December entertainment calendar: Your guide to Christmas events, 'Plaid Tidings,' 'Rudolph,' 'Nutcracker' and more

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
December is bursting over with events, holiday and otherwise.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Unwrap this overview of December's events, activities, movies and music, and plan all of your fun for the holiday season!

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information (where available).
  • Except for special events, I'm limiting the concert listings to touring bands to make this list somewhat more manageable; check our Friday music listings every week to see where all of your local favorites are playing.
  • This list is fluid. Check back for updates, and check the weekly event roundups every Thursday.
  • Look for a more complete roundup of Christmas and New Year's Eve activities later in December.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

Dec. 1

Center City's Electric Light Parade is Dec. 1 in downtown Amarillo.

LBJ: Woody Harrelson stars as the Texas-born president in this biopic from director Rob Reiner. This is scheduled to be the first of two films in December on Westgate Mall 6's indie screen. (Screenings begin Dec. 1, Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Inspirational Book Club: Join the discussion of Jane Kirkpatrick's This Road We Traveled(9:30 a.m. Dec. 1, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

CASA Christmas Cram: The Amarillo Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will continue its toy drive for its 230 child clients in a four-day toy drive ending Dec. 2. Toys in original packaging and gift cards will be accepted. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, WalMart, 4610 S. Coulter St. 806-373-2272)

Holiday Silent Auction​ Luncheon: The Amarillo Women's Network will host its annual Holiday Silent Auction Luncheon, featuring Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson and council members Elaine Hayes and Freda Powell. (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Abuelo's banquet room, 3501 S.W. 45th Ave. Admission $20; due Nov. 28. 806-374-5058 or loretta.williams@suddenlink.net)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through The Galleries at Sunset Center will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

WT Festival of Lights: The West Texas A&M University campus is lit for the season in a party featuring caroling, cookies and hot cocoa. (5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, Buffalo Fountain at WT Vaughan Pedestrian Mall. Free. 806-651-2000)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Christmas Open House: Enjoy an 1890s-style holiday in Pioneer Town, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas crafts and storytelling and more at this annual Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum event. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1; continues Dec. 2. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free with one can of food per person for High Plains Food Bank. 806-651-2244)

Electric Light Parade: Downtown Amarillo will bring on the glow at this annual event from Center City. The route begins at 11th Avenue and Polk Street and continues to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex for the lighting of the city Christmas Tree, a musical program and an appearance by Santa Claus. (6 p.m. Dec. 1, downtown Amarillo. Free. 806-372-6744)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Dec. 25. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 1; 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration: The Rotary Club of Amarillo will mark the centennial of its Dec. 1, 1917, founding with a fundraising dinner, featuring Texas Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) and other dignitaries. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Tash Parish Hall at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 4100 S. Coulter St. $50. 806-352-3108)

Black Light Drag Queen Bingo: Drag queens will rule the roost at this new game night at City Studios. (7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1, City Studios, Suite 25 inside The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Cost TBA. 806-282-6573)

Christmas Concert: The Amarillo Community Chorale will give its Come Messiah King holiday concert with special guests The Williamsons. (7 p.m. Dec. 1, Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington St. Free. 806-352-1442)

Tia McGraff & Tommy Parham: The Canadian wife-and-husband duo will perform for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7 p.m. Dec. 1, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Falling into Dance: The West Texas A&M University dance department will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 3. WT Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Tickets $12 adults, $8 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Silent Sky: The Amarillo College Theatre Department will continue its season with this fact-based drama by Lauren Gunderson about a young woman, Henrietta Leavitt, as she attempts to find her place in the scientific world while working as an assistant at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; continues through Dec. 3. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $8 adults, $6 AC students, faculty and staff. 806-371-5359)

Holiday Skate: Take the ice in the Amarillo Bulls arena following the Electric Light Parade. Limited number of rental skates available. (8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $10; skate rental extra. 806-242-1122)

The Shane Rogers Band: The Lubbock country act will perform with Jay Statham Band at Austin's Texas Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 1, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Koe Wetzel: The Texas country star will perform at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 1, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Eveline Rivers Christmas Project Drag Show: Amarillo's drag elite will give their annual benefit show at The 212 Club(10 p.m. Dec. 1, The 212 Club, 212 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-372-7997)

 

Dec. 2

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Christmas Open House is Dec. 1 and 2.

