Make Your Holiday Season Memorable in McKinney!

McKinney is a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but the autumn months provide all sorts of fun events, activities, and places to explore. Whether visiting for a city festival or event or just making memories in the authentic, vibrant historic downtown, there’s no question that McKinney is the place to be this fall.

Dinosaurs Live! - Sept. 2, 2023-Feb. 19, 2024Santa with two children in downtown McKinney

Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and 10 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails. These moving, roaring dinos will delight the kids and make great photo ops for family Christmas cards! 

Also at The Heard, kids can explore the kid-sized pioneer village, Animals of the World exhibit, and hands-on activities both outdoors and inside the museum.

Other Great Experiences in McKinney

  • Downtown McKinney is home to more than a hundred locally-owned businesses including boutiques, specialty shops, wine rooms, and attractions like a vintage arcade, comedy club, and axe-throwing venue (opening later this spring). The square also boasts more than 20 eateries offering some of the best chef-driven menus and impressive craft cocktails in North Texas, many of which source ingredients from local and area food producers. 
  • History buffs have plenty of opportunities to learn about early settlers in North Texas.
  • Check out Adriatica Croatian Village where you can take in a concert at The Sanctuary and enjoy delicious cuisine at eateries including Zin Zen Wine Bistro, Pane Nostro Ristorante, Cavalli’s Pizza, and other eateries. It’s a favorite spot for photographers, too!
  • Explore new entertainment districts, Hub 121 and District 121 in McKinney's Craig Ranch. Here, you can partake in scrumptious cuisine at several exciting new restaurants, a wine room, live music, and open-air entertainment areas.

Plan your visit to McKinney this fall with this online trip planner!

If you need assistance in planning your visit to McKinney, please give our offices a call at 972-547-2058 or email us HERE