Holiday Shows 2017 in Dallas Fort Worth

Treat your family to an afternoon or evening out to attend a holiday show. Plays and musicals make the holidays come alive, especially family favorites such as, “A Christmas Carol,” the Dallas classic, “A Tuna Christmas” or “The Nutcracker.” The Nutcracker is performed by many different ballet companies. Catch a British Classic at Theatre Britain.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/17/2017 to 12/23/2017

Cost: $17 – $30

Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up

Location Name: Dallas Children’s Theater

Location Address: 5938 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75231 Click for Google Map

Description: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Charles M. Schulz. Based on the television special by Bill Melendez, and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer, By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. We’re fortunate that Christmastime means Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and friends are back at DCT by popular demand! Rediscover the true reason for the season while sharing laughs with the Peanuts Gang along the way. As a live combo fills your heart with music, merriment, and warmth, Charles Schulz’s classic special makes you nostalgic for days gone by. Button up your coat, and meet us on the ice! A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library, Inc. Click the link for exact dates & times.

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A Motown Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 11/30/2017

Location Name: Jubilee Theatre

Location Address: 506 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the most wonderful time of year with this Jubilee Theatre Christmas debut. Created in 2015 by Nate Jacobs – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, this exciting family-fun musical is filled with your Christmas favorites from Motown, including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5 – all performed in that unmistakable Jubilee Theatre style. Of all the holiday entertainment choices this year, A Motown Christmas is your best bet by far to get you into the Christmas Spirit! SHOW TIMES & DATES: Nov 24 @ 8pm, Nov 25 @ 3pm, Nov 26 @ 3pm & Nov 30 @ 7:30pm.

A Very Electric Christmas

Date of event: 01/01/2018

Location Name: Winspear Opera House

Location Address: 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s newest production; A Very Electric Christmas presents Max’s Holiday Adventure! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. Poor Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm and he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even the smallest of hearts. Shows at 1pm & 5pm.

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Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza

Date of event: 12/04/2017

Event Begins at: 07:30:00PM

Location Name: Meyerson Symphony Center

Location Address: 2301 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: The DSO’s annual tradition continues with Christmas classics performed by members of our Brass and Percussion sections, as well as the mighty Lay Family Concert Organ.

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Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza

Date of event: 12/13/2017

Event Begins at: 07:00:00PM

Cost: General Admission: $19 Students: $9

Location Name: General Admission: $19 Students: $9

Location Address: 4801 Legendary Dr Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: The DSO’s annual tradition comes to Frisco with Christmas classics performed by members of our Brass and Percussion sections.

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Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza

Date of event: 12/19/2017

Event Begins at: 07:00:00PM

Cost: General Admission: $19 Students: $9

Location Name: Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church

Location Address: 9800 Preston Rd Dallas, TX 75230 Click for Google Map

Description: The DSO’s annual tradition comes to Preston Hollow with Christmas classics performed by members of our Brass and Percussion sections.

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Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza

Date of event: 12/13/2017

Event Begins at: 07:00:00PM

Cost: General Admission: $19 Students: $9

Location Name: Stonebriar Community Church

Location Address: 4801 Legendary Dr Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: The DSO’s annual tradition comes to Frisco with Christmas classics performed by members of our Brass and Percussion sections.

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Brazos Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert

Date of event: 12/12/2017

Event Time: 07:30:00 PM till 09:30:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: First Baptist Church

Location Address: 414 N Main St, Cleburne, TX 76033 Click for Google Map

Description: Get into the spirit with our holiday concert.

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Chamberlain Performing Arts presents The Nutcracker

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 11/26/2017

Cost: $15- $100

Ages: All

Location Name: Eisemann Center

Location Address: 2351 Performance Drive Richardson, TX 75082 Click for Google Map

Description: The Nutcracker, performed by Chamberlain Performing Arts, is an exquisite and elegant production consisting of highly trained dancers with expressional and clean movement. You will be immediately immersed with this holiday classic as the story as is brought to life on the stage as young Clara celebrates the cheerful season with family and friends. Adventure awaits as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle the Mouse King and embark on a journey through the Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Accompanying the members of the Chamberlain Ballet in this performance are Tiler Peck and Tyler Angle, principle dancers of the New York City Ballet who will also perform a beautiful pas de deux. This is a nutcracker not to miss and all families, children, and adults young and old will surely love this performance. Do not miss the opportunity of a wonderful intriguing performance and holiday tradition. Tickets are on sale online and at the Eisemann Center Box Office at 972-744-4650. Performances are: November 24th at 7:00 pm November 25th at 2:00 pm November 26th at 2:00 pm