Breakfast with Santa: Devour goodies with Kris Kringle at this annual Discovery Center party, which also features a photo shoot with Mr. Claus, a family friendly breakfast, hands-on activities and more. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2, 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)

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 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Chick-Fil-A at Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

CASA Christmas Cram: The Amarillo Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will continue its toy drive for its 230 child clients in a four-day toy drive ending Dec. 2. Toys in original packaging and gift cards will be accepted. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, WalMart, 4610 S. Coulter St. 806-373-2272)

Swisher County Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Check out holiday shopping at this expo in Tulia. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, Senior Citizens Center, 619 S.E. Second St. 806-995-2296)

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. 2, Window on the Plains Museum, 1820 S. Dumas Ave. in Dumas. 806-935-3113)

A Christmas Story: A weekly series of holiday movies at Amarillo Star 14 continues (following Nov. 26's screening of The Polar Express) with this sardonic, nostalgic classic. (Noon Dec. 2, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Christmas Open House: Enjoy an 1890s-style holiday in Pioneer Town, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas crafts and storytelling and more at this annual Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum event. (1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free with one can of food per person for High Plains Food Bank. 806-651-2244)

Christmas in Canyon: Holiday festivities in Canyon include a visit with Santa from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Cole Community Center north entrance, 300 N. 16th St.; the Canyon Lions Club pancake dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cole Community Center south entrance; the Parade of Lights at 6:30 p.m. down Fourth Avenue; and the Christmas tree lighting ceremony after the parade at the downtown square. (4 p.m. Dec. 2, various locations in Canyon. Free. 806-655-7815)

Christmas on the Square (Claude): Look for Christmas lights, music, singing, food, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, family fun of all kinds and a visit from Santa Claus at this event. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, downtown Claude. Free. 806-206-0841)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Christmas on the Square (Wheeler): Check out the lighting of Wheeler's downtown square, plus a live nativity scene, caroling, games and more. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, Wheeler Chamber of Commerce, 505 S. Alan L. Bean Blvd. in Wheeler. 806-826-3408)

Princess and Prince Winter Ball: Vee Promotions and DJ RoRo will host this elegant evening for kids ages 14 and younger escorted by a family member. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2. The Party Suite, 4400 S. Washington St. Tickets $15 per couple; advance purchase required. Formal attire required.)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2; 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 2; 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Topeka Roadrunners. (7 p.m. Dec. 2, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

Panhandle Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association: Regional bluegrass pickers will perform in an open jam, this month featuring Bobby Giles & Music Mountain(7 p.m. Dec. 2, 1220 S. Polk St. Free. 806-372-2826)

Pampa Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker: The Pampa dance company will stage its version of the Tchaikovsky ballet. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; continues Dec. 3. M.K. Brown Auditorium, 1100 W. Coronado Drive. Tickets $10. 806-663-9103)

Falling into Dance: The West Texas A&M University dance department will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; continues through Dec. 3. WT Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Tickets $12 adults, $8 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Silent Sky: The Amarillo College Theatre Department will continue its season with this fact-based drama by Lauren Gunderson about a young woman, Henrietta Leavitt, as she attempts to find her place in the scientific world while working as an assistant at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; continues through Dec. 3. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $8 adults, $6 AC students, faculty and staff. 806-371-5359)

Flatland Cavalry: The Lubbock-based Americana band will perform at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 2, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Ying Yang Twins: The crunk stars will perform. (midnight Dec. 2, Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-378-5790)

 

Dec. 3

The West Texas A&M University orchestra will perform Dec. 3 at Christmas at West Texas A&M University: Sing a Song for the Glorious Season.

White Christmas: The ultimate holiday musical screens as part of Cinemark's Classics Series(2 p.m. Dec. 3, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. 806-352-7411)

Falling into Dance: The West Texas A&M University dance department will perform. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 3. WT Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Tickets $12 adults, $8 students, free for 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. 3. M.K. Brown Auditorium, 1100 W. Coronado Drive. Tickets $10. 806-663-9103)

Silent Sky: The Amarillo College Theatre Department will continue its season with this fact-based drama by Lauren Gunderson about a young woman, Henrietta Leavitt, as she attempts to find her place in the scientific world while working as an assistant at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. (3 p.m. Dec. 3. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $8 adults, $6 AC students, faculty and staff. 806-371-5359)

AC Concert Choir carols concert: The Amarillo College ensemble will give a seasonal performance. (4 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St. Free. 806-371-5340)

Christmas at West Texas A&M University: Sing a Song for the Glorious Season: The WT choirs and orchestras will join forces with the Canyon High School Chorale, violinist Yevgeny Zvonnikov and guest conductor Dongin Youn for a special holiday concert, which will be filmed for later broadcast on Panhandle PBS. (4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free; tickets required. 806-651-2840)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Paws & Claus: Dogs and cats can get photos with Santa at Westgate Mall, plus free pet hors d'oeuvres from Cadence's Canine Creations. Pets should be leashed or in a crate. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

R.W. Hampton: The cowboy singer-songwriter will perform for a dinner show at Cowboy Gelato(6 p.m. Dec. 3, Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. Tickets $35. 806-376-5286)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3; 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3; 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

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. 3, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

 

Dec. 4

High Plains Food Bank's Together We Can drive begins Dec. 4.

