Through Jan. 1 Holiday Express train

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 before Jan. 1. More details here.

Through Jan. 5 Lone Star Circus

Dallas Children’s Theater and Lone Star Circus show runs through Jan. 5 at the DCT at Skillman and Northwest Highway. 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.

Holiday camps and NYE kids PJ party

Discover holiday-break camps for kids at the Lil Bake and Play Cafe on Mockingbird at Abrams. A kid New Year’s Eve pajama party is set for Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 12:30 a.m. Camps cost $40 and the NYE party is $50. Dinner, snacks, movie and games provided. Call 214.824.2253.

Granada NYE

Join Dallas-based indie-rockers Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, along with Quaker City Night Hawks and the Roomsounds, for a New Year’s Eve bash at the Granada Theater. Doors open at 7 p.m. Preorder tickets online. Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville,, 214.824.9933, general admission $24, VIP $80

New Year’s Day 5-mile

Start New Year’s Day off right with a run from Flagpole Hill. Don’t worry party animals — it doesn’t start ‘til 10 a.m. Register here.

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