Historic Downtown McKinney will transform into a winter wonderland full of local artisans, specialty items, delicious food, live entertainment, holiday activities and more!


An Unforgettable Experience and a Great Start to the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving weekend 2022 marks the 42nd year of our hometown Christmas celebration!

Stroll the 14-block area of McKinney's 166-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with neighbors and visitors from near and far.

NOVEMBER 25 - 27, 2022

Join us in Historic Downtown McKinney | Admission is free
Small town feel, big holiday spirit.

Friday, November 25, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Tree lighting at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 26, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
 Sunday, November 27, 12 to 5 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public


There are 12 public parking lots that surround Downtown McKinney. Visit the Downtown Parking webpage.

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Enjoy round-trip transportation between Downtown McKinney and First McKinney Baptist. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes.

  • Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

First McKinney Baptist Church
1615 W. Louisiana St.


What to Expect

  • A fun, family-friendly event
  • Traditional live Christmas music
  • Food and festivities
  • VW Photo Bus
  • Axe throwing
  • Children’s Activities
  • Costumed characters
  • Visits with Santa
  • Children's arts and crafts
  • Petting zoo
  • A unique shopping experience
  • A Ferris wheel and carousel
  • And much more