Open-air markets, cooking workshops and more things to do in Frisco and beyond this holiday season

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The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano will host The Friends Experience: The One in Dallas beginning Nov. 4. (Courtesy 360 Media)

The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano will host The Friends Experience: The One in Dallas beginning Nov. 4. (Courtesy 360 Media)

Here is a list of upcoming events taking place in Frisco and surrounding areas over the next several weeks.

Nov. 6 | Explore Wildlife

The Frisco Public Library will host a Wildlife on the Move session at Stonebriar Centre about “critters you thought you hated,” according to the library website. This workshop, geared toward children ages 6 through 12, will be on the first floor in front of Nordstrom. 2-3 p.m. Free. 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. 972-292-5669. https://tinyurl.com/w2d4us2y

Nov. 12 | Compete With Colleagues

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its 5-Star Corporate Challenge at the Sports Academy. The challenge pits businesses against each other in a friendly competition while promoting team building, networking and wellness. Events include a lip sync battle and more activities. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $150 (individual player); $900 (team of six). 3800 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 120, Frisco. 972-335-9522. https://tinyurl.com/ya789udw


Nov. 20-21 | Shop for the Holidays

Head to Frisco Fresh Market and get holiday needs for the season. The market will have Thanksgiving meal essentials, such as meats, seasonings and desserts. Local vendors will be present for those shopping for gifts. Jewelry, candles, wellness products and more will be for sale. Interested vendors may submit an application online. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 20); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 21). Free to attend. 9215 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. 844-776-2753. https://friscofreshmarket.com/ffm-events/

Nov. 23 | Cook Like a Wizard

Sticky Fingers Cooking will host this session at the Frisco Public Library where teens can learn literary recipes. Participants will explore Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban in a new way and eat the results. Registration opens Nov. 9. Identical sessions will be held from 3-4:15 p.m. and 4:30-5:45 p.m. Free. 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco. 972-292-5669. https://tinyurl.com/b98v4s8v

Worth the Trip

Nov. 4-Jan. 17 | Experience 'Friends' in person

The Friends Experience: The One in Dallas allows attendees to explore 12 rooms of set recreations like Central Perk, Joey and Chandler’s apartment, and more. Fans also have the opportunity to take pictures, view original props and costumes, and shop a Friends retail store. Hours vary. $32.50-$550. The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 972-202-7115. www.friendstheexperience.com/dallas
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.


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