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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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Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018

Wrapping for Kindness to Benefit Operation Kindness

Santa’s gift wrapping elves are on hand to make your gifts look like the most special treasure your loved one has ever received. For a small donation, Operation Kindness volunteers will wrap and adorn your presents to ensure each one glows with magical holiday charm. From Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve, bring your gifts to the Operation Kindness wrapping station at the Barnes & Noble store at Park and Preston in Plano. The wrapping elves will wrap everything – including…

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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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$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 22, 2018

The Salvation Army “12 Days of Giving”

“12 Days of Giving” provides compassionate people the opportunity to support The Salvation Army’s year-round programs with monetary donations to programs listed on giving tags. Where: The Grand Court at The Shops at Willow Bend during Mall Hours.

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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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Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Angelika Film Center Plano presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Angelika Film Center

Start the holidays off with this classic movie that takes you from the Thanksgiving Day Parade to Christmas. A high-strung Macy’s executive (Maureen O’Hara) and her skeptical daughter (played by a Natalie Portman) meet a nice old man with whiskers who claims to be the real Santa Claus. With an academy award winning performance by Edmund Gwenn, this delightful tale is the perfect holiday classic, inviting all to have faith even when common sense tells you not to. Cast Edmund…

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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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$24 – $71
Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Dark Hour Haunted House Presents: Wreck The Halls

Dark Hour Haunted House

WRECK THE HALLS | The Christmas Wars Sentient toys are rising up against their oppressors… Evil Elves. A lonely toy’s wish is granted by an ancient genie bringing life to all the other toys in the world. And they want revenge. So they rise up in arms with the genie, who leads a battle against Krampus and his army of elves. You’re stuck in the middle of this battle royale in a winter wonderland. Who’s side are you on?  Dark…

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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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