As one of Texas’ most musical cities, Fort Worth pulls out all the stops during the holidays. Some local performances include “Jack Frost” at Casa Mañana, located in the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural district. The theater is also available to rent out for special events — including two theater spaces and a rehearsal hall. In addition to “Jack Frost,” Casa Mañana also will host a Rat Pack-themed “A Dean Martin Christmas,” a celebration with stories and live music, Dec. 3-21. Another unique event venue getting in the holiday spirit is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which will be illuminated with lights Nov. 29-Feb. 2, and open late during the holidays on Tuesdays and Fridays. Plus, visitors can drive through the Gift of Lights, a Texas-sized drive-thru light park at Texas Motor Speedway. A portion of the proceeds go to various Fort Worth children’s charities.
Delegates can also attend holiday events at the Bass Performance Hall, like the DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular, Nov. 20; the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays,” Nov. 29-Dec. 1; and Handel’s “Messiah,” Dec. 9. They can also enjoy some country music at Michael Martin Murphey’s “Cowboy Christmas,” on Dec. 16. Other holiday performances include the Texas Ballet Theater’s performance of “The Nutcracker,” through Dec. 29. The theater also performs a modern pop-culture take on the classic ballet, “The Nutty Nutcracker,” on Dec. 20.