The Grinch Connection: How the Edge Stole Christmas
Avoid Chronic Christmas Carol Burnout (CCCB) by spending an evening with chart-topping rockers instead.
Six-pack: Headliners include Thirty Seconds To Mars, Panic! At The Disco, and Stone Temple Pilots.
Tonight 5p. Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie. Tickets $27.50-57.50 here.
Nearby: Fieldhouse Sports Bar & Grill; Monterey's Little Mexico; El Azteca Restaurant
Merry and Really, Really Bright: Reliant Lights Your Holidays
Kick off the weekend with country star Jack Ingram outside the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Bonus material: Expect food trucks, a well-stocked bar, and a pre-night-out holiday lights and fireworks show.
Fri 5-7:30p. Sammons Park, 2403 Flora St., Arts District (214-954-9925). Free.
Nearby: Dallas Museum of Art; Samar by Stephan Pyles; Jorge's Tex-Mex Cafe
Yee-Haw-lidays: Christmas in the Stockyards
It doesn't get more Texan Christmas than longhorn cattle, chicken roping, and Santa in a cowboy hat and ropers.
Package deal: Make it a Ft. Worth night, too, by booking a romantic package at the Stockyards Hotel, complete with champagne and breakfast.
Sat 2-6p. Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth (817-625-9715). Free.
Nearby: Billy Bob's Texas; Neon Moon Saloon; H3 Ranch Steakhouse
Bourbon & Stroke: December in Manhattan Massage
Treat yourself to a full-body Manhattan cocktail-inspired body masque, deep tissue massage, and Vichy shower rinse.
Cheers to relaxation: The 80-minute service ends with a potent Manhattan of bourbon and Madagascar vanilla-infused cherries.
Thru Dec 31. Hiatus Spa + Retreat, 5560 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 250, Highland Park. (214-352-4111). $195; $118 H-Circle members.
Nearby: Shinsei; Inwood Tavern; Inwood Theatre