Tis’ the season for all things merry and bright in Fort Worth! Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with the your loved ones? Look no further! We’ve compiled an excellent list of holiday events from Ballet to a Parade of Lights to Virtual Cookies with Santa. There are a number of safe ways to get out (or stay-in) and enjoy the holiday festivities in and around Fort Worth!

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FWSO presents Home for the Holidays at Will Rogers Auditorium

November 27th – 29th 

Get into the holiday spirit with a delightful program of your favorite seasonal tunes and Christmas carols performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and special guests. This perennial favorite has become a staple of the Fort Worth holiday season, where a visit from Santa and a magical snowfall invite you to come “Home for the Holidays” once again.

https://access.fwsymphony.org/4620/4640

 

TBT Presents the Nutcracker & The Nutty Nutcracker

December 14-26, 2020
Virtual Online Event

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will keep the holiday spirit and a great holiday tradition in Fort Worth alive as they present a filmed production of The Nutcracker online December 14-26, 2020. TBT will offer a full-length film of The Nutcracker that patrons can enjoy directly on the company’s website, www.texasballettheater.org. Digital tickets are $30 and include access to a new, 30-minute version of The Nutty Nutcracker, the company’s popular annual spoof. Traditionally a one-night-only event, patrons can watch The Nutty Nutcracker on TBT’s website as well. Tickets are priced per household and patrons can purchase them through the company’s Box Office, either online or by calling 877-828-9200 option 1.

www.texasballettheater.org

Stage West Theatre presents The Naughty List

November 27th – December 22nd
The lists have been made, but check them twice, because someone’s been naughty who should’ve been nice! This limited engagement, outdoor live performance is a reimagined coming-of-age story featuring your favorite holidays icons. With healthy doses of magic, music, and mischief, this yuletide romp is a flurry-filled race to save the holidays! 

https://stagewest.org/season/naughty-list

 

Donahew Christmas at Billy Bob’s Texas

Christmas Night, 10pm (doors open at 6pm)

In just over 10 years, Casey Donahew has risen from being a favorite on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act who has racked up 13 No. 1 singles and consistently sells out venues across the country.  This is a great way to spend your Christmas night with one of Fort Worth’s favorite artists, Casey Donahew.

Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas From The Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas at Billy Bob’s Texas

Wednesday, December 30th 8pm  (doors open at 6pm)

Wrap up the year with a special night of music with Texas legend Robert Earl Keen at the legendary World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets

December 4-6, 2020

Will Rogers Center 

This could very well be the only production of The Nutcracker in North Texas this season. Join Ballet Frontier for the magic of The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets this holiday season! 

This year The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets will start with the magical snow scene and continue through the second act! In addition, each performance will have an extra sweet bonus performance of either an evening of The Beatles, an evening of Tchaikovsky, Butterfly Lovers, and more!

Join Ballet Frontier for an unforgettable performance This Christmas in Fort Worth.

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

 

Jingle All The Way, A Holiday Family Concert at Casa Manana

December 5-20

Your favorite holiday hits, sung by your favorite holiday characters! Join Frosty, Rudolph and Jingle the Elf in singing songs such as Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and many, many more! During the show, craft an ornament to take home for your tree, and don’t forget to order extra marshmallows for your hot chocolate! An appearance by the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus, wraps up the concert. Craft materials are included with ticket purchase. Drinks are served tableside and are not included in the price of the ticket.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/jingle-all-the-way/  

Motown Christmas at The Reid Cabaret at Casa Manana

December 1-12

Enjoy your favorite holiday hits, Motown style! From The Jackson 5 to the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to The Temptations, these festive and smooth renditions of the Christmas classics are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! This show is suitable for most audiences.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/a-motown-christmas/

Christmas in Cowtown

Virtual Event

The Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market digital magazine is here! This holiday shopping experience will cover everyone on your list as you peruse jewelry, clothes, children’s gifts and much more from the comforts of home.  

https://members.juniorleaguefw.org/?nd=cic_events 

View the magazine here:  https://issuu.com/juniorleaguefw/docs/cic_2020_page_layout_final_2

 

GM Financial Parade of Lights – Virtual Event

November 22nd, 7pm-9pm

The GM Financial Parade of Lights will be a television/online ONLY event only this year, without a live audience, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parade will NOT travel its normal route Downtown, but we will present a television/online broadcast on November 22, 2020! The 38th edition of this Downtown Fort Worth signature event, featuring GM Financial as title sponsor, takes on a different look as we go on television and Facebook, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, from a sound stage set up inside the Fort Worth Convention Center.

