Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by the Hilton Anatole. All opinions are my own, especially when I tell you that I can not wait to see Sparkle! at the Anatole. That is completely true.
One of the most exciting Holiday events coming to Dallas this year will be Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole. The events begin on Friday, November 28, 2014 and last through Sunday, January 4, 2014. Sparkle! launched in 2013 as part of the hotel’s Christmas at the Anatole holiday attraction, and this year will move all of its festivities inside its Trinity Hall where guests will be able to enjoy a winter wonderland at a comfortable 70 degrees.
We are excited to see Sparkle! this year to spend time on the indoor ice skating rink meant to resemble a scenic pond. I can almost picture a wintry pond up north with the millions of holiday lights both indoors and strewn throughout the 7-acre garden surrounding the Anatole.
The folks at Hilton took it a step further in planning Sparkle! They wanted to make this a true “family” experience, so they brought in a group of “professionals” to help make final decisions. Get this – they asked a Children’s Advisory Panel of 15 children ages 3 through 9 what details would make a “Sparkle!” event perfect. You will see the few must-haves from the group (hot chocolate, Santa and bounce houses to name a few) and know that many of the “Sparkle!” activities you can enjoy were due to those “pros.” I love that they asked the kids!
What was added? A spectacular light show to takes place every half-hour in the facility, new food truck vendors, crafts, a Velcro jump wall, Geppetto’s Theatre and Workshop, and even a slide towering 12 feet high fashioned after “A Christmas Story” to go down after meeting with Santa himself. WOW!
Here’s what to expect:
- Indoor Ice Skating Rink (skates included)
- More Than 1.2 Million Holiday Lights
- Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundlets
- Light Shows every half hour
- Santa’s Hilltop Slide
- Velcro Stocking Jump Wall
- Live Holiday Shows from Le Theatre De Marionette
- Storytelling by Rudolph
- Bounce House Village
- Food Trucks
- Kids’ Crafts
- Face Painting
- Live Entertainment
- Hockey Clinics for Kids
- Origami by “Paper for Water”
- Special Hosts
- Pictures with Santa (Saturdays & Sundays ONLY)
- Breakfast with Santa (Saturdays & Sundays ONLY)! For reservations, please contact [email protected] or call 214.761.7814.
In addition, the hotel hosts live nightly entertainment performances from bands such as the Dallas Electric String Quart, Lone Star Attitude, Turtle Creek Chorale, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and shows by Texas-area school choirs. The Anatole also will have ongoing events with special guests from the Dallas Stars and Dallas Zoo.
Some Main Stage Attractions will include:
- Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
- Creative Present Wrapping Tips
- Culinary Demos
- Yuletide Yoga
- Christmas Bingo
- Dallas Black Dance Theatre
- Dallas Zoo
- Turtle Creek Chorale
- Christmas Karaoke
- Pet Friendly Day & Dog Costume Contest (Sundays Only)
- Family Dance Time
Discount Ticket Code to Sparkle!
“Sparkle!” kicks off Friday, November 28, and will have pricing of $19.95 for adults ages 13-64; $15.95 for seniors and children 4-12; and no cost for children ages three and younger.
However, we were able to get a special code to offer my readers – Now through December 15, get half-priced tickets to Sparkle! using RWETHEREYETMOM
Tickets are on sale now, at www.sparkleattheanatole.com