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Christmas Tree lighting on Friday at Home for the Holidays … A McKinney Christmas

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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

Dancing
Children’s activities
Costumed characters

Visits with Santa
Children’s arts and crafts
Petting zoo

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.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

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Vote today for McKinney Main Street and MPAC in national competition; Historic Good Times in Downtown McKinney

Vote to secure grant funding to help maintain McKinney Performing Arts Center
McKinney’s Main Street program has been named a participant of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign.

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The public is encouraged to vote daily at voteyourmainstreet.org to help Main Street McKinney secure $150,000 in grant funding to “Polish Our Gem” and help maintain the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC).

MPAC is the only building nominated in Texas and the only courtroom-turned-theater in the running, making this a truly unique opportunity for McKinney.

The online voting portal, hosted by National Geographic Travel, is open through Oct. 31. You may vote up to five times each day.

Historic Good Times in Downtown McKinney
Main Street McKinney will host an open house event for the public on Oct. 6-7 called Historic Good Times in Downtown McKinney. Weekend activities include:

Friday, Oct. 6: A free concert with Maylee and the Mayor along with special guest Jon Christopher Davis. Maylee Thomas and Mayor George Fuller will rock the Courtroom Theater with lots of fun giveaways. Reservations requested.

Saturday, Oct. 7: Head downtown for the block party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy free entertainment, food and activities. There will be no street closures—all activities will occur on the MPAC lawn.

At 8 p.m., laugh along with Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, an all-improvised comedy show where every song is fresh, every scene is new and every night is different. Tickets are $15-25.

🙂 Encourage your best friends by challenging them to a friendly contest with you to see which of you can vote the most in the next five days! Your votes this week could make a difference in supporting McKinney’s hometown way of life – Brian Bearden

VOTE NOW at voteyourmainstreet.org to help Main Street McKinney secure $150,000 in grant funding to “Polish Our Gem” and help maintain the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC).

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