Weekend Buzz: December 7 – 10, 2023
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 07, 2023, December 07, 2023

Here are a few ways you can enjoy your weekend in The American Dream City. 

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas

Celebrate the magic of the season during Holiday in the Park where Six Flags Over Texas will transform into a festive wonderland complete with millions of lights, scrumptious holiday treats, and classic live entertainment! Click here for more information. It runs through New Years’ Day. 

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico

Experience the artistry of José Guadalupe Posada, a visionary illustrator whose legacy is perhaps the most influential of all Mexican artists but whose name was almost lost to history. The exhibition runs until Sunday, January 7, 2024, at the Arlington Museum of Art. To get pricing and tickets, click here

Forever Forest Visiting Exhibit 

Forever Forest by Omaha Children’s Museum, is an immersive exhibit that teaches families how their everyday lives are connected to forests through the ways they live, work, and play. Families will enjoy hands-on activities focused on forest life and sustainable harvesting. Visit the River Legacy Nature Center to explore the forest like never before. Climb, crawl and slide on treetops, become a conductor for a day and work a kid-sized replica of a Union Pacific engine, or work together to build a house as you learn about the many things wood is used for! The exhibit runs through Saturday, Feb. 10, 2023.

Texas Christkindl Market

In its 13th year, the Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Reliable Commercial Construction, is a free, family friendly market in Arlington featuring a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and one-of-a-kind finds. This year's event is scheduled from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23, 2023, at the North Plaza at Globe Life Field. Click here to learn more. 

Visit The Parks Mall at Arlington for Pictures

What's that sound? Santa's in town. Don’t miss out on taking pics with St. Nick at The Parks Mall at Arlington daily through Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023. Reserve your time by clicking here

A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show at Theatre Arlington

Catch A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show at Theatre Arlington. It’s Christmas Eve, and with the actors snowed in and unable to make it to the studios of WXMS for the live radio performance of A Christmas Carol, the sound effects person decides to take the audience through the classic tale himself. In an impressive and amusing feat, this telling is performed as a 1940s radio play with one person providing all of the characters’ voices and sound effects. This rollicking, creative adaptation of Dickens’ classic work is sure to warm the hearts of even the chilliest audience members. The show ends Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, and then 2 p.m. Sundays. The Saturday, Dec. 9 performance will take place at 2 pm, as Theatre Arlington will be participating in the Arlington Parade of Lights on that evening. Purchase tickets on-site or at Theatre Arlington’s website

Shows at Arlington Music Hall

The Arlington Music Hall has shows you can enjoy this weekend. You can experience Marie Osmond Symphonic Christmas with Special Guest Daniel Emmet 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, then you can enjoy Blue Christmas, a Tribute to Elvis Presley 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, Johnnie High's Country Music Revue: Christmas 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, and A Ghetto Childs Christmas Tale 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023. Click on the event for ticket information.  

Rhythm & Rhymes Night

It takes place 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the East Library and Recreation Center. Enjoy an intimate evening of music and spoken word poetry by local artists that invoke the sights and sounds of the Harlem Renaissance. Partake in tasty refreshments during this night of culture and artistic expression. Cocktail attire requested, dressing on theme is encouraged. Content Rating: PG-13 (Mature Themes). Click here to register.

Claus & Paws

Bring your best-dressed pets and take a picture with Santa himself. Call or register online to secure your spot. Dottie Lynn staff will contact and confirm your time slot. Pictures are scheduled every 5 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center. To register, click here.

Pilsners & Pickleball Social 

Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for a night of open play pickleball with prizes, beer, games, food trucks, music and more 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Arlington Tennis Center. It is a $5 entry fee per person. Registration required. Registration includes court access for open play pickleball. Non-registrants may still attend with $5 entry fee, which allows attendees to compete in the skills challenge, play yard games, eat and drink while enjoying the evening at Arlington Tennis Center.  For more information, contact [email protected] or call 817-459-5453. Click here to register!

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate is back 7 p.m. every Friday at Elzie Odom Athletic Center. This event is for ages 13 and younger, and the cost is $20 per child. Pre-registration is required. You will have a blast skating with your friends, playing games, and participating in skating activities throughout the evening! Two slices of pizza and a 12oz drink included in the price. Click here to register.

UTA Holiday Glass Art Sale and Fundraiser

Get ready for a day of pure excitement and creativity. UTA's Department of Art and Art History is happy to invite you for its much-anticipated Holiday Glass Art Sale and Fundraiser, happening 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Dec. 9 . You won't want to miss this! During the holiday sale, the department showcases thousands of meticulously crafted, handmade items made of glass, each a perfect choice for a heartfelt holiday gift. The extensive selection guarantees you'll find something truly special for your loved ones. Don't keep this hidden gem to yourself. Share the news with your family and friends! Admission to this extraordinary event is absolutely free.

