Christmas Carol-Oke: Warm up your pipes for holiday karaoke nights at House Divided. (6 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 7609 Hillside Drive; 806-350-4377)

Santa Skate: Lace up your skates and take a turn around the rink with the Grinch, Santa and others. (6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Amarillo Ice Ranch, 301 S. Grant St.; $10 to skate, $5 rentals; 806-242-4231)

“It’s a Wonderful Life”: Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this beloved holiday classic. (3:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Winter Solstice Drumming and Celebration: Recenter yourself on the longest night of the year at these festivities at Dove Creek Equine Rescue. In addition to the drum circle, bring a dish to share at a potluck dinner. (5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 16201 Gordon Cummings Road; free; 806-236-2660)

Winter Solstice Maker’s Market: Local makers offer several options for last-minute gifts at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Justin Miles: The Lubbock-based country singer heads underground for a show in the Paramount Recreation Club, The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Moon Medallion: The Austin-based psychedelic punk band makes its Amarillo debut at Leftwoods. (10 p.m. Wednesday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)

“Babylon”: Director Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”) brings together Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and a host of others in this look back at ’20s-era Hollywood. Also opening: biopic “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and, on Wednesday, animated sequel “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Christmas in the Gardens: Amarillo Botanical Gardens is twinkling once more for its annual holiday tours. (6 to 8:30 Thursday and Friday; admission $8 or $6 for seniors; 1400 Streit Drive; 806-352-6513) 

Maxwell’s Magical Christmas: Celebrate the season with activities including a lighted hayride, a trail of lights, photos with Santa and more through Friday. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; admission $13.95 to $15.95; 12908 S. Bell St.; 806-373-9600)

The Cassettes: The ’80s cover band promises “Last Christmas,” “Christmas Wrapping” and more at this holiday party at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9:30 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

My Way Punk Rock Anti-Christmas Cheer: DJ Phlegm 2 Trees offers a night of punk music at this holiday party at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Friday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo-based country band brings some pre-holiday cheer to Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)


  • Chip Chandler

    Chip is the senior communications specialist at West Texas A&M University. A Canadian High School graduate and award-winning journalist, he has covered arts and entertainment in Amarillo since 1998 and is a member of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council arts committee. He is a 2020 Golden Nail Award winner and a 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winner. He is a member of the national GALECA critics group, has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner and watches way too much television.

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