Kick off the Christmas season at McKinney’s Home for the Holidays event this weekend, Nov. 23-25


This weekend the city of McKinney is kicking off this Christmas season with the 38th annual Home for the Holidays celebration in downtown McKinney, Nov. 23-25.

Friday night events include a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. on the McKinney Preforming Arts Center lawn, located at 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, on the side facing Kentucky Street, and following the ceremony the band Asleep at the Wheel will perform live.

The rest of the weekend will feature ice skating, live music, food and drinks, a petting zoo, a ferris wheel and carousel rides, shopping and Santa visits.

The live entertainment schedule can be found here.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Drivers may park in any of the 12 public parking lots near The Square, or park off-site at the First McKinney Baptist Church, located at 1615 W. Louisiana St., where they can receive complimentary shuttle rides to and from the event. The shuttle will leave every 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

The following interactive map shows where to park for the event. Yellow markers show free all-day parking and red markers show free three-hour parking.

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Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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