Big D Holiday

Finding a Little Christmas Queer this Holiday Season

Discover the perfect LGBTQ+ soiree to add some cheer to your holiday celebration.

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Grace Baird
Posted on Nov 16, 2021

Dallas lights up during the holidays. Literally. Around every corner is a new pocket of holiday cheer. To help celebrate, we're rounding up all the hottest holiday parties and events in the LGBTQ+ scene. Dallas is giving you performances, drag queens, shows, parties and even some do good/give back situations to warm your heart and close out the year. It's everything you can expect from one of the largest LGBT communities in the country and a city that celebrates diversity.

 

LGBTQ+ HOLIDAY EVENTS

6th Annual Very Beary Christmas Bar Crawl - Dec. 4

The 6th Annual Very Beary Christmas Bar Crawl will begin at Woody's then onto JR's, TMC, and then Round-Up Saloon to finish out the night. Make sure to go all out in your holiday getup!

 

Cassie's Freakmas Onesie Party - Dec. 6

The annual Cassie's Freakmas Onesie Party is returning, starring the fabulous cast of JR's Monday night Freakshow and other guest appearances. This very special event will benefit the Personalized Learning Preparatory at Sam Houston's Secret Santa Program. 

 

Uptown Players Presents Oy Vey in A Manger - Dec. 10-12

In Oy Vey in a Manger, we find Angel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger – yes, that manger – before it's foreclosed upon. Crises arise, secrets are revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface and mayhem ensues – all in glorious four-part harmony. Find tickets here for the performance at Kalita Humphreys Theater.

 

A Drag Queen Christmas - Dec. 11

Murray & Peter present A Drag Queen Christmas - The Naughty Tour. It is a magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from the reality television show. Buy tickets here for the night of fun holiday classics and naughty shenanigans at Music Hall at Fair Park.

 

Teddy Bear Party - Dec. 11

This year is the 10th annual Teddy Bear Party at The Echo lounge Music Hall. Not only is this a holiday event but a foundation advocating for LGBTQIA+ equality, social justice for all communities & defeating cancer & life-threatening diseases. Since 2011, TBP has donated more than 7,000 teddy bears and $300,000 to its beneficiaries. Buy tickets here.

 

22nd Annual Christmas Stocking Auction - Dec. 12 

The 22nd Annual Christmas Stocking Auction at Round-Up Saloon will donate all proceeds from the evening to Legacy's Founders Cottage. There will be free entry, awesome drinks specials and wonderful entertainment! Check their social media for previews of the baskets you could win.

 

Sure Stars Shining - Dec. 17-19

The Sure Stars Shining holiday concert will have something for everyone - from heartwarming traditional carols, exciting new renditions and thrilling dancing. Find tickets here.

 

DRAG BRUNCHES (Don't let the holidays be a drag!)

Drag queens know what it takes to make us laugh, cheer and celebrate what brings us all together this time of year. Get your brunch on and catch any number of performers at a variety of venues around Dallas!

 

Tacos and Tequila

TNT Tacos and Tequila hosts an amazing drag brunch every Sunday featuring a rotating cast of performers. Brunch is hosted by Mayra D'Lorenzo and be sure to try the amazing margarita pitchers! Call ahead for reservations.

 

Commons Club

The Design District's Commons Club inside Virgin Hotels Dallas isn't a place to shy away from glamorous entertainment. If you happen to stop by any first and third Sunday of the month, you'll catch Jenni P. and friends hosting a recurring drag brunch series, produced by Drag Star Diva. Make reservations here

 

The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge

Join Dallas drag superstar Bleach, Dezi 5, and occasional host Kennedy Davenport for a weekly Saturday afternoon All Tea, No Shade Drag Brunch at the Free Man Cafe &  Lounge in Deep Ellum.

 

Cedar Springs Tap House

Join the drag brunch takeover at Cedar Springs Tap House by Jenni P. Along with high heels and fantastic wigs, the show at Cedar Springs Tap House will also fill your weekends with chicken and waffles, loaded totchos and plenty of brunch cocktail specials. This show takes place on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. View the entire menu here.

 

Mr. Misster

Jenni P. not only hosts brunch at Commons Club but also  a drag brunch at Mr. Misster every Saturday. This crafty cocktail bar transforms from a late-night hot spot to an upscale setting for brunch, serving up Mimosa Towers along with live DJ sets.

 

FIND YOUR HOLIDATE

Looking for your other half, or wanting to meet new people during the holidays? Register for Speed Dating for gay men and women at the English-inspired Ill Minister Pub. My Cheeky Gay Date's Lesbian Speed dating is Dec. 2 and 16, and Gay Men's speed dating is Dec. 9.

 

See our other Big D Holiday blogs for holiday lights, themed bars, family fun, where-to Christmas shop and events you need to book now!