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6 Unique Ways To Celebrate Christmas In North Texas

Ring in the holidays with new experiences

It’s about that time of year again for the holidays to begin. If you aren’t in the mood for traditional Christmas celebrations — try something new. 

For The Family

Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza

Where: 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 - Dec. 16, 2023 

Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza is an electrifying 20-minute show that ignites The Star with a mix of game day excitement and Christmas cheer on Tostitos Championship Plaza. The show kicks off with a performance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, followed by the lighting of The Star’s 67-foot LED Christmas tree by a Dallas Cowboys football legend. Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza showcases a lineup of 65 gameday performers, including Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue, Cowboys Rookie Squad, Rowdy and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

Dude Perfect Tree Lighting 

Where: 3255 PGA Parkway
When: Dec. 1, 2023

Dude Perfect, known for their seemingly impossible trick shots, will be helping Santa light up the PGA’s Christmas tree. On Dec. 1, 2023, families are encouraged to gather around the magical musical tree for a nightly tree lighting ceremony with Santa at 6:00 p.m. For an extra special welcome to the holiday season, Dude Perfect will join Santa to assist with the lighting, and a private meet-and-greet with the Dudes will be held at Omni PGA Frisco Resort for guests who purchase the holiday resort package.

Frosty 5K & Merry Mile

Where: 5828 Nancy Jane Ln, Frisco
When: Dec. 2, 2023

Looking to get more active this holiday season? North Texans should consider signing up for Frisco’s annual Frosty 5K & Merry Mile, a marathon event where participants can don their merriest activewear or costumes and enjoy a fun run to the finishing line. 

For The Adults

Gingerbread Cookies + Beer Pairing 

Where: 6007 Legacy Dr, Plano
When: Dec. 5, 2023

What’s better than beer? A hand-selected pairing with cookies. Renaissance Dallas at Plano is hosting a special gingerbread cookie and beer pairing on Dec. 5, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by Whiskey Moon Wonderland to enjoy!

12 Wines of Christmas Wine Walk

Where: 111 North Tennessee Street, McKinney
When: Dec. 9 - 12, 2023 

Join the most spectacular Christmas party of the season at the 12 Wines of Christmas Wine Walk. Upon arrival and check-in at the McKinney Performing Arts Center's lawn, you'll be presented with a keepsake wine glass, a glass lanyard and an event passport to lead you on an enchanting winter wine journey!

Indulge in Lone Star Wine Cellars' premium wines available at over 20 charming shops in downtown McKinney. Collect stamps on your wine passport from 12 participating shops, then return the completed passport to Santa's Wine Workshop at Lone Star Wine Cellars for extra an tasting and exclusive Holiday Wine Discounts.

Ugly Sweater Cocktail Dinner 

Where: 1000 14th St #100, Plano
When: Dec. 12, 2023

Get ready to don your best ugly sweaters and celebrate the holiday spirit with a sip of jingle juice at Urban Rio's holiday cocktail dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 12, starting at 6:30 pm. Secure your spot for a festive evening at $70 per person, covering all taxes and gratuities.