No one does the holidays like Frisco. From the largest holiday lights and music show in North Texas to a parachuting Santa (yes, you read that correctly) to an exclusive kids-only holiday market, we truly have it all.
Starting the day after Thanksgiving and running through January 2, Christmas in the Square is Frisco’s signature five-week-long holiday extravaganza in Frisco Square. It features the largest choreographed lights and music show in North Texas, complete with 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords! The lights “dance” nightly from 6 – 10pm in sync with holiday music on 107.3 FM. The whole family can also skate on a real ice skating ring every evening!
But that’s only the beginning. On weekends, the same snow machines used by Disney create a winter wonderland when snow flurries fall every 15 minutes! Not to mention horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo and pony rides.
If you can only make it to Christmas in the Square for one night, make it December 19, when Santa will parachute in to Frisco Square. Trackless train rides, a four-lane inner-tubing snow slide and holiday treats are also added to the mix!
Frisco’s longest-standing holiday tradition is Merry Main Street, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. For one night only, on December 5, Simpson Plaza will be a veritable North Pole, complete with the city’s official Christmas tree, live entertainment, FREE photos with Santa, carriage rides, a holiday light show, a kids-only holiday market, and a gingerbread house contest exhibit.
With all this festive fun, it’s safe to say you’ll need at least a few days in Frisco to take it all in. Click to book a hotel room and start planning your visit!