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Calendar of Events - Posted January 3, 2014 10:18 a.m.
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ZooLights Safari

The Amarillo Zoo comes alive with 10 nights of holiday festivities and fun this month.

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  • Dec. 1 7 p.m.
    Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Christmas Ball marillo Youth Choirs Fall Concert
    Kwahadi Museum of The American Indian 9151 I-40 East, 336.3715
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Percussion Ensemble
    Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall WTAMU campus, Canyon, 651.2842
  • Dec. 1-3 8 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein”
    Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage 2019 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • Dec. 2 5-9 p.m.
    First Friday Art Walk
    The Galleries at Sunset 3701 Plains Blvd., 353.5700
  • Dec. 3 7-8:30 p.m.
    AISD All Region Orchestra Concert
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 4 2:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein”
    Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage 2019 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    “I Heard the Bells: A Holiday Musical Celebration” Directed by Dr. Mark Bartley and Dr. Sean Pullen, featuring the WT orchestra and chorale and Ascension Academy choir.
    Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall WTAMU campus, Canyon, 651.2842
  • Dec. 8 6-9:30 p.m.
    Tascosa Pops Concert
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 8-10 8 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein”
    Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage 2019 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • Dec. 9 8 p.m.
    Lone Star Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 9-10 7:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Opera presents “Cinderella”
    Fibonacci Space 3306 SW Sixth Ave., 374.2891
  • Dec. 10 10 a.m.
    Jingle Bones Trombone Choir Concert
    Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall WTAMU campus, Canyon, 651.2842
  • 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Lone Star Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein”
    Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage 2019 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • 5-7 p.m.
    “Christmas in the Hood”
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 13 7 p.m.
    Amarillo Youth Choirs presents “Songs of the Season”
    Paramount Baptist Church 3801 S. Western St., 372.1100
  • Dec. 15-17 8 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein”
    Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage 2019 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • Dec. 17 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Symphony presents “Happy Holiday Pops”
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 18 2-4:30 p.m.
    The Edge Winter Recital
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein”
    Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage 2019 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • Dec. 27 7:30 p.m.
    Civic Amarillo Broadway Spotlight Series presents “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, by Chip Davis”
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 5-9 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
    Together We Can Hosted by Market Street United on Georgia. Biggest needs are cash/check donations, canned vegetables and meat, and peanut butter. To benefit High Plains Food Bank. .
    Market Street United 2530 S. Georgia St., 350.1427
  • Dec. 9 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Third Annual Northside Toy Drive: “Black Tie Affair” Evening will include cocktails, casino games, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Admission price will be one unwrapped toy or cash for the donation tree. Will benefit northside community children.
    Vintage Autohaus 8201 Amarillo Blvd. West, 676.7482
  • Dec. 31 8 p.m.
    Potter-Randall County Medical Alliance “Great Gatsby” New Year’s Eve Celebration Evening will include food by OHMS Cafe & Bar, drinks by Evocation Coffee, and entertainment from the Velvet Funk Band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Our Children’s Blessing.
    Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 371.8998
  • Dec. 1 6-8 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 10 p.m.
    Wood & Wire
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.0097
  • Dec. 2 6 p.m.
    Tennessee Tuckness
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 8 p.m.
    Geezers Gone Wild
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 463.7900
  • 10 p.m.
    Gary Nix & West! Texas
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • 10 p.m.
    Shane Smith & The Saints
    Hoots Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • 10 p.m.
    Mike and the Moonpies
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.0097
  • Dec. 3 6 p.m.
    Mike Fuller
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 8 p.m.
    Jack Nelson
    Broken Spoke Lounge 3101 SW Sixth Ave., 373.9149
  • 10 p.m.
    Lee Scheetz & Borderline
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • Dec. 6 10 p.m.
    Fea
    Hoots Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • Dec. 9 6-9 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 7-10 p.m.