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The annual food drive for High Plains Food Bank — which hopes to raise $200,000 and 125,000 meals — will run through Dec. 9. Donations of food and cash will be accepted. (9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4; continues through Dec. 9. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562 or hpfb.org/donate)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4; continues through Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Tree Decoration: Make paper ornaments for the Southwest Branch Library tree following regular story-time classes. (10 a.m. Dec. 4; continues through Dec. 8. Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4; 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 4; 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)

Family Fun Night: Families can make enjoy games at this monthly event. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

Dec. 5

Harrington House holiday tours run through Dec. 19.

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The annual food drive for High Plains Food Bank — which hopes to raise $200,000 and 125,000 meals — will run through Dec. 9. Donations of food and cash will be accepted. (9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5; continues through Dec. 9. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562 or hpfb.org/donate)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5; continues through Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Harrington House holiday tours: The historic home's holiday tours will feature decorations designed by Helen Cole in the 1950s, a festive holiday dinner setting and designer gowns. Tours are conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5; continues through Dec. 19, Harrington House, 1600 S. Polk. Free; reservations required. 806-374-5490)

Tree Decoration: Make paper ornaments for the Southwest Branch Library tree following regular story-time classes. (10 a.m. Dec. 5; continues through Dec. 8. Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Poinsettia Luncheon and Style Show: The Southwest Amarillo Garden Club will co-host this Amarillo Botanical Gardens fundraiser, which includes a style show from Sheryl Anderson Model and Talent Agency. (11:45 a.m. Dec. 5, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $35 or $50 with poinsettia; tables $280, $400 or $500. 806-352-6513)

An Evening with Stone Brewing: San Diego-based Stone Brewing, the ninth-largest craft brewer in the U.S., will be featured in a beer dinner at Imperial Taproom. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5, Imperial Taproom, 410 15th St. in Canyon. $60. 806-452-8004)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5; 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)

Youth Art Show: Region 16 students from 17 middle and high schools will hang 150 works inspired by the American quarter horse in this annual art show at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 opening reception; hangs through Jan. 6. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 E. Interstate 40. Museum hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; admission $7 adults, $6 seniors, $3 children 6 to 18 and free for members and children 5 and younger. 806-376-5181)

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with Tulsa, Okla.-based singer-songwriter Dan Martin(7 p.m. Dec. 6, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

Holiday Storytime: Enjoy Pete the Cat stories and take photos with Santa Claus at this holiday event. (7 p.m. Dec. 5, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Vista Kicks: The California rock band will perform at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 5, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Dec. 6

The Wall That Heals will be on view in Amarillo from Dec. 6 to 10.
Courtesy The Wall That Heals

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The annual food drive for High Plains Food Bank — which hopes to raise $200,000 and 125,000 meals — will run through Dec. 9. Donations of food and cash will be accepted. (9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 9. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562 or hpfb.org/donate)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Tree Decoration: Make paper ornaments for the Southwest Branch Library tree following regular story-time classes. (10 a.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 8. Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

White Christmas: The ultimate holiday musical screens as part of Cinemark's Classics Series(2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. 806-352-7411)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

WT concert band: The ensemble will perform. (6 p.m. Dec. 6, WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Dec. 25. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6; 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)

The Wall That Heals: The Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will come to town in an event hosted by Panhandle PBS. A mobile education center will be on site, and attendees can pay tribute to those who fell in the conflict 24 hours a day. (opens 7 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through 2 p.m. Dec. 10. John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street. Donations accepted. 806-371-5479)

Dust 2 Glory: Documentarian Dana Brown explores the Score Baja 1000, one of the toughest desert races in the world, in this follow-up to 2005's Dust to Glory. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

WT symphonic band: The ensemble will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 6, WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Open Mic Comedy Night: Try out your stand-up act or enjoy the bravery of others. (9 p.m. Dec. 6, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

 

Dec. 7

Mike & The Moonpies will perform Dec. 7 at Hoots Pub.

