Ballet Frontier Nutcracker

Ballet Frontier of Texas brings its “Nutcracker” to town Saturday and Sunday with support from local dancers and musicians, the Midway Camerata Orchestra and Youth Chorus of Central Texas.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Midway Performing Arts Center, 800 Hewitt Drive. Tickets are $45 and $35.

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Waco Wonderland isn’t the only Christmas event going on this weekend, which kicks the Waco holiday season into high gear. Here’s a sampling of the ho-ho-ho that’s happening.

Christmas at the Mayborn, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, opens the season at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, with children’s decorating activities, the opening of the museum’s holiday model train exhibit, a visit from Santa and a Spark Lab demonstration at 5 and 6 p.m. $8, $7 for seniors, $6 for children.

Christmas on the Brazos begins the first of its two weekends with a Golden Christmas theme in connection with the Historic Waco Foundation’s 50th anniversary year. The McCullough House, 407 Columbus Ave., and Fort House, 503 S. Fourth St., will have candlelight tours between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday. East Terrace, 100 Mill Street, will feature the Waco Ballet Folklorico on Sunday with a Midway Theatre Arts group entertaining at the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House, 814 S. Fourth St., on Dec. 10. All houses are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. $5.

The Dr Pepper Museum, 300 S. Fifth St., hosts its annual A Dr Pepper Christmas with live Christmas music from local schools, family activities, food and drink from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. $12 for adults, $6 for children.

Magnolia Market at the Silos, 601 Webster Ave., holds its Christmas at the Silos from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and an evening concert starring Shane and Shane and Phil Wickham from 5 to 10 p.m. $35 for the concert.

Ballet fans can take in the Ballet Frontier of Texas’ production of the holiday ballet “The Nutcracker,” featuring the Midway Camerata Orchestra and the Youth Chorus of Central Texas, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Midway Performing Arts Center, 800 N. Hewitt Drive in Hewitt. $35 and $45.