Above: McKinney Performing Arts Center, dressed for the holiday season
Christmas from the Sanctuary Holiday Concert (Thursday)
This special holiday concert features Maylee Thomas-Fuller, Andy Timmons, George Fuller and Gerry Fisher performing songs from Maylee and Andy's Christmas album "Here Comes the Son." There will also be other guests and students from The Guitar Sanctuary family. VIP tables with seating for four each are $100. Standard seating is free! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m. The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Pkwy. 
Wear your PJ's to breakfast at Spoons on Christmas Eve morning! While there, get your picture taken with Santa. 9:30-11 a.m. Breakfast menu being served. 100 E. Louisiana.
Exhibits/talks included in admission. 
Museum closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and is closed on Christmas Day.

Dinosaurs Live (shown, thru Feb. 19) Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the nature trails.Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic night (Thur.); Broken Code (Fri.); No Live Music on Christmas Eve (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Irish Rogues (Thur.); Jeffery Phillips, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Oga, 8-11 p.m. (Fri.); String Theory, 6-7:30 p.m.; Gypsy Playboys, 8-11 p.m. (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Cody Cannon (Thur.); Bleu Edmonson (Fri.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Phillip Dennis (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Live Music (Thur.-Fri.)
TUPPS Brewery: Jim Stewart (Fri.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  The Missing 3 (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (Fri.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com 
or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 
or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
This week's blog will help those wanting to plan a New Year's Eve 'on the town.'

Heard-Craig House: 205 W. Hunt. Thursdays at 1 p.m. $10 for Tour & Tea.

Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. Open Christmas Eve for tour.

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); $5 a beer, tours at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday (Dec. 23) - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, 4-10 p.m. Oh My Kabob food truck. Christmas Eve, open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., for family celebrations and fun!

Click to access the web map or pick up a pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​
Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB at
888-649-8499 for assistance.