The Salvation Army Angel Tree
November 1 - December 6, 2019
Level One near Macy's
Make the holiday season a memorable one for those in need by giving presents, clothing, and necessities through the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Choose an Angel by December 1 and drop off your gift by December 6, and the Salvation Army will deliver it in time for Christmas. Created in 1979, the Angel Tree is one of the Salvation Army’s most important holiday efforts. NorthPark Center Angel Tree patrons have contributed millions of dollars in donated Christmas gifts to over 40,000 North Texans.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-9PM. Sunday, 12-6PM.
Bark + Build Dog Houses
Benefiting the SPCA of Texas
November 21 - December 8, 2019
Level One between Macy's and Dillard's
The SPCA of Texas, the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and TEXO, the Construction Association, proudly 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 come together to create one-of-a-kind dog houses and cat condos. They will be judged on both design and construction quality by a jury panel, with various award categories. The competition and auction serve to foster relationships between architecture and contractor firms and raise awareness and support for the SPCA of Texas’ mission, while exhibiting to the public high-quality design and construction from the talented professional teams. Visit the online auction of these beautiful houses and condos with all proceeds benefitting the SPCA of Texas.
Holiday Kick Off Celebration
Black Friday, November 29, from 10AM-7PM
Level One in NorthCourt and CenterPark Garden
Kick off the holiday season at NorthPark Center on Black Friday with a day of holiday fun for the whole family. The morning begins at 10AM in NorthCourt with 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. From 11AM-2PM the festivities continue in CenterPark Garden with live reindeer, holiday-themed 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. At 3PM, live performances continue in NorthCourt with a holiday set by Mariachi Rosas Divinas and a jazz quartet.
SPCA of Texas' "Home for the Holidays" Pet Adoption
November 29 - December 23, 2019
Level One between Macy's and Dillard's
The SPCA of Texas’ “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Pavilion at NorthPark Center has provided special adoption experiences for thousands of four-legged animals and their loving new families for 29 years. Adoption counselors are on hand to help families choose the right animals for their lifestyle. Regular adoption fees are $150 for puppies and kittens aged 0-6 months and $75 for adult dogs and cats aged 6 months or older. Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs 6 months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 6 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of pet health insurance provided by PetHealth, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a rabies tag, and a free leash or cardboard cat carrier. You can also help support the SPCA of Texas by purchasing pet holiday-themed goodies available at the Adoption Pavilion.
Benefiting Shared Housing
Level One between Nordstrom and Macy's
The holidays are sweet at Camp Gingerbread, where little ones can decorate gingerbread cookies with their favorite sugary delights, including frosting, nuts, dried fruit, candies and sprinkles. Proceeds benefit Shared Housing, a non-profit organization that facilitates affordable housing options for those in need. Cost is $15 per child.
Hours: Saturday, 10AM-5PM. Sunday, 12-4:30PM.
Breakfast with Santa Spectacular
Benefiting Children's Medical Center Dallas
Sunday, December 8, from 10AM-12PM
Level One in NorthCourt and CenterPark Garden; Level Two in NorthPark Cafés
The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas is proud to host their holiday tradition, the Breakfast with Santa Spectacular, at NorthPark Center. Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends while enjoying a morning full of spectacular holiday cheer! Festivities include a catered breakfast, photographs with Santa, holiday performances featuring dancers, carolers and excerpts from “The Nutcracker,” face painting, balloon artists, additional photo opportunities with special characters, a live snow globe, and much more. Tickets start at $85 and are available at give.childrens.com.
Benefiting Children's Craniofacial Association
Live Build on Tuesday, December 10 at 5PM; On Display through December 24
Level One in Nordstrom Court
Now in its tenth year, the annual Gingertown Dallas is one of the biggest gingerbread house events in North Texas with proceeds benefiting Children’s Craniofacial Association. Originally founded in 2006 by David M. Schwarz Architects, Gingertown is a unique holiday initiative which brings together talent from local design, engineering and construction firms for a live gingerbread building competition to help spread joy and hope during the holidays. Once completed, Gingertown Dallas will be on view through December 24.
Treats of Christmas
Benefiting the North Texas Food Bank and Prodigal Project
Saturday, December 21, from 10AM-7PM
Level One between Macy's and Dillard's; Level Two between Nordstrom and Macy's
Join NorthPark Center for the ultimate holiday bake sale benefiting the North Texas Food Bank and Prodigal Project. Presented by the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Chefs Association, dozens of premier chefs from area restaurants and catering companies provide an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies available for purchase.