Downtown McKinney December highlights

Historic Downtown McKinney Holiday Events
Historic Downtown Hoilday EventsCandlelight Shopping
Every Saturday in December, participating retailers in historic downtown will be open until 8 p.m.

Second Saturdays – December
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of art, music, food and spirits every second Saturday in Downtown McKinney. Guests can explore local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste some of the area’s best eateries. Many places in Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information click here or call 972-547-2660.


Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel Ballet
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
This ballet prequel by Texas Youth Ballet begins on Christmas Eve with a bedtime story told to Marie. The story is a must-see for the holiday season. For ticket information click here or call 214-544-4630.

Romance of Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 14 at 8:00 p.m.
This magical holiday experience features Nashville recording artist Erica Lane, with special guest vocalist Dustin Keele, along with their band and a surprise visitor from the North Pole.Fall in love all over again while Erica Lane warms your heart with her smooth vocals and energetic Christmas tunes – plus enjoy a beautiful multi-media presentation and lights. The Romance of Christmas is perfect for a date night or an event with the entire family! For ticket information click here or call 214-544-4630.

‘Comfort & Joy’ Turtle Creek Chorale
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Join the men of the Turtle Creek Chorale as they share this cherished holiday favorite with you. For ticket information click here or call 214-544-4630.

NYE Celebration
Monday, Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with McKinney Performing Arts Center! MPAC is hosting a blowout bash of historic proportions featuring casino games, dancing and a champagne toast. Guests will groove to the beats of DJ Mark Brown and enjoy refreshments in the courthouse’s old vault retrofitted as a lounge area. Its Las Vegas style entertainment with casino games including Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and Texas Hold’Em. Trumpet in the New Year with noisemakers, party favors and a champagne toast as we countdown to midnight. Tickets for McKinney NYE 2013 are $75 each and include casino chips, drink tickets, party favors and refreshments. Tickets are limited. For ticket information click here or call 214-544-4630.

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Music on the Square: Spoons Cafe

Spoons Cafe serves up a popular breakfast and lunch break
 for many shopping on the downtown square in historic McKinney.
Performers such as Katie make music an important part of Spoons’ legacy.
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Spoons cafe is housed in a converted 1920’s building at 100 E. Louisiana Street
 that was originally  the Texas Power and Light company.
 Fun, hip and casual – the cafe
 is designed with an open kitchen that allows you
 to watch their cooking crew create tasty dishes.

(Spoons Cafe photos).
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Alex jamming
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Dylan performing “Landslide” by Stevie Nix
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Eric, Bruce and Zak
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Matt Nix
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Eric, Bruce and Eric
(Spoons Cafe photos).

(Spoons Cafe photos).

Kassy
(Spoons Cafe photos).

The Poor Kings
(Spoons Cafe photos).

Sammy Kershaw Band with Karen Klassen

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McKinney welcomes home American Idol Hollie Cavanagh

American Idol Hollie Cavanagh receives a warm welcome home.
Photo by McKinney Texas Convention  and Visitors Bureau: Beth Shumate.
Photo by McKinney Texas Convention  and Visitors Bureau: Beth Shumate.

Hollie Cavanagh on American Idol in back of judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler

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Parade for Hollie on Saturday in McKinney

Hollie Cavanagh is going to be talking to 97.5 KLAK tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. before the parade. Listen in! And don’t forget to join us for the parade and concert starting at 10 in Historic Downtown!


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Fine dining: Ruggeri’s warms up downtown McKinney

Find out what happened when the mayor, sheriff and two judges tried out the new Italian restaurant on the downtown McKinney Square. Read J.B.’s account at http://www.northtexasreporter.com

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