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Top 10 things to do: Think holiday lights and hurricane relief

See Enchant, the ‘world’s largest Christmas light maze’

Last year, the massive Enchant festival debuted at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, Canada. This year, the festival lands at Globe Life Park in Arlington. It starts Nov. 24 and ends Dec. 31.
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Last year, the massive Enchant festival debuted at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, Canada. This year, the festival lands at Globe Life Park in Arlington. It starts Nov. 24 and ends Dec. 31.

The Modern Lights/‘Loving Vincent’

1 At 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be illuminated for the holiday. And next month, it will be open until 8 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, the better to admire the lights, which celebrate the museum’s 125th anniversary. Also, Friday-Sunday, the Magnolia at the Modern film series screens the much-anticipated “Loving Vincent,” an animated tribute to the art of Vincent van Gogh. Tickets are $9; the noon Sunday show is half-price. 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. 817-738-9215;

Enchant Christmas

2 There are holiday light displays and then there’s Enchant, based on the children’s book “The Adventures of Enchant: The Great Search.” Among the standout displays at the 3-acre event, billed as “the world’s largest light maze and market”: 20-foot-plus-tall lighted reindeer, a skating rink and areas with falling snow. Tickets are $29.95 adults, $21.95 kids and $79.95 for a family four-pack. VIP tickets ($84.95 adults, $46.95 kids) include a buffet. It’s at Globe Life Park, Lot F, at East Copeland Road and AT&T Way, Friday through Dec. 31.

Parker Gray, B.J. Cleveland and Doug Fowler in “An Act of God” Evan Michael Woods

‘An Act of God’

3 Stage West goes irreverent for the holidays with David Javerbaum’s comedy about God giving mankind a wake-up call. In the guise of an actor, he delivers an updated Ten Commandments and, along with his two archangels, Gabriel and Michael, he hosts a holy talk show. Previews are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The show runs Thursdays-Sundays, through Dec. 31. Preview tickets are $17, regular tickets are $31-$35; seniors, students and military get discounts. 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-784-9378;

Home for the Holidays

4 Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra join Santa Claus for an evening of seasonal music and snow in Bass Hall. High school music groups and the Lone Star Youth Chorus of Fort Worth are part of the program, too. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $33-$92, children’s tickets start at $18. 817-665-6000;

Speedway Charities Christmas tree lighting

5 Everything’s big in Texas, and the Christmas tree at Texas Motor Speedway is living proof. This outdoors event will feature the tree’s lighting, a visit from Santa, free cocoa and cookies, and a holiday-themed fireworks show. It begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Seating is first come, first served; lawn chairs are fine. You’ll even get a complimentary voucher for the Gift of Lights display at the speedway. 817-215-8500;

‘A Motown Christmas’

6 Motown fans get an early Christmas present with this family-friendly Nate Jacobs-Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe musical filled with holiday favorites from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and the Jackson 5 at Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre. It runs Friday through Dec. 24. Tickets are $30-$34. The theater is at 506 Main St., Fort Worth. 817-338-4411;

Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

7 This evening is all about Texans helping Texans as Clint Black, Don Henley and Lyle Lovett team up on the Bass Hall stage to raise funds for hurricane relief. Thanks to chief underwriter Ed Bass, all ticket proceeds will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Available tickets are $250-$350. To donate to the fund, visit the Bass Hall website. Bass Hall is at Fourth and Calhoun streets, downtown Fort Worth. 817-212-4280,

Handel’s ‘Messiah’

8 It’s a Christmas tradition. Join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary chorale at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Bass Hall. Alejandro Gomez Guillen will conduct the orchestra and chorale, and featured singers include soprano Marcia Porter, alto Angela Faith Cofer, tenor Ben Caston and bass Erik Danielson. Tickets are $38-$78. Bass Hall is at Fourth and Calhoun streets, downtown Fort Worth. 817-665-6000;

Hopfusion Ale Works marks a milestone on Saturday. Star-Telegram archives

Hopfusion Ale Works anniversary

9 Fort Worth has become a city of breweries in the past few years, and this is one of the newer ones celebrating an important milestone. Known for its signature brews, including Feisty Blonde, Hairpin and Fur Slipper, and events such as beer yoga and a gardeners’ happy hour, the bicycle-centric brewery will celebrate from noon to midnight Saturday at its taproom on the Near Southside, 200 E. Broadway Ave., Fort Worth. 682-841-1721;

Santa at the Stockyards

10 This is what Christmas in Cowtown is all about: Santa arriving in the historic district, riding in a stagecoach and being guided by the Fort Wort Herd of longhorns. He’s scheduled to arrive at 11:45 p.m. Friday. He’ll spend the day taking photos with the kiddos in Stockyards Station. Other activities include the Legends of Texas gunfight re-enactments, cowboy poetry, story time with Mrs. Claus, caroling and face painting. 130 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth. 817-625-9715;