Jingle Bell 5k by Shelly White via jinglebellrun.com

Jingle Bell 5k by Shelly White via jinglebellrun.com

Jingle Bell Run: This particular event is not in Lake Highlands, but you will find many of your neighborhood runners drawn to this extra-festive holiday 5k. It takes place tonight (Monday) at the Hilton Anatole and you can register beginning at 4 p.m. Race starts at 7 p.m. and a big party follows. It’s the weekend warriors’ holiday tradition, and not a bad way to free up some caloric space for the following day’s food-centric festivities. The entry fee benefits the Trinity Strand Trail which eventually will connect to White Rock Trail by way of the Katy Trail. Details here.


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The Trains at NorthPark rolling now through New Year’s Day. Elaborate toy trains traverse 1,600 feet of track through replica cityscapes. The exhibit, benefitting Ronald McDonald House, is open daily with limited hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Extra information: 214.631.7354 or rmhdallas.org, $3-$6, children under 2 free.

The Holiday Express Train yard in Richardson, just north of Lake Highlands

The Holiday Express Train yard in Richardson, just north of Lake Highlands

Holiday Express Train: For years now, retirees Joel and Bebe Occhiuzzo have turned their yard each holiday season into a wonderland complete with a riding train for the kiddies. It’s a little crowded most of the season, but free. They live about three miles north of Lake Highlands, visible from Duck Creek Linear Park. Sadly, the Occhiuzzos are retiring the train after this year, due to it being too expensive to maintain, Joel, who is now in his 80s,  told the Morning News. So don’t miss one last ride. More details here.

52215Hedwig and The Angry Inch is a punk-rock musical that deals with the themes of finding love and accepting oneself.

The production, onstage at the Bath House Cultural Center Dec. 27 and 28,  follows Hedwig as she tells her story of escape from communist East Berlin and relationships she develops in the United States.

Tickets are $20. Visit the Bath House website to order tix or for times.

Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 5.55.59 PMDallas Children’s Theater and Lone Star Circus: We’ve been waiting for this ever since we joined Kameron Badgers and his classmates at the Lone Star Circus School last summer.

The post-Christmas show is famous and it runs Dec. 27-Jan. 5. The show features “an international galaxy of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns, and dogs perform together to create the most sensational and joyous circus spectacular Dallas/Fort Worth has ever seen,” according to promoters.

Find showtimes and ticket prices here.

The Arboretum Angels in DeGolyer exhibit is open until Dec. 31. It features more than 500 angelic interpretations.

See this post for movie events.