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Christmas at the Meyerson

Date of event: 12/19/2017

Event Begins at: 07:30:00PM

Location Name: Meyerson Symphony Center

Location Address: 2301 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Our annual holiday extravaganza is a Dallas family tradition!

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Christmas Handbell Concert – Concert Bells of Fort Worth

Date of event: 12/19/2017

Event Begins at: 07:30:00PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Northaven United Methodist

Location Address: 11211 Preston Road Dallas, TX 75230 Click for Google Map

Description:

Christmas Pops Concert

This event occurs Daily from 12/07/2017 to 12/07/2017

Event Begins at: 07:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: NorthPark Mall Northcourt

Location Address: 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75225 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the season with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops Concert at NorthPark Center. Conductor Lawrence Loh will lead the symphony in holiday favorites, including The Nutcracker, The Polar Express and special sing- alongs for the whole family. This free concert takes place in NorthCourt, on Level One between Nordstrom and Macy’s. Food and drink will be available for purchase from NorthPark restaurants.

Cirque Joyeux

This event occurs Daily from 12/28/2017 to 01/01/2018

Cost: $22 – $48

Ages: Enjoyed by all ages

Location Name: Dallas Children’s Theater

Location Address: 5938 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75231 Click for Google Map

Description: LONE STAR CIRCUS’® CIRQUE JOYEUX. ‘Tis the season to swing from the rafters! You’re invited to ring in 2018 with thrilling daredevils, electrifying jugglers, mesmerizing acrobats, hilarious clowns, and endearing four-legged performers. Dallas’ very own Lone Star Circus gets you up close and personal with circus starsfrom around the world at this family-friendly New Year tradition! Click the link for exact dates & times.

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Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2017 to 12/17/2017

Location Name: Meyerson Symphony Center

Location Address: 2301 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Your holidays won’t be complete without the DSO’s annual Christmas Pops concert featuring the Dallas Symphony Chorus and everyone’s favorites including Sleigh Ride and 12 Days of Christmas.

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Dallas Symphony Family Christmas Pops

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Begins at: 11:00:00AM

Location Name: Meyerson Symphony Center

Location Address: 2301 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: A special one-hour long peformance of our popular Christmas Pops concert featuring the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas.

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Frosty & Friends

This event occurs Daily from 11/17/2017 to 12/23/2017

Cost: $17 – $30

Ages: Recommended for ages 4 and up

Location Name: Dallas Children’s Theater

Location Address: 5938 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75231 Click for Google Map

Description: KATHY BURKS THEATRE OF PUPPETRY ARTS’ FROSTY & FRIENDS Scripted Dialogue, Musical Arrangements & Music Performance by B. Wolf. Kathy Burks’ celebrated troupe melts hearts with the endearing tale of Frosty, a lonely frozen figure hoping to make a difference during the season of giving. Frosty is sad when his elf friends Barry, Surly, and Zoe become too busy to even play in the snow! Fortunately, Frosty meets a kind snowy owl and a friendly reindeer who are more than happy to spend the cold winter days with his gentle soul. Revel in the joy of the holidays as this spirited musical comes to life. Click the link for exact dates & times.

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Handel’s Messiah

Date of event: 11/30/2017

Event Begins at: 07:30:00PM

Location Name: Bass Performance Hall

Location Address: 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Click for Google Map

Description: It’s a timeless holiday tradition – join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Master Chorale for Handel’s Messiah. Start your season with an evening of stunning solos, immortal choruses, and thrilling orchestration.

