November is a month of special events in downtown Denton

November is a plentiful month for special events, so get ready for the festive fun in downtown Denton.  First Friday festivities start off the month on the evening of November 1st followed by the annual Holiday Open House Weekend on Nov. 8th - 10th, so bring your friends and family downtown for a great time.

Several locations in downtown are participating in this month's First Friday, including fun at the West Oak Street galleries with a Kids Reuse Art activity at SCRAP Denton and acoustic guitar music at A Creative Art Studio. Then stroll on over to the square for a visit to the Courthouse on the Square Museum and stop and shop at Garden Gate.  After, stop in for a wine tasting hosted by Vigne Wine Shop (on East Hickory).  First Friday is a cooperative effort of the galleries, museums and merchants in downtown Denton and you can catch the fun every first Friday evening of the monthTo get details on times, locations and activities, visit

Be sure to come back the next weekend on Nov. 8th, 9th and 10th for the Downtown Denton Holiday Open House Weekend where you can special promotions at 52 stores and restaurants.  Shop, snack and stroll as you ready for the festive holiday season. For a full list of participants and those how will be open for the Sneek Peek on Friday evening, Nov. 8th, see the Events page on this website.

Bring a gently-used coat and have the chance to take a picture with Santa from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 9.  This photo opportunity is a bring-your-own-camera event with the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square as the backdrop.  Photos take place across the street from the courthouse in the courtyard next to the Sherman Building on Elm and Hickory streets. The coat drive will benefit those in need.

The fun continues the rest of the month with live music events at various venues, plays at the Campus Theatre, and plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment throughout the month of November and December. Check out for dates on live music and performing arts events.

Save the date on Dec. 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Wassail Fest, presented by the Denton Main Street Association during the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and details for the festival can be found on their website. For details on Wassail Stops, visit the Events page on this website.

Have fun in downtown and come back to see us!

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