The holidays are in full swing here in North Texas, although you wouldn’t know it by the unusually warm weather we’ve been experiencing. The streets are decorated Downtown, and the parks and businesses are looking festive as always. We’ve already curated a list of holiday events in Central and Downtown Dallas, but this time, we decided to concentrate on our friends in the North! We’ve curated a list including some of the best Holiday activities in the areas of Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson and the surrounding areas!

Holiday Hayride with Santa in Allen

Take a hayride with jolly old' Saint Nick through Bethany Lakes Park and its festively decorated neighborhoods. Your family will enjoy the lights and sing-alongs with Santa on this merry holiday hayride. Hayrides will be given on Friday, Dec 11th from 6 to 9 PM. Pre-registration is required, and hayrides will depart at various times within the registered time slot. Hayrides are 30 min long, and are sure to be fun for the whole family!

Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center – 1201 E. Bethany Allen, 75002

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Frosty 5K & Merry Mile in Frisco - December 12th

The Frosty 5K is fast becoming one of Frisco's notable events. There will be special discounts for family and friends teams and corporate teams. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to S.O.A.R.-Scholarship Opportunities for Activities and Recreation. The event takes place Saturday, December 12 and the cost is $15 for pre-registered runners or $20 race day.

Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd

For more information visit: http://www.friscofun.org/mms/Pages/Frosty5KMerryMile.aspx

McKinney Holiday Craft Fair – December 12th

Craft fairs have become a tradition in the DFW area, and the McKinney Holiday Craft Fair is one of the favorites. Start your holiday shopping early and browse through beautifully handcrafted items including jewelry, clothing, Christmas decorations and more. Taking place Saturday, December 12th from 8 AM to 4 PM, this is an opportunity to get something special for your loved ones and shop local!

Where: Old Settler's Recreation Center 1201 E. Louisiana St. McKinney, 75069

Allen Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair – December 12th

Another craft fair taking place this weekend is the Allen Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. This arts and crafts fair will put everyone in the giving spirit with creative works and a festive atmosphere. Free and open to the public, this fair is also held on Saturday the 12th, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Children under 17 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center – Gymnasium, 1201 E. Bethany, Allen, 75002

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Dive-In Holiday Movie in Allen – December 12th

Grab your friends, swimsuit, and towel and join us at the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium for a holiday themed 'Dive-In Movie' showing of the movie Elf. While you and your friends swim and float in the pool, you'll enjoy a great movie experience! Concessions, Noodles, and Tubes, are available for an additional cost. Taking place Saturday, December 12th from 6:30 to 9 PM, admission is $5 for ages 3-17 years and $6 for 18 years+.

Where: Aquatic and Fitness Center 110 E. Rivercrest Allen, 75002

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Holiday Lights at Frisco Fire Safety Town - December 11th & 12th

Bring the entire family and walk through their outdoor town to see the miniature buildings decorated for the holiday season. Children can email Santa their wish list and then visit him at the mini fire station at this year's Holiday Lights event. Christmas crafts and stories will fill children of all ages with holiday cheer. This is held December 11th and 12th, 2015 from 6 PM to 9 PM, and admission is free!

Where: Frisco Fire Safety Town - Next to Central Fire Station, 8601 Gary Burns Dr.

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Frisco’s Christmas in the Square – Now through Jan 2nd

Christmas in the Square returns for its 11th year, full of established favorites and new surprises. Families, friends and holiday guests from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show. Lights! Music! Snow! With over 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords, Christmas in the Square is unlike anything you have ever seen. Experience ‘snow flurries’ every 15 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Christmas in the Square. The attraction runs through January 2nd, so you'll have plenty of time to make sure you catch this special seasonal surprise!

Where: Frisco Square: 8874 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, 75034

For more information visit: http://friscosquare.com/cits/

Frisco’s Christmas in the Square - Special Event Night - December 19th

An add-on to the event above, December 19th from 5-10PM will be their special event night! A night filled with fun for the entire family starting with a Parachuting Santa at 5 pm, a Four-Lane Inner Tubing Snow Slide, Holidays Treats, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Ice Skating, Holiday Lights, Music and more. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get your family in the holiday spirit!

Where: Frisco Square: 8874 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, 75034

Allen’s Drop & Shop Holiday Skate – December 19th

Celebrate the holidays with the whole family at the Allen Community Ice Rink. Enjoy on-ice games and activities including pictures with Santa and much more. Entry is $5, and visitors can rent skates for $3... unless you donate a non-perishable item to receive a free skate rental! Come celebrate Saturday, December 19th from 3 to 6 PM.

Where: Allen Community Ice Rink at Allen Event Center 200 E. Stacy Road, #1350 Allen, 75002

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Pictures with Santa in Allen – December 19th

Don't fight the holiday crowd for pictures with Santa, instead, come celebrate with the City of Allen. Register today to skip the holiday hustle and bustle. Gather up the family and even your pets for a picture with Santa! Available dates and times are Saturday, Dec. 19th 3-5pm (people) 5-6pm (pets) & Sunday Dec. 20th at the same times.

Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center - Meeting Room B (people) Meeting Room A (pets) 1201 E. Bethany Allen, 75002

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The Nutcracker at Collin Country Ballet Theater – December 22nd & 23rd

Enjoy the holiday classic Ballet performance, The Nutcracker on two special evenings. You can catch it Tuesday, Dec, 22nd at 7:30 PM and Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 9:30 PM. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a holiday classic!

Where: Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts 2351 Performance Drive (US 75 & Galatyn Parkway) Richardson, 75082

For more info visit www.eisemanncenter.com. Phone orders call Eisemann Box Office 972-744-4650