Happy Thanksgiving weekend!  I hope you all have a wonderful and very thankful holiday, however you choose to celebrate it.  Here are five family-friendly things going on this weekend, once you’ve decided to get off the couch!  And there are more…check the PAM Calendar for details.

Photo from Galleria Dallas

Photo from Galleria Dallas

McKinney Christmas Festival
Friday & Saturday
111 N Tennessee St, McKinney
Carriage rides, snow tubing, Ferris wheel, carousel, ice skating, live music, Santa photos and more. Tree lighting at 6:15pm Friday.

Christmas Skating Shows & Tree Lighting
Galleria Dallas
Olympic skaters plus every show features Missile Toes, Galleria’s ice-skating, back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus, along with local children performing to introduce the lighting of the country’s tallest indoor tree. Complimentary.  Tree lighting Saturday at 6pm.

The Nutcracker
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
with Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle from New York City Ballet

Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes
Allen Event Center
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Price Phillip, in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon!

Great Turkey Skate
200 E Stacy Rd, Allen
Saturday from noon-4pm
Join the fun on the ice for various Thanksgiving themed on-ice games and activities including Turkey Bowling, a Whip Cream Pie Eating Contest, Turkey Tag and Bobbing for Gobblers. All on-ice participants must wear skates. Bring a non-perishable item and receive a free skate