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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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October 2018

Oct 24, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019

Mayhem on the Interurban

Interurban Railway Museum

A Dark Story Mayhem on the Interurban features the disasters and crimes that happened on Texas' interurban systems. The history of the Texas Electric Railway is riddled with stories about head-on train crashes, car/train accidents, and deadly mistakes by locals with little respect for the trains and the electricity that powered them.  Features In addition to wall panels, this exhibit will feature artifacts from the Johnnie J. Myers Collections and items on loan to us from the Plano Police Department.  Free Admission: Donations…

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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

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Deerfield Holiday Lights

Deerfield Subdivision in Plano – See Map

Deerfield is located in Northwest Plano between Preston Rd. and Coit Rd. Enter from Legacy on Colonnade or Archgate. Watch all signs, drive carefully and enjoy the holiday lights!  They are usually on between the hours of 7pm-10pm during the entire month of December. Should you decide to walk the neighborhood, please park on a street at the far north part of Deerfield, close to Quincy Rd. and not on one of our busy streets (OLD POND, STATEN ISLAND OR PENBROOK) as…

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Dec 8, 2018 - Feb 2, 2019

Benton Downs Photography Exhibition

The ArtCentre of Plano

Show of artistic landscape and architecture photographs from around the world by award-winning photographers, David Downs and Barry Benton. Photographs are available for purchase. Artist Reception - December 8, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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$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 ! 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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Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018

Wrap It Up at The Shops at Willow Bend

The Shops at Willow Bend

The Shops at Willow Bend has partnered with Congregation Beth Torah to provide free gift wrap for our shoppers on the busiest days of the season. They will take care of your entire holiday gift wrapping needs. Volunteers will gladly wrap any merchandise purchased from one of the retailers at The Shops at Willow Bend complimentary (donations accepted) to bring holiday cheer. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

Studio Movie Grill Classics Holiday Favorites

Studio Movie Grill Plano

THE SMG EXPERIENCE Whether you come early or stay late, we'll set the mood to socialize and connect. Once inside, enjoy custom luxury recliners, laser projection and Q-SYS sound systems paired with an American Grill menu, full-service bar and in theater dining. Service buttons are placed at every seat, so your server instantly knows when you need to place an order or need assistance, and we'll deliver your order directly to your seat anytime during the show. During this holiday…

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Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018

Seussical JR

Willow Bend Center For The Arts

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and…

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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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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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