The Wall That Heals: The Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will come to town in an event hosted by Panhandle PBS. A mobile education center will be on site, and attendees can pay tribute to those who fell in the conflict 24 hours a day. (continues through 2 p.m. Dec. 10. John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street. Donations accepted. 806-371-5479)

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The annual food drive for High Plains Food Bank — which hopes to raise $200,000 and 125,000 meals — will run through Dec. 9. Donations of food and cash will be accepted. (9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 9. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562 or hpfb.org/donate)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Harrington House holiday tours: The historic home's holiday tours will feature decorations designed by Helen Cole in the 1950s, a festive holiday dinner setting and designer gowns. Tours are conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 19, Harrington House, 1600 S. Polk. Free; reservations required. 806-374-5490)

Tree Decoration: Make paper ornaments for the Southwest Branch Library tree following regular story-time classes. (11 a.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 8. Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Christmas Carols on the Lawn: Amarillo piano man Jason Patrick will perform at this sing-along event in Canadian with hot chocolate, cider and ladies-night shopping specials. (5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 119 N. Second St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-6234)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Tascosa Pops: The annual concert and dinner will feature Tascosa High School's orchestra and band, plus Harrington String Quartet violist Vesselin Todorov and flautist Helen Blackburn. (6 p.m. Dec. 7, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25; deadline is Nov. 29. 806-326-2662)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 to 10 p.m. 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Mike & The Moonpies: The Texas-based traditionalist country band will perform at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 7, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Dec. 8

Lone Star Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" runs Dec. 8 to 10.

(NOTEJust Getting Started, a heist comedy starring Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman, is scheduled for release, but pre-sale tickets are not yet available. Release dates are subject to change.)

The Wall That Heals: The Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will come to town in an event hosted by Panhandle PBS. A mobile education center will be on site, and attendees can pay tribute to those who fell in the conflict 24 hours a day. (continues through 2 p.m. Dec. 10. John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street. Donations accepted. 806-371-5479)

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The annual food drive for High Plains Food Bank — which hopes to raise $200,000 and 125,000 meals — will run through Dec. 9. Donations of food and cash will be accepted. (9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 9. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562 or hpfb.org/donate)

Tree Decoration: Make paper ornaments for the Southwest Branch Library tree following regular story-time classes. (10 a.m. Dec. 8. Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Northside Toy Drive Black Tie Affair: Dallas jazz band Natural Change will perform and attendees will enjoy dancing, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and casino games at this benefit for Amarillo children. (7 p.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission is an unwrapped toy, but reserved table seating is available for eight for $300 or $1,000 for VIP seating, which includes a plated dinner. 806-676-7482)

Reed's Winter Chef Social: The party, which benefits West Texas Chefs' Table's philanthropic endeavors, will include hors d'oeuvres from 10-plus chefs, signature cocktails and craft beverages. A VIP cocktail hour at 6 p.m. will include a VIP-only specialty cocktail and premium hors d'oeuvres and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 8, Reed Beverage, 3701 S.E. 25th Ave. Tickets $50; VIP access is available with a toy donation valued at $20 or more. 316-761-4229‬)

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 10. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Michael Salgado: The award-winning Tejano artist will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Tejano Wild West, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-340-3313)

Cory Morrow: The Texas country star will perform with Rod Melancon at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 8, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Dec. 9

The annual Tuba Christmas concert is set for Dec. 9 at Westgate Mall.

The Wall That Heals: The Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will come to town in an event hosted by Panhandle PBS. A mobile education center will be on site, and attendees can pay tribute to those who fell in the conflict 24 hours a day. (continues through 2 p.m. Dec. 10. John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street. Donations accepted. 806-371-5479)

Holiday Hoopla: This Christmas bazaar in Borger will feature arts, crafts, photos with Santa and more. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9; continues Dec. 10. Borger Dome, 1113 Bulldog Blvd. Free. 409-277-2830)

Texas Gun and Knife Show: The shopping expo returns for the holidays. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9; continues Dec. 10. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 adults, free ages 11 and younger. 830-285-0575)

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The annual food drive for High Plains Food Bank — which hopes to raise $200,000 and 125,000 meals — will run through Dec. 9. Donations of food and cash will be accepted. (9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9, Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562 or hpfb.org/donate)

Women's Book Club: Join the discussion of Gilly McMillan's What She Knew(10 a.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: A weekly series of holiday movies at Amarillo Star 14 continues with the Griswolds' family nightmare. (Noon Dec. 9, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

DIY Bath Bombs: Teens can learn how to make the bath accessories and discuss chemical reactions. (2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Christmas Party: The Make It Special party entertainment service will host a children's party with appearances by Wonder Woman, Batman, Belle, Moana and Santa, plus storytime and more. (2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Make It Special, 2604 Britain Drive, Suite 1. $25. 806-410-7753)

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 10. 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. 9 in the Amarillo High School band room, 4225 Danbury St., and lunch will be provided. (3 p.m. Dec. 9, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Entry fee $10; free to watch. 806-358-2137)

Christmas Bazaar: Shop among several vendors, enjoy hot cocoa, take wagon rides (weather permitting) and compete in an ugly sweater contest ($5 entry fee) at 41st annual bazaar at Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum in Fritch. (4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9, Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum, 104 N. Robey Ave. in Fritch. Free. 806-678-7847)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Christmas Light Parade: Fritch's holiday parade begins at Hoyne Avenue and Broadway Street and continues east along Broadway. (6 p.m. Dec. 9 in Fritch. Free. 806-886-0883)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 p.m. to midnight 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Shreveport Mudbugs. 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 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

WT chamber choir: The ensemble will give a Christmas concert. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, WT Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Cameran Nelson: The Texas country star will perform with The Kris Lager Band at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 8, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Snake River Red: The Texas country band will perform at Whiskey River. (10 p.m. Dec. 9, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7; women free. 806-367-6163)

 

Dec. 10

Amarillo Little Theatre's "Plaid Tidings" runs Dec. 7 to 17.

