Plano is packed with holiday traditions, vibrant events and shopping galore. ‘Tis the season to visit Plano and start making memories that will last a lifetime.
HOLIDAY SIGNATURE EVENTS
Lights at Legacy
Dickens in Downtown Plano
WHERE TO GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
LIGHTS AT LEGACY:
Santa Claus, train rides, crafts, a tree lighting and some of the best shopping around make #LightsatLegacy a magical time you don’t want to miss. The event begins at 4 p.m. on November 19, but get there early for the pre-party and swag bags.
On December 1, gather around Downtown Plano for the annual tree lighting ceremony at Haggard Park, live entertainment on four stages, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculpting competitions and snow tubing slides!
Heritage Farmstead Museum transports you back in time on December 2, to the Great Depression era—bringing cheer to all with wagon rides, historic demonstrations, carolers and more. This year, you can even slide down a snow mountain in the meadow.
Find holiday gifts for all on your list at the Plano Christmas Market, held November 18-19, at the Carpenter Park Recreation Center. This free event features festive, handmade holiday items including jewelry, candles, quilts and more.
Get all of your shopping done in one fell swoop and have fun along the way. Whether you come for Lights at Legacy or any day this season, stroll through one of our favorite shopping destinations, illuminated with holiday decor.
From December 1 to 30, you can drive through this illuminated neighborhood in northwest Plano for absolutely free. Visitors are encouraged to make a donation to Children’s Medical Center’s Change for Children’s campaign.
THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS FEATURING THE LIVE NATIVITY:
Thousands of locals and visitors witness this Plano tradition each year for its stunning special effects, talented cast and live orchestra. The story of Christmas is brought to life on December 17, with the beautiful Living Nativity featuring camels, kings and even flying angels!
This annual holiday concert is not to be missed. Catch one of two shows on December 17, to watch 150 musicians perform holiday favorites. Kids will love the audience sing-along portions, and parents will appreciate the beautiful setting at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.