While this year felt like it’s lasted forty, the holidays are upon us once again. And Plano and Frisco are bustling with excitement and events, even in the midst of COVID-19. Below is a brief snapshot of  some holiday events coming to our area!

Deerfield Lights

It’s time again for the Annual Deerfield Holiday light display! If you plan to visit the neighborhood during times of high traffic, use the entrances from Quincy, Preston Meadow, or Ohio. There is no reason to wait in lines on Legacy drive which tend to push people into one place. If you plan to park in the neighborhood, please only park on the south sides of the road in the direction of traffic flow per the law. There is plenty of room to park in the north side of the neighborhood. When parking in cul-de-sacs, please follow the law and park with tires parallel to the curb. It is not legal to park facing the curb at any time and inhibits traffic mobility. Please remember this is a neighborhood like any other. Be respectful of the light displays, keep noise to a minimum, and stay off of residents’ property unless you are explicitly invited to enter as some displays allow.
We hope you have a great holiday season and enjoy yourselves!

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Gingerbread Village at the Shops at Legacy

Experience holiday fun with a drive through at the Gingerbread Village on the north side of The Shops at Legacy, where everyone can view life-sized gingerbread and sugar cookie characters, trees, candy canes, and snowflakes on colorful facades. Guests can enjoy from their vehicles or walk around to pose for photo opportunities. There will be plenty of holiday decorations to discover and enjoy throughout the north side of The Shops at Legacy. Find the village in the center of Lone Star Drive surrounding Apricot Lane and ella bleu.  Start your tour by the Toy Factory, and make your way toward Winterland.  Then take your picture by Heart Mountain as you move north to Gingy’s Sweets.  That’s the perfect spot for a selfie at our, “Life is Sweet,” station.  Remember to include #shopsatlegacy in all your photos. Finally, if you’ve been nice this year, don’t forget to send Santa a letter from our mailbox with a direct line to the North Pole.

Radiance! Frisco

Gather the family and sip a cup of hot chocolate as you marvel at two million lights, animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics from the safety and comfort of your car! $30 per vehicle. Buy Tickets Here!

Movies on Mapleshade

North Texas Food Bank and My Possibilities are proud to join together to present: Movies on Mapleshade this holiday season. A drive-in movie experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own vehicle. Featuring two classic holiday films that’ll be fun for the whole family, while supporting our community. Limited tickets are available!

Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
It’s a Wonderful Life

Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 PM
Elf

Outdoor Lot at My Possibilities
3601 Mapleshade Lane
Plano, TX 75075

Ticket options per movie
$25 per vehicle
$40 per vehicle with snack pack for (2)
$55 per vehicle with snack pack for (4)
Snack packs will be delivered to your vehicle.

*Please note: Gates will open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Christmas in the Square – Frisco

Christmas in the Square is the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas!

The nightly show begins at 6 p.m. and features more than 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and over 8 miles of extension cords. Visitors may tune in to 107.3 FM on the radio in their vehicles, or listen to the music piped through speakers as they take a walk through the Square.

This year’s Christmas in the Square event will also feature Skate the Square, an an outdoor ice skating rink, as well as a Christmas tree lot. The light and music show is free to experience. Some activities do require a fee.

https://www.friscosquare.com/cits-overview

Holiday Lights at The District at Willow Bend

November 9 – January 1 from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Don’t miss out on The District’s incredible new animated Christmas tree. It’s the only Christmas tree with synchronized video and music in the state of Texas! On select nights there will be additional holiday entertainment, such as carolers and live reindeer. Join The District this holiday season for special holiday experiences such as: reindeers, sleighs, carolers, and toy soldier stilt walkers.

https://www.facebook.com/visitplano/videos/336229160475146/

The Lights at Legacy

November 18 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bring a little holiday glee to your annual shopping spree by combining fun and festivity with some productive holiday list-checking at #LightsatLegacy. Enjoy a holiday movie with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Angelika Film Center, train rides, live entertainment, caricature artists, face painting, balloon artists, toy soldier stilt walkers, little drummer boys, a “rad hatter” station, plus the lighting of the 65 foot Christmas tree at 6:00 p.m. The event is free to attend. Photos with Santa will be available for $15 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Children’s Medical Center Plano.

Legacy West’s Seasonal Favorites

Kicks off Friday, November 23 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Legacy West is pleased to announce Seasonal Favorites, a special holiday event series featuring dazzling light displays, festive music, choreographed fountain shows, specialty drinks and bites, exclusive shopping deals, social media contests, and more. Seasonal Favorites kicks off November 23 when Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and his family join Kellie Rasberry of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show in a ceremonial illumination of the center. Seasonal Favorites also launches a new partnership with North Texas Food Bank. Designated drop-off locations will be set up throughout the center during the holiday season for guests to drop off canned food items. Visitors can enjoy festive holiday beats every Saturday in December until Christmas from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Activities are free and open to the public. Extended store hours, special promotions and sales, and other important information will become available online at legacywest.com

Dickens in Downtown Plano

Friday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Our elves are gearing up for a fantastic night at Dickens in the Downtown Plano Arts District! Kick off the season by toasting s’mores over dancing musical flames, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, jumping into a ice fight, visiting with Santa, flying down an ice slide, listening to carolers, a reading of the Polar Express, and finding some holiday treats to taste and buy. This free event also features a holiday tree lighting in Haggard Park at 7:00 p.m.