Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano

Dickens Plano Mag

Schedule of Events:

5:30 p.m. - Santa Arrives! (Haggard Park Gazebo)
7:00 p.m. - Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th Street)
7:15 p.m. - Ice Fights by Dallas Ice FX
8:00 p.m. - Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Holiday Show (McCall Plaza)


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. 

From 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., various live performances from local bands will take place throughout the festival area. At 8:00pm, Texas’s favorite country duo, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, will take the stage at McCall Plaza to close out this year’s Dickens with their smooth harmonies and eclectic tunes.

Dallas Ice FX will be onsite this year for our inaugural “Ice Fights”, a competitive ice sculpting exhibition.  Take a wild ride at the snow tubing attraction, featuring a 30-foot track of real snow!  Don’t miss free horse-drawn wagon rides, along with balloon artists and children’s activities from local non-profit organizations. Be sure to visit Santa at the gazebo and bring your camera or cellphone to capture the moment. 

Food vendors are onsite to offer an assortment of tasty treats, including hot drinks, beer and wine, kettle corn, smoked turkey legs, fried fish and shrimp, funnel cakes, and more! Many downtown businesses will extend their hours for this annual event and invite you to browse for the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your “nice” list.

Families and leashed dogs are welcome! The event is located in Haggard Park, McCall Plaza and on a limited section of 15th Street in Downtown Plano. Free parking is available at the Plano Municipal Center (1520 K Avenue) and public lots off 14th Street.