NorthPark may be known for its shopping experiences throughout the year, but during the holidays it becomes a wonderland of activities. Just this past weekend families came from near and far to watch, listen and in some cases participate in the fun.
For instance, Friday night’s free Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Mobile Concert by The Concert Truck in the Neiman Marcus Garden had folks and pooches bundled up in folding and portable chairs. To stave off the slight chill of the evening, hot chocolate was served up for guests who were seen keeping time to the music provided by a trio of musicians.
And while the truck’s final performance in the Garden took place Sunday, there are still plenty of in-person sights and sounds available for anyone who wants to get revved up for the season, including the Trains of NorthPark benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, The Salvation Army Angel Tree and Red Kettle Campaign, Paper for Water Origami Ornaments, Bark + Build Pet Houses benefiting the SPCA of Texas and the traditional Candy Santa and Pecan Reindeer and the Twelve Days Of Christmas Clock displays.
Even for those folks who are a bit antsy about venturing out, NorthPark has a whole lineup of attractions online including Storytime With Santa Claus, Scrooge Puppet Theatre, Santa’s Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre, Dallas Public Library’s Bookmarks (Christmas Storytime and Hanukkah Storytime), Sights and Sounds of the Season thanks to The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera, The Cliburn, etc. and loads of other virtual activities.
BTW, if you’re hoping for a virtual visit with Old Saint Nick, they’re sold out for now, with the next round of appointments being available at noon on Sunday, December 13. There are two tiers of visits available ranging from $24.95 to $49.95 with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Health.