Looking for something to do this weekend? If you’re staying in town for Thankgiving break, start it off with a fun weekend of family-friendly events. For more ideas visit the PAM Calendar.


Plano Children’s Theater
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Half Price Books stores
Saturday 1pm
Every child who attends will receive a free book to take home and add to their library, or start a new one! *Limit one preselected book per child while supplies last

Log House Open House
Saturday noon-3pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives visitors to LLELA a window on life in Denton County in 1870. Interested visitors of all ages are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and tour at their own pace. Knowledgeable volunteers will guide visitors through the structures and answer questions in this informal tour, and local musicians may be there to provide a bit of toe-tapping rhythm. Cost: regular admission ($5/person; children age 5 years and under free).

Light the Night
Saturday 4:30-7pm
Watters Creek, Allen
4:30pm KLUV’s Jody Dean, the evening’s emcee, gets everyone into the holiday spirit. Mrs. Claus will be passing out free cookies, there will be complimentary carriage rides, hot cocoa, caroling, face painting, and more.
5pm Allen Symphony Chorus performs seasonal favorites costumed performers from the Allen Civic Ballet, pop-in-art, and the Allen ISD Elementary Art Exhibit at Blue House Too, located near the staging area for the Carriage Rides.
6:15pm, guests will be dazzled when Santa lights up the 30-foot tree, the centerpiece of Watters Creek’s holiday display. Light the Nights’ festivities will top off with a spectacular fireworks display.

Lights at Legacy
The Shops at Legacy, Plano
Sunday 4-7pm
Santa Photos will be available with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Children’s Health, ride our Christmas Train and enjoy live entertainment, craft activities with Mrs. Claus, balloon animals, face painting, caricature artists, magic with Mr. Scrooge, Christmas parade plus the lighting of the sixty five foot tree!