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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 2018

Nov 9, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018

Visit Santa In The Ice Palace

The Shops at Willow Bend

On Friday, Nov. 9 Santa Claus arrived at the Ice Palace located near Macy’s. Inspired by the magic of winter, the Ice Palace features a 30-foot globe encircled with a series of majestic arches and smaller globes that appear to be carved from ice. Visitors will be immersed with magical vignettes of polar animal footage and, upon entering the largest dome, see and feel falling snow and a captivating video and light show. Before leaving the Ice Palace, visitors will…

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December 2018

$18 – $55
Dec 8, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018

The Gift of Christmas featuring The Living Nativity

Prestonwood Baptist Church

The Music & Worship Ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church is pleased to announce that tickets for The Gift of Christmas featuring the Living Nativity are NOW available for purchase online at prestonwoodgoc.org ! You will not want to miss what has become a highlight of the Prestonwood Christmas season. Hurry and get your tickets before they sell out! The Gift of Christmas is a Prestonwood tradition and one of the highlights of the Christmas season, with thousands of guests attending…

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$12 – $18
Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk: Winter Onesie-land

Downtown Plano Arts District

Don't miss the final Wine Walk of 2018!  The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk is the perfect way to unwind in Plano’s favorite historic neighborhood. Get an early start to the weekend by sipping selected wines at your favorite shops throughout the Downtown Plano Arts District while enjoying live music, curated art exhibits and shopping discounts just for Wine Walkers. The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December with a…

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$15 – $32
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Fun on the Farm: Cookies With Santa

Heritage Farmstead Museum

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is visiting the Farmstead! Join us to hear a story, decorate cookies, ride in our wagon, and, most importantly, visit and get a picture with Santa. Price: $15 – Parent/Child ticket $12 – Additional child $3 – Additional Adult $2 – Additional Cookie   Price includes cookie with frosting to decorate, a story, a tractor driven wagon ride, feeding the chickens, a craft, and a picture with Santa. Registration is required to reserve a spot! Register…

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$9
Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Holidays at the Heard

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. On December 14 and 15, 2018 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Holidays at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring the beauty of the holiday season into nature. Holiday lights and holiday décor will accentuate a lovely half-mile Heard nature trail. Your family will be enchanted by this nighttime hike through the woods. Also, you'll get a…

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Free
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Travelin’ Jed Band at Taverna Rossa

Taverna Rossa Plano

Travelin Jed is a Blues/Rock group made up of four young men that have been playing across DFW for the last two and half years. This is a group you do not want to miss out on if you like to have a good time!

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$15
Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Charlie Frown: A Holiday Carol

The Art Centre Theatre

Join Charlie Frown and gang on a roller-coaster of emotion as he directs the community college's holiday play - A Holiday Carol!  Murder, betrayal, sex, incest, mystery, suspense, and much more lead to a thrilling non-stop joy ride with these sexy and widely inappropriate college students.  All along the way you will be regaled with timeless, classic serenades such as "This Little Light of Mine", "On Tannenbaum", "The Chanukah Song", and "Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?"!…

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Free
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Willow Bend Farmers Market

The Shops at Willow Bend

Red Tent Markets is hosting a Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Shops at Willow Bend. The market will sell locally grown produce and other goods in the parking lot near the Macy's entrance at the corner of Chapel Hill and Plano Parkway. Over 30 vendors will be in attendance.  Market items include local produce, baked goods, handmade artisan goods, grass fed beef, farm fresh eggs, honey, salsa, plants, and sweet treats.  To participate as…

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Free
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Eric Mathews Band at Taverna Rossa

Taverna Rossa Plano

Formed in 2008,The Eric Mathews Band strives to bring good blues sounds to anyone who wants to listen. They play everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones to Santana, and much, much more. They truly create an amazing show! A fun little fact about them: They represented the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society in the 2015 International Blues Challenge! Join us for some fresh sound matched with only the freshest ingredients on Craft Pizza with Local Draft…

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Free
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Petty Theft – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute at Legacy Hall

Legacy Hall Box Garden

Since 2003 Petty Theft has drawn huge crowds to all sorts of venues and events, with a slavish devotion to the music of Tom Petty in all its forms–with the Heartbreakers, solo, with the Traveling Wilburys, whatever shape it may take; if it has his fingerprints on it somewhere, it’s in play for Petty Theft. Getting it right and playing it tight is what Petty Theft does, rolling out timeless big hits one after another, lesser hits which will make…

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