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'Twas the weeks before Christmas: A Downtown Arlington holiday remix

'Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through Downtown

Holiday cheer and good wishes abound.

With so many ways to embrace the season

Why go elsewhere? We can't see the reason.

Let the merriment begin with a Thanksgiving bird

At 506 Restaurant, the cuisine is superb.

Head just north of Downtown in your festive-est sweater

Because Christkindl returns, and it's bigger and better.

The Holiday Lights parade makes spirits bright

While the City Hall Christmas tree brightens the night

Santa never misses this merry affair

So put on your jingle bells and we'll see you there.

More Downtown traditions bring us great joy

The UTA Planetarium enthralls all girls and boys

UT Arlington concerts are second to none, and

"White Christmas" at Theatre Arlington is charming and fun.

Symphony Arlington "Holiday Treasures" show

Is so full of cheer you'll be tapping your toes.

A movie under the stars is sure to delight -

"Muppet Christmas Carol" is free at the Levitt one night.

Need a manicure? Or a holiday 'do?

Has Downtown got the options for you.

Several salons and a new barber shop

Will pamper and spoil you from bottom to top.

Shop Small Business Saturday at your favorite store

And visit the Happy Holiday Gift Market for options galore.

Treat the art lover you know to an AMA trip

To see Warhol, Pollock, and more - they'll totally flip.

Memories made over a meal are twice as delish,

Lingering over dessert, trying out a new dish,

Burritos, Irish nachos, hamburgers, or fish

Make dining Downtown a holiday wish.

And during the meal, or after the play,

Because it's five o'clock somewhere, or a holiday,

A toast to family or friends or to winning the game,

Celebrate in downtown, cheer your team on by name:

On UTA Mavericks, on Cowboys, on Rangers,

On Trailblazers, Colts, Volunteers, and Tigers,

On Vikings, on Warriors, on Texans, and Cougars,

And "on Wings" we'll shout in the very near future!

Speaking of cheering - hooray for the grads

Of UTA's December Commencement (aren't their parents glad)!

And here's to Maverick basketball, teams continue to play

On their College Park home court throughout the holidays.

Saved the best for last as we wrap up our rhyme

And as we seek the true meaning of this special time

Downtown churches and faith groups welcome you to

Join them and celebrate, pray, sing, and renew.

Holiday traditions abound, some cherished, long-standing

And others anew, as Downtown keeps expanding

So many ways to make memories, as now you can see

In Arlington, Texas, the American Dream City.