Camp Bowie Christmas
1 It’s that time of the year for family, so make sure you bring yours to this holiday festival. There’ll be photos with Santa, pony rides, face painting, music and more. Oh, and you don’t have to, but bring a donation for Toys for Tots. Fuzzies all around. 1-5 p.m. Saturday in the 6325 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth. Free. www.campbowiedistrict.com.
2 Bruce Wood Dance Project has a special holiday benefit, a “captivating cabaret” featuring new work from Wood and Broadway vocalists Elizabeth Stanley and Jason Graae. 7 p.m. Saturday at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas. With dinner, tickets for the benefit are $250-$1,000. 214-428-2263; www.brucewoodance.org.
Asleep at the Wheel
3 The best Western swing revivalist outfit does the Christmas show “Santa Loves to Boogie.” Expect some holly-jolly Texas swing dancin’, too. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $25-$50. 817-226-4400; www.arlingtonmusichall.com.
Michael Martin Murphey and Jim Brickman
4 Two very different kinds of music on consecutive nights at Bass Hall. Murphey does his annual favorite “Cowboy Christmas,” and the next night, the famed pianist does some holiday tinkling. MMM is 7 p.m. Monday ($33-$55), and Brickman is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday ($27.50-$82.50) at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
‘Feed the Fort’ benefit concert
5 Rising Texas country star and Fort Worth native Hudson Moore comes home for the holidays to host a concert benefiting Meals on Wheels at the refurbished Ridglea Theater. He’ll be joined by the Marshall Young Band and Kirk Searcy. 8 p.m. Thursday at 6025 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $15. hudsonmoore.net.
‘The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)’ and ‘The Santaland Diaries’
6 WaterTower Theatre does things a little differently for the holidays this year. First is a Sherlock-themed holiday show on the main stage, and in the studio theater, David Sedaris’ wickedly funny account of being an elf at Macy’s in New York at Christmastime. Both shows open Friday ( Holmes runs through Jan. 5, $30-$40; Santaland runs through Dec. 29, $22-$27.50) at Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. 972-450-6232; www.watertowertheatre.org.
Dallas Cowboys Rally Day
7 This is when the Cowboys need to rally, but fans can do their part Monday. A Rally Day ticket includes a stadium tour, photo ops with Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Super Bowl trophies, and autograph opportunities with Cowboys alumni (slated to appear are Ed Jones, Rocket Ismail and John Niland at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively). Plus activities for kids on the field. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $14.50-$27.50 ($5 discount with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army). attstadium.com/rallyday.
‘Irving Berlin’s White Christmas’
8 One of the must-see holiday movies every year has been turned into an entertaining musical, and it’s an old-school dance musical. Even better. It was in Fort Worth a couple of years ago, and makes its Dallas debut this year courtesy Dallas Summer Musicals. Tuesday through Dec. 29 at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., Dallas. $25-$95. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org.
9 Anyone else still take a spin of this alt-metal group’s 1985 classic Love every once in a while? If not, do it. Ian Astbury’s vocals still wail. The group plays an unlikely spot this week. 9 p.m. Wednesday at Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth Stockyards. $15-$30. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com.
‘Mamae Eu Quero: The Story of Carmen Miranda’
10 This original play with dance tells the story of the famous Brazilian fruit-headed star. 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. $3-$7. 817-624-8333.
Ballet Concerto’s Holiday Special
11 Fort Worth’s oldest ballet school and its dance company, Ballet Concerto, present the annual holiday concert, which includes some famous Christmas characters that are neither sugarplum fairies nor mice. 7 p.m. Friday at Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $12-$30. 817-738-7915; www.balletconcerto.com.
NightScare Before Christmas
12 Just because everyone’s all warm and fuzzy doesn’t mean you can’t have a few chills and thrills. Bedford’s haunted attraction opens for two days for Christmas. Yule scream. 8-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Moxley Manor, 510 Harwood Road, Bedford. $15-$25. www.moxleymanor.com.