Visit Casa Manana for Some Family Yuletide Cheer

Although The Nutcracker is classic holiday entertainment, all those sugar plum fairies running around make our teeth ache. Nevertheless, if you are looking for some family-friendly fun this Christmas, Casa Manana has got you covered. The theatre is located in the Fort Worth cultural district, not too far from Southlake. Now through December 23, you and your family can catch Here Comes Santa Claus. The upbeat musical follows Simon Crooges, a young boy who doesn’t believe in Santa – or the spirit of Christmas. However, thanks to visits from Christmas spirits and a certain red-suited visitor, Simon learns the meaning of the season. Here Comes Santa Claus has singing, dancing, a host of new songs, and many of your favorite Christmas classics.

You can catch the show:

Friday, December 19 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 20 at 1pm and 5pm
Sunday, December 21 at 2 pm and 5 pm
Monday, December 22 at 7 pm
Tuesday, December 23 at 11 am, 3pm, and 7 pm

Tickets range from $15 to $39.

Casa Manana: A Fort Worth Institution

We love Casa Manana because it offers a plethora of family entertainment, but we also love it because it is truly a piece of area history. Known as the “House of Tomorrow,” the venue opened in 1936 as part of Texas’ Centennial Celebration. The original theatre contained the world’s largest revolving stage, surrounded by a moat. Rather than a curtain, fountains spewed streams of water in front of the stage. Sadly, the theatre was open for a mere 100 days. Though Casa Manana planned another 100-day run, the costs, combined with the advent of World War II, kept it from re-opening. In 1958, however, a new theatre opened in its place, and it continues in operation today. In addition to fun Christmas shows, Casa Manana presents a variety of family-friendly programming throughout the year.


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