Downtown Wanderland

Discover Holiday Treasures at Downtown Wanderland

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 Downtown Wanderland

Take a break from the malls this holiday season and discover new treasures in Downtown Dallas

Downtown Dallas has a new holiday concept for Downtown Dallas called Downtown Wanderland. It is a multi-faceted experience offering a variety of ways to eat, drink, shop, and be merry for the entire season.

EAT and DRINK

dinner-tableParticipating restaurants, bars, and cafes will offer specials during Wander Walks and throughout the season to fuel holiday hunger. Visit Weekend Coffee, Midnight Rambler, CBD Provisions, Americano, Dallas Fish Market, Wild Salsa, Dallas Chop House, Iron Cactus, Chop House Burger, City Tavern, Spice in the City, Fluellen Cupcakes, The Mitchell, Frankie’s, Green Door Public House, and Café Strada, just to name a few.

SHOP

christmas giftsIn addition to the tradition of shopping at Neiman Marcus, Downtown’s long-time retail anchor, shoppers will find additional retail that has recently opened Downtown. Look for additional Wanderland specials at Pink Toes Nail Bar | Salon, Downtown Pawz, Ro2 Art, Vertigo 12 Hair Lounge, Kettledrum Allie, and more.

And that’s far from all. Downtown Dallas, Inc. is thrilled to announce a Wanderland partnership with Unbranded. Founders of Need, Foremost, and Foot Cardigan, Matt Alexander and Bryan DeLuca, are partnering with Downtown Dallas, Inc. to provide free space to a curated group of entrepreneurs, designers, and artists at 1616 Commerce Street. Unbranded will host regular events, happy hours, and pop-ups for discerning shoppers seeking a unique experience.

Also debuting this year is Park-It Pop-Ups, a series of unique rolling mini-boutiques rotating through Downtown public spaces like Pegasus Plaza, Main Street Garden, and Stone Street Gardens. Look for concepts like Dallas Farmers Market, Weekend Coffee cart, Brad Oldham Sculpture, Charming Florals & Finds, Kettledrum Allie, Ro2 Art in the Park, Downtown Pawz, Pink Toes Mini Bar, and other selections from some of Downtown’s favorite spots.

Featured hours of Unbranded and Park-It Pop-Ups: Thurs – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdayevenings for Wander Walks until 9:00 p.m., from November 19 – December 20.

BE MERRY

Downtown Dallas, Inc. and Headington Companies are partnering to bring up-and-coming artists to Downtown Wanderland too! Look for local artists Lori Fox, Sheryl Anaya, Shannon Driscoll (Oil and Cotton), Emily Riggert, and Rachel Rushing in partnership with Varenport popping up in the windows at 1217 Main Street. And watch the creation of live mural works each Thursday evening during Wander Walks near the iconic Eye sculpture at Stone Street Gardens.

And back by popular demand is season-long Downtown décor, featuring Neiman Marcus Holiday Windows, holiday-themed B&Gs from the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Neiman Marcus Legacy Holiday Collection; the Car Tree at Pegasus Plaza and the Butterfly Garden at Belo Garden as well as new decorative elements including a 20’ holiday wreath and new holiday tree at Main Street Garden.

Check it all out during Opening Weekend, starting this week!

Thursday, November 19: Thursday, November 19
Get a sneak of peek Wanderland

  • Unbranded: 1616 Commerce – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Park-It Pop-Ups: Main Street Garden, Pegasus Plaza, and Stone Street Gardens: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Watch Kyle Steed as he creates a four panel mural at Stone Street Gardens from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.DJ provided and curated by Spinster Records.
  • Thursdays at The Joule (1530 Main Street) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Meet in the lobby for live music and specially priced drinks. Shop TenOverSix and TASCHEN Library. Specially priced drinks at Traffic LA. Weekend Coffee will provide holiday sips and treats in-store. Chair massages and polish changes for $15 each at The Spa at The Joule.
  • Downtown Residents Happy Hour featuring live music (The Brehms) on the patio at Dallas Chop House from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Honky Tonk Thursdays at City Tavern from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.– No cover and drink specials!
  • Iron Cactus – Live music (Collin Boyd) on the patio from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, November 20
Get out of your office for lunchtime wandering, or join us on your way home!

