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Posted on: November 17, 2021

There's No Place Like Allen for the holidays!

A young boy and girl pictured smiling in front of a holiday themed photo backdrop

String the lights and pass the hot cocoa—it’s holiday season in Allen! Hayrides, face painting and family memories await at these special holiday events.

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  • (Nov. 27-Dec. 10) Santa is accepting wish lists! Your child can type a Letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes at Joe Farmer Recreation Center or Allen Public Library. Keep an eye on your mailbox for a special response from Santa himself! Letters must be received by Dec. 10.

  • (Dec. 11) Come out to The Edge Skate Park for our annual Holiday Bash. Experience a fun-filled day of BMX, skateboard and scooter competitions. Open to ages 5-30.

  • (Dec. 12) A day of history filled Christmas events! Savor complimentary gingerbread and hot apple cider as you experience Christmas Through the Decades. Hosted by Allen Heritage Guild.

  • (Dec. 17) Lift your holiday spirits with On Stage @ APL: A Hootenanny Christmas. The Bodarks take the stage to perform a mix of ragtime, jug band and Western swing combined with punk. Watch live or attend in-person.

  • (Dec. 18) Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Powered by Coserv - Santa's been sighted and he's heading to Allen! Line up along the street to get a glimpse of Santa and his special helpers from Allen Fire Department and Allen Police Department.

  • (Dec. 18) New and experienced skaters can enjoy the ice at Allen Community Ice Rink's Holiday Skate. Includes photos with Santa, crafts, and skating with Rudolph and Frosty! FREE skate rental if you bring a non-perishable food item.

  • (Dec. 18-19) Allen Civic Ballet presents “The Nutcracker.” Follow Clara as she saves her beloved Nutcracker Prince from the evil Mouse Queen! Includes live music from Allen Philharmonic Orchestra. Purchase tickets

  • (Dec. 19) Join Allen Community Ice Rink as they celebrate Holidays on Ice featuring the Allen Academy of Skating and Allen Community Ice Rink Skaters. FREE admission with donation of a non-perishable food item.

  • (Dec. 19) Allen Community Band (ACB) presents Sounds of the Season! Listen to holiday favorites performed by ACB Jazz Band and ACB Concert Band. FREE admission.

No Place like Allen for the Holidays


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