December entertainment calendar: 'Charlie Brown Christmas,' 'Nutcracker,' live music, more

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on

By Chip Chandler — Producer

December's just around the corner, bringing with it a slew of holiday-related events and more fun. Check here for your full lineup of entertainment options for the month!

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information (where available).
  • I'm listing as many local band gigs as available, but they're always changing; check our Weekend Planner posts every Thursday to see where all of your local favorites are playing. Regular weekly gigs are included at the end.
  • Classes, crafting lessons, etc. aren't included in an effort to keep the list (a bit) more concise.
  • Look for a more complete Christmas roundup in early December, and a New Year's Eve roundup near Christmas.
  • Major national movie releases are listed, but limited releases that aren't expected to arrive in Amarillo on opening day are not. Check the weekly Movie Watch column for up-to-the-minute details.
  • This list is fluid. Check back for updates, and check the weekly event roundups every Thursday.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

Dec. 1

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's annual Christmas Open House will continue Dec. 1.

Bazaar on 58th: Shop among local vendors at this new weekly marketplace. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. 3723 S.W. 58th Ave. 806-342-9555)

Breakfast with Santa: Devour goodies with Kris Kringle at this annual Discovery Center party, which also features a photo shoot, a family friendly breakfast, hands-on activities and more. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $12 members and $17 nonmembers in advance, $14 member and $19 nonmembers at the door. 806-355-9547)

Donuts with Santa Raider Red: The Texas Tech mascot will take donations of unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and pose for pictures. (9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 1, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1400 S. Coulter St. Free. 806-414-9608)

Swisher County Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Check out holiday shopping at this expo in Tulia. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Senior Citizens Center, 619 S.E. Second St. 806-995-2296)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1; continues Dec. 2. 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Breakfast with Santa: When your belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly, you have room for two breakfasts. Santa will join children ages 1 to 12 for a morning meal at Chick-Fil-A in Westgate Mall's Food Court. (9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1, Chick-Fil-A at Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

Cookies with Santa: Even more food for the holly-jolly gentleman. New, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots are encouraged. (10 a.m. to noon Dec. 1, Pieces — A Design Mercantile, 2740 Duniven Circle. Free. 806-336-3389)

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. Proceeds at the Dec. 1 event will benefit Ronald McDonald House. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 16. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Arts in the Sunset Holiday Shopping: Enjoy live music, food trucks and more as you shop among the artists in the gallery. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Christmas Open House: Dumas' Window on the Plains Museum and The Art Center will host a holiday get-together with Santa, Christmas music and refreshments. (Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Window on the Plains Museum, 1820 S. Dumas Ave. in Dumas. 806-935-3113)

Henry Cline book signing: The Oklahoma City author will sign copies of his books The Platinum Briefcase and Too Close for Comfort(noon Dec. 1, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

The Magic Flute: Director Julie Taymor's (The Lion King on Broadway) reimagining of the classic Mozart fable will get a special encore for The Met: Live in HD season. (12:55 p.m. Dec. 1, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us: An unlikely group of Pokémon masters must work together to save the day. (12:55 p.m. Dec. 1, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Christmas Open House: The annual Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum holiday event returns with photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, crafts, choirs, cookies and more. (1 p.m. Dec. 1, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free; $1 or one can donation for High Plains Food Bank requested. 806-651-2244)

Fresh Start Community Center's Family Feud: Teams of five can face off in a match to benefit Fresh Start of Monroe's disability scholarship program at Amarillo College. (2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Fresh Start Community Center, 612 N. Polk St. 817-243-9661)

Christmas in Canyon: The annual holiday celebration will include Christmas Open House at PPHM (see above), then a visit with Santa from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Shops on Fifth Avenue; the Canyon Lions Club Christmas Pancake Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Cole Community Center, 300 N. 16th St.; and the Parade of Lights and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Fourth Avenue. (4 p.m. Dec. 1, various locations in Canyon. Free; $5 for pancake dinner ages 6 and older. 806-655-7815) 

Claude Christmas on the Square: Look for Christmas lights, music, singing, food, family fun of all kinds and a visit from Santa Claus at this event. (4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, downtown Claude. Free. 806-206-0841)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Clovis Christmas Lights Parade: The Nutcracker-themed parade wil feature photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Railroad Park and a Nutcracker book reading. (6 p.m. MT Dec. 1, Main Street in Clovis, N.M. Free. 575-309-8370)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 1; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Chris Richburg: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Hilary Marie: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 1, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 1, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 1; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

The Andy Dalman Trio: The jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Christmas Cash: Top cowboys will race for some extra holiday dough and bragging rights. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 2. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Dana Cooper: The folk singer will return to Amarillo to give a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Falling Into Dance: The West Texas A&M University School of Dance will give its fall concert. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 2. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors, free WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Flute Ensemble: The WT ensemble will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, West Texas A&M University Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

Pampa Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker: The Pampa dance company will stage its version of the Tchaikovsky ballet. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; continues Dec. 2. M.K. Brown Auditorium, 1100 W. Coronado Drive. Tickets $10. 806-663-9103)

The Fwoops: The Amarillo jazz combo will play. (8 p.m. Dec. 1, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

The Jim Laughlin Trio: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 1, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 1, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Band Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 1, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

51 Junction: The Red Dirt band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 1, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members will perform. (9:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

American Aquarium: The red-hot Americana band will perform with opener Scott Miller(10 p.m. Dec. 1, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $15 in advance, $20 at door.)

Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws: The Amarillo country band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 1, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 1, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Piles of Potential: The Amarillo stoner-rock band will record a live album with special guest Dave Regal. (10 p.m. Dec. 1, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will give a late-night encore. (12:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

 

Dec. 2

Student dancers rehearse for West Texas A&M University's "Falling Into Dance," to be staged through Dec. 2.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2; continues through Dec. 16. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Cookies and Milk with Santa: Father Christmas will make another stop for photos and snacks. (Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, Khiva Shrine, 305 S.E. Fifth Ave. Free. 806-373-2845)

Shelton Rohling: The Lubbock singer will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Dec. 2, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Pampa Christmas Tour of Homes: The Twentieth Century Cotillion Study Club will offer its 23rd annual tour of notable homes: The Lukner home at 2565 Beech Lane, the Terry home at 175 Texas Highway 70 and the Williamson home at 1003 Christine. Proceeds benefit the Opportunity Plan. (1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2, various locations in Pampa. Tickets $10. 806-669-3353)

Sleepless in Seattle: Get swept up again in the romance in special screenings for this beloved film's 25th anniversary. (1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 2; continues Dec. 5. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Falling Into Dance: The West Texas A&M University School of Dance will give its fall concert. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors, free WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Pampa Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker: The Pampa dance company will stage its version of the Tchaikovsky ballet. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, M.K. Brown Auditorium, 1100 W. Coronado Drive. Tickets $10. 806-663-9103)

