You don’t have to venture far to find magical, memorable ways to ring in the holidays. From Christmas concerts to Santa sightings, check out these fun-filled events happening in your own backyard.
Meet Holiday Heroes
- Have Breakfast with Santa as he takes a break from his toy shop and refuels for the day at Joe Farmer Recreation Center on Dec. 19.
- Swim with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas on Friday, Dec. 15.
- Step into the Snow Queen’s kingdom top sip Tea with Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters from Allen Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Dec. 2.
- Keep the holiday magic alive by dropping off kids’ Letters to Santa until Dec. 11. Santa will send a personal letter to your home in return!
Sights and Sounds of the Season
- Rock out at Allen Event Center on Dec. 12 when the Brian Setzer Orchestra returns to Allen with the 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour.
- Feel better about your own family drama after watching the Medieval rivalries portrayed in Lion in Winter, presented by Allen’s Community Theatre December 1-17.
- Experience the first Christmas in a special barnyard setting (live animals included) at the Creekwood Live Nativity Display, Dec. 6.
- Hum along with favorite holiday tunes, including selections from Handel’s Messiah, at a Christmas Music Festival presented by Allen Symphony Chorus on Dec. 8.
- Enjoy the musical stylings of the Note-Ably North Texas Chorus at Cocoa, Cookies and Carols, Dec. 10.
- Listen as local tuba and euphonium players unite on Dec. 17 for MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS—an impromptu performance from brass musicians gathered in over 150 cities.
- Take in a free holiday performance at the Allen Community Band Christmas Concert, Dec. 17.
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