Stephanie Jennings
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Live Holiday Music and Entertainment Love live music? At Holidays at the Heard, enjoy our nightly stage performances under the stars in our amphitheater from Cafe Society Band! With roots in jazz, Marina & Anthony bring fresh interpretations to current favorites along with the classics.

Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience the most unique family-friendly holiday event in North Texas. On December 14 and 15, 2018 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Holidays at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will bring the beauty of the holiday season into nature.

Holiday lights and décor will accentuate a lovely half-mile Heard nature trail. Your family will be enchanted by this nighttime hike through the woods. Also, you'll get a glimpse of the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit along the trail (please note that the dinosaurs will not be animated during the event). In keeping with the Heard’s role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary’s natural beauty.

Café Society will delight audiences with live jazz holiday music and entertainment under the stars in the Heard outdoor amphitheater. Irish dancers will also offer two performances each night. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to take a photo with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting.

Hot beverages, treats and Cuban American food will be available for purchase. A portion of all food and beverage sales also benefits the Heard.

Support the Heard and have fun with the whole family at this holiday fundraiser. Tickets at the door will be $9 for adults & seniors and $6 for kids 3-12 (children 2 and under are free). Save $2 per ticket by purchasing tickets online through December 13 at The public is also welcome to purchase event tickets as gifts.

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment. The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard at the age of 80. In a time when the rate of expansion of the Metroplex was slower than today, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard's mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.  For more information, visit

Marketing & Communications Director at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas. - Contact Stephanie at  
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