Holiday in the Plaza debuts in Las Colinas
Holiday in the Plaza
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Levy Event Plaza
On Saturday, December 4th, the Las Colinas Association created a magical winter wonderland at the first-ever Holiday in the Plaza. Over 3,500 attendees kicked off the holiday season in Levy Event Plaza to enjoy a lakeside Ferris wheel, ice skating rink, marketplace, photos with Santa and much more. In lieu of admission, attendees arrived with armfuls of new, unwrapped toys to donate to Irving Police and Fire’s Blue Christmas drive.
The holiday market was co-curated by Lively Local Markets and featured over 40 artisan vendors. While attendees shopped, they could sip on bubbles or brews from the Bubble Bus Co. If coffee was more their style, Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee Truck offered iced and hot coffee options for that caffeine boost. Hot cocoa was also available for the kiddos.
After shopping for those one-of-a-kind gifts, adults and children alike enjoyed the complimentary ice-skating rink and Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel towered over the Las Colinas Urban center, giving attendees incredible views of the breathtaking skyline and Lake Carolyn.
There was no shortage of activities for the kids with complimentary face painting, caricatures, and arts and crafts. Photos with Santa, sponsored by Define Orthodontics, allowed families to capture a memorable photo moment while giving back. 100% of proceeds were donated to the Blue Christmas drive. $3,310 was raised to help underprivileged children and their families.
As a attendees worked up quite an appetite from all the activities, there was no shortage of food trucks to choose from. Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe, Easy Slider, Nacho Loco and Bondi Bowls all served savory options. While Melt Ice Creams and Crumbl Cookies satisfied those with a sweet tooth.
Attendees enjoyed modern hits and holiday favorites from DJ LC throughout the event. Pre-teen artist, DJ AustinB7 wowed attendees during the lunch hour with his hit setlist.
This inaugural celebration was a fantastic kick off to years of incredible events to come from the Las Colinas Association.