Above: Third Monday Trade Days
At the Heard Natural
Science Museum &
Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Dinosaurs Live! (Open thru Feb. 21)
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum nature trails. Included in admission to the museum. 
Also on the sanctuary grounds: picnic area, pioneer village and Animals of the World Exhibit outside; more exhibits indoors.

​2nd Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday)
Learn more about birding at Second Saturday Bird Walks! These walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Reservations are not required; however, make sure to arrive by 8 a.m. Included in the cost of museum admission.
Come meet the artists, see the studios and experience the creative process in action. This self-guided tour also gives you direct access to original artwork by amazing local artists. This year's MAST is free and features over 60 artists. See demonstrations of raku firing, sculpting, painting, woodturning, and much more! Visit as many or as few studios as you like, at your own pace. Check out the artists, tour map and auction items on the event site, McKinneyArtStudioTour.com. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Featuring music by Chaz Marie Hope, Silent Auction, FUNdraising, Friends, CCAS Family and more! Tickets are only $10 (just pay at the door)! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Join us to celebrate another great year of saving animals and to help us prepare for 2016! No advance purchase is needed for general admission tickets - just pay $10 at the event! This is an outdoor event, so bring chairs or a blanket (or reserve a table)! No outside food or beverages please, and this is a no-pet event (we're raising money for our fur babies but we just can't bring them to the event). At Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery, 4488 CR 408. 7-10 p.m.
Andy Meadows Live at the Sanctuary (Friday)  See Andy Meadows and his big nine-piece band play your favorite crooner and swing tunes at one of the finest concert venues in North Texas! 8-10 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) $25-150 at The Santuary, 6633 Virginia in Adriatica.
Over 450 vendors offer almost anything you can imagine - unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, dogs, and specialty items along with many fantastic "state fair" type food concessions. 4550 W. University. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No admission fee. Parking free on Friday; $5 on Saturday and Sunday before 3 p.m.

Old Red Lumberyard (Friday-Saturday)
This fun shabby chic vintage market takes place at 600 E. Louisiana in the Flour Mill District.
(Saturday) Come to Historic Downtown McKinney and enjoy an evening of art, music and wine! Explore the local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste cuisine from some of the area's best eateries. Many places in Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7-10 p.m.

Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); The Bodarks (Fri.); Southern Couch Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory - also Psychic Night (Thur.); County Rexford (Fri.); EJ "Piper" Jones Band, 1 p.m .; 5 Second Rule, 8:30 p.m. (Sat.); Innisfall,10 a.m., Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m.  (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Aaron Copeland(Thur.); Mark McKinney (Fri.); Bleu Edmondson (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.-Fri.); Mike Allyn (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Nathan Hinojosa (Fri.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band(Fri.);  Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Aaron Burton (Thur.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
For more about events in McKinney, check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB
at 214-544-1407 or tollfree at 888-649-8499.​ 

VIP Santa Photos (thru Dec. 23) These by appointment only photos are offered by Juan Carlos. Call 972-837-5681 to make an appointment.

Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit: This exhibit closes Saturday. Companion merchandise prices for the Vietnam Syndrome, are reduced. Hours are Thur.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $7.50; $5 for seniors/veterans and $3 for children. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia.

​Become A Successful Authorpreneur:  Join Love Clones Publishing for this interactive seminar for current/aspiring authors. At McKinney's John & Judy Gay Public Library, 6861 Eldorado. $25 registration. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Franconia Brewing Open Haus: 6-9 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. $15 cash only.

Latin Dancing: Bien Salsa, 9 p.m.-midnight. 119 W. Virginia.

Farmers Market: From 8 a.m.-noon, Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut.

​Trolley Tour of McKinney's Historic District: The trolley leaves Chestnut Square Historic Village at 10 a.m. $10. Get tickets online

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. 

It's In the Bag Holiday Bazaar: Stonebridge UMC Holiday Bazaar at 1800 S. Stonebridge Dr. in McKinney. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free admission to shop.

Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.

​Annual Tea with Marie: This tea is special for ladies of all ages to celebrate the holidays. Marie, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends from Youth Ballet of Texas's Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel, will serve you an elegant tea. 4-6 p.m. $25 each or $180 per table. At McKinney Performing Arts Center.

7117 CR 166.
​DAWG Agility Show (Friday-Sunday) - Show Barn; all day. 972-540-1413.
Jewelry Classes at Art on The Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana. Call 469-406-7704 to reserve a spot.
Pearl Knotting Class (Thursday) Learn the art of knotting fresh water pearls and working with French wire. Walk out wearing a bracelet you made yourself. 1-4 p.m. Class fee if $75 (supplies included).

Small Half Persian Bracelet Class (Friday) If you have taken chainmaille classes with us, you will love this fun chainmaille design. The finished bracelet is elegant and beautiful, especially in the smaller gauge. $125 class fee (supplies included). 1-4 p.m.
10% off through Saturday, 11/14 for Veterans Day
MCVB Visitors Center, 
200 W. Virginia