DART: Your Ride This Weekend

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Wintertime is here, and the entertainment offerings are accordingly cheerful. Holiday celebrations abound, and it’s a great weekend to discover the cool new exhibit at the Perot, too.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Christmas on the Square in Garland’s Historic Downtown Square will be full of twinkling lights and music this evening. Taking place at Sixth and Main streets, the event features a tree lighting, photos with Santa, snow hills, holiday foods, children’s crafts – you name it. It’s also free! Nightly light shows synchronized with music will continue at the square each evening through New Year’s Day. It’s all near Downtown Garland Station.

Friday, Dec. 8

The Rowlett Holiday Parade – A Hometown Celebration is a community celebration on Main Street that’s full of music and dance. The parade will begin at Herfurth Park – a short walk from Downtown Rowlett Station — make its way through Downtown Rowlett, and finish up at the Rowlett Community Centre, where more fun holiday activities await.

Saturday, Dec. 9

The City of Garland presents several free movies throughout the year at the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland – no tickets required. Tonight, enjoy Will Ferrell in the modern comedy classic Elf. Concessions are only $2 each. The theater is a few blocks from Downtown Garland Station.

Discovery Days, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s free-with-admission, family-oriented educational program, today celebrates the museum’s magnificent traveling exhibition — Journey Into Space. There will be Planetarium Shows, Celestial Stories with the Dallas Children’s Theater, kids’ activities including an Astronaut Training Camp, and lots more. The museum is a three-walk block from Akard Station.

Today and Sunday are the 27th annual celebration of KwanzaaFest at the Automobile Building in Fair Park. At the free event, you can shop for the holiday season, get free health screenings and have your children’s teeth and health checked. The festival is accessible via Fair Park Station.

Sunday, Dec 10

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, gets its last performance of the run at Fair Park’s Music Hall. This must-see classic gets a lavish new production and tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn. There’s dancing, laughter, romance and the incomparable tunes of one of history’s greatest song smiths. The venue is steps from Fair Park Station.

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