For the past 42 years, Downtown McKinney transforms into a real life Hallmark movie with 14 blocks of festive decor, family friendly activities, live music and more! Mark your calendars for November 25th to 27th and head up North to enjoy the free family-friendly festival!

Updated November 2022


Downtown McKinney

Downtown McKinney is one of our favorite day trip destinations. Home to 150 shops and 20+ restaurants, this charming town has it all. Stroll through the square and explore the boutiques ranging from home to apparel and everything in between. They also have a booming culinary scene with delicious spots to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner!

A few of our favorite spots are Habitat Plants for coffee and plant shopping, Patina Green for the yummiest lunch sandwiches and Tyler Kingston Mercantile for the cutest gifts!


Home for the Holidays McKinney Christmas


Home For The Holidays

You’re invited to kick off the holiday season at Home for the Holidays… a McKinney Christmas! The 165 year old stunning Historic Downtown McKinney is bringing on the holiday cheer with decor on every block, live music, delicious food, and so many fun things to do with the whole family from visits with Santa, arts + crafts and so much more!

The festivities are taking place on November 25th and 26th from 10:30am to 9pm and November 27th from Noon to 5pm!

If you have family coming to town for Thanksgiving, be sure to bring them to the most charming Christmas celebration in Downtown McKinney! Share this article with your friends and make your plans to explore Historic Downtown McKinney and get in the holiday spirit! Thanks to Downtown McKinney for sponsoring this post.