Everywhere you look at Village on the Parkway, you're surrounded by the holiday spirit. Not only have festive decorations sprung up around the shopping, entertainment, and dining center — including a giant polar bear outside AMC Theatres that's just asking to be Instagrammed — but there are several specials and events scheduled throughout the month of December.
Whole Foods Market and Yard House each have a holiday treat for shoppers: Vino experts at Whole Foods have selected 21 essential wines for the holidays, while Yard House is offering a $10 bonus card for every $50 purchased in gift cards.
The chefs at Gorji Restaurant are busy prepping for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner, two meals that promise to be the highlight of the holidays. On December 24 and 25, from 5-9 pm, treat the whole family to a three-course dinner that includes choice of mixed greens or Caesar salad; turkey breast, Prime bone-in pork chop, or three-cheese spinach lasagna; and flourless chocolate cake with berries and whipped cream or a kefir cheese butterfly with a Jordan Valley Medjool date and pomegranate reduction. All meals come with pistachio fig dressing, mashed potatoes, and grilled vegetables.
Steak and salmon options are also available, with a Prime petite filet served with gnocchi gorgonzola and grilled vegetables or wild-caught Alaskan salmon and shrimp poached in Chablis sauce with barberries, lime, and capers over cauliflower puree and grilled vegetables. The cost is for turkey, pork chop, or lasagna is $59 per person plus tax, and the cost for steak or salmon is $69 (pre-payment is required). Reservations are recommended by calling 972-503-7080.
Burn some pre-Christmas calories on December 15 with Santa's Adventure, a unique scavenger hunt that will send racers all over Village on the Parkway. Participants will follow clues, fulfill silly activities, pose for photos, and complete interactive checkpoints on their way to the finish line. Everyone who pre-registers for Santa's Adventure will receive a goody bag, and everyone who finishes will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize.