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Events in Plano

Plano Texas is an active and lively community with many events of interest to our out of town guests and local community throughout the year. Ethnic festivals, arts and crafts fairs, exciting theatre, sporting events and much more are included in the calendar of events. Use the easy search box below to find out what is going on during your visit or plan your next trip to Plano around one of these great events. If you are interested in having an event listed on our calendar, you can Submit an Event here.

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November 2017
Nov 10, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

Photos with Santa at Willow Bend

The Shops at Willow Bend

This is one of the most magical times of the year for youngsters – time to sit with Santa and share their wish list. And for parents? It’s time to capture memories with photos of youngsters on Santa’s lap on the lower level Grand Court at the Ice Palace, a 30-foot globe complete with light snow falling, a light show and more! Each child will receive a cookie plate from Santa just for visiting. Visit with Santa Friday, Nov. 10 through…

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$20 - $33
Nov 10, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan

Gaylord Texan Resort

Families will marvel at dozens of lavish holiday displays including more than 2 million twinkling lights and larger-than-life decorations during Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas. Enjoy ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Scavenger Hunt, and other holiday events to get you in the spirit of the season! Lone Star Christmas runs from November 10th through January 1st and features other activities such as snow tubing and ice skating as well. ICE! is…

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Nov 18, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

Visit With Santa at Collin Creek

Collin Creek Mall

Visit Santa and take a photo with him daily during the holiday.  Santa will be located on the lower level by the Children's Play Area inside Collin Creek Mall.  Santa's hours will be: Saturday, Nov 18th beginning at 1:00 pm Monday through Saturday during the holidays 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday during the holidays noon to 6:00 pm Christmas Eve: Santa will be departing by 5:00 pm Santa will take breaks periodically during the day to feed his reindeer…

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$25
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

North Pole Express on the Grapevine Railroad

Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot

Experience the magic of Grapevine's North Pole Express!   ALL 2017 DEPARTURES SOLD OUT! Guests begin their journey as they board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Victorian rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas songs. Then, a magical moment! As the train draws closer to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes a special appearance to give each child a commemorative "We Believe"…

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$15 - $100
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Chamberlain Performing Arts presents The Nutcracker

Eisemann Center

Chamberlain Performing Arts will present the Nutcracker, November 24-26, 2017 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. The Nutcracker, performed by Chamberlain Performing Arts, is an exquisite and elegant production consisting of highly trained dancers with expressional and clean movement. You will be immediately immersed with this holiday classic as the story as is brought to life on the stage as young Clara celebrates the cheerful season with family and friends. Adventure awaits as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle the…

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$15
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

RED: The Red Riding Hood Musical

Art Centre Theatre

Creator Paul Boyd's brilliant adaptation of the timeless story returns to Art Centre Theatre! The original score, which ranges from rock and Broadway-style ballads to gypsy rhythms soars with the story of a troupe of traveling gypsies gathered around a campfire in a dark forest. As they hear wolves howling in the woods, they begin to tell the tale of one of their ancestors, a mysterious girl in a crimson-colored cape. Considered one of Boyd's best early works (having premiered…

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$15
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

Urban Music Showcase

Art Centre Theatre

Art Centre Theatre presents an Urban Music Showcase. These urban artists come together to bring you a night of music, positive vibes, and plenty of beer & wine for those over 21! A variety of rappers, vocalists, and poets from every walk of life come together for one night only. Special Guest MindMusix will be performing along with your hosts, Alexander & 1-UP, and an entire line up of surprise appearances. Join us for an existential evening about life and…

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$15 - $100
Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Chamberlain Performing Arts presents the Nutcracker

Eisemann Center

Mark your calendar for this holiday tradition!  Chamberlain Performing Arts will present the Nutcracker, November 24-26, 2017.  Tickets available at the Eisemann Center Box Office at 972-744-4650 or online. Performances are: November 24th at 7:00 pm November 25th at 2:00 pm November 26th at 2:00 pm Photo Credit Sharen Bradford courtesy of Chamberlain Performing Arts

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$15
Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

RED: The Red Riding Hood Musical

Art Centre Theatre

Creator Paul Boyd's brilliant adaptation of the timeless story returns to Art Centre Theatre! The original score, which ranges from rock and Broadway-style ballads to gypsy rhythms soars with the story of a troupe of traveling gypsies gathered around a campfire in a dark forest. As they hear wolves howling in the woods, they begin to tell the tale of one of their ancestors, a mysterious girl in a crimson-colored cape. Considered one of Boyd's best early works (having premiered…

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$18 - $23
Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

The Three Musketeers

Cox Building Playhouse

Theatre Britain presents The Three Musketeers, a traditional British panto.   A panto is a traditional fairy tale presented as a melodrama, complete with wacky characters, songs, corny jokes and oodles of audience participation.  Come cheer for the good guys, boo and hiss the bad guys and join in with the characters on stage.  Rated: G.  Runs Nov 25 - December 30 at the Cox Building Playhouse. The British love a good panto. In fact the nation has been mad on it ever since…

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