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 with local events like Lights at Legacy, Dickens in Downtown Plano and more.
HOLIDAY SIGNATURE EVENTS
Lights at Legacy, Courtesy: Visit Plano
Dickens in Downtown Plano, Courtesy: Visit 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 18, but get there early for the pre-party and swag bags.
On November 30, 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 8, to the Victorian 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 17-18, 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.
Christmas shopping just got a lot more fun! Stroll through the Downtown Plano Arts District, shop curated art and sip on selected wines on December 13. “Winter Onsie-land” is the Art and Wine Walk finale for the year, and it’s one you won’t want to miss!
If your crew can’t agree on where to eat, head to the food hall and find options for everyone! With over 20 artisan food stalls and four different bars, it’s the perfect place to feast. Check their event schedule for free live music!
Although this little restaurant is located in the Shops at Legacy, you’ll feel worlds away when you step inside. It’s a must for delicious food (try their Chicken Duluxe Crêpe) and a classy atmosphere that’s perfect for date night.
From December 1 to 30, you can drive through one of the best neighborhood holiday light displays in northwest Plano for 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 select days from December 8 – 16, 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 16, 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.