McKINNEY — Tis’ the season to be jolly in Historic Downtown McKinney. The brick-lined streets of historic downtown will be decorated for the season with beautifully lit holiday trees, decorated storefronts and lots of unique shopping. A parade, holiday home tour, performances of The Nutcracker Suite and A Christmas Carole, and classic film screenings of “Miracle on 34th Street” and “A Christmas Story” bring cheer to the entire family this December.

“We’ve created a month-long celebration of activities and entertainment for the entire family in Historic Downtown McKinney,” said Amy Rosenthal, Director of the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and McKinney Main Street. “We hope visiting downtown will become a holiday tradition for McKinney residents and our out-of-town guests.”

Downtown shopping is a big draw, which features shops that sell everything from art and furniture to antique collections, home décor to apparel, even homemade candy and collectible action figures. After shopping and taking in one of several holiday events, take a break and pop into a cozy café, savor a meal in a gourmet restaurant or grab a drink at a pub or winery.

December’s Home for the Holiday events include:

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For more information on these events, please visit or call 972-547-2660.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 149,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. Visit the city’s website at