5 things to do in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth this holiday season

From November 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021, guests can watch the Atrium Holiday Light Show at the Gaylord Texan Resort for free. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)


1 to 30 – Roanoke Food Drive

During the month of November, the City of Roanoke will host a Food Drive that will benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry. Donations can be given to city buildings. This includes canned and glass items, packaged and packaged items, family items, and miscellaneous items. 817-491-2411. www.roanoketexas.com

16 to 23 – Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse will host its annual nationwide Operation Christmas Child gift collection. Participants can fill a shoe box with medium to large gifts and school supplies and hand them in at certain locations.

More information can be found at www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child. Drop off locations include the First Baptist Church at 225 Keller Parkway, Keller; and Cornerstone Baptist Church at 7955 N. Beach St., Fort Worth. 828-262-1980. www.samaritanspurse.org

21st – Basement Folk Music Society

The Keller Folk Music Society • meets every third Saturday of the month at the Keller Public Library. Professional and non-professional musicians and their families can share songs, stories, and talents with other local musicians. The afternoon event starts at 1 p.m. Basement Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Basement. 817-743-4370. www.meetup.com/kellerfolkmusicsociety

24 – Kahoot Trivia in the Keller Public Library

Jurassic Park fans can test their knowledge with the Kahoot Trivia game from the Keller Public Library. The event is open to children between the ages of 11 and 17. Participants can register online at bit.ly/kpljurassictrivia. The library-sponsored event will test the skills of the ultimate Jurassic Park film fans. Free. Basement Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Basement. 817-743-4800. www.cityofkeller.com

Worth the trip

November to January – Lone Star Christmas

The Gaylord Texan Resort is hosting its 17th annual Lone Star Christmas event through January 3rd. Christmas activities include a 17,000-square-foot pop-up exhibit titled “I Love Christmas Movies,” a 50,000-square-foot outdoor lantern attraction “Yuletide Bright,” and a dedicated snowman experience with real snow.

Other classic activities include snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread house decorations, and an elves-on-the-shelf character breakfast.

Tickets can be bought online. Online advance reservations are required for all ticket events. Vacation room packages can also be put up for sale on the website. 1501 Gaylord Trail, grapevine. 817-778-1000. www.christmasatgaylordtexan.comhttp: //www.christmasatgaylordtexan.com

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