Holiday Happenings in and around Denton

Make It and Take It

Learn how to make do it yourself healthy gifts for your loved ones this Christmas! We will be making soothing bath salts, a rice sock, and pillow or room spray, all using Young Living essential oils. You get to take home all of the items that you make to enjoy!

December 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Health Source of Denton 1809 Hinkle Drive #100 Denton, TX 76201. There is a cost of $7. To sign up please contact Dr. Jessica Martin at 940-383-7692.

A Christmas Carol

If you are looking for a family holiday event to get you in the spirit of the season, what better way than with Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his life-changing visits from the spirits of Christmas, past, present and future? This adaptation by Lynn Stephens incorporates seasonal music to enhance theatre goers’ experience while keeping the familiar characters of Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the Fezziwigs, and all the rest. A holiday family treat for ages 6 to 106, this inspirational story will have audiences feeling uplifted by the magic of Christmas.

December 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and December 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors (62+), $15 for students, $10 for children ages 12 and under.

Located at The Campus Theatre 214 West Hickory Street Denton, TX 76201, contact them for ticket information 940-382-1915.

ICE! and Lone Star Christmas

Christmas is back and better than ever at Grapevine’s Gaylord Texan Resort. With 2 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments, an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, a 8-foot-tall gingerbread house, Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus and ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice. All new is a special bonus area – a LIVE ice carving zone. Watch a masterful ice carver create amazing sculptures before your eyes. Don’t miss all of the other exclusive holiday events and attractions taking place this year!

Now through January 3, 2015

Gaylord Texan Resort is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, Texas 76051

Experience Magical Moments at the Palace Theatre

From country to classic Christmas, Grapevine is the place to be for all your holiday entertainment. Set in the beautifully restored Palace Theatre in historic Downtown Grapevine, you’ll delight at all of the spectacular Christmas music and movie offerings.

The Texas Tenors: It’s a return engagement! Audiences will be amazed at this terrific trio, well known for their amazing journey on America’s Got Talent. Mixing country and classical music with their own Texas Tenor flavor, this beloved group will bring Christmas audiences to their feet. Performances are December 16 at 7:00 p.m., December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., December 18 at 7:00 p.m. December 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Admission is $35. There is assigned seating. Contact the Box Office at 817-410-3100

Classic Christmas Movies: There’s no better place to watch a classic Christmas movie than a classic theatre in a historic downtown! For example, see the experience of George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life” and after the movie, stroll Main Street and experience our version of Bedford Falls.

A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (an animated double feature) will be shown on December 18 and 22 at 2 p.m.

It’s A Wonderful Life will be shown on December 21 at 2:00 p.m., December 22 at 7:00 p.m. and December 23 at 7:00 p.m.

White Christmas will be shown on December 21 at 7:00 p.m. and December 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Christmas on Main (in historic downtown Grapevine)

Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights that children of all ages can enjoy. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will depart behind the Gazebo during select hours. Rides are $1 per person, per ride, proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm.

Tractor-Drawn Wagon Ride Hours are Friday from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday from noon-5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Grapevine Town Square Gazebo Entertainment

Entertainment at the Gazebo will be provided by OhLook Performing Arts Center. A performance from OhLook’s A Christmas Carol will be held on Saturday, December 20 from noon-1:00 p.m. Performance is free to the public.

New Years Celebration

Ring in the new year a little early with lunch at the Coppell Senior Citizens Center. Countdown begins at 11:59 a.m. Entertainment at noon. Advance registration required. There is no fee.

Coppell Senior Citizens Center is located at 345 W Bethel Rd. Coppell, TX 75019. Call 972-243-6100 to RSVP.