Don’t wait a minute longer. Enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to celebrate the Holidays now.
The main attraction is the Ice! At Gaylord Texan exhibit, 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures as you walk through a 14,000 square foot attraction kept constant at 9 degrees!!
Grab those parkas, your mittens, scarves and sweaters and slide down the slides, and marvel at the exhibits!
In addition, you can enjoy the:
And for Adults, you can get tickets to upgrade your experience to VIP status with the On the Blocks Ice Bar!
Get your discount here:
This year’s Ice! at the Gaylord Texan features “Twas the Night Before Christmas” along with a Lone Star Christmas. You can get 50% Off General Admission Tickets using the promo code PLANOMOMS at GaylordTexanTickets.com (Restrictions Apply)
*Offer valid 11/10 – 11/22, excluding Saturdays after 5 PM. Tickets can be purchased online. Limit of 10 tickets per purchaser. Not retroactive. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Other restrictions may apply. Please check the coupon small print.
What are you waiting for? Book your slot and enjoy it for yourself with our 50% off discount code!
Thank you to the Gaylord Texan Hotel for hosting our family for the day to enjoy it!
Starts Nov 2nd – Nov 10th.
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Bounce Over to Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry to trade in your Halloween Candy for some FUN!
You will receive $1 per pound of unopened candy a dental goodie bag and a ticket entry to win a family fun night at Urban Air Frisco!
Restrictions apply: Limit 1 prize entry per child. All Children must be present to receive passes and must be accompanied by an adult. Candy must be unopened, maximum 5 pounds per child.
Bring in your unopened candy and Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will give you $1 per pound of candy, a dental goody bag to wash those sugars away. This Goody bag is filled with some dental goodies as well as some fun activities. Also you will get to enter in a drawing to win a family night at Urban Air Frisco for a fun filled time with your family or friends.
You Do not need to a patient of Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry to participate. All children ages 18 and under and their parents can participate.
You can stop by anytime Starting November 2nd through November through Nov 10th.
Drawing will be live on Facebook at 4 PM on Nov 10th and winner will be notified through their provided contact information.
Are you ready to shop for your holiday list? We have all of the best holiday craft fairs and trade shows happening in Collin County. Get Ready to Shop until you Drop!!!
3-4th Ursuline Academy Holiday Bazaar 4900 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas Friday is a preview day and is $10, Saturday is Free.
4th St. Gabriel’s Holiday Boutique (McKinney) 9 am – 4 pm Over 80 vendors and each will have an item in the raffle drawing.
3rd-4th St. Jude Craft Fair (Plano) over 90 booths of hand-made items including jewelry, decorations, clothing, floral arrangements, quilts, candles and many more surprises.
4th Murphy Shopping Extravaganza 4:30- 7:30 Vendors include Lularoe, LipSense, Scentsy, Young Living, 31 Bags and so much more!
4th Wylie HS Fall Vendor Fair 9 am – 5 pm Come enjoy shopping with unique local vendors and stock up on gifts for the upcoming holidays!
4th-5th Snowflake Holiday Bazaar (Plano West Senior) 9 am – 5 pm Benefits the Band Gnomes by Anita will be at Snowflake Holiday Bazaar. There will be Christmas Gnomes dressed in red as well as neutral colored House Gnomes.
6th Sip and Shop (Plano Area Mothers of Multiples) 6-10 pm A wide variety of vendors selling things like jewelry, children’s boutiques, educational toys, make-up and skin care, bath products, wine glasses, ornaments, kitchen gadgets, wreaths, holiday decor and more!
8th-12th Neath the Wreath hosted by Junior League of Collin County A huge marketplace full of unique items… and your favorite Make Your Mark cups! Stock up for holiday gatherings and gifts (hostess, teacher, friends!). Mark your calendars!
9th Ladies Night Out Shopping Benefitting Amazing Grace Food Pantry (Wylie) 5 pm – 8 pm
11th Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash 10:30 am – 5 pm a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more.
11th Moms Of Muphy Holiday Craft Fair 10 am features local businesses and benefits the MoMs charity effort, Bless a Family.
15-18th Chi Omega Christmas Market (Fair Park, Dallas) Offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 180 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday decor, women’s clothing and accessories, home accents, children’s clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more!
