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Celebrate history and culture around Dallas this holiday season

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The first weekend of December is filled with great events that celebrate history and culture. Help your child foster an appreciation for both while celebrating the holiday season. These fun and educational events are sure to keep you and your little one entertained.

Harlem Jingle & Jazz!
The Irving Arts Center will be filled with the sights and sounds of Harlem Renaissance as it celebrates its 17th annual Holiday Open House. The holiday celebration is Friday, December 4. The FREE event will feature photos with Santa, hands-on crafts, refreshments, train rides in the sculpture garden, and more! Open house activities start at 5:30 p.m. The Souls of Our Feet- A Celebration of American Tap Dance performance starts at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter Hall. Seating for the show is first come, first serve.

Deck the Halls at Old Red
Visit the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture for its second annual Deck the Halls exhibit and celebration. Old Red’s first floor exhibits gallery will be decked out for the season with holiday trees decorated by local nonprofit organizations. Santa will be around for photos every Saturday, and there will be plenty of live performances.

Bethlehem Nativity Scenes
Over 300 manger scenes will be on display at the International Museum of Cultures in Dallas December 5-17. The grand opening of the exhibit and ribbon cutting starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5. The Greater Dallas Rotary Chorus will perform a special concert at 3 p.m.


  • LyTesia Jackson 5 years ago

    Good info... I had no idea about the Harlem Jingle & Jazz event or the Bethlehem Nativity Scenes... Sounds like fun!

    ~~LyTesia Jackson
    ~~Dallas Cultural Events Examiner

  • Carlisa 5 years ago

    Thanks LyTesia. My son and I will be stopping by the Harlem Jingle & Jazz event today.