Looking for weekend plans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Here are 12 events happening this weekend that you won't want to miss, brought to you by

1. Listen to The Brian Setzer Orchestra perform holiday music on its "Christmas Rocks!" tour at the Allen Event Center in Allen on Friday, Dec. 11.  

 Brian Setzer Orchestra in Allen Texas
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2. Watch a screening of the new documentary Bikes vs. Cars at the Texas Theatre in Dallas on Friday, Dec. 11.

Bikes vs Cars movie at Texas Theatre in Dallas.
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3. Get in a festive spirit by seeing The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth on Friday, Dec. 11.

The Nutcracker in Fort Worth
(Image via Texas Ballet Theatre Facebook.)


4. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a free concert featuring Kevin Aldridge at Sundance Square in Fort Worth on Friday, Dec. 11.

Kevin Aldridge at Sundance Square in Fort Worth 
(Image via Sundance Square Facebook.)


5. Lace up your sneakers and put on your santa suit for the Santa Run Texas 5K in Plano on Saturday, Dec. 12.
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6. View over half a million Christmas lights as you drive through the Tour of Lights in Farmers Branch on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Tour of Lights in Farmers Branch Texas
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7. Attend a poetry reading at The Wild Detectives in Dallas on Saturday, Dec. 12.

(Image via The Wild Detectives Facebook.)


8. Rock out with Wade Bowen at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Wade Bowen at Billy Bob's Texas
(Photo via Billy Bob's Texas Facebook.)


9. Browse art, gifts, food and more at a Good Local Markets event at Half Price Books on NW Highway in Dallas on Sunday, Dec. 13. 

Good Local Markets
(Image via Good Local Markets Facebook.)


10. Put on your jersey and cheer on the Cowboys at a watch party at the Granada Theater in Dallas on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Dallas Cowboys
(Image via Granada Theater Facebook.)


11. Knock down some pins for a chance to win $3,000 at a bowling tournament at Plano Super Bowl in Plano on Sunday, Dec. 13.

(Image via Texas Bowling Tournaments Facebook.)


12. Take your pet to get photographed with Santa at North East Mall in Hurst on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Pet Photo With Santa
(Image via North East Mall Facebook.)

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