Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 7-10, 2017
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 07, 2017, December 07, 2017
Arlington Weekend

Photo courtesy: Christina Dyer

Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel.

Holiday Lights Parade

Get ready to light up Downtown Arlington this weekend! Arlington's annual Holiday Lights Parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017. Scott Cross, the University of Texas at Arlington Head Men's Basketball Coach is the parade grand marshal. But the fun begins hours earlier, with live music and reindeer games starting at 2 p.m. The traditional tree lighting in front of City Hall is set between 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., following the parade. Residents and visitors can find more information about the parade, including a complete list of activities and sponsors, at

Breakfast with Santa

Santa is stopping by this Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 8-11 a.m. to enjoy breakfast and other holiday fun activities with guests at Arlington Parks and Recreation's Cliff Nelson Recreation Center! Attendees will enjoy making festive crafts, watching live entertainment, taking photos with Santa and having a tasty pancake breakfast. The breakfast is $10 per person and registration is required. Minimum one adult per child's registration.

Florida Gulf Coast vs. UTA Men's Basketball- BLACKOUT GAME

Show your Maverick pride and support the UTA Men's Basketball team this Saturday, December 9, 2017 at College Park Center as the Mavericks take on Florida Gulf Coast. All fans will receive a free t-shirt for Saturday's BLACKOUT game and kids ages 18 and under can attend the game for free. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. CT and tickets can be purchased at College Park Center is located at 600 S. Center Street, Arlington, TX 76019 in Downtown.

Grease for Greens 2017

Eco-Man and Arlington Water Utilities want to remind residents to prevent backed-up sanitary sewers and clogged pipes after this past Thanksgiving holiday by properly disposing of fats, oils, and grease. A great way to do this is to bring your used cooking oil to Grease for Greens at Tierra Verde Golf Club, 7005 Golf Club Dr. Arlington, TX 76001 from 8 AM - 12 PM on December 9th! The cooking oil will be used to make biodiesel to fuel our lawnmowers and you have a chance to win a free round of golf! (You do not have to be present to win. Drawings every hour, winners will be notified by phone/email).

Arlington Music Hall's Christmaspectacular!

After an enormously successful opening last December, the Arlington Music Hall invites residents and visitors to once again experience Christmaspectacular! this holiday season. This holiday musical adventure opens Friday, Dec. 1 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Downtown Arlington. This original production features sensational singers, dynamic dancers, charming children, kick lines, a beautiful Nativity, sparkling special effects and a visit from Santa himself. Purchase tickets for this holiday show on the Arlington Music Hall website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.

Enchant Christmas

The American Dream City is about to get a whole lot brighter with the U.S. debut of Enchant Christmas. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in North Texas. In collaboration with the Texas Rangers and Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Enchant Christmas illuminates the Texas skies through December 31, 2017. Hours of operation are 5:00pm-11:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Enchant will be closed December 24 and Mondays with the exception of December 18 and 25. Enchant will play in Lot F at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way (on the corners of Copeland Road and AT&T Way).

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas

Holiday in the Park is back for select days through January 7, 2018 at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington's Entertainment District. From festive shows to an extravagantly decorated Christmas tree, holiday fun is around every corner. The whole family can relish in the joy of this wonderful season with a ride on a hill made of snow and enjoy holiday festive treats. This one-of-a-kind experience in The American Dream City is sure to provide you and your family with long-lasting memories you will cherish for years to come!

Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market at The Sleepy Cottage

Gifts galore await you at the Happy Holidays Gift Market, brought to you by 817ArtsAlliance at The Sleepy Cottage, located at 500 E Front St #150 Arlington, TX 76011. The market opens this Saturday, December 9, 2017 and runs through Saturday, December 23, 2017. Local artisans and collectors from a variety of backgrounds will share their enthusiasm for what they create and collect with all that are interested. A wide range of finds are expected at this year's market such as ceramics, jewelry, soap, photos, holiday decorations, art, glass creations and fiber/cloth goodies.

Santa's Toy Factory at The Parks at Arlington Mall

Santa and his elves have set up an outpost of their North Pole Factory at The Parks at Arlington and they are requesting your help to test and build some exciting new toys for the holiday. The Parks Mall has partnered with Mattel to offer this all-new attraction now until Christmas Eve. Toy factory visitors can receive a $5 discount if they book a visit between Monday and Wednesday through December 9, 2017. Please visit the Parks at Arlington website to make your reservation and to find more information about prices, dates and times for this attraction.

Theatre Arlington presents Plain Tidings: The Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory and now the legendary Plaids have come back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages. The show runs through December 17, 2017 at Theatre Arlington in Downtown. Tickets are available at

The performance schedule for Plain Tidings: The Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid is included below:

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Added performance: Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Salvador Dali Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

Salvador Dali was a painter, designer, sculptor, writer and set designer. He was also a master engraver who could produce equally outstanding work in dry point, etching, woodcut or lithography. This exhibition features Dali's full series of Dante's The Divine Comedy, for which each of the lithographs presented required as many as 35 colors. There are a total of 101 pieces included in this exhibition. Salvador Dali: Visions of Eternity runs until January 21, 2018. For more information, please visit

Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Stars of the Pharaohs, a planetarium show that visitors on a journey to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit or call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults- $6.00
  • Seniors, Children & Students- $4.00
  • UTA Students- $3.00
  • Children under 3- Free
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