Holiday Events at NorthPark Center

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The Salvation Army Angel Tree

November 12 – December 13 - Share in the joy of giving by providing gifts, clothing and necessities to children, seniors, and disabled adults in need this holiday season. Choose an Angel from The Angel Tree, drop off your gift by December 13, and The Salvation Army will make your delivery in time for Christmas.

Trains at NorthPark

The Trains at NorthPark

November 20 – January 2, Monday-Saturday 10AM – 9PM & Sunday 12PM – 6PM, Tickets: $6 for adults, $3 for children & seniors - Now in its 12th year at NorthPark Center, the Trains at NorthPark™, presented by Bank of Texas, debuts a beautiful, new set design which immerses visitors in a magical experience from the moment they walk through the door. Each holiday season, more than 80,000 visitors visit Texas' most elaborate train exhibit featuring hundreds of miniature Lionel locomotives traveling on a journey across America's greatest cities and national landmarks. Proceeds from The Trains at NorthPark™ provide almost one-third of the annual operating budget for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

Visits and Portraits with Santa Claus

November 26 – December 24 - Create special memories with NorthPark Center's Santa Claus who has been sharing visits, wish lists and photos with generations of boys and girls. Children feel right at home in Santa Claus' cozy living room complete with fireplace, holiday tree and a comfy leather armchair. Capture the moments of those special times with Santa Claus on your own camera or purchase professional portraits by Marc Robins Photography. Located on Level One in Macy’s Court.


Storytime with Santa Claus

November 26 – December 24, Monday – Saturday at 10:30AM & Sunday at 12:00PM - Join Santa Claus in front of his charming, snow-capped cottage for a very special story-time each day. Children of all ages listen in wonderment as Santa Claus shares stories from the North Pole about hard-working elves, reindeer adventures, and round-the-world travels on Christmas Eve.

Scrooge Puppet Theater

November 26 – December 24, Shows every hour on the hour - Children of all ages giggle with delight as the witty, and sometimes unpredictable, Ebenezer Scrooge emerges from his half-timbered cottage at the top of every hour. Celebrating his 33rd year at NorthPark, John Hardman of Le Theatre de Marionette uses puppetry to bring to life one of the most well known misers in literary history from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Come back time and again for this ever-changing performance, and to see if Scrooge has a change of spirit just in time for Christmas. Scrooge Puppet Theatre is located on Level One in EastCourt near Dillard's.

Pecan Reindeer and Candy Santa Claus

November 26 – December 24 - A tradition at NorthPark Center since 1965, the hand-crafted Pecan Reindeer and Candy Santa Claus display was created by Patsy Nasher to commenorate NorthPark's very first holiday. The whimsical scene features Santa Claus, Rudolph and the other reindeer flying high in Neiman Marcus Court, en route with a magical sleigh brimming with toys. This one-of-a-kind holiday presentation was created with more than 18 bushels of whole pecans, 8 bushels of whole almonds, 10 pounds of raisins and an array of sugary delights. Level One, Neiman Marcus Court.


Gingertown Dallas Exhibit

November 3 – December 5 - Founded in 2006 by David M. Schwatz Architects, Gingertown is a unique holiday initiative which brings together talent from more than 25 local design, engineering and construction firms for a live build competition to help spread joy and hope during the holidays.

Sights and Sounds of the Season

December 1 – 24 - More than 160 orchestras and choral and dance groups from across North Texas take the stage at NorthPark for free memorable holiday performances. From school, church and synagogue groups to professional touring acts, enjoy a full schedule of special concerts performing throughout the holiday season. Performances include the Turtle Creek Chorale, Metropolitan Winds, Dallas Ballet Company, Texas Ballet Theater School, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Plano Children's Chorale, Garland Children's Choir, Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestra and many more talented groups. Performances take place at Dillard's Court and at NorthCourt, located between Nordstrom and Macy's.

Camp Gingerbread

December 4 11AM – 6PM & December 5 1PM – 6PM, Tickets: $10 per child - Celebrate the holidays in sweet style at the annual Camp Gingerbread. Bring the whole family to decorate gingerbread cookies with frosting, nuts, dried fruit, candies and sprinkles. Proceeds benefit Shared Housing, a non-profit organization that facilitates affordable housing options for those in need.

Treats of Christmas

December 18, 10AM – 7PM - Join NorthPark Center for the ultimate holiday bake sale benefitting the North Texas Food Bank's "Cooking Matters™". Presented by the Texas Chefs Association, dozens of premier chefs from area restaurants and catering companies present an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies available for purchase. Treats of Christmas takes place on Level One near Macy's and on Level Two near NorthPark Cafés, between Nordstrom and Macy's, from 10 am to 7 pm.

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Ralph Gorgoglione
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What an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing this post.

Dec 03, 2010 03:37 AM #1
Sam Fischer
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That's a great looking Santa, he really fits the part!

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