18th Holiday Craft Fair 10 am – 3 pm Some vendors include Mary Kay, Young Living, Thirty-One Gifts, and more
18th Holiday Vendor Fair 10 am – 4 (Denton)
18th Jpiihs Christmas Bazaar 10 am – 5 pm
24th- Dec. 31st Enchant Christmas Maze and Market (Arlington) Christmas Market with over 100 shopping vendors and food trucks, including the Arlington favorite Texas Christkindl Market Lane.
28th Lone Star Mercantile Eat, Drink and Be Merry 7 -10 pm Eat, drink, be merry! Join us as we kick off the Christmas season with after-hours shopping, refreshments, and prizes! Come shop the sales for everyone on your Christmas list
2nd- 2nd Annual Christmas Market (Burleson) 10 am – 5 pm This event will take place all outdoors in the streets of Old Town Burleson. We will have booth after booth of small business vendors, Christmas music playing all day long, food trucks, children activities and so much more.
2nd- Sip ‘n Shop Holiday Bazaar 9 am – 2pm Open to the public! Get your Christmas shopping started with some mimosas & holiday treats!
9th- Allen Holiday Arts and Craft Market 9 am – 4 pm Just in time for the holidays, this arts and crafts fair will put everyone in the giving spirit with creative crafts and a festive atmosphere! It’s time to go Christmas shopping!
8th-10th Funky Flea Market’s Vintage Christmas Please come and join us for the fantastic shopping experience filled with Christmas decor, vintage goods, unique gifts, fabulous finds, and FOOD TRUCKS!
Fall/Winter clothing from newborn to juniors, maternity clothing, shoes, toys, toys, toys, bikes, books, strollers, car seats, puzzles, pack-n-plays, games, playhouses, holiday items, Halloween costumes, sports equipment, bumbos and much more!
A highlight of our year in Downtown Plano Arts District, is the annual Steinfest Festival at Haggard Park
The fun starts Friday, October 20 from 5pm-11pm and continues Saturday, October 21 from 10am – 10pm at Haggard Park in Downtown Plano Arts District.
Home Depot are offering a Grill as first prize for the winner of the Brat Eating contest, which starts Friday, October 20 at 7pm. Come hungry and see how many Bratwursts you can eat in 5 minutes! Thank you Ye Olde Butcher Shop for supplying the Brat Eating Contest Brats.
Get your Furry Friend involved on the Saturday, in the Weiner Dog Fashion Show, brought to you by Dogtopia at 11am.
Deck them out in their best dress or costume and let the judges award them prizes and treats.
For all of us who are 21+, we can compete in Stein Racing with the chance to win VIP Packages and a big cash prize on Saturday, October 21 at 3pm. (Must register with a $10 fee). Make it your mission to cross the finish line with the least amount of spilled beer!
Why not flex your muscles for the Masskrugstemmen on Saturday at 7.30 and see how long you can hold a fully filled stein out at a 90 degree angle without giving in? All participants get a souvenir stein and one beer.
Don’t forget the Kids!!!! This year, bring them to enjoy the fun dancing and polka music and the Raising Cane’s Kiddie Play Patch. They will have face painting, fall harvest photo-ops, bean bag toss, outdoor games and more!
One of our highlights of this Festival are the choices of Food and Drink available. The Karbach Brewing Company is the official sponsor and encourage you to enjoy a pint to wash down the great food choices
This year, enjoy food prepared by Downtown Plano Arts District chefs from The Fillmore, (which celebrates it’s 10th year of opening), Urban Crust, Angela’s Crosswalk, Urban Rio, Jorgs Cafe Vienna and Ye Olde Butchers Shop
New for 2017, we have a treat in store: we can enjoy traditional Kolaches of all types right here in Downtown Plano, all the way from the Czech Stop, in West, Texas.
At Steinfest, you can peruse the booths of more than 30 market vendors in the Marktplatz!
The Event itself is free to attend and enjoy the entertainment. If you would like to try the German-inspired cuisine or drinks, you can buy coupons at the ticket booths at the entrance.
Why not make the event really special?
You can get a VIP package for $50 each, which includes twenty food and beverage coupons, a commemorative stein, a Steinfest t-shirt and access to the Whole Foods Market VIP Bier Garden with a private bar.
See you there!
