Neighborhood Happenings

2015 Holiday Events in and Around Collin County

Looking to get in on the holiday spirit?!  Check out the list of holiday events in North Texas / Collin County and surrounding areas below: 

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12/03/15:  Prestonwood Baptist Church North Festival of Lights

Prestonwood Lights and Ice Festival

Prestonwood Baptist Church – NORTH Campus
1001 W. Prosper Trail
Prosper, TX 75078

Description:  Experience fun activities for the entire family! Enjoy a dynamic Ice Show with professional figure skaters and a 300-voice choir and cast; check out the various festival activities; take pictures with Santa Claus; skate on an authentic, outdoor ice rink and enjoy delicious food for purchase, all by the light of a 60-foot Christmas tree!  More Info here

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12/03/15:  Christmas in the Square (Free)  | Frisco

Frisco Square
8874 Coleman Blvd
Frisco, TX 75034

Description:  The largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas presented by Frisco Square Property Owners Association. Christmas in the Square returns for its 11th year, full of established favorites and new surprises. More Info

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12/04/15:  Nativity Exhibit (Free) | Allen

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1324 W. Exchange Parkway
Allen, TX 75013

Description:  Theme: “Wise Men Still Seek Him”.  More Info

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12/04/15:  Christmas Home Tour (Private) | Mckinney

Private homes
505 Rouen Drive
McKinney, TX

Description:  Three beautifully decorated homes, ready to tour.  The tree themes are: Whimsical, Rustic, and Classic Crystal. One tree will be on display at each home.  More Info

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12/05/15:  Carriage Rides (Watters Creek – Allen)

Watters Creek
970 Garden Park Dr
Allen, TX 75013

Description:  What could be more charming than a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride on a crisp winter evening? Bring the family or that someone special for a horse-drawn carriage ride around Watters Creek. Carriages hold up to six passengers.  More Info

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12/05/15:  Christmas Tree Lighting (Free) | Allen

Allen Civic Plaza
305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75002

Description:  Join the City of Allen for the grand lighting of its 35-foot Christmas tree featuring more than 20,000 lights. Expect surprises, live entertainment and even a visit from Santa and his elves. All ages are welcome!  More info

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12/04/15:  Family Comedy (Free) | Carrollton

Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Family Theater
4141 International Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75007

Description:  A night of good, clean, impromptu family humor offered monthly.  More Info

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12/04/15:  A Christmas Story | Allen

Allen Community Theatre
1206 E. Main St
Allen, TX 75002

Description:  Jean Shepherd’s memoir follows Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case yet consistently hears: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including Scut Farkas; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. Based off the 1983 cult film classic.  More Info

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12/05/15:  Breakfast with Santa

Cotton Patch Cafe
190 E Stacy Rd
Allen, TX 75002

These events are a typical character breakfast – Santa will stop by each table to greet his guests but will not be available for posed photography.

Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 972-363-2212, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. You may call during the weekend and leave a message – calls will be returned Monday in the order in which they were received.  More Info

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12/05/15:  Brunch with Santa (10-12:00 PM)

Bonnie Ruth’s Bistro
916 Garden Park Dr.
Allen, TX 75013

Enjoy Mrs. Claus’ Breakfast Buffet and holiday treats while Santa and Mrs. Claus visit and pose for photos with guests.

Each child with a reservation will receive a holiday gift bag. Guests will also have an opportunity to sign a card that will be hung on one of Watters Creek’s Trees for Troops.

Please call Bonnie Ruth’s at 214.383.6777 to make your reservation. Reservations are required and space is limited.

Brunch is $10 for adults and $8 for children. Price of brunch includes beverage.  More Info

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12/05/15:  Wylie Arts Festival / Parade / Tree Lighting  (10am-7pm)

FBC Wylie Event Center
200 N. Ballard Ave
Wylie, TX

Description:  Shop for fine art and handmade crafts; listen to the sounds of the season; and enjoy festive foods. Admission is free.

Festival of Lights Parade, Historic Downtown on Ballard – 5:30 pm
Tree Lighting, Olde City Park – 7:00 pm.  

