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  1. Dinosaurs Live!

    December 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 17, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 14th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly (it is not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs).

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  2. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  3. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  4. Holidays at the Heard

    December 14, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience the most unique family-friendly holiday event in North Texas. Holidays at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring the beauty of the holiday season into nature.

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  5. Live @ Lone Star Steve Douthit

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    We welcome Steve and his lovely wife Teresa as they bring their soulful country covers as well as originals. Steve has earned several prestigious awards for his songwriting talents. He delivers extreme talent on the guitar and vocals. Great place to grab a gift certificate for that extra special Christmas gift too!

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  6. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  7. Live @ Lone Star Jeff & Culie Cater "Just Us"

    December 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    It's warm inside and we have your favorite premium Texas made wine and entertainment. "Just Us" delivers soft jazz and easy listening music. They are crowd pleasing and entertaining, this duo perfects a wine filled Sunday with the best in entertainment as well!

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  8. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  9. Open Mic Night at E.J. Wills Gastropub

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    Host Eric Erickson sets up all the sound and equipment... just bring yourself and your talent. No pre-registration necessary. All ages and experiences welcome. Sing, play, tell jokes, or read poems. The mic is yours!

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  10. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 19, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  11. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  12. Christmas from the Sanctuary Holiday Concert

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Sanctuary Music & Events Center

    Join us for "Christmas from the Sanctuary" a special family friendly concert event featuring an Evening of Christmas Spirit on Thursday December 19th at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center.

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  13. Live @ Lone Star Tim Phillips

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    We've caught him playing with Will & Crystal Yates and decided he needs his own night for a solo! True Americana music, with a great mix of 70's and 80's Pop, a little Country, with an occasional Original thrown in for good measure. Let's give him a Lone Star welcome for your Thirsty Thursday as you relax with your favorite RRR wine.

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  14. Nature Story Time

    December 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Watch the museum website for information about stories to be offered.

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  15. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  16. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  17. Live @ Lone Star Byron Haynie

    December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Beth Shumate

    DFW premier, professional Country, Americana, acoustic vocalist. Playlists include, oldie and Southern Rock. Your choice favorite wine included with the Live Music! Ask about our monthly Legend Special!

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  18. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  19. Third Saturday Nature Talks

    December 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Check Heard website for monthly topic.

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  20. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  21. McKinney's Christmas Mosaix Concert

    December 21, 2019, 7:30 PM @ McKinney High School's Sperry Performing Arts Center

    Join us this season to help youth aging out of foster care. A very special night, Christmas Mosaix will feature the incredible and diverse musical talent of McKinney including Maylee Thomas, Andy Timmons, Erica Simmons, Will and Crystal Yates, Texas Mosaix and Texas Honor Choir Eddins Elementary. Benefiting Direction 61:3.

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  22. Live @ Lone Star Red Watterson & a Good Excuse

    December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    They had so much fun the first time they performed for us, we had to have them back! Red and a Good Excuse bring a variety of cool jazz and blues and your classic rock to your Saturday evening. Grab your favorite bottle of RRR wine and ask about the Monthly Legend special as you listen to great music and double check that shopping list!

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  23. Live @ Lone Star Steve Rose

    December 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    The Human Jukebox has returned to entertain your Sunday afternoon, with your favorites and ours! Sip a tasty glass of Texas Made wine and enjoy classic good tunes!

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  24. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  25. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  26. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  27. Open Mic Night at E.J. Wills Gastropub

    December 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    Host Eric Erickson sets up all the sound and equipment... just bring yourself and your talent. No pre-registration necessary. All ages and experiences welcome. Sing, play, tell jokes, or read poems. The mic is yours!

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  28. Live @ Lone Star Tommy Williams

    December 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Multi talented vocalist and humorist, a long time regular here at Lone Star. Tommy touches everyone with his beautiful voice and his versatility. Music with meaning and inspiration. Relax during the holiday season with a glass of premium Texas made wine and a veteran in the music industry.

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  29. Free Bhakti Retreat

    December 27, 2019, 6:00 AM - December 31, 2019, 10:00 PM @ 1450 North Watters Road

    Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas is excited to launch the much awaited JKYog Bhakti Retreat from Dec 27 - 31, 2019. 

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  30. Nature Story Time

    December 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Watch the museum website for information about stories to be offered.

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  31. Live @ Lone Star Mike Allyn

    December 27, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Friday nights mean wine and music in our little winery! A long time regular, the versatile and multi talented vocalist and guitarist, Mike Allyn will keep you requesting more! He brings an extensive playlist that covers all the classic favorites! Grab a bottle and settle in for an evening sure to please!

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  32. McKinney FFA Livestock Show

    December 28, 2019, 7:00 AM - December 29, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  33. Live @ Lone Star Matt Bell

    December 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Matt brings his solo act tonight to Lone Star with a touch of jazz, folk and fun. His unique style and vocals will leave you wanting more. Grab a table and your favorite bottle of Texas wine and Ask about our Legend special!

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  34. Live @ Lone Star Rob Wechsler

    December 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Rob Wechsler is a violinist extraordinaire virtuoso, he is a one man show of full blown entertainment! Be prepared to be awed by his talents. It's a great day for a bottle of the Monthly Legend Special and an afternoon of exceptional musicality!

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  35. Happy New Years Party!

    December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    A little celebration to ring in 2020 with all your friends at Lone Star! A complimentary toast will be provided at midnight to celebrate the arrival of the New Year! As a special treat we have everyone’s favorite duo, Ken & Cathy to provide the music for this special evening! So grab your friends and significant others and join us at Lone Star in the heart of historic McKinney! Good music and Texas made wine for this momentous occasion! Doors open at 5:00 pm and music begins at 8:00 pm.

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