We Frisconians just love our Christmas. But sometimes the hustle and bustle can keep you from enjoying the season. If you’re ready to take a little time to enjoy all the beautiful lights, events, and magical Christmas joy – it’s not too late!
We’ve compiled a list of awesome events and activities to help set the Holiday mood for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Many are in Frisco and others farther away but worth the drive. We’ve also selected a mixture of free and paid events, so you can still make that holiday budget work. (You’re welcome!)
So, take a break from the shopping and holiday party madness. Grab your family and head out for some holiday fun. Let the countdown begin!
Countdown to Christmas – Events & Activities
12 days till Christmas – Wednesday 12/13/17
Elf- Outdoor movie night and musical performance at The Star in Frisco
Let’s take it outdoors at The Star in Frisco for an outdoor showing of the hilarious movie classic Elf and concert. The event starts at 6:00 pm with a concert from the Lone Star High School varsity choir, followed by Elf at 7:00 pm. Popcorn and hot chocolate provided by Santa for the first 100 guests. So, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and let’s have some fun under the stars.
Located on the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Admission and parking are free. The concert starts at 6:00 pm and Elf at 7:00 pm.
11 days till Christmas -Thursday, 12/14/17
Frisco Chorale Concert at The Star in Frisco
Ready to get inspired by the holidays? Join your neighbors and friends for an outdoor concert of holiday favorites from The Frisco Chorale.
Located at The Star in Frisco on the Tostitos Championship Plaza. The concert starts at 6:00 pm. Admission and parking at Ford Center garages and parking lots are free.
10 days till Christmas – Friday, 12/15/17
How the Grinch Stole Christmas- AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
Catch this Broadway hit before it gets away at the beautiful Winspear Opera House at AT&T Performing Arts Center. How the Grinch Stole Christmas musical runs through 12/17 and tickets start at $20.00.
Located at Winspear Opera House in the AT&T Performing Arts Center – 2403 Flora Street, Dallas TX. Show times vary.
9 days till Christmas – Saturday, 12/16/17
Christmas in the Square- Special Event Night, Frisco TX
Frisco Square knows how to do Christmas right and attracts over 750,000 visitors annually to the Christmas in the Square event. Saturday is special event night at the Square and features all the extras including a holiday light and music show that will knock your stockings off, plus horse-drawn carriage rides, outdoor ice skating rink, and live snow flurries. There’s plenty of fun activity for kids of all ages including train rides, a parachuting Santa, and even a 4-lane inner-tube snow slide. Weeeee.
Location is at Simpson Plaza in Frisco Square and activities go from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on special events night of 12/16/17. Christmas in the Square festivities run through 12/31/17.
8 days till Christmas – Sunday, 12/17/17
Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops at the Meyerson, Dallas TX
Ring in your holidays with the famous Dallas Symphony Chorus at the DSO’s annual Christmas Pops concert. Christmas Pops runs through 12/17 at the Meyerson so don’t miss popular symphony event.
Location is Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX. Ticket prices start at $47 and should be purchased in advance.
7 days till Christmas – Monday, 12/18/17
Experience Enchant Christmas — the world’s largest outdoor Christmas light maze at Globe Life Park. This fantasy-like experience features live entertainment, an outdoor skating pond, Christmas market, Santa’s Palace, and a special kid’s mini maze.
Location is Globe Life Park- Lot F, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX. Tickets start at $16/kids and $22/adults.
6 days till Christmas – Tuesday, 12/19/17
Dallas Arboretum, 12 Days of Christmas at Night, Dallas TX
Celebrate the holidays in amazement at Holiday at the Arboretum featuring an elaborate display of 25-foot Victorian style gazebos filled with charming costumed characters, whimsical animals, and music from A Christmas Carol. The 12 days of Christmas at Night features special lighting effects and walk through the garden exhibit and winter wonderland. The Arboretum features day and evening exhibits and plenty of viewing options on the calendar.
Location is Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX. Admission is $15/kids and seniors, $12/member adults, $20/adults. Tickets for special events must be purchased in advance.
5 days till Christmas – Wednesday, 12/20/17
The Santa Clause- Outdoor movie night and concert at The Star in Frisco
Get ready for some outdoor fun starting with a musical performance by Pogue Entertainment and followed by the outdoor movie showing of The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. The concert starts at 6:00 pm with the outdoor movie directly following at 7:00 pm. Grab your chairs and blankets and get ready to snuggle up and enjoy! Hot chocolate and popcorn provided for the first 100 guests.
Located on the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Admission and parking are free. The concert starts at 6:00 pm and The Santa Clause movie starts at 7:00 pm.
4 days till Christmas – Thursday, 12/21/17
School of Rock Holiday Performance at The Star in Frisco
Dreaming of joining a rock band? This is your night to watch Frisco’s own School of Rock performers as they celebrate and show off their musical chops. Concert starts at 6:00 pm.
Located on the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Admission and parking are free.
3 days till Christmas -Friday, 12/22/17
Gingerbread & Cowboys, Frisco TX
Let’s get the weekend rolling with a multi-event night starting with a Gingerbread House Decorating event at Frisco Young Chefs Academy. Tickets are $38.50 and location is 9350 Pasadena Dr., Suite 300, Frisco, TX. Event times for 12/22/17 are 6-7:00 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm. Reservations are required.
After you get your gingerbread on, time to head to the Cowboys Christmas Spectacular showcasing the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Drumline, plus appearances by Santa and even Emmitt Smith. Admission and parking are free. Location is Tostitos Championship Plaza at the Star in Frisco.
2 days till Christmas – Saturday, 12/23/17
Cirque Du Soleil Varekai, Dr Pepper Arena, Frisco
Experience the jaw-dropping feats of Cirque Du Soleil in this enchanting experience. Varekai is a story about a secret world deep within a forest atop a volcano — where anything is possible. Cirque Du Soleil Varekai runs from 12/20 – 12/23/17.
Location is Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco and tickets start at $59.
1 day till Christmas – Sunday, 12/24/17
Deerfield Holiday Lights, Plano, TX
It’s been a very busy 12 days and time to get ready for the big day tomorrow. What better time to see some of our favorite neighborhoods lit up in dazzling displays of holiday lights? The Deerfield neighborhood is known for their over-the-top decorated neighborhood where every home takes part in this festive tradition. It’s a great way to de-stress as you wind your way through the neighborhood with family and friends.
Deerfield is in northwest Plano between Preston Rd and light displays are from 7:00 – 10 pm nightly.
From the Judi Wright Team, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe, holiday season!
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 eleven times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly, Judi is also a Company-Wide Top performer with Ebby Halliday and the #1 Top Small Group for Ebby Halliday Frisco.