Here are 13 ways to celebrate the holidays in Richardson this year

Richardson Christmas parade
This year's holiday parade in Richardson will feature floats, marching groups, animals and vehicles decked out in the theme of “A Lone Star Christmas.” (Courtesy city of Richardson)

This year's holiday parade in Richardson will feature floats, marching groups, animals and vehicles decked out in the theme of “A Lone Star Christmas.” (Courtesy city of Richardson)

Check out a holiday-themed comic show

Nov. 23-24

The Dallas Comic Show returns to Richardson with a holiday special for comic book and anime enthusiasts. The convention will feature appearances from comic book writers, professional cosplayers, actors and industry professionals.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.)


Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 102, Richardson

Witness a Christmas ‘Miracle’

Nov. 29-Dec. 3

Creative Arts for Christ presents a stage production of the classic Christmas story “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Eisemann Center. The story follows a man named Kris Kringle who fills in as Santa at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and later at the store as its holiday season Santa. Various show times.

$12-$18 (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)

$10.50 (Dec. 2-3)

Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson


Theater company reenacts comedy essay

Nov. 30

For one night only, Repertory Company Theater is presenting “The Santaland Diaries.” The show, intended for viewers age 16 and older, tells the story of humorist David Sedaris’ short stint as a Macy’s elf.

7:30 p.m. $28

RCT Driegert Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson

Savor the holidays with classic music

Dec. 5

The fourth annual holiday concert features new and classic holiday songs as well as a carol singalong. A reception immediately follows the concert.

7 p.m. Free

First United Methodist Church, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson

Christmas parade returns to Richardson

Dec. 7

The annual parade features floats, marching groups, animals and vehicles decked out in this year’s theme of “A Lone Star Christmas.” The parade benefits local nonprofit Network of Community Ministries, which donates food and other items to RISD residents. Various awards will be given out to different float displays. The parade route begins at Richardson Square—the southeast corner of Plano and Belt Line roads—and will go north on Plano Road, ending at Huffhines Park.

9 a.m. Free

Peruse a holiday bazaar

Dec. 7

This holiday festival includes local artists and vendors showcasing their books, jewelry, gifts, furniture and other products. The event includes live music, hot chocolate, cookies, children’s activities, a wreath-making workshop and photos with Scrooge.

Noon-7 p.m. Free

CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St., Richardson

Orchestra puts on holiday concert

Dec. 7

The Richardson Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the Plano Civic Chorus for a concert featuring some classic holiday tunes.

8 p.m. $20-$80

Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson


Visit Santa’s village at City Hall

Dec. 7-22

Through December, the north side of City Hall is transformed into the quaint town where Santa lives. The village includes 16 holiday dwellings, each with a different children’s activity. The display, which is open on weekends, also includes live performances, photo opportunities, hot chocolate and snacks. Santa’s Village is open to the public Friday through Sunday, except Dec. 6. On Dec. 12 and 19, the village is open to Richardson residents only. Residents must present a free ticket and proof of residency on those days.

6-9 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.). Free

411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson

See a ‘Christmas Carol’ sequel

Dec. 7-29

“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” visits Scrooge’s life post-“A Christmas Carol.” Despite his transformation, Scrooge returns to his old ways and sues Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for various crimes, including breaking and entering and slander, while the witnesses give their account of what happened that fateful Christmas Eve.

8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.) $10-$25

The Core Theatre, 518 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 115, Richardson.


Senior Follies celebrate Christmas

Dec. 10

The Spectacular Follies present “Follies Country Christmas,” a production from Senior Follies, an active-adult musical theater group featuring performers age 55 and older. The event includes dinner.

6-9 p.m. Free (children age 5 and younger), $25 (general admission)

United Disciples Christian Church, 601 E. Main St., Richardson

Have breakfast with Santa

Dec. 14

Communion Neighborhood Cooperative is hosting a breakfast with Santa. Children will have the chance to meet and take photos with Santa. The event includes a buffet breakfast provided by Communion Cafe.

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 (children ages 6 months to 12 years), $25 (general admission)

Communion Neighborhood Cooperative, 514 Lockwood Drive, Richardson


Ring in Christmas with the chorale

Dec. 14

The Contemporary Chorale presents “Christmas With The Chorale,” featuring professional soprano Jennifer Wheeler. The concert will include holiday and winter songs with live accompaniment.

2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $20

St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson

Do some holiday goat yoga

Dec. 21

This outdoor yoga class comes with some furry participants wearing holiday garb. Guests will partake in yoga while mingling with goats. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided. Guests are welcome to take pictures with the goats after the event.

11 a.m.-noon. $18

Goat Yoga Richardson, 446 Highland Blvd., Richardson

By Lindsey Juarez
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.


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