Santa Claus is appearing at NorthPark Center this weekend. Photo courtesy of NorthPark Center.

NorthPark’s Holiday Kick Off Celebration

What: Be there at 10 a.m. in NorthCourt for Santa’s arrival, Santa choosing an Angel from the Salvation Army Angel Tree and performances by the Salvation Army band and the Dallas Cowboys drumline. At 11 a.m., check out live reindeer, art activities, face painting, holiday balloon artists, favorite costumed characters from The Nutcracker, and a special interactive installation by The Color Condition with complimentary instant family photos.

When: Black Friday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: NorthPark Center, Level One in NorthCourt and CenterPark Garden

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The Salvation Army Angel Tree

What: Make the holiday season meaningful by giving presents, clothing and more through the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Choose an Angel by Dec. 1 and drop off your gift by Dec. 6, and the Salvation Army will deliver it in time for Christmas.

When: through Dec. 6

Where: Level One near Macy’s

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What: This family-friendly interactive photo experience includes multiple rooms with different themes, each containing the perfect photo-op for the holidays, whether it be Santa on vacation, Santa stuck in a chimney or holiday lights.

When: through Jan. 5

Where: The Plaza at Preston Center

More info: Tickets – $30/adult and $22/child 

Bark + Build Dog Houses

What: The SPCA of Texas, the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architect, and TEXO, the Construction Association, present the fifth annual Bark + Build design and build competition and auction to benefit the SPCA of Texas’ “Home for the Holidays” event. Architects, contractors, and design teams have created one-of-a-kind dog houses and cat condos. 

When: through Dec. 8

Where: Level One between Macy’s and Dillard’s

More info: Visit the online auction.

Mom’s Night Out at Nosh Bistro

What: Join Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association members for cheer before the holiday craziness kicks in! 

When: Dec. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Nosh Bistro: 8611 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75225

Register here


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