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  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 https://www.wandernook.com/wandernookauditions. 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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  15. Allen FFA Livestock Show

    December 8, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  16. 46th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

    December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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  17. Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at E.J. Wills Gastropub

    December 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    Make your reservations today, as seating will fill up fast! We will offer our regular and special brunch menus and children (and adults!) can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at any point throughout your meal. Take as many photos as you want and enjoy gourmet grub in a pub and our festive holiday décor.

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  18. Chestnut Square Craft Bazaar

    December 8, 2019, 11:00 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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  19. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 8, 2019, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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

    December 8, 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 https://www.wandernook.com/wandernookauditions. We look forward to seeing YOU on December 7th or 8th in McKinney!

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  21. Live @ Lone Star Tommy Williams

    December 8, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Multi talented vocalist and humorist. Tommy touches everyone with his beautiful voice and his versatility. Music with meaning. Perfect pairing with award winning Texas made wines!

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  22. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 8, 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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  23. Christmas Tea at the Heard-Craig Center

    December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

    Come for lunch, come for tea, and hear beautiful music by the McKinney High School Honor Acapella choir.

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  24. Naturalist Talk: Fire Ecology & Prairie Restoration

    December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum

    Fire! The word triggers fear of loss. But fire can also be a source of restoration. In fact, fire is an essential contributor to the renewal and vitality of many of natural ecological systems, including prairies.

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  25. Open Mic Night at E.J. Wills Gastropub

    December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    Host Eric Erickson sets up all the sound and equipment... just bring yourself and your talent. No pre-registration necessary. All ages and experiences welcome. Sing, play, tell jokes, or read poems. The mic is yours!

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  26. Christmas Tea at the Heard-Craig Center

    December 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

    Come for lunch, come for tea, and hear beautiful music by the McKinney High School Honor Acapella choir.

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  27. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 12, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  28. Live @ Lone Star Eric Erickson

    December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    A long time regular here at Lone Star. Eric rocks your Thursday evening and packs the house for wine pick up with his class good tunes! Your favorites and ours! Best wine downtown and the place to be!

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  29. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 12, 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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  30. Nature Story Time

    December 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Watch the museum website for information about stories to be offered.

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  31. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 13, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  32. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 13, 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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  33. Holidays at the Heard

    December 13, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience the most unique family-friendly holiday event in North Texas. Holidays at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring the beauty of the holiday season into nature.

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  34. Live @ Lone Star Whiskey Holler

    December 13, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Kentucky bluegrass and folk, these two are double fun and talented! Becoming regulars around McKinney, catch them while you can! Great Wine and Great music!

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  35. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  36. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 14, 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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  37. Holidays at the Heard

    December 14, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience the most unique family-friendly holiday event in North Texas. Holidays at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring the beauty of the holiday season into nature.

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  38. Live @ Lone Star Steve Douthit

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    We welcome Steve and his lovely wife Teresa as they bring their soulful country covers as well as originals. Steve has earned several prestigious awards for his songwriting talents. He delivers extreme talent on the guitar and vocals. Great place to grab a gift certificate for that extra special Christmas gift too!

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  39. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  40. Live @ Lone Star Jeff & Culie Cater "Just Us"

    December 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    It's warm inside and we have your favorite premium Texas made wine and entertainment. "Just Us" delivers soft jazz and easy listening music. They are crowd pleasing and entertaining, this duo perfects a wine filled Sunday with the best in entertainment as well!

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  41. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 15, 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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  42. Open Mic Night at E.J. Wills Gastropub

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    Host Eric Erickson sets up all the sound and equipment... just bring yourself and your talent. No pre-registration necessary. All ages and experiences welcome. Sing, play, tell jokes, or read poems. The mic is yours!

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  43. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 19, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  44. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 19, 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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  45. Christmas from the Sanctuary Holiday Concert

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Sanctuary Music & Events Center

    Join us for "Christmas from the Sanctuary" a special family friendly concert event featuring an Evening of Christmas Spirit on Thursday December 19th at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center.

