Friday, December 14, 2012
10 concerts in DFW that’ll have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Or perhaps smooching by the mistletoe.
Saturday, December 15: Celebrate the Holidays with Klyde Warren Park in Dallas
The newest greenspace in Dallas brings a little holiday cheer to downtown Dallas with its first annual Christmas celebration and tree lighting. There will be performances by the Arts District Chorale, First Baptist Dallas Day One Band, Dallas Youth Ballet, and The Conservatory C.A.S.T, as well as musician Noelle Bean. You’ll also find arts and crafts for the kids, and Santa with his live reindeer will be ready for photos.
Saturday, December 15: Ricki Derek’s A Merry Little Christmas Show in Dallas
If you are a fan of a time when Frank Sinatra or Bing Crosby topped the charts and charmed the world, then Ricki Derek's A Merry Little Christmas Show at Lakewood Theater is just the ticket. This Dallas crooner graces the stage and tickles your ears with holiday standards plus a few originals backed by a full orchestra. There will be a family-friendly matinee at 3 p.m., plus an 8:30 p.m. “martini show” for the adults. Find ticket information here.
Monday, December 17: The Libertine Bar’s 13th Annual Toy Drive in Dallas
Each year, The Libertine Bar gets in the holiday sprit and gives back to the community in a big way with a toy drive benefitting the Dallas Life Foundation. If you can’t swing by the toy store in time, cash donations will also be accepted. Santa will be there, along with local bands The O’s, J. Charles & The Trainrobbers, Ryan Thomas Becker, and Analog Rebellion to rock around the Christmas tree. For more information and a full list of the bands participating, click here.
Monday, December 17: 4th Annual Toys For Tots Concert in Deep Ellum
2709 Elm St.
- Age limit: All ages $9.71
If heavier music is more your style, Trees is the place to be on Monday night. All you need is an unwrapped toy and a little cash for the cover charge. Austin heavy metal band The Sword, California rockers Gypsyhawk, Austin shredders American Sharks, and Dallas metal band Maleveller will be there to melt your face for a good cause.
Wednesday, December 19: GIANT Christmas Soirée in West Dallas
Join the Dallas Family Band as they celebrate Christmas with their brand of beautiful folk melodies at one of the best outdoor stages that Dallas has to offer -- The Foundry's backyard. Organizations like Art House Dallas, Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, Walk the Light, and others will also be on hand to help make your Christmas merry. If you are in the giving spirit, an angel-tree with small gift-priced donations benefitting the safe home Triumph House at Traffik911 will be on site. Come hungry and Chicken Scratch fill your belly with their chicken and fixin’s.
Thursday, December 20: Local Honey’s 7th Annual Holiday Mix in Dallas
Vocalist Kelly Brown and friends promise an eclectic night full of Christmas classics with some of Dallas finest musicians at Lakewood Theater. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show to follow at 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to UMCOR for direct relief for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Friday, December 21: Brave Combo’s Holiday Extravaganza in Fort Worth
Denton’s favorite Grammy-winning polka band Brave Combo will be bringing its quirky and crazy brand of “nuclear polka” to McDavid Studio in Fort Worth for a special night of holiday fun. Get ready; with these guys, anything could and will happen. Find ticket information here.
Saturday, December 22: The Polyphonic Spree’s 10th Anniversary Holiday Extravaganza in Dallas
Beloved Dallas band The Polyphonic Spree will make their last stop on an 8-date Holidaydream Tour in Big D. The family-friendly event will feature two sets by the band – a holiday set and a rock set – as well as Gustafer Yellowgold and other local artists along for the sleigh ride. There will be confetti, balloons, and snow to make the night magical. Children under the age of 4 are free.
Sunday, December 23: Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Dallas
Each year, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes its way through Dallas, and each year the TSO never fails to create a magical world full of music that surprises and delights young and old alike. This year the TSO will debut a new a show called “The Lost Christmas Eve” at the American Airlines Center. Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 24: 35th Annual TubaChristmas 2012 Concert in downtown Dallas
An ensemble made of up local tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, and baritone players will delightfully perform holiday carols at TubaChristmas in Thanks-Giving Square. This year’s performance will be dedicated to the memory of Alex Burton, a longtime TubaChristmas Master of Ceremonies who passed away in September. The concert is free, so make TubaChristmas a holiday family tradition that won’t soon be forgotten.