Oftentimes our North Texas weather and landscape fail to live up to the idyllic scenes of Christmas carols--around here, there are no sleigh rides and no skating ponds, and a few days of "wintry mix" don't quite equal a winter wonderland. So when you need a respite from drizzly gray skies, duck inside the main gallery at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., where 20 trees decorated by Irving parent-teacher organizations are bound to put you back in the holiday spirit. The gallery is open daily, and admission is free. For hours and information, call 972-252-ARTS or visit irvingartscenter.com.
Dec. 19-31, 2009