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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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$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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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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Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play

Art Centre Theatre

It's A Wonderful Life (A Live Radio Play) Grecian, who brought A Christmas Story to the stage, now gives us this adaptation of the beloved Frank Capra film. It is Christmas Eve, and George Bailey stands on a bridge looking over the icy waters below, contemplating suicide. Joseph, an unseen angel, calls on The Boss for advice, and they decide on Clarence Oddbody, an Angel Second Class who, after 200 years, has yet to earn his wings. Joseph takes Clarence…

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