Above: Home for the Holidays in downtown McKinney (Click image above to see event video)   
 
 
 
 
 
Home for the Holidays Festival
(Friday-Sunday)
Enjoy train rides, carolers, food, music and dance performances, "A Christmas Carol" performance at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, and food and craft vendors. See website for full schedule. A few of the highlights are:

Friday: City of McKinney Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:15 p.m. on Friday on MPAC Lawn on the Kentucky Street side. Followed by Emerald City Band in concert.

Saturday night: Concert by Le Freak, the World's Greatest Disco Band
 
 
 
 
Believe Run: This 1 mile, 5K and 10K race benefits the Holy Family School. Saturday at 7 a.m. at Mitchell Park. Awards and live music on the square following race.

A Christmas Carol: McKinney Repertory Theatre performs this holiday classic during Home for the Holidays.

Santa on the Square: Book your appointment now for your kids' visit and photos with Santa in his downtown square workshop Fridays-Sundays starting Nov. 24 through Dec. 17. Proceeds benefit Volunteer McKinney.

Letters to Santa: Kids can drop their Letters to Santa in the special vintage 1911 Post Office Exhibit at the Collin County History Museum (300 E. Virginia). 10 a.m .-4 p.m.

Please use the following hashtags this weekend in downtown McKinney.
#McKinneyChristmas, #DowntownMcKinney, #VisitMcKinney
 
 
 
 
 
TUPPS Brewery Events
721 Anderson (Cotton Mill); Must be 21 to drink alcohol.

Free Yoga Class (Sat., 9 a.m.)
North Texas Yoga is having a FREE class inside the Brewery. This all-levels class is perfect for all ages. Stay after and enjoy one of our 10 different beers, brewed right here in McKinney or for a pint of Kombucha.
Bring your mat!

Tis the season to CELEBRATE the holidays with rock & roll, craft beer and friends! Join us on November 25 beginning at 7PM! ($15 at the door)
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

Dinosaurs Live! (Through Feb. 18) 
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! Photo op and play area dinosaurs available too. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Included with admission.

 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Cadillac Pizza:  Chant Duplantier (Fri.), Chris Watson Band (Sat.)
The Celt: Rory Payne (Fri.); Irish Rogues (Sat.); Sarah Copus, 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session, 3 p.m., John Hardin Trio, 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Sky Trio (Fri.); Marcel Trio (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Jason Eady (Fri.); Charlie Robison (shown, Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams, David Byboth (Fri.); Ryan Cline, Shelby Ballenger (Sat.); Eric Erickson (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Aaron Michael Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thursday-Sunday)
The Sanctuary Music & Events: Andy Timmons & The Pawn Kings (Fri.); Chris Duarte (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Sean & Faye (Fri.); Cody Jasper, 1-4 p.m., Maylee Thomas & Jon Christopher Davis, $15 cover,  7-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Fri.-Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
 
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TOURS & MORE
FRIDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.


SATURDAY
Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings$5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery:Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4.

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

Also this Weekend...

Animal Events at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166
Gazehounds of Texas Dog Run Event, Back 40 area, 972-523-6075
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We'd love for you to stay with us by booking a night at one of McKinney's hotels or bed & breakfasts!
 
 
 
 
 
200 West Virginia
in downtown McKinney 
 
 
 
 
 
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