7 Frisco events to check out in December and January

Day 1 Dallas allows families to come together for a variety of activities, such as magic acts, games, bounce houses, face painting, live bands and a fireworks show. (Courtesy Day 1 Dallas)
Day 1 Dallas allows families to come together for a variety of activities, such as magic acts, games, bounce houses, face painting, live bands and a fireworks show. (Courtesy Day 1 Dallas)

Day 1 Dallas allows families to come together for a variety of activities, such as magic acts, games, bounce houses, face painting, live bands and a fireworks show. (Courtesy Day 1 Dallas)

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The 2019 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl takes place Dec. 20. (Courtesy Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl)
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LazyPaw Animal Hospitals is hosting its ninth annual holiday pet photo event. (Courtesy LazyPaw Animal Hospitals)
Dec. 7

Frosty 5K & Merry Mile

Get an early start to the day with the 14th annual Frosty 5K and Merry Mile, proceeds from which will benefit scholarship opportunities for activities and recreation. There will be a variety of contestant awards for different age groups and genders. Walkers are also invited to participate. 7:30 a.m. (registration), 8:30 a.m.• (Merry Mile), 9 a.m. (Frosty 5K). $25-$35. Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. www.friscotexas.gov/1184/Frosty-5K

Dec. 7

Breakfast with Santa


Santa, Frosty and Rudolph will be present for breakfast, crafts and holiday cheer at this event. The meal will include several breakfast foods along with a holiday cookie tray. All adults and children need a ticket, but tickets are not required for children younger than age 2 on a ticket-holding adult’s lap. 8-9 a.m., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon. $17 (residents), $22 (nonresidents). Frisco Senior Center, 6670 Moore St., Frisco. www.friscotexas.gov/1183/Breakfast-with-Santa

Dec. 7

Merry Main Street

To ring in the holiday season, Frisco Square will be transformed to hold a variety of holiday activities. Parents can shop for children at the Kid’s Holiday Store. The event includes performances by children’s choirs, kids activities, a holiday market, food, drinks and, at 6 p.m., the lighting of the city tree. 4-8:30 p.m. Free (admission). Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd., Frisco. 469-633-1721. www.friscotexas.gov/916/Merry-Main-Street

Dec. 14

Pet Pictures with Santa

LazyPaw Animal Hospitals is hosting its ninth annual holiday pet photo event. Families and pets will get the opportunity to take photos with Santa, and there will be an alternative photo option for pets nervous around Santa. 1-5 p.m. Free. LazyPaw Animal Hospitals, 7380 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco. 972-712-1300. www.lazypawvet.com

Dec. 14

Grand Opening Holiday Extravaganza

To celebrate Texas Health Hospital Frisco’s grand opening, the hospital is hosting a holiday event. Activities include a snow-covered hill and slide; cooking demonstrations with local chefs; photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus; appearances by the Frisco Fire Department and the Fire Safety Clowns; a teddy bear adoption center; and hospital tours. 2 p.m. Free. Texas Health Hospital Frisco, 12400 Dallas Parkway, Frisco. https://texashealthholidays.org

Dec. 20

2019 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

The 2019 college bowl season will kick off with a game between a team from the American Athletic Conference and an at-large selection from either Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference or the Mountain West Conference. 6:30 p.m. $24.75-$125. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco. 888-323-4625. https://thefriscobowl.com

Jan. 1

Day 1 Dallas

The New Year’s Day event allows families to come together for a variety of activities, such as magic acts, games, bounce houses, face painting, live bands and a fireworks show. The event will be held in Frisco for the first time after previously being held in Fair Park in Dallas. Proceeds benefit Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit organization that helps children recover from traumatic events of homelessness. 3-7 p.m. $5 (all attendees age 2 and older). Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco. www.day1dallas.com
By Elizabeth Ucles

Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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