The holiday festivities will soon be in full swing here in Frisco, and I’m totally ready for it. Christmas time is my absolute favorite. With so many fun things to do, see and eat, it’s hard not to get excited, so today I’m sharing all the must-do’s in Frisco this holiday season.

Santa At Stonebriar Centre  
This year, just like last, we plan to do our annual Santa photo at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco. One neat feature about this location is that they offer two separate photo backdrops; one with a beautiful sled and the other with Mr. Claus himself. I know how tricky it can be snapping a good photo with Santa, but the photographers take multiple pictures to make sure you get the perfect shot. All photo packages include the digital images from your visit, plus a printed copy of your favorite picture. Pro Tip: Schedule your visit online so you can skip the long lines.

Christmas At The Star
If you didn’t already know, football is a pretty big deal here in Texas. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Santa goes all out football when he comes to visit the Lone Star State. He is especially fond of the Dallas Cowboys. Don’t believe me? Make plans to visit Christmas at The Star in Frisco and see for yourself. Mr. Claus nicely decorates his living room in full Dallas Cowboys swag. Complete with a royal blue chair and a green football turf. It’s a one-of-a-kind Santa experience you don’t want to miss.

If you plan to visit the Star over the weekend, you will also be able to enjoy the Christmas Spectacular. One of the newest Christmas events in Frisco, the show features live performances by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Drumline. Santa also makes a special appearance during the show. Admission and parking are both free. Performances runs begin in November and run up until a few days before Christmas.

Holiday Treats 
Since the weather is now cooler, I love sipping on Hot Chocolate. It’s the best way to keep warm this season. One of my favorite spots to visit is Nerdvana. They have the coolest machine that places designs on the top of your drink. I also appreciate all the board games and video games offered to guests. It’s such a fun atmosphere where you can go and enjoy time with family and friends. I also recommend trying Hot Cocoa from Summer Moon and The Nest Cafe. You can’t go wrong.

And what’s Hot Chocolate without delicious cookies? For some of the best cookies in town, head straight to The Cookie Rack. They offer 14 incredible flavors, like cookie dough, cake batter and salted caramel pretzel. My son personally loves their Snicker cookie. They also offer a weekly specialty cookie, so follow them on social media to keep up with the latest cookie releases.

Frisco Mercantile 
Frisco offers some incredible shopping, but the small boutiques is what really sets the city apart. I love how each shop has their own flair. If you are looking for a place to finish your holiday shopping, you need to check out Frisco Mercantile. Trust me, you will be left in total awe. Everything is displayed beautifully, and they have over 150 different dealers. You could spend hours just roaming the aisles. They carry just about anything, like home décor, women’s clothing, antiques and so much more. They are also conveniently open 7 days a week and receive new merchandise daily. Some other great local shops are Bittersweet Ivy and Boxcar House

Christmas In The Square  
And last but not least, Christmas in the Square. When it comes to Christmas events in Frisco, this is the crown jewel of the city during this festive time. I may be biased, but it offers one of the best lights shows in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. With over 175,000 lights, it’s no wonder Christmas in the Square draws over 700,000 visitors a year, and it’s considered the largest choreographed light show in North Texas. Visitors can enjoy the light spectacular every day from 6-10 pm, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving through the end of December. In addition to the light show, there are also other fun activities like ice skating and a Christmas tree maze.

Frisco truly is a magical place to visit this time of year. It’s definitely worth a visit. We hope to welcome you here soon! Head to visitfrisco.com to plan your holiday visit.

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