Holly Jolly Celebration

Kick off the holidays with the Texas Health | Allen Holly Jolly Celebration presented by Credit Union of Texas! This longstanding Allen tradition features an annual 5K and fun run, light displays, kid-friendly attractions, gourmet food trucks, festive beverages, holiday photo ops and the lighting of the City of Allen Christmas tree. Thanks to our incredible partners, the event is free to attend!

Event Details

Our beloved holiday event is moving to the heart of Downtown Allen! Starting at Allen Drive and Main Street, you'll find blocks of fun, including:
  • NEW FOR 2023! Drone show
  • Gourmet food trucks
  • Photos with Santa
  • Holiday photo ops
  • Christmas tree lighting
  • Festive entertainment

Event Schedule

3 p.m.Shuttle service begins (Map)
4 p.m.1 mile fun run begins (Register)
4:20 p.m.Timed 5K begins (Register)
4:35 p.m.Untimed 5K begins (Register)
5:45 p.m.City Christmas tree lighting
6 p.m.Drone show
6:15 p.m.Race award ceremony
9 p.m.Event ends
9:30 p.m.Shuttle service ends

Parking & Shuttle Map [Click for PDF]

Map of parking and shuttle locations for 2023 Holly Jolly Celebration
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Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run

Holly Jolly 5K (Timed)


The Holly Jolly 5K is a competitive run open to all ages. Chips are attached to your bib and are used to determine results.

Register now.

Holly Jolly 5K (Untimed)


New this year! Run or walk the 5K untimed. This race is for those who don't care about their official time but want to participant in the 3.1-mile distance.

Register now.

Holly Jolly Fun Run

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The Holly Jolly Fun Run is a non-competitive run for participants of all ages.

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Event Partners

Thanks to our valued partners, Holly Jolly Celebration is FREE!
Learn how to become a future partner by emailing Michael Martin or Alicia Gray.

Register to Become an Event Partner or Vendor

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Use the tag #NoPlaceLikeAllen to share your photos from Holly Jolly Celebration and the Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run!