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Dec 05

Santa Sightings in McKinney!

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 8:59 PM by Beth Shumate

santa-claus-vintage-christmas-wallpapers-1280x1024Has your family had a chance to visit with Santa yet this holiday season? Never fear! There is still plenty of time for the kids to get in a good word with the Big Guy and smile for a photo, too! If you have already visited with Santa, you may still want to see him and wave … you know, to remind him about you on Christmas Eve.

Below are some spots in McKinney where Santa can be spotted!

Santa on the Square (Thru Dec. 17)
Book appointments now for your kids' visit and photos with Santa in his downtown square tiny workshop Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 17. Proceeds benefit Volunteer McKinney.

Letters to Santa (Thru the next two weeks)
Kids can drop their Letters to Santa in the special vintage 1911 Post Office Exhibit at the Collin County History Museum (300 E. Virginia). 10 a.m .-4 p.m.

Santa's Helpers (Thursday, Dec. 7)
WFAA-8 is once again coming to McKinney's downtown square for Santa's Helpers. Drop off new, unwrapped toys for ages infant through teen at the Kentucky St. side of the McKinney Performing Arts Center (near the Christmas tree) and enjoy the festive atmosphere of community. 5-8:30 p.m

Breakfast with Santa at The Sanctuary (Saturday, Dec. 9)
Join the Love Life Foundation for a special Breakfast with Santa event with our friends at The Sanctuary Music & Events in Adriatica. Pick an angel from their Angel Tree to help needy children in Collin County this Holiday season. This event is free, and donations are always welcome and benefit the Love Life Foundation. 6633 Virginia Pkwy. 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Pet Photos with The Grinch (Saturday, Dec. 9)
Hollywood Feed store in McKinney is offering customers the opportunity to have their pet photographed with the Grinch from noon to 4 p.m. The store is located at 2851 Craig Drive, Suite 200D, in McKinney. Pictures are $15 each.


18th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights (Saturday, Dec. 9)
McKinney Rotary Club's annual parade will include beautifully decorated floats, McKinney
ISD drill teams and bands, antique fire trucks, and of course, Santa! (Make sure to wave so he can see you! ) 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the historic downtown square. The parade is a free, family-friendly event, which has become the focal point for the community during the holiday season.


Holidays at the Heard (Friday-Saturday, Dec. 15-16)
Kids can visit with Father Christmas and Mother Nature while exploring the festive lights and decor on the nature trails. Hot beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online.