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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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Free
Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Plano Christmas Market 2018

Carpenter Park Recreation Center

Our 40th annual Plano Christmas Market at Carpenter Park Recreation Center boasts 80-plus North Texas vendors under one roof.  The 2018 Plano Christmas Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 and from Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018. This fun and FREE event will showcase handmade holiday gift items made of fabric, wood, ceramic, and glass. Other exhibitors have jewelry and clothing for adults and children, along with candles and…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar at John Paul II High School Find decorations and gifts for everyone on your list 170+Booths in 2018 - ​Many NEW vendors with items including holiday decorations, women’s clothing and jewelry, home decor, children’s toys and clothing, beauty products, food gifts, and MORE! FREE Shopping tote bag for the first morning shoppers! Afternoon prize drawings – great items, featuring Apple EarPods & a Tory Burch purse! ​*** Admission & parking is FREE *** ​** Complimentary Gift Wrapping by the JPIIHS Class of…

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Free
Nov 17, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018

7th Annual Toys for Tots Drive at Taverna Rossa

Taverna Rossa Plano

The Saturday before Thanksgiving through Thursday, December 6th Taverna Rossa - Craft Pizza & Beer is doing a toy drive for the Marine's Toys for Tots Foundation. Any customer that donates a new, unwrapped toy will receive 15% off of their purchase. Thank you for giving back and making a North Texas child's holiday this year!

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Free
Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am

7th Annual Toys For Tots Party

Preston Village Shopping Center

Join Us For The 7th Annual Toys For Tots Party at Preston Village Shopping Center in Plano! Kick off the holiday season with bounce house fun, pictures INSIDE a sno globe, a visit with Santa (and Letters to Santa Station!) Choo Choo Express rides and festive holiday vendors!  This is a FREE family fun event, however, we do ask that you bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to donate benefitting Toys for Tots.  We'll see you on Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Holiday Experience at the District

The Shops at Willow Bend

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22ND, FROM 4PM - 6PM Join us in The District this Holiday season between 4pm - 6pm every Saturday from November 10th through December 22nd for special Holiday experiences such as:  Nov. 10 – Reindeer & Sleigh Nov. 17 - Reindeer Nov. 24 – Carolers Trio Dec. 1 – Toy Soldier Stilt Walker Dec. 8 – Toy Soldier Stilt Walker December 15 – Carolers Trio December 22 - Reindeer Exclusive! Animated Christmas Tree Friday,…

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Free
Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Plano Christmas Market 2018

Carpenter Park Recreation Center

Our 40th annual Plano Christmas Market at Carpenter Park Recreation Center boasts 80-plus North Texas vendors under one roof.  The 2018 Plano Christmas Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 and from Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018. This fun and FREE event will showcase handmade holiday gift items made of fabric, wood, ceramic, and glass. Other exhibitors have jewelry and clothing for adults and children, along with candles and…

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Free
Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

The Lights at Legacy 2018

The Shops at Legacy

Lights at Legacy welcomes the 2018 holiday season with a grand tree-lighting and family-fun event at The Shops at Legacy. 2:00 PM: Holiday movie with Santa and Mrs. Claus “Elf” at The Angelika Film Center at The Shops at Legacy. $9 tickets available for sale at AngelikaFilmCenter.com/Plano. Sponsored by Prince of Peace Catholic School 4:00 PM: Lights at Legacy Event Begins Tip: Get there early. Exclusive swag bags will be available to the first 200 guests who visit The Shops…

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$9.00
Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Angelika Film Center Plano presents ELF

Angelika Film Center

For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (IRON MAN), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen,…

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$49 – $200
Nov 19, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018

Taste Buds Kitchen – GRAND OPENING Thanksgiving Mini Chef Camp (ages 4-8)

Taste Buds Kitchen

It’s time to be thankful for family and friends and a whole lot more; let’s celebrate in our Kitchen making foods galore! Join us as we battle it out like they do in the Iron Chef’s Kitchen Stadium. Using a special Thanksgiving theme, we’ll prepare mini versions of a true Thanksgiving feast. From Stuffin’ Muffins to Turkey Cupcakes and Sweet Potater-Tots, it’s time for your chef to take the Kitchen by surprise!  $200 per 4-day week or $49 per day.…

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