AC Concert Choir carols concert: The Amarillo College ensemble will give a seasonal performance. (4 p.m. Dec. 2, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St. Free. 806-371-5340)

Christmas at West Texas A&M University: Star of Bethlehem: The WT Symphony Orchestra will give two free concerts with guests Clovis (N.M.) High School Chamber Choir and Harrington String Quartet violist Vesselin Todorov. (4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2, WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free; tickets required. 806-651-2840)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Paws & Claus: Dogs and cats can get photos with Santa at Westgate Mall. Pets should be leashed or in a crate. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2; continues through Dec. 23. Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 2; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 2; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Christmas Cash: Top cowboys will race for some extra holiday dough and bragging rights. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

 

Dec. 3

The 1978 "Superman" will be screened Dec. 3 for its 40th anniversary.
Courtesy Fathom

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. Each day of the drive will focus on different critical warehouse inventory items; this day will focus on peanut butter and jelly donations. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 3; continues through Dec. 8. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 3; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Borger Christmas Parade: Kick off the holidays in Borger with this light parade. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Main Street in Borger. Free. 806-274-2211)

Letters to Santa: Friends of the Amarillo Public Library will provide writing and decorating materials for missives to the big man. (7 p.m. Dec. 3, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Superman: A 40th anniversary screening of the iconic superhero film, starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, will screen. (7 p.m. Dec. 3, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 3; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Community Band Christmas Concert: The Amarillo College Community Band will perform holiday tunes at this concert, with cookies and cider to follow. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5340)

 

Dec. 4

The Together We Can food and fund drive will run Dec. 3 to 8.

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. Each day of the drive will focus on different critical warehouse inventory items; this day will focus on rice and beans donations. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 4; continues through Dec. 8. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Poinsettia Luncheon and Style Show: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens and Southwest Amarillo Garden Club will host a second luncheon and style show (featuring Sheryl Anderson Model and Talent Agency). (11:30 a.m. Dec. 4, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $40, including lunch, show and poinsettia; reservations due Nov. 30. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 4; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Toys-Day Run: This special evening run through the Wolflin neighborhood will collect toys or other needed items for The Bridge. (6 p.m. Dec. 4, Get Fit, 1911 S. Georgia St. Entry fee $20 donation or cash. 806-350-4262)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 4; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. Dec. 4, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 4; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Allegiance to Broadway: Go behind the scenes to see how the musical about actor George Takei's family's imprisonment in World War II-era internment camps made it to the Great White Way. The musical itself will screen Dec. 11. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Claudio Espejo: The musician will perform for the Amarillo College Piano Series. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5340)

Comedy Open Mic: Try your hand alongside comics from Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. Dec. 4, House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6840)

 

Dec. 5

A Yellow City Comedy & Productions Comedy Open Mic is set for Dec. 5 at Whiskey River.

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. Each day of the drive will focus on different critical warehouse inventory items; this day will focus on canned vegetables, meats and soups. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 5; continues through Dec. 8. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Vibrant Vocab: This biweekly storytime focuses on building vocabularies. (3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Sleepless in Seattle: Get swept up again in the romance in special screenings for this beloved film's 25th anniversary. (4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

STEM Lab: This monthly program on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math continues with an exploration of building materials. (4 p.m. Dec. 5, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 5; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

WT Band Concert: The student ensembles will perform. (6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

Mirai: A young boy is quite unhappy about the arrival of his new baby sister — until her future, teenage self takes him on a journey thorugh time and space. (7 p.m. Dec. 5 [subtitled]; continues Dec. 8. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 5; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Comedy Open Mic: Amateur and professional comics can take their turn at the mic at this evening hosted by Amarillo comic Skylar Potter of Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. Dec. 5, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

 

Dec. 6

Victory Church's annual "Glo" holiday production will be staged Dec. 6 to 9.
Courtesy Victory Church

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. Each day of the drive will focus on different critical warehouse inventory items; this day will focus on pasta, sauce and boxed dinners. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 8. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. Dec. 6, Street Toyota, 4500 S. Soncy Road. Free. 806-373-7800)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Josh Roberts will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 6, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. Dec. 6, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Tascosa Pops: The annual concert and dinner will feature Tascosa High School's orchestra and band, plus saxophonist Carlos Casso and violinist Bryan Gomez. (6 p.m. Dec. 6, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $30 or tables of eight for $275; deadline is Nov. 20. 806-326-2662)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 6; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Antony & Cleopatra: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo star in this National Theatre production of the Shakespearean drama, filmed live on stage. (7 p.m. Dec. 6, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 6, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature a collaborative art exhibition by Jason Barrett and Topher Petsch and music from Amarillo jazz combo Summertime Trio(7 p.m. Dec. 6, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 9. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 6; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

A Bad Moms Christmas: Last year's holiday comedy will get an encore screening. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

WTAMU Opera Workshop: Student performers will offer scenes from CarmenL’enfant et les Sortilege, Candide, West Side Story, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Barber of Seville, Otello and Rigoletto. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, WT Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Yvonne Perea and Hillary Smith: The hONEyhoUSe members will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

DJ Javier Chaparro: The Amarillo DJ will spin for Salsa Night. (8 p.m. Dec. 6, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Toke: The stoner-rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 6, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Dec. 7

Conner Unwin and Laken Derington star as Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present in Amarillo Little Theatre Academy's "A Christmas Carol," opening Dec. 7.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. Each day of the drive will focus on different critical warehouse inventory items; this day will focus on milk and cereal donations. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 8. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Coffee & Cuties: Children 5 and younger can enjoy stories, crafts and more with their parents and grandparents. (9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. Dec. 7, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Free with museum admission of $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

Scholarship Auction: The Amarillo Women's Network will feature Coco Duckworth as guest speaker, and holiday shopping options from Cindy Sheets Premier Designs and Lillie's Boutique. Silent and live auctions also will be held to raise money for the group's scholarship fund for area high school students. (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Abuelo's banquet room, 3501 S.W. 45th Ave. Cost $25; reservations due Dec. 4. 806-374-5058 or loretta.williams@suddenlink.net)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through the newly rebranded Arts in the Sunset will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Borger Hometown Christmas: The Boomtown celebration will feature Christmas carols, lighting of the Christmas tree, screenings of The Star and Elf, a snowball cornhole contest, s'more roasting with firefighters and more. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7, downtown Borger. Free. 806-464-5200)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Flights & Bites: Enjoy small plates from Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse paired with three Texas wines. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Admission $30. 806-488-2214)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Jason Nutt: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 7, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 9. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

