December 8

Winter Holiday Events in Plano TX


‘Tis the season for celebrating all the holidays with your loved ones. It’s a great time of year to spend time with each other and make memories to reminisce on later to warm your heart. There’s so much to do each season, and our team at Huffines CJDR Plano wants to help you get into the festive spirit this season. So, we compiled a list of the winter holiday events in Plano, Texas. All you have to do is grab your friends and some jingle bells and choose the fun events to attend this season.

Plano Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays

Image by Tim Gouw is licensed with Unsplash License

See the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays performance at the Christ United Methodist Church Plano with Héctor Guzmán as the conductor. Something is electrifying about watching live performances, and something even more magical about the show when it’s holiday-themed. The Plano Symphony Orchestra performs its Home for the Holidays show with seasonal favorites. Fela, Guzmán’s niece, and the Plano Civic Chorus will be joining the orchestra during the show. Fela is a talented singer and actress who led Big Band Jazz de México and starred as Nala in the Mexican production of Disney’s The Lion King.

Aside from enjoying the music, there are sing-a-longs, humor, and surprises to keep you engaged during the performance. For tickets, you can purchase your seats now if you’re a seasonal subscription member of the orchestra. If you’re not, keep an eye on the site’s page because single tickets go on sale soon.

Date and time: Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Location: 3101 Coit Road, Plano.

The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey

The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey takes place at the Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which is about a 40-minute drive from Plano. Your kids will love this program, and it will get them excited about the holiday season. The event is appropriate for all ages and lasts about an hour. At the event, you can write a letter to Santa, take a photo with him and the elves, eat holiday treats, and walk in a fun winter wonderland. You can also create your own keepsake with the scout elves.

Ticket prices are:

  • $24.95 for adults.
  • $19.95 for kids 3-12 years old.
  • Free for children 2 years old and younger.

Additionally, the show is collecting toy donations on behalf of Toys for Tots, so consider bringing a toy with you to give to a child in need this season. Buy your tickets online using the show’s website. Purchasing tickets on the day of a show at the stadium is possible, but it’s not guaranteed there will be any left.

Date and time: Hours vary based on the day you choose, but it ends on Jan. 2, 2023.

Location: 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington.

Holiday at the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden host a Holiday at the Arboretum. There are features like the 12 days of Christmas and the Christmas village. The arboretum and gardens transform into a holiday wonderland filled with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa decorations and activities. This year, there’s an exhibit you can visit during the event called The Artistry of Faith & Culture. This exhibit highlights and celebrates various holidays and cultures in Dallas, Texas. Other entertainment includes:

  • Children’s activities.
  • Food demonstrations.
  • Over one million holiday lights.
  • Holiday music.

You can buy tickets online using the arboretum’s website. There are a few different ticket packages available:

Daytime Admission

A daytime ticket gives you admission to the holiday event and Christmas village. The garden requires members and non-members to reserve tickets to enter the event during the day and at night:

  • $20 per adult between 13 and 64 years old.
  • $16 per senior 65 and older.
  • $12 per child between 2 and 12 years old.
  • Free for members.

Nighttime Admission

A nighttime ticket provides you with the same access as the daytime ticket, except with this option, you can see the thousands of lights shimmering against the night sky. Prices vary based on the day, but each night is from 6 to 9 p.m.:

  • Sunday through Tuesday:
    • $12 per member adult.
    • $10 per member child or senior.
    • $15 per non-member adult or senior.
    • $13 per non-member child.
  • Wednesday and Thursday:
    • $13 per member adult.
    • $11 per member child or senior.
    • $25 per non-member adult.
    • $13 per non-member child.
    • $18 per non-member senior.
  • Friday and Saturday:
    • $15 per member adult.
    • $11 per member child or senior.
    • $35 per non-member adult.
    • $15 per non-member child.
    • $18 per non-member senior.

Date and time: Through Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas.

Downtown Stocking Stroll

This is the fourth annual Downtown Stocking Stroll, and it’s a free event that lasts about three hours. The event is open to adults, kids, and pets. Walk around downtown and visit the merchants for fun holiday goodies and yummy treats. There will also be a boho merchant set up for the event. Here, you can shop from local shops while enjoying the cooler weather, grab some hot chocolate from the hot cocoa station, and catch a free train ride at the park.

Bring your own stocking so the merchants can fill it with stuffers. If you don’t have a stocking, that’s okay because you can get a free one at the Main Street Garden while supplies last. It’s first come, first served, so if you miss out, try stopping by one of the shops to purchase one. You can also grab a map from the garden of all the downtown shops participating in the event.

Date and time: Saturday, Dec. 17, from noon to 3 p.m.

Location: Main Street Garden Park, 1902 Main St., Dallas.

We know with so many holidays in the winter that the few events we mentioned above only scratch the surface. If we missed your favorite event, contact us and tell us about it. Here at Huffines CJDR Plano, we value our customers and want to know your opinions on our list.

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of a new car or new-to-you vehicle and visit our dealership in Plano, Texas. Our team of sales experts is happy to help you find the right car for you and your family’s needs.


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