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This Week in Frisco – Week of Monday December 11, 2017

Sleigh. All. Day. Let’s make more merry with the Frisco Public Library online book sale, Christmas theater, Holiday Nights at Lincoln Experience Center, and Texas Legends basketball …  all This Week in Frisco!

It’s the LAST WEEK for “Toys For Troops Donation Drive” in Frisco Square. Donate new, unwrapped toys, or clothing items at the following Drop Locations in Frisco Square: barre3, The COOP, Next Step Dance, POParella’s, Sweet Tooth Dental, and Skate the Square outdoor rink. 

Don’t forget… We want to be a part of your #Frisco #Holidays on Instagram, so as you’re out and about enjoying all that Frisco has to offer, use #MyFriscoHoliday and tag us at @lifestylefrisco and we’ll reshare your pics!

Looking for Santa?  We know where to find him in Frisco!


Monday, December 11

Sports

The Cowboys Hour – Hosted by Brad Sham and Jeff Cavanaugh, live from the patio at Omni Frisco Hotel, Monday nights from 6pm to 7pm. Listen locally on 105.3 FM The Fan or 1080AM KRLD. On-site prizes and promotions.

Kids & Family

Christmas In The Square 2017 – From November 24 – through January 3, 2018, Frisco Square Property Owners Association and NBC5, proudly present Christmas in the Square at Frisco Square which opens with Skate the Square. Skate the Square, an outdoor real ice skating rink will be available beginning Monday through Thursday between the hours of 4pm and 9pm. Enjoy extended hours from December 16 to January 3rd – 2pm to 9pm, and Friday through Sunday 12noon to 10pm except on Christmas Day and weather permitting. The “Christmas in the Square Light Show” will be open nightly from 6pm to 10pm. Due to the overwhelming popularity and growth of CITS, Frisco Square Property Owners Association is offering big and small businesses, non-profits, and those with a creative holiday flare the opportunity to have a 10’ x 10’ booth during the event night, December 16, 2017. Along with the dazzling light show, in partnership with the City of Frisco, which is choreographed to holiday music visitors can enjoy snow machines, parachuting Santa, an inner tubing snow slide, carriage rides, and so much more.

Friends of the Frisco Library ONLINE BOOK SALEENDS TODAY!!!! Want to avoid looking at a pile of toys cast aside while your kids play with the boxes? Give the gift of reading! This holiday season, visit childrensbookstore.com TODAY to purchase past or future favorite books for the kids on your list. Make your selections, enter the code FPLFriends, and know that you’re delivering smiles to the kids while supporting your library at the same time. 30% of purchase prices will be donated to the Friends of Frisco Public Library and will be used to support the programming and resources you value.

Arts

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) – Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season running December 1st through 17th! Black Box Theatre starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20.

Frisco Fine Art presents international artist: Abebe Zelelew – Often called a living master, Abebe tells his stories of his life in Ethiopia by carving them on African Mohogany wood in acrylic.  In his words: “The metamorphosis of raw materials such as cotton balls, or straw into aesthetic objects of daily use via the deft hands of the artisan has always fascinated me. The harmonious lines these objects put on display in our daily life inspire me and emerge as patterns in my works…” Come see the entire exhibition through December 29th at Frisco Fine Art, 7227 Main Street.

 


Tuesday, December 12

 

Shopping & Dining

$2 Tuesdays in Frisco Square

**Offers good at participating locations and may change without notice. All offers exclude sales tax. Sales tax will be included where applicable.**

Sports

“Off With The Helmets – Cowboys” Radio Show – Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar, located at The Star in Frisco, will play host to live “Off with the Helmets Cowboys” radio show this football season. Emcee Brady Tinker and current Cowboys players will be on site at Tupelo Honey each show to discuss the current football season live on ESPN 103.3 FM. Featured players will include La’El Collins, Brice Butler and Jaylon Smith, as well as surprise guests featured throughout the season.

Arts

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) – Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season running December 1st through 17th! Black Box Theatre starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20.

 


Wednesday, December 13

Arts

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) – Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season running December 1st through 17th! Black Box Theatre starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20.

 


Thursday, December 14

Arts

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) – Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season running December 1st through 17th! Black Box Theatre starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20.

