Run in the annual Gobble Hobble, witness a prequel to ‘The Nutcracker’ and more: Get in the holiday spirit with these 5 Richardson events


Over the next two months Richardson residents will have many opportunities to celebrate the holiday season.

Nov. 17-18

Celebrate the holidays at Richardson Woman’s Club

Holidays at Richardson Woman’s Club is a two-day event featuring a Mistletoe Shoppe that includes a bake sale, local vendors with gift items and a photographer for holiday photos. A luncheon at the clubhouse is also available for $15 plus $3 for dessert.

Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the Mistletoe Shoppe is free. Richardson Woman’s Club, 2005 N. Cliffe Drive, Richardson. 972-238-0841.

Nov. 17

Take a run to benefit the Richardson Boys & Girls Club

The 13th annual Gobble Hobble run includes a Fun Run, a 5K- and 10K-race. The event is a local holiday tradition organized by the Richardson Police Department and the Boys & Girls Club of Richardson. Proceeds benefit the club.

Registration packets can be found online or picked up Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15 at Gold’s Gym, 110 Campbell Road, Ste. 110, Richardson, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Runners can also register on race day starting at 7 a.m.

Fun run begins and KidZone opens at 8 a.m. The 5K- and 10K-race begin at 8:30 a.m. An award ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. $17.50 (Fun run), $38 (5K race), $48 (10K race).

Galatyn Park, 2531 Performance Drive, Richardson.

Dec. 1-16

Visit Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village is a tiny town of 16 holiday dwellings on the north side of City Hall. Each colorful building offers a fun activity for children. Attendees can also enjoy live performances, holiday photo opportunities, hot chocolate and visits with Santa Claus.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1-Dec. 16. Hometown Thursdays are reserved for Richardson residents and require a free ticket for entry.

City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. 972-744-4100.

Dec. 1

Hear the symphony perform holiday classics

The Richardson Symphony Orchestra will perform its Holiday Classic Concert, one of North Texas’ holiday traditions. Jodi Crawford Wright will join the orchestra following her widely acclaimed performance at last year’s concert.

8 p.m. $15-$70. Students receive a 50 percent discount. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650.


Dec. 15

See the Youth Ballet of Texas perform a prequel to ‘The Nutcracker’

Guests to the Eisemann Center can experience “Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel,” a Youth Ballet of Texas unique performance based on “The Hard Nut” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

This tale of mice, greed and royalty is told as a bedtime story and danced to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, Offenbach and Herold. “Krakatuk” is a treat for the whole family and a perfect ballet for anyone who has ever wondered why the Mouse King is after the Nutcracker, how the Sugar Plum Fairy knows the Nutcracker and why Marie’s devotion sets him free.

2-4 p.m. $17 (adults), $12 (seniors age 75 and older). The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 214-477 9434.


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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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