The Wall That Heals: The Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will come to town in an event hosted by Panhandle PBS. A mobile education center will be on site, and attendees can pay tribute to those who fell in the conflict 24 hours a day. (continues through 2 p.m. Dec. 10. John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street. Donations accepted. 806-371-5479)

Holiday Hoopla: This Christmas bazaar in Borger will feature arts, crafts, photos with Santa and more. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Borger Dome, 1113 Bulldog Blvd. Free. 409-277-2830)

Texas Gun and Knife Show: The shopping expo returns for the holidays. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 adults, free ages 11 and younger. 830-285-0575)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this socially conscious drama as part of Cinemark's Classics Series and TCM Big Screen Classics(2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 10; continues through Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Christmas in the Hood: The Hood Mass Choir — made up of members from 15 Amarillo churches, according to organizer Donnell Hill — will give its 24th annual concert. (5 p.m. Dec. 10, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Free. 806-674-2027)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10; 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 Dec. 25. (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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

 

Dec. 11

Amarillo College Community Band will give a Christmas concert Dec. 11.

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11; continues through Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11; 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 Dec. 25. (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)

Origami Envelopes: Children ages 12 and older can learn how to fold recycled and decorative paper into envelopes for gifts and notes. (7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Community Band Christmas Concert: The Amarillo College Community Band will perform holiday tunes at this concert hosted by Plemons Eakle Neighborhood Association. Ugly sweaters are encouraged, and hot chocolate and cider from Evocation Coffee Co. will be served. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5340)

 

Dec. 12

Johnny Reverb Holston will perform Dec. 12 on the FireSongs concert series at Fire Slice Pizzeria.

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Harrington House holiday tours: The historic home's holiday tours will feature decorations designed by Helen Cole in the 1950s, a festive holiday dinner setting and designer gowns. Tours are conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 19, Harrington House, 1600 S. Polk. Free; reservations required. 806-374-5490)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12; 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 Dec. 25. (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)

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with longtime Amarillo musician Johnny Reverb Holston and friends. (7 p.m. Dec. 12, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

Winter Fairy Tale: Enjoy crafts and fairy tales that celebrate winter. (7 p.m. Dec. 12, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

 

Dec. 13

The classic drama "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" will screen for its 50th anniversary Dec. 10 and 13.
Courtesy Fathom / TCM

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13; continues through Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this socially conscious drama as part of Cinemark's Classics Series and TCM Big Screen Classics(2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (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)

 

Dec. 14

Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," opening Dec. 14.
Courtesy Disney

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa Duck and Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold. (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Harrington House holiday tours: The historic home's holiday tours will feature decorations designed by Helen Cole in the 1950s, a festive holiday dinner setting and designer gowns. Tours are conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 19, Harrington House, 1600 S. Polk. Free; reservations required. 806-374-5490)

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Ferdinand: John Cena voices the gentle bull in this new animated feature. (Screenings begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, with screenings likely to be added at Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The highly anticipated follow-up to 2015's The Force Awakens promises lots of action and lots more Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — and, sadly, Carrie Fisher's final scenes as Princess Leia. (screenings begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at both Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. and Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 to 10 p.m. 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Cowboy Christmas Ball: Western singer Michael Martin Murphey will bring his annual holiday ball back to Amarillo in a benefit for Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian. The event opens with a dinner with Murphey and his Rio Grande Band at 5:45 p.m., followed by the ball at 7 p.m. (7 p.m. Dec. 14; dinner at 5:45 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Tickets $45 or $35 for general admission for ball, $25 for dinner; reservations required. 806-335-3715)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 17. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; continues through Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Crazy Town: The L.A.-based rock band will perform with Amarillo bands Cidal, Rak-45, 806ick and Visions Scarred at Zombiez Bar & Grill(9 p.m. Dec. 14, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305)

 

Dec. 15

Victory Church's "Glo" returns Dec. 14 to 17.
Courtesy Victory Church

Rebel in the Rye: Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) stars as author J.D. Salinger in this biopic from writer-director Danny Strong (Game Change). This is scheduled to be the second of two films in December on Westgate Mall 6's indie screen. (Screenings begin Dec. 15, Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Winter Show and Poetry Reading: Enjoy photography and poetry at this show at IC Gallery. (4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15, IC Gallery, 1501 S. Washington St. Free. 806-373-5380)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. (6 p.m. Dec. 15, Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. $40; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 17. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