The Mercy Manger: The Amarillo Community Chorale will give its annual concert. (7 p.m. Dec. 7, Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington St. Free. 806-352-1442)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 7, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas. And look out for a special appearance by the Grinch. (7:05 p.m. Dec. 7, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

Bomb City Rhythm: The jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo favorites will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Love Session: The Amarillo soul band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Decapitation of a New Day: ​The New Mexico metal band will perform with Amarillo band In the Mind of Asterion and Vernon band A New Day Falls(9 p.m. Dec. 7, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305) 

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 7, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Robert Hinds Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 7, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Sunset Strip: The '80s tribute band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 7, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Brian Wynne & The Radio Band: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 7, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Dec. 8

High Plains Public Radio will collaborate with adult Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre actors for a live reading of "A Christmas Carol" on Dec. 8.
Courtesy photo

Bazaar on 58th: Shop among local vendors at this new weekly marketplace. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, 3723 S.W. 58th Ave. 806-342-9555)

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge and read a book that was published in 2018. (10 a.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 16. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Arts in the Sunset Holiday Shopping: Enjoy live music, food trucks and more as you shop among the artists in the gallery. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Messiah Sing-In:Join Amarillo Opera and several favorite Amarillo musicians for a sing-along version of Handel's Messiah. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Free. 806-372-7464)

Mirai: A young boy is quite unhappy about the arrival of his new baby sister — until her future, teenage self takes him on a journey thorugh time and space. (12:55 p.m. Dec. 8 [English-dubbed], Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Buttons: Screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury star in the holiday musical. (12:55 p.m. Dec. 8, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Holiday Art Market Pop-Up: The 806 Art Collective will host a seasonal shopping expo. (2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. 806-322-1806)

Rock Art Hike: Look for ancient rock art and mortar holes in an easy-to-moderate hike at Palo Duro Canyon State Park(2 p.m. Dec. 8, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Tuba Christmas: The annual concert featuring about 100 low-brass performers playing holiday tunes returns to Westgate Mall. An open rehearsal begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 in the Amarillo High School band room, 4225 Danbury St., and lunch will be provided. (3 p.m. Dec. 8, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Entry fee $10; free to watch. 806-358-2137 or 409-457-2734)

Winter Book Celebration: Celebrate the anniversaries of several favorite stories with crafts. (3 p.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas at the Ranch: Enjoy a brisket dinner, hay ride, music from The Purple Hulls and more at this 17th annual event. (5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, Hidden Falls Ranch, 3699 County Road 4 in Wayside. Tickets $15 adults, $10 children 6 and older. 806-764-3466)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Sip & Shop: Seven Amarillo artists will sell their wares at a party featuring music from Hilary Marie, hors d'oeuvres and a signature cocktail. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, The Object Gallery, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 76-A. 806-681-1029)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 8; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Wheeler Christmas on the Square: Check out the lighting of Wheeler's downtown square, plus a live nativity scene, caroling, games and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Wheeler Chamber of Commerce, 505 S. Alan L. Bean Blvd. in Wheeler. 806-826-3408)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Dillon Taylor: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Sean Vokes and Dave Fike: The Amarillo jazz musicians will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Together in Whoville: This Summit Church production is inspired by Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Summit Church, 2008 12th Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-655-2347)

Christmas Bazaar: Shop among several vendors, enjoy hot cocoa and compete in an ugly sweater contest ($3 entry fee) at 42nd annual bazaar at Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum in Fritch. (7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum, 104 N. Robey Ave. in Fritch. Free. 806-678-7847)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 9. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

Hayden Spears: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 8, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 8, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 8; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Ugly Sweater Party: Don your tackiest holiday sweater for this shindig. (7 p.m. Dec. 8, Wild Bill's Fillin' Station, 3811 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas. Bring new or gently used stuffed animals to throw onto the ice after the Bulls' first goal for the annual Teddy Bear Toss, which benefits Toys for Tots(7:05 p.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

HPPR A Christmas Carol live reading: The public radio station will collaborate with adult Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre actors to present a live reading and radio broadcast of the Charles Dickens classic. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

WT Chamber Choir: The student singers will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, West Texas A&M University Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 8, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Greg Meek: The Amarillo musician will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 8, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 8, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws: ​The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305) 

JD Brower Band: The Oklahoma country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Kung Fu Vampire: The California hip-hop act will perform with Amarillo rapperNicky Cortez(9 p.m. Dec. 8, XR Downtown, 715 S. Polk St. Tickets $10 advance or $15 at the door, plus fees. 806-437-0223)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform for the bar's Christmas party; those who want to participate in the gift exchange should bring a unisex gift valuted at no more than $20. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

12 Gauge: The Oklahoma country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Don Todd Sound Machine: The Amarillo indie musician will perform with DJ Rupert the Duke(10 p.m. Dec. 8, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Ozzolution: The Ozzy Osbourne tribute band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 8, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Tail Light Rebellion: The roots rock band will perform with Amarillo punk band The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff(10 p.m. Dec. 8, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 9

"White Christmas" will be screened Dec. 9 and 12 as part of TCM's Big Screen Classics series.
Courtesy Fathom / TCM

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 16. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Sensory-Friendly Santa: People on all spectrums of special needs can get photos in a special session with Santa at Westgate Mall. Reservations required. (10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 9, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

James Owens: The Amarillo singer will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Dec. 9, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Reflections Envisioned III: Photographer Jim Livingston will showcase his 18 most popular 2018 images during a brunch exhibition and concert by Sunny-Side Up String Quartet. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Fireflies auditions: Young actors and singers can audition for the Feb. 1 Amarillo Opera production of a musical, based on a Czech fairy tale, originally produced in the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. Actors ages 7 to 18 are sought. (1:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo College's Ordway Auditorium on the Washington Street campus. 806-372-7464) 

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

White Christmas: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with a holiday screening of this iconic musical. (2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9; continues Dec. 12. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (3 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

Sounds of the Season: The Amarillo Youth Choirs will give their annual holiday concert. (3 p.m. Dec. 9, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-372-1100)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 9; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 9; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

 

Dec. 10

"Jim Henson's Holiday Special," screening Dec. 10 and 16, will feature remastered versions of "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" and "The Bells of Fraggle Rock."
Courtesy Fathom

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Jim Henson's Holiday Special: Spend the holidays with favorite friends in screenings featuring remastered versions of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rock. (4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10; continues Dec. 16. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 10; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

New Year, New You: Learn about vision boards, mental rehearsals and creating clarity. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas Show: The cowboy singer will celebrate his 25th anniversary of old-school holiday shows in a fundraiser for the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian. (7 p.m. Dec. 10; VIP dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Tickets $35 to $45; $65 to $75 for VIP admission. 806-335-3175)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 10; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Downtown Brown: The Detroit punk/funk singer will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 10, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

