Get the in the holiday spirit with these modified holiday happenings in Fort Worth. All events include what to expect with 2020 changes.
"Jingle All the Way" at Casa Mañana Theatre
Watch Casa Mañana Theatre's holiday production of "Jingle All the Way" Saturday, December 5, through Wednesday, December 23. Sing-a-long to holiday faves like "Frosty the Snowman," "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and more. During the show your kids will craft an ornament to take home for the tree and enjoy an appearance from Santa Claus. Expect an early opening to alleviate gathering masses, social distancing and masks. No intermission and you may only sit in groups with your party. Get the details and purchase tickets.
Holiday in the Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Spend some time holiday-ing outdoors this year. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden has a fun-filled day scheduled on Saturday, December 12, including: Holiday Sip 'n Shop, Holiday Tea, Santa in the Garden, a Christmas Tree Farm, Opera in the Garden and a free Afternoon in the Garden (entry from 3-5 p.m.). There will also be vendors with food, a variety of winter beverages and live music. Expect social distancing and masks indoors, temperature checks when entering the buildings and sanitizing stations. Get the details.
Texas Ballet Theater's "The Nutcracker"
Catch the time-honored classic "The Nutcracker" performed by Texas Ballet Theater from the comfort of your own home December 14-26. The video is of the 2012 production and is $30 per household. Get more details.
Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway
Gift of Lights is a drive-thru holiday lights display at Texas Motor Speedway perfect for social distancing. Experience this larger-than-life show now through January 2. Expect to remain in your vehicle at all times as there will be no Santa’s Village this year. Proceeds benefit many area charities. Get the details.
Polar Pajama Party
Don your PJs for a Polar Pajama Party at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History December 18 (5-7 p.m.) and December 19 (8-10 a.m.). Guests will enjoy winter activities, crafts and a reading of the book, Polar Express: The Magic Journey. Tickets are $15 for non-members.
Modern Lights at the Modern Art Museum
Fort Worth's Cultural District is aglow with holiday lights thanks to the return of Modern Lights to the Modern Art Museum. The trees adorning the Museum will be illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Make an evening of it when you enjoy free gallery entrance on Fridays until 8 p.m. Expect to wear masks, practice social distancing and lots of sanitizer stations. The lights will be displayed until January 17. Get the details.
Ho, Ho, Ho Holidays in the Stockyards
Spend time perusing all the shops along the decorated streets or snap a family photo in front of the Christmas Tree on the lawn of the Livestock Exchange Building. Safe and socially distanced photos with Cowboy Santa may be reserved online now through December 24. Expect masks, social distancing and an acrylic screen between you and Santa. Get the details.
Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive-In
The coolest holiday treat –– Panther Island Ice at the Coyote Drive-In –– is here through January 18. Enjoy Panther Island’s outdoor ice skating rink. Expect to purchase tickets ahead of time here. Get the details.