Looking to get started on making holiday plans? Here's four events happening in Lake Highlands and Lakewood in mid-December.

'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

The Dallas Children’s Theater will perform "A Charlie Brown Christmas," based on the television special, adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer. This live show will feature Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
  • Dec. 16-Dec. 23, showtimes vary
  • $43-$75
  • Baker Theater, 5938 Skillman St., Dallas
  • www.dct.org/plays
'A Merry Little Christmas Show' with Ricki Derek

Influenced by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Dallas-based entertainer Ricki Derek will perform Christmas tunes at the Granada Theatre.Holiday wreath making with Native Gardeners

Attendees to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden workshop will create a holiday wreath using a mix of natural pine, dried botanicals and decorative baubles. Local nursery Native Gardeners will provide the tools and supplies along with guidance and design inspiration. Mulled wine and light appetizers will also be provided.Preserving traditions with the Jelly Queen

Gourmet preservation expert Donna Collins, known as the Jelly Queen, will share her three favorite holiday preserved treats. Each attendee will receive a 2-ounce jar and the recipe for cranberry champagne jam, tart cherry habanero jelly and lemon curd.