Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm in Allen will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 21 at  Light the Night at Watters Creek. Starting at 4:30 p.m., KLUV’s Jody Dean, the evening’s emcee, will help everyone get into the holiday spirit. Mrs. Claus will be passing out free cookies, and there will be complimentary carriage rides, hot cocoa, caroling, face painting, and more.

The evening’s entertainment includes a performance at 5 p.m. by the Allen Symphony Chorus, who will perform seasonal favorites by the fireplace near The Green to keep the “ho-ho-ho” in holidays.

Thanks to the Allen Arts Alliance, Watters Creek will also host costumed performers from the Allen Civic Ballet, children’s crafts, Pop-in-Art, and an Allen ISD art exhibit at Blue House Too, located near the horse-drawn carriage rides.

At 6:15 p.m., guests will be dazzled when Santa lights up a 30-foot Christmas tree, the centerpiece of Watters Creek’s holiday display. The tree will lead a display of 145,000 glittering lights that includes 20 other trees and Santa’s sleigh with reindeer. The lights are synchronized to holiday music and play every hour from 6–9 p.m., Monday–Saturday through New Year’s Day.

The evening’s festivities will top off with a spectacular fireworks display.

Light the Night at Watters Creek

Where: Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 970 Garden Park Dr,. Allen, Texas 75013

When: Saturday, November 21, 4:30–6:30 p.m. The Allen Symphony Chorus performs at 5 p.m., and the tree lighting takes place at 6:15 p.m. After the event, synchronized lights and holiday music will play every Monday–Saturday at the top of each hour from 6–9 p.m., through New Year’s Day.

Cost: Free

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