A Time for Tradition

The holidays are a time for tradition, and every family has their own unique traditions that they continue year after year.

Students at Wakeland shared their own holiday traditions.

  • “Our grandma spends all year sewing matching Christmas pajamas for us, and we open them on Christmas Eve,” sophomore Ella Olfers said.
  • “Every year my family gets together each year and bakes Christmas cookies. Then we have a decorating contest,” sophomore Addison Besel said.
  • “On Christmas Eve, we drive around Deerfield, which is a neighborhood in Plano, TX that is known for having really extravagant lights, and sometimes they hand out hot chocolate and candy canes,” sophomore Olivia Rowe said.
  • “Every year we watch Christmas Vacation and drink hot cocoa by the fire,” junior Amber Malorzo said.
  • “We collect ornaments from all the different places my family and I have traveled, and we put them on our tree after Thanksgiving. Also, we have had this toy train with tracks from when I was very little that we put around the base of our tree,” sophomore Kara Lee said.

If you are looking to start a new holiday tradition with your family and friends, there are many festive things you can do around Frisco!

The Comerica Center in Frisco offers winter wonderland-themed public skating sessions. They also have a special New Year’s Eve Public Skate on Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. that includes a New Year’s Eve countdown on the scoreboard.

You can enjoy Christmas in the Square until January 3, 2023. Frisco Square has an outdoor skating rink, as well as beautiful decorations throughout the plaza. You can drive around to look at decorations and tune into the radio to enjoy a lights show that matches the Christmas music.

Radiance and Frozen in Frisco is a spectacular event at Riders Field. You can wander through millions of dazzling Christmas lights, tube down a hill of snow, ice skate, have a snowball fight, and more! This experience is available until December 31, 2022.