December is so chockful of fun and festive events, you're sure to find plenty of activities for your family and friends to enjoy! Below are links to a myriad of events, classes, and other activities, broken down by category, to help you make your plans!

Dicken's A Christmas Carol - MRTMusic/Performing Arts

  • Dec. 3: 4th Annual All-Star Concert with the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Dec. 4: Holiday Harmonies Free Christmas Concert with the McKinney Community Band
  • Dec. 4: A Whole Lot of Christmas Live with Ready Betty
  • Dec. 9: McKinney Made streaming music event
  • Dec. 10-11: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  • Dec. 11: The Nutcracker with the Texas Youth Ballet
  • Dec. 12: Andy Timmons Band in Concert
  • Dec. 16: Christmas from The Sanctuary
  • Dec. 18: Michael Manzoni's BIG Christmas Variety Show Benefiting Hugs Cafe
  • Dec. 31: New Year's Eve with the Maylee Thomas Band at The Sanctuary

santa gift making class at Jump Into ArtArt Exhibits/DIY/Classes

  • Dec. 11: Artistan Gift Market at the Heard-Craig House
  • Dec. 11: Holidays in the Kitchen, you'll make a gingerbread house at Old Settler's Recreation Center
  • Dec. 18: Holiday Boogie, a free library event where you'll listen to 1940s radio broadcasts and make your own retro holiday cards and ornaments at the Roy & Helen Hall Library.
  • Dec. 21-23: Prairie Adventure Camp - Holiday Style where kids make their own gifts, wrapping paper, and cookies at Chestnut Square 
  • Through Dec. 31: Pets, People, and Places Exhibit at The Martin Place
  • Art/DIY Classes at Jump Into Art: For kids and adults 
  • Holiday Painting Nights: Painting with a Twist
  • Arts & DIY Classes like holiday candle making, Zentangle, and cocktail creation: MillHouse McKinney
  • Art Classes (Painting/Jewelry/Other Projects/Class Gift Certificates): The LAST Art Gallery
  • Parade of lights floatWeekly rotating art exhibits: The Cove Cooperative Venue/Gallery

Light/Tree & Holiday Displays

Food Events

Outdoor Events/Nature Activities

  • Through Feb. 22 - Dinosaurs Live at The Heard Museum
  • Dec. 18: Holidays at The Heard
  • Holidays at The HeardDec. 18: Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour
  • Dec. 18: NCAA Div. II Football Championship Game at MISD Stadium, 8 p.m.

Charity Events

More places to look for events!

  • New events are continuously being added to our Visit McKinney website calendar, so we encourage you to check HERE to peruse all the events we have listed. 
  • Also, the City of McKinney events calendar often lists additional events including all McKinney Performing Arts Center shows and some winter break camps that the city's Parks & Recreation Department is hosting. Click HERE to visit that page.