Time to Get Your Merry On...
It’s the holiday season! And, if you are looking for some fun things to do in and around Frisco this year to get in the holiday spirit – we have the perfect list to get you started.
From beautiful holiday festivals, to live entertainment, to shopping (one for you, two for me!), and even some amazing light displays you just can’t miss. So buckle into your sled and let’s get this Christmas & holiday season going.
Holiday Events & Enmtertainment Near Frisco, Texas
Now- Jan 6 Frisco’s Christmas in the Square– Frisco, TX
What’s the best way to get in the spirit close to home? Frisco’s annual Christmas in the Square, no doubt! Enjoy the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas,
plus plenty of activities such as outdoor ice skating, visits with Santa, horse carriages, the Trackless Train and lots of Yule Tide food and beverages. Event is free, some activities have fees.
Now – Dec 22 Winter Wonderland at Frisco Fresh Market
The Frisco Fresh Market has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland which features light maze, snow cannons, giant slide and interactive activity booths. Tickets available at wonderlandfrisco.com
Now- Jan 1 Vitruvian Lights Event, Virtruvian Park in Addison
12-acre park in Addison, 200 trees wrapped, magical holiday wonderland
Lights and a performance by Jordan Kahn Orchestra, gourmet food trucks, free photos with Santa, holiday characters and an elf balloon artist. Parking is $10
Wed, Dec 11 Legacy Hall’iday, Movie Series: Elf
Bundle up in the Box Garden and watch the Christmas favorite ‘Elf’ on the giant 24ft LED screen and sip on hot chocolate. Event is free to public.
Dec 12 Holiday Sip & Shop at the Frisco Rail District, downtown Frisco
Grab your favorite ‘Grinches’ and get to the Rail District off Main Street for a special shopping experience including wine and prizes. Shops open until 9pm.
Sat, Dec 14 Pet Pictures with Santa, LazyPaw Animal Hospital in Frisco
Ah, fur babies need some Santa love too! Grab the leash and bring ‘um to Lazy Paw fo the 9th Annual Pictures with Santa from 1pm – 5pm.
Dec 12-15 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops at Meyerson Symphony Center
The beloved Dallas tradition returns and features the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Symphony Chorus performing Christmas classics and sing-along carols. Symphony starts at 7:30, tickets on sale now.
Dec 13-14 Christmas at The Star in Frisco
Enjoy The Star at Christmas again this year with a 20-minute Christmas show and lots of Cowboy-style entertainment by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and more, a beautiful ‘Texas-sized’ 67-foot Christmas tree, and special appearances by Cowboy greats. Happens each Friday and Saturday at 6pm through December 21st.
Dec 13-15 Merry Market at Frisco Fresh Market
Stroll the Frisco Fresh Market for unique gifts, delectable goodies, homemade sweets, and lots more. Event starts Friday, the 13th through Sunday the 15th. And don’t forget about the Winder Wonderland!
Sat, Dec 14 Balloon Glow & Christmas at the Beach- Little Elm Park
Come see giant balloons glow in the park and stay for more Christmas activities at the Christmas at the Beach celebration lots of Christmas activities.
Sat, Dec 14 McKinney Christmas Parade of Lights & Holiday Maker’s Market
Historic downtown McKinney is all lit up and full of cheer for this year’s Christmas Parade of Lights showcasing plenty of holiday floats, antique fire engines, and even an appearance from Santa. Parade kicks of at 6:30 pm but come early and enjoy the pop-up Maker’s Market full of artisan-crafted gifts, jewelry and more. Market starts at 2pm.
Sat, Dec 14 Chevy Chase Christmas at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving
It just isn’t Christmas until you have your Chevy Chase fix right? Now see him live at the Toyota Music Factory plus a screening of ‘Christmas Vacation’. Tickets on sale now, event starts at 7pm.
Sun, Dec 15 Christmas Village at Legacy West– Plano, TX
Not finished with your gift list yet? This may be the perfect place to add some check marks. Legacy West Christmas Village features a charming gift center with local artisan wares, warm treats and activities for the kids. Open from 12pm – 4pm at Legacy West, 5908 Headquarters Drive, Plano
Thurs, Dec 19 Santa on the Boardwalk of Granite Park, 121 and the Dallas North Tollway
The Boardwalk at Granite Park is celebrating with specials at local restaurants, and a special appearance of Santa – all dressed up and ready for pics. Bring your camera and get ready to eat, drink, and stroll. Santa pics from 5pm – 7pm.
Sat, Dec 21 Pancakes with Santa, Lava Cantina in The Colony
Ho, ho, ho…another stack please! Bring the kids and enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes with Santa and his elves, plus a special screening of the movie ‘Elf’. And did we mention a complementary mimosa for the adults? Event starts at 9am.
Sat, Dec 21 Charlie Brown Christmas, The Black Box at the Frisco Discovery Center
In the mood for a live play? Visit the Black Box Theatre at the Frisco Discovery Center for a special production of a Charlie Brown Christmas. Fun the whole family can enjoy. Play is 5:30 – 7pm.
Sun, Dec 22 Frisco Community Chanukah Celebration– Frisco Square
Join the celebration with a live Jewish musical performance and more at the 6th Annual Community Chanukah Celebration. Even kicks off at 4pm.
Sun, Dec 29 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Toyota Music Facorty, Irving
How about a little more Christmas before the end of the year? The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Show plays on Sunday 12/29 at 8pm at TMF in Irving. Tickets on sale at livenation.com
Drive or Walk-through Light Viewing & Displays
Now – 12/30 Lights at the Cove, Hidden Cove Park and Marina in The Colony
Enjoy a drive-through lights show at Hidden Cove Park and Marina in The Colony. Drive through the park to enjoy delightful Christmas scenes, characters and a tunnel of lights. Even is free with a donation of a small toy or money to benefit local charities.
Ongoing- Interlochen in Arlington
One of the largest neighborhood lights displays in North Texas, 200 homeowners deck out their homes in lights and themes. A regional tourist attraction.
Ongoing- Highland Park, Dallas
Beautiful homes of Highland Park all dressed up in holiday finest. Drive through viewing plus carriage rides.
Now- Jan 5 Dallas Zoo Lights, Dallas
Enjoy the animals and the lights! Featuring 3D light sculptures, hanging lights, illuminating exhibits and habitats plus live performances, winter treats and activities for kids. Admission is free with zoo admission. Santa meet and greet.
Holiday Season Deerfield, Plano
The festively adorned neighborhood has become famous locally, drive through or carriage ride. Deerfield is located in Northwest Plano between Preston and Coit, enter from Legacy on Colonnade and Archgate.
Other neighborhoods- https://collincountyguide.com/ChristmasHolidayLightDisplays.html
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About the Judi Wright Team
Judi Wright/The Judi Wright Team is a real estate group specializing in the suburbs of Frisco, Plano, and surrounding areas. Named the “Best Realtor in Dallas,” by D Magazine thirteen times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly eight times. Judi is also a Company-Wide Top Performer with Ebby Halliday, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.