Christmas in the Square's spectacular show draws more than 750,000 visitors annually. The holiday lights and music will run daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31. This show is free to the public. Skate on the Square's real outdoor ice rink. The cost is $12 per person (includes skate rental); it is closed on Christmas Day.
The North Texas Turkey Trot, benefiting The Miracle League of Frisco, takes place Nov. 28 as a Thanksgiving Day tradition, starting at 5500 Frisco Square Blvd. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m and offers a 5K, 10K and miracle mile option—even an option for walkers. Sign up at GetMeRegistered.com.
"Night of Improv" is a family-friendly, interactive, laugh-out-loud experience with a troupe of quick-witted, talented actors and actresses who provide quality entertainment for all ages. Frisco Improv Players was founded in 2012, specializing in "game-based comedic performances, similar to those seen on the syndicated television show 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'" Tickets are $12 to $15 each.
Dogs are welcome to participate alongside their owners. Awards will be at 10 a.m. Frosty 5K and Merry Mile participants receive a long-sleeved, commemorative T-shirt. The first 1,000 participants to register receive a Frosty 5K beanie. Registered Frosty 5K finishers receive a Frosty 5K finisher medal. Merry Mile participants receive a Merry Mile ribbon. Email JRussell@FriscoTexas.gov.
Shop fabulous vendors and enjoy a Santa breakfast hosted by Lebanon Trail High School Cheer members. This event runs through 2 p.m.
Meet No. 1 best-selling children's author/ illustrator Jan Brett. She will do a tiger drawing demonstration and talk about her research trip to India followed by a signing of her latest book, The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.
Melody of Hope hosts their sixth annual Hope for the Holidays special black-tie event. MOH is an ambassador for fellow nonprofits and good causes, partnering with organizations that support people in need. Kick-off the winter holiday in wonderland style with 300-plus North Texans for a special night of live music, networking and celebrating. Tickets are $100 per person.
Join an evening of live music, food, local beer, great wine and celebration. Take a bottle of wine or a growler to share. This event is for those 21 years old and older.
Come "Masked to Help" in best mask and cocktail/formal attire as funds are raised to help unmask issues of childhood brokenness. Colors of Hope is a nonprofit offering Equine Restoration Programs that take survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking from a story of trauma to a heart filled with transformation. Email Michelle@MaskedToHelpFoundation.org for details.
Join this group's ninth annual free pictures with Santa. The Big Guy will take pictures with furry friends and their families for a winter wonderland. They also will have other photo opportunities for those that might be a little nervous around Santa. They will accept nonperishable food items to donate to the Frisco Family Services food pantry. All are welcome.
Meet other writers to discuss story ideas, get writing tips and share original work. This group is for those in grades 6-12. It will be held in the first-floor Teen Room. It's a free event.
This free event is for those who are at least 13 years old through adult. This session will be hands-on machine learning concepts, held on the fourth floor within the McCallum Room.
Join the annual, college Frisco Bowl game. The bowl game is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, and is affiliated with the American Athletic Conference. It will be televised on ESPN2. Tickets can be purchased via telephone at 855.492.8053.
Ring in 2020 at noon with children of all ages and their families. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with making crafts and playing games. The free party will be held in the second floor Children's Program Room.