Texas Lakes Trail Region

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McKinney: Dickens of a Christmas...Home for the Holidays 2012

December 23, 2012 - 10:00am to December 25, 2012 - 8:00pm

 Celebrate the season in Historic Downtown McKinney Thanksgiving weekend McKinney Main Street kicks off the holiday on Thanksgiving weekend with the long-standing annual tradition Dickens of a Christmas - Home for the Holidays. The 32nd year of this free event begins Friday, Nov. 23 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 25. Historic Downtown McKinney will transform into a winter wonderland of holiday shopping, entertainment, activities and food. Dickens of a Christmas is free and open to the public. Throughout the weekend, visitors to Historic Downtown McKinney can enjoy strolling carolers, visits with Santa, live entertainment, carriage rides, children's activities, holiday shopping and dining at the more than 100 shops and restaurants downtown. The official tree-lighting ceremony will be held Friday, Nov. 23 at 6:15 p.m. in Mitchell Park just west of Historic Downtown. City officials will light the living Christmas tree, and entertainers will sing Christmas favorites. For a complete listing of scheduled activities, or to find a parking map noting free parking lots, visit or call Main Street at 972-547-2660.


  • 111 N. Tennessee St.
  • McKinney, Texas
  • 75069



  • Free

Map of Event