The SPCA of Texas’ “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Center at NorthPark Center has provided special adoption experiences for thousands of four-legged animals and their loving new families for 25 years. Assistance is offered at select times to help families choose the right animals for their lifestyle. Adoption fees are $250 for puppies (under 6 months of age), $125 for adult dogs (6 months to 6 years), $50 for senior dogs (7 years or older) or VIP dogs (dogs waiting for homes for more than 30 days), $75 for adult cats (6 months to 6 years) and $125 for kittens. The fee includes spay/neuter surgery, all age-appropriate vaccinations, de-worming treatment, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, a feline leukemia and FIV testing for cats four months and older, a microchip and a free leash or cardboard cat carrier.
12 – 6PM
NorthPark Center’s whimsical Scrooge Puppet Theatre has been a holiday tradition for four decades. Charles Dickens’ famous character creates a funny scene through the magic of puppetry by Le Theatre de Marionette. Children of all ages giggle with delight as everyone’s favorite despicable holiday character emerges from his cottage at the bottom of every hour. Come back time and again for this improvisational performance, and be sure to catch the final show on Christmas Eve when Scrooge finally is filled with the holiday spirit.
Scrooge Puppet Theatre shows start at the bottom of every hour:
Monday – Saturday
11:30AM – 8:30PM
12:30 – 6:30PM
10:30AM – 3:30PM
How does Santa get all of those presents to little boys and girls around the world? Santa’s Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre animates the story of a toymaker and a cast of entertaining characters working to get Santa’s toys completed in time for Christmas Eve delivery.
Santa’s Toy Shoppe Puppet Theatre shows start at the top of every hour:
Monday – Saturday
11AM – 7PM
12 – 6PM
11AM – 3PM
Bells are ringing at NorthPark Center to encourage visitors to donate their spare change through the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, which raises crucial funds for year-round programs at more than a dozen Salvation Army centers in North Texas.
Continue the spirit of the holidays with the 12 Days of Giving Tree, an opportunity to provide financial support to the Salvation Army's year-round programs. The tree is decorated with an array of tags with photos and stories of those who receive help from the Salvation Army, as well as giving options at different monetary levels. The funds raised will provide important services like shelter, meals, domestic violence therapy and youth programs like after-school care and music lessons.