16 things to do in December around Lakewood/East Dallas

Light up Lakewood. (Photo by Can Türkyilmaz)

Light up Lakewood. (Photo by Can Türkyilmaz)

Dec. 4
Light Up Lakewood
At the 13th annual Light Up Lakewood, take pictures with Santa Claus, hang out at the petting zoo and enjoy performances by the Woodrow Wilson High School Variations choir, Lipscomb Elementary School choir and the Woodrow marching band.
Lakewood Shopping Center, Gaston and Abrams, free

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. 5
Christmas Bazaar
Bishop Lynch High School celebrates the season with a festival day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring more than 60 craft vendors. From pottery and jewelry to candles and religious items, proceeds benefit the Brigade Drill Team.
Bishop Lynch High School, 9750 Ferguson Road, free

Dec. 5
Winter art fair
Handmade crafts, food, a silent auction and children’s performances are on tap from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for this fair, a 15-year tradition. Flamenco DNA will perform at 4 p.m.
Alex Sanger Elementary School, 8410 San Leandro, free

Dec. 6
German advent service
St. Paul’s Church, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, presents the 25th-annual “Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst.” The interdenominational all-German advent service begins at 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church, 6464 E. Lovers Lane at Fisher Road, stpauluccdallas.org, 214.368.7788, free

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, wilshirebc.com, free

Dec. 12
Ricki Derek
Get into the swing of the holidays with the Frank Sinatra of Dallas.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $25-$35

Dec. 19
Barn dance
Join a night of American folk dancing. No experience or partners necessary. A beginner’s lesson starts at 8 p.m.
First United Lutheran Church, 6202 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.821.5929, dallaslutheran.org, $3-$10

Dec. 19
Christmas choral music
The Orpheus Chamber Singers perform holiday music inside this 1940s neogothic church.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood, orpheuschambersingers.org, 214.821.3360, $10-$40

Through Dec. 20
‘Miracle on 34th Street’
This play based on the 1947 film classic sets the holiday mood with snow, holiday music and, perhaps, 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. 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

Dec. 27
Shakey Graves
This one-man band from Austin found his way from Brooklyn coffee shops to sold-out shows performing blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $27

Dec. 29
Le Cure
Let Dallas’ best Cure cover band put you in the mood for the New Year. The Thin White Dukes, a David Bowie tribute band, opens the show.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $20-$24

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 12 Days of Christmas and a 50-foot Christmas tree at the center.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

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