The weather is not looking good this weekend! Here are some fun events happening…just make sure you double check that the outdoor events are still on by clicking through that if the weather looks iffy!

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Dickens in Downtown Plano
Friday 5:30-9pm
Dickens is a FREE annual event produced by the City of Plano. Nestled in the heart of the Downtown Plano Arts District, Dickens is the holiday event of the year! Live entertainment, delicious food, a variety of attractions, and a visit from Santa allow for everyone in the family to have something to enjoy. 5:30pm Santa Arrives! (Haggard Park Gazebo) 7pm Tree Lighting Ceremony (Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th Street); 7:15pm – Ice Fights by Dallas Ice FX; 8pm Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Holiday Show (McCall Plaza)

Polar Express Storytime
Barnes & Noble, 801 W. 15th St
Friday 7-9pm
All aboard! Tonight we’ll have a Storytime reading of The Polar Express, some orchestra music from Williams High School and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Come take your picture with the Clauses and tell Santa what you’d like for Christmas.

Elf Jr.
Genesis Children’s Theatre
Friday & Saturday
Based on the movie, Elf Jr. is the delightful story that follows Buddy the Elf as he journeys from the North Pole to New York City in search of his father.

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Saturday 9am-noon
Home Depot stores
A free kid building workshop. Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can create a beautiful Gingerbread Candy Dish.

The Nutcracker
Dallas Children’s Theater
Saturday & Sunday
No holiday season is complete without Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker! This unique and acclaimed puppet interpretation brings the classic story to life with innovative passion and artistry. According to The Dallas Morning News, this Nutcracker “…out-Fantasia’s Walt Disney’s classic film.” DFW audiences love holiday traditions, and that is why 2016 marks 20 years of this most requested title. It’s a perfect introduction to classical music, so make a date to bring your children! ASL performance: December 4, 2016 at 4:30pm. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Fantastic Creepy Crawlies
Parr Library
Saturday 3pm
Insects, tarantulas, and snakes, oh my! Join the Heard Museum and their creepy crawlies to learn all about these amazing animals. All ages

The Sleeping Beauty
Cox Playhouse
A Theatre Britain production.

World of Robots
Harrington Library
Sunday 2-4pm
Interact with the world of robots. From programming friendly bees to driving motorized vehicles to 3D printers that build your designs, there’s something for everyone! All ages