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S’mores, lobster and lots of shopping: 7 Collin County foodie events for your weekend

Get out of the house after Thanksgiving,

Now in its 40th year, the Home for the Holidays Christmas Festival in downtown McKinney is Nov. 26-28. Catch the tree lighting at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 26, visit Santa, shop, eat, drink, and enjoy some live music. There’s also a petting zoo, rides and activities for kids, and plenty of live music. More info at mckinneychristmas.com.

On Nov. 27 at 9 p.m., catch live music from Texas country music artist James Lann at The Pub McKinney.

The Classics on the Square Car Show in McKinney is on Nov. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Checkout vintage cars and grab a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants in downtown McKinney.

In Celina, Black Friday Market at Rollertown Beerworks is a vendor market at a brewery Nov. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will show up at 5 p.m., and there will also be live music from Johnny Copper at 7pm.

Lights on the Farm starts Friday in Plano. The month-long holiday event at the Heritage Farmstead Museum has a quarter-mile trail with over a million twinkling lights, animated displays, a 20-foot Christmas tree, appearances by Santa, and hot chocolate and s’mores. More info and tickets at heritagefarmstead.org.

At Plano Sports Tavern on Nov. 27, catch the Hillbilly Orchestra. The band plays enthusiastic covers of heavy metal songs, always sporting overalls.

Also in Plano, Legacy West’s Legacy North Pole starts Nov.26 and runs through the end of the year. There’s “Story Time with Mrs. Claus” from noon to 5 p.m. on Nov. 27 as well as complimentary gift wrapping, “Santa Portraits,” and small business pop-ups all weekend.

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