Photo credits: Downtown Plano Arts District, Steinfest.org and Facebook
Trick or Treat! October is filled with so many Halloween events for kids! Have you been able to attend any of the Fall festivals around North Dallas? Some nearly every weekend!! Now it’s time to think about Halloween events just the kids. Halloween can be such a fun and exciting time. It’s hard when the actual day falls on a school day. So many churches and places now offer family friendly and safe events. Many of these are even free! I love attending some of these because not only is it fun and safe but we get some more wear out of our costumes!! Here’s a look at some great Halloween events for kids happening in Collin County.
Saturday, October 28th from 10 am – 8 pm. Kids will enjoy complimentary trick-or-treating all day. Additionally, the cosplay costume contests will take place at 5 p.m. (for ages 12 and under) and at 6 p.m. (for ages 13 and up – and parents welcome to participate!). Bonus points will be given to participants in videogame-themed costumes!
Tickets: General Admission: $12, $10 for children 10 and under, as well as for military, educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets.)
Costume contest entrants get 50 percent off admission!
Halloween-themed race hosted by the City of Plano. It is our goal to provide a safe, fun, and innovative way for citizens to enjoy their Halloween holiday. Saturday, October 21 at 5 pm – 9 pm
October 27th -31st Includes: Open Play, Prizes and Free Giveaways, Carnival Games, Costume Contests, Glowing Room, Relay races
Parent’s Night Out (6-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct 30)
Spooktacular admission is $11 per child ($1 off admission and free $1 in tokens with costume). Cannot be combined with other promotions/offers.
Parents Night Out: $25 per child (offered on the evening of Saturday, Oct 30)
October 28th from 5 pm to 7 pm. CALLING EVERYONE THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND IN OUR CUSTER ROAD UMC FAMILY! Make plans to join us for this terrific, fun and FREE children’s event! We’ll have bounce houses, music, games, costumes, food available for purchase and lots more! This year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss out on all of the fun including Trunk or Treat!
October 19-21st Come out and enjoy an old-fashioned carnival. Local companies and organizations will set up games and give out prizes and candy. This event is totally free!
Friday, October 27th from 10 am – 12 pm (Sasche) Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and get special treats! We will also have a petting zoo hosted by Grisham Farms. We will have lots of different critters for the kids to touch. Expect to see rabbits, a hedgehog, ferret, chinchilla, snake, lizard, bugs and a bird.
Tickets: Pricing will be normal admission fee +5 dollars per Family to interact with our petting zoo.
Friday, October 27th from 4 pm – 6:00 pm Come join us for an evening of Fall Fun at our annual Fall Family Festival, open to Orchard families past, present, and future ♥. There will be crafts, activities, games, and fall planting in the Orchard Garden. Make sure to wear your costumes for the costume parade! Organic snacks and goodies for trick or treating!
October 21st from 4 pm to 9 pm at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. (9200 World Cup Way). Haunted carnival, bounce houses, trick or treating, costume contest, food trucks, live music, haunted hay maze, photo opps and much more!
Ticket Prices: $10 per person, ages 2 and under are free Purchase Tickets
Saturday, October 28th from 4 pm – 7 pm Have you ever seen 1,000,000 pieces of candy? You can at the annual Fall Festival where there is something fun for all ages! It’s three hours packed full of fun games, inflatable, and food trucks! Costumes welcome and it’s FREE!
Thursday, October 26th 5 pm – 8 pm (Tom Muehlenbeck Rec Center) Come dressed in costume with your trick or treat bag for a fun night of carnival games and candy! Please bring a canned food item to donate to a local food bank. 5801 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093 FREE
October 27th from 10 am – 12 pm. Put on your favorite costume and come Trick or Treat at the Farmstead. Activities include trick or treating, chicken feeding, tractor rides, a craft, and so much more! Open to ages 1-9.
Ticket Prices: $7.00 for children ages 1+, $8.00 child admission on the day of the event, $3.00 general admission for adults or purchase online at Heritage Ticket or call 972-881-0140.
Tuesday, October 31st in downtown McKinney from 4 pm – 7 pm (FREE EVENT) The shops in downtown McKinney and McKinney Main Street invite you to come out on Tuesday, October 31 from 4-7 p.m. and enjoy the sights of hundreds of ghosts and goblins young and old in Historic Downtown McKinney. This annual event provides interactive activities to celebrate a safe, secure, family fun Halloween event.
October 27th from 6 pm – 8 pm at Josey Ranch Lake Library. Drop in for some free, family-friendly fall fun! Enjoy games, art activities, stories, prizes, face painting, and fear factor games and more!!!
