Santa’s Village officially opened for the season Dec. 4 with the traditional lighting of the giant pecan tree and the grand arrival of Santa Claus in a Richardson fire truck. The holiday “city within a city” located behind the Library features 16 tiny buildings, each with a treat and/or fun activity for children. Attendees can also enjoy live performances and concessions. The event will be open Dec. 10-12 and Dec. 16-19 from 6-9 p.m.

Admission and parking are free, with special nights called Hometown Thursdays reserved especially for Richardson residents.

A free ticket is required to attend a Hometown Thursday. Tickets are available (while they last) at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Richardson City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Rd.
  • Heights Recreation Center, 711 W. Arapaho Rd.
  • Huffhines Recreation Center, 200 N. Plano Rd.

Richardson residents must show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or water bill, to receive up to eight tickets per household. A limited number of tickets are available.