Living Cowboy Nativity: The Palo Duro Cowboy Church will retell the story of Jesus' birth in a cowboy atmosphere in this drive-through attraction. (7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15; continues Dec. 16. Palo Duro Cowboy Church, 12200 W. U.S. Highway 60. Free. 806-655-4700) 

Couples Night Trivia Battle: Test your pop-culture, sports and Amarillo knowledge at City Studios(7:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15, City Studios, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 25. Entry $15 per couple. 806-282-6573)

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (8 p.m. Dec. 15; continues through Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Under the Tree Skirt: The Bomb City Pretties burlesque troupe will get saucy for the holidays with guests Nox Falls, Jostlynn Plums and more. (10 p.m. Dec. 15, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth AVe. $10)

 

Dec. 16

Amarillo Symphony's Happy Holiday Pops concerts are Dec. 16.
Courtesy Amarillo Symphony

Elf: A weekly series of holiday movies at Amarillo Star 14 continues with a visit from Buddy the Elf. (Noon Dec. 16, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Wreaths Across America: Take part in this national commemoration of fallen veterans at Llano Cemetery. (11 a.m. Dec. 16, Llano Cemetery, 2900 S. Hayes St. Free. 806-376-4538)

Happy Holiday Pops: The Amarillo Symphony will celebrate the season in its second-annual Christmas concert, featuring Amarillo Master Chorale and guest conductor Steven Jarvi. Last year's concert will be featured in a Panhandle PBS special debuting Dec. 21. (2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Yak and Yarn: This make-and-take craft program for ages 12 and older will teach how to make a simple gifts. One skein of worsted weight cotton yarn and a size I crochet hook are required. (3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 16, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Christmas in the Canyon Balloon Glow: Amarillo's Black Sheep Squadron balloonists will light up for the holidays in the base of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Palo Duro Canyon State Park Mack Dick Group Pavilion. Admission free with a donation of a nonperishable food item after 4 p.m.; regular park entry fees will apply before 4 p.m. 806-488-2506)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. (6 p.m. Dec. 16, Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. $40; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 p.m. to midnight 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 16; continues through Dec. 17. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

Living Cowboy Nativity: The Palo Duro Cowboy Church will retell the story of Jesus' birth in a cowboy atmosphere in this drive-through attraction. (7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16. Palo Duro Cowboy Church, 12200 W. U.S. Highway 60. Free. 806-655-4700) 

Warming Amarillo: Helping the Homeless Through Music: This concert and benefit for Amarillo Housing First will feature tunes by Matt Martindale, Mark Erickson, Andrew Fox and Jason Hodges & The Panhandle Playboys. (10 p.m. Dec. 16, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-374-9237)

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (8 p.m. Dec. 16; continues through Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Walker Hayes: The rising Nashville star will perform for Townsquare's Taste of Country Christmas concert. Amarillo band Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade will open. (8 p.m. Dec. 16, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. $15 or $40 for VIP, plus fees; tickets increase by $5 day of show. 806-378-3096)

Couples Night Snowball War: Pelt your loved one with faux snowballs in this event at City Studios(9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 16, City Studios, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 25. Entry $15 per couple. 806-282-6573)

Under the Tree Skirt: The Bomb City Pretties burlesque troupe will get saucy for the holidays with guests Nox Falls, Jostlynn Plums, Lily Starr and more. (10 p.m. Dec. 16, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. $10)

 

Dec. 17

Amarillo Youth Choirs' Songs of the Season concert is Dec. 17.
Courtesy Amarillo Youth Choirs

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. 17. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

The Edge Winter Dance Recital: The dance academy will shake off those winter blues in this exhibition. (2 p.m. Dec. 17, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $5. 806-331-4548)

It's a Wonderful Life: Watch Frank Capra's melancholy holiday classic when it screens as part of Cinemark's Classics Series(2 p.m. Dec. 17, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. 806-352-7411)

Plaid Tidings: This Christmas-themed sequel to the musical revue Forever Plaid, which Amarillo Little Theatre staged in 2002, features a clean-cut quartet of prematurely deceased crooners getting one last chance to put on a show — this time, featuring holiday favorites. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Songs of the Season: The Amarillo Youth Choirs' annual holiday concert also will feature an alumni choir directed by founder Jerry Perales. (3 p.m. Dec. 17, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-372-1100)

Christmas Concert: The annual First Baptist Church concert returns for three performances. (4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17; continues Dec. 18. First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St. Free; tickets required and available beginning Dec. 3. 806-373-2891)

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17; 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 Dec. 25. (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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Christian Nodal: The Mexican musician will perform with La Zenda Norteña and Remi Benna. (8 p.m. Dec. 17, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1921. Tickets $30-$40. 806-335-9990)

 

Dec. 18

The Flying J Wranglers will bring their Christmas show to Amarillo Little Theatre on Dec. 18.

