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City Lights 2011

9 Nov

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Get your sunglasses ready because Downtown Dallas is about to be brighter than ever! Hundreds of other North Texans will be showered by lights on November 19th right in the heart of the city. This is a holiday spectacle you and Santa won’t want to miss. Every year they come out with some sort of new element or surprise and a unique way of Santa making his appearance in Dallas. This year will be no different at City Lights 2011! The party begins at 6:00pm as all of downtown Dallas will be laced with Christmas lights and eye popping displays.

From 6 to 10pm the Holiday Festival at Main Street Garden starts things off with the Outdoor Market, face painting, ornament making, music and food. These activities will be going on throughout the night.

At 7:00pm the Holiday Light Show at Main street Garden begins with a lighting ceremony of Downtown’s holiday tree. Standing 65 feet tall, it will be adorned with over 10,000 feet of lights. Watch how they lit the tree last year!

Neiman Marcus all Lit Up

The Promenade of Lights begins at 7:30pm from Main Street Garden all the way to AT&T Plaza. You get to roll through this promenade with Santa and the Hardin Simmons Cowboy Band right in the heart of downtown. Street vending, holiday activities, a Neiman Marcus crawl tube and other forms of entertainment will be going on along the way.

By 7:45pm the AT&T Holiday Spectacular will start at AT&T Plaza. (This night just gets better and better!) Get to where you can view the Comerce side of AT&T’s global headquarters so you won’t miss the Spectacular Light Show. Don’t forget to visit the Salvation Army Angel tree found in the lobby of the AT&T Whitacre Tower adjacent to the AT&T building.

One North Texas resident captured all the highlights of the evening last year! Take a look to get an idea of what you’ll experience at City Lights. This year is sure to be EVEN BETTER…

Click here to see a map of all the parking locations
throughout the Main Street District.

Click here to see a list of all the participating Main Street District restaurants and retailers offering holiday discounts and promotions for that night.

Just when you thought you had to wait another 6 months for crazy Fireworks, Downtown comes out with this. It’s like a preparation for New Year’s Eve! City Life’s not so bad when you’ve got so many City Lights to gaze at. Be a witness of the jaw-dropping displays that’ll have your heart pumping with excitement for the holiday season!

Don’t be afraid of taking public transportation downtown for City Lights 2011. I’m not saying do it alone by any means, but you may be able to avoid some traffic and get to where you want to be quicker if you have a group of friends or are traveling with the family. If I can do it for the Mavs parade, I’m sure you can too. Check out this nifty map of Downtown with the various modes of transportation to help ya out. Next time you see Santa he will probably be BLINGED out! Especially if he’s stopping by Neiman’s Saturday night!

— BreakDown of the Evening —

(Main St. Garden)

(Main St. Garden)

(AT&T Plaza)

6:00 – 10:00 – HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
(All Night in Main St. Garden)

Main Street Garden - Where It All Goes Down

City Lights Locations: Main Street District, Main Street Garden & AT&T Plaza, 75201

Main Street Garden
1902 Main Street

2011 Parade of Joy | Uptown Village 4th Annual Christmas Parade

9 Nov

Kick the holidays into Full gear at Parade of JOY November 19th! The 4th annual Christmas parade gives you the chance to celebrate the arrival of Christmas with the rest of the community. Bring in some Yuletide joy to Southwest Dallas with amazing floats, local dance teams, fabulous bands, cheerleaders, community groups and more. WFAA’s Gloria Compos and Greg Fields will be emcee-ing the event which begins at 8:30am. Join Uptown Village as everyone gathers around to celebrate Old Saint Nick’s arrival to Uptown. Santa, himself will debut and come to stay in Cedar Hill for a while. We may be far from the North Pole, but the party’s wherever Santa’s at so you’ll be in just the right place. Catch him and all the other cool holiday happenings, including an interactive tree, at this fantastic Christmas event.

Parade attendees can get the best view of the 2011 Parade of Joy near the Uptown Village Christmas Tree. Some other good spots are by Chic’s, Coldwater Creek or James Avery. If you are a participant in the parade and have not received a timeline or parking map yet, contact Kayti. You can e-mail her at Last year over 10,000 people attended so I suggest you get to the Village early!

March into the Christmas season with Rudolph, the gingerbread man, The Nutrcracker, snow men, elves and other fun characters Saturday, November 12th at Parade of JOY!

Here’s a glimpse of a past Parade of Joy..

This year WFAA’s Greg Fields and Gloria Campos will emcee the parade!


8:30AM…….Parade Begins and Canned Food Drive all throughout
(Drop off Canned goods in the designated bags during parade;
Benefiting Cedar Hill Food Pantry)

11:00AM – 2:00PM……..Classic Car Show and WFAA’s Santa’s Helpers
Toy Drive

Uptown Village is located at Highway 67 and Pleasant Run Road
in Cedar Hill

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