Weekend Buzz: December 6-8

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As of 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, the following Weekend Buzz events are scheduled to run as planned, but all are subject to change due to the ice storm impacting North Texas.

Holiday Lights Parade in Downtown Arlington – CANCELED 

While freezing temperatures are expected Saturday, a holiday tradition will continue as Santa Claus arrives in town for the Annual Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Arlington.

Festivities for the 2013 Holiday Lights Parade, sponsored by Decorator’s Warehouse, will begin at 4 p.m. and the parade will start promptly at 6 o’clock. Find your spot early along the parade route which will travel west on Main Street, south on West Street and east on Abram Street in front of City Hall and the George W. Hawkes Central Library.

After the parade the official lighting of the Chesapeake Energy Christmas Tree will be conducted in front of City Hall. Santa Claus is also expected to make a special appearance so bring your camera and take a picture with him at the Levitt Pavilion following the tree lighting ceremony. Visit the Parade of Lights website for more information at www.holidaylightsparade.com.

Enjoy an Olde Town Christmas This Weekend – CANCELED

Join us December 6 & 7 for the annual Olde Town Christmas at the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center. Start crossing items off your shopping list as you peruse crafts and gifts made by our vendors. Enjoy entertainment both days, with a special visit from Santa on Saturday. Letters to Santa can be deposited in our special North Pole direct mail drop on both days! The Olde Town Christmas holiday annual craft fair is a great way to celebrate the season and start a family tradition and memory that will last a life time.

Tentative Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

2:45 p.m.: Duff 5th & 6th Grade Choir
4 p.m.: Country Cousins

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

11:30 a.m.: Arlington High Show Choir
12 p.m.: Santa Visit with Pictures
1:30 p.m.: Country Cousins

Admission is free and concessions will be available throughout the day.

CATS Presents: Aesop’s Fable-ous Christmas Tree! – CANCELED

As one of the earliest and most enduring forms of human literature, the fable has been employed as both entertainment and instructional tool as a part of the children’s literature canon. The presumed Greek master of the form, Aesop, is often credited with a popular redefining of the genre. And now, Creative Arts Theatre & School (CATS) is giving his fables a Christmas-y twist with its production of AESOP’S FABLE-OUS CHRISTMAS TREE!  This show features an all-youth cast.

Aesop’s Fable-ous Christmas Tree will play on Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Ticket prices: adults-$10.00; students, military, and seniors (ages 55+) – $8. CATS is presenting the show at Mosaic, located at 817 W. Park Row, Arlington, TX 76013. For more information, contact CATS at 817-861-2287 Tickets may be purchased at www.creativearts.org.

2013 Arlington Christkindl Market Dazzles – CLOSED, TENTATIVELY REOPENING SUNDAY

Ever wonder what Christmas is like in Germany? Head on over to the third annual Arlington Christkindl Market near Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, which features a variety of authentic German holiday products, food, music, live entertainment and family activities. Visit www.arlingtonchristkindl.com for a full schedule of sponsors, entertainment and events.  Parking and admission are free.

Due to inclement weather and the safety concerns for our vendors, guests, volunteers and support personnel, the Arlington Christkindl Market will reopen at noon on Saturday, December 7. 

Market Hours this Weekend

Friday:  Activities postponed

Saturday: Noon – 10 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Arlington Museum of Art: Mitch Wilson Memorial Festival of Trees

Catch the holiday spirit by visiting the colorful Mitch Wilson Memorial Festival of Trees at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main Street, which runs through December 29. This exhibition features Santa Claus illustrations and paintings by artist Tom Newsom, trimmed trees and other holiday decorations, a gift store, artist demonstrations and much more!  Click here for more information. Admission to the exhibit is $8 for adults; $5 for students and seniors (over 65); free to members and children under 12 with an adult.