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Get Gifted at The Station this holiday season when Mockingbird Station, the pioneer of mixed-used developments in Texas, kicks off its 2007 Hot Holiday Happenings Monday, Nov. 5 beginning at 5 p.m. with Happy Hour specials and dining discounts for adults and children at participating restaurants, followed at 7 p.m. by a free family movie screening in the open-air staging area next to Angelika Film Center & Caf .
This kick-off event is a prelude to The Station's Hot Holiday Happenings, a series of fun events and special offers with a unique themed activity open to the public every weeknight, 5 - 9 p.m., from Nov. 5 until Christmas (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve).
In addition to these themed weeknight events, Mockingbird Station will act as the Dallas-fort Worth Metroplex hub for the Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium World Record Toy Drive for Toys for Tots the week of Nov. 6-12. Dallas Mavericks Center Erick Dampier is supporting the toy drive and will be involved in special events surrounding it. Toys for Tots, in partnership with Walden Media and Fox Walden's new film, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and with the support of national sponsors, Wendy's (NYSE: WEN), Target (NYSE: TGT), and UPS (NYSE:UPS) is aiming to collect more than 12,000 pounds of toys in ten metro-areas across the U.S. (with a goal for each market to collect 1200 pounds) in order to set a Guinness World Record for Largest Toy Drive (determined by weight over the course of one week).
Mockingbird Station is really like no other
shopping-dining-entertainment complex in Dallas a dynamic, energetic
place we hope to entice people to explore and experience for
themselves this holiday season, said Sarah-lynn Jimenez, general
manager, Mockingbird Station.
Toys for Tots has
been a mainstay for decades every year during the holidays, but this
toy drive is a chance to bring fresh awareness and renewed
excitement to a terrific cause, said Staff Sergeant Joe Nguyen,
Head Media Coordinator for DFW-area Toys for Tots.
Be sure to check the clothing stores and fashion boutiques at Mockingbird Station.
Hot Holiday Happenings details:
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium World Record Toy Drive for Toys for Tots details:
Mockingbird Station is providing a centralized facility to house all of the toys collected from toy chests in DFW area elementary schools, movie theatres, as well as in participating store locations of regional sponsors, Midas Auto Care Centers and Radio Shack. (A complete list of toy drop-off locations is available at www.magorium.com.) Guests of Mockingbird Station are encouraged to drop off an unwrapped toy either at the Angelika Film Center or at the LOFTS Management Office (located in the breezeway next to Starbucks and Rockfish) any time during the week of the toy drive.
For further details about Mockingbird Station's Get Gifted campaign, including a roster of discounts and special offers, a complete list of participating shops and restaurants, Station-wide retailer and restaurant discounts offered now through Christmas, and full calendar of events, visit www.mockingbirdstation.com. For more information about Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium World Record Toy Drive for Toys for Tots, contact Joe Nguyen at (469) 826-1442. To learn about local volunteer opportunities with Toy for Tots, visit http://dfwtoysfortots.com.
About Mockingbird Station
Mockingbird Station became an instant urban village success upon its inception in 2000, mixing architectural styles and unprecedented amenities to create a lively atmosphere, unlike any other development in North Texas. Developer Ken Hughes created chemistry when he paired lifestyle, work and retail with the local transit system in a ten-acre pedestrian friendly site. The Station is filled with 175,000 square feet of both local and national retailers and restaurants, plus the Angelika an eight-screen independent theater. In addition, it is home to 211 loft-style apartments and 150,000 square feet of office space.
Mockingbird Station is equally appealing to motorists and rail commuters with its convenient location at the northeast corner of I-75 and North Central Expressway, as well as the Red or Blue Line of the DART light rail. Trains run every 10-20 minutes with direct platform access, and there are over 1,500 surface level and covered below-ground parking spaces, as well as complementary valet parking. On-the-go casual and world-class cuisine are all available at Mockingbird Station, along with a unique retail experience ranging from national chains to treasured and eclectic local favorites. For more information about Mockingbird Station, visit www.mockingbirdstation.com.
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, the U.S. Marine Corps premier community action program and one of the nation's flagship Christmas charitable causes, is dedicated to delivering a message of hope and bringing the joy of Christmas to America's needy children. For more information about Toys for Tots, including how to donate toys, where to find drop-off locations, and local campaign offices, visit www.toysfortots.org.