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Celebrate the Holidays Around Trinity Falls
Break out the eggnog, the holidays have arrived. Keep your family busy with an assortment of holiday activities, starting with the Trinity Falls Tour of Trees, now through Dec. 18. Afterward, attend one or all of these great events near Trinity Falls.
Home for Holidays
10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27
Historic Downtown McKinney kicks off its annual weekend of holiday fun with live music, food, carnival rides, Frosty the Snowman’s train, a petting zoo, snow hill, rock climbing wall, Candyland children’s area and visits from Santa. Merchants will be extending shopping hours downtown so you can get those holiday gifts.
Believe 5K/1 Mile Holiday Race
8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26
Join as many as 1,200 runners during this holiday race benefitting the Holy Family School of McKinney tuition assistance for low-income families’ program.
Holiday Tour of Homes
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4
Tour eight beautifully decked out homes in downtown McKinney then have some holiday fun at the Christmas in the Village at Chestnut Square. The 49-year tradition benefits Heritage Village at Chestnut Square.
Tea at Bevel House
9 a.m. & 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
Start or cap off your holiday home tour with brunch or tea at Bevel House. Tickets do not include home tour admission.
Holidays at the Heard
6:30–9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9–10
$11 adults, $8 children ages 3-12, free for 2 and under
Traverse the half-mile Heard nature trail pointing out lights and holiday décor as you go. Live music will be performed at the Heard outdoor amphitheater.
Parade of Lights
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
Enjoy “Christmas in Toyland” at the annual Rotary Club parade! There will be decorated floats, McKinney ISD drill teams and bands, antique fire trucks and — of course — Santa.
Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run
3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Take a holiday stroll during the non-competitive fun run or challenge yourself to the timed 5K race.
Holly Jolly Celebration
3:30–7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Follow up the Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run with more holiday cheer, including family-friendly activities and the lighting of a 46-foot Christmas tree.
Holidays on Ice Show
3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11
Free with non-perishable food donation
Allen Community Ice Rink celebrates "Holidays on Ice" featuring the Allen Academy of Skating and Allen Community Ice Rink Skaters at the Credit Union of Texas event center.
Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
$17.25-$28.75 per person
Enter the Snow Queen’s kingdom for a delightful tea with characters from The Nutcracker. Mother Ginger will tell holiday stories. Afterward, visit with the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 & 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18
$15-$30 per person
The Allen Civic Ballet and Allen Philharmonic Orchestra perform the beloved holiday classic featuring Clara, her Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza
6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Dec. 18
Celebrate the holidays with the Dallas Cowboys at the Star in Frisco. Enjoy dazzling performances by the Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Dallas Cowboys Drumline. Santa, Rowdy, special guests and more will add to the celebration.
Christmas in the Square
6-10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 3
The largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas features more than 175,000 lights at Frisco’s Main Street Square.