When Mayor Maher Maso and Frisco City Council members light the city’s Christmas tree at this year’s Merry Main Street, you can expect to hear ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ and applause. Then the illumination of holiday cheer moves to a whole new level with a new fireworks show lighting up the night sky. The 22nd annual event happens Saturday, December 1, at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center and Simpson Plaza, located at 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and continue through 9 p.m.
The traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony will happen at 6 p.m. with the new fireworks show following at approximately 6:15 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the top level of the parking garage located behind the municipal building housing city hall and Frisco Public Library.
“One of the most important aspects of celebrating the holidays are the lights that make the kid in all of us come alive,” said Cara Harting, Special Events Supervisor for Frisco Parks and Recreation. “The burst of color and excitement of the fireworks will enhance the Christmas tree lighting and the ‘Christmas in the Square’ Holiday Light Show.”
Along with the dazzle will be favorite traditions Frisco residents have come to enjoy at Merry Main Streets past. Santa’s made his list and checked it twice, so he’ll be ready to greet all the ‘nice’ children of Frisco. The man in red will take photos with girls and boys and listen to their wish lists. You can count on favorite holiday friends like Rudolph and Frosty to join the fun, too.
Frisco ISD elementary school choirs will sing from three stages located around the plaza filling the air with favorite carols and fun holiday songs. See live reindeer and visit Santa’s Workshop. Tasty treats and drinks will be for sale to enjoy while you stroll around and visit with many community groups with information about upcoming programs and events happening in Frisco.
Another favorite Merry Main Street exhibit ties into Frisco’s railroad history. The Spring Creek Railroad Train Club will display an impressive collection of model trains inside the first-floor storefront of the Residences at Frisco Square, located just east of the plaza. The replicas are models from the1880s to the present day and include steam, diesel, freight and passenger equipment.
Still looking for presents? A variety of vendors will be selling holiday décor and gifts during the festival. For children ages three to 12, the ‘Kids’ Holiday Store’ provides an opportunity to find something special for mom, dad or a brother or sister. Everything in the store is priced at $5 or less. (Please note: children must be able to walk on their own and communicate what they want to purchase.)
Enjoy the holidays even after Merry Main Street is over. The City of Frisco is proud to partner with Frisco Square again this year to bring you the largest choreographed holiday lights and music display in Texas. ‘Christmas in the Square’ lights and music will run 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly through January 5.
Go online to FriscoMerryMainStreet.com for more information about this year’s event and other holiday events brought to you by the City of Frisco.