Frisco Youth Theatre Presents The Nightshade at Christmas – December 14 – December 16 in the new North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) theatre at the Shops at Willow Bend, In this original musical written by NTPA directors Greg McKnight and Mick McCormick, Santa has been missing for many years and there is unrest in Christmas Land. According to McKnight, “Nightshade is a satire inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. Frisco Youth Theatre families have been wanting to perform The Nightmare Before Christmas; however, a stage version of that title doesn’t exist.” So McKnight set out to write his own. Full of great songs and talented local kids, this is sure to be a new holiday favorite – and hopefully a new annual tradition as well!

 


Friday, December 15

Sports

Texas Legends vs. Oklahoma City Blue – Tip off at 7:30pm in Dr. Pepper Arena.

Kids & Family

Lincoln Experience Center’s HOLIDAY NIGHTS – On Friday and Saturday nights through December 23rd, join us from 4pm to 6pm for our warm and welcoming Holiday Nights. Relax and recharge in our Connectivity Lounge, enjoy complimentary sweet treats with your favorite café beverage, and unwind to the sounds of festive, live music. Join us on Center Stage and explore the exceptional design, innovative technology, and luxury service that Lincoln has to offer. Lincoln Experience Center, 3620 The Star Boulevard, Suite 1205.

Gingerbread House Decorating – Register today for Gingerbread House Decorating at Frisco Young Chefs Academy! Event takes place in a dedicated Holiday Room where you can enjoy holiday music and treats from the chocolate fountain! Supplies provided. All ages welcome. Fridays: December 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 6pm – 7pm or 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17, 10:30am – 11:30am or 6pm – 7 pm. During Holiday Week: December 18-22, 4:30pm – 5:30 pm or 6pm – 7 pm. Reservations required. Price includes supplies for one child and 1 adult helper.

Cowboys Christmas Spectacular – Every Friday and Saturday night through December 22nd, 6:00pm at The Star Since opening, The Star has been filled with entertainment and the holiday season is certainly no exception. The Cowboys Christmas Spectacular takes place each week on Tostitos Championship Plaza and will feature the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Drumline, appearances by Santa, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Arts

Astraios presents the New Houston Harp Ensemble – Astraios presents the New Houston Harp Ensemble in a holiday spectacular! Join harpists Emily Mitchell, Susanna Campbell, Danielle Harmon, and Kimberly DeRosa for music from The Nutcracker as well as carol arrangements by Dallas jazz harpist Cindy Horstman. The concert begins at 7:30, but be sure to join us for light appetizers at 7pm. Stay for carols and dessert! 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are $10 – $20.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) – Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season running December 1st through 17th! Black Box Theatre starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20.
Frisco Youth Theatre Presents The Nightshade at Christmas – December 14 – December 16 in the new North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) theatre at the Shops at Willow Bend, In this original musical written by NTPA directors Greg McKnight and Mick McCormick, Santa has been missing for many years and there is unrest in Christmas Land. According to McKnight, “Nightshade is a satire inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. Frisco Youth Theatre families have been wanting to perform The Nightmare Before Christmas; however, a stage version of that title doesn’t exist.” So McKnight set out to write his own. Full of great songs and talented local kids, this is sure to be a new holiday favorite – and hopefully a new annual tradition as well!

Saturday, December 16

Sports

Texas Legends vs. Northern Arizona Suns – Tip off at 7:30pm in Dr. Pepper Arena.

Kids & Family

Christmas In The Square SPECIAL EVENT NIGHT – Don’t miss this night from 5-10 pm in Frisco Square!

  • Trackless Train Rides $3 PP (6-10 pm & 5-10 pm)
  • Parachuting Santa (4:15 pm)
  • Visits with Santa
  • 4 Lane Inner-Tubing Snow Slide
  • Holiday Treats
  • Interactive Snow Play Area
  • Santa and his Workshop 
  • Holiday Vendors
  • Inflatables 
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides $6 PP – Thursday – Sundays 6pm – 10pm through Dec. 31, 2017 – except December 25th and during inclement weather.
  • Light and Music Show – Nov. 24 –  Dec. 31, 2017, 6pm – 10pm nightly
  • Snow Flurries – Every 15 minutes on Friday and Saturdays through Dec. 31, 2017
  • Skate the Square Real Outdoor Ice Rink $10 per person through Dec. 31, 2017. Closed Christmas Day and during inclement weather. Mon-Thurs 4pm – 9pm; Fri-Sun 12noon – 10pm.

