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  1. Dinosaurs Live! at The Heard

    September 2, 2017 - February 20, 2018 @ 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 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! 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).

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  2. Nativity Collection Exhibit

    December 1, 2017, 12:00 PM - December 31, 2017 @ Mitas Hill Vineyard and Event Center

    A large, private collection of nativity sets will be on display at Mitas Hill Vineyard and Event Center, open to the public and free of charge.

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  3. Santa on the Square

    December 4, 2017 - December 17, 2017 @ Southeast corner of the McKinney Performing Arts Center lawn

    Santa is back on McKinney's historic downtown square again this year, and visiting with kiddos in his tiny workshop on the MPAC lawn. Book appointments on the Santa on the Square website. (Dogs are welcome to have photos taken, too!) Proceeds benefit Volunteer McKinney. Through Dec. 17.

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  4. Holiday Tea and Conversation (MHS Honor Choir)

    December 12, 2017, 2:00 PM - December 13, 2017, 4:30 PM

    Join us at the Heard-Craig Mansion for a Holiday Tea and Conversation. This special event includes a program, tea and lunch, and a tour of the Historic Heard-Craig Mansion decorated in Christmas Decorations from the past and the present. The McKinney High School Honor Choir brings their beautiful voices to the Carriage House for a program of music. Under the direction of Ms. Cindy Johnson, the choir performs favorites for the season. Following the program, guests enjoy tea sandwiches, multiple desserts, and hot cinnamon orange tea.

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  5. Wendy's Christmas Party benefiting the Wendy Pollard Charitable Foundation

    December 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Piazza on the Green

    Please join us for a fundraising dinner benefitting the newly established Wendy Pollard Charitable Foundation. Highlights of the evening include a sit down dinner, a live auction followed by a concert.

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  6. Holidays at the Heard

    December 15, 2017 - December 16, 2017 @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Hundreds of families will bundle up and experience the most unique holiday event in North Texas-one that brings the beauty of the holiday season into nature. Guests will see lights and holiday décor along a half-mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard's role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary's natural beauty. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to have a photo taken with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in s a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase. Family-friendly entertainment will complement the holiday atmosphere. Local musicians will delight audiences with live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater.

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  7. Third Monday Trade Days

    December 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - December 17, 2017, 5:00 PM

    One of the largest flea markets in North Texas, it features more than 450 vendors. It is held the weekend before the third Monday of each month. Parking $5 on Saturdays and Sundays before 3 pm Admission free. Hours are Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri.–Sun.

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  8. Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch LIVE DVD Concert Event

    December 15, 2017, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ The Sanctuary Music & Events

    The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch with special guest Elmont on Friday December 15th at 8pm (doors open at 7) at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. This show will be FILMED for a LIVE DVD, come out and show your support and be part of the crowd! VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $150 per table. Downstairs Seats (First come, First Served) are $25. General Admission (Standing Room Only on the main floor and balcony) Tickets are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Sterling Events & Catering.

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  9. Princeton FFA Livestock Show

    December 16, 2017, 6:30 AM - December 17, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  10. Christmas from the Sanctuary Holiday Concert

    December 21, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Sanctuary Music & Events

    Join us for "Christmas from the Sanctuary" a special family friendly concert event featuring an Evening of Christmas Spirit on Thursday December 21st at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. Doors open at 6:30pm, Music begins at 7:00pm The concert features Maylee Thomas-fuller, Andy Timmons, George Fuller, & Gerry Fisher performing songs from Maylee and Andy's Christmas album "Here Comes the Son" We'll also have with a host of other guests and students from The Guitar Sanctuary family. Standard Seating is FREE, but is limited, so please get your ticket in advance. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Love Life Foundation, and any donations are welcome

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  11. Yoga, Craft Beer and Kombucha

    December 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ TUPPS Brewery, located behind the old historic Cotton Mill

    Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at the brewery each month. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap.

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  12. McKinney FFA Livestock Show

    December 29, 2017, 6:30 AM - December 30, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Show Barn

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