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Home For The Holidays

This event occurs Daily from 11/25/2017 to 11/26/2017

Location Name: Bass Performance Hall

Location Address: 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Click for Google Map

Description: Let the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you kick off your holiday season! Home for the Holidays is a fun-filled family tradition that features all of your favorite seasonal songs and a special visit by a man in a red and white suit. Help us bring good tidings to all as we celebrate this season of joy and generosity. Shows 2pm & 7:30pm.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas – a Musical

This event occurs Daily from 12/05/2017 to 12/17/2017

Location Name: Winspear Opera House

Location Address: 2403 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201  Click for Google Map

Description: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets (John Lee Beatty) and costumes (Robert Morgan) inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 12/05/2017 to 12/10/2017

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Music Hall at Fair Park

Location Address: 909 1st Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210. Click for Google Map

Description: The uplifting story and beloved songs of Bing Crosby’ movie White Christmas have been enjoyed by families for generations. Now, you can continue the timeless tradition with your family at this glorious and exciting live production!

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Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting & Ice Shows

Date of event: 11/24/2017

Event Begins at: 12:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: The Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas Click for Google Map

Description: Every show features Missile Toes, Galleria’s ice-skating, back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus, live performances by Olympic and National Champion-ranked skaters, and local children who introduce the lighting of the country’s tallest indoor tree. 12 pm features 2014 Olympic Champions features 2014 Olympic Champions Meryl Davis & Charlie White, 2017 US Professional Champion Jonathan Cassar, and 2016 US Junior Ladies Champion Emily Chan.

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Northern Lights Christmas Concert

Date of event: 12/01/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 08:30:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Prestonwood North Campus

Location Address: 1001 W. Prosper Trail Prosper, Texas 75078 Click for Google Map

Description: Begin the Christmas Season with this wonderful family event! 5:00 p.m. – Photos with Santa, Polar Expresso Coffee Shop Open 7:00 p.m. – Concert with Adult, Student and Kids’ Worship Choirs

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Plaid Tidings

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2017 to 12/17/2017

Location Name: Theatre Arlington

Location Address: 305 W. Main St. Arlington, TX 76010 Click for Google Map

Description: Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven second version of The Ed Sullivan Show – this time, featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, as well as a Plaid Caribbean Christmas that puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

This event occurs Daily from 11/21/2017 to 11/22/2017

Cost: start at $28/person

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Bass Performance Hall

Location Address: 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX. Click for Google Map

Description: The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Shows @ 1:30pm on Wed & 7:30pm Tues & Wed.

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Santa Claus A New Musical

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/23/2017

Location Name: Casa Mañana Theater

Location Address: 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107  Click for Google Map

Description: Back by popular demand, your family will love making this your holiday tradition. When Santa announces that he’s retiring after a thousand years, the search is on for someone to fill his boots. Expecting to be the next Father Christmas, Henchy the Elf is disappointed when Santa has someone different in mind. Will Santa and his elves get Nick ready in time to deliver the toys all over the world? Or will the discouraged Henchy successfully sabotage Christmas? With hummable tunes like “What Would Santa Do?” and “Naughty or Nice,” Santa Claus – A New Musical will put the whole family in the holiday spirit! Click the link for show times & days.

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Santa’s Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/24/2017

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level Two by Green House Market)

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: How does Santa get all of those presents to little boys and girls around the world? Santa’s Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre animates the story of a toymaker and a cast of entertaining characters working to get Santa’s toys completed in time for Christmas Eve delivery. Santa’s Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre shows start at the top of every hour: Monday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM; Sunday 12 – 6PM; Christmas Eve 11AM – 3PM

Scrooge Puppet Theatre

This event occurs Daily from 12/24/2017 to 12/24/2017

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level One in EastCourt near Dillard’s)

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: NorthPark Center’s whimsical Scrooge Puppet Theatre has been a holiday tradition for four decades. Charles Dickens’ famous character creates a funny scene through the magic of puppetry by Le Theatre de Marionette. Children of all ages giggle with delight as everyone’s favorite despicable holiday character emerges from his cottage at the bottom of every hour. Come back time and again for this improvisational performance, and be sure to catch the final show on Christmas Eve when Scrooge finally is filled with the holiday spirit. Scrooge Puppet Theatre shows start at the bottom of every hour: Monday – Saturday: 11:30AM – 8:30PM; Sunday 12:30 – 6:30PM; Christmas Eve 10:30AM – 3:30PM

Slappy’s Holiday Circus

This event occurs Daily from 11/25/2017 to 11/25/2017

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: The Galleria Mall Dallas

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Suite 3860, Dallas, TX 75240  Click for Google Map

Description: Presented by Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse, experience a classic European Circus with puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists and jugglers in a fast-paced show that’s fun for the entire family. Show times: 1p & 3pm.

