Things to do in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth in December

Roanoke's Old Fashioned Christmas includes a parade downtown.
Courtesy city of Roanoke
Roanoke's Old Fashioned Christmas includes a parade downtown. Courtesy city of Roanoke

Roanoke's Old Fashioned Christmas includes a parade downtown. Courtesy city of Roanoke

Dec. 2

Take a hike at night

The December Night Hike is a casual hike on a city trail. Hikers should meet at 6 p.m. at 1830 Sterling Trace Drive near the green banners. Children, strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 6 p.m.

Dec. 6

Celebrate holiday in Keller

Holly Days: Christmas at Keller Town Center includes The Very Merry Light Parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree, Santa’s arrival, live entertainment, a snow hill, arts and crafts, concessions and a Jingle Bell Zone for children. Free (admission), one nonperishable food item for The Community Storehouse (Jingle Bell Zone admission). 6 p.m. (activities start), 7 p.m. (parade starts), 8 p.m. (Santa Scurry 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run start). Keller Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

Dec. 7

Romp or run for NISD

Northwest ISD’s 12th annual Reindeer Romp has two races: a 5K and a one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit physical education programs in Northwest ISD. $20 (students), $25 (adults). 7:30 a.m. (race day registration), 8:30 a.m. (fun run), 9 a.m. (5K). Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Blvd., Fort Worth.

Dec. 7

Grab breakfast with Santa

Northpark YMCA will host Breakfast with Santa. The event includes a meal, a holiday craft and a chance to share wishes with Santa. Free (RSVP required; call 817-993-1333). 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 9100 N. Beach St., Fort Worth.

Dec. 7

Enjoy Holiday at the Park
The annual Holiday at the Park includes photos with Santa, a snow hill, Christmas tree lighting, face painters, North Pole Rein-steer, toy soldier stilt-walkers, crafts, an LED climbing wall, food vendors and more. Free. 4-8 p.m. Alliance Town Center’s Prairie Vista Park, 9269 N. Riverside Drive, Fort Worth; event parking available at Bette Perot Elementary and Hillwood Commons with complimentary shuttles to the event.

Dec. 7

Join festivities in Roanoke (with photo)

Roanoke’s Old-Fashioned Christmas includes a parade on Oak Street, the annual Christmas tree lighting, strolling carolers, children’s crafts, photos with Santa, carriage rides, bounce houses and more. Free. 4 p.m. (activities begin at museum & City Hall), 6 p.m. (parade starts), 6:30 (activities begin at rec center). Roanoke Visitor Center and Museum, 114 N. Oak St., Roanoke; Roanoke City Hall, 500 S. Oak St., Roanoke; Roanoke Recreation Center, 501 Roanoke Road, Roanoke.

Dec. 7-8

Stock up at craft show
The Keller Indianettes Craft Show includes more than 250 vendors, Christmas decorations, holiday crafts, clothing, jewelry and accessories, a silent auction and a homemade bake sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 am.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Keller High School, 601 Pate Orr Road N., Keller. 817-382-8314.

Dec. 15

Learn about the Civil War (with photo)

Historian Bruce Ralston will don a uniform and become Sgt. Josiah Ballou of the Union Cavalry, telling stories about life as a Civil War soldier. Props during the presentation will include replica weapons. Free. 2 p.m. Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4800.


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