Weekend Planner: Your complete guide to area fun through Dec. 27, with holiday happenings, live music & more

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Amarillo native Travis Warren (of Blind Melon) will perform Dec. 21.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Roll into Christmas with our all-inclusive entertainment guide, with all of your fun options through Dec. 27!

 

Dec. 19

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

Mary Poppins Returns: The no-nonsense magical nanny flies back into the lives of the Banks family in this new sequel. (Opens Dec. 19. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.; Cinergy Amarillo, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dec. 20

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Marwen: Steve Carell stars in this fanciful drama about a wounded man finding new life in elaborate dioramas. (Previews Dec. 20; opens Dec. 21. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dec. 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dec. 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ying Yang Twins: The hip-hop act will perform. (midnight Dec. 23; doors open at 8 p.m. Bodega's, 709 S. Polk St. Cover $10 until 10 p.m.; increases afterwards. 806-378-5790)

 

Dec. 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dec. 24

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

Vice: Christian Bale completely transforms himself to play Dick Cheney in this satirical biopic. (Previews Dec. 24, opens Dec. 25. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Others may follow.)

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

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

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

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

 

Dec. 25

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

Holmes & Watson: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-team as the titular detectives in this new comedy. (Opens Dec. 25. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

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

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

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

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

 

Dec. 26

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

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

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

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

 

Dec. 27

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

They Shall Not Grow Old: Director Peter Jackson uses restored and colorized archival footage to explore the soldiers and events of World War I. (1 p.m. Dec. 27, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Weekly entertainment (Call ahead for holiday hours)

Sundays

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

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

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

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

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

 

Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wednesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fridays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ongoing (Call ahead for holiday hours)

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

 

 

 

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

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