New Year’s celebration and other things to do in McKinney, Dec. 30-Jan. 1

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The McKinney libraries will ring in the new year at noon Dec. 30. Here are a few things happening in McKinney this weekend.

Dec. 30
Ring in the new year at noon

Residents are invited to ring in the new year at noon. Attendees can play games, make crafts, dance, make wishes for 2018 and count down to noon. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St., and John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Parkway. https://mckinneypubliclibrary.ticketleap.com

Dec. 31
Dallas Area Rapid Transit offers free rides to patrons New Year’s Eve

Those needing a lift on New Year’s Eve will be able to use Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s services for free. DART, in partnership with Miller Lite, announced it would offer free travel options from its bus, light rail, paratransit vehicles and Trinity Railway Express services.

The free services will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and last until the end of service for each travel option, according to a DART news release. More information about this free service can be found here.

Jan. 1
City offices, facilities closed for holidays

The following city offices and facilities will be closed for Christmas and New Year’s Day. Times vary.

  • Apex Centre (open Jan. 1 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.)
  • City administration offices (closed Jan. 1)
  • City Hall (closed Jan. 1)
  • The Courts Tennis Complex (closed Jan. 1)
  • Dr Pepper StarCenter (closed Jan. 1)
  • Libraries (closed Jan. 1)
  • McKinney Performing Arts Center administration and ticket office (closed Jan. 1)
  • Municipal court (closed Jan. 1)
  • Oak Hollow Municipal Golf Course (closed Jan. 1)
  • Recreation centers (closed Jan. 1)
  • Senior exercise pool (closed Jan. 1)

Jan. 1
Meet the farmer behind the coffee at Pacific Tradewinds

Farmer David Bateman from Heavenly Hawaiian Farms will stop by Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co. to answer questions about growing coffee beans in Hawaii. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Pacific Tradewinds, 3103 N. McDonald St., Ste. 100. Free. www.pacifictradewindscoffee.com

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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