  • Unbranded: 1616 Commerce – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Unbranded Launch Happy Hour: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Park-It Pop-Ups: Main Street Garden, Pegasus Plaza, and Stone Street Gardens: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Live music provided and curated by Spinster Records at Pegasus Plaza: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • The shops at The Joule – open extended hours.
  • Tea at TASCHEN @ 2:30 p.m. in The TASCHEN Library — $59/seat
  • Sushi Night: complimentary sushi roll with drink purchase: Dallas Fish Market: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 21
A great day to bring the family featuring programming for the kiddos!

  • Unbranded: 1616 Commerce – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Park-It Pop-Ups: Main Street Garden, Pegasus Plaza, and Stone Street Gardens: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tea at TASCHEN @ 2:30 p.m. in The TASCHEN Library — $59/seat
  • The shops at The Joule – open extended hours.
  • Photos with Santa – Pegasus Plaza – 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • 5th Annual Chili Cookoff: City Tavern – 3:00 p.m.
  • Reindeer at Main Street Garden – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Face painting – Main Street Garden – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Face painting – Majestic Theatre – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Frankie’s – Enjoy our Mimosa Madness or famous Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, Weekends until 3pm.
  • Green Door Public House – $3 mimosas during brunch

Sunday, November 22
A great day to shop and brunch with your friends!

  • Unbranded: Sip and Shop – complimentary mimosas while you shop
  • Park-It Pop-Ups: Main Street Garden, Pegasus Plaza, and Stone Street Gardens: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • The shops at The Joule – open extended hours.
  • Neiman Marcus – open special holiday hours 12:00  – 5:00 p.m.
  • CBD Provisions – Half-Price bottles of wine during dinner, starting @ 5:00 p.m.
  • MidnightRambler – Slow & Low Sunday — $6 Old Fashioneds All Night
  • Green Door Public House – $3 mimosas during brunch
  • Iron Cactus – Brunch 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Live music 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frankie’s – Enjoy our Mimosa Madness or famous Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, Weekends until 3pm.
*UNBRANDED SESSION ONE (Brands will rotate in “sessions” on a weekly basis, so there’s always a new treasure to find): NEED/FOREMOST, Foot Cardigan, The Citizenry, The DEC Co-Working provided by Herman Miller, Sunshine Tienda, Lounge County, Create|Restore, Of Mud and Coal, Breda Watches, TMACSTUDIO, Hillary Catherine Jewelry, Moreau, Veux, Dandelion Cheesecakes, Rockstar Bakeshop, Caris Fawcett, and Bullzerk.
PARK-IT POP-UP SESSION ONE: Brad Oldham Studio, Charming Florals & Finds, Kettledrum Allie, Spinster Records, Downtown Pawz, and Pink Toes Mini Bar.

Participating Weekly Wanderland Partners:

  • Frankie’s – Warm up with our festive “Santa’s Sleigh Fuel” or an “Alice in Wanderland”. Enjoy our Mimosa Madness or famous Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, Weekends until 3pm.
  • Green Door Public House – $5 Wanderland Cocktail on ThursdayNights. Happy Hour pricing for all participants of Wanderland. $3 mimosas during Brunch Saturday and Sunday.
  • Spice in the City – 10% off for all guests who present their VIP #DowntownWanderland shopping bracelet.
  • Cafe Strada – $1 gelato mini cones and $2 hot chocolates.
  • Iron Cactus – $6 S’mores Martini
  • MidnightRambler – Mon-Fri: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. special priced drinks
  • Americano – Mon-Fri: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.special priced drinks @ the bar
  • CBD Provisions – Mon-Fri: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.special priced drinks and snacks @ the bar
  • Pink Toes Nail Bar | Spa – complimentary nail art (one nail) with mani/pedi
  • Kettledrum Allie – complimentary beverages while shopping
  • Ro2 Art – complimentary beverages

For more updated information and a list of participating vendors, artists, restaurants, and bars, visithttp://events.downtowndallas.com/downtownwanderland. Retailers and merchants in the greater Downtown area interested in participating should email info@downtowndallas.com.

About Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Downtown Dallas, Inc. is the primary advocate, champion, and steward for Downtown, effecting change by developing strategies, setting targets, and mobilizing resources that:

  • Stimulate a vibrant and sustainable Downtown environment
  • Improve infrastructure
  • Enhance economic competitiveness
  • Create a culturally inclusive urban center
  • Position the area as a global destination

For more information, visit www.downtowndallas.com.

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