Sunday, October 29th from 4 pm – 6 pm 4001 Custer Road, Room 4-260, Plano, TX US 75023
5 – 9 p.m Farmers, mice, fairies, and superheroes will gather at Faith Lutheran School on Friday, October 27 for the school’s annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event will feature a bounce house, fair-type foods, a cake walk, carnival games and more. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano. Tickets can be purchased at the door to be used in exchange for food and games. For more information, please call 972.423.7448
Free Kid Meal on Halloween On October 31st kids in costume will eat free at El Chico restaurants!
The Plano International festival is gearing up for another fun-filled day of multicultural food, entertainment, and education on October 14 in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park with more of everything that makes the event unique – art, culture, food, music, dancing, wellness and fitness, kids’ activities, and more. Come read more about the Plano International festival and all the special events included this year.
Haggard Park, downtown Plano 11 am – 5 pm (Free event!!)
The Festival’s foreign film screening will expand to include musical entertainment and a panel discussion. This year’s film, Song of Lahore, is a soul-stirring documentary from Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken. Song of Lahore chronicles the amazing journey of a group of classical Pakistani musicians who struggle to gain respect and recognition at home, in a country that no longer values its rich musical traditions, and finally receives it after playing jazz standards on traditional Pakistani instruments alongside Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center. The film is being shown in partnership with Indie Meme and the Plano Symphony Orchestra. This is the only portion of the Festival that requires a ticket, which can be purchased at planosymphony.org for $15 for adults, $10 for students. Proceeds will benefit the PSO Education Scholarship Program, funded through the Alice Hobbs Education and Outreach Fund. The film will be shown at 2:30 pm in the Courtyard Theater adjacent to Haggard Park.
Prior to the film screening, the Festival will again feature their highly successful Fitness and Wellness Fair from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Courtyard Theater. Sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, the fair will offer free flu shots for adults and flu mist for children as well as free screenings for blood pressure, body mass, bone density, vision, dental health, and more. Free massages, healthcare enrollment info, a Carter Blood Drive, and stress prevention tips are among the many useful and important educational offerings. The fair is being held in partnership with the Plano ISD Education Foundation.
The Festival was conceived by the Plano City Council’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable in 2005 to showcase and celebrate the many cultures represented by the people of Plano. It is designed to promote awareness of cultural diversity and facilitate communication between all cultural groups in the community. It also serves to advance Plano’s visibility and standing as an international city. The Plano International Festival is sponsored by the Plano International Festival Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The festival’s variety of offerings for attendees and strong community partnerships has helped it win the Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee’s 2014 Community Diversity Leadership Award. And the Festival’s comprehensive Zero Waste program has helped the Festival win the City of Plano’s Environmental Star of Excellence Award four times.
Come learn some culture and more about other countries and enjoy this family-friendly event in downtown Plano!
It’s almost Fall! I’m so ready for cooler temps and all the fall colors. It’s such a fun time of year! This time of year will bring out so many fun things to do, including visiting a pumpkin patch. They will start popping up all around us. Gather the family and don’t forget the camera, here’s a look at some of the best pumpkin patches in north Dallas.
Known as “The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm” is celebrating its 21st year! Located in Gunter, this farm is voted one of the best in Texas!
Monday-Friday Admission- $8 Includes:
Saturday/Sunday Admission – $10 Includes:
8525 Garland Road Dallas, Texas 75218
Dates/Hours: Sept 23rd – Nov 22nd 9 am – 5 pm
Ticket Prices:$9.50/Adult; $6/Kids (3-12); under 3 are free
This Year’s Theme: “The Wonderful World of Oz” Travel through the pumpkin village on an actual yellow brick road! You’ll see all the famous and beloved characters from the story. Don’t forget your camera!!!
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch Open October 1- October 31 from 9 am to 7 pm
Parking charge: $5 during the week and $10 on the weekends. All activities are FREE! (hayrides, bounce houses, playground, maze)
Team Family Farms Pumpkin Patch (Aubrey) September 30th – October 31
Hours: 10 am to 7 pm, closed Mondays Prices: $8 ages 2 and up.
Activities: Feed the Animals, Barrel Train rides, playground, photo spots, mazes, games and more!
