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!
- 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
- 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
- Weekly rotating art exhibits: The Cove Cooperative Venue/Gallery
Light/Tree & Holiday Displays
- Dec. 11: Annual Christmas Parade of Lights in Downtown McKinney
- Through Dec. 19: Trinity Falls Tour of Trees
- Throughout December: City of McKinney Holiday Lights Tour
- Throughout December: Downtown McKinney lights, carousel & musical events
- Dec. 4: A Taste of Christmas: Tinsel & Tamales
- Dec. 4: Breakfast with Santa at Citychurch Outreach, FREE
- Dec. 4: Holiday Celebration - Music & Food at TUPPS Brewery
- Dec. 5: Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at EJ Wills Gastropub
- Dec. 11: 12 Wines of Christmas Wine Walk
- Dec. 11: Franconia Crafts & Drafts Festival
Outdoor Events/Nature Activities
- Through Feb. 22 - Dinosaurs Live at The Heard Museum
- Dec. 18: Holidays at The Heard
- Dec. 18: Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour
- Dec. 18: NCAA Div. II Football Championship Game at MISD Stadium, 8 p.m.
- Dec. 9: Toys for Tots with WFAA on the downtown Square
- Dec. 11: Christmas in Adriatica and Toy Drive
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.