Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 8-11, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 08, 2016, December 08, 2016

December 8-11, 2016

Photo courtesy: Theatre Arlington


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

6th Annual Texas Christkindl Market

Inspired by the traditional Christmas market of Arlington's sister city Bad Königshofen, Germany, the 6thAnnual Texas Christkindl Market re-opened for business this year on Black Friday at Globe Life Park and continues through Dec. 23, 2016. Regular shopping hours will resume as follows: Monday - Friday, Noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

To keep up to date on event activities, including a weekly music calendar, please visit:

  • Texas Christkindl Market Facebook page

Residents and visitors can also check out this month's "Ask Arlington" segment answering questions about this year's market.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, transforms into the epitome of a holiday extravaganza. On select dates from November 19 through January 2, 2017, favorite attractions such as SantaLand, the Holiday Tree of Trees Light Spectacular, Frosty Snowhill and more await guests during this magical time of year. For over 30 years, Holiday in the Park has spread joy to families from all over the state and surrounding areas. New this year to Holiday in the Park- Deep in the Heart of Christmas! Guests can enjoy the Boomtown section of the park that has undergone a complete makeover and has been transformed into a Texas-sized winter wonderland.

Arlington Music Hall's Christmaspectacular!

With the holidays in full swing, Arlington Music Hall invites residents and visitors to be among the first to experience the newest Christmas show in the DFW Metroplex - Christmaspectacular!, which opens Friday, Dec. 2 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Showcasing sensational singers, dynamic dancers, charming children, a kick-line of lovely young ladies, colorful costumes, sparkling special effects and a visit from Santa himself, each segment of the presentation brings to life memory-making moments that will last a lifetime. Residents and visitors can purchase tickets for this holiday show on the Arlington Music Hall website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley at Theatre Arlington

As the calendar turns to December, residents and visitors are invited to check out a holiday classic at Theatre Arlington in Downtown with the opening of A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley! The show opens Friday, December 2 and runs through December 18, 2016 at Theatre Arlington, located at 305 W. Main St. Arlington, TX 76010. Ticket prices are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors (62+) and students with valid ID and $18.50 for groups of 10 or more people. For group sales online, enter promo code "GROUP" on the Theatre Arlington website. You can also call the box office at (817) 275-7661.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley performance schedule:

  • Thursday @ 7:30pm
  • Friday @ 8:00pm
  • Saturday @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
  • Sunday @ 2:00pm & 6:00pm
  • Added performance-Wednesday, Dec 14 @ 7:30pm

Pablo Picasso: Ceramics Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

The Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown proudly announces its winter blockbuster exhibit, Pablo Picasso: Ceramics, featuring more than 40 ceramics by renowned artist Pablo Picasso. The exhibit will be on display from November 12, 2016 through February 12, 2017. An opening reception for exhibit sponsors, museum members, and special guests will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit Admission tickets may be purchased at the door.

Adventure to Santa at The Parks at Arlington

Adventure to Santa, a storytelling experience designed by Dreamworks Animation, returns to The American Dream City this holiday season at The Parks at Arlington! The all-new attraction lets you and your family join Po and Friends from Kung Fu Panda for interactive games and an immersive, cinematic journey that transports guests to the North Pole for your private meeting with Santa. This event will be open to the public until Christmas Eve. This is a popular attraction and booking online is strongly recommended to secure your preferred date and time. Residents and visitors can book their reservations in advance by clicking here.

Searching for Santa at Globe Life Park

On Tuesdays thru Saturdays, December 6 through December 16 from 10 am to 4 pm, check out Santa's favorite spots in the Ballpark as it's all decked out for the holidays while the kiddos get to enjoy a story time and the opportunity to write a letter to Santa and mail it off at the Texas "North Pole" malbox. Santa won't be there during these dates, but he'll be there December 17 for all mentioned above + Santa will be waiting at the kid's zone! Rangers Captain will be there as well, and there will be a special Searching for Santa souvenir (say that five times fast), cooking decorating and much more!

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