Friday, June 18, 2021

Southlake Based Business Makes a Deal on Shark Tank

Southlake business owner Mitch Allen, made his pitch on a recent episode of Shark Tank for his company Hire Santa and scored!

He closed a $200,000 investment deal with businesswoman Barbara Corcoran in return for 10 percent of the company.

According to his website,, booking