Lincoln Experience Center’s HOLIDAY NIGHTS – On Friday and Saturday nights through December 23rd, join us from 4pm to 6pm for our warm and welcoming Holiday Nights. Relax and recharge in our Connectivity Lounge, enjoy complimentary sweet treats with your favorite café beverage, and unwind to the sounds of festive, live music. Join us on Center Stage and explore the exceptional design, innovative technology, and luxury service that Lincoln has to offer. Lincoln Experience Center, 3620 The Star Boulevard, Suite 1205.

Middle School Madness – The Frisco YMCA introduces a new and exciting youth program called Middle School Madness, in which sixth through eighth graders will enjoy monthly Saturday night from 8pm to 10:30pm. Celebrations complete with a DJ, theater room, concessions, and access to The Garage – the Frisco Y’s newest training facility. Admission is $10 for Frisco YMCA members and $15 for non-members. Register in advance at the Frisco YMCA, 3415 W. Main St., or at the door on the day of the event.

Cowboys Christmas Spectacular – Every Friday and Saturday night through December 22nd, 6:00pm at The Star. Since opening, The Star has been filled with entertainment and the holiday season is certainly no exception. The Cowboys Christmas Spectacular takes place each week on Tostitos Championship Plaza and will feature the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Drumline, appearances by Santa, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Arts

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) – Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season running December 1st through 17th! Black Box Theatre starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20.

Frisco Youth Theatre Presents The Nightshade at Christmas – December 14 – December 16 in the new North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) theatre at the Shops at Willow Bend, In this original musical written by NTPA directors Greg McKnight and Mick McCormick, Santa has been missing for many years and there is unrest in Christmas Land. According to McKnight, “Nightshade is a satire inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. Frisco Youth Theatre families have been wanting to perform The Nightmare Before Christmas; however, a stage version of that title doesn’t exist.” So McKnight set out to write his own. Full of great songs and talented local kids, this is sure to be a new holiday favorite – and hopefully a new annual tradition as well!


Sunday, December 17

Kids & Family

Santa is coming to Jungle Joe’s – On December 17th from 11am – 1pm and December 19th from 6pm – 7:30pm. Get $2 off admission EVERY DAY during winter break starting December 18th and goes through the end of the year.

Frisco Heritage Center 3rd Sunday Open House – Enjoy the Third Sunday Open House at the Frisco Heritage Museum from 1pm to 4pm. Monthly event includes kid’s crafts, games, working blacksmiths, historic home tours and much more. Admission is FREE!

Gingerbread House Decorating – Register today for Gingerbread House Decorating at Frisco Young Chefs Academy! Event takes place in a dedicated Holiday Room where you can enjoy holiday music and treats from the chocolate fountain! Supplies provided. All ages welcome. Fridays: December 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 6pm – 7pm or 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17, 10:30am – 11:30am or 6pm – 7 pm. During Holiday Week: December 18-22, 4:30pm – 5:30 pm or 6pm – 7 pm. Reservations required. Price includes supplies for one child and 1 adult helper.

Arts

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) – Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season running December 1st through 17th! Black Box Theatre starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20.

 


