FORT WORTH, TX Area
Calendar Events beginning in December

Dates & prices are subject to change. Please confirm all information with the attraction or sponsoring organization.

December 1-12

“A Motown Christmas” at Casa Mañana Cabaret Theater

Enjoy your favorite holiday hits, Motown style! From The Jackson 5 to the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to The Temptations, these festive and smooth renditions of the Christmas classics are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! This show is suitable for most audiences. Performance times and ticket prices vary.

 

For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org/attraction/a-motown-christmas/. 3101 W. Lancaster.

December 1-27

Magnolia at the Modern

This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. December’s showings: 1, Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS presented by Visual Aids; 4,5,6, Dear Santa; 11,12,13, Billie; 18,19,20, Farewell Amor; 26,27, Wild Mountain Thyme. Tickets are $10, $8 for Modern members, $7 for Reel People. The Sunday noon shows are half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films. 3200 Darnell St.

December 3

Billy Bob’s Texas-Travis Tritt

Tickets $20, $40 & $50. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 3-12

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at AT&T Stadium

Get ready for some roping and riding at the brand-new Globe Life Field.

 

For more information, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

December 3-12

“Hooey Fest” at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum

Hooey Fest brings you the nightly Stockyards NFR watch party hosted by Anthony Lucia, featuring a 30-foot viewing screen. The action doesn’t end with the rodeo, as elite freestyle bullfighters compete on their quest to become the 2020 BFO World Champion. Live music will keep the party going until 1 a.m. BFO competition will not be held Dec. 6. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with outdoor festivities starting at 2 p.m. Reserved box seats & VIP $60-$160, Gen. Ad. $25.

 

For more information, 817-625-1025, www.cowtowncoliseum.com/events/hooey-fest. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

December 3-12

Junior World Finals Rodeo at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum

The Junior World Finals will be held for the fifth consecutive year. There will be qualifiers and finals in nine events with various age groups per event: bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, girls and boys breakaway, pole bending, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing. More than 700 entries are expected to compete in the Junior World Finals. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Admission $10-$20.

 

For more information, 817-625-1025, www.cowtowncoliseum.com/events/junior-world-finals. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

December 3-13

2020 National Finals Rodeo Events and Activities in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Cowboy Channel Championship Mutton Bustin’ Dec. 3-8, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Cowtown Christmas Marketplace Dec. 3-12 with over 350 merchants, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. The Cowboy Channel Tailgate Party 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily with rodeo celebrity interviews, western fashions, NFR daily reports, chuckwagon cooking demos, cowboy cocktails and live broadcasts from 2-5 p.m. daily. Cowboy Carnival is Dec. 3-13 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily with a 65' ferris wheel, carousel, food concessions, cattle pen maze, petting corral, horseback riding stables, mechanical bull & mini train rides. Dec. 13 is the Bull Fighters Only World Finals 3-4 p.m. Events & activities take place all along E. Exchange Ave., Rodeo Plaza, & behind the Livestock Exchange Building.

 

For more information, www.fortworthstockyards.com/events/nfr-stockyards-style/.

December 4

Billy Bob’s Texas-Bellamy Brothers

Tickets $16, $25 & $32. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 4-12

Theatre Arlington’s “Holiday Party!”

Are you ready for some Christmas cheer? Spend some time with Micah, Leslie and Lori as they sing the night away! They’ll share laughs, stories, songs and give the audience a chance to join in the fun. This is the perfect party and Christmas celebration for 2020. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $22.

 

For more information, www.theatrearlington.org/production/theatre-arlingtons-holiday-party/. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.

December 5

Holiday Punch Online! at Circle Theatre

This holiday celebration show has an inspired COVID-19 twist. They will gather digitally to hear performances from their favorite local artists and celebrate the hope of theatre coming back to the stage in 2021. The evening will also include an online auction, music, and surprises from the Circle staff! Adult language & subject matter. Event 7 p.m.

 

For more information or to donate, 817-877-3040, www.circletheatre.com/holidaypunch. 230 W. 4th St. in Sundance Square.

December 5

Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia: World Welterweight Championship Unified welterweight world champion at AT&T Stadium

Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will duel two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in the blockbuster main event.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

December 5

Billy Bob’s Texas-Stoney LaRue

Tickets $18 & $28. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 5-23

Jingle All the Way at Casa Mañana Theater

Your favorite holiday hits, sung by your favorite holiday characters! Join Frosty, Rudolph and Jingle the Elf in singing songs such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and many, many more! During the show, craft an ornament to take home for your tree, and don’t forget to order extra marshmallows for your hot chocolate! An appearance by the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus, wraps up the concert. Craft materials are included with ticket purchase. Performance times and ticket prices vary.

 

For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org/attraction/jingle-all-the-way/. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

December 5,6,12,13-19,20,21,22,23 

Grapevine Christmas Market at the town square gazebo in Grapevine Texas

Shop locally and regionally sourced produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets and more at the Christmas capital of Texas. The Grapevine Christmas Market also offers handcrafted and Texas-made items. For the safety of patrons and fellow vendors, everyone will be required to wear a face mask or covering.

 

For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/shop-wine-dine/grapevine-farmers-market/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051. 

