Thanks to its wealth of recreation, arts and culture, and entertainment, Frisco is an enjoyable place to live all year-round. During the holiday season, however, there is even more to look forward to in this vibrant North Texas community.
From the end of November to the beginning of January, you can find numerous winter activities and holiday-themed events to entertain you and your family while living in Frisco, TX. Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly events, black-tie affairs, or heartwarming fun, here are some of the top holiday events in Frisco to keep on your radar:
1. The Christmas Spectacular at The Star
From Nov. 22 through Dec. 21, the Dallas Cowboys are hosting the third annual Christmas at The Star starting at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday on Tostitos Championship Plaza. Admission and parking are free for this event, which includes a lighting of The Star’s 67-foot tree and a holiday performance showcasing the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Rookie Squad, and Dallas Cowboys Drumline. The spectacular also gives you a chance for photos with Santa Claus.
2. Merry Main Street
At Merry Main Street, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7, enjoy carriage rides, shopping at the Holiday Market, music, local vendors, and other holiday activities. Your kids can reserve a time to shop at the special Kid’s Holiday Store, where they can pick out presents for moms, dads, or other loved ones with the help of Santa’s elves. This holiday event also features food, drinks, and the lighting of the official City Tree at 6 p.m.
3. Hope for the Holidays Masquerade
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated – and philanthropic – way to celebrate the holidays, sign up for the Hope for the Holidays Masquerade, Melody of Hope’s sixth annual gala presented by VarioHealth on Dec. 7. Formal attire is required and masks are recommended for this fundraising event, which includes a toy drive for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County. You also will be treated to a gourmet dinner, live music, and dancing during the evening.
4. Stonebriar Christmas Carnival
The Christmas Carnival, hosted by Cristie and Laura Merritt, takes place Dec. 14 at the Stonebriar Country Club. The cost for admission is $50 per family and all proceed go toward International Esperanza Project’s School Impact Program.
5. Holiday Extravaganza at Texas Health Hospital Frisco
Texas Health Hospital Frisco is celebrating its grand opening with a free Holiday Extravaganza on Dec. 14. The event includes a snow-covered hill and slide, cooking demonstrations from local Frisco chefs, a teddy bear adoption center, and photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and other holiday characters. You can also join in on free health screenings and CPR demonstrations, or take a behind-the-scenes tour through different areas of the hospital.
6. Christmas in the Square
Celebrate the holidays with Christmas in the Square, the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. The nightly show – which runs from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31 in Frisco Square – is free and open to the public, thanks to the Frisco Square Property Owners Association in partnership with the City of Frisco. Visitors can tune into the radio in their vehicle or listen to the music through the speakers as they stroll through the square. Other special activities held in conjunction with the festival include a Christmas Tree Maze and Skate the Square.
7. The Frisco Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Experience the magic of the holidays come to life through the music and dance of one of the most internationally renowned ballets. The Frisco Ballet will be presenting “The Nutcracker” at 3 and 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Lebanon Trail High School. Advance tickets are available for $19, $32, and $45. The premium package gets you not only early access to pick the best seats in the house but also a Nutcracker T-shirt and cookie and drink voucher.
8. Holidays at the Heard
If you don’t mind a short drive to McKinney, Holidays at the Heard is a unique North Texas event that synthesizes the beauty of nature with the holiday season. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, you can walk along the half-mile Heard Nature Trail, adorned with lights and holiday décor designed to augment the sanctuary’s natural beauty. You can also have your photo taken with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also look into other winter getaways near Dallas and Fort Worth.
9. Photos with Santa
There are occasionally opportunities to get photos of your kids – or pets – with Santa at various festivals and events throughout the holiday season, but you can never go wrong heading to Stonebriar Centre. You can skip the lines by making a reservation ahead of time, but it’s not required. Your dogs and cats are welcome on set for photos with Santa every Monday through Dec. 16 from 5 p.m. to close.
10. The Frisco Bowl
If you like idea of mixing sporting events with other holiday festivities, the 2019 Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl is for you. An annual college bowl game played at Toyota Stadium, the Frisco Bowl will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, which gives you time for tailgating or Happy Hour before the big game. The teams participating in the Frisco Bowl will be announced Dec. 8.
Home for the Holidays in Frisco
The holidays give you a unique opportunity to experience your hometown in an extraordinary and often magical way, thanks to the plethora of activities, events, and festivals held throughout the season. However, there are interesting and entertaining things to do in Frisco, TX, all year round, which, combined with Frisco’s attractive neighborhoods and ample public amenities, make the city an attractive place to live. Whether you are looking for a new place to call home for the holidays or upgrading to a new house, our team at Cambridge Homes can introduce you to a variety of communities, floorplans, and design concepts that will give you something to look forward to in the coming year.