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18; 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 Dec. 25. (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)

Amarillo Wind Ensemble: The band will give a free Christmas concert at The Church at Quail Creek. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, The Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Road. Free. 806-371-5340)

Flying J Wranglers: The singing Ruidoso, N.M., cowboys will bring their Christmas tour back to Amarillo. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $25; ALT members get a 10 percent discount. 806-355-9991)

 

Dec. 19

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" will be staged Dec. 19.

Harrington House holiday tours: The historic home's holiday tours will feature decorations designed by Helen Cole in the 1950s, a festive holiday dinner setting and designer gowns. Tours are conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Harrington House, 1600 S. Polk. Free; reservations required. 806-374-5490)

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Discuss Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (one week early because of the holidays). (11 a.m. Dec. 19, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19; 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 Dec. 25. (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)

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with Amarillo singer-songwriter Rick Branigan. (7 p.m. Dec. 19, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The popular animated Christmas special comes to life in a stage show. (7 p.m. Dec. 19, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $40 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Chanukah Musical: A Klezmer-enriched orchestration of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite drives the action in this original musical comedy that retells eight stories of Jewish heroes. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

 

Dec. 20

"The Greatest Showman," starring Hugh Jackman, opens Dec. 20.
Courtesy 20th Century Fox

The Greatest Showman: Hugh Jackman stars as the irrepresible P.T. Barnum in this Moulin Rouge!-style musical biopic. (Screenings begin Dec. 20 at Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

It's a Wonderful Life: Watch Frank Capra's melacholy holiday classic when it screens as part of Cinemark's Classics Series(2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. 806-352-7411)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (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)

 

Dec. 21

Christmas in the Gardens runs through Dec. 23 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of C.C. Benison's Twelve Drummers Drumming (one week early because of the holidays). (12:15 p.m. Dec. 21, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Pitch Perfect 3: The Bellas are back in action, reuniting to join a USO tour. Cinemark Hollywood 16 will host a Treble Feature of all three movies beginning at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 21. (Screenings begin Dec. 21 at Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, with screenings likely to be added at Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Let It Snow: The Don Harrington Discovery Center's holiday planetarium show returns as the center stays open for extended hours. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21; continues through Dec. 23. Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $5. 806-355-9547) 

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Herring Holiday Ball: A Roaring '20s party with Christmas jazz will fill the historic Herring Hotel in downtown Amarillo. The VIP cocktail hour and dinner will feature a string quartet and the Amarillo Youth Choir. Jazz band The Fwoops and guests will perform for the dance at 8 p.m. (6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. dance Dec. 21. Herring Hotel, 311 S.E. Third Ave. Tickets $50 in advance and $60 at the door for the dance; $150 for VIP tickets. 806-336-3078)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 to 10 p.m. 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

 

 

Dec. 22

Amarillo Zoo's Zoo Light is open Dec. 1 to 23.

(NOTE: All the Money in the World, a drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III; Downsizing, a sci-fi comedy from Alexander Payne; and Father Figures, a comedy about fraternal twin brothers searching for their father; are scheduled to open nationwide Dec. 22, but pre-sale tickets are not yet available in Amarillo. Release dates are subject to change.) 

Let It Snow: The Don Harrington Discovery Center's holiday planetarium show returns as the center stays open for extended hours. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22; continues through Dec. 23. Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $5. 806-355-9547) 

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 22, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 22; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Open Mic Night: Watch or participate in an anything-goes open-mic night — singing, poetry, spoken word, rap, dance, comedy and more. Five-minute cap per performance. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Spirited Expressions, 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite G1. $5. 806-382-3404)

 

Dec. 23

Electronica act Capyac will headline the WIllgood Christmas Spectacular on Dec. 23 at Hoots Pub.
Capyac / Facebook

Gremlins: A weekly series of holiday movies at Amarillo Star 14 concludes with a delightfully scary treat. Just don't feed them after midnight, and never get them wet. (Noon Dec. 23, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Let It Snow: The Don Harrington Discovery Center's holiday planetarium show returns as the center stays open for extended hours. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 23. Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $5. 806-355-9547) 

Christmas in the Gardens: The glowing gardens return to Amarillo Botanical Gardens on Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 23, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Free; donations accepted. 806-352-6513)

Trolley Express: Take an hour-long Christmas Light Tours of the Colonies and Candy Cane Lane. Reservations are required. (6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 1 to 23. Parties & Events, 3301 Olsen Blvd. Cost $15; free for ages 10 and younger. 806-359-0517)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec, 23, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration expands in a major way with lights nightly through Dec. 23 and events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities, readings of Twas the Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 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 Dec. 25. (6:30 p.m. to midnight 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)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 23; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Willgood's 8th Christmas Spectacular: Austin-based electronic band Capyac will headline this annual party, also featuring Hayden Pedigo, Comanche Moon, Rupert the Duke, Corbin Cary, Michael Blackwell and Eddie Esler. (8 p.m. Dec. 23, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Tickets $8 to $10.)

