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Dickens in Downtown Plano 2023

December 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

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Kick off the season with Dickens, a free annual event in the heart of the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District, on December 2, 2023, from 4 to 9 pm!

Bring the whole family for our annual celebration which includes photos with Santa, a snow slide, the Coffee and Cocoa Walk, the Children’s Entrepreneur Market, and a traditional tree lighting with the Plano mayor and city VIPs. The downtown businesses will stay open late so guests can enjoy food and shopping.

The event is located in Haggard Park, McCall Plaza and on a limited section of 15th Street in Downtown Plano. Free parking is available at the Plano Municipal Center (1520 K Avenue) and public lots off 14th Street.

Dickens features:

• Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
• The tree lighting at 7pm
• A snow slide
• Ice carving demos
• Cookies with Buddy the Elf and H-E-B
• Holiday photo ops
• Shopping, food and drink vendors
• Performers from local community groups
• Live music in McCall Plaza
• Carolers
• The Coffee and Cocoa Walk
• The Children’s Entrepreneur Market
• Kids’ craft table
• Tethered hot air balloon basket photo ops

McCall Plaza Stage:
Dallas Community Ukulele Band from 4-4:45pm
Danni & Kris from 5-5:45pm
Frisco Jazz Band from 6-6:45pm
Jessica Maeve from 7:15-9:00pm

Community Stage (at 15th and K Ave):
The Contemporary Chorale from 4-4:20pm
PSHS Chamber Singers from 4:30-4:50pm
North Texas Performing Arts from 5-5:20pm
Outcry Theatre from 5:30-5:50pm
Fenton Dance from 6-6:20pm
Williams High School Total Harmony 6:30-6:50pm
Shine from 7:30-7:50pm
Plano Metropolitan Ballet from 8:00-8:20pm

Saigling Stage at ArtCentre of Plano:
New Hope Christian Fellowship from 4-4:45pm
Collin College Guitar Ensemble from 5-5:45pm
Legacy of Harmony from 6-6:45pm
The Salvation Army from 7:30-8:15pm

Businesses participating in the Coffee and Cocoa Walk sponsored by 1418 Coffee:
(pick up your tasting cards at the 1418 booth near the DART tracks on 15th Street – while supplies last!):
Better Than Sex – A Dessert Restaurant
Coco Beach
Interurban Railway Museum
JeTT Pets
Liquid Courage
North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library
Plano Shopping Co-op
Rail Station Studios
The Feathered Nest
The Whale Tea

1021 E. 15th St.
Plano, TX 75074 United States
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