Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 15-18, 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 15, 2016, December 15, 2016

Arlington Weekend Buzz

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

Interlochen Holiday Lights

Interlochen, one of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas celebrates its 41st year in The American Dream City. The Arlington Police Department can help you navigate safely through this wonderland of lights. Beginning Friday, Dec. 16, through Dec. 25, 2016, the Arlington Police Department will setup traffic control posts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help facilitate safe travel for tourists and neighbors. Every year, more than 200 homeowners in this northwest Arlington community near Interstate 30 celebrate the season by adorning their homes and property with festive lights and holiday-themed displays. Admission is free.

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.

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 performanceschedule:

  • Thursday @ 7:30pm
  • Friday @ 8:00pm
  • Saturday @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
  • Sunday @ 2:00pm & 6:00pm

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!

UIL State Football Championships

Before the Cowboys prime-time match-up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, check out some of the best high school football teams in Texas right here in The American Dream City! The UIL Football State Championships take place at AT&T Stadium from Wednesday, December 14 - Saturday, December 17, 2016. Please review the AT&T Stadium clear bag policy before attending the state championship games. All fans will be subject to the stadium's clear bag policy and will be searched upon entering the stadium. Tickets will be available at the stadium on the day of the game. Gates will open 1.5 hours before the start of the first game of the day. You can find a complete schedule and bracket on the UIL State Football website.

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys at AT&T Stadium

The NFC East leading Dallas Cowboys (11-2) look to rebound after a tough road loss last week to the New York Giants. The red hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) of the NFC South arrive at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to take on the Cowboys this Sunday, December 18, 2016. This should be an exciting prime-time match-up and kickoff gets underway at 7:30 p.m. CT. If you can't make it to the stadium, the game will be nationally televised on NBC. The Cowboys final regular season home game is next week against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, December 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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