 

Dec. 11

George Takei stars in and helped create the musical "Allegiance," based on his own family's internment during World War II. The musical will screen Dec. 11.
Courtesy Fathom

Once Upon a Deadpool: This year's Deadpool 2 gets a PG-13 re-release. (Previews Dec. 11; opens Dec. 12. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Early Explorers: Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn about STEM pioneers. (4 p.m. Dec. 11, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 11; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Santa Story Time: Kids can enjoy a reading of Pete the Cat and a visit from Santa. (6 p.m. Dec. 11, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 11; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 11; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Bella Musica: The Borger women's choir will give its Christmas concert. (7 p.m. Dec. 11, Frank Phillips College Library, 1301 Roosevelt St. in Borger. Free. 806-717-1537)

The Randy Boys: The folk duo will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. Dec. 11, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 11; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Allegiance: The musical is based on George Takei and family's time in World War II-era internment camps for Japanese-Americans. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Heavy Heart Tour: Metal bands Samsara, Set Sights and Cvltvre will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 11, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5 men, free for women. 806-418-6649)

Dan Lavoie: The acoustic blues singer will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 11, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 12

Roger Wendover will perform Dec. 12 at Leftwood's.
Photo by Dahli Durley / Facebook

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

White Christmas: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with a holiday screening of this iconic musical. (2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 12; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 12; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Roger Wendover: The touring folk rocker will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 12, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 13

Amarillo Zoo's Zoo Lights Safari will continue through Dec. 23.
Courtesy Amarillo Zoo

Mortal Engines: In this steampunk-inspired dystopian future, cities are motorized and prey on each other. (Previews Dec. 13; opens Dec. 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales, an alternate universe Spidey, is at the center of this dimension-spanning animated adventure. (Previews Dec. 13; opens Dec. 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Dannie Lake will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 13, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 13; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 13; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 13; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Larry Martin: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Dec. 13, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 13; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds members will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki: The animation master's life and career is celebrated in the documentary. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; continues Dec. 18. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

20 Watt Tombstone: The Wisconsin rock duo will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 13, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 14

Palo Duro Cowboy Church's Living Nativity will be on view Dec. 14 and 15.

The Mule: Actor-director Clint Eastwood's latest finds him playing a desperate man who takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. (Opens Dec. 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Wildlife: This family drama, the directorial debut of actor Paul Dano, is based on the 1990 Richard Ford novel. (Opens Dec. 14, Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40.)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Living Cowboy Nativity: The Palo Duro Cowboy Church will retell the story of Jesus' birth in a cowboy atmosphere in this drive-through attraction. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14; continues Dec. 15. Palo Duro Cowboy Church, 12200 W. U.S. Highway 60. Free. 806-655-4700) 

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 14; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Dillon Taylor: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Neal Nossaman: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

The DustJackets: The Amarillo folk-rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Dec. 14, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 14, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Jingle Bell Run: Lace up your snow shoes for this Lone Star Runners Club event. (7 p.m. Dec. 14, First United Bank, One First United Bank Parkway. Entry fee $20 LSRC members, $25 nonmembers. amanda.porterbrown@gmail.com)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 14, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Northside Toy Drive Black Tie Affair: The sixth-annual holiday party will feature Dallas group The Inspiration Band, plus dancing, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and casino games. Proceeds benefit Northside Toy Drive, which provides presents for children in North Amarillo. (7 p.m. Dec. 14, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission is an unwrapped toy; reserved table seating available for eight for $300 or $1,000 for VIP seating, including plated dinner. 806-676-7482)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 14; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Clark Griffin: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

The Homecoming: The young actors of Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre will stage this holiday musical, based on a Christmas movie that led to The Waltons series. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo College's Ordway Auditorium on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $12. 806-371-5353)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 14, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild Band: The Amarillo classic-rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec.14, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 14, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Apathy Power Hour: Stand-ups from Yellow City Comedy & Productions will perform. (8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-6163)

JARS of Sound: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 14, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Midnight Express: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 14, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo combo will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 14, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws: ​The Amarillo country band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 14, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Def Smyth: The new Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 14, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

The Dirty River Boys: The El Paso-based Americana rockers will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 14, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Dec. 15

Amarillo Symphony will perform its Happy Holiday Pops concerts on Dec. 15.
Courtesy Amarillo Symphony

Bazaar on 58th: Shop among local vendors at this new weekly marketplace. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15, 3723 S.W. 58th Ave. 806-342-9555)

Canyon Driving Tour: Learn about the flora, fauna, history and geology of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this guided tour. Seating is limited; sign up at park headquarters. (9 a.m. Dec. 15, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Caffeine & Cars Toy Drive: The monthly car show will celebrate its first anniversary with a toy drive and performance by Amarillo rapper Nicky Cortez. (10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15, Phone Medic of Amarillo, 3409 S. Georgia St. Free; toy donations requested. 806-418-6850)

Christmas at the Dome: This holiday bazaar in Borger will feature arts, crafts, photos with Santa and more. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15; continues Dec. 16. Borger Dome, 1113 Bulldog Blvd. Free. 409-277-2830)

Christmas Trade Days: The Top O' Texas Trade Days association will host a special holiday shopping event. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Pampa Mall, 2545 Perryton Parkway. Free. 806-486-7553)

Lotus on the Lawn: Take an all-levels yoga class in the Derrick Room at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum(10 a.m. Dec. 15, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Cost $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 806-651-2244)

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 16. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Christmas Crafts: Meet at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Visitor Center for hot chocolate and ornament making. (11 a.m. Dec. 15, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Wreaths Across America: Wreaths will be laid on the graves of veterans buried in Amarillo as part of a nationwide commemoration. (11 a.m. Dec. 15, Llano Cemetery, 2900 S. Hays St. 806-454-9658)

La Traviata: The Met: Live in HD series continues with Verdi's iconic opera in a production starring soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Juan Diego Flórez. (11:55 a.m. Dec. 15; continues Dec. 19. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

December Art Fair: Several Amarillo artists will offer holiday items. (2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-681-0821)

Happy Holiday Pops: The Amarillo Symphony will celebrate the season in its third annual Christmas concert, featuring guest conductor Yuriy Bekker. The 2016 concert will be featured in a Panhandle PBS special at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 25. (2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Yak and Yarn: Crafters ages 12 and older need a skein of yarn and corresponding crochet hook for this workshop. (3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Celebrate Christmas: The Amarillo Fellowship Church holiday spectacular will be staged in three performances. (6 p.m. Dec. 15; continues Dec. 16. Amarillo Fellowship Church, 8425 S. Bell St. Free. 806-463-1232)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Die Hard Movie Night: Enjoy a screening of this classic action film (which is totally a Christmas movie). Grilled cheeses will be served, and a trivia contest will follow the film. (6 p.m. Dec. 15, Long Wooden Spoon Brewing, 4098 Business Park Drive. No cover. 806-553-0397) 

