Kennedale News 21 Holiday Events With Something for Everyone

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The City of Kennedale on December 1st kicks off a season full of activities in Kennedale and surrounding communities with the annual TownCenter Tree Lighting Festival. {{more}}
The Kennedale News has compiled a list of events that has something for everyone from the smallest elf to the largest in your family, even the family pet – festivals, musicals, parades, toy drives, concerts, fireworks and more and most are free!

Are you tired of hearing about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and sales, sales, sales. Tis the season for joy, so pick from the list below, and enjoy. (Send us a picture from the event(s) you attend and we will post it).

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December 1, Tuesday
  • Kennedale Christmas Tree Lighting

    Celebration, 5:30-8 pm, Kennedale TownCenter, bands, choirs, cookies, hot

    chocolate, cider and a special delivery of Santa, FREE! (More information Christmas

    Tree Lighting)

December 7, Monday

  • Kennedale Junior High & James Arthur

    Band Winter Concert, 7 pm, KISD Performing Arts Center, 901 Wildcat Way,

    Kennedale, FREE!

December 8, Tuesday

  • Toy Drive Kennedale Area Chamber

    of Commerce, 5:30-7 pm, Kennedale Fire Department, Open to the

    Public, Angel Tree provided by Kennedale Fire Department, a Pay it Forward

    opportunity for the whole family! (See details at Kennedale

    Fire Department)

  • KHS Band & KHS Jazz Band Winter Concert, 7:30 pm, KISD Performing

    Arts Center, 901 Wildcat Way, FREE!

December 10, Thursday
  • KJHS & KHS Choirs Winter Concert,

    7 pm, KISD Performing Arts Center, 901 Wildcat Way, FREE!

December 12, Saturday

  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa and

    Craft Fair, 9am ? 3pm, Kennedale High School, KHS Band Boosters

  • Wreaths Across America, 9:30 ? 12 noon, Emerald Hills

    Memorial Park, assist in placing of over 400 wreaths on veteran grave sites,

    part of a national day of recognition. (Read more at Emerald

    Hills Community Events)

  • Candlelight Remembrance Service, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Emerald

    Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park celebration of those who we have lost and

    cherish, a video tribute, lighting of candles, brief Remembrance Service,

    refreshments served, include your loved ones photo in the video tribute – email

    photo to or bring to Emerald Hills by Dec. 7 (Read more: Emerald

    Hills Community Events)

Parades …

December 5

Plays/Music …

December 3, Thursday

  • “Keyboards and Chorals at Christmas”,

    7:30 pm, Southwestern School of Church Music, MacGorman Performing Arts Center,

    Southwestern Baptist Seminary, FREE!(Complimentary

    tickets at Keyboards

    & Chorals)

December 4-5, Friday & Saturday

  • ?It?s a Wonderful

    Life? Mansfield Mainstage Classic

    Theatre, St John Lutheran Church, 1218 Debbie Lane, Mansfield, Texas, 7 pm on

    Friday and 2pm and 7 pm on Saturday, ticket $8 student, $10 senior and $12

    regular. (See more at It?s

    A Wonderful Life)

December 5, Saturday

  • “Shrek the Musical” 12 noon, 400 Main

    Street Downtown Mansfield, Price new unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots. (More information: Mansfield

    Hometown Holidays)

December 19, Saturday

  • “The Nutcracker” 6 pm, Mansfield ISD

    Center for the Performing Arts, 1100 Debbie Lane, Art Ballet Academy, tickets

    $16 each

November 27- December 23

  • “Frosty the Snowman” Casa Manana

    3101 W Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, weekend show times Fri-Sun cost $20-$40 (Times/tickets: Frosty


December 5- 6, 8-13

  • “The Littlest Wiseman” 55th

    year, W.E. Scott Theatre Fort Worth, 3:00 & 7:30 pm various days, FREE! – (Reservations at

Festivals & other holiday events …

December 4, Friday

  • Hometown Holidays, 5-9 pm, Mansfield City

    Hall, Holiday Market, outdoor ice skate ring, Dallas Zoo penguins, fireworks,

    tree lighting, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, FREE!

December, Mondays thru December 14

  • Pet Pictures with Santa,

    Hulen Mall, 6-9 pm, lower level Center Court, dogs and cats only!

December now through 31st

  • TMS Gift of Lights,

    Texas Motor Speedway, 6-10 pm nightly, giant light drive through with Santa?s

    Village walk through in center of track, admission $25 per car or $20 with

    unwrapped toy for Toy For Tots. (Read more at TMS Gift of


December, Daily

  • Panther Island Ice, 3-10pm (longer hours

    on weekends & holidays), outdoor ice ring, $11 admission includes skates (More information: Panther Island


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