Through Jan. 5
The Trains at NorthPark
Elaborate toy trains roll across 1,600 feet of track through replica cityscapes for the 26th annual holiday train exhibit. It’s open daily with limited hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
NorthPark Center,
8687 N. Central, 214.631.7354,, $3-$6, children under 2 free

Dec. 1, 22
Yoga Congas
From noon-1 p.m. perform yoga poses to the beat of live conga drums outside in Klyde Warren Park. This gentle-flow yoga class, hosted by the Jewish Community Center, will provide 45 minutes of gentle-flow yoga with a drum-circle finish.
Klyde Warren Park,
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, 214.239.7178,, free

Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11
Gingerbread house decorating
Children ages 3-10 can decorate gingerbread houses and enjoy free play from 3:45-5:15 p.m. Class spaces are limited.
Kidville Dallas,
6025 Royal Suite 130, 214.378.7777,, $60 first child, $50 each additional child

Dec. 5
‘Joy to the World! A Holiday Celebration’
This holiday concert features the Arts District Chorale, the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, organist James Diaz and others 7:30-9:30 p.m.
St. Michael and All Angels Church,
8011 Douglas, 214.363.5471,, free

Dec. 6
Grace Pettis
Live acoustic music venue Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse hosts only one concert this month, featuring sultry folk singer Grace Pettis, accompanied by The Powell Brothers.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse,
9555 North Central, 214.363.0044,, $15-$18

Dec. 6

Happy Hour at NHG
From 5-7 p.m. take advantage of complimentary wine, beer and appetizers while strolling the garden for holiday gifts.
North Haven Gardens,
7700 Northaven, 214.363.5316,, free

Dec. 8
New Friends New Life Home Tour
Homes in Park Cities and Preston Hollow decked out in holiday decor will be featured during the 14th annual home tour 1-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit New Friends New Life.
New Friends New Life,
5019 McKinney, 214.965.0935,, $25-$30

Dec. 14
‘Shepherds and Stars: The Splendor of Christmas’
Professional vocal chamber ensemble Texas Voices performs a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m.
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church,
9200 Inwood, 214.384.6336,, $10-$25

Dec. 14
Holiday Fun Fest with Rochelle Rabouin
A reading of the poem “The Night Before Christmas” will be accompanied by live music at this festive holiday celebration, including a family-friendly craft, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Park Forest Branch Library,
3421 Forest, 214.670.6333,, free

Dec. 18
‘Appalachian Winter’
Composer Joseph Martin pairs retooled sacred harp music with new versions of Shaker hymns and Appalachian melodies in a “Cantata for Christmas,” 7:30-9 p.m. An potluck reception will be available after the show.
Unity Dallas,
6525 Forest, 972.233.7106,, free

Through Jan. 10
‘Temptation: Industrial Foods as Symbols of the Metaphysical’
The museum’s current exhibit, featuring paintings depicting food by artist Juan Carlos del Valle of Mexico City, explores themes of nutrition, greed and exploitation of the poor.
Museum of Biblical Art,
7500 Park Lane, 214.368.4622,, $10-$12

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