FORT WORTH

Drumline Live Holiday Spectacular at Bass Performance Hall

November 20th

The “DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular” takes you on an unforgettable musical journey through the most beloved chart-topping holiday classics. Imagine the festive sounds of holiday cheer combining Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Motown rhythms, and The Nutcracker Suite mixed with a hip-hop beat and the driving force of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band. You have to see the “DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular” to experience the magic and musicianship!

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Ballet Frontier presents The Nutcracker at Will Rogers Auditorium

Nov 22nd – 24th
Ballet Frontier has been captivating audiences with their production of The Nutcracker for eleven years. With its cast comprised of professional dancers, talented youth, and with dazzling costumes, and world class choreography, the stage is set for an unforgettable holiday experience for all ages!

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Jack Frost at Casa Manana Children’s Theatre

Nov 22nd -Dec 23rd
Jack is living the perfect life, spending his days making spectacular ice sculptures and hanging with his friends in the Frozen Kingdom. One day tragedy strikes, and Jack, along with his friends, is banished from the kingdom by his evil uncle – who wants to destroy the world with a new ice age! Can a band of snowy misfits help Jack find his destiny and restore order to the kingdom? Santa Claus himself narrates this holiday spectacular where adventure awaits at every turn.

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ELF at Artisan Center Theatre

Nov 22nd – Dec 21st

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If Scrooge was a Brother at Jubilee Theatre

Nov 23rd-Dec 22nd
Get to Jubilee Theatre in Sundance Square to experience Jubilee’s twist on a Classic Holiday Tale. It’s Christmas Eve and Eb Scroo is seeking to snuff out the season’s cheer by demanding all debts owed him be satisfied before nightfall. Facing imprisonment, a Christmas without presents and a feast, the residents are desperate. In this urban spin of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the ghosts and characters are icons of Black culture performing holiday songs with a modern twist.

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FWSO Home for the Holidays at Bass Performance Hall

Nov 29th – Dec 1st
Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you to usher in the holiday season with music you know and love! Experience seasonal favorites performed by the orchestra and special guests. Make memories with your loved ones and create new traditions in true FWSO style – where the audience gets to sing-along, Santa spreads cheer, and the chance of snow flurries is 100%!

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A Fifth of Christmas at Arts Fifth Ave.

December 1st

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FWSO presents Handel’s Messiah

December 6th Murchison Performing Arts Center (Denton)
December 9th Bass Performance Hall

The joy of the season comes to life in Handel’s majestic Messiah. Let the thrilling choruses, soaring solos and triumphant orchestration be a joyful and powerful beginning to your holiday celebrations.

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Christmas with Fort Worth Chorale

Dec 6th at 7:30pm / St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford
Dec 7th at 7:30pm / Keller united Methodist Church
Dec 8th at 3:00pm / TCU Carr Chapel

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Ballet Concerto presents A Holiday Special at Will Rogers Auditorium

Dec 13th

This performance features Winterwonderland, A Flamenco Hannukah, The Christmas Grump & O Holy Night

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Texas Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at Bass Hall

Dec 13th – 29th

Experience the most magical Christmas tradition of the season as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince travel throughout a winter wonderland to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of Sweets. Exquisite costumes and dazzling choreography will transport you to a world where dreams do come true.

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Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Christmas at Bass Hall

Dec 16th

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FWSO presents Sounds of the Season at Bass Hall

Dec 19th – 20th

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holiday season with a family-friendly concert featuring music you know and love – music that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

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FWSO presents Holiday Swing with Byron Stripling at Bass Hall

December 21st

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A Jazzy Christmas at Arts Fifth Ave

December 21st

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Robert Earl Keen’s Countown to Christmas at Bass Hall

December 30th

Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen returns to Bass Hall with an all-new holiday jamboree. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Keen’s theme for this year’s show is “Countdown to Christmas: Lunar Tunes & Looney Times.” You’ll hear all your fave REK hits, including “Merry Christmas from the Family,” beloved fan favorites and cool cover songs performed by REK’s band. Opening the show will be Austin’s swamp-pop ensemble Shinyribs. Join us for an out-of-this-world holiday experience!

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New Years Eve with FWSO-A Gershwin Celebration

December 31st

What better way to ring in the new year than spending the evening with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate in style with a program of Gershwin’s greatest hits, including Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and much more.

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ARLINGTON

Hooray for the Holidays at Theatre Arlington

Nov 22nd – Dec 15th

We all loved gathering around the TV to watch the holiday specials each season. Join Theatre Arlington as we imagine what it would be like to have our own show with singing, dancing, and special guest stars every performance. It could be the start of a holiday tradition.

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Happy Holidays Pop Up Shop at Arlington Museum of Art

Nov 30th – Dec 22nd

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Wynonna & The Big Noise Rockin Roots Christmas at Arlington Music Hall

December 6th

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Spectacular Christmas at Arlington Music Hall

December 7th-8th and 15th -16th

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Will Hearns Grand Ol Christmas Show at Arlington Music Hall

December 11th

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Chris Milyo Band Swingin Christmas at Arlington Music Hall

December 20th

Back for a third installment, “Swingin’ Christmas” brings the Chris Milyo Big Band with special guest vocal group “Kings Return” to our historic stage and will feature selections from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite—along with other selections to warm your heart and get your toes tapping!

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Blue Christmas starring Al Joslin at Arlington Music Hall

December 21st

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DALLAS

A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center

Nov 22nd – Dec 29th

Tis the season to be jolly when Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre! Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul? Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.

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Black Nativity at Bishop Arts Theatre (Dallas)

Dec 5th-22nd

For 16 years, Langston Hughes’ story of the birth of Christ has transformed the Bishop Arts Theatre stage into a gathering that unites artists and audiences of different ages, backgrounds, and beliefs through the heart-stirring power of song, story, and dance. With a joyous inspirational score, Black Nativity is an Oak Cliff tradition that shares this unforgettable story of the Nativity through compelling gospel music and the beautiful poetry of Langston Hughes. Directed by vickie washington.

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GRANBURY

Ballet Frontier presents The Nutcracker at Granbury Opera House

Dec 8th – 11th

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A Christmas Carol at Granbury Theatre Company

The play based on the classic Dickens novel recounts the tale of Ebenzer Scrooge, a crotchety curmudgeon who has lost faith in his fellow man and the spirit of Christmas – rejecting an invitation from his nephew, Fred, and bemoaning having to give the day off to his overworked clerk, Bob Cratchitt. Then, one night, the spirit of his former business partner visits and later sends three ghosts who to show the old miser Christmases past, present, and future. Scrooge must decide whether to continue on his path of gloom or change his ways.

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Holly Tucker and a Holly Jolly Christmas at Granbury LIVE

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Shenandoah Good Ole Fashioned Christmas at Granbury LIVE

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Christmas is for KIDS at Granbury LIVE

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Michael Hicks Christmas Show at Granbury LIVE

Christmas just wouldn’t seem like Christmas without seeing the Michael Hix Christmas Show! This is Michael at his best, with all the songs you want to hear performed as only Michael can perform them! Zany, funny, and jammed pack full of great music and that Michael Hix energy!
With three different shows to choose from, you can pick and choose when you want the fun to begin. This is a bigger, even more exciting show…cause after all….IT’S CHRISTMAS!

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Penny Gilley Christmas Show at Granbury LIVE

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