Living Cowboy Nativity: The Palo Duro Cowboy Church will retell the story of Jesus' birth in a cowboy atmosphere in this drive-through attraction. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Palo Duro Cowboy Church, 12200 W. U.S. Highway 60. Free. 806-655-4700)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Holiday Sip N Shop: Area vendors will sell holiday wares, and Pizza Nomad will sell hot slices. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. No cover. 806-488-2214)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 15; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 15, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Biker Christmas Party: Celebrate the season in your best biker gear. (7 p.m. Dec. 15, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 15, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Chino & The Strange Whiskey Band: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 15, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 15; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

The Homecoming: The young actors of Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre will stage this holiday musical, based on a Christmas movie that led to The Waltons series. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo College's Ordway Auditorium on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $12. 806-371-5353)

Johnny Reverb Holston: The Amarillo blues legend will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 15, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The Average Joes: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 15, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Ryan Hutchens: The touring singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 15, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Body and Soul Pop-Up Show: The popular Amarillo College's FM90 show will put the spotlight on area hip-hop and rap artists, including Ugly Chulo, SabiiJrew Retro, Queen V, BlxxzyFYH featuring Nick Gunn, CortsDraven James, T-MO, King Slim Soul and MC-Seven-E. Proceeds will benefit High Plains Food Bank. (9 p.m. Dec. 15, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Admission $5. 806-371-5228)

Bradley Sherrer: The Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 15, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Esquire Jazz Band: The house band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 15, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Midnight Express: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 15, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws: ​The Amarillo country band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Bomb City Groove: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 15, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Cody Jasper: The Amarillo-born blues-rocker will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 15, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Cody Joe Hodges: The Texas country singer will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 15, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 15, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Uncle Puppy & The Rejects: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 15, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Jam Session: Sit in for a late-night sesh. (12:30 a.m. Dec. 16, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

Dec. 16

Rappers Bone Thugs N Harmony will perform Dec. 16 at Azteca Music Hall.

Celebrate Christmas: The Amarillo Fellowship Church holiday spectacular will be staged in three performances. (9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16, Amarillo Fellowship Church, 8425 S. Bell St. Free. 806-463-1232)

Christmas at the Dome: This holiday bazaar in Borger will feature arts, crafts, photos with Santa and more. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15; continues Dec. 16. Borger Dome, 1113 Bulldog Blvd. Free. 409-277-2830)

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Jim Henson's Holiday Special: Spend the holidays with favorite friends in screenings featuring remastered versions of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rock. (1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

The Homecoming: The young actors of Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre will stage this holiday musical, based on a Christmas movie that led to The Waltons series. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Amarillo College's Ordway Auditorium on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $12. 806-371-5353)

Christmas Concert: The annual First Baptist Church concert returns for three performances. (4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16; continues Dec. 17. First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St. Free; tickets required and available beginning Nov. 26. 806-373-2891)

Christmas in the Hood: The Hood Mass Choir — made up of members from 15 Amarillo churches — will give its 25th annual concert. (5 p.m. Dec. 16, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $8. 806-378-3096)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Paws & Claus: Dogs and cats can get photos with Santa at Westgate Mall. Pets should be leashed or in a crate. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16; continues through Dec. 23. Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 16; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 16; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 16; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Bone Thugs N Harmony: The rap group will return to town with Twista and Do or Die. (8 p.m. Dec. 16, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912. Tickets $35 to $45, plus fees. 806-335-9990)

Winter Belly Dance Hafla: Amarillo belly-dancers will celebrate the season with a hafla, or informal gathering with food and dance. (8 p.m. Dec. 16, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

 

Dec. 17

The Flying J Wranglers will bring their Christmas show back to Amarillo Little Theatre on Dec. 17.
Provided photo

They Shall Not Grow Old: Director Peter Jackson uses restored and colorized archival footage to explore the soldiers and events of World War I. (4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Disney's Frozen Fun Stories and Science: Celebrate winter with ice and snow stories and experiments. (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 17; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 17; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 17; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Christmas Concert: The annual First Baptist Church concert returns for three performances. (7 p.m. Dec. 17, First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St. Free; tickets required and available beginning Nov. 26. 806-373-2891)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 17; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Flying J Wranglers: The singing Ruidoso, N.M., cowboys will bring their Christmas tour back to Amarillo. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $25; ALT members get a 10 percent discount. 806-355-9991)

 

Dec. 18

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" will be staged Dec. 18 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
Courtesy Celebrity Attractions

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Join the (one-week early) discussion of Mary Lou Piland's For the Love of Spumoni(11 a.m. Dec. 18, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 18; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 18; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 18; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage: The holiday classic will be brought to life in this new touring production. (7 p.m. Dec. 18, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $35 to $55, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

David Becker: The touring folk singer will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. Dec. 18, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 18; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki: The animation master's life and career is celebrated in the documentary. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

 

Dec. 19

Emily Blunt stars in "Mary Poppins Returns," opening Dec. 19.
Courtesy Disney

Mary Poppins Returns: The no-nonsense magical nanny flies back into the lives of the Banks family in this new sequel. (Opens Dec. 19. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

La Traviata: The Met: Live in HD series continues with Verdi's iconic opera in a production starring soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Juan Diego Flórez. (1 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Vibrant Vocab: This biweekly storytime focuses on building vocabularies. (3:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Puppy Tales: Kids can practice their skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. (4 p.m. Dec. 19, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 19; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 19; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 19; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 19; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Comedy Open Mic: Try your hand alongside comics from Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. Dec. 19, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

Dec. 20

Jason Momoa stars in "Aquaman," which will preview Dec. 20 and open Dec. 21.
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Aquaman: The underwater avenger hits the big screen. (Previews Dec. 20; opens Dec. 21. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Bumblebee: Hailee Steinfeld stars as a plucky young woman in this 1987-set Transformers prequel. (Previews Dec. 20; opens Dec. 21. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Second Act: Jennifer Lopez stars as an older woman seeking a new start in life in this new romantic comedy. (Previews Dec. 20; opens Dec. 21. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Welcome to Marwen: Steve Carell stars in this fanciful drama about a wounded man finding new life in elaborate dioramas. (Previews Dec. 20; opens Dec. 21. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: The club will meet a week early to discuss any beloved holiday books. (12:15 p.m. Dec. 20, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Discovery Center Holiday Hours: Enjoy extended hours and the season light show Let it Snow at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20; continues through Dec. 22. Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $5; free for members. 806-355-9547)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Amy Hart will perform a Christmas special for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 20, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 20; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 20; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 20; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Sunset & Songwriters: The monthly potluck dinner and concert will feature Yvonne Perea. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Cover $5; BYOB and snacks. 806-352-6007)

Hilary Marie: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Dec. 20, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 20; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Shelton Rohlings: The Lubbock musician will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

DJ Javier Chaparro: The Amarillo DJ will spin for Salsa Night. (8 p.m. Dec. 20, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Upsetting: The Dallas pop-punk band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 20, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

 

Dec. 21

Johnny Chops will perform Dec. 21 at Hoot's Pub.