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  46. Live @ Lone Star Tim Phillips

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    We've caught him playing with Will & Crystal Yates and decided he needs his own night for a solo! True Americana music, with a great mix of 70's and 80's Pop, a little Country, with an occasional Original thrown in for good measure. Let's give him a Lone Star welcome for your Thirsty Thursday as you relax with your favorite RRR wine.

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  47. Nature Story Time

    December 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Watch the museum website for information about stories to be offered.

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  48. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  49. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 20, 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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  50. Live @ Lone Star Byron Haynie

    December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Beth Shumate

    DFW premier, professional Country, Americana, acoustic vocalist. Playlists include, oldie and Southern Rock. Your choice favorite wine included with the Live Music! Ask about our monthly Legend Special!

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  51. Volunteer McKinney's Santa on the Square

    December 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Get your picture taken with Santa in his Tiny House!

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  52. Third Saturday Nature Talks

    December 21, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Check Heard website for monthly topic.

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  53. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 21, 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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  54. Live @ Lone Star Red Watterson & a Good Excuse

    December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    They had so much fun the first time they performed for us, we had to have them back! Red and a Good Excuse bring a variety of cool jazz and blues and your classic rock to your Saturday evening. Grab your favorite bottle of RRR wine and ask about the Monthly Legend special as you listen to great music and double check that shopping list!

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  55. Live @ Lone Star Steve Rose

    December 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    The Human Jukebox has returned to entertain your Sunday afternoon, with your favorites and ours! Sip a tasty glass of Texas Made wine and enjoy classic good tunes!

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  56. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 22, 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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  57. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 23, 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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  58. Wonder - A Winter Walk of Lights

    December 24, 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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  59. Open Mic Night at E.J. Wills Gastropub

    December 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ E.J. Wills Gastropub

    Host Eric Erickson sets up all the sound and equipment... just bring yourself and your talent. No pre-registration necessary. All ages and experiences welcome. Sing, play, tell jokes, or read poems. The mic is yours!

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  60. Live @ Lone Star Tommy Williams

    December 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Multi talented vocalist and humorist, a long time regular here at Lone Star. Tommy touches everyone with his beautiful voice and his versatility. Music with meaning and inspiration. Relax during the holiday season with a glass of premium Texas made wine and a veteran in the music industry.

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  61. Free Bhakti Retreat

    December 27, 2019, 6:00 AM - December 31, 2019, 10:00 PM @ 1450 North Watters Road

    Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas is excited to launch the much awaited JKYog Bhakti Retreat from Dec 27 - 31, 2019. 

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  62. Nature Story Time

    December 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature Story Times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. These programs should last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Watch the museum website for information about stories to be offered.

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  63. Live @ Lone Star Mike Allyn

    December 27, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Friday nights mean wine and music in our little winery! A long time regular, the versatile and multi talented vocalist and guitarist, Mike Allyn will keep you requesting more! He brings an extensive playlist that covers all the classic favorites! Grab a bottle and settle in for an evening sure to please!

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  64. McKinney FFA Livestock Show

    December 28, 2019, 7:00 AM - December 29, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Show Barn at Myers Park

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  65. Live @ Lone Star Matt Bell

    December 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Matt brings his solo act tonight to Lone Star with a touch of jazz, folk and fun. His unique style and vocals will leave you wanting more. Grab a table and your favorite bottle of Texas wine and Ask about our Legend special!

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  66. Live @ Lone Star Rob Wechsler

    December 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    Rob Wechsler is a violinist extraordinaire virtuoso, he is a one man show of full blown entertainment! Be prepared to be awed by his talents. It's a great day for a bottle of the Monthly Legend Special and an afternoon of exceptional musicality!

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  67. Happy New Years Party!

    December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM @ Lone Star Wine Cellars

    A little celebration to ring in 2020 with all your friends at Lone Star! A complimentary toast will be provided at midnight to celebrate the arrival of the New Year! As a special treat we have everyone’s favorite duo, Ken & Cathy to provide the music for this special evening! So grab your friends and significant others and join us at Lone Star in the heart of historic McKinney! Good music and Texas made wine for this momentous occasion! Doors open at 5:00 pm and music begins at 8:00 pm.

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