They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and here in Preston Hollow it sure feels that way. The neighborhood is brimming over with seasonal spirit — from Christmas concerts and Nutcracker performances to holiday markets and, of course, a visit to Scrooge at NorthPark Center, now with a new voice. Here you will find the ultimate list of holiday celebrations, all within an easy 5-mile radius of Preston Hollow, so you can enjoy the season without ever getting on a freeway.
4 stage performances just for the holidays
1 Taking a crack at a classic
The Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts takes on Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and spins the tale with an age-old art form: puppets. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event being performed at the Dallas Children’s Theater Nov. 18–Dec. 21. Visit dct.org for more information.
2 Showing their wild side
The Episcopal School of Dallas students combine humor and heart to perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a comical production filled with high jinks about six troublesome siblings. The one-hour play will be performed at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 8 at the Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Road. Get all the details at esdallas.org.
3 Singing the days away
From Booker T. Washington High School’s jazz singers to St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church Choir, singers from across the metroplex are tuning up for the Museum of Biblical Art’s Christmas Musical Program. Performances are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from Dec. 2-16 at the museum, 7500 Park Lane. Call 214.368.4622 for all the details.
4 High school choir performances galore
If you’re not in the mood for a play but want to relive your high school glory days, stop by Hillcrest’s band performance Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium or its choir performances Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Over at W.T. White, a Madrigal Dinner Feast is planned on Dec. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. at Bush Elementary. Ursuline students also display their talents during The Sounds of the Season Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11.
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