3 Ways to Enjoy Winter Break in Plano

Finally, winter break is here! Hot chocolate and marshmallows. Movies and sleeping in. Family time and festivities. Adventures everywhere. And the best part: eating and eating until we’re dreaming desserts. Here’s our list of three ways to enjoy your winter break, without even parting ways with Plano! So, hopefully, you’ll look back and remember this staycation as one of your best.

1. Have an Adventure

With the New Year coming up, now is the time to try something new and thrilling – something you’ve always wanted to do, but were afraid to in 2016. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Texas Archery Academy

Archery at Texas Archery Academy: What’s more adventurous than archery? A day range pass costs $10, and 30 minutes of discover archery, which goes over basic instructions and equipment, is also $10. Focus on your target and hit it. Brave and bold. Forget the rest.
Closed Christmas Day.

Escape Expert

Escape Expert: Think of all the computer games you play, and imagine them all brought to life. There are nine escape rooms with seven themes, and you have 60 minutes in a room. Here’s the challenge: can you uncover the truth, crack codes, solve puzzles and work together to escape the room in time? Challenge accepted.
Book your visit online before you visit.

Scratch Drafthouse at Plano Super Bowl

Plano Super Bowl: With the latest renovations, PSB has everything you’ll ever need – from an arcade for the kids to bowling and fresh food for the family to the Scratch Drafthouse with multiple TV screens for the adults. Don’t miss out!
Open 24 hours, 365 days a year. Check the website for pricing.

 

2. Learn at the Library

With most of the Plano Public Library events provided at no cost, there’s no better way to beat second-week-of-winter-break boredom than a stop at the library. Find the books you’ve never had the time to read over the year, and take them home with you. Or pick a family favorite to read together. Anything you love. But plan ahead, the libraries will be closed Dec. 23-26.

3D print at Davis Library

Davis Library, Dec. 22, 3-4 p.m.: Learn about the different types of simple machines and how to make them. Here’s your chance to be creative and carefree with what you can do!

Haggard Library, Dec. 22, 3-4 p.m.: Drop by Haggard Library and join musicians from the Plano Symphony Orchestra in singing your favorite Christmas songs!

Parr Library, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.: Play with colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robots to learn the basics of computer programming.

Schimelpfenig Library, Dec. 29, 3-4 p.m.: Use Lego WeDo, littleBits and your engineering skills to create spin art masterpieces!

Haggard Library, Dec. 30, 3-4 p.m.: Le Theatre de Marionette presents a fun-filled holiday show featuring a rapping snowman, a clumsy roller-skater, and the real star of the show, Santa Claus!

See all library events >

 

3. Indulge in Something Sweet

It’s not 2017 yet, so hold off on the healthy diet for a few more weeks and indulge in some of the best desserts Plano has to offer. After all, ’tis the season.

An assortment of cake balls and Boozeballz at Amazeballz

Cake balls at Amazeballz

Macarons at Chelles Macarons

Chocolate Croissants at Millstone’s Bakery

Cupcakes at Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop

Pies and Cookies at Sugar and Spice Bakery

PDA Salami and Crack in a Box at Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Chocolate at Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Crepes at Crepes For U

Breakfast Desserts at Main Street Bakery and Bistro

Cakes at Natalie’s Bakery

Or if it’s unbearably cold, and you don’t want to leave your house, bake together as a family. Or even better, build a gingerbread house and decorate it together. Start with the graham crackers and icing to create your home. Bring in the rainbow jellybeans and all the candy you’ve been craving. And don’t forget to make the moment as magical as you can!

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