From painting and holiday light contests to craft shows and 5Ks, residents will find plenty to do in late November and throughout December in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth.


Paint a Rustic Christmas Barn

Painting With A Twist will host a class on how to paint a Christmas barn at its studio. Guests are encouraged to bring wine, champagne or nonalcoholic beverages, and snacks to enjoy during the lesson.Holiday Lights Contest

Trophy Club will host its annual holiday lights competition for residents. Participants are encouraged to decorate their homes and nominate themselves or a neighbor for a chance to win across different categories. This year’s categories include: Griswold Award, Santa’s Favorite Theme, North Pole Award, Best Character Use, Outdoor Christmas Tree, Best Use of Animation and Judge’s Favorite.
  • Nov. 27-Dec. 13; judging is Dec. 13 from 6-10 p.m.
  • Free (contest submissions)
  • 1 Trophy Wood Drive, Trophy Club

Hometown Holiday

Roanoke residents can enjoy the annual holiday street festival complete with a tree lighting and parade in Downtown Roanoke. Festivities include an alpaca petting zoo, balloon twisting, carolers, chainsaw carving, children's activities, face painting, a gingerbread house competition, live music, photos with Santa and vendors.Keller Indianettes Craft Show

Keller High School will host a holiday market with over 250 vendors, pictures with Santa, Christmas decorations, holiday crafts, food trucks, a silent auction, a bake sale and more.
  • Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $5 (adults), $3 (students), free (age 5 and under)
  • 601 Pate Orr Road N., Keller
Trot Through Trophy Club Christmas Tour

Living Hope Equine Therapy will host a tour inside three Trophy Club homes decorated for the Christmas season. The event will provide food and beverages, and guests can register for the silent auction and purchase items, including trip destinations. The homes hosting the tour are located at 2212 Stirling Ave., 511 Asheville Lane and 517 Asheville Lane in Trophy Club. All proceeds will benefit Living Hope Equine Therapy, a nonprofit that offers horsemanship lessons to veterans, children and adults with cognitive, physical and emotional challenges.Santa 5K

Fort Worth residents can participate in running a flat and fast 5K race in Trinity Park. Awards will be given for overall male and female racers and different age groups. Refreshments will be offered following the race.
  • Dec. 16, 8 a.m.
  • $15 (preregistration), $20 (day of race)
  • Trinity Park Pavilion No. 3, 2401 University Drive, Fort Worth

Lightscape returns to the Fort Worth Botanical Garden with 80% newly designed displays. This year the event will feature an all-new “Christmas Village,” complete with fire pits, s’more roasting, hot cocoa, holiday music and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.
  • Dec. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $15 per ticket
  • 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth