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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Celebrate the Season with these Allen Events

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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.

Can’t-Miss Traditions

Meet Holiday Heroes

  • Bring your camera to get a picture of your child on Santa’s lap during Breakfast with Santa on December 18.
  • Swim with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium on December 21.
  • Step into the Snow Queen’s kingdom top sip Tea with Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters from Allen Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker,
  • Keep the holiday magic alive by dropping off kids’ Letters to Santa until Monday, December 10. Santa will send a personal letter to your home in return!

Sights and Sounds of the Season

  • Join Allen Community Ice Rink as they celebrate “Holidays on Ice” featuring the Allen Academy of Skating and Allen Community Ice Rink Skaters.
  • Grab your passport and boarding pass to experience multi-cultural holiday activities, crafts and Santa photo opportunity during the Holiday Express on December 7! Held at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, admission is $5 or free with an unwrapped toy. Open to all ages.
  • Don’t miss an untraditional take on A Christmas Carol as Allen’s Community Theatre presents “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” November 30-December 16.
  • Experience the first Christmas in a special barnyard setting (live animals included) at the Creekwood Live Nativity Display, December 5-6.
  • Go back in time at Allen Heritage Village during Christmas on the Prairie, December 16.
  • Listen as local tuba and euphonium players unite on Dec. 16 for Allen TUBACHRISTMAS—an impromptu performance from brass musicians gathered in over 200 cities.
  • Enjoy a reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah as Allen Symphony Chorus partners with area African American congregations in “Soulful Christmas” on December 7.

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