Slappy’s Holiday Circus

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 12/02/2017 to 12/23/2017

Event Begins at: 01:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: The Galleria Mall Dallas – Level 1 near Nordstrom & Belk

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Suite 3860, Dallas, TX 75240  Click for Google Map

Description: Presented by Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse, experience a classic European Circus with puppets, magic, clowns, contortionists and jugglers in a fast-paced show that’s fun for the entire family. Show times: 1p & 3pm.

Snowflakes

This event occurs Daily from 12/07/2017 to 12/10/2017

Location Name: Moody Performance Hall

Location Address: 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: No two snowflakes are alike. But when they meet on the ground, they all become a unified, peaceful blanket of white. Once again, Turtle Creek Chorale presents a one-of-a-kind holiday show filled with all the yuletide comforts you’ve come to expect. You can be certain that plenty of surprises will be sprinkled throughout. The holidays cannot begin without this unforgettable Chorale experience. We guarantee you’ll leave the show feeling as glorious as a shimmering blanket of new-fallen snow. Times vary

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Songbird Live “Dorothy Shaw Handbell Choir”

Date of event: 12/16/2017

Event Time: 07:30:00 PM till 09:30:00 PM

Cost: General $15-$20; Reserved Seating $20-$25

Location Name: Songbird Live Theatre

Location Address: 210 E. Henderson Street, Cleburne, Texas 76031 Click for Google Map

Description: Songbird live presents “Christmas SIng Along”. The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir is the internationally acclaimed community handbell choir from Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1964 to be part of the annual Christmas play-pageant The Littlest Wiseman, the choir has evolved into a world-renowned musical organization.

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The Nutcracker

Date of event: 12/09/2017

Event Begins at: 03:00:00PM

Cost: $16

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Reedy High School

Location Address: 3003 Stonebrook Parkway Frisco, TX, 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: Come experience The Frisco Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker this holiday season. This year there will be two performances both held at Reedy High School in Frisco. Shows at 3pm and 6:00pm.

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The Nutcracker at Bass Hall

This event occurs Daily from 12/09/2017 to 12/24/2017

Location Name: Bass Performance Hall

Location Address: 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Click for Google Map

Description: This classic story tells the tale of a young girl, Clara, who receives a Nutcracker and goes on a magical journey to discover the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets alongside her Nutcracker Prince. For matinee shows: Story time, crafts & surprises for children of all ages! Doors open at 1pm & show starts at 2pm. Performance times and ticket prices vary, please see website.

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The Nutcracker Ballet

Date of event: 12/09/2017

Event Begins at: 03:00:00PM

Cost: Ticket prices start at: $16 per person.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Rick Reedy High School

Location Address: 3003 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco Click for Google Map

Description: Come experience The Frisco Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker this holiday season. Ring in the holidays with The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, December 9th at Reedy High School in Frisco. Performance times: 3pm & 6 pm

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The Nutcracker Ballet

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/03/2017

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Winspear Opera House

Location Address: 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Come with Clara to a dreamland of heroic battles and breathtaking beauty in a holiday classic for all ages. Performed by the Texas Ballet.

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Uptown Carolers Performance

This event occurs Daily from 12/20/2017 to 12/23/2017

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall Dallas

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240  Click for Google Map

Description: Come listen to the sounds of music with the Uptown Carolers! Performances will be from 3PM – 5PM daily and 12PM-2PM on Christmas Eve, traveling throughout the center.

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White Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/14/2017 to 11/19/2017

Event Begins at: 07:30:00PM

Cost: Weeknight shows start at $44/person, $55 on weekends

Location Name: Bass Performance Hall

Location Address: 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Click for Google Map

Description: This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and good will, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs and top it off with a glorious dancing and lots of snow! The New York Times says to “put it on your wish list.” IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. This must-see show is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical. Weeknight & weekend shows at 7:30pm. Sat & Sun matinee at 1:30pm.

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