In this festive time of year, the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau show us what’s happening this weekend:
Winter Market and Tours (Saturday): Because of icy weather during the 40th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, many people were not able to attend. Chestnut Square is hosting a mini-tour including the Kirkpatrick-Crum house and the V-Life Church. Tour free if you bought a tour ticket or buy one now HERE. Also planned at Chestnut Square on Saturday:
- The Holiday Bazaar of handmade, unique gift items (Bevel House) 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Pictures with Santa, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Old-fashioned carolers strolling the grounds (11 a.m.-1 p.m.).
- The winter Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon.
- The 1870 Johnson House is decorated for Christmas with a porcelain doll collection. The 1864 Two-Bit Taylor Inn will be open and blacksmithing demonstrations will take place nearby. The 1854 Faires House will offer Dutch oven cooking demos and tastings.
A Christmas Carol (Friday-Saturday): The McKinney Repertory Theatre rescheduled two performances of this holiday tradition due to weather-related cancellations. The classic story tells of greed and redemption when, on Christmas Eve, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge must first face his dead partner Jacob Marley and then the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.$10 adults; $7 students & seniors; $5 kids 12 yrs & under. 214-544-4630.
Holiday Trail of Lights (Friday-Saturday): This family-fun annual event continues this weekend: Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience the most unique holiday lighting display in North Texas. Hot beverages and treats will be available to purchase and enjoy. Have a photo taken by the professionals at Clix Photography with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Listen to live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater and and watch for strolling carolers. Adults $9, Child age 3-12 $6, Child 2 & under FREE. Admission includes free parking. To save $2, purchase tickets online.
The Polar Express (Saturday): Wear your best Christmas pajamas and enjoy this special family-friendly showing of the heartwarming Christmas tale on MPAC’s big screen. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. The cutting-edge “motion capture process” used to film this story allows the real life actors to drive the emotions and movements of the animated characters. 2- 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5. At McKinney Performing Arts Center. 214-544-4630.
Second Saturday Art Exhibits:
- Garret Art Gallery: Annual Miniature and Small Works Show, perfect for holiday gift giving continues; 111 E. Virginia.
- Orisons Art & Framing (shown): 110 E. Louisiana.
- Imaging on the Square: Local artists. 109 S. Tennessee.
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic Night (Thurs.); Ladies Song Swap (Sun.)