Have you been naughty?  Or have you been nice?  Have you made a list and checked it twice?  Because fun activities are comin' to town.  Whether you plan on sleeping, or whether you're awake, this weekend will be full of fun so get out for goodness sake.  There's no need to pout, and certainly don't cry, there's too much to do and too much to buy, which is why you should shop Irving today.

Music and Celebrations

Friday, December 9

5:30 p.m. - Celebrate the holiday with Irving Arts Center's Open House.  Enjoy several unique performances, selfies with Santa, train rides, refreshments and more.  Free admission. 

6:30 p.m. - Stop by Supreme Coffee at 4070 N. Belt Line Road 75038 for Gypsy Friday Open Mic.  See Irving's local talent perform while sipping on your favorite java.  No cover charge. 

7:00 p.m. - Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063 presents their traditional Holiday in the Valley including carolers, a puppet show, balloon artists, and more.  Free Admission.

8:00 p.m. - Mike Junior Clark and the Barrelhouse Tribe will be jammin' at the Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060.  No cover charge.

8:00 p.m. - Catch Faron at The Ranch, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway 75039.  Savor something off the menu while listening to Faron's smooth tunes.  No cover charge.

9:30 p.m. - In10City Band plays at Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive 75038.  Great food and great music.  Who could ask for more?  No cover charge.

Saturday, December 10

8:00 a.m. - If you've been naughty, here's your chance to be nice.  Volunteer to help paint the fence at the historic Shelton's Bear Creek Cemetery, 1525 Hard Rock Road 75061.

3:00 p.m. - Get out your dancing shoes and join in the Whirled Tour: American Contra Dance at the Irving Public Library - South, 601 Schulze Drive 75060.  Free Admission.

5:00 p.m. - Celebrate Christmas with the whole family at the Gingerbread Jubilee - Valley Ranch Association, 9199 Saddlehorn Drive 75063.  Food trucks, crafts, story time and more.  Free Admission.

7:30 p.m. - Enjoy a traditional Christmas concert with Home for the Holidays at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062.  Admission is $38 - $49.

8:00 p.m. - Claire Morales9:00 p.m.  Soul Patrol.  10:00 p.m.  MNKR.  All at the Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060.  No cover charge. 

8:00 p.m. - No, you're not seeing double.  Faron will be at The Ranch again tonight, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway 75039.  No cover charge.  

9:30 p.m. - Catch the No Limits Band at Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive 75038.  No cover charge.

Sunday, December 11

12:00 p.m. - Come celebrate the season at the Texas Steel Guitar Association Christmas Party.  Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060.  Free Admission, public welcome.

3:30 p.m. - The Nutcracker Returns with the New Philharmonic Orchestra.  Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062.  Admission is $10 - $20. 

Dining Out

Saturday, December 10

9:00 a.m. - Enjoy some delicious pancakes at the 7th Annual Blue Christmas Pancake Breakfast at Plymouth Park Baptist Church, 1714 N. Story Road 75061.  Adults: $10, Children 9 and under: $5

And for other dining options, visit our Restaurants page.

Educational and Fun for Kids

Friday, December 9

4:30 p.m. - Discover what it takes to program computers at the Irving Public Library's Hour of Code.  601 Schulze Drive 75060.  Free Admission. 

Saturday, December 10

10:00 a.m. - Drop by the book sale at the Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063 for a chance to pick up some great buys.  Open to the public. 

1:00 p.m. - Look into the lives of Irving's African-American pioneers at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center Museums, 3929 Jackson Street 75061.  Free Admission. 

2:00 p.m. - Join us for Posadas featuring Rene Colato Lainez, Salvadoran award-winning author.  Irving Public Library - East, 440 S. Nursery Road 75060.  Free Admission.

2:00 p.m. - How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be playing at the Family Movie Matinee.  Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063.  Free Admission.

2:30 p.m. - Create a gingerbread house to take home or display at the library.  Irving Public Library - West, 4444 W. Rochelle Road 75062.  Free admission, materials provided.

4:00 p.m. - Ages 13 to adult are invited to watch Cinema 13: Independence Day Resurgence at the Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063.  Free admission.

4:30 p.m. - Discover what it takes to program computers at the Irving Public Library's Hour of Code.  601 Schulze Drive 75060.  Free Admission.

6:00 p.m. - Attention Muggles and Wizards.  Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the Harry Potter Yule Ball celebration at the Irving Public Library - West, 4444 W. Rochelle Road 75062. 

Sunday, December 11

2:00 p.m. - The BFG will be playing at the Family Movie Matinee.  Irving Public Library - South, 601 Schulze Drive 75060.  Free Admission.

4:30 p.m. - Discover what it takes to program computers at the Irving Public Library's Hour of Code.  601 Schulze Drive 75060.  Free Admission.

 

Be sure to check out our events calendar.