https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/

Kimbell Art Museum 2020 Holiday Gift Guide & Holiday Sale – Cultural District

The Kimbell’s 2020 Gift Guide presents holiday favorites and inspiring bestsellers from the Museum Shop, including stylish accessories, handmade homewares, imaginative trinkets and more. Shoppers can discover the perfect gift for everyone on their list. All products are of limited quantity and available for in-store purchase only. Patrons can contact the shop at 817-332-8451, ext. 744, to reserve their favorite items.

https://www.kimbellart.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/KAM%202020%20Hoiday%20Gift%20Guide_FINAL.pdf

 

The Kimbell Museum Shop & Holiday Sale – Cultural District

November 3-22

Located in the iconic Louis I. Kahn Building, the Museum Shop offers a varied array of artisan jewelry, fashionable apparel and elegant decor inspired by the Kimbell’s permanent collection, as well as a large selection of educational art publications and exhibition catalogues. From November 3 through 22, Kimbell members will receive a 20% discount on all merchandise. Nonmembers can join to receive this and other exclusive discounts, free admission to all special exhibitions and much more. The shop is open during museum hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and is closed Mondays.

Panther Island Ice

November 20th – January 18th

This is one of the unique holiday traditions Fort Worth offers each year.  Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season. Located at the Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s outdoor skating rink offers public skating starting on November 20, 2020. The ice rink will operate seven days a week through January 18, 2021, 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,

www.pantherislandice.com.

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo. Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Radiance Christmas – Weatherford-Decatur-Frisco

Through January 3, 2021

In challenging times like these, we can all use a little Christmas magic to brighten up our lives. That’s why Radiance Christmas is offering THREE drive-through light show extravaganzas to North Texas this Holiday Season! Gather the family and sip a cup of hot chocolate as you marvel at two million lights, animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics from the safety and comfort of your car! Enjoy the wonder of RADIANCE! A Holiday Light Spectacular, at Frisco, Decatur, or Weatherford, or gather your friends and experience all three.

This year Christmas comes early! Celebrate the season and make lasting memories in our COVID-SAFE, family-fun environments, starting on Veterans Day, November 11 through January 3rd.
https://www.radiancechristmas.com/

Arlington

Arlington Holiday of Lights Parade

December 12, 6:00pm
Traditionally the parade has started at the corner of Main and Center Streets. The parade travels West on Main Street, South on West Street, East on Abram Street and ends at the corner of Abram and East Street. With the changes to downtown, the route has changed every year for the past five years. Handicap parking is available in the lot at South Street and Oak Street. *The 2020 Route will be posted as soon as it is finalized. Check link below for updated route information. 

https://holidaylightsparade.com/

Luminova Holidays at Globe Life Field

November 20-January 3rd
Experience the brightest event of the year at the world premiere of Luminova Holidays. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, Luminova will brighten up your holidays! Visit with jolly ol’ Saint Nick, glide on a 10,000 sq ft outdoor ice-skating pond, snap great pictures with family and friends around our larger-than-life light displays, sip on hot cocoa, and enjoy yummy treats. With 270,000 sq ft of immersive indoor and outdoor entertainment at the all-new Globe Life Field, there is something to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
It’s where the most wonderful time of year can still be fun for all ages!
https://luminovaholidays.com/

 

Theatre Arlington’s Holiday Party

December 4th-12th 

Theatre Arlington’s delightful  musical revue celebrating the holiday season lives on in 2020.  It’s a combination Extravaganza, Bash, Celebration, Jubilee, and Hootenanny all in one.  And always a fun time to share with the whole family!

https://theatrearlington.org/production/hooray-for-holidays-theatre-arlingtons-musical-tv-special/

 

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas at Arlington Music Hall

December 8th – 12th 

This always popular holiday concert event makes the move to Arlington Music Hall this year.  Michael Martin Murphey is one of the most celebrated country singer-songwriters of the 20th century, and he still brings a dynamic musical and entertaining LIVE experience.  

https://www.whatsupfortworth.com/festivals-events/#event=34965803

 

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Texas

November 21st – January 3rd
Holiday in the Park is back for select days from November 21 through January 3, 2021 at Six Flags Over Texas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. The breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.  From the festive shows to extravagantly decorated Christmas tree, holiday fun is around every corner! The whole family can relish in the joy of this wonderful season with festive, holiday treats, unique holiday-themed attractions and the best in seasonal entertainment! Holiday in the Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that is is sure to provide you and your family with long-lasting memories they will cherish for years to come.

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/holiday-in-the-park-9

Mansfield

Hometown Holidays Merry Midway

December 4th-5th

Mansfield’s popular Hometown Holidays is back and bigger than ever, with some important changes to bring even more festive celebration but also keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season. This year’s event will include the same crafts, live musical performances, food trucks, petting zoo and ice slides you know and love. NEW this year, we’re adding exciting carnival rides, including a 65-foot tall Ferris wheel for the middle of Main Street!

Santa will be at Hometown Holidays for free (bring your own camera!) photos on a first come, first served basis on Friday from 5-9pm and Saturday for a limited time to be determined. Fireworks will follow the tree lighting on Friday night and ALSO again on Saturday night, both times at approximately 6:30pm. Fireworks will be shot from the North Main Street Bridge, so anyone in the downtown area will have a great view. The increased space and expanded time gives more room for people to space out, both physically and when they choose to attend. Masks will be required for all staff, volunteers and guests per state order, and sanitizing stations will be available throughout.

Note: Due to the event changes, the 2020 Hometown Holidays Parade has been
canceled. https://www.facebook.com/events/1292686897734546

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 Christmas events, as you see Grapevine sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters, holiday events, and much more! 

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

Granbury

An Elvis Christmas with Kraig Parker at Granbury Live

November 27th, 7:30pm  BYOB

It’s time to get all shook up! Back by popular demand it’s international award winning Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker. Seen around the world for over 20 years, Kraig Parker has been hailed as “the closest thing to the King in concert!” The look, the voice, the moves and persona has left fans crying in the aisles and screaming for more! Performing Elvis greatest hits and Christmas favorites with the Royal Tribute Band, you will believe Elvis has NOT left the building!

https://thenewgranburylive.com/acts/an-elvis-christmas/

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, EVENTS, & SANTA CLAUS SIGHTINGS

The Modern Lights at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

November 27–January 17
The Modern trees will be illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby will be treated to a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities from the galleries. The museum is open with free gallery admission until 8 pm on Fridays.

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

Ho Ho Ho Holidays in the Stockyards

Visits with Cowboy Santa at the Fort Worth Stockyards

https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/ho-ho-ho-holidays-in-the-stockyards/

Virtual Cookies with Santa at Amon Carter Museum

Dec 5th   1pm-2pm

Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a virtual hour of yuletide cheer! Enjoy greetings from Santa, holiday classics read by Mrs. Claus, and fun family activities. This event is open to all members.  Carter Family members also receive art-making supplies and a personalized video message from jolly ole Saint Nick himself! Instructions on how to pick up your art-making kit will be emailed prior to the event. If you’d like to receive a special video message from Santa following the event, please provide your children’s names when you register.

https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-merry-members

 

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

November 26th – January 3rd

Fill up your car, truck, or SUV and drive through millions of lights at Texas Motor Speedway. Due to the CDC guidelines regarding Covid -19, Santa’s Village will not be open this season. 

http://giftoflightstexas.com/

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo.
Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Virtual Santa Visits at Northpark Center – Dallas

November 27-December 23

http://www.northparkcenter.com/events/northpark-virtual-visits-with-santa-claus

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo.
Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Holidays at The Galleria Dallas

November 20-January 3

Reserve your time with Santa, experience Snow Day, Illumination Celebration, and The North Pole Express.  It’s a holiday wonderland for the entire
family!

 

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Sidesaddle Saloon Now Open In Mule Alley!

‘Finest Saloon in Texas’ NOW OPEN in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards Sidesaddle Saloon is now open in Mule Alley with a selection of craft cocktails, beer, wine, spirits, and Texas tapas. Neon Light District Hospitality Group Partners Sarah Castillo, Glen Keely,...

Wolfgang Puck Catering at The Modern

Wolfgang Puck Catering and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announce their partnership, with the former now joining as operator of all the Museum’s catering and events, as well as Café Modern, beginning this spring. With its unique restaurant-style approach to...

Music, Memory and More with the Fort Worth Opera

This innovative new program is funded in part by a generous grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, in partnership with Dementia Friendly Fort Worth and the United Way Area Agency on Aging in Texas. Fort Worth Opera (FWO) announced today the launch of Music,...

U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena

Multi-session ticket packages are now on sale for the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will be held June 3-6 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The four-day championships will decide the 2021 men’s and women’s national all-around and individual event...

The Kimbell’s Bilingual Virtual Story Time

Join the Kimbell Art Museum for a bilingual story time that introduces young minds to the magic of storytelling and the different ways that art inspires us! Virtual Pictures and Pages/Fotos y Libros explores connections with featured children’s books and artworks from...

