Dec. 4
Holiday home tour
The Lake Highlands Women’s League’s Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour includes four homes decked out to the nines with seasonal showcases. The tour is from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Lake Highlands community organizations and scholarships for Lake Highlands High School graduates.
Various locations, lhwl.org, $20-$25

Through Jan. 3
The Trains at NorthPark
Mini trains traverse 1,600 feet of track in the exhibit benefitting Ronald McDonald House. The trains follow miniature cityscapes including Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York City and San Francisco, plus the Grand Canyon, the fall foliage of New England and more.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, thetrainsatnorthpark.com, $3-$7

Through Jan. 3
Holiday at the Arboretum
More than 300 créches are on display inside the DeGolyer House in the Artistry of the Nativity exhibition. More than 500 lights illuminate the buildings and tree canopies this year, plus the 12 days of Christmas and a 50-foot Christmas tree at the center.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

Through Dec. 20
‘Miracle on 34th Street’
This play based on the 1947 film classic sets the holiday mood with snow, holiday music and, just maybe, the real Kris Kringle?
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $15-$28

Through Dec. 23
Christmas mice
Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’ “Not a Creature was Stirring” depicts the harrowing adventures of a family of mice who need to steal a pine branch from the farm house’s Christmas tree for their own celebration.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $15-$28

Dec. 2-5
Book sale
Find countless donated books, CDs, movies, magazines, cards, puzzles and games at this annual sale beginning at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 2; it runs 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. the other days. Most items are priced between 50-cents and $2.
Skillman Southwestern Library, 5707 Skillman, 214-670-6078, dallaslibrary.org, free

Dec. 2-19
Hanukkah and Christmas
One Thirty Productions presents “Romance in D,” a comedy about two apartments, two romances and two holidays.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, bathhousecultural.com, $12-$16

Dec. 4
Acoustic Americana
Twangtown Paramours bring acoustic harmonies and top-notch singing in an 8 p.m. show. They’ll blend the sounds of Nashville and Austin in their Dallas showcase.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House, 9555 N. Central, 214-363-0044, unclecalvins.org, $15-$18

Dec. 6
Deck the halls
Wilshire Baptist Church presents “Hanging of the Green: A Christmas Festival of Joy,” starting at 6:30 p.m. with several choir performances. The church also offers “Christmas Pops with the Wilshire Winds” starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams, 214.452.3100, whilshirebc.com, free

Dec. 17
Menorah lighting
Rabbi Dubrawsky from the Chabad of Dallas will celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of the menorah during the Festival of Lights at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments follow.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, northparkcenter.com, free

Dec. 26-Jan. 3
Lone Star Circus
Zingari is Dallas-based Lone Star Circus’ tribute to the old gypsy families associated with circus. It includes aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, jugglers, clowns and animals.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $27-$48