Wandering Through the “Wanderland” in Downtown Dallas

Enjoy Downtown Dallas and stroll through a  “Wanderland” that includes the Car Tree at Pegasus Plaza. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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Ever feel overwhelmed by your list of to-do’s leading up to Christmas? There’s decorating your home, holiday shopping, giftwrapping, parties—not to mention trying to fit in quality time with family. Well, thankfully, this year Downtown Dallas Inc. is transforming the city into a season-long “wanderland,” where you can wander at your own pace, enjoy quality time with friends and family, and simultaneously check to-do’s off your list.


Throughout the season, restaurants, bars, and shops will be open late on Thursdays and weekends with events, activities, and promotions. Brand-new rolling boutiques called Park It Pop-Ups will line Main Street Garden, Pegasus Plaza, and Stone Street Garden. Treat yourself to happy hour or a meal and then stumble upon a local boutique for one-of-a-kind gifts.


If you’re looking for more concentrated shopping, Matt Alexander and Bryan DeLuca, founders of Need, Foremost, and Foot Cardigan, are transforming 1600 Commerce St. into a beautifully curated space called Unbranded that will host booths from local entrepreneurs, designers, coffee roasters, photographers and the like.


Already have your holiday shopping done? Visit Stone Street Garden on Thursday evenings to watch a guest artist paint a fresh, holiday-themed mural. Every week, the wall will be painted white once again and a new artist invited to transform the wall—a weekly art installation not to be missed.


Don’t miss the famous Neiman Marcus window displays, and keeping with tradition, Downtown will be decked to the nines in holiday spirit, including a twenty-foot wreath and a new holiday tree at Main Street Garden, the Car Tree at Pegasus Plaza, and the Butterfly Garden at Belo Gardens.


“This year really is unlike anything we’ve done before,” says Shalissa Perry, Vice-President of Marketing for Downtown Dallas, Inc. “It used to be about shutting down the streets and bringing vendors in for a one-day event. Now we’re celebrating local businesses and residents all season long.”


With over 40,000 people living in the Downtown area, many of which are families, Downtown Dallas, Inc. has adapted their 20-year-long holiday festival to meet the communities’ needs. So leave your holiday stress at the door and head downtown to see the lights, sip hot coco, and wander with your family.

For more information:

Learn more about living in Downtown Dallas. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

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