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McKinney Community Calendar

  1. Dinosaurs Live!

    December 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 17, 2020, 5:00 PM @ 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 14th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. 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 or wheelchairs).

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  2. 12 Wines of Christmas Scavenger Hunt

    December 6, 2019, 12:00 PM - December 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Find the hidden wines in 12 charming shops of Historic Downtown McKinney during the Home for the Holidays Festival.

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  3. Breakfast With Santa At the Sanctuary

    December 7, 2019, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ The Sanctuary

    Santa is here! Come have breakfast and get your picture taken with him! We will have a snow machine, balloon twister and donuts!

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  4. Chestnut Square Craft Bazaar

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Near downtown McKinney in Chestnut Square Heritage Village

    Chestnut Square crafters are offering their wares in conjunction with the Holiday Tour of Homes. The bazaar is located in the Dulaney House at the corner of Chestnut and Anthony streets.

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  5. Market at East End

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ East End Salvage

    A shopping event featuring European antiques, vintage goods, curiosities, silkscreens, oushak rugs, seasonal decorations, original artwork, and potted plants curated by a select group of specialty vendors.

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  6. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  7. Holiday Art Bazaar

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ TUPPS Brewery

    The McKinney Creative Community's annual Holiday Art Bazaar is a shopping event and party that will showcase the very best in handmade gifts, apparel, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more!

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  8. Christmas Card Envelope Addressing

    December 7, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ birds & words {a home boutique}

    join calligrapher mckenzie beiler for an afternoon in the studio! bring your own envelopes (we’ll provide the brush pen!) and learn 3 ways to beautifully address them. sign up with a friend and receive 10% off your ticket price! simply choose "group" in the admission dropdown menu for the discounted price per ticket

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  9. Wandernook Theatre Auditions - "You Can't Take It With You"

    December 7, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Hall Memorial Library - Conference Room

    Wandernook Theatre invites YOU to audition for the cast of our Spring 2020 production of "You Can't Take It With You"! Audition details, packet, sign up, and additional information can be found online at We look forward to seeing YOU on December 7th or 8th in McKinney!

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  10. The Art of Tablescape Workshop

    December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ birds & words {a home boutique}

    if you've ever wanted some tips and insight on how to stage the perfect dinner table, we would love to have you join us for the art of tablescape! we will have various tablescape workshops throughout the year before holidays and help you curate a creative centerpiece that reflects your unique style before the guests arrive! you'll receive basic tips and tricks in the art of tablescape, how to layer textures of table linens and create interest with height, color and unique place settings. you'll also get hands on experience in setting it up and take what you learn home to create a one of a kind table! tickets also include a $50 certificate to use in the store

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  11. 46th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

    December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Tour a collection of beautifully renovated, restored, and decorated homes and buildings.

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  12. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

    Join us for an enchanted evening of lights and Wonder! Wonder is a holiday light event at Gabe Nesbitt Park with family-friendly events and activities:

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  13. Christmastime Is Here - Free Family Band Concert

    December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McKinney North High school Auditorium

    The McKinney Community Band celebrates all things Christmas with its annual holiday concert for all ages. Featuring members of the McKinney North High School choir.

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  14. Live @ Lone Star Davis & Rose

    December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    What better way to spend a Saturday night than with your favorite Texas made wine and Texas music in beautiful downtown McKinney in the historic Ritz building?! We are pleased to host the talents of Davis & Rose, a duo that delivers entertainment with unparalleled acoustics and vocals.

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