Holiday Activities and Camps

2023 Holiday Activities and Events

Day/TimeEvent Info

Saturday, Dec. 9
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Holidays in the Kitchen: Gingerbread House | Old Settler's Recreation Center
Get in the Christmas spirit and decorate a gingerbread house.

All Ages
Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members

Register for Holidays in the Kitchen

Saturday, Dec. 9
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Holiday Crafts: Ugly Xmas Sweater | Old Settler's Recreation Center

Create your own ugly Christmas sweater. You supply the sweater, and we provide the decorations.

Ages 6 - 12
Cost: $15 members; $20 non-members

Register for Holiday Crafts: Ugly Xmas Sweater

Saturday, Dec. 9
5 p.m.

Caroling on the Square | Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library
Help us spread holiday cheer with carols, hot chocolate, and cookies! Sing your way around downtown McKinney and then stick around for the McKinney Rotary Christmas Parade of Lights. Holiday clothing is encouraged.

All Ages

Register for Caroling on the Square

Thursday, Dec. 14
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Singo! Let it Snow | Old Settler's Recreation Center
Singo is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, players are listening to their favorite music. This BYOB game will have you singing, dancing and laughing as you try to guess each song on your Singo card.

BYOB for ages 21+.

All Ages

Friday, Dec. 15

Ugly Sweater Day | Apex Centre

Join us in wearing your ugliest sweater, t-shirt, or socks! Stop by our front desk for your free Apex item to show your holiday spirit. Open to Apex Centre members. *One item per person. While supplies last.

Christmas Cookies
Enjoy cookies from 4 - 6 p.m. provided by our sponsor, CommunityMed Family Urgent Care.

All Ages

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Saturday, Dec. 16
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hygge Holiday | John & Judy Gay Library
Slow down this holiday season and embrace the cozy Hygge lifestyle with an event celebrating friendship and family, simple joys, and warm comforts.

All Ages

Register for Hygge Holiday

Saturday, Dec. 16
5:30 - 9 p.m.

Snowball Winter Formal | Senior Recreation Center
Have an enchanted evening filled with live band entertainment, dinner, refreshments and memorable moments. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Ages: 50+
Cost: $25/Member, $30/Non-Member
BYOB for ages 21+ | Beer and wine ONLY 

Register by calling 972-547-7491

Monday, Dec. 18
6 - 7 p.m.

Reindeer Ride | Apex Centre
Grab the family and get into the Christmas spirit with this 50-minute fun and festive ride. Enjoy the holiday music and Christmas lights while cycling through the winter wonderland. *Costumes are welcome.

Each person must sign up for a bike through the Spivi app.

Ages: 9+

Register for the Reindeer Ride!

Monday, Dec. 18 -
Sunday, Dec. 31

Winterland | Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library
Step into a life-size Candy Land adventure as we bring the classic board game to life. This is a self-led game.

All Ages

Tuesday, Dec. 19
5 - 8:30 p.m.

Merry Bass-mas | Old Settler's Recreation Center
Calling all double bass musicians! Merry Bass-mas is a clinic and concert JUST for the double bass! Participants will get a clinic with world-renowned bassist Dr. Jeff Bradetich, a Merry Bass-mas t-shirt, and a pizza dinner. We will learn 4-part holiday music in our large bass ensemble and perform for the public at 7:30 p.m., which will feature both the large ensemble and professional double bass soloists. Come see a rare performance featuring this unique instrument!

All Ages

Register for Merry Bass-mas

Wednesday, Dec. 27
2 - 3 p.m.

Grandparents Camp: Year of the Dragon Clay Statues | Senior Recreation Center
Grandparents and their grandchildren come together to create fun craft projects.

5 - 12
$5 per person

Register by calling 972-547-7491
Registration is required by December 20.

Saturday, Dec. 30
11 a.m.

Noon Year's Eve | John & Judy Gay Library
We're ringing in the New Year early with a kid-friendly "noon year's eve" celebration. Enjoy crafts, dancing, games, a New Years' wishing wall, and an exciting balloon drop as we count down to the New Year.

All Ages

Register for Noon Year's Eve


School Holiday Camps

*Before and after camp care is available from 7 - 8 a.m. or 5 - 6 p.m.

November 20 - 22
Thanksgiving Break Camp*Apex Centre5 - 128 a.m. - 5 p.m.M - W
December 26 - 29
Winter Break Camp*Apex Centre5 - 128 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tu - F
January 2 - 5
Winter Break Art CampOSRC5 - 132 - 4:45 p.m.Tu - F

Camp Locations

  • Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Rd.
    • Cost includes a $25 non-refundable fee for each Apex Centre camp registration. 
    • Member Rates 
      • To qualify for member rates on camps, an Apex Centre membership must be initiated at least seven days from the camp registration date and must remain active throughout the camp you attend.
    • Field Trip Week(s)
      • On-site camp is not available for any campers not participating in the field trip. 
  • OSRC - Old Settler's Recreation Center, 1201 E. Louisiana St.

Cost Information

The cost of camps varies. On average, day camps cost between $200 - 275 and half-day camps between $40 - 200. Member rates may apply. Click on the camp names for additional details and cost information. Payment plans are also available at Apex Centre.

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