Photo courtesy of the Plaza at Preston Center.

Santa Days at the Plaza

What: Visit with Santa, pose for a keepsake holiday photo and see live reindeer.  
When: Saturday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: The Plaza at Preston Center
More info: Free. Receive a complimentary photo by professional photographer John Hudson with a donation to Children’s Medical Center.

Scrooge Puppet Theatre

What: NorthPark Scrooge Puppet Theatre has been a holiday tradition for four decades.

When: through Dec. 24. Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Christmas Eve, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Shows start at the bottom of every hour.

Where: NorthPark Center, Level One in EastCourt, near Dillard’s

More info: See a list of holiday activities at NorthPark’s holiday page.

Skating Santa at Galleria Dallas

What: See more than 10,000 ornaments on the Galleria Christmas tree and watch Missile
Toes, a Santa who shoots sparks from his skates and does back flips.

When: through Jan. 5.

Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway.

More info: Free. Most special events end Dec. 24. For a detailed schedule, go to

Christmas at the White House in 2007

What: That’s the theme of the holiday exhibit at the Bush Center. Check out models of the Alamo, Mount Rushmore, the Frederick Douglass house, Spanish missions and a replica of the Blue Room Christmas tree.

When: through Jan. 5

Where: The Bush Center, 2943 SMU Blvd.

More info: The exhibit is free with admission to the Bush Center: $16 for adults, $13 for ages 62+, $14 for ages 13-17, $10 for children 5-12, free for children 4 years and under.

The Color Condition in CenterPark

What: The Color Condition is a collaboration and experiment between Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom who share a mutual love of color, pattern, and movement.

When: through Jan. 10

Where: NorthPark Center’s Center Park

More info

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