The Christmas Party 2017: Ashley's Entertainment and The Loft Parties & Events will host a holiday celebration at In This Moment, featuring DJ Mike McKay, free hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. (8 p.m. Dec. 23, In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St. $15. 806-672-1547)

 

Dec. 24

The Waterfield Christmas Walk continues through Jan. 2 at The Citadelle in Canadian.
Courtesy Citadelle

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 24, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Dec. 25. (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)

A Christmas Eve Experience: Amarillo gospel singer Devlon Jones will star in and produce this holiday concert featuring Melia Roberts, the Miles Sisters, Kenneth Patterson, QuaSedra Watkins, Fredrick D. Byers, KT Butler, La'Toya Butler and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 24, In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St. Free; donations accepted. 806-678-9333)

 

Dec. 25

Christmas lights are on view through Dec. 25 at Bishop Hills.

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 25, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Dec. 25. (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)

 

Dec. 26

Chancy Bernson will perform Dec. 26 on the FireSongs concert series at Fire Slice Pizzeria.

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 26, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with Amarillo country singer-songwriter Chancy Bernson(7 p.m. Dec. 26, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

 

Dec. 27

"Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time" screens Dec. 27 at Amarillo Star 14.
Courtesy Fathom

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 27, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time: The annual Doctor Who Christmas special gets the big-screen treatment in this one-night-only event. It's the last appearance of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, and it features David Bradley as the First Doctor, as well. (7 p.m. Dec. 27, Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

 

Dec. 28

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 28, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 28; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

 

Dec. 29

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres is open through Dec. 31.

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 29, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 29; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

 

Dec. 30

Shotgun Rider will perform Dec. 30 at Hoots Pub.

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 30, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 30; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Odessa Jackalopes. (7 p.m. Dec. 30, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

Shotgun Rider: The Texas country band will perform at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Dec. 30, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Dec. 31

Amarillo Bulls will play the Odessa Jackalopes on Dec. 30 and 31.
Courtesy Amarillo Bulls

Noon Year's Eve: The Don Harrington Discovery Center offers an early way for the kids to ring in 2018 at this event that includes science demos, crafts, karaoke, refreshments and a giant balloon drop. (11 a.m. Dec. 31, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $2 members or $13 adults, $10 children and students ages 3 to 22, military or seniors. 806-355-9547)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres: The decked-out horse farm, which boasts more than 300,000 Christmas lights, will open for its second season. (6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 31; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6505 S. Osage St. Admission $10 per car or $20 per passenger van or limo with more than 10 passengers; season passes available. www.drivethelights.com)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will play the Odessa Jackalopes in their traditional New Year's Eve face-off. (7 p.m. Dec. 31, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

Winter Wonder New Year's Eve Gala: One New Year's Eve option is this fundraiser for Heal the CityOur Children's Blessing and the Potter-Randall County Medical Alliance. The evening includes a seated dinner, open bar, music by The Fwoops, a midnight countdown and gaming tables. Formal attire in winter colors of white, silver or gold are encouraged. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown, 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $175)

New Year's Eve Ball: Ring in the new year with a Roaring '20s dinner and dance featuring The Solano Project in a benefit for Lost Pets of Amarillo. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Destiny's Garden, 1134 E. Loop 335 South. Tickets $60 before Nov. 30 and $75 following. 806-679-4720)

 

 

Ongoing

  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays beginning Nov. 1. 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., features a trio of Vietnam exhibitions 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 fall 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 Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 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. 
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., features Take It All In through Dec. 21. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center, 1200 Streit Drive, is featuring Travel Adventures through Jan. 9. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • 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. Admission is $13. Call 806-367-8954.
  • The Galleries at Sunset Center: 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.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., features free holiday tours through Dec. 19 conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • 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 Area includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro Adventure Park and Zip Line: This attraction, located near the entrance of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays after Labor Day, weather permitting. Call 806-488-2260.
  • 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, is featuring The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region and A Picture from Home: Snapshots of the Great War on the Plains through Dec. 30. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays 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, is 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. 
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • 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 newest escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

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

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