Storybook Ranch (Mckinney) Open September 24- November 1
Hours: Sunday – Friday 10 am – Sundown, Saturdays 9 am to Sundown
Ticket Prices: $15 a child/ $5 for adults Activities include hayride, bounce houses, pony rides, maze, and pumpkins
Activities: hayride, bounce houses, pony rides, maze, and pumpkins
Pumpkins on the Prairie (Frisco) Opening day September 30th at 9 am to October 31 5 pm
Hours: Monday- Friday 1 pm to 7 pm, Saturday/Sunday 9 am to 7 pm
Activities: hay maze, bounce house, and hayride ALL ARE FREE!
Christ United Methodist Church (Plano, Parker/Coit) open from 9 am to 7 pm Sept 23- Oct. 31st (youth pumpkin patch)
Creekwood United Methodist Church (Allen) October 1- 31 All proceeds benefit Creekwood Student Ministries’ missions.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm (Grapevine) September 29th – October 31st Corn maze, hayrides, and lots of family fun!
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets: $5 per person CASH ONLY!!!!
Activities: Corn maze, hayrides, and lots of family fun!
Blase Family Farm (Rockwall) September 30th – October 31
Hours: Monday- Friday 9 am – 6 pm Saturday 10 am – 6 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm
Tickets: $7 per person (1 and under are free)
Activities: Petting zoo, hayride, farm train, and more!
Poncho’s Pumpkin Patch (Heritage Farmstead, Plano) open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Heritage Farmstead of Plano recently debuted a new pumpkin patch experience for residents of all ages. Poncho’s Pumpkin Patch – named for the Farmstead’s resident donkey – offers a variety pumpkins for sale, a hay maze, a wealth of photo opportunities and more.
Yesterland Farm (Canton) Fall Festival OPEN for weekends September 23 – November 5
Hours: Fridays: 6pm – 10pm
Saturdays: 10am – 10pm
Sundays: Noon – 6pm
Tickets: At Gate $21.95/Online $18.95 each (2 and under are free)
Get DISCOUNT TICKETS here
Farm Attractions: Corn Maze, Wagon Train rides, Farm Zoo, Pig Races, Rubber Duck Races, Pumpkin Movie in the Tipi, WesterLand Village, Playground Area, Hi-Striker, Kiddie Pedal Carts for our little guests, Specialty Shows, Candy Cannon and lots of Photo Ops.
Fright Farm Activities: Creepy Corn Maze, Chain Reactor, Horrid Hayride, and Tunnel of Terror. (Activities begin at dark)
We love coming together and meeting each other. Here is a great fun Plant and Sip Event night out for all y’all!
City Central Plano would like to invite you to our Plano Mom’s Plant and Sip Night Out
This will be a great opportunity for you to check out City Central’s amazing office and Co-working space while meeting other moms and having a great night!
They are conveniently located in Plano off of Spring Creek Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway.
You need to experience a Plant and Sip Event. Through Plant and Sip, you get to plant and design your very own exotic succulent terrarium while enjoying food and drinks with your friends!
It’s an experience, a full teaching class, combined with Mommy Mixing for y’all to meet each other.
The Plant and Sip family has a love for all things nature. Their plants are bought from a family farm ensuring they get the very best quality while supporting fellow plant enthusiasts. Their love for nature doesn’t stop with plants. To be part of the Plant and Sip team, you have to have a love for animals and be willing to donate some of your time to local shelters and rescue groups. Three times a year, Plant and Sip holds fundraisers for their little friends where 100% of the proceeds go to local animal shelters.
Sooooo, to sum it up, come with friends to drink, eat, laugh, and create something cool!.. !
They will be giving away massages, one month of free coworking and other awesome door prizes our in-house massage therapist and we will have a In House Massage Therapist also giving away for door prizes. This Plant and Sip Event is not to be missed!
Registration is only $20 (Wine and Beer Sips and Nibbles included) and includes your very own succulent terrarium.
Space is limited so register today!
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Get your calendars ready, there are some super fun fall festivals coming up, and some in the same weekend! There’s going to be so much to do nearly every weekend until the holidays. It’s such a fun time of the year. Here’s a look at some Fall Festivals in 2017.
Thinking of hosting a neighborhood block party? Make sure you rent the Pop-up Party Trailer from the City of Plano for the best party!
Do you know of a great Fall Festival to add to our list? Tell us in the comments or email us at email@example.com.