Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas in Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas
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Bring the family downtown to take your annual Christmas photos in front of the historic courthouse and the big Christmas tree this weekend.
Home for the Holidays … A McKinney Christmas
Thanksgiving weekend marks the 37th year for this hometown Christmas celebration. Visit the 14-block area of McKinney’s 165-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food and entertainment.
Enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with neighbors and visitors from near and far. It’s an unforgettable experience and a great start to the holiday season.
What does it cost to go to McKinney Home for the Holidays?
Admission is free and open to the public.
Parking and Transportation for McKinney Home for the Holidays<
Be patient. Look for 12 public parking lots that surround the Historic Downtown McKinney Square.
McKinney Home for the Holidays Dates & Times
Friday, November 24 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
City of McKinney Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:15 p.m. on Friday on the old courthouse MPAC Lawn on the Kentucky Street side.
Saturday, November 25 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 26 – Noon – 5 p.m.
Weather forecast – No rain, sleet or hail. Sunny days, cool nights
Directions to McKinney, Texas, Home for the Holidays
From U.S. Highway 75 take Exit 40-A
Travel East on Louisiana Street approximately 1.2 miles
What to Expect at McKinney, Texas, Home for the Holidays
A fun, family-friendly event
Traditional live Christmas music
Food and festivities
Visits with Santa
Children’s arts and crafts
A unique shopping experience
A Ferris wheel and carousel
And much more
and don’t forget to meet friends for breakfast, lunch or dinner
Christmas Tree Lighting
On Friday, November 24, watch faces light up at 6:15 p.m. when the city lights a 34-foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree that will adorn the city’s square. The tree is funded by First United Bank, Texas Oncology and the contributions from families and businesses during the McKinney Christmas Tree – A Gift to the Community fund-raising campaign. The first 100 donors who contribute a minimum of $50 will receive a commemorative keepsake ornament.
The tree will serve as a beautiful backdrop for holiday photos and be a sight for the entire family to enjoy. Following the tree lighting, visitors can enjoy live entertainment by Emerald City Band.
Return to McKinney, Texas, for Home for the Holidays Nov. 24 to 26 at the historic downtown square.
Santa on the Square will begin Nov. 24 if you want to take the kids for Christmas photos.
Grab some coffee in the morning, shop, and enjoy the holiday spirit. Don’t forget to get your pies at The Pantry.
Santa photos – Credit Downtown McKinney #homefortheholidays
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Home for the Holidays … A McKinney Christmas is the best way to start your Christmas celebration. The weekend after Thanksgiving in Historic Downtown McKinney features non-stop family activities, entertainment, food galore, a chance to finish your Christmas shopping and much more.
Nov. 25-27 More info online at: http://mckinneytexas.org/677/Home-for-the-Holidays
McKinney Main Street and McKinney Performing Arts Center welcome newscomers and old friends to Historic Downtown this holiday season.
Dec. 19 – McKinney Repertory Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, McKinney Performing Arts Center
Dec. 20 – McKinney Repertory Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, McKinney Performing Arts Center 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Dec. 21– Erica Lane in concert, McKinney Performing Arts Center