7 kids make silly poses for cast photo.
The cast of Kids Who Care’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” have performances running now through Dec. 18. (Courtesy photo | KWC Performing Arts)

The holiday season is here, and arts organizations throughout Tarrant County have already started celebrating. The Report has rounded up events to help get you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit.

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Jubilee Theatre: Take the Soul Train to Christmas

The play written by Ekundayo Bandele follows the journey of three kids researching how African Americans celebrated Christmas in the past for a school assignment. They board a magical train to learn about history and learn lessons that will last a lifetime.

Time: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 23 
Location: 506 Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Tickets: $29 on demand; $32 matinee; $44 evening

Amphibian Stage: A Winter’s Cabaret

For one night only, take in a cabaret event that includes holiday classics, broadway favorites and promises of a boozy sing-a-long fueled by a champagne station and hors d’oeuvres. The production is directed by Drew Wutke and includes performances by Lauren Urso Gray and Broadway’s Tari Kelly.

Time: 8 p.m.
Date: Dec. 15
Location: 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76104
Tickets: $48

Texas Ballet Theater: The Nutty Nutcracker

Don’t miss the final opportunity to see Texas Ballet Theater’s rendition of “The Nutty Nutcracker.” The performance is a humorous take on the holiday classic and is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Time: 8 p.m.
Date: Dec. 16
Location: Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102 
Tickets: $60 – $125

KWC Performing Arts: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

See Barbara Robinson’s beloved children’s book “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” come to life. The story follows a church’s quest to put on a Christmas pageant. Hilarity ensues as an unruly crew of kids are cast in the production and everyone involved learns an important lesson about the meaning of Christmas.

Times: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dates:  Dec. 8-18
Location: W. E. Scott Theatre at Arts Fort Worth 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Tickets: $18 adults; $15 child; $12 group tickets

Casa Mañana: A Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy

An all-ages adventure, “A Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy,” adds modern references and music to the classic Dickens tale. 

Times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 23
Location:  3101 West Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Tickets: $19 -$44

Cowtown Coliseum: A Very Merry Country Christmas

Several tribute performers will pay homage to Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and other country legends in this family-friendly Christmas concert.

Times: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Dates: Dec. 21-22
Location: 121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Tickets: $29 – $103

Theatre Arlington: Hooray for Holidays

Crowd favorite “Hooray for Holidays” returns to the stage at Theatre Arlington. The comedic Christmas musical focuses on the buzz around The Callahan Kids TV Christmas Reunion special that fades when it becomes clear that, as adults, the former child stars don’t have the same charm. The show is family friendly for ages 6 and up.

Times: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Dates: Dec. 2-18
Location: 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010
Tickets: $32; discounts are available for seniors, students and groups

Arlington Music Hall: Celtic Angels Christmas

Dublin native Louise Barry wrote, choreographed and directed this tribute to Irish Christmas traditions. The harmonies of vocalists Louise Barry, Olivia Bradley, Michaela Groth, Katie Sweeney and Chloe Haven take center stage in the show that also features a live band and performances by the Celtic Knight Dancers.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Dec. 8
Location: 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011
Tickets: $19 – $75

Rosalinda Franco is a reporting intern for the Fort Worth Report. Contact her at rosalinda.franco@fortworthreport.org or on Twitter.

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Rosalinda Franco is a reporting intern for the Fort Worth Report.