Authentically Arlington / Cultural Arts / Entertainment / Shopping
Dec 17, 2019
Last Minute Made Easy! Make Your Holidays Special in Downtown Arlington
Wondering where to spend special time with family and friends, surrounded by the music and messages of Christmas? Still looking for those perfect holiday gifts? Look no further than Downtown Arlington.
Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Entertainment
Downtown remains the epicenter of holiday traditions in Arlington, particularly when great live music is involved. At the Arlington Music Hall, you’ll love Symphony Arlington’s Holiday Concert on Dec. 19 plus seasonally-inspired shows like Chris Milyo Big Band Swingin Christmas on Dec. 20 and Blue Christmas Starring Al Joslin on Dec. 21.
While the main stage of Theatre Arlington is dark, their all new Cabaret Series is in full swing! While Dec. 19's one-man show Laughing Matters starring B.J. Cleveland is sold out, if you hurry you can get tickets to:
December 20, 2019
Steven D. Morris hosts a fun night of singing and entertainment with all your favorite Christmas songs, with featured guests Daniel Hernandez, Donovan Marie Lawson and Emily-Kate Ivey.
Lori Woods Blondin:
It’s Not My Fault
December 21, 2019
Lori shares the songs and stories that shaped her as a performer and a person.
Expressions of Faith
While individual Christian churches and congregations observe Christmas differently in accordance with their own unique doctrines, all are joined together during this time in joyful celebration. In Downtown Arlington, four congregations invite you to join them for their special Advent and Christmas services and events. Click below for more information:
- Calvary Church Arlington
- First Baptist Church Arlington
- First United Methodist Church of Arlington
- St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Shop 'Til You Drop
Looking for truly special Christmas gifts? Discover the artistry at the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Shop in the Arlington Museum of Art through Dec. 22. A number of local artists have come together to offer a wide variety of handicrafts are available including pottery, jewelry, photography, notecards, weaving, and much more. Shoppers are welcome during regular museum hours.
Other great Downtown shops to discover include The Man's Shop, Wildfire and Lace, Collected Treasures & Nettle Jane Designs, Inspirations Catering, and Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar for exclusive lines, unique ideas and great service. And don't forget to pick up gift certificates from your favorite Downtown restaurants and pubs, not to mention our salons and spas.
As family and friends gather for the holidays, be sure to capture the moment with a special group photograph. Downtown Arlington has so many locations that are absolutely picture perfect. If you're looking for a traditional Christmas setting, set up your shot in front of the lovely Vandergriff poinsettia tree at the Downtown Library or the City's amazing 65-foot tree just across Abram Street at the Levitt Pavilion. Prefer a more urban backdrop? We love Urban Union's vibe as well as any of the twenty-plus murals throughout Downtown.
About Downtown Arlington
Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. Stay in the know by subscribing to our e-newsletter and by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.