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If traveling is not a part of your plans this year, here are four events you can attend in the neighborhood to celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas Trivia Party

Lake Highlands United Methodist Church will host an online Christmas Trivia Party via Zoom on Dec. 11 starting at 7:30 p.m. The church encourages attendees to wear their favorite Christmas sweater or PJs for the event. Groups can compete as a team, and the winner will receive a gift card to give to a family in need. Christmas trivia topics will include Christmas carols, The Christmas Story in the Bible, Christmas movies and fun facts about the holiday. Register here.

Gift of Love Toy Giveaway

Looking to give back to the neighborhood this season? Lake Highlands Church is partnering with Feed Lake Highlands for a Christmas toy giveaway. The church will distribute toys to over 100 local families. Those who want to help can volunteer Dec. 13 to sort toys at LHC and deliver toys to families via curbside in the church parking lot on Dec. 14. For more information, visit the LHC website.

Holiday Brews Cruise

Vector Brewing and Community Beer Co. are hosting a casual cruise and socially-distanced event to celebrate the season with the release of their collaboration beer, Crosstown Ginger Snap Latte Ale on Dec. 12. For the cruise, riders will meet at the Vector Brewing back parking lot at 9:30 a.m. for either a long or short ride. Tickets for the celebration event are $15 and include one complimentary pour of the collaboration ale, a slice of Vector pizza and one raffle ticket. For more information, visit the Vector Brewing website.

Visits With Santa

The kids still have time to ask Santa what they want for Christmas. Through Dec. 23, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden offers visits with Santa with plexiglass in place for children to talk to Santa and take photos. Visits are available on weeknights at 6-9 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 12-3 p.m. Between Dec. 21 and Dec. 24, Santa will be available at 12-3 p.m. For more information, visit the arboretum’s website.