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas Costume Barrel Race: Riders will don their holiday race for this competition. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Arena of Life Church, 8827 S. Washington St. Free. 310-347-7796)

Discovery Center Holiday Hours: Enjoy extended hours and the season light show Let it Snow at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21; continues through Dec. 22. Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $5; free for members. 806-355-9547)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 21; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 21; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 21; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 21; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Jonathan Guidi: The Amarillo rocker will give a solo show. (7 p.m. Dec. 21, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 21, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 21; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

The Andy Dalman Trio: The jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 21, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 21, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Love Session: The Amarillo soul band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 21, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 21, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Willgood's Christmas Spectacular: The annual ugly-sweater party organized by Amarillo native & promoter Will Krause will feature Oklahoma jam band MONTU, Austin-based blues-rockers Johnny Chops & The Razors and Amarillo-based acts like singer-songwriter Eddie Esler, DJ Rupert the Duke, rapper UglyChulo and experimental musicians Corbin Cary and Koty Potts(8 p.m. Dec. 21, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Cody Canada: The Red Dirt musician will give an acoustic show in Shamrock. (8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Spinning Jenny's House of Music, 21 E. 12th St. in Shamrock. Tickets $50, including free drinks. 806-334-1100)

Chad Miller & The Good Fortune: The West Texas country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 21, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305) 

Esquire Jazz Band: The house band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 21, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Tommy Davis & Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 21, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

J Trial Band: The Amarillo rockers will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 21, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Travis Warren and Tennessee Tuckness: The Blind Melon lead singer — an Amarillo native — and his singer-songwriter mother will give a benefit concert for Amarillo Wildlife Refuge. (10 p.m. Dec. 21, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $15; $35 VIP; $100 table of four. 806-374-9237)

Jam Session: Sit in for a late-night sesh. (12:30 a.m. Dec. 22, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

Dec. 22

The Tommy Gallagher Band will reunite for a Dec. 22 show at Whiskey River.

Bazaar on 58th: Shop among local vendors at this new weekly marketplace. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22, 3723 S.W. 58th Ave. 806-342-9555)

Dutch Oven Demo: Learn about outdoor Dutch oven cooking at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Meet at Lone Star Interpretive Theater. (2 p.m. Dec. 22, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Discovery Center Holiday Hours: Enjoy extended hours and the season light show Let it Snow at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $5; free for members. 806-355-9547)

Full Moon Hike: Dress warmly and wear hiking shoes for this two-mile, easy hike at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Meet at Wolfberry Day Use Area, and bring a flashlight. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Live Music at Bar Z: Amarillo musicians Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates of Insufficient Funds will perform, and Coast to Coast food truck will be on site. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 22, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Lone Star Scales and Tails Christmas Celebration: Enjoy animal encounters, kids' activities and an ugly sweater competition. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 22, Lone Star Scales and Tails, 1008 S. Adams St. Admission $8; free for children 2 and younger. 806-418-3570)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 22; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 22, Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 22; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 22; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 22, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

J Trial Band: The Amarillo rockers will perform. (7 p.m. Dec. 22, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk-rock band will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 22; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

The Fwoops: The Amarillo jazz combo will play. (8 p.m. Dec. 22, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 22, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Devlon Jones and KT Butler: The Amarillo soul singers will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 22, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 22, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Tommy Davis & Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 22, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo country act will perform. (9:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Jason Hodges & The Panhandle Playboys: The Amarillo blues-rock band will perform for the bar's annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party(10 p.m. Dec. 22, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Rodney Branigan: The Amarillo-born international guitar star will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 22, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Santa's Wookshop Wonderland: Amarillo and Lubbock DJs will spin for this electronic dance event. (10 p.m. Dec. 22, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-803-9063)

Shotgun Rider: The Amarillo-born, Fort Worth-based country band will return. (10 p.m. Dec. 22, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Dos SeXXy Pajama Christmas Party: Tell Santa if you've been naughty or nice at this party featuring Dos XX drink specials. (10 p.m. Dec. 22, MJ's Saloon, 3705 Olsen Blvd., Suite A. 806-398-0634)

The Tommy Gallagher Band: The Amarillo country band will come out of retirement for a special show. Canyon's RagTown Chiefs will open. (10 p.m. Dec. 22, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

 

Dec. 23

Christmas in the Gardens will run through Dec. 23 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Moses Morin: The Amarillo guitarist will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Dec. 23, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 23, Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 23; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Paws & Claus: Dogs and cats can get photos with Santa at Westgate Mall. Pets should be leashed or in a crate. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 23, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 23; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 23, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 23; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 23; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

 

Dec. 24

Bishop Hills will be decked out in Christmas lights through Dec. 25.

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 24; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 24; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 24; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 24; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

 

Dec. 25

"Holmes & Watson" is scheduled to open Dec. 25.
Courtesy Columbia Pictures

(NOTE: Satirical Dick Cheney biopic Vice is scheduled to open nationally, but advance tickets are not yet on sale.)

Holmes & Watson: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-team as the titular detectives in this new comedy. (Opens Dec. 25. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 25; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 25; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 25; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

 

Dec. 26

The Waterfield Christmas walk will be on view through Jan. 1 at The Citadelle in Canadian.

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 26; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 26; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 26; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

 

Dec. 27

Rodney Branigan will perform Dec. 27 at Esquire Jazz Club.

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Hilary Marie will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 27, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 27; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 27; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Rodney Branigan: The Amarillo-born international guitar star will perform. (7 p.m. Dec. 27, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 27; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

 

Dec. 28

Loudmouth Lisa will perform at and host its third annual tribute to Lemmy on Dec. 28 at Leftwood's.

