Santa at mall

Seven-year-old Addyson Rutledge gives Santa a hug on Nov. 23 at Golden Triangle Mall. 

Tuesday, Dec. 10

5 to 8 p.m. — Juice Lab's Vegan Holiday Dinner at 508 S. Elm St. Holiday meal includes live music. $30 per person, $50 per couple at the door. 

5:30 to 8 p.m. — Artists Enclave of Denton County's "Holiday Rave'n" at Denton County Brewing Co., 200 E. McKinney St. Features music by Texas Sky and holiday shopping with art vendors. Free admission. A portion of gift purchases will benefit Orant Charities. Visit artistsenclavedenton.com.

7:30 p.m. — The Preparatory and Philharmonic Orchestras of the Flower Mound Community Orchestras present a chamber music concert at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Free. 

Wednesday, Dec. 11

11 a.m. — Santa Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.

6:30 p.m. — It's Reindeer Time: Holiday Movie & Craft at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. See the Rankin & Bass claymation classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer followed by reindeer games, fun and crafts for the whole family. 

Thursday, Dec. 12

3:30 p.m. — Sustainable Holiday Decorations at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. SCRAP Denton and Denton Recycling present fun reuse crafts for kids. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

8 p.m. — Little Jack Melody & His Young Turks Christmas show at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. $15; or $12 in advance. Visit danssilverleaf.com.

Friday, Dec. 13

11 a.m. — Santa Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Secret Santa at Golden Triangle Mall, 2215 S. I-35. Santa's elves surprise random shoppers with store gift cards through Christmas Eve. 

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents A Tuna Christmas at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. The classic Texas comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard observes the holiday ups and downs in Tuna, Texas. $25 adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for children. For tickets, visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com or call 940-382-1915.  

Saturday, Dec. 14

10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. — DCTedu presents A Seussified Christmas Carol by Peter Bloedel at the Denton Community Theatre Black Box inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2215 S. I-35E. Denton Community Theatre's youth company stages an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. $10. For reservations, visit http://bit.ly/332SXLw

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Festival Ballet of North Central Texas presents The Nutcracker at Margo Jones Performance Hall, 1100 Oakland St. on the TWU campus. $20-$40; group rates available. Visit http://bit.ly/2QAh0z0.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents A Tuna Christmas at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. The classic Texas comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard observes the holiday ups and downs in Tuna, Texas. $25 adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for children. For tickets, visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com or call 940-382-1915.  

7 p.m. — Christmas concert by Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra and Choirs at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Directed by Esteban Rojas, director of the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra, Trietsch Minister of Music the Rev. Karen Chraska and Voice of Flower Mound director Arturo Ortega. $10. Visit www.fmco.org

Sunday, Dec. 15

10:50 a.m. — First Christian Church presents its Christmas Cantata, Appalachian Winter, with the Sanctuary Choir, directed by Mark Graham, at 1203 N. Fulton St. Call 940-566-4990.

Noon — Miracle on Industrial Street: Holiday Swingin' Brunch at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Enjoy brunch by chef Pam Chittenden with swinging holiday music by the David J. Pierce Holiday Orchestra. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit danssilverleaf.com.

p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents A Tuna Christmas at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. The classic Texas comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard observes the holiday ups and downs in Tuna, Texas. $25 adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for children. For tickets, visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com or call 940-382-1915.  

2:30 p.m. — Christmas concert by Philharmonic Orchestras of Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Directed by Esteban Rojas, director of the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra, Trietsch Minister of Music the Rev. Karen Chraska and Voice of Flower Mound director Arturo Ortega. $10. Visit www.fmco.org.

2:30 p.m. — The Festival Ballet of North Central Texas presents The Nutcracker at Margo Jones Performance Hall, 1100 Oakland St. on the TWU campus. $20-$40; group rates available. Visit http://bit.ly/2QAh0z0.

4 p.m. — Denton Bach Society presents "A German Baroque Advent" at First Presbyterian Church, 1114 W. University Drive. With soloists, chorus, and orchestra with music by J.S. Bach. www.dentonbach.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

4 p.m. — Gingerbread Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

7 to 10 p.m. — Denton Songwriters Guild presents holiday songs at Armadillo Ale Works, 221 S. Bell Ave. Songwriters perform works written to celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Festivus and the like. Free. 

Saturday, Dec. 21

11 a.m. to noon Jingle and Jolly's Christmas show at the Aubrey Area Library, 226 Countryside Drive. Jingle the Elf (Brett Roberts) and Jolly the Snowman tell children about Santa's workshop and sing a carol or two. Free. 

Noon — TubaChristmas at the Willis Library Mall on the UNT campus. A pop-up tuba choir will play Christmas and holiday songs. Free. 

2 p.m. — Holiday Movie Screening: Elf at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Enjoy free popcorn and hot chocolate while watching the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. Rated PG. 

2 p.m. — Santa Hat Hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Explore a winter wonderland during this ranger-led hike on the easy, paved 2.2-mile Randy Bell Scenic Loop. Santa hats and holiday cheer encouraged. Meet at the Hawthorne Parking Lot. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

2 to 7 p.m. — Dan's Winter Market at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Local and independent artists and designers sell handmade treasures, including wood and leather items, stained glass and jewelry, ceramics, paintings, drawings, photography prints and more. 

3 p.m. — Teen Food Lab: Gingerbread Challenge for ages 10-17 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Build and decorate your own gingerbread house. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 2:30 p.m. 

7:30 p.m. — Denton City Contemporary Ballet presents A Gift for Emma at Margo Jones Performance Hall, 1100 Oakland St. on the TWU campus. The holiday fantasia in dance tells the story of a street urchin who embarks on a Christmastime journey to make a discovery in motion. $20-$30. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2Fl79cj

Sunday, Dec. 22

2 p.m. — Denton City Contemporary Ballet presents A Gift for Emma at Margo Jones Performance Hall, 1100 Oakland St. on the TWU campus. The holiday fantasia in dance tells the story of a street urchin who embarks on a Christmastime journey to make a discovery in motion. $20-$30. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2Fl79cj

Friday, Dec. 27

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Santa's Little Helper Dance Party for Dogs of Denton at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St., benefiting the Denton Animal Support Foundation. With DJ Yeahdef, Ronnie Heart, and Alan Palomo and Jason Faries of Neon Indian. Includes a pet tricks showcase, best dressed pup competition and pup Polaroid booth. $10. 

6 to 8 p.m. — Celebrate Kwanzaa with the advisory board of Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center at the center, 1300 Wilson St. Call 940-230-8443. 

Tuesday, Dec. 31

11 a.m. — Noon Year's Eve at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Ring in the New Year with with games, art projects, balloons and refreshments for all ages. 

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