Dallasites will have the most fun ever shopping for gifts at the inaugural CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop, which takes place on Sunday, December 7, noon-6 pm, at Sixty Five Hundred. Here are five reasons why you don’t want to miss 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 shop these particular brands in one place. The goods range from clothes for men, women and children to jewelry and other accessories, home decor and floral, pet essentials, paper goods, and edibles. More on the edibles in a minute.
2. You can drink while you shop.
The $10 cost of admission includes complimentary Cointreau cocktails — you can create your own concoction or have the pros make it for you — mimosas (until 2 pm), and wine and champagne. Shopping is way more fun this way.
3. You will not go hungry.
Foodie-friendly pop-up vendors Sucre Sucre by Lucia, Scardello Artisan Cheese, The Gem and Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery are handing out samples. For something a little heartier, Bread Winners is selling sandwiches, soups, salads and hot chocolate; The Gem is offering healthy eats such as quinoa and chopped veggie salad. If you are going to power shop, then you need to keep your energy up.
4. You will be entertained.
Get in the holiday spirit with carolers from Booker T. Washington High School and pop-up holiday music performances from D and Chi and the Sound Foundation. In addition, you can make holiday cards and gift tags at the crafting station and capture the day’s best moments at the requisite party photo booth courtesy of Lexus.
5. You will be supporting two good causes.
You didn’t think we would throw a party without showing the community some love, did you? A portion of the day’s proceeds benefits our charity partners the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and Family Place.
The CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop runs from noon-6 pm at Sixty Five Hundred. Buy your tickets online now for $10 or for $12 at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free. Parking is valet only for $5.