CANDLELIGHT AT OLD CITY PARK December a, 7,13, and 14. Take a trip back in time and experience the holiday season as it [would have been in the late 1800s. Old-fashioned carolers sing, and hundreds of hurricane lights line the pathways. Enjoy storytelling, craft making, filling homemade treats, and a visit With Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 1717 Gano St. 214-421-5141.
BARRY MANILOW December 19. Barry has written (the songs that make the whole world sing. Now, he goes interactive and let’s the people pick the songs that he sings at this unique concert. Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, 1111 Houston St\. Fort Worth. 214-373-8000.
ZOOBILEE OF LIGHTS December 12-January 3. The Fori Worth Zoo presents more than (he wild kingdom in this spec tacular lurr(inary display, as holiday lights brighten the nights when twilight hits the zoo. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy. 817-871-7000.
THE NUTCRACKER December 12-14.18-21, and 22-26. Fan Worth Dallas Ballet production of a young girl’s fantastical Christmas journey to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the mystical friends she encounters along the way. JFK Theater in the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth and at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas. 817-763-0207.
THE MAGIC FLUTE December 12-27. Mozart’s most popular opera. Young Prince Tamino lakes his magic flute on a quest to save the Queen of the Night from the clutches of evil. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600.
NEIMAN MARCUS/ADOLPHUS children’s parade December 6. Everyone loves a parade, and “The Miracle on Commerce Street” is the nation’s only parade just for children. It weaves through downtown Dallas with colorful floats, inflatables, and marching bands. Begins at the comer of Lamar and Commerce streets. 214-640-8383.
FESTIVAL OF TREES December 5. This second annual collection of decorated theme trees, draped in tinsel and twinkle, will surely put that holiday sparkle in your eye. Interurban Railway Station Museum, 901 E. 15th St., Piano. 972-9644208.
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December 4-7 and 10-14. The 60th anniversary revival of a. classic knee-slapper. Alice Sycamore invites her well-to-do fiancee’s family home to meet the folks in the comedy thai rivals modern-day shows like The Birdcage. Quad C Theatre at Collin County Community College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Piano. 972-881-5809.
TUNA CHRISTMAS December 9-14. Celebrate the holiday season Texas-style. The lovable nuts of Greater Tuna are back to ring in the holiday season with the boom of a shotgun. The Majestic Theater. 1925 Elm St. 214-691-7200.
TUBA CHRISTMAS December 24. More than 175 area tuba players will present the 20th annual Tuba Christmas Concert. Thanks-Giving Square at Bryan, Pacific, and Ervay streets. 214-969-1977.