Santa Paws Village
The annual adoption event gives animal lovers a chance to donate to the animal shelter or become a sponsor. The event also features half-priced adoptions, an elf scavenger hunt, pet photos with Santa, crafts and more.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (to attend). Gene Carey Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, 995 E. Valley Ridge Drive, Lewisville. 972-219-3478. www.cityoflewisville.com
Music City Mall at Vista Ridge holds open auditions
The mall is looking for talent from musicians to entertainers to poets and artists as well as other nontraditional forms of entertainment. Open auditions will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the lower level court near Macy's. Church groups and schools are encouraged to attend. Reserve a time by emailing [email protected]
2401 S. Stemmons Freeway Lewisville. 972-315-3641. www.vistaridgemall.com
Brunch with Santa Claus
Join Santa Claus for brunch at Shoal Creek Tavern from 10 a.m.-noon. The family-friendly event features food and crafting activities. To view the menu or make a reservation, click here.
$8.99 (child brunch), $13.99 (adult brunch). 1701 Shoal Creek, Highland Village. 972-317-2250. www.shoalcreektavern.com
Flower Mound Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
The town’s 28th annual Christmas Parade’s theme is “Christmas Around the World.” The lighted floats travel down Spinks Road to Gerault Park in Flower Mound. At Gerault Park there is a tree-lighting ceremony with choir performances, pictures with Santa Claus, carriage rides, children’s activities, a petting zoo, vendors and food trucks. 6-9 p.m. Free. Gerault Park, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. 972-874-6276. www.flower-mound.com
Storytime with Mrs. Claus
Join Mrs. Claus at Barnes & Noble in Highland Village for a special holiday book reading. Enjoy cookies and milk as well as participate in a fun crafting activity.
11-11:30 a.m. Free. 4100 Deer Creek, Ste. 100, Highland Village. 972-966-0099. www.barnesandnoble.com