The Christmas season is here so let’s spread the cheer by collecting Toys for Troops, auditioning for Improv, catching a Legends game, honoring our Veterans, and, of course, you have to round out your holiday-time things to do in Frisco, Tx with all the Santa/ gingerbread house/ice-skating events around Christmas in the Square!
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Thursday, December 4
“Operation Once in a Lifetime Toys for Troops Toy Drive” – Frisco Square Property Owners Association recently announced that they are partnering with Operation Once in a Lifetime (OOIAL) and their Toys for Troops Toy Drive this holiday season. Toys for Troops helps military families provide a better Christmas for their kids. The toy drive will run through Dec. 15. Soldiers in uniform will pick up donations from all Frisco Square locations on Dec. 16, with a final pickup event at Forest Park Medical Center Frisco from 1-2 pm.
“Frisco Improv Players Auditions” – Frisco Improv Players is an improvisational comedy troupe that performs in a high energy format that is clean, fast, and fun entertainment for all audiences. Auditions are being held to bring new talent to the troupe. Auditions will be held Thursday, December 4th, from 7:30 – 9:30 PM at the Frisco Discovery Center, located at 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco 75034 (off Cotton Gin Road, east of the Dallas North Tollway). Performances are held at the same venue. Before you audition, please note that those selected to join the troupe will be expected to attend players’ workshops, which occur one evening per week. Wear comfortable clothing, as performers will be playing improv games and having fun! Musical talent a plus. To reserve an audition spot, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-450-8596
“District Leaders Host ‘Coffee Talks’ at FISD High Schools” – Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeremy Lyon, along with a member of the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees, will host coffee talks throughout the school year at each of the FISD high schools. Upcoming sessions include: Thursday, December 4 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Centennial High School, 6901 Coit Road. Thursday, December 11 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Heritage High School, 14040 El Dorado Parkway. Any parent is invited; however, each talk will only be advertised within the feeder pattern of that particular high school. There is no agenda or scheduled topic, just a time for informal conversation with District leaders. Coffee will be provided.
Friday, December 5
“Frisco Night of Improv” Frisco Improv Players is an improvisational comedy troupe based in Frisco, Texas, which specializes in clean, interactive, game-based comedic performances, similar to those seen on the syndicated television show Whose Line is it Anyway? The troupe performs on an ongoing basis at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N Dallas Pkwy) where their fast-paced, interactive improv is wildly popular with faith-based and youth organizations, families and senior groups. The next show is Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 PM. Join them for a fun evening. Suitable for all audiences. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 214-450-8596
Texas Legends vs. Oklahoma City – Tip-off at 7pm in Dr. Pepper Arena.
Saturday, December 6
“Breakfast with Santa” – There’s still time to treat your children to Breakfast with Santa! Purchase tickets to the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. sessions.
“Gingerbread Houses” – If you’re creative in the kitchen, we’ve got a sweet challenge for you! Enter our Gingerbread House contest. $12 entry fee for residents; $15 for non residents. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 3. Prizes awarded. Get your entry packet or more information.
“Merry Main Street” – ‘He’s making a list and checking it twice…’ but Santa never forgets Merry Main Street,which will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. at Simpson Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Admission to the City of Frisco’s 24th annual event is free. This family favorite features 27 student choirs performing on three stages, the city’s tree lighting and holiday light show, strolling carolers, carriage rides, reindeer, the Kids’ Holiday Store, and Santa Claus.
“The Nutcracker” by The Frisco Ballet. Performance Times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Tickets to each of these are $15.00 per person. At 7PM, in the Special Events Center, you can enjoy a delicious meal before and during a performance of this beloved holiday ballet; tickets for the dinner plus performance are $30 a person. Call The Frisco Ballet at 972-712-1100 with questions or to purchase tickets.
Sunday, December 7
“New ‘Walk of Honor” – You’re invited! Frisco’s new ‘Walk of Honor’ will be unveiled at the city’s Veterans Memorial on Sunday, Dec. 7, which also marks Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The public is invited to the dedication ceremony, which starts at 1 p.m. at Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Rd.
“Skate with Santa” 12pm-2:30pm at Dr Pepper Arena, 2601 Avenue of the Stars. Enjoy skating, pictures with Santa, games and lots more! Includes admission to the Dallas Figure Skating Club’s production of “‘Tis the Season Ice Show” at 3pm. Call 214-687-5600 for all the details.
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Don’t miss the “5th Annual Polar Express Pajama Party” at 4pm on Dec. 13th, at the Frisco Discovery Center! Tickets on sale NOW! Space is limited for a visit with Santa, photos, dinner, movie, balloon artists, winter games, a chance to meet the characters from FROZEN, and more! If you’re still in doubt, watch the promo video clip!
“Frosty 5K & Merry Mile” – Saturday, Dec. 13 ‘Thumpity, Thump, Thump…Look at Frosty Go!’ Lace up your shoes and join Frosty the Snowman for the “Frosty 5K & Merry Mile” on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Simpson Plaza in Frisco Square, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The Merry Mile starts at 8 a.m. while the 5K gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Awards presented for individual times. Team awards presented for costumes, team size, best t-shirts and spirit.
“Christmas in the Square” Christmas in the Square has returned for its 10th year full of established favorites as well as new surprises. Holiday lights and music (available on 92.9 FM) choreographed by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax LLC). With over 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords. Christmas in the Square is unlike anything else you have ever seen!