Easter Brunch & Dining in the Fort

Easter is a time for new beginnings. Not only does Easter feel like the real beginning of new life in the world, spring flowers, pastel colors, happy faces and families gathering together to celebrate the Resurrection, but it also symbolizes new beginnings in our...

The Stockyards Just Got a Little Bit Tastier

The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce that award-winning, Fort Worth-based Chef Tim Love will open two new restaurant concepts at Mule Alley. Known for his inspired and innovative dishes, critically-acclaimed Chef Love is adding two exclusive new...

Road to the Horse 2021 is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

Stockyards Heritage Development Co. is pleased to announce Road to the Horse 2021 will take place inside the Cowtown Coliseum, located at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards from March 25 - March 28, 2021. Road to the Horse strives to entertain and educate fans about...

Broadway at the Bass Cancellations

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today that the two remaining shows on the current Broadway at the Bass season have been cancelled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the Touring Broadway...

The 40th Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

THE 40TH SEASON OF SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL® BEGINS APRIL 10TH! Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is coming back better than ever and ready to celebrate its 40th season starting April 10, 2021! The season will run eight consecutive...

Texas Ballet Theater at the Drive-In

Texas Ballet Theater at the Drive-In

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will host Fright Night, a Dracula-themed, socially-distant community event, Thursday, October 22 at Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth.

Guests will enjoy a filmed montage of highlights from TBT Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.’s Dracula ballet, followed by the presentation of the 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The drive-in format allows guests to experience both a TBT ballet and one of the company’s special events at a distance, from the comfort of their own cars. The event will be the first since March for the nonprofit ballet company, following a list of spring performances and events canceled by COVID-19.

Tickets are $60 per car and sponsor levels range from $500 to $50,000. Sponsors will receive a variety of perks, from a personal car attendant to reserved and premium parking. Autobahn Motorcar Group is the presenting sponsor.

Masks or face coverings are required for all who exit their cars. For tickets and more information about Fright Night, visit https://texasballettheater.org/special-events/

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

LIVE MUSIC

Sidesaddle Saloon Now Open In Mule Alley!

‘Finest Saloon in Texas’ NOW OPEN in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards Sidesaddle Saloon is now open in Mule Alley with a selection of craft cocktails, beer, wine, spirits, and Texas tapas. Neon Light District Hospitality Group Partners Sarah Castillo, Glen Keely,...

Wolfgang Puck Catering at The Modern

Wolfgang Puck Catering and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announce their partnership, with the former now joining as operator of all the Museum’s catering and events, as well as Café Modern, beginning this spring. With its unique restaurant-style approach to...

Music, Memory and More with the Fort Worth Opera

This innovative new program is funded in part by a generous grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, in partnership with Dementia Friendly Fort Worth and the United Way Area Agency on Aging in Texas. Fort Worth Opera (FWO) announced today the launch of Music,...

U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena

Multi-session ticket packages are now on sale for the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will be held June 3-6 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The four-day championships will decide the 2021 men’s and women’s national all-around and individual event...

The Kimbell’s Bilingual Virtual Story Time

Join the Kimbell Art Museum for a bilingual story time that introduces young minds to the magic of storytelling and the different ways that art inspires us! Virtual Pictures and Pages/Fotos y Libros explores connections with featured children’s books and artworks from...

Easter Brunch & Dining in the Fort

Easter is a time for new beginnings. Not only does Easter feel like the real beginning of new life in the world, spring flowers, pastel colors, happy faces and families gathering together to celebrate the Resurrection, but it also symbolizes new beginnings in our...

The Stockyards Just Got a Little Bit Tastier

The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce that award-winning, Fort Worth-based Chef Tim Love will open two new restaurant concepts at Mule Alley. Known for his inspired and innovative dishes, critically-acclaimed Chef Love is adding two exclusive new...

Road to the Horse 2021 is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

Stockyards Heritage Development Co. is pleased to announce Road to the Horse 2021 will take place inside the Cowtown Coliseum, located at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards from March 25 - March 28, 2021. Road to the Horse strives to entertain and educate fans about...

Broadway at the Bass Cancellations

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today that the two remaining shows on the current Broadway at the Bass season have been cancelled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the Touring Broadway...

The 40th Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

THE 40TH SEASON OF SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL® BEGINS APRIL 10TH! Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is coming back better than ever and ready to celebrate its 40th season starting April 10, 2021! The season will run eight consecutive...