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5 reasons every merry Dallasite needs to stop by Holiday Pop-up Shop

5 reasons every merry Dallasite needs to stop by Holiday Pop-up Shop

Hillary Barwick at CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop 2014
Don't miss the CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop on December 6. You'll be as happy as she is. Photo by Kristie Holt

Dallasites will have the most fun ever shopping for gifts at the second annual CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop, which takes place on Sunday, December 6. Here are five totally scientific reasons to prove it. 

1. You can find a gift for absolutely everyone on your list.
Technically you could go to a mall and find a greater assortment. But do you really want that traffic and parking headache? Besides, we know you like to shop local, and our event is the only chance you will have to browse these particular brands in one place. The goods include jewelry, clothing, home decor, paper goods, kid stuff, and edibles. More on the edibles in a minute.

2. You can drink while you shop.
Admission — which is free, by the way — includes access to the La Marca bubble bar, where you can get a little bottle of prosecco (until it runs out) or a mimosa (11 am-1 pm). Shopping is way more fun this way.

3. You will not go hungry.
Stop by foodie-friendly pop-up vendors Crave Popcorn Co., Joy Macarons, Kate Weiser Chocolate, and Miss Naughty Brownie. Grab a sandwich, salad, or something sweet at Celebrity Cafe & Bakery’s pop-up bistro. If you are going to power shop, then you need to keep your energy up.

4. The kids will be entertained.
We made this a family-friendly event, which means that moms can get their shopping done, and their kids will have a good time too. They can make crafts at the station provided by the Dallas Museum of Art, decorate cookies from Celebrity, and get their pictures taken with Santa.

5. You can support a good cause.
You didn’t think we would throw a party without showing the community some love, did you? This year our beneficiary is Community Partners of Dallas, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safety and restoring dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services. Drop off an unwrapped toy at the Park Place Motorcars lounge. If you’re among the first 50 to do so, you get a $25 Tiff’s Treats gift card.

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The CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop runs from noon-4:30 pm on December 6, at Sixty Five Hundred. Admission is free, but we ask that you RSVP. Parking is valet only for $5.