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Finding a Little Christmas Queer this Holiday Season

Find the perfect LGBTQ party to add some cheer to your holiday celebration.

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 By Nick Totin

As 2018 gets ready to sashay away and we welcome a whole new queer year, 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.

A Very Judy Christmas

Welcome the love and comfort of this Judy Garland tribute into your life this holiday season. Presented by Uptown Players, the show pays homage to the 1963 Judy Garland Christmas Special featuring acts inspired by Ethel Merman and Liza Minnelli.

Here's the tea:
Saturday, Dec. 1 - Sunday, Dec. 16
Find showtimes here
Kalita Humphreys Theater

**Looking for more shows from Uptown Players? Their season continues in the spring with a bonus show of Spring Awakening from January 31-February 3, 2019. Learn more here!

2018 Black Tie Dinner Wrap Party

Whether or not you attended this year's Black Tie Dinner in November, you can see where all the hard work goes at the Wrap Party. This party is a celebration of the beneficiaries to showcase their community outreach and involvement and present them with the money Black Tie Dinner raised on behalf of their organization this year.

Here's the tea:
Thursday, Dec. 6
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center - Winspear Opera House Lobby
No ticket necessary

The Annual Teddy Bear Party

If you're in a giving mood, but still want to party, get yourself to the annual Teddy Bear Party. In the true spirit of the season of giving, the Teddy Bear party is a party matched with a teddy bear drive to benefit Children's Hospital here in Dallas. This year, the party will feature a performance by Brian Justin Crum, former America's Got Talent contestant and current singer/heartthrob.

Here's the tea:
Saturday, Dec. 8
8:00 p.m.
F.I.G. on Ross Ave.
Tickets are $50

A Drag Queen Christmas

Stockings full and wigs snatched. A Drag Queen Christmas is stopping in Dallas with some of Drag fame's most iconic queens. Dallas' stop will be hosted by Miz Cracker and feature performances by AJA, Latrice, Thorgy Thor, Farrah Moan, Monet X Change and Miss Vanjie. Yes Miss Vaaaaaaanjie. They'll bring the Kris Kringle, you bring your crisp singles. See you there.

Here's the tea:
Thursday, Dec. 20
8:00 p.m.
House of Blues
Tickets are available here

Shimmer & Shine: A Holiday Spectacular

Our favorite queer choir is back for another Christmas season masterpiece. The Turtle Creek Chorale's Holiday Spectacular includes selections for nearly every taste including, heartwarming favorites, new and thrilling musical experiences, paired with the TCC humor that makes the show most memorable.

Here's the tea:
Friday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 16
Times vary
Moody Performance Hall
Showtimes and tickets can be found here

Dallas Winter-Onesie-Land Toy Drive

Not that you NEED a reason to don your Christmas onesie, but if you're looking for one, make a difference with this onesie party toy drive. The event will collect new and unwrapped toys or a suggested donation of $10 at the door. All the toys and donations will benefit homeless children and LGBT youth.

Here's the tea:
Saturday, Dec. 15
9:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
Dallas Eagle on Maple Avenue
Find out more here

New Year's Eve Celebration

Whether you've got your midnight kiss lined up or not, join dozens of you closest friends to ring in 2019 at Woody's New Year's Eve Celebration. You do not have to come with your future failed resolution already decided, but you should show up ready to have one amazing party in the gayborhood.

Here's the tea:
Monday, Dec. 31
9:00 p.m.
Dallas Woody's on Cedar Springs Rd.

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