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12/05/15:  The Magic of Christmas

Family Life Building at Sent Church
3701 W Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75023

Description:  The new musical, The Magic of Christmas, is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

It’s the holiday season and Olivia isn’t feeling the Christmas spirit. Olivia’s friends take her on a journey through a Winter Wonderland to help her rediscover the Magic of Christmas.  $7 pp.  More Info

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12/06/15:  Holidays on Ice (Free) | Allen

Allen Event Center
200 E Stacy Road
Allen, TX 75002

Description:  Join the Allen Community Ice Rink as they celebrate Holidays on Ice featuring the Allen Academy of Skating and Allen Community Ice Rink Skaters.

Bring a non-perishable food item.

Admission is free!  More Info

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12/10/15:  Chestnut Square Historical Holiday Home Tour | Mckinney

Historic McKinney
315 S. Chestnut Square
McKinney, TX 75069

Description:  Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center. Saturday Tours begin at the Dixie Store.

Stroll our lovely grounds and tour the interior of 7 of our historic sites with a guided docent. Tours are suitable for school aged children and adults and can be modified to pique the interest of those in your group. Some of our most popular rooms include the upstairs of the Taylor Inn, where drummers/boarders would stay over night on business and the open fireplace in the Faires House kitchen. Tours are approximately 1 hour long and include a final stop at the Dixie Store featuring handmade crafts, local souvenirs and cold drinks.  More Info

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12/10/15:  Live Music | Mckinney

Zin Zen Wine Bistro
6841 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071

Description:  Live Music.  More info

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12/12/15:  Breakfast with Santa | Plano

Vines High School Cafeteria
1401 Highedge Drive
Plano, TX

Description:  All you can eat pancakes.

Cost: Adults is $5 Children under 12 is $4
50% Proceeds benefit Plano Food Pantry & God’s Food Pantry

Breakfast includes “all you can eat Hungry Jack Pancakes”
& 2 Sausage Patties & 1 Drink (Borden Milk or Juice or
or Coffee)

Alert!! Bring 2 can goods for Food Pantries and get $1 discount.  More Info

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12/13/15:  Live Music | Mckinney

Lone Star Wine Cellars
103 E Virginia St‎
McKinney, TX 75069

Description:  Everything is bigger in Texas, and at Lone Star Wine Cellars, we are BIG on great wine and BIG on customer service. Located just off the square of Historic Downtown McKinney, you will find Lone Star Wine Cellars inside the Old Ritz Theatre Building.  More Info

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Bookmark this page and come back next week for more Holiday events in North Texas to be posted for events from 12/13-12/31! 

Have knowledge of another great holiday event in Collin County or surrounding areas!  Please comment for all! 

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Amy S. Arey, Realtor | Your Neighborhood Expert | Halo Group Realty

http://www.Aarey.HaloAgent.com | http://www.MckinneyRealEstateInfo.com

AmyAreyRealtor@gmail.com

Rockwall has some exciting events going on in this up-and-coming lake-front community on Lake Ray Hubbard!  You may know where Rockwall gets it’s name…but if not, you will want to read the news post below on the Rock “Wall” of this lakeside city in DFW.   http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/07/17/the-rock-wall-of-rockwall-texas/

Looking down the lake from the Dam. Gorgeous...

There’s also news of new parks and additions to parks which will allow persons who are handicapped or have physical limitations to enjoy a day at the lake as well!  Phelps Lake Park in Rockwall and Yellowjacket Park now are encompassing the theme of a “barrier-free park” which will enable children and adults who are in wheelchairs to enjoy a day out. Having a child with such limitations myself, I can greatly appreciate what Rockwall is doing to make the lake more enjoyable for everyone.   http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/07/17/unique-rockwall-parks-built-to-accomodate-everyone/

Ready to explore more homes for Sale in Rockwall, or other Lake-Front Community?

Feel free to contact me, I’d love to show you some options!

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Amy S. Arey, Realtor, CNE | Halo Group Realty | 214.901.1341-Cell

AmyAreyRealtor@Gmail.com | http://www.Aarey.HaloAgent.com

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