Weekend Event Planner
Because Christmas Day falls on a weekend this year, the number of new events happening is naturally limited. You can still partake in many of Dallas-Fort Worth's best holiday events leading up to Sunday, but all but a few shut down on Christmas. Meanwhile, there are a smattering of new events taking place.
Below are the best options for your precious free time on Christmas weekend. Don't like what you see? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, December 22
Last call for holiday theater
Three local holiday-themed theater productions are coming to a close this weekend. Casa Mañana's Santa Claus: A New Musical closes on December 23, while both Jubilee Theatre's The Gifts of the Magi and Texas Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker, playing at Bass Performance Hall, put on their final performances on Christmas Eve.
Parker McCollum in concert
The Austin-based 24-year-old Parker McCollum is keeping up the proud tradition of Texas country music. He released his debut album, The Limestone Kid, in 2015 to critical acclaim, and it likely won't be long before he starts getting some national notice. He plays at Billy Bob's Texas.
Friday, December 23
2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Navy
The matchup between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen, taking place at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the TCU campus, doesn't provide a natural rooting interest for local fans without an affiliation with either school. In the absence of that, go with the Navy since it is the Armed Forces Bowl; anyone willing to volunteer for a stint in the military deserves our respect.
William Clark Green’s Christmas Circus
Another rising Texas country music star is William Clark Green, whose albums have steadily climbed the national country charts, including his 2015 studio album, Ringling Road, and his 2016 live album, Live at Gruene Hall. This concert at Billy Bob's Texas is named Christmas Circus, so you can probably expect a few holiday songs to go along with his personal catalog.