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Save the Dates in December

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Benefits, Fundraisers

and Galas

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Presbyterian Night Shelter hosts its annual Christmas Gala at the Fort Worth Club. The event includes dinner, cocktails, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets: $200. https://journeyhome.org.

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The Arthritis Foundation’s 24th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis takes place at 2 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth. Registration fee: $15-$30. 214-818-0359, www.JBR.org/FortWorth.

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The 62nd Annual Jewel Charity Ball kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Water Gardens Plaza at the Fort Worth Convention Center. To attend, you must be an Angel donor. Angel donations begin at $2,500 per couple. 817-732-9333, www.jewelcharity.org.

 

Concerts

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Fort Worth favorite Ava Pine joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for “Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops” at Meyerson Symphony Center. $19-$119. 214-692-0203, www.mydso.com.

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents “A DSO Family Christmas” at 11 a.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center. $87-$306. 214-692-0203, www.mydso.com.

 

Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison present their annual “Holiday Shindig” at 7:30 p.m. at McDavid Studio. $38.50. 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com.

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Schola Cantorum presents “Home for the Holidays” at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Dec. 6 and at Arborlawn United Methodist Church on Dec. 7. $13-$15. 817-485-2500, www.scholatexas.com.

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Joined by the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. $25-$75. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.

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Hall Ensemble presents the holiday program “Deck the Halls,” featuring Jill Levy on harp and Ruth Ann Ritchie on flute, at Botanical Research Institute of Texas. $15-$25. 817-456-3584, www.hallensemble.org.

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Vocalist Jubilant Sykes comes to Meyerson Symphony Center for a 7:30 p.m. concert, “Christmas Spirituals.” $19-$99. 214-692-0203, www.mydso.com.

 

Part of the Classical Criterion series, pianist Evgeny Kissin performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House. $20-$85. 214-880-0202, www.attpac.org.

10-11

Arlington Master Chorale presents “I Believe In ... Christmas” at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington. $8-$20. 817-460-7464, http://arlingtonmasterchorale.com.

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UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band stops by McDavid Studio for a 7:30 p.m. performance of “Holidays With the One O’Clock.” $30. 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com.

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Symphony Arlington celebrates the holiday season with the concert “Holiday Treasures” at Arlington Music Hall. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484, www.symphonyarlington.org.

 

Arts Council Northeast presents the handbell ringers Concert Bells of Fort Worth at 7 p.m. at Hurst Public Library. Free. 817-283-3406, www.artscouncilnortheast.org.

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Voices of Fort Worth presents a choral concert called “Christmas at the Chapel” at 7:30 p.m. at Marty Leonard Community Chapel in Fort Worth. $5-$12. www.voicesoffortworth.com.

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Michael Martin Murphey’s annual “Cowboy Christmas” concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. $38.50-$82.50. 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com.

22-23

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs two Christmas-themed concerts at Meyerson Symphony Center. $19-$124. 214-692-0203, www.mydso.com.

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Singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen stops by Bass Hall for a pre-New Year’s Eve concert at 7:30 p.m. $55-$99. 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com.

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Celebrate with Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s annual New Year’s Eve concert at 7:30 at Meyerson Symphony Center. $29-$109. 214-692-0203, www.mydso.com.

 

Ring in the new year with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s “New Year’s Eve: A Night Out with the Boys” at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. $35-$90. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.

 

On Stage

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The Dallas Opera presents the world premiere of Becoming Santa Claus at the Winspear Opera House. $25-$214. 214-443-1000, http://dallasopera.org.

4-20

Onstage in Bedford performs The Daughter of St. Nicholas. $15-$20. 817-354-6444, www.onstageinbedford.com.

 

Theatre Arlington offers a production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. $22-$30. 817-275-7661, www.theatrearlington.org.

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Keller-based North Central Ballet gets in the holiday spirit with a production of The Nutcracker at Will Rogers Auditorium. $30. 817-428-8232, www.northcentralballet.com.

 

Performed by the Ballet Ensemble of Texas, The Nutcracker opens at the Irving Arts Center. $25-$30. 972-252-2787, www.irvingartscenter.com.

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The annual production of The Littlest Wiseman takes place at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s W.E. Scott Theatre. Free (tickets must be reserved). 817-924-3640, www.thelittlestwiseman.org.

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Amphibian Stage Productions gives two performances of the play Daedalus by David Davalos. $7-$17. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.

8-20

Dallas Summer Musicals presents the musical version of Elf. $17-$104. 800-514-3849, www.dallassummermusicals.org.

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Ballet Concerto’s annual “A Holiday Special” takes place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Will Rogers Auditorium. $8-$25. 817-738-7915, www.balletconcerto.com.

11-20

Eric Kimmel’s Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins debuts at Amphibian Stage Productions. $12-$20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.

11-27

Texas Ballet Theater presents multiple performances of Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker at Bass Hall. $15-$138.50. 877-828-9200, https://texasballettheater.org.

16-27

The Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys comes to Winspear Opera House. $30-$150. 214-880-0202, www.attpac.org.

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Texas Ballet Theater performs The Nutty Nutcracker at Bass Hall. $25-$123.50. 877-828-9200, https://texasballettheater.org.

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Stage West Theatre’s production of Sexy Laundry runs through Jan. 31. $17-$35. 817-784-9378, http://stagewest.org.

 

Films

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Amphibian Stage Productions, along with National Theatre Live, presents multiple screenings of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.

11-13

Part of the Magnolia at the Modern film series, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a screening of A Ballerina’s Tale. $6-$9 (Sunday noon show is half-price). 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org.

18-20

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth screens Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict as part of its Magnolia at the Modern film series. $6-$9 (Sunday noon show is half-price). 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org.

 

Festivals and Outdoor Activities

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Featuring more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands, Grapevine’s annual Parade of Lights takes place along historic Main Street. Free. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/

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Keller’s Holly Days takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in Keller Town Center and includes snow tubing, live entertainment, food, crafts, the Very Merry Light Parade and the lighting of the town Christmas tree. Free (donation of one nonperishable food item for admission to craft and activities area). 817-743-4000, www.cityofkeller.com.

 

The city of Bedford hosts its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at the Bedford Library and Old Bedford School. The event will offer train rides, cookie decorating and singing. Free. 817-952-2100, www.bedfordtx.gov/events.

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Visit historic private residences and sites at the annual Granbury event A Candlelight Tour. $20-$25. 682-936-4550, http://granburycandlelighttour.com.

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Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth gets in the holiday spirit with its annual Holiday at the Hearth event. No reservations required. $4-$5. 817-392-5881, http://logcabinvillage.org.

 

The annual Christmas in the Stockyards event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Activities include face painting, games, live music and photos with Cowboy Santa. Free. 817-625-9715, www.fortworthstockyards.org.

 

Roanoke’s Old-Fashioned Christmas kicks off at 5 p.m. at Austin Street Plaza. The annual event features bounce houses, carriage rides, crafts and carolers. Free. 817-491-2411, http://roanoketexas.com.

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The 32nd annual A Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place spotlights historic homes in Fort Worth. $15-$20. www.ryanplacefortworth.com.

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Mansfield Women’s Club hosts its 2015 Holiday Home Tour, 1-6 p.m. Tickets: $25-$30. 817-932-2329 or 817-453-2829, www.mansfieldwomensclub.com.

 

Trophy Club Women’s Club presents its 30th annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Tickets: $21. 817-819-6729, www.mytcwc.org.

 

The Colleyville Woman’s Club celebrates the season with its 2015 Holiday Home Tour. $25-$30. 817-358-1805, http://c-w-c.org.

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The Junior Woman’s Club of Fort Worth presents its inaugural Tour of Homes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets: $25. 817-335-4671, www.jwcfw.com.

 

Coming in January

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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions” at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. $50-$85. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.

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