'The Nutcracker,' Frosty 5K and 6 other things to do in Frisco this weekend, Dec. 8-11

The Collin County Ballet will host a Sugar Plum Fairy tea party.

The Collin County Ballet will host a Sugar Plum Fairy tea party.

Continue the holiday spirit and cheer this weekend with these holiday events taking place in Frisco. Events include a performance of "The Nutcracker" by The Frisco Ballet, pictures with Santa and a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea.


All weekend


1.Christmas in the Square brings holiday festivities

Frisco Square will light up with snow flurries, an outdoor ice skating, a tree lot, carriage rides and choreographed lights and music. A full list of events with times and dates is available at www.friscosquare.com/cits.






2. Make your own gingerbread house

All ages are welcome to register for gingerbread house decorating at Frisco Young Chefs Academy. The event will take place in a dedicated holiday room where participants can enjoy holiday music and treats from the chocolate fountain. Supplies will be provided. Reservations are required. For times and days and pricing go to https://friscotx.youngchefsacademy.com/special-events.





Friday-Saturday


3. Frisco Fire Safety Town lights up for the holidays

For two days, Frisco Fire Safety Town will have live music and activities, and Santa Claus will be available for photos at the little fire station. The event is free.

6-9 p.m. Fire Safety Town, 8601 Gary Burns Drive. www.friscofiresafetytown.com





Saturday


4. Frosty 5K & Merry Mile returns for the 12th year

The event includes a 5K and Merry Mile race. The race has a new route that starts and finishes in Frisco Square. Attendees are encouraged to wear their merriest running gear or costume. Prizes will be given to the best T-shirt/costume, most creative team name and best team spirit. A portion of the funds raised will go to the Frisco Parks & Recreation SOAR program, which provides recreation scholarships to those who financially qualify. The event begins at 7 a.m. in Simpson Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. To sign up, visit www.friscofun.org/1184/Frosty-5K.






5. Holiday Market and breakfast with Santa

Lebanon Trail High School will host its annual holiday market that includes products like jewelry, home goods, food, wellness, clothing, crafts and more. There will also be kid-friendly activities as well as pictures and breakfast with Santa. The market is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and breakfast with Santa is from 9-11 a.m. Entrance to the market is $2 and $7 for breakfast with Santa and the market. Lebanon Trail High School, 5151 Ohio Drive, Frisco. http://schools.friscoisd.org/hs/lebanontrail/site/athletics/cheerleading






6. Santa Claus at Frisco Rail Yard

Santa Claus will be at the Frisco Rail Yard for pictures and free hot chocolate. The free event is from 1-2 p.m. at 9040 Frisco St. Click here for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/168382933747563/






7. The Frisco Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’

The Frisco Ballet will put on a performance of “The Nutcracker” for the community this holiday season. The performances will be held at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets start at $16 per person. Reedy High School, 3003 Stonebrook Parkway.  www.thefriscoballet.org/nutcracker





Sunday


8. Collin County Ballet Theatre hosts Sugar Plum Fairy Tea at the Westin

This special event features snacks, story time, a Nutcracker character parade and excerpts from the “The Nutcracker” performed by the Collin County Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble. The event is from 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $40. Westin Stonebriar Hotel, 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco.  www.ccballet.com





Monday


Strikz Entertainment honors military families


Strikz Entertainment will host a Walk of
Gratitude to honor families of fallen military
members. Volunteers are needed
for the event to hold flags and welcome
families. Volunteers arrive at 9:30 a.m.  8789 Lebanon Road. www.snowballexpress.org




By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.


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