Holiday Hoedowns

WEST VILLAGE WONDERLAND: Wear your booties in order to trek through the fake snow covering the West Village this Tuesday. Stores will be offering discounts and specials, and drinks, bites and live music will be on hand to get you into the spirit of the holidays. Tuesday, 6 p.m.

HOLIDAY KICK OFF: Ring in the season with carolers, a free outdoor movie screening of Elf, and a performance by the New Texas Symphony. Retailers and restaurants will also be offering discounts. Click here for holiday happy hours. Mockingbird Station, Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m.

JINGLE BELLS ON BISHOP: Stroll down to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff to enjoy carolers, street performers, live music, and discounts from your favorite shops. First Thursdays kicks off this three-day event with an unveiling of holiday window displays. Thursday through Saturday, 6 p.m.

FAIR PARK HOLIDAY: Knock out your holiday shopping while watching fireworks explode in the sky, a giant tree lighting, crafts, food, live music and entertainment, face painting, air brush tattoos, and a performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Junior Dance Academy. Stuff your face with tasty treats including fried cheesecake, funnel cake sticks, corn dogs, and Frito pies. Fair Park, Free, Take the Dart or pay $10 for parking, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ADOLPHUS CHILDREN’S PARADE: Catch a glimpse of Santa and Frosty the Snow Man floating down the streets of downtown. American Idol David Archuleta is set to sing at this year’s holiday parade, hosted by the Children’s Medical Center. Take a seat on the sidewalk or reserve your spot in the bleachers. Saturday, 10 a.m.

BLUE YULE 2010: Local artists and art lovers are coming together this Friday for the 15th annual Blue Yule to show off their skills in making holiday ornaments. Munch on snacks from Eatzi’s, sip on free beer, wine and blue punch, shimmy to music pumping from the DJs speakers, and pick up a shiny new unique ornament. Proceeds from the event support the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s 2011 schedule of art and education. Think you have what it takes? Contact the MAC for information on how to submit an ornament. $15 for members, $20 for non-members, Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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