Because of wintery weather forecast for our area starting Thursday night, we’d recommend you call ahead about the events in this weekend’s update. Most have said they’re rain-or-shine, but if we get ice, those plans could change. We wish you all a safe weekend. Try to stay warm! … McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau:
40th Holiday Tour of Homes (Saturday-Sunday): The first weekend of December has been The Heritage Guild of Collin County Holiday Tour of Homes for 40 years. The tradition of opening historic homes for a public tour began in 1973 when founders first opened their homes to raise money to purchase the Dulaney House and Cottage and the grounds that eventually became Chestnut Square. Every year five or six homes and historic structures are decorated for Christmas and opened for the tour. The proceeds from ticket sales and an annual raffle are a major component of the ongoing operation of Chestnut Square. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Chestnut Square and other downtown businesses listed HERE. Homes, which you can also see at this link, are open on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. 972-562-8790.
Andy Timmons Concert (Friday): Check out the new event venue in Adriatica for an evening of music with the Andy Timmons Band performing Sgt. Pepper. The event takes place at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center at 6633 Virginia. Tickets for the concert, which runs from 8-11 p.m. on Friday are $25 for general admission seating. Call 972-540-6420 for more information.
A Christmas Carol (Friday-Sunday): Continuing this weekend: The McKinney Repertory Theatre’s annual adaptation of the enduring classic. Full of Victorian songs accompanied by music on the vintage theatre pipe organ. Four performances this final weekend – 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in the center of the downtown square. Tickets are $10, adults; $7, students & seniors; $5 kids 12 yrs & under, and are available at MPAC’s ticket office (214-544-4630) or online.
Art Gallery Exhibits
- Garret Art Gallery: Annual Miniature and Small Works Show, perfect for holiday gift giving (pictured); 111 E. Virginia.
- Orisons Art & Framing: Leo Malboeuf (surrealist) & Stan Cobb (cowboy painter); 110 E. Louisiana.
- Imaging on the Square: Local artists. 109 S. Tennessee.
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic Night (Thurs.); Ladies Song Swap (Sun.)