Start a new holiday tradition with your family at the Hilton Anatole’s yearly event, Sparkle. I spent the weekend at the Hilton Anatole to experience what this Christmas Experience is all about.
This year Sparkle is located inside the hotel instead of outside. Although I enjoy the idea of it being outside better, it only makes sense to have it inside because of the crazy Texas weather. When entering Sparkle, you will see a wide variety of activities for children to do. The best part about it? Almost all of the activities are included in the price. A few items that you would have to pay for is face painting and food.
I took full advantage of the Ice Skating Rink.
After a few skates around the rink, I ventured around Sparkle to find even more activities than I could imagine. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the kids fly down the inflatable slide. They couldn’t get enough.
This can be a full day of activities for you and your family. There is lots to see and do! Here’s a list of Activities included at Sparkle:
- Indoor Ice Skating Rink (skates included)
- More Than 1.2 Million Holiday Lights
- Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundlets
- Light Shows every half hour
- Santa’s Hilltop Slide
- Velcro Stocking Jump Wall
- Live Holiday Shows from Le Theatre De Marionette
- Storytelling by Rudolph
- Bounce House Village
- Food Trucks
- Kids’ Crafts
- Face Painting
- Live Entertainment
- Hockey Clinics for Kids
- Origami by “Paper for Water”
- Special Hosts
- Pictures with Santa (Saturdays & Sundays ONLY)
We attended Breakfast with Santa which is available only on Saturday and Sunday. (For reservations, please contact Samantha.Waugh@hilton.com or call 214.761.7814.) There was a wide variety of food to choose from at breakfast, everything from pancakes to egg skillets.
Santa made his way through the room and stopped at our table a couple times. He asked each kid how they’ve been acting throughout the year and what they wanted.
Tickets are free for ages 3 and under, $15.95 for ages 4-12, $19.95 for ages 13-64, $15.95 for ages 65 and up. For more information about Sparkle at the Hilton Anatole, visit their official page.