Your ultimate local guide for events and more in the month of December
Flower Mound Christmas parade includes activities
The 29th annual Christmas parade theme is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The parade has lighted floats parading down Spinks Road to Gerault Park. At Gerault Park there is a tree-lighting ceremony with choir performances, pictures with Santa, children’s activities and food trucks.
December 8, 6-9 p.m.
Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Road, Flower Mound. www.flower-mound.com
Highland Village to host inaugural Christmas event
Christmas at the Ranch activities include Christmas carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa’s workshop for children and a visit from Santa Claus and his reindeer. Throughout the Christmas season Doubletree Ranch Park is turned into a winter wonderland that features Christmas lights, lawn ornaments and carriage rides.
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Doubletree Ranch Park, 310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village.
Adopt or sponsor an animal at the city’s shelter
Lewisville Animal Services invites the public to its Christmas adoption event, Santa Paws Village. Guests are also able to sponsor an animal. Featured events include prize drawings, free In-N-Out burgers to the first 200 people, a build-a-toy workshop, pictures with Santa and an Angel Tree.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gene Carey Animal Shelter, 995 E. Valley Ridge Blvd., Lewisville
Tour 3 homes during the Candlelight Tour of Homes
Guests tour three estate-sized homes, enjoy Christmas music, bid on silent auction gift baskets and participate in the gift card pull. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Women of Flower Mound Scholarship Fund.
Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.
$35 (advance tickets online)
$40 (at the door)
Bridlewood Golf Club House, 4000 Windsor Drive, Flower Mound
in a cabin in Lewisville
Take a trip back to an 1870s Christmas and celebrate the old-fashioned way. Enjoy a tour of the historic Minor-Porter Log Cabin, make a corn husk doll or an ornament to take home to your own Christmas tree, create a hand-dipped candle, enjoy carols, sip hot cider by the campfire and more. Registration is not required.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free with $5 entry to Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E. Jones Street, Lewisville
‘The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show’ features classics
“The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show” is a stage production presented in the format of a live radio broadcast. It features Americana band Blue Water Highway along with a traditional big band and a gospel choir. The show combines progressive and culturally relevant ideas with Christmas tunes through a framework of a vintage time period.
4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville
A balloon drop and snacks featured at Lewisville Public Library’s NYE party
The Lewisville Public Library hosts the Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party for all ages. The event features dancing, a balloon drop and light snacks as guest count their way down to Noon Year’s Eve. No registration required.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St., Lewisville