Photos with Santa

Bring your camera and smile big for Santa 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at The Beacon Recreation Center. Register online to ensure your time slot. All ages welcome. Click here to register. 

Chess Club Tournament 

The Arlington Public Library’s Chess Club is excited to offer this tournament 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at the Ron Wright Lake Arlington Library Branch. Students between the ages of 7 and 16 are invited to participate in this five-round, Swiss-style, non-elimination tournament. No Fee required, but players need to register for tournament between 9:30-9:45 a.m. on event day. First round begins at 10 a.m. with other rounds following as games are finished. Students have a chance to play five games. Plaques will be awarded to the 1st through 5th place winners! Plaques provided by Arlington Chess Club.

Players will need to follow these rules:

  • Silent Play
  • Silent Observation or Visit the library when not playing
  • One Touch
  • Vendor Fee Total: $65

Fee Breakdown:

  • $50/vendor for Rental Space
  • $10 for Table Rental
  • $5 for Electricity *limited spots available

Pet Adoptions at The Highlands PetSmart

Join Arlington Animal Services inside PetSmart at Arlington Highlands for a tail-wagging, family-friendly, pet-saving community event 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Adorable adoptable pets looking for new homes will be available inside PetSmart and ready for immediate adoption. Scheduled events are subject to cancellation without notice due to unfavorable weather conditions (heat, cold, storms, etc.) for the safety and protection of adoptable pets, volunteers, and staff.

Rally Days 

 Rally Days presented by SeatGeek give NFL fans an experience of a lifetime the day prior to Dallas Cowboys home games – enjoy activities at Miller Lite®House, get a behind-the-scenes tour of AT&T Stadium and more. It takes place 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Parking is free. For more details, visit ATTStadium.com/RallyDays. To learn more about tickets, click here.

Walk In & Paint Pottery

Walk in and paint pottery from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at Catalyst Creative Arts. No reservation required. Just walk in and choose a pottery item to paint from our large selection. Pottery prices range from $25 to $50. You will be given glaze, brushes, instructions and everything you need to paint your pottery. Pottery will remain at the studio to be fired. Pick up can be arranged in about 1-2 weeks. Please be seated no later than 4 p.m.>

DIY Holiday Gnome

Make a fun Holiday Gnome perfect for your holiday décor at this event 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Tinker Room. Materials will be provided. This class is limited to the first 12 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 13+. Click here to register. 

Holiday Lights Parade

The Holiday Lights Parade is one of Downtown Arlington’s biggest and brightest Christmas celebrations. This year’s Holiday Lights Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, with activities starting at 2 p.m. and ending around 9 p.m. Click here to learn more.

Tool Maintenance and Pruning

This event takes place 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library’s Excellence Multipurpose Room. There may not be many plants growing during the winter, but there are still plenty of thing to do in your garden. You can do preparatory work like pruning and tool maintenance during the winter to be ready for spring. Join our free class to learn more. You will learn when and why to prune, which plants to prune, proper techniques for pruning different plants, tools needed for a successful garden, and how to maintain gardening tools to get the best job out of them. The class will be 45 minutes long. Tidy up your winter garden by learning how to prune! Free! Register by clicking here.

Arlington Master Chorale’s Holiday Concert 

The Arlington Master Chorale performs its Holiday Concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1200 West Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington. Click here for ticket information. 

Day Trip – Johnnie High's Country Music Revue

Take a walk down memory lane as the cast of the iconic Johnnie High Country Music Revue comes together for a one night only reunion featuring all your favorite performers along with The Superpickers! Hosted by Johnnie's granddaughter Ashley Smith Rowan, this is your opportunity to re-live Saturday nights as they used to be at the historic Arlington Music Hall. It takes place 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Click here to register!

Shane Smith & the Saints

Grab your ugliest Christmas Sweater and jam out Texas Live! in CBD Kratom Backyard. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. This event is for those 18+. Doors open at 6 p.m. General Admission and VIP Tables on sale now. Click here for ticket information.

Sunday Brunch

Ventana Grille at the Tierra Verde Golf Club clubhouse is now serving brunch from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each Sunday. Menu items include four savory Eggs Benedict entrées, Shrimp-N-Grits, Ginger Salmon, and our favorite - Napoleon's Last Meal, a buttermilk fried chicken breast over bourbon french toast and served with maple syrup! Guests can also order off of our à la carte menu, making the Sunday Brunch a great option for families, picky eaters or those with smaller appetites. Reservations Welcomed: 817-548-5047.  

Cowboys host Eagles

Your hometown Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, at AT&T Stadium. Limited tickets are available now at SeatGeek.com.

Santa Claus and little boy with gift near Christmas tree indoors

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