December Happenings

Denton in December is a busy time! The month comes with a host of activities to enjoy with your family. We’ve compiled a list of ones that are completely FREE. So check them out and let us know which ones you plan to attend!

When the Well is Dry, We Know the Worth

When: Throughout Decenmber 2015

Where: 400 E. Hickory, Denton TX

So What? Starting November 13th, the Greater Denton Arts Council will present the thought provoking work of native Texan, Neal Paustian. In When the Well is Dry, We know the Worth, Paustian uses both steel and glass to highlight and raise awareness of the socio-political issue of water conservation, a growing problem across the United States. Using glass as a metaphor for water, the artist transforms glass and steel into poignant explorations of the fragility of both glass and our nation’s water supply.

Boxcar Bandits at Mulberry St. Cantina

When: Monday nights from 11 PM to 1 AM

Where: Mulberry St. Cantina, 110 Mulberry St., Denton

So What? Boxcar Bandits play every Monday night at Mulberry Street Cantina! Come out to enjoy a drink and great local music.

Live Jazz at the Greenhouse

When: Monday nights from 10 PM on

So What? The Greenhouse presents live jazz every Monday evening.

Open Mic Night at LSA Burger

When: Monday evenings from 7-10 PM

Where: LSA Burger has an open mic night every Monday evening. See the talent or show yours off!

So What? Monday nights are Open Mic night at LSA Burger! From 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. anyone can come out and enjoy the talent Denton has to offer or show off your talent on the LSA stage!

Real Texas Radio Live Broadcast

When: Tuesdays in December from 7-9 PM

Where: 113 West Hickory Street

So What? Every Tuesday night from7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Real Texas Radio has a live broadcast from LSA Burger on the Downtown Denton Square.

Open Mic Night

When: Tuesdays in December

Where: Muddy Jake’s, 222 West Hickory St., Denton

So What? Every Tuesday at Muddy Jake’s is open mic starting at 9 PM.

Movie Night at II Charlies

When: Wednesday evenings in December at 10:30 PM

Where: 809 Sunset St., Denton.

So What? II Charlie’s hosts a free move night on their patio beginning at 10:30 PM

County Rexford at the Abbey Inn

When: Every other Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM

Where: The Abbey Inn, 101 W Hickory

So What? County Rexford plays at The Abbey Inn every other Wednesday at 7:30!

Wednesday Night Social Run

When: Wednesday evenings in December at 7 PM

Where: Oak St. Drafthouse, 308 East Oak Street

So What? A free 5k group run through Denton. Runners of all levels and abilities are welcome. The group meets at Oak Street Draft House every Wednesday night at 6:45, and the run starts at 7:00. Join in on the fun! at LSA Burger

When: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in December from 7-10 PM

Where: 113 West Hickory Street

So What? Local musicians perform at LSA Burger courtesy of every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Acts like Ellie Meyer, Ed Vargas, and more take the stage.

Yoga Wednesdays

When: Wednesdays in December, 8:30 AM

Where: Golden Triangle Mall

So What? Twisted Bodies is offering FREE YOGA classes every Wednesday morning at the mall near the food court area. Bring a mat and join us at 8:30AM for a little Namaste to Start your Day!

Jazz at the Whitehouse

When: Wednesdays in December from 8-10:30 PM

Where: 424 Bryan Street, Denton TX

So What? A different jazz artist performs every Wednesday evening at the Whitehouse. There is no cover charge for enjoying the great music.

Open Mic at Audacity

When: Thursdays in December from 7 to 10 PM

Where: Audacity Brew House, 1012 shady Oaks Dr., Denton TX

So What? Join us at Audacity for a musical Open Mic night! Always free to play, never a cover charge. Sign up starts at 6:45, music runs from 7 to 10pm.

Trivia Night

When: Thursdays in December, 7:30 PM

Where: Mulberry St. Cantina

So What? Join us for a fun night of trivia game play. Create a team and win prizes. 

