Be transported to a winter wonderland when you step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace, presented by Microsoft Windows. Marvel at the larger-than-life snow globes, leave an icy handprint, sit on the chilly Ice Throne -- and of course, no trip would be complete without a visit Santa. Now through December 24.
Santa will be at The Shops at Willow Bend through December 24 for family photos and is available during all mall hours* with limited breaks daily.
Monday - Friday: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*November 20, 2013 the set will open to the public at 2:00 p.m. and November 29, 2013 the set will open to the public at 9:00 a.m.
Presented locally by: Mercedes-Benz of Plano
Be among the first to play the new Wii U console and check out all the new games for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. Located on the lower level in the Connection Court.
Visit the Holiday Creative Station, hosted by Microsoft Windows, in Grand Court. Tiled around a seasonal, Fresh Paint Pack, families get to custom-design their own wrapping paper. Be delighted as Windows prints your just-created art on a complimentary 2’ x 3’ wrapping paper to take home for that special gift!
Pet lovers, mark your calendars. The Shops at Willow Bend will host Santa Paws on two Tuesday evenings during the holiday season. Owners are invited to bring cats and dogs to visit with Santa Claus in the Ice Palace from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following dates:
Presented by: Forever Lawn of North Texas
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.
The Shops at Willow Bend welcomes local school choral groups and piano players to perform in Macy's Court during the 2013 holiday season. Performance times and dates are listed below.
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The Medical Center of Plano
The Medical Center of Plano’s “Spirited Women” and “Focus on Men’s Health” groups will join together for an evening of holiday cheer and health education at The Shops at Willow Bend. The journey will begin in Macy’s Court; each person will receive a complimentary cup of hot cocoa and a guide to finding “Holiday Health Tips” and “Gift Guide” throughout The Shops at Willow Bend. Once the top ten holiday health tips and gift items are found, there will be a chance to win special holiday prizes!
After a healthy walk through the mall collecting health tips and learning about the hot gifts for the season everyone will make their way to Shark Bar & Grill, located in the Food Court. Enjoy holiday tunes, heavy appetizers and drinks Shark Bar & Grill.
The event is open to everyone; please register at Macy’s Court at 6:15 PM on December 9, 2013.
Join L'Occitance for Haute Gifts Party on December 12 and 13. Shoppers will be pampered with a signature hand massage, fragrance rituals, mini facials and more. Plus, receive specials offers: buy two, get one free on select products, receive a free tin of mini hand creams with a $30 purchase and receive a tote bag with any $65 purchase.
Please see store for details.
The Medical Center of Plano
Enjoy a free cup of coffee from Starbucks and a medical update presented by physicians on staff at The Medical Center of Plano. Lectures held monthly on the second Saturday at 9 am at The Shops at Willow Bend Connection Court, located on the lower level between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's.
December Health Topic: Hearing the Sounds of the Season
Saturday, December 14 Dr. Ben Brindley, ENT physician, at The Medical Center of Plano will present “Hearing the Sounds of the Season.” Dr. Ben Brindley will discuss hearing loss and related conditions as well as hearing aids and devices that can help with hearing the “Sounds of the Season.”
Take steps today to take action on your health by joining Willow Bend Steps. Willow Bend Steps the official mall walking program of The Shops at Willow Bend. Mall walking is a great way to get exercise and have fun! Sign-up today at the Concierge Center, located on the lower level near Macy's.
GMC and the Dallas Cowboys are bringing their NFL Texas Tour to Willow Bend on December 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and December 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Guests can visit the parking lot near the Food Court to test-drive GMC vehicles, including the All-New GMC Sierra, and receive autographs from their favorite Dallas Cowboys players including George Selvle, DeMarcus Ware, Joe Greene, and Darren Woodson.
In addition to player autographs, fans can take part in a custom NFL Experience and enter for a chance to win game day tickets and signed memorabilia.
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