5 things to do in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth this holiday season

Guests can watch the Atrium Holiday Light Show for free at the Gaylord Texan Resort from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)
Guests can watch the Atrium Holiday Light Show for free at the Gaylord Texan Resort from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)

Guests can watch the Atrium Holiday Light Show for free at the Gaylord Texan Resort from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)

November

1 through 30 – Roanoke food drive

Throughout the month of November, the city of Roanoke will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at city buildings. This includes canned and jar items, boxed and packaged items, family items and miscellaneous items. 817-491-2411. www.roanoketexas.com

16 through 23 – Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse will host its annual, nationwide Operation Christmas Child gift collection drive. Participants can fill a shoe box with medium to large gifts as well as school supplies and drop it off at designated locations.


For more information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child. Drop-off locations include First Baptist Church at 225 Keller Parkway, Keller; and Cornerstone Baptist Church at 7955 N. Beach St., Fort Worth. 828-262-1980. www.samaritanspurse.org

21 – Keller Folk Music Society

The Keller Folk Music Society •meets at the Keller Public Library on the third Saturday of each month. Professional and nonprofessional musicians and their families can share songs, stories and talents with other local musicians. The afternoon event begins at 1 p.m. Free. Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4370. www.meetup.com/kellerfolkmusicsociety

24 – Kahoot Trivia at the Keller Public Library

Jurassic Park fans can test their knowledge with the Keller Public Library’s Kahoot Trivia game. The event is open to children ages 11-17. Participants can register online at bit.ly/kpljurassictrivia. The library-sponsored event will test the skills of the ultimate “Jurassic Park” movie fans. Free. Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4800. www.cityofkeller.com

WORTH THE TRIP

November through January – Lone Star Christmas

Gaylord Texan Resort is hosting its 17th annual Lone Star Christmas event through Jan. 3. Christmas activities include a 17,000-square-foot marquee pop-up exhibition called “I Love Christmas Movies,” a 50,000-square-foot outdoor holiday lantern attraction called “Yuletide Bright” and a build-your-own-snowman experience with real snow.

Other classic activities include snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread house decorating and an elf-on-the-shelf character breakfast.

Tickets can be purchased online. Advance online reservations are required for all ticketed events. Holiday room packages are also available for sale on the website. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. 817-778-1000. www.christmasatgaylordtexan.comhttp://www.christmasatgaylordtexan.com
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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