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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. 12 Wines of Christmas Scavenger Hunt

    December 6, 2019, 12:00 PM - December 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Find the hidden wines in 12 charming shops of Historic Downtown McKinney during the Home for the Holidays Festival.

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  3. Allen FFA Livestock Show

    December 8, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  4. 46th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

    December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Tour a collection of beautifully renovated, restored, and decorated homes and buildings.

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  5. Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at E.J. Wills Gastropub

    December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    Make your reservations today, as seating will fill up fast! We will offer our regular and special brunch menus and children (and adults!) can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at any point throughout your meal. Take as many photos as you want and enjoy gourmet grub in a pub and our festive holiday décor.

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  6. Chestnut Square Craft Bazaar

    December 8, 2019, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Near downtown McKinney in Chestnut Square Heritage Village

    Chestnut Square crafters are offering their wares in conjunction with the Holiday Tour of Homes. The bazaar is located in the Dulaney House at the corner of Chestnut and Anthony streets.

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  7. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 8, 2019, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  8. Wandernook Theatre Auditions - "You Can't Take It With You"

    December 8, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Hall Memorial Library - Conference Room

    Wandernook Theatre invites YOU to audition for the cast of our Spring 2020 production of "You Can't Take It With You"! Audition details, packet, sign up, and additional information can be found online at We look forward to seeing YOU on December 7th or 8th in McKinney!

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  9. Live @ Lone Star Tommy Williams

    December 8, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Multi talented vocalist and humorist. Tommy touches everyone with his beautiful voice and his versatility. Music with meaning. Perfect pairing with award winning Texas made wines!

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  10. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 8, 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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