Here are a few things going on in your area in the month of November!
American Heroes: A Salute to Veterans Festival
When: November 5
Time: All day
Where: The Colony Five Star Complex
Honor our American Heroes with your hand over your heart, and the “Star Spangled Banner,” tumbling from your lips at this festival’s memorial ceremony. Following the opening remarks, bask in your freedom at the carnival or place a bid at the silent auction. Make sure to swing by the car, truck, and bike show before watching Tanya Tucker perform on the main stage. A patriotic fireworks display will close out the day.
When: November 12
Where: Frisco Commons Park
If you find star gazing undeniably romantic, then this the perfect (free) date night for you. Hosted by the Texas Astronomical Society, more than a dozen telescopes will be set up for public use. Experts will assist in identifying constellations and planets throughout the evening.
Christmas in the Square
When: November 25-Jan 1
Where: Frisco Square
We’re just eight short weeks away from Christmas, and Frisco is ready to spread some holiday cheer. You’re invited to visit the largest choreographed lights and music show in North Texas— twelve years running. Thanks to eight miles of extension cords, there are 175,000 twinkling lights for visitors to see. Dreaming of a white Christmas? You’re in luck. Every Friday and Saturday snow machines will blow, creating a powdery winter wonderland rare to the Southwest. Make your visit even more magical with a carriage ride or a few laps around the ice rink. While you’re at it, sip some hot cocoa and chop down your Christmas tree.
Festival at the Switchyard
When: November 5
Where: Downton Carrollton
All aboard! In honor of the railroad putting Carrollton on the map, this Texas town spends a day in celebration. The event is anything but small, bringing in more than 27,000 people each year. Free concerts, including headlining act the Barenaked Ladies, draw many to the main stage throughout the day. Feast on turkey legs, fried Oreos, and other fair foods from numerous vendors lining the downtown streets. We recommend playing a game of giant Jenga and catching the kids’ magic show.
Thanksgiving Art and Movie
When: November 22
Where: Carrollton Public Library at Hebron & Josey
Make paper turkeys with your little ones just before Thanksgiving. No need to buy dining room decorations with these colorful crafts. Get your child excited for the holiday, and who knows, it may become a tradition.