Above: McKinney's Community Tree on the downtown square      
Holiday Concert (Thursday)
Enjoy a special family friendly concert event, Evening of Christmas Spirit, at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center in Adriatica features Maylee Thomas-fuller, Andy Timmons, George Fuller and Gerry Fisher performing songs from Maylee and Andy's Christmas album, "Here Comes the Son." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. The concert will also include guests and students from The Guitar Sanctuary family. Standard Seating is free, but is limited, so please get your free ticket in advance. VIP tables are sold out. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Love Life Foundation, and any donations are welcome. 6633 Virginia.
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. 

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.
721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill

Open Mic Night (Thursday)
Taproom open 4-10 p.m. Music starts around 6 p.m. 

Live Music and BBQ
Josh Osgood takes the stage from 7-10 p.m. Friday with Lucky2BBQ food truck onsite.

On Saturday, free tour at 12:30 p.m., live music with Devin Leigh (1-4 p.m.) and Shelby Ballenger (7-10 p.m.)

Yoga, Craft Beer and Kombucha (shown, Saturday)
Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at TUPPS Brewery the fourth Saturday of each month. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap. 721 Anderson. 9 a.m.
Hollywood Feed store in McKinney is hosting an in-store dog adoption event with Rescue Row dog rescue organization on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. The store is located at 2851 Craig Drive, Suite 200D, in McKinney. Rescue Row is a non-profit dog rescue organization serving the DFW Metroplex. Hollywood Feed offers a wide selection of natural and holistic pet food and products, and supports local rescues through regular pet adoption and community events. 2851 Craig Dr. Suite 200D, 214-548-5406.
(through December)
A large, private collection of nativity sets will be on display at Mitas Hill Vineyard and Event Center, open to the public and free of charge. The exhibit will be on display Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m., and Sundays noon to 7 p.m. throughout the month.
Cadillac Pizza:  Buffalo Ruckus Band (Thur.); The Three Amigos (Fri.), Joey Love Band (Sat.)
The Celt:  Michael William Harrison (Thur.); Brittany Oviedo (shown, Fri.); Seamus Stout at 8 p.m. (Sat.); Chris Grooms  (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Kelly Durbin (Fri.); Sky Trio (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Bent Creek (Thur.); Cody Cannon (Fri.); Tyler Rogers Band (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Mark Franks (Thur.); Duane Bates (Fri.); Steve Douthit (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Aaron Michael (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thursday-Sunday)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); Bob & Lori (Fri.); Sabrina Taylor (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
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.

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

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of this "green" facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Breakfast with Santa on Christmas Eve: D'Vine Grace Vineyards & Events invites the kids for brunch with Santa! 11 a.m. $28 for adults, $9 per child. 3747 Grace Ranch Trail. 
200 West Virginia 
Why not consider giving "experiences gifts" this holiday season with a gift card or tickets from these McKinney attractions.