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 28; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 28; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 28, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Loaded Six: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 28, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 28; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Toys for Tots Benefit Show: Bands Sources, Edit Canvas, Protect Your Neck, In the Mind of Asterion, Enfuraeon and I-Artifact and DJs SilenT, DJ Dirt and GiantFeet will perform for this benefit show. New or gently used toy donations are welcome, and raffle tickets also will benefit Toys for Tots. (7 p.m. Dec. 28, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5 men, free for women. 806-418-6649)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 28, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 28, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo blues band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 28, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

New Year's Warm-Up Party: Amarillo rock band Touching Voodoo will perform. (8:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 3301 Olsen Blvd. [old Catfish Shack]. Cover $5; $10 cooler fee. 806-236-7409)

Jack Cryver Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 28, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Martinis: The Amarillo combo will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 28, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Chad Miller & The Good Fortune: The Texas country band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 28, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Third Annual Lemmy Tribute Show: Amarillo rock band Loudmouth Lisa will lead a tribute to the late Motörhead performer. (10 p.m. Dec. 28, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 29

The Read Southall Band will perform Dec. 29 at the Stumblin' Goat in Canadian.

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 29; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 29; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws: The Amarillo country band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 29, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker will give a solo show. (7 p.m. Dec. 29, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 29; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds members will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 29, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 29, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 29, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

New Year's Premature Discharge Bash: Metal bands Chemicaust, Protest, Xenotrinsic, Horrid Demise and more will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 29, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305) 

Chino & The Strange Whiskey Band: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 29, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Jack Cryver Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 29, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo combo will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 29, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Read Southall Band: The Oklahoma rock band will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. Tickets $12. 806-323-9257)

Like Red Giants: The Amarillo indie band will perform with Lake Dads(10 p.m. Dec. 29, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Dec. 30

Dale Watson will headline Uncle Bob's Eve of the Eve party Dec. 30 at the Bob Wills Foundation in Turkey.

Hilary Marie: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Dec. 30, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 30; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 30; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 30; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Uncle Bob's Eve of the Eve: Ameripolitan great Dale Watson will headline this special concert, also featuring Hogg Maulies and Cornbread Country Review. (7 p.m. Dec. 30, Bob Wills Foundation, 602 Lyles St. in Turkey. Tickets $100, including dinner; BYOB drinks. 806-336-1471)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Topeka Pilots. Inflatable entertainment troupe ZooperStars will perform during the game. (7:05 p.m. Dec. 30, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Blue Water Highway: The Texas-based Americana band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 30, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Dec. 31

The Amarillo Bulls will play the Topeka Pilots in a Dec. 31 game.
Courtesy Amarillo Bulls

Noon Year's Eve: Get an early start on 2019 with science demonstrations, crafts, karaoke, ginger ale and cookies and a balloon drop at noon. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission fee. 806-355-9547)

Live Music at Bar Z: Amarillo band The A-Town Rockers will perform, and J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Guitars & Cadillacs' 5th Avenue Gala: Celebrate the end of 2018 with party favors, breakfast burritos and a midnight champagne toast. (7 p.m. Dec. 31, Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd. Tickets $15. 806-322-7979)

Off the Hook New Year's Bash: The seafood restaurant will ring in 2019 with country artist Scotty Alexander(7 p.m. Dec. 31, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. 806-350-1400)

Tangled Light Show: This new holiday light show features dancing lights and the Christmas story; tune in to 104.7 FM. (7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31; continues through Jan. 6. 11816 Flying W Trail. Free; donations accepted.)

Western Masquerade: Amarillo's Buster Bledsoe Band will perform at this country-themed masked ball. (7 p.m. Dec. 31, Amarillo VFW Post 1475, 1401 S.W. Eighth Ave. Tickets $35. 806-410-5043 or 806-372-3521)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Topeka Pilots in its traditional New Year's Eve face-off. (7:05 p.m. Dec. 31, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Khiva Shrine New Year's Eve: The Khivans and guests will ring in 2019 with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, music from The Solano Project, open bar, champagne and breakfast at 11 p.m. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Khiva Shrine, 305 S.E. Fifth Ave. Admission $45 in advance, $50 at the door for nonmembers; $30 in advance, $35 at the door for members. 806-373-2845)

Metropolitan New Year's Eve: Amarillo combo Polk Street Jazz will perform for the year-end party. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Esquire's New Year's Bash: The house band will perform for the holiday party. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Murder Mystery at the Oscars After-Party: Bring in 2019 by solving a murder at this new event. The party will feature a catered meal, drinks and a small breakfast after midnight. BYOB allowed, and glitzy costumes encouraged. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Tickets $75. 806-681-0821)

Panhandle Dirt: The Oklahoma country band will perform in Canadian. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. 806-323-9257)

Tommy Davis & Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will perform for a New Year's Eve party. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Garrett Bryan: The Americana singer will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Johnny Ray Vaughan: The Texas blues performer will give a tribute to his late brother Stevie Ray in this New Year's Eve show with Amarillo band Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10 advance, $15 at door. 806-803-9063)

Leftwood's New Year's Eve Bash: Amarillo bands Piles of Potential and The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 22, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Hoppin' John Midnight Hike: Dress warmly and wear hiking shoes for this 1.5-mile, easy hike at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Meet at Mack Dick Pavilion, and bring a flashlight. (11:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

 

Weekly entertainment (Call ahead for holiday hours)

Sundays

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rocker performs. (3 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

Kilo Road: The Amarillo band hosts an open-mic session. (7 p.m., Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

Tejano Sundays: Amarillo DJ Bert Zuniga hosts this weekly showcase. (9 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

 

Tuesdays

Tuesday Trivia: Weekly contests will test your knowledge in a variety of subjects. (6 p.m.; sign-up at 5 p.m., Recreation, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 103 in Canyon. Free. 806-656-0665)

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs weekly. (6 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs weekly. (6:30 p.m., 575 Pizzeria, 2803 Civic Circle. No cover. 806-322-5575)

Colten Wilcher: The Amarillo musician performs weekly. (7 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Jason Hodges: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs weekly. (7 p.m., Bar 3 at Preston West Golf Course, 9101 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-353-7003)

Trivial Tuesday: Compete in different theme nights weekly. (7 p.m., The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. Team entry fee $5. 806-355-7838)

B-Man's Karaoke at Buffalo Wild Wings: Sing along weekly. (9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 5416 S. Coulter Road. No cover. 806-359-4386)

DJ Grice: The Amarillo DJ spins weekly. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Love Shine: The Amarillo band hosts a weekly open-mic night. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

#TakeMeBack Tuesdays: Amarillo's DJ Element hosts this weekly event. (10 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Wednesdays

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs weekly. (6 p.m., Spicy Mike's Bar-B-Q Haven, 6723 S. Western St. No cover. 806-358-855)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo classic rock band performs at happy hour. (6 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Jackie Haney: The Amarillo classic rock singer performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Buster Bledsoe: The Amarillo country singer host a weekly open-mic night. (7 p.m., Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m., Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

The Chino Show: The Amarillo musician hosts a weekly karaoke and open jam session. (8 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

