Sparkle! at the third annual Christmas at the Anatole celebration will bring one million Christmas lights, an outdoor skating rink, live entertainment and drop-ins from local celebrities from the Dallas Stars and Dallas Zoo to the landmark Dallas hotel.
An official lighting ceremony will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, featuring Dallas Stars icon Mike Modano and Kidd Kraddick in the Morning deejay Kellie Rasberry.
Additionally, “Sparkle!” includes a number of special events that are only offered on certain days:
• Special Outdoor skating Rink Events - On Fridays, couples can come out for a special “Date Night-Skate Night” and enjoy a night of skating, music, wine and hors d'oeuvres. In addition, Dallas Stars will offer hockey clinics and make appearances Dec. 14, 21 and 28.
• Live Nightly Musical Performances - Every evening, enjoy live outdoor entertainment from bands such as Dallas Electric String Quartet and Lone Star Attitude. Guests can also expect performances from Turtle Creek Chorale, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and shows by Texas-area school choirs.
• Bark in the Park - Sunday, Dec. 15, and Sunday, Dec. 29, dog owners can bring their four-legged friend from 1-4 pm to participate in a pet costume contest.
Christmas at the Anatole is free to patrons, while “Sparkle!” charges a nominal fee for admission. “Sparkle!” costs $9 for adults 18 and older; $7 for children ages 7 to 17; and is free of charge for those who are 6 and younger.