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Deals & Discounts

  • SkinBasix:
    • GIFT CARD SPECIAL: Get ahead start on your holiday shopping. Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive $20 off your next treatment.
    • SKIN TAG REMOVAL: Permanent removal of 15 Skin Tags for $75.00  *Consultation required and get details.
    • ROCACEA SOLUTION: The Rosacea Solution is Now $75. Offer ends December 31, 2017.
  • ReNue Pharmacy:  10% off dietary supplements.
  • UP Inspired Kitchen:
    • Sign UP for UPLove and receive a free entree on your birthday and more!
    • Lift UP Frisco families this holiday! Check in on Facebook or Instagram and $1 goes to Frisco Family Services! #UPliftFrisco
    • Feel like a holiday cold is brewing? A cup of UP Inspired Kitchen’s bone broth and a shot of Ginger from Buda Juice is the answer!
  • Vitality Bowls:  Special of the Month – Pumpkin Bowl and Pumpkin Latte.
  • Jungle Joe’s:   
    • SANTA IS COMING!!! On December 17th from 11am – 1pm and December 19th from 6pm – 7:30pm. Get $2 off admission EVERY DAY during winter break starting December 18th and goes through the end of the year.
    • JUNGLE JOE’S PARTNERS WITH CORNERSTONE ASSISTANCE NETWORK OF NORTH TEXAS:  Bring in an unwrapped toy anytime between today and Dec 15th to receive $2 off admission AND enter into a raffle for 5-day punch card.
    • GIVE THE GIFT OF JUNGLE JOE’S:  gift cards, punch cards and memberships are available.
    • FOOD & FOOTBALL FUN: Football Game Days are back! Jungle Joe’s will be showing all the local network NFL teams. Order $15 in food at Joe’s Cafe and get $5 off. This special will run through December 31, 2017.
  • Homewatch Caregivers:  Do you have a loved one that needs care? Call today to schedule your complimentary in-home evaluation to determine the unique needs of each of your loved ones.
  • PogoPass:  Get a $124.95 PogoPass for NOW ONLY $39.98 when you use code: FRISCO. You’ll have access to some of the most fun venues around town this fall including the Texas Legends games, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, National Videogame Museum, Strikz Bowling & Games, and more!
  • Monat Anti-Aging Hair Care If your hair could use a little anti-aging help, get a COMPLIMENTARY personalized recommendation from Lisa Stubbs with Monat Anti-Aging Hair Care.
  • Two Men and a Truck offers lower rates Monday – Wednesday.
  • FriscoRX Pharmacy:  Get your seasonal flu shot. Usually $0 with insurance and only $28.99 cash price at FriscoRX.

 


GET READY FOR:

Frisco Youth Theatre Winter Break Art and Drama Camp – Grades Kinder – 5th – Starting Monday, December 18, Art and Drama camps are the perfect way to learn and create! Campers work with our experienced staff to learn about acting, singing, dancing, and creating artwork. Get ready for a week of adventure! Please bring a sack lunch each day. Schedule:

  • Full Day Camp – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – $80
  • Morning Only – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – $40
  • Afternoon Only – 1:00 PM – 5:00 pM – $50
  • December 18 – Minion’s and Friends
  • December 19 – Frozen Princesses
  • December 20 – Little Orphan Annie
  • December 21 – Moana’s Adventures
  • December 22 – The Return of Doroth

DXL Frisco Bowl “SMU vs. Louisiana Tech” – On Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7pm in Toyota Stadium. The stadium is anticipated to be full for the first-ever FBS ESPN bowl game played in Frisco. The DXL Frisco Bowl is one of four bowl games set to be played at the home stadium of a Major League Soccer team (FC Dallas plays at Toyota Stadium).

Family Movie Night at the Frisco Public Library – On December 21, 6:30 pm, gather the family, blankets, and pillows to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

VAREKAI by Cirque du Soleil – Starting Wednesday, December 20th – 23rd, the jaw-dropping and mind-blowing Varekai showcases an acrobatic extravaganza which will take audiences on an extraordinary journey. Under the “theme of Icarus”, fans will see an amazing display of high-level acrobatics and performers ready to accomplish perfectly skilled and gravity-defying feats. Performing a total of seven shows at the Dr Pepper Arena December 20 – 23, 2017.

Christmas at the Cathedral – December 22-24 at Elevate Life Church, this free, family-friendly production is nothing short of spectacular! There are many exciting elements including singing, acting, dancing, music, lights and more. (Please note there will be LED’s, strobe lights, haze fog, loud noises and other special effects used during the performance.) Following the production, Elevate Life Church’s Lead Pastor Keith Craft will also be sharing a special message to remind us of the reason for the season. In addition to the visually stunning show, there will be a “larger than life” 36-foot Christmas tree in the lobby, perfect for photos. Santa Claus will be in attendance, joined by a gingerbread man and hot cocoa in the lobby. General admission, priority-seating tickets can be can be reserved in advance.

Black and White New Year’s Eve MasqueradeDecember 31, 2017 at Dave & Buster’s, Stonebriar Centre. Enjoy live music, food offerings, unlimited games and entertainment.

22nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance – On Saturday, February 3rd, the theme is “Be Our Guest” in Frisco Conference Center. Tickets go on sale December 11th. $20 per person for Frisco residents; $25 per person for nonresidents. Both dads and daughters must both have tickets. Dance Times:  Pre K-K: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.;  1st – 2nd: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.;  3rd – 4th: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.;  5th – 6th: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.