Wicked Wednesdays: Amarillo DJs Frenzy and Sonny B spin. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover $2 after 11 p.m. 806-378-5790)

Old-School Jam Nights: DJ James Erik McMurry spins. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

DJ Element: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-322-7979)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Lil T Karaoke: Belt it out. (Plus 212 Club, 212 S.W. Sixth Ave., on the last Wednesday of every month.) (9 p.m., Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9063)

Open Mic Night: Thomas Thompson hosts this (mostly) weekly showcase. (9 p.m., The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

DJ Grice: The Amarillo DJ spins most weeks. (Amarillo country singers Lee Scheetz and Eddie Siegel host occasional open mic nights.) (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Sticks and Picks: Amarillo musicians Andrew Fox and Jordon McClain host this open jam. (9 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Thursdays

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members perform. (6 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs. (6 p.m., Leal's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. 806-359-5959)

Tommy the Hacker: The Amarillo DJ spins. (6 p.m., Tacos Garcia, 1100 S. Ross St. No cover. 806-371-0477)

Buster Bledsoe: The Amarillo country singer hosts open-mic night. (7 p.m., Wild Bill's Fillin' Station, 3811 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500)

Kickshikers: The Amarillo country band performs. (7 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Bowling Night: Amarillo's DJ RoRo spins. (8 p.m., Eastridge Lanes, 5405 E. Amarillo Blvd. Cover $10. 806-383-9531)

College Night: Amarillo's DJ Oni spins; people with college IDs get in free. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover. 806-378-5790)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Moondoggy's: Sing along. (9 p.m., Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Karaoke Joe: Sing along. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Open Mic: Amarillo country singer Tommy Davis hosts this event. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

Tejano Thursday: Dance to your favorite cumbia, norteño and other beats. (10 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

 

Fridays

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

Pete Y Los Releros: The mariachi band performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588)

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs. (7 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

John Tice and Eddie C.: The Amarillo musicians perform. (7 p.m., Georgia Street Taphouse, 2001 S. Georgia St. No cover. 806-803-7000)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Broken Spoke: Sing along with the Amarillo karaoke service. (9 p.m., Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149) 

B-Man's Karaoke at Buckles Lounge: The popular Amarillo karaoke service also is featured here. (9 p.m., Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-379-8064)

DE Entertainment Karaoke: Sing to your heart's content. (9 p.m., The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

DJ Chancho: The Amarillo DJ spins every other week for Ladies Night. (9 p.m., Mulligan's Pub, 2511 Paramount Blvd. Cover $5. 806-367-8428)

DJ RoRo: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Kicked Back, 521 S.E. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-418-8917)

DJ Noah: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

DJ Ted: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

DJ Tino D: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Lupita's Bar & Grill, 316 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-350-7705)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Lil T Karaoke at House Bar: Sing along. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

Noche Urbana: DJs Tino D and G will spin reggaeton, cumbia, hip hop and more. (9 p.m. Tejano Wild West, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-340-3313)

Pine Shed Karaoke: Sing along. (9 p.m., The Pine Shed, 5342 Canyon Dr. No cover. 806-352-2446)

All About Music: The DJ service spins. (10 p.m., Fast Eddie's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. 806-590-7235)

DJs: Dance to favorite tunes. (10 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

 

Saturdays

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Buckles Lounge: The popular service offers a variety of songs. (9 p.m., Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-379-8064)

B-Man's Karaoke at Mudd Rack: The popular service offers a variety of songs here, too. (9 p.m., The Mudd Rack, 500 E. Hastings Ave. No cover. 806-381-2599)

DE Entertainment Karaoke: Sing to your heart's content. (9 p.m., The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

DJ Noah: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

DJ Tino D: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Lupita's Bar & Grill, 316 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-350-7705)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

DJs: Dance to favorite tunes. (10 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

 

Ongoing (Call ahead for holiday hours)

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: The monument, about 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Daily hikes with rangers are offered from 10 a.m. to noon; reservations requested. Admission is free. Call 806-857-6680.
  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through September, including Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children through eighth grade. Call 806-352-6513.
  • Amarillo Escape and Mystery: Attempt to escape a variety of themed locked rooms in 60 minutes at this attraction, 12208 Canyon Drive. It's open daily by reservation; games must be booked two hours in advance. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-414-2382.
  • Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St., will feature Border Cantos | Sonic Border through Dec. 9 and Burning Ring of Fire through Dec. 30. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the month at all branches. Call 806-378-3051.
  • Amarillo Railroad Museum: The museum, 3160 I Ave., is open 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Call 806-335-3333.
  • Amarillo Rock Climbing House: The attraction, 500 S. Fannin St., is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-418-2431.
  • Amarillo Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-640-3831.
  • Amarillo Zoo: The zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12, and free on Monday. Call 806-381-7911.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: The facility, 2601 E. Interstate 40, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 veterans, $3 children ages 6 to 18 and free for active-duty military and children 5 and younger. Call 806-376-4811. 
  • Arts in the Sunset: The galleries, 3701 Plains Blvd., are generally open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. Call 806-353-5700.
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • The Citadelle Art Museum: The Canadian art museum will feature Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings through Dec. 22. The museum is located at 520 Nelson Ave. in Canadian. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and free children 17 and younger. Call 806-323-8899.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center currently features Rescue. Located at 1200 Streit Drive, it's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Escape the Trap House: This escape-room attraction, 12851 Interstate 27, features rotating rooms in the old home of Chainsaw Massacre haunted house. It's open 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $25. Call 806-337-0749.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., will feature its holiday exhibition through Dec. 18. Free tours are conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Kwahadi Indian Museum: Celebrate the legacy of the Native American population on the Plains and the Kwahadi Dancers at this museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Hours are noon to 5 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from September through May. Call 806-335-3175.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: The park, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, is open 24 hours a day. The area also includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The canyon, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31 and Native Lifeways of the Plains through May 2019. It's open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays from June through August. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children and free for members and children younger than 4. Call 806-651-2244.
  • River Breaks Ranch: This attraction, 7802 Durrett Drive, offers sporting clays, team roping, horse racing and more. Call 806-374-0357.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, features Joann Pruitt's Looking Down through Jan. 9. It's open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654.
  • Sports World: This attraction, 9400 Canyon Drive, offers miniature golf and a go-kart track. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-331-7223. 
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center: The event center's zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more are open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. It's located at 1415 Sunrise Drive. Zip line prices are $25 for first ride, $7 for additional rides. Maze price is $5 per walkthrough. Day passes are $50; night passes (7 p.m. to midnight) are $40. Call 806-683-7883.
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., is open 24 hours a day year-round. Admission is free. Call 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: The center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; other times available by appointment. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

 

Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

 

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