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November 5, 2021

Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Celina

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The holiday season is quickly approaching! While now known as the Halloween Capital of North Texas, Celina is also a magical place to visit during the holidays. With dozens of festivities planned throughout the month of December and several local shops you can visit to find gifts for the whole family, there are so many ways to celebrate the holidays in Celina.

Attend a Celina Event

There’s no shortage of fun things to in Celina during the holidays! The city’s month-long “Countdown to Christmas” begins on Wednesday, Dec. 1, with Christmas on the Square from 5-9 p.m.

This Downtown Celina tradition is a free, family-friendly event featuring visits with Santa and the highly-anticipated lighting of Celina’s 30-foot-tall Christmas tree. Christmas on the Square also showcases live reindeer, festive family photo opportunities, and entertainment for kids of all ages, including train rides, bounce houses, and more.

The Countdown to Christmas continues through Dec. 24 with a unique event each day in Downtown Celina. Activities include everything from story time with one of Santa’s elves to a scavenger hunt on The Square. Once finalized, you can find details for each event posted to the Life in Celina Facebook page.

Looking for a one-stop holiday market to shop local and cross items off your Christmas list? Tickets for Celina’s Gift Tour go on sale starting Nov. 15. This event welcomes visitors to join in on a festive gift tour during the peak of the holiday gift shopping season.

When you purchase a ticket to participate in the Gift Tour, you’ll receive a festive holiday bag with a map to all participating stores. At each store, you will receive a special free gift to fill your bag and can enjoy shopping for all of your loved ones while enjoying refreshments. Space is limited, so keep your eyes out for the link to purchase tickets on the Life in Celina Facebook page.

This year, all proceeds from the Gift Tour will go to the Helping Hands of Celina non-profit organization.

Shop Local

If you’re searching for the perfect holiday gift, the unique local merchants in Downtown Celina have you covered! Grab some sweet treats at Hey Sugar Candy Store, grab fragrant soaps and detergent at Buff City Soap, shop for a beautiful table centerpiece at Celina Flowers & Gifts, or find something for the fashionista in your life at ANNIE JACK.

Browse more of the Celina local shops on the City’s interactive map.

Dine with Family & Friends

If you have relatives traveling to visit during the holidays, there’s no better place to take the crew for a family dinner than Celina! Grab a hearty meal at Lucy’s on the Square, have an award-winning BBQ experience at Tender Smokehouse, experience farm-to-table delicacies at Toasted Walnut, or grab drinks at Rollertown Beerworks or any of the local wineries including Carmela Winery, Eden Hill Vineyard & Winery, and Valley Vines.

Celina is home to an assortment of places to eat and drink! Explore local offerings on the city’s interactive map.

Holiday Lights

Downtown Celina is one of the best places in DFW to go to see holiday lights in full display! Walk around the Square to experience a vibrant holiday wonderland throughout the month of December and stop by the city’s massive Christmas tree to snap some family photos.

Here at Mustang Lakes, we’re getting so excited to celebrate the holidays in Celina. Our master-planned community is situated moments away from all the fun in Downtown Celina and offers award-winning amenities for the whole family.

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