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Nov 6th - Dec 24th VISIT SANTA AT THE ICE PALACE
The Shops at Willow Bend

VISIT SANTA AT THE ICE PALACE

Throughout the holiday season, visitors to The Shops at Willow Bend are transported to a winter wonderland when they step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace. Inspired by the magic of winter, the Ice Palace features a 30-foot globe encircled with a series of majestic arches and smaller globes that appear to be carved from ice.  Visitors will be immersed with magical vignettes of polar animal footage and, upon entering the largest dome, see and feel falling snow and a captivating video and light show.  Before leaving the Ice Palace, visitors will have the opportunity to have their photo taken on the Ice Throne and with the big guy himself.  Plus, each visitor will receive a free gift just for visiting.


Bring the family to enjoy one of the most beloved traditions of the season-a visit with Santa.  We’ll capture the moment with high-quality digital photos that will last for generations to come.  Photo keepsakes, frames and accessories are available to make your picture with Santa even more perfect.  Photo packages start at $22. 

 

Milk & Cookie Breaks

  • Monday - Saturday:  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday:  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 Visit the Photos with Santa page for more information.


Presented locally by:  Mercedes-Benz of Plano



Nov 28th BLACK FRIDAY
The Shops at Willow Bend

BLACK FRIDAY

The Shops at Willow Bend will open at 6 AM on BLACK FRIDAY, November 28.  Black Friday is the official start of the shopping season 2014 and the day after Thanksgiving. The Shops at Willow Bend will be teeming with holiday excitement. Shoppers will rush from store to store, snapping up bargains and the top gifts of the season. Children will be thrilled to the delights of The Ice Palace when they stop to sit on Santa’s lap and whisper into his ear.   To add even more excitement to America’s favorite shopping day, The Shops at Willow Bend will give away “I survived Black Friday” totes to guests while supplies last beginning at 6:00 am.

 

The following retailers will open their doors early on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday:

 

Thursday, November 27 at 6:00 PM:  Shoppers will need to enter through Macy's outdoor entrance.

Friday, November 28 at 12:00 AM:  Shoppers will be able to enter through any mall entrance starting at midnight.

Friday, November 28 at 4:30 AM:

Friday, November 28 at 5:00 AM:

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Dec 1st - Dec 5th SANTA PAWS
The Shops at Willow Bend

SANTA PAWS

Pet lovers, mark your calendars. The Shops at Willow Bend is rolling out the red carpet for our pet families this holiday season by offering pet photos with Santa for an entire week!  Owners are invited to bring cats and dogs to visit with Santa Claus in the Ice Palace from Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 5 from 10:00 am to 9:00 PM.

 

Please note Santa will take a milk and cookie break at 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM each day.  There will be pet costumes and a special treat for Fido to take home.

 

Visit the Pet Photos page for more information.

 

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All pets must be on a leash or in a lightweight carrier and be up-to-date on shots. Pet owners can enter the mall through any mall entrance EXCEPT the Food Court.  Please enter through the EXIT of the Ice Palace located in Grand Court between Neiman Marcus and the Food Court.


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