    Ratt
    Azteca Music Hall 500 N. FM 1912, 335.9990
  • 8 p.m.
    Tennessee and Friends
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 463.7900
  • 8:30 p.m.
    The Lacs with Crucifix and Hard Target
    Midnight Rodeo 4400 S. Georgia St., 358.7083
  • 10 p.m.
    Texas Cadillac Jack Band
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • 10 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Butler’s Martini Bar 703 S. Polk St., 376.8180
  • Dec. 10 6 p.m.
    Tennessee Tuckness
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 9 p.m.
    Strange Saints
    Broken Spoke Lounge 3101 SW Sixth Ave., 373.9149
  • 10 p.m.
    Buster Bledsoe Band
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • 10 p.m.
    Flatland Cavalry
    Hoots Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • Dec. 15 10 p.m.
    Reckless Kelly
    Hoots Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • Dec. 16 6-8 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 8 p.m.
    Lindsey Lane
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 463.7900
  • 9 p.m.
    Savannah King
    The 806 2812 SW Sixth Ave., 322.1806
  • 10 p.m.
    Hangman
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • Dec. 17 6 p.m.
    Mike Fuller
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 11 p.m.
    Aaron Watson Doors open at 8 p.m. Opening act will be Cameran Nelson at 9:15 p.m.
    Midnight Rodeo 4400 S. Georgia St., 358.7083
  • 9 p.m.
    Midnight Express
    Broken Spoke Lounge 3101 SW Sixth Ave., 373.9149
  • 10 p.m.
    Boss 420
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • Dec. 22 6-8 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • Dec. 23 6 p.m.
    Dean Yates and Mary Lynn Haley
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 7 p.m.
    AFK
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 463.7900
  • Dec. 29 8 p.m.
    The Band of Heathens
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.0097
  • Dec. 30 6 p.m.
    Tennessee Tuckness
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 8 p.m.
    Insufficient Funds
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 463.7900
  • 10 p.m.
    The Tejas Brothers
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.0097
  • Dec. 31 6 p.m.
    Mike Fuller
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 10 p.m.
    The Electric Gypsies
    Hoots Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • 10 p.m.
    The Tejas Brothers
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.0097
  • 10 p.m.
    Lifeless 2 Life New Year’s Party
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • Dec. 17 6:30 p.m.
    Potions Series: Herb Mixes This workshop will focus on herb mixes for the kitchen. Registration required.
    Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy Road, 352.6007
  • Dec. 31 11:30 p.m.
    First Day Hike Start the new year off with black-eyed peas and cornbread made the old-fashioned way over a camp fire, and then count down the new year at midnight. The hike will proceed after the countdown on the Lower Comanche Trail.
    Palo Duro Canyon Mack Dick Group Pavillion 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, 488.2227
  • Dec. 1-23 6-8 p.m.
    Christmas Garden of Lights Stroll through and enjoy 200,000 Christmas lights and local musicians that will perform nightly.
    Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 352.6513
  • Dec. 1-24 All day.
    Pictures with Santa
    Westgate Mall 7701 I-40 West, 358.7221
  • Dec. 2 5-8 p.m.
    Santa and his Deere Santa will be available with his Deere for pictures.
    Western Equipment 10800 I-27 South, 580.230.0166
  • 6-9 p.m.
    PPHM’s Christmas Open House
    Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum 2503 Fourth Ave., 651.2244
  • 6 p.m.
    Center City of Amarillo presents “Songs of the Season” Electric Light Parade After the downtown parade, the city of Amarillo Parks and Recreation Department will light Amarillo’s Christmas tree. A musical program on the Civic Center parking lot will follow, along with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    1000 S. Polk St., 372.6744
  • Dec. 3 9-9:30 a.m.
    Breakfast with Santa Parents and children ages 1-12 can join Santa for breakfast in the Food Court.
    Westgate Mall 7701 I-40 West, 358.7221
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Breakfast with Santa Enjoy a family-friendly breakfast, photos with Santa, activities, and crafts for the little ones.
    Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547
  • 1-5 p.m.
    PPHM’s Christmas Open House
    Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum 2503 Fourth Ave., 651.2244
  • Starts at 1 p.m.
    Christmas in Canyon Community Celebration The day’s events will include PPHM’s Christmas Open House from 1-5 p.m.; visit with Santa at the Cole Community Center from 4-6 p.m.; Canyon Lions Club Pancake Dinner at the Cole Community Center from 4-7 p.m.; Parade of Lights on Fourth Ave. at 6:30 p.m.; and Christmas tree-lighting ceremony featuring Canyon ISD Youth Choirs immediately following the parade. Participating merchants will be open until 8 p.m.
    Canyon Square 655.7815
  • Dec. 6 2-6 p.m.
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 9-10 6-8 p.m.
    ZooLights Safari See thousands of sparkling holiday lights in trees and around railings, and animated light displays. View glittering animated animals made of lights, warm up under heaters, and enjoy savory seasonal treats along the way. To make your evening merrier, listen to live entertainment as you sip on hot chocolate, and then complete your holiday shopping at the Zootique gift cart.
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Trail, 381.7911
  • Dec. 11 6-8 p.m.
    Paws & Claus Bring your cat or dog for a photo with Santa. All pets should be leashed or in a crate.
    Westgate Mall 7701 I-40 West, 358.7221
  • Dec. 14 12-2 p.m.
    Police Academy Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Pla 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 15 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    COA Employee Appreciation Luncheon
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 16 7-9 p.m.
    Amarillo College Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 16-23 6-8 p.m.
    ZooLights Safari See thousands of sparkling holiday lights in trees and around railings, and animated light displays. View glittering animated animals made of lights, warm up under heaters, and enjoy savory seasonal treats along the way. To make your evening merrier, listen to live entertainment as you sip on hot chocolate, and then complete your holiday shopping at the Zootique gift cart.
    Amarillo Zoo Amarillo Zoo
  • Dec. 17 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    WTAMU Winter Commencement
    WTAMU Winter Commencement Canyon, 651.2044
  • 5-8 p.m.
    Christmas in the Canyon Balloon Glow Family-friendly event will include a hot air balloon glow, music from The Dryland Dreamers, a visit from Santa Claus, Christmas show from the Oakdale Elementary honor choir, hot chocolate, and crafts for the kids. Bring one non-perishable food item for free park admission after 4 p.m.
    Palo Duro Canyon Mack Dick Group Pavillion 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, 488.2227
  • Dec. 31 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Happy Zoo Year! Party with the animals and celebrate New Year’s Eve with activities, entertainment and an early countdown to 2017 complete with a lion ball drop. Enjoy this family event without having to stay up until midnight.
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Trail, 381.7911
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Noon Year’s Eve Count down to the New Year with science experiments, demonstrations and a balloon drop during the family-friendly celebration to ring in 2017.
    Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547
  • Dec. 1 5:30 p.m.
    Lady Buff basketball vs. Western New Mexico
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Buff basketball vs. Western New Mexico
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • Dec. 3 2 p.m.
    Lady Buff basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • 4 p.m.
    Buff basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • Dec. 6 5:30 p.m.
    Lady Buff basketball vs. UT Permian Basin
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Buff basketball vs. UT Permian Basin
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • Dec. 9-10 7:05 p.m.
    Amarillo Bulls vs. Topeka Roadrunners
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 30 5:30 p.m.
    Lady Buff basketball vs. University of the Southwest
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • Dec. 31 1 p.m.
    Buff basketball vs. Oklahoma City
    First United Bank Center Canyon, 651.4400
  • Nov. 22 7:05 p.m.
    Amarillo Bulls vs. Odessa Jackalopes
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 1 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 10 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Texas Gun & Knife Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • Dec. 11 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Texas Gun & Knife Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096