Why Frisco’s Christmas on the Square Is Going to Be Your New Holiday Tradition
If you’re familiar with northern Texas, then you already know that the region is filled with incredible spirit and charm. While this is the case all year round, it’s during the holidays that it shines the brightest. One of the most treasured events of the holiday season can be found in Frisco, Texas at Christmas in the Square.
2018 marks the 14th year of the annual Christmas in the Square festivities that run from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve. The Square, which is one of the focal areas in Frisco, attracts over 750,000 visitors during the holiday season. These visitors come from all around to enjoy the holiday lights and music that infuse the Square with festive spirit every evening from 6-10 pm.
However, it isn’t just the twinkling lights and feel good holiday music that brings droves of visitors to the square, it’s also the calendar that’s packed with fun things to do all season long. If you’ve been thinking about heading to Christmas in the Square as a place to make your own holiday memories, here are some of the fun activities that you can enjoy.
Skate the Square
While Frisco sees a little snow from time to time, it rarely gets cold enough here to take full advantage of outdoor winter sports, like ice skating. There’s just something magical about skating outdoors, instead of at an inside rink, especially during the holidays. We must not be the only ones who feel this way because Skate the Square is making yet another repeat appearance at Christmas in the Square.
Skate the Square is a 45’ x 75’ ice skating rink that features real ice. The rink, which has become a Frisco tradition, is located on the corner of Main Street and Coleman Boulevard. Bring your friends and family for an evenly skate from 4pm to 9pm, Monday through Thursday, with extended hours beginning December 17, 2018. Starting on Friday and lasting through the weekend, the rink is open from noon until 10pm, with the only exceptions being Christmas Day and inclement weather that might weaken the integrity and safety of the ice.
Don’t have ice skates of your own?
Don’t worry, rentals are available and included in the cost which is currently $12 per person for an entire day of fun on the ice.
One of the reasons that visitors return year after year to Christmas in the Square is that so many of the classic events have played a part in the creating their holiday traditions. While we love the old standbys, we’re also equally excited about the new attractions that are being added this year – including the new Christmas Tree Maze.
The maze, which is under a large tent, is built from more than 250 real Christmas trees that have been arranged into a larger than life holiday puzzle that visitors of all ages will enjoy. Don’t think that you’ll just be able to cut through the trees and take a shortcut to the end. Signage and special lights are placed between many of the trees, making it near impossible to take a short way out. Instead, you’ll have to rely on your instincts and adventurous holiday spirit to find your way to the end.
The Christmas Tree Maze will be open daily during Christmas in the Square (thanks to the tent that protects the maze from rain and other spoilers). It’s the perfect way to let the kids runs off some of their extra holiday energy or for adults to have some playful fun. The cost of the maze is $8 per person, but those who bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a local agency will receive a discount on admission.
The ice skating and Christmas tree maze are great fun, but the real attraction of Christmas in the Square is the amazing light show. It’s estimated that there are over 175,000 lights that cover the Square. To help you grasp the magnitude of that many lights, it takes over 8 miles of extensions cords to power them up.
As if the lights alone weren’t enough to inspire childlike awe, the light show is perfectly choreographed to holiday music. If you’re driving by in your car, or parked to take it all in, you can tune in to 107.3 FM for the complete choreographed production. You can also stream the station on your smartphone and listen as you walk through the Square for a completely immersive holiday experience like no other.
Make Your Own Traditions
These are the main highlights of Frisco’s Christmas in the Square, but there are also plenty of additional smaller activities that take place – like parachuting with Santa, trackless train rides and old-fashioned carriage rides. Not to mention that you’ll be able to venture off for nearby shopping and some of the best dining in Frisco. Whether you’re seeking a fun day away from the stress of the season or are looking to begin a new holiday tradition, Frisco’s Christmas on the Square is a must-see attraction this holiday season.
We think that as far as holiday spirit goes, few places can beat Frisco. While you’re soaking up every bit of the holiday cheer and good will during your visit to Christmas in the Square, why not think about what it would be like if you could call Frisco your home all year round. Our Somerset Park community in Frisco, Texas is built with the types of homes that dreams are made of.
Our Somerset Park homes are spacious, with floorplans that include 3-5 bedrooms and 3.5-5 baths. The open design and luxury amenities will make your new Somerset Park home the place where you’ll look forward to hosting festive holiday parties of your own. If you’d like to know more about our homes, and what it’s like to live in Frisco, contact Taylor Morrison today and let us introduce you to a beautiful community that you’re going to love calling home.