The city is bursting at the seams with Christmas cheer and an endless selection of merry things to do. You’ll definitely need to pull up your calendar to plan your yuletide event schedule. The holiday spirit is alive and well in Plano, Texas! Add these seasonal favorites to your list:
Friday, November 30, 5-9:30 p.m.
Dickens 2018 is the ideal kickoff event. Feel like a kid again on the snow tubing slides and be dazzled by the ice sculptor competition. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, and don’t miss the Haggard Park tree lighting at 7 p.m. with Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. Fill your senses with the live performances from two stages. For the first time, Dickens includes a S’more Station! Enjoy a variety of other food vendors, booths and downtown's festive shops and restaurants. Free! See more details and map.
Saturday, December 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
Men of Note Chorus presents "Deck the Halls," the acapella group’s annual holiday concert at the Courtyard Theater. Under Director Terry Chapman, they sing favorite Christmas classics along with popular holiday music. It’s a family-friendly event showcasing various quartets and ensembles. Tickets are $15.
Saturday, December 8, 3-8 p.m.
Heritage Farmstead Museum's Lantern Light 2018 presents "A Victorian Holiday" with a Magic Lantern Show, Snow Mountain sledding, wagon rides, historic demonstrations, storytelling, scrumptious treats, children's crafts and a visit with Santa Claus. Throw in carolers and school choirs and it’s a party. Tour the holiday décor in the Farrell Wilson House. Admission is $5 per person; $6 at the door. There is a fee for the rides. Register online or call 972-881-0140. Map.
December 15 and 16, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively
“Scrooge” – The Courtyard Theater welcomes the North Texas Performing Arts Repertory as they present the beloved holiday classic. Ebeneezer Scrooge spent all his life making money and allowing his loved ones to slip through his hands. On Christmas Eve 1843, he is given a chance to redeem himself. Tickets are $18 to $25.
Sunday, December 16, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Plano Symphony's "Home for the Holidays" concert at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway. Conductor Hector Guzman leads this grand tradition featuring the Plano Civic Chorus led by Director Ralph Stannard and The Vocal Majority led by Greg Clancy. Over 300 musicians dazzle you with holiday classics and the popular audience sing-along.
There are many Christmas-spirited events happening in our fair city; check VisitPlano’s “It’s All Here for the Holidays 2018 Event Guide” for more merry community activities.