Karaoke at Muddy Jake’s

When: Fridays in December at 8 PM

Where: Muddy Jake’s, 222 West Hickory St., Denton TX

So What? Every Friday night at Muddy Jake’s is karaoke night.

Denton Community Market

When: Saturdays in December from 9 AM-1 PM

Where: Denton County Historical Park, West Mulberry Street

So What? This weekly community market hosts local produce and art vendors as well as on-site food and music. Community groups and local businesses will also be present. More information is at

Saturday Arts and Crafts Fair

When: Second Saturdays in December from 2-6 PM

Where: Mulberry St. Cantina, 110 Mulberry St. Denton

So What? Mulberry Street Cantina hosts an indoor community market every Saturday at 2:00 P.M. It’s a wonderful way to meet and greet your local vendors, crafters and artists. Stop by and shop for some unique gifts or items for the house. It’s a kid and family friendly environment. Shop local while having a tasty margarita or craft beer.

Afternoons at Audacity

When: Saturdays in December from 3-7 PM

Where: Audacity Brew House, 1012 Shady Oaks Dr., Denton TX

So What? Cold beer and hot tunes, every Saturday afternoon at Audacity Brew House.
Brewery tours at 3 and 7pm (always free)
Live music from 4 to 6 pm.

 Karma Yoga

 When: Sundays in December at 10 AM

Where: Audacity Brew House, 1012 Shady Oaks Drive

So What? Yoga fans of all levels are welcome to enjoy free yoga taught by teacher trainees and bring a canned good to benefit the Denton Community Food Center.

UNT Avenue C Vocal Jazz Ensemble

When: Tuesday December 1, 5-7 PM

Where: 415 Avenue C

So What? Free admission to listen to UNT’s vocal jazz ensemble perform some great music!

First Friday Denton

When: December 4, 2015

Where: Denton Courthouse-on-the-Square

So What? Experience Denton’s art scene in many forms on First Friday. These businesses and galleries will have activities throughout the evening between the hours of 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with hours varying. It’s a great way to stroll through downtown, experience and observe local art activities.

Evening in Bethlehem

When: December 4, 4-8 PM

Where: First United Methodist Church, Denton TX

So What? FUMC-Denton will begin the 2015 holiday season on the same night as the Tree Lighting on the Square! We celebrate Jesus’ birth with Live Nativity, live music, door prizes, petting zoo, storytelling, crafts, food, wassail, and more. Join us in Ivey Garden (front lawn) and the front steps just off of Locust Street on December 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. We will also be in Cole Chapel.

Denton Holiday Lighting Festival

When: December 4, 5:30-9:30

Where: Downtown Denton square

So What? Capture the true spirit of a small-town holiday celebration at the 27th Annual Holiday Lighting Festival on Friday, December 4th, 2015 on Denton’s Historic Square.

Holiday Celebration

When: December 5, 4-6 PM

Where: Rayzor Ranch, Denton TX

So What? Come out to Shop, Dine and get things done at the Rayzor Ranch Holiday Celebration on Saturday December 5, 2015! Bring your camera for FREE photos with Santa and Live holiday music 

3D Printer Orientation

When: December 7, 7-8 PM

Where: 3020 N. Locust St., Denton TX

So What? Learn about 3D printing and get certified for using the Library’s 3D printer. Registration required. Register at 940-349-8752 or

Dusty’s Bar and Grill 13th Anniversary

When: December 13, 7 PM

Where: 119 S. elm St., Denton TX

So What? Dusty’s is celebrating it’s THIRTEENTH anniversary, and they are throwing the biggest party you’ve ever seen!

– Complimentary domestic draft beer until the kegs float!
– A champagne toast on the house at 10:00 pm!
– Complimentary hor d’ouevres!

With this many things going on in Denton this month, your schedule is going to be full. However, we can’t think of a better time to take a moment and enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer.