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Santa on the Square™ – Downtown McKinney

December 2021

The North Pole’s very own Santa Claus is coming back to historic downtown McKinney square. He will bring joy to all while visiting with your children and capturing memories that will last a lifetime with a commemorative photograph.

Santa with young girl

Santa will be available in-person Thursday-Sunday over the first three weekends in December. Pre-paid reservations are required. We sell out early every year, so reserve your date/ time slot today!

Important Information

Location and What to Expect:

McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
111 N. Tennessee Street
McKinney, TX 75069

Please arrive 15 mins early to check-in and receive your goodie bag (one per reservation) in the basement of the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) (a.k.a, the old courthouse.) The entrance can be found by going down the ramp on the east side of the building that faces Tennessee. (Public restrooms can also be found at this entrance.)

After checking in, one of our volunteer elves will escort you to the tiny house. Santa will be in the tiny house located on the blocked-off section of Kentucky in between Louisiana and Virginia. After your visit with Santa, our elf will help you collect your photograph and/or USB drive.

Pets are allowed, but Santa cannot hold them. This is to help prevent other children from having an allergic reaction while visiting with him.

Free parking can be found in various lots surrounding the square. There are also two free parking garages.

You can find a map of the square here

Safety Precautions

We will be taking the following precautions* throughout the experience to help keep Santa and everyone else safe and healthy. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

  • Reservations will remain 5 mins in length but scheduled every 10 mins to allow for cleaning.
  • As usual, only one family will be allowed in the tiny house at a time.
  • We will disinfect inside the tiny house in between each reservation with sanitizing wipes/spray.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at check in and in the tiny house. We ask that everyone use it upon entering the tiny house.
  • We will have a HEPA air purifier in the tiny house.
  • We will perform contact-less temperature checks at check-in for all persons entering the tiny house to ensure no one has a fever**.
  • We highly encourage/recommend everyone entering the tiny house over 2 years old wear a mask, except while the picture is being captured.

*Safety protocols may change without warning. We will look at state and CDC guidelines in place at that time and adjust as needed.

**Should a fever be detected, we will make every effort to reschedule your visit for a later date when your child is feeling better, but we cannot guarantee availability. No refunds will be due for an inability to reschedule on either party’s side. Otherwise, all sales are final.

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