Datebook: 6 Ways for Moms to Get Merry in December / Spirits, Shopping Sprees and Can't-Miss Holiday Performances perfect for a date or a night out with the girls
The Modern Lights
In honor of its 125th anniversary, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is featuring a stunning light display for the first time ever. See it for yourself during extended hours on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays through Jan. 6 or during First Friday on Dec. 1, featuring music from the Bobby Falk Group, spirits, snacks and a docent-led tour of the galleries. $10 admission.
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth
You’ll forget you’re at Globe Life Park as you shop goods from more than 85 vendors surrounded by millions of twinkling lights. Open through Dec. 31, Enchant boasts a 3-acre light maze (the world’s largest)—and it’s a surefire way to win date night. Finish off your holiday shopping, take a spin on the ice skating pond and warm up with fare from local food trucks. Tickets start at $21.
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington
Through January 21
Catch Salvador Dalí: Visions of Eternity at the Arlington Museum of Art through Jan. 21. Curated from the surrealist’s expansive archive, the exhibition features more than 100 works, including Dali’s full series of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. $8 admission.
201 W. Main St., Arlington
Urban Traders Market
December 2 and 16
Shop locally made home decor, jewelry, ceramics, gourmet foods and more at the Urban Traders Market on Saturday, Dec. 2 and 16. Inspired by the Portland Saturday Market, which is open almost year-round to showcase local artisans, Fort Worth’s version features an eclectic mix of vendors, live music and bites from Cowtown craftspeople. Free.
Multiple locations, Fort Worth
Grab your best girls and head to Nash Farm for a good oldfashioned social call. From 10am–2pm, the farm will host a social nodding to simpler times—complete with parlor games, coffee, tea and sweet treats. $15 per person.
626 Ball St., Grapevine
The Nutty Nutcracker
This racy rendition by Texas Ballet Theater is sure to sell out. Choreographed by Ben Stevenson, The Nutty Nutcracker is an irreverent satire of the beloved classic, replacing sugar plum fairies and mischievous mice with unexpected characters such as Edward Scissorhands and Dr. Frank N. Furter. At Bass Hall one night only; tickets start at $72.
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth