Ring in the winter holiday cheer at ‘Home for the Holidays… A McKinney Christmas’ in Downtown McKinney. Experience a small-town feel with a big holiday spirit. Thanksgiving weekend marks the 41st year for this hometown Christmas celebration founded in 1980. Visit the 14-block area of McKinney's 165-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with neighbors and visitors from near and far. It's an unforgettable experience and a great start to the holiday season.