Believe in the magic of the Season

A McKinney Christmas: Holiday Pop-up

Celebrate Christmas all season long in beautiful Downtown McKinney.
This year, make magical memories with a Christmas carousel, activities for the whole family, holiday photos-ops and more.

Join us in Historic Downtown McKinney - small town feel, big on holiday spirit.

Christmas Carousel
Large decorated carousel with horses and childrenFriday, Nov 27 - Thursday, Dec 24
  • Thursdays - Saturdays | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • Sundays | Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Cost | $3 per person
  • Operating at reduced capacity
  • Horses sanitized between riders
  • Located next to MPAC on Kentucky St.
Visits with Santa
Santa and a little girl sitting at a table talkingSaturdays, Nov 28 - Dec 19
  • Nov 28 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Dec 5, 12, 19 | 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Donations for the Ovation Academy accepted
  • Socially distanced photo opportunities
  • Located next to MPAC on Kentucky St.
Yuletide Art Market
Reindeer ornaments hanging from ribbonsSunday, Nov 29 | Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Unique local artist booths
  • Handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list
  • Kids Creation Station
  • Located next to MPAC on Kentucky St.
Story Time
Little Girl in a Santa hat holding a book.Saturday, Nov 28 - Saturday, Dec 19
  • Saturdays | 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Multiple readings throughout the hour.
  • Free, socially distanced
  • Free Candy Canes
  • Presented by the McKinney Public Libraries
  • Located next to MPAC on Kentucky St.
Letters to Santa
Santa in front of a store holding a wrapped package with his finger to his lipsSaturday, Nov 28 - Saturday, Dec 19
  • Saturdays | 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Free, socially distanced
  • All supplies provided
  • Participants will receive a reply from Santa
  • Presented by the McKinney Public Libraries
  • Located next to MPAC on Kentucky St.
Little Elves' Workshop
Child's hands holding a felt Christmas Tree ornament surrounded by craft supplies Opens in new windowFriday, Nov 27 - Thursday, Dec 24
  • Thursdays & Fridays | Noon - 7 p.m.
  • Sundays | Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Crafts for all ages!
  • On-site ornament creation: trees, snowflakes and reindeers
  • Cost | Starts at $6
  • Presented by Jump Into Art Studios
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov 28

Shop over 120 unique small businesses, locally and independently owned in Historic Downtown McKinney.
Christmas in the Village 
Saturday, Nov 28 | 4 - 8 p.m.

An old-fashioned festival featuring holiday activities for the whole family at McKinney's very own Chestnut Square.
Christmas Tree Lot Photo-op
224 E. Louisiana

This 1950s styled vintage tree lot will make your Holiday photos pop! Live music and vendors each weekend throughout the holiday season.
Ornaments - Hats
Kids Ornament Decorating
Saturdays, Nov 28 - Dec 19
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parent-led crafts you can take home or complete on-site. Hosted by Primrose Schools of North Texas.
WFAA Santa's Helpers
Thursday, Dec 10

Join this annual toy drive benefitting charitable and non-profit service agencies. Bring new, unwrapped toys to help add a little magic to a child's holiday season.
Hot Cocoa & Candied Apples
By Taylor's Sweet Shop

Available each week. Cost varies by menu item.
McKinney Christmas Tree
Real 35' Michigan Spruce
Sponsored by generous donations from the community and First United Bank. 
Donate today - all gifts are tax deductible.
Ornaments - Bulbs


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