FORT WORTH (KRLD) — The holiday season is in full swing, and you and your family can celebrate with food, performances and music of all kinds! Here are some of the best things happening across DFW this weekend.
— It isn’t the Christmas Season until you have seen this on TV or in play form. Now through December 27, check out “A Christmas Carol” at Wylie Theater.
— If you dig roller derby, this is Christmas come early for you. The 2nd Annual Roller Derby World Cup Tournament 2014 is happening Thursday through Sunday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Don’t let the fact that this thing is being presented by Blood and Thunder Magazine dissuade you from attending. 30 countries will be represented on 3 tracks.
— If you would prefer a quieter setting Thursday, head over to the House of Blues for singer-songwriter, Grammy winner John Hiatt. This guy has written for a ton of people including Joe Cocker, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt (Thing Called Love).
— Over at Northpark Center, David M. Schwarz Architects have created Gingertown. As the name would lead you to believe, the entire thing is a Hansel and Gretel dream: A town made completely of ginger bread. Proceeds benefit Children’s Craniofacial Association.
— The story began in the form of a play almost a century ago by Scottish writer James Barrie. 1954’s Broadway musical version of “Peter Pan” came to TV in a live NBC telecast in 1955 with Mary Martin in the lead role. Thursday night, NBC is doing the live thing again with Allison Williams as Peter and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. The three-hour event is a follow-up to last year’s live “The Sound of Music.” That broadcast drew 18.6 million viewers so we’ll see how this one compares.