12 Frisco events to check out in November and December

The Frisco Community Parade is a collaboration between the city of Frisco, Frisco ISD, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and the Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)
The Frisco Community Parade is a collaboration between the city of Frisco, Frisco ISD, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and the Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

The Frisco Community Parade is a collaboration between the city of Frisco, Frisco ISD, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and the Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)

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Winter Wonderland is a family-friendly event that transforms 3 acres of Frisco Fresh market into the North Pole. (Courtesy Frisco Fresh Market)
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Christmas at The Star offers family-friendly events throughout the holiday season. (Courtesy James D. Smith)
Frisco is getting ready for the holidays with a number of events. Here are 12 events happening in November and early December.

Nov. 9

Frisco Community Parade

The parade is a collaboration between the city of Frisco, Frisco ISD, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and the Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee. Attractions at the parade will include Frisco fire and police vehicles, Frisco Fire Safety Clowns, the homecoming royalty of FISD high schools, team mascots, representatives of Frisco’s professional sports teams and floats and marchers from several civic and youth groups. Free. 10-11 a.m. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco. 469-633-6000. www.friscoisd.org

Nov. 16

Chunk Your Junk

The city of Frisco is giving residents the opportunity to safely dispose of, recycle or donate a variety of items. Acceptable items for the event include prescription medication, plastic bags, Styrofoam, bundled cardboard, paper shreddings, trash, yard waste, untreated wood, recycling, refrigerators, household hazardous waste, electronics and items for donation. Residents must bring their driver’s license and city water bill with a matching address to drop off items. Free. 8 a.m.-noon. Environmental Collection Center, 6616 Walnut St., Frisco. 972-292-5000. www.friscotexas.gov

Nov. 17

Cooking for your Dog

“Real Food For Dogs” author Arden Moore will give a demon•stration on cooking for dogs. Moore will offer prepared samples from the book’s •recipes, some of which can be eaten by people. $10. 10-11 a.m. What A Great Dog! Training Center, 10550 John W. Elliot Drive, Ste. 200, Frisco. 214-297-3000. www.whatagreatdog.com

Nov. 22 through Dec. 21

Christmas at The Star

The Dallas Cowboys will host the annual holiday event for its third year. Christmas at The Star offers family-friendly events throughout the holiday season, including the Christmas Spectacular, a 20-minute show that begins with the lighting of The Star’s 67-foot Christmas tree. The Christmas spectacular occurs every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 21. Free. 6 p.m. The Star in Frisco, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco. www.thestarinfrisco.com

Nov. 22

Aerial Sling Drop Shop with Reese

The workshop for intermediate students will teach about slack, drops, tumble downs and dynamic transitions on the aerial hammock. Students must be able to salto and aerial invert repeatedly to attend. Free (members), $20 (nonmembers). 7 p.m. Altitude Aerial Arts & Fitness, 8855 Preston Trace Blvd., Ste. 300, Frisco. 214-494-0580. www.altitudefitnessfrisco.com

Nov. 26

Flix for Teens: ‘Captain Marvel’

Attendees will eat snacks and make superhero-themed crafts at the Frisco Public Library while watching “Captain Marvel.” Free. 3 p.m. Frisco Public Library, Teen Room, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. 972-292-5669. www.friscolibrary.com

Nov. 28

North Texas Turkey Trot

The ninth annual North Texas Turkey Trot will benefit The Miracle League of Frisco, a nonprofit organization that gives children ages 5-19 with mental and •physical challenges the opportunity to play sports in an organized league. The event offers 5K, 10K and 1-mile race options. $15-$35. 8 a.m. 5500 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. www.northtexasturkeytrot.com

Nov. 29 through Dec. 22

Winter Wonderland

The family-friendly event transforms 3 acres of Frisco into the North Pole, featuring a “Magical Snow Dragon,” snow flurries, a light maze, snow pits, a snow slide, a candyland, an Angry Elf Bar tent and a teen tent. The event occurs on several different dates through Dec. 22. $20-$100. 5 p.m. on weekdays, noon-11:30 p.m. on weekends (end times vary on weekdays). Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W. Elliot Drive, Frisco. www.wonderlandfrisco.com

Nov. 29 through Dec. 31

Christmas in the Square

The 175,000-light display and music show at Frisco Square will begin every night at 6 p.m. The recurring holiday event also features an outdoor ice skating rink, carriage rides and a Christmas tree lot. There will be simulated snow flurries every 15 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays. The lights-and-music show is free, but other activities may require a fee. 6 p.m. Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd., Frisco. https://friscosquare.com

Nov. 30

Night of Improv

The family-friendly show is put on by actors of the Frisco Improv Players, a local improvisational comedy troupe. The troupe specializes in game-based comedic performances. $12-$15. 8-9:30 p.m. Black Box Theater at Discovery Center, 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Ste. 200, Frisco. 214-450-8596. http://friscoimprovplayers.com

Nov. 30

Cookie Decorating with The Snow Queen

Participants will listen to a story by The Snow Queen and decorate “Frozen” themed cookies with all supplies provided. Tickets are per child, and parents do not need to purchase a ticket. $30. 10-11:30 a.m. Sweets on a Stick, 6868 Pecan St., Frisco. 972-214-9334. https://sweetsonastickfrisco.com

Dec. 5-15

Tis the Season to be Merry Market

Frisco Fresh Market will host a variety of seasonal vendors at its outdoor market. Tis the Season to be Merry Market will occur through Dec. 8 and again from Dec. 12-15. Free. 3 p.m. Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W. Elliot Drive, Frisco. 844-776-2753. https://friscofreshmarket.com


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