Light Up Lake Highlands is the best way to kick start the holiday season, a newer neighborhood classic brought to you by the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League (read our whole write up here from earlier this week). The fun takes place on Sunday at Recreation Center Park beginning at 4 p.m. (tree lighting is at 5:50 p.m.)
Speaking of neighborhood traditions, none are more iconic than the Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour, an event that has been going strong since 1969 (see our spotlight on the tour and the Baggett family in November’s edition). It’s not technically this weekend, set for Friday, Dec. 1, but advanced tickets are always a good idea, especially for the luncheon ($15). Hosted by the Lake Highlands Women’s League, find tickets and more details here.
The Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce has organized a slew of businesses to mark Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate the mom-and-pop shops that make our neighborhood unique. Makers Connect, Rooster Home and Hardware, White Rock Car Club, 24 Atoms, The Store in Lake Highlands, White Rock Soap Gallery, Artistik Edge Hair Studio and Lake Highlands School of Music will take part by giving a portion of the day’s proceeds to ClickIt4Life and Kids U. They will host a holiday party beginning at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Lake Plaza shopping center (Northwest Highway and Easton/Ferndale) where you can find a car show, live music, artisan vendors, tasty treats and adult beverages to enjoy.
Our neighborhood has its own version of “A Christmas Carol,” performed every year since 1982. “Joe Dickinson’s Ebenezer Scrooge” is a musical version of the classic show, that can be seen at Pocket Sandwich Theater from Nov. 24-Dec. 23. Shows take place Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $28-$30 and available here.
The holiday tradition, The Hanging of the Greens, hits Lake Highlands United Methodist on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. The night begins with a potluck dinner and then attendees can help prepare the church for the advent season.
Looking for more seasonal fun? Don’t forget the puppetry of “Frosty and Friends” and the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” can be found at Dallas Children’s Theater. While Holiday at the Arboretum brings the “12 Days of Christmas” to life.