Fort Worth becomes a festive Funkytown with these holiday pop-up events! 

December 6-8

Join the Festivus Holiday Lights Tour, launching at One Safe Place, on December 6. You’ll enjoy the best of what the Fairmount Historic Neighborhood has to offer, along with pictures with Santa, crafts, snacks and an opportunity to support local vendors. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. 

Come out to the Santacon Pub Crawl starting at 4 p.m. at Varsity Tavern on December 7. Your wristband gets you two free drinks and access to food and beverage specials at participating locations, and all the Santa Clauses you care to see. Ugly sweaters encouraged.


Visit Holidays at the Hall, a free interactive event at the Food Hall at Crockett Row with local radio station 92.1 Hank FM, December 7th and December 21st from 4-6 p.m.

Indulge the kiddos in Cocoa & Gingerbread House Cookie Decorating Class by Sweet Frosted Cookies Organic Bakery at Sugarboo & Co. in the Shops at Clearfork on December 8, 2-4 p.m. Guests will enjoy cookie decorating with Santa and Chef Alexis Ruddock, a recent competitor featured on an episode of the Food Network’s Cookie Challenge last month. Tickets are $50.

Join Santa for brunch at Pinstripes in the Shops at Clearfork. Get your wishes on Santa’s list early. Children under five dine for free! Brunch occurs weekly on December 8, 15 and 22.


December 12-15

Enjoy Cookies with Santa at Ryan Family YMCA on Thursday, December 12, at 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their Christmas PJs!

You’ve heard of yoga with goats and puppies, but have you considered Angry Yoga for stress management? Your ticket to Panther Island Brewing on Saturday, December 14, gets you a genuine yoga instructor, beer, and an unusual way to channel any holiday stress. It goes without saying that this is an adults-only event. Tickets are $22.


Stage West’s MADE fundraiser brings you Music, Arts (and crafts), Drinks and Eats, all with local origins. Shop from area vendors and enjoy the entertainment, a raffle, and face-painting for kids. Event is Sunday, December 15, from noon to 5 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested for entry. Kids 10 years and under are free.

The Food Hall at Crockett Row celebrates their one-year anniversary with a Hall Crawl benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank on Sunday, December 17. Your ticket gets you appetizers from the Hall restaurants, a complimentary cocktail, and a personal visit from Santa! $25 for adults, $10 for kids. 


December 21

Participate in a grown-up Christmas Cookie Exchange at Clearfork Main. Bring a dozen cookies to trade, a glue gun and glue sticks for decorating the packaging.

Shipping and Receiving’s annual Holiday Party features a no-cover evening with food and drink specials and pictures with Santa. 


December 31

Hop on the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl, featuring half a dozen Fort Worth bars all located around Crockett Row at West 7th. Your wristband purchase gets you entry to the bar, along with appetizers, a champagne toast, and food and drink specials. Tickets are $30.

If you’re looking for a more family-friendly NYE celebration, the glitter ball drops twice at Pinstripes – once at 8 p.m. for the kids and again at midnight.  “Roll” in the new year with complimentary champagne and the full restaurant menu. Reservations are required.