Festival Info

An Unforgettable Experience and a Great Start to the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving weekend 2023 marks the 43rd year of our hometown Christmas celebration!

Stroll the 14-block area of McKinney's 166-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with neighbors and visitors from near and far.

Admission is free and open to the public


There are 12 public parking lots that surround Downtown McKinney. Visit the Downtown Parking webpage.

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Enjoy round-trip transportation between Downtown McKinney and First McKinney Baptist. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes.

  • Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

First McKinney Baptist Church
1615 W. Louisiana St.

Dates & Times

  • Friday, Nov 24,  10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov 25, 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
  • Sunday, Nov 26, Noon - 5 p.m.


  • From U.S. Highway 75 take Exit 40-A
  • Travel East on Louisiana Street approximately 1.2 miles

What to Expect

  • A fun, family-friendly event
  • Traditional live Christmas music
  • Food and festivities
  • VW Photo Bus
  • Children’s Activities
  • Costumed characters
  • Visits with Santa
  • Children's arts and crafts
  • Petting zoo
  • A unique shopping experience
  • A Ferris wheel and carousel
  • And much more