30 miles north of Dallas, Texas, in a small town called McKinney, is the 28th annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration. November 28th, 29th and 30th, there will be an old fashioned, Victorian atmosphere with horse drawn carriages, strolling carolers, visits with Santa Claus, the Christmas tree lighting and activities for all ages. You can enjoy Christmas music, Dicken’s era dress, food and children’s activities provided by local not-for-profit organizations.
Snow will be making a special appearance at this festival with a snow tubing hill. Kids and adults will look forward to coasting down a man-made hill in inner tubes on the snow. Dress warmly!
Santa sets up shop in the Historic Downtown McKinney to have photos taken with the kids and to take requests, so have your children write their wish lists and bring them along.
The shops in the square will be open extended hours for shopping. You can browse boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, apparel, gifts and antique stores. It’s the perfect time to find a unique Christmas gift for that special someone in your life.
This festival is free, and CCART will provide a free shuttle service from First United Baptist Church to the historic downtown area.
Photo curtesy of Krisdecurtis