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Hillside Village Hosts Frozen Festival on Nov. 21 to Kick Off Holiday Season and Celebrate its Grand Reopening

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Abby Waldron
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Festivities include annual Magical Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival

CEDAR HILL, Texas – (Nov. 11, 2015) – Hillside Village will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. with its Frozen Festival, featuring the 8th annual Magical Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival. In addition, the shopping center will offer a lineup of free, family friendly events and activities throughout the season.

Frozen Festival comes as Hillside Village is wrapping up its multi-million dollar renovation. Enhancements will include once complete by year-end a new children’s play area, Village Green promenade extension with bocce ball court, new covered stage, property signage, and added shaded seating, as well as upgraded landscaping and lighting throughout the property.

“This holiday season is especially exciting for Hillside Village as we debut our newly renovated Village Green and new promenade area,” said Maranda Auzenne, general manager, Hillside Village. “In addition to the improvement’s we’ve made this fall, we also have new retailers H&M and Charlotte Russe for holiday shoppers to enjoy.”


Details for Hillside Village’s Frozen Festival on Nov. 21 are as follows:

  • 8th Annual Magical Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival

Upon his arrival, Santa and Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke will flip the switch to illuminate the 100,000 lights on Hillside Village’s 30-foot, interactive tree. Located in the newly-renovated Village Green, the tree is programmed to play a holiday song every 20 minutes, synchronized with dancing lights.

  • Real Snow in the Village Green

Experience the magic of the season when real snow falls in the Village Green throughout the Frozen Festival.

  • Entertainment

The Frozen themed entertainment will be led by emcee Jack Frost, along with Elsa and Olaf from the movie, holiday favorites Frosty the Snowman, and other strolling entertainment. In addition, guests will enjoy musical performances by Rockestra’s modern string quartet in the Village Green.

Events continuing throughout the holiday season include:

  • Black Friday Holiday Shopping Promotion, Nov. 27
    Hillside Village will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Shoppers that spend $200 or more at any combination of Hillside Village stores and restaurants on Nov. 27 will receive a $20 Hillside Village gift card to be used Dec. 1 – 20. To obtain the $20 gift card, guests should bring their receipts (as proof of purchase) to Guest Services. Offer good while supplies last. Limit one per person. Must be 18 years or older. For complete details, please visit Guest Services or call 972-637-6301. For a complete list of store promotions, visit
  • Santa Photos, Nov. 22 – Dec. 24

Santa will be available to take photos with children and listen to holiday wishes through Christmas Eve. Visit him at his home away from home, located across from H &M in the space next to Chico’s. For daily Santa hours and photo package prices, visit

  • Pet Photos with Santa, Dec. 8 & 15 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Four-legged friends will have their own special time for photos with Santa. Dogs and cats must be leashed at all times or kept in an appropriate carrier while at Hillside Village.

  • Wrap Up Your Holiday, December 12 & 13

Holiday gift wrapping benefiting the Police Academy of Citizens Police Academy Alumni Volunteers is available in the Village Green next to Uptown Popcorn. For times, prices and partnering organization information, visit

  • Real Snow, Friday and Saturday evenings starting on November 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Let it snow! Experience the magic of the season when real snow falls in the Village Green.

  • WFAA, Channel 8’s Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive, Dec. 4 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Hillside Village will host WFAA, Channel 8’s Santa’s Helpers toy drive for the seventh holiday season. Representatives from the station will be at the shopping center on Dec. 4 to welcome guests dropping off new, unwrapped toys.

Hillside Village is located at 305 West F.M. 1382 in Cedar Hill, Texas. For more information, please visit or interact with the shopping center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hillside Village
Hillside Village, formerly Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, is a 610,000-square-foot, open-air, regional lifestyle center located in Cedar Hill, Texas. Anchored by Dillard’s, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hillside Village features a collection of more than 65 national and local tenants including Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, Buckle, H&M, Express, James Avery, Old Navy, Papaya, The Children’s Place and Victoria’s Secret. The property recently underwent a complete rebranding and announced a multi-million dollar renovation that includes enhanced entrances, public spaces and vehicular access, upgraded landscaping, façade improvements, a new children’s play area, new amenities for adults and children, and new signage throughout the property. 

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Since 1991, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 100 employees is responsible for more than 6.2 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), Napa Center (Napa, Calif.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at Highland Village (Highland Village, Texas), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit


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