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!
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
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!
Head to Haggard Park in Downtown Plano on the last Saturday of every month, June through August, to watch some of this year’s most loved family-friendly blockbusters. Movies in the Park is a great event to take a picnic and the whole family!
The season will begin with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m., followed by a showing of Moana on July 29 and The Lego Batman Movie on August 26.
Each event will have a fun twist or activity involved; for Moana, henna artist Tejal Parikh will have a station set up for movie-goers to get henna tattoos, starting at 6:30 pm. There will also be a hula-dancing class hosted by TOLOA Polynesian Dance at 7 pm.
As always, Moana-themed dress-up and costumes are encouraged!
In addition to the film screenings, food trucks will be on site to sell refreshments.
For more info on events happening in the arts district, go to visitdowntownplano.com
If you are looking to make some money from selling gently used baby/kids stuff then now is your chance! The bi-yearly sale at Divine Consign in Plano will be happening soon. Here is all the info you need to get registered to be a seller.
What: Divine Consign Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sale
Where: Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
To Shop at our Presale (Saturday, September 16):
*Volunteers get to shop FIRST, even before our consignors (sign-ups start August 26th)
*First Time Moms whose oldest child is less than one year old and have never attended our FTM presale can sign-up starting August 26th (150 accepted)
Sunday Breakfast and Early Shopping – For just $12/person we provide an exclusive opportunity for the first 150 registrants to have a delicious buffet breakfast and entry into the sale an hour before we open to the public (registration starts August 26th)
Open to the Public:
September 17 12-5pm
September 18 10am-3pm
September 18 6-9pm (1/2 price sale)
September 19 8am-noon (75% off)
Is there an entry or parking fee? No! Entry and parking are always free
Mark your calendars and register to start making some cash!
As Moms, aren’t we always looking for family friendly events happening around us? Well, this is a great one and it’s taking place next month in Dallas.
Uptown Dallas, Inc. and West Village present their 2nd Annual Uptown Family Fest! (all ages of kids are welcome)
West Village (3699 McKinney Ave Dallas) from 10:00 AM – 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017
Uptown Dallas, Inc. (UDI) is a nonprofit management company focused on the public improvement of the Uptown district (PID). A recent demographic showed that the fastest growing population in Uptown belongs to ages 0-4 years old. Knowing this, UDI will focus on family initiatives as part of their strategic plan. This includes hosting multiple family-friendly events such as Uptown Family Fest, Back to School Kiddo’s Karnival on August 12 in Griggs Park, and Movies in the Park every Thursday in September at Griggs Park. For more information, visit Uptown Dallas and follow them social media.