Santa lighting

Santa Claus counts down to the lighting of the Christmas tree as 8-year-old Jordan Braudrick prepares to turn on the lights Friday night.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  — All-Day Holiday Camp at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities and field trips for kids in grades K-6. Drop off by 9 a.m. $30 per day. Registration deadline is two days prior to each camp date. Visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-7275 or visit the Civic Center.

Thursday, Dec. 27

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  — All-Day Holiday Camp at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities and field trips for kids in grades K-6. Drop off by 9 a.m. $30 per day. Registration deadline is two days prior to each camp date. Visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-7275 or visit the Civic Center.

7 to 9 p.m.  — Bubba Hernandez Holiday Hangout, a concert on the patio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. No cover. 

Friday, Dec. 28

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  — All-Day Holiday Camp at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities and field trips for kids in grades K-6. Drop off by 9 a.m. $30 per day. Registration deadline is two days prior to each camp date. Visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-7275 or visit the Civic Center.

8 p.m. — Her Sins Burlesque & Cabaret's “Holiday at Hogwarts: The Tour" at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Immersive variety show featuring burlesque, interactive performances, comedy, drag and more. Hosted by Salty Lady Burlesque with guests Spiderweb Salon. $10-$120. Visit danssilverleaf.com

Monday, Dec. 31

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  — All-Day Holiday Camp at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities and field trips for kids in grades K-6. Drop off by 9 a.m. $30 per day. Registration deadline is two days prior to each camp date. Visit www.dentonparks.com, call 940-349-7275 or visit the Civic Center.

11 a.m. — Noon Year's Eve at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free New Year's party for families with games, art projects, balloons and refreshments. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

7 p.m. — DentonRock New Year’s Eve at 141 W. McCart St. in Krum. Live music by DentonRock, dinner catered by El Gallo. Games, prizes and photos. $50. For reservations, call 940-367-1992 or 940-208-7399.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

10 a.m.  — First Day Hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Start the new year with a ranger-led hike on the 2.2-mile Randy Bell Scenic Trail, and learn about North Texas' native flora and fauna. Meet at the Hawthorne Campground 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 p.m.  — First Day Hike at the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM3002, 7 miles east of I-35. A ranger leads a 2-mile moderate hike on the Dogwood Canyon Trail. Leashed friendly dogs are welcome. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2636 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

In the Area

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway — Two-mile drive-through attraction with nearly 3 million LED lights at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. Head to Santa’s Village to get your photo taken. Nightly from 6 to 10 through Dec. 30. $30 per car or truck, $50-$60 for larger vehicles, benefiting local charities. tmsgiftoflights.com.

Santa Land Village at Little El m Park — Tour elf houses and other decorations around the clock through Dec. 31 at 701 W. Eldorado Parkway in Little Elm. Free. littleelm.org/1084/Christmas-at-the-Beach.

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