Get In The Holiday Spirit With Christmas At The Anatole

Santa reads a story to children
Santa & Mrs. Claus read a Texas Christmas Story to children at the Hilton at Anatole. Photo by Kristin Barclay

Making Magical Memories At The Anatole

Dallas, TX (October 29, 2020) – Roughly four years ago, as we were still new to the Dallas area, we discovered Christmas at the Anatole. We left our home in Mansfield and spent the weekend at the Hilton Anatole in search of Christmas magic. From the movie night in our Christmas pajamas, a scavenger hunt in the lobby with crafts, face painting and Breakfast with Santa, our weekend was packed with family time making memories together.

This year life is a little different, but Hilton Anatole has announced dates and details for this year’s ‘Christmas at the Anatole’ celebration featuring Breakfast with Santa. Although Peppermint Park will not be returning this year, Santa and Mrs. Claus will bring plenty of Christmas cheer. While activities will be set up with safety in mind, the festivities still include Breakfast with Santa, plus plenty of new family-friendly activities to get in the holiday spirit.

Breakfast with Santa will be served family-style at each table this year, instead of the buffet format. It will include all the breakfast favorites like chocolate chip pancakes, assorted pastries, bacon and eggs, fruit, made-to-order breakfast tacos and omelets, as well as the option to order Mimosa and Bloody Mary carafes. During breakfast, Santa will make an entrance and interact with the children in a socially distanced format. He’ll read a Texas-themed Christmas story and letters from the children in the audience mailed from the North Pole mailbox located in the lobby. Santa’s sleigh will also be set up for photo opportunities.

Christmas at the Anatole Dates:

Breakfast events will be from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on:

Saturday, November 28

Sunday, November 29

Saturday, December 5

Sunday, December 6

Saturday, December 12

Sunday, December 13

Saturday, December 19

Sunday, December 20

Monday, December 21

Tuesday, December 22

Wednesday, December 23

Snowmen on table
Snowmen on table in lobby of Hilton Anatole Photo by Kristin Barclay

Room Packages and Reservations:

Breakfast with Santa Package: Guests who book the Breakfast with Santa package will receive:

· One standard guest room with 1 p.m. late check-out

· Breakfast for two adults and two children with Santa on day of departure from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (additional guest $17.99 Child and 39.99 Adult)

· Plus holiday activities throughout the hotel the evening of check-in

boy with mechanical reindeer
Photo by Kristin Barclay

Santa Suite Package: Guests who book the Santa Suite Package will receive:

  • One Santa-themed suite guest room including holiday décor and amenities with 1 p.m. late check-out
  • Private meet-n-greet event with Santa and one of his live reindeer from 6-7 pm day of arrival including a family portrait
  • Preferred VIP table at breakfast for two adults and two children from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (additional guest $17.99 Child and 39.99 Adult)
  • Holiday activities throughout the hotel the evening of arrival

Breakfast with Santa Only: Individual event reservations will be available on a limited bases starting at $45 per adult and $20 per child (under 10 years) and can be booked by calling 214-761-7536 or by email

Kids with Santa Mrs Claus and an elf
Breakfast with Santa in 2016 at the Hilton Anatole Photo by Kristin Barclay

Christmas at the Anatole Activities

Guests of the Anatole can enjoy holiday themed activities throughout the hotel for all ages including:

  • Photo opportunities with Santa and a live reindeer
  • North Pole Cafe offering Naughty and Nice Cocktails and lite-bites for adults and children
  • A performing Christmas Tree on stilts
  • S’mores kits for use around the fire pit in the sculpture garden
  • Children will be able to write letters to Santa and mail them directly to the North Pole via the mailbox in the lobby
  • Evening movie night featuring holiday movies and popcorn
  • Holiday arts and craft stations and games


For more information on Christmas at the Anatole or to book reservations please visit


Christmas at the Anatole and Breakfast with Santa were thoughtfully designed with the new Hilton EventReady guidelines and protocols to make these events safe for all guests and team members. Breakfast events will be held in a 28,000 square-foot ballroom where the hotel can socially distance about 100 family tables of 4-6 people.

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Kristin Barclay
Kristin Barclay graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Journalism and Advertising. Throughout her career, Kristin has demonstrated a passion for storytelling and a commitment to providing accurate, timely, and informative news coverage. She has a deep understanding of the issues and concerns facing local communities and has earned a reputation as a trusted source for reliable news and information. In addition to her work as an editor and journalist, Kristin is also a skilled writer and has written articles on a wide range of topics, including politics, business, education, and culture. She has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting compelling stories that engage and inform readers. Kristin is also an active member of the community and has volunteered her time and resources to numerous organizations and causes. She believes in the importance of giving back and making a positive impact on the world around us. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kristin Barclay is also a passionate advocate for local journalism and the role it plays in keeping communities informed and engaged. She believes strongly in the importance of supporting local news outlets and is dedicated to ensuring that quality journalism remains a vital part of our society. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys traveling both for business and pleasure. She loves exploring new places, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures. Whether she's on a business trip or a vacation, Kristin is always eager to discover what makes each place unique and special. Kristin's passions include boots, bourbon, dogs and college football. She is a self-proclaimed boot aficionado and has an impressive collection of cowboy boots that she wears with pride. She also enjoys sipping on a good bourbon and spending time with her husband and beloved border collies. Last but certainly not least, Kristin is the proud mother of two children who bring joy and meaning to her life. She is deeply committed to being a loving and supportive parent, and her children are her greatest source of inspiration and motivation