December 6

Billy Bob’s Texas-Cody Johnson with The Rockin’ CJB Unplugged

Tickets $35, $75 & $100. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 6-March 14, 2021

“Queen Nefertari’s Egypt” at the Kimbell Art Museum

Nefertari was one of the most celebrated queens of ancient Egypt. Step back in time to explore ancient temples, life in the royal women’s household and the artisan village of Deir el-Medina, rituals of death, and Nefertari’s resplendent tomb. All the works in the exhibition are from the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, which boasts one of the most important collections of ancient Egyptian works outside of Cairo. Gen. Ad. $18 adults, $16 seniors/students, $14 children ages 6-11, 6 and under free.

 

For more information or current safety guidelines, 817-332-845, www.kimbellart.org/exhibition/queen-nefertaris-egypt. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

December 7

Billy Bob’s Texas-Justin Moore

Tickets $20, $40 & $50. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 8 & 9

Billy Bob’s Texas-Cody Johnson

Tickets $35, $75 & $100. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 10 & 11

Billy Bob’s Texas-Pat Green

Tickets $20, $45 & $60. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 12

“Holiday in the Garden” at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

This FIVE-event collaboration includes a Holiday Sip ’n Shop, Holiday Tea, Santa in the Garden, Christmas Tree Farm, and a Free Afternoon in the Garden. Come join in this joyful season with vendors, delicious bites from local food trucks and a variety of winter beverages. Enjoy photos with Santa or holiday music! This year, some activities may be modified to adhere to social distancing measures. Some events are free and others have an admission price. Free for Members. Event times and prices vary.

 

For more information, www.fwbg.org/events/holiday. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

December 12

Billy Bob’s Texas-Wade Bowen

Tickets $20, $35 & $40. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 17

Symphony Arlington presents Ricardo Garcia, tenor

Performance music includes Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major and holiday favorites plus the annual Carol Sing-along! Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15-$45.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, www.symphonyarlington.org. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.

December 17, 18 & 19

Billy Bob’s Texas-Parker McCollum

Tickets $20, $35 & $40. Performances 9 p.m. on the 17th, 10 p.m. on the 18th & 19th. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 17-20

“Disney on Ice presents: Dream Big” at Dickie’s Arena

It’s time for magic! See Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and stars from Frozen, Moana, Coco, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. Share every magical moment of breathtaking ice skating and beloved Disney stories! Performance times vary. Tickets start at $30 and pod seating is available, www.ticketmaster.com/disney-on-ice-presents-dream-big-tickets/artist/1638731. 1911 Montgomery St.

December 18, 19 & 26

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Capacity limited to 75% and masks required. Seating: Gold Buckle $45-$50 & VIP $35-$40, Silver Spur $30-$35, Gen. Ad. $25-$27, seniors 60+ $18-$20, children 3-12 $12-$15. Showtime 8 p.m.

 

For more information, 817-625-1025, www.CowtownColiseum.com, 121 E. Exchange Ave.

December 19

Big 12 Football Championship at AT&T Stadium

Two top football teams in the Big 12 Conference will face off in the championship game.

 

For more information, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

Opening December 22

“In The Night Garden” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Immerse yourself in a colorful botanical world full of giant insects, flowers, and plants created by Houston–based artist and Rice University professor Natasha Bowdoin. Inspired by the Carter’s collection and the artist’s abounding interest in literature, from fairytales to transcendental poetry, it offers a moment to pause and reimagine our relationship to the natural world. Free admission.

 

For current safety guideline information and more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/night-garden. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

December 22-February 28, 2021

“Mitch Epstein: Property Rights” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

In a series never shown before in a museum, pioneering color photographer Mitch Epstein (b. 1952) faces urgent, contemporary issues through his compelling photographs. Politics and citizenship, or environmental degradation and land rights, Epstein focuses on tough topics, helping us see overlapping, and often competing, histories and perspectives. Free admission.

 

For current safety guideline information and more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

December 22-February 28, 2021

“Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

American icon Winslow Homer, famous ocean painter, joins Frederic Remington, legendary cowboy artist, to explore the unexpected resonances and moments of convergence between the themes, artistic sensibilities, and technical processes of these two artists. Free admission.

 

For current safety guideline information and more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

December 25

Billy Bob’s Texas-Casey Donahew

Tickets $20, $35 & $40. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 26

Billy Bob’s Texas-Flatland Cavalry

Tickets $20, $35 & $40. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 27

Billy Bob’s Texas-Rodney Carrington

Tickets $20, $60 & $75. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 30

Billy Bob’s Texas-Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-o-lee Secret Santa Christmas

Tickets $20, $40 & $50. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

December 31

“Prohibition: A New Year’s Eve Celebration” presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Imagine time-traveling one night through the dark cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin, London and Atlantic City, reliving the 1920s in all its decadence. Join a trip back in time as you ring in 2021 in roaring 20s style! Due to COVID-19 city and government mandates, seating capacity and inventory for this performance may be limited. 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/prohibition-a-new-year-s-eve-celebration. Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.

December 31

Billy Bob’s Texas-Tracy Lawrence

Tickets $26, $51 & $81 - $1 from each ticket goes to “Mission Possible” which is non-profit benefiting homelessness. Provides shelter pets to Veterans with PTSD. Performance 10 p.m. House band begins at 8 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

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