It doesn't get much more magical during the holidays than the wonderland that is Dallas' HARWOOD District. From the festive atmosphere at Happiest Hour to the cozy coffee at Magnolias: Sous le Pont to the delicious menus at Dolce Riviera, Mercat Bistro, and Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar, this Dallas destination has a calendar full of fun events.
But you can revel in the wonder at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens anytime this month, where the tallest holiday tree in Uptown is on display. It stands 80 feet tall and features more than 9,000 lights and 3,000 ornaments. Pose for a pic in front of it and share your photos through the month of December with the hashtag #HARWOODHoliday.
Cookies with Santa presented by Frost
Grab your camera and get your list ready, because from 3:30-6:30 pm you can visit with the Man in Red himself at this exclusive photo op. Share a cookie (or two) with Santa at Frost's HARWOOD offices, and reserve your free spot here.
Coffee, Carols + Calligraphy
Cozy up with a Minty Matcha at Magnolias: Sous Le Pont for holiday card-making magic with local creative She, in the Making. Supplies are included with your ticket, and a special live music showcase will make things extra festive beginning at 6:30 pm. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled artist, the handlettering workshop is sure to be a good time.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Dolce Riviera
Indulge in a one-night-only menu of decadent, holiday-inspired specials, with reservations beginning at 5 pm. Courses include an apricot salad with winter truffle, braised endive, and goat cheese mousse; pan-seared scallops with butternut squash puree and broccoli Calabresi; langoustine ravioli; almond-crusted veal filet; peach semifreddo; and orange tart with honey sauce.
New Year's Eve dinners at Dolce Riviera, Mercat Bistro, and Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy New Year's Eve dinner at any of these HARWOOD District restaurants and you can receive complimentary tickets to the Happiest Hour Megaparty (see below). Each of the restaurants has a special menu prepared to help you send out 2017 on a delicious note. Tickets are limited to Happiest Hour's NYE Megaparty, so be sure to mention the event when making your reservation at the restaurant of your choice.
Megaparty at Happiest Hour
Raise a glass to the happiest New Year ever at the city's largest patio bar and lounge, located just steps from the American Airlines Center. Don't miss out on multi-bar access, balloon drops, city views, confetti cannons, and champagne. Starting promptly at 9 pm, you'll dance the night away with two of Dallas' best DJs playing all your favorite jams from 2017. When the clock strikes midnight, everyone will toast to the New Year as the revelry ensues with more than five balloon drops going until 2 am.