With the holidays fast approaching, the time to celebrate the season is here. From light shows and tree lightings to flying acrobats and Santa Claus, here is a list of holiday and Christmas events in Frisco to keep you just as jolly as the big man in the red suit.

Christmas in the Square – Taking place November 25 through January 1, 2017, Christmas in the Square is the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. The nightly show begins at 6 p.m. and features more than 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and over 8 miles of extension cords. Christmas in the Square also features an outdoor ice skating rink, carriage rides, Christmas tree lot and much more. Want to see it snow in Frisco? Snow flurries take place in Frisco Square every 15 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays. Don’t miss the Special Event Night, Saturday, December 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This night only, enjoy additional activities including Parachuting Santa, holiday vendors, snow tubing and more. The light and music show is free to experience, but some activities do require a fee.

Christmas in the Square


Merry Main Street* – Kick off the Christmas season in Frisco at Merry Main Street on Saturday, December 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This annual event features the lighting of The City of Frisco Christmas Tree in front of the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, as well as Santa’s arrival, live reindeer, carriage rides and more. Merry Main Street is a free event; however, some activities do require a fee. 

*Due to inclement weather, the official lighting of the City of Frisco Christmas Tree has been moved to Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
All indoor Merry Main Street activites will take place Saturday, December 3 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. All other outdoor Merry Main Street activities have been cancelled. Learn more here.

Merry Main Street Santa


Frisco RoughRiders Winter Wonderland – In conjunction with Toys for Tots, the Frisco RoughRiders are hosting the club’s inaugural “Winter Wonderland” at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Friday, December 9 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free-to-attend, open-to-the-public event will feature carriage rides, the Vocal Magic carolers, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied by their reindeer. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., RiderVision, the state-of-the-art video board at Dr Pepper Ballpark, will screen Christmas classics. 

The Frisco Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” – Experience one of the world’s most popular ballets Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Reedy High School in Frisco. Tickets are $15 per person. 

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular – Don’t miss a new concert and visual experience the entire family will enjoy. Taking place Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Dr Pepper Arena, Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular blends the spell-binding grace and dare-devil athleticism of today's greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest holiday music of all time. Tickets start at $27. 

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular


Photos with Santa – Make time to see Santa and tell him all of your Christmas wishes at Photos with Santa at Stonebriar Centre. Skip the line and reserve your time with Santa beforehand; however, reservations and photo purchases are not required. For a complete list of times, visit shopstonebriar.com.

Breakfast with Santa – Enjoy Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Dave & Buster’s Frisco, November 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets include breakfast, time with Santa and access to Dave & Buster’s Million Dollar Midway. Advance purchase required. 

Frosty 5K & Merry Mile – Don your merriest running gear or costume and take part in one of Frisco’s most popular holiday traditions, the Frosty 5K & Merry Mile, Saturday, December 10. Registration begins at 7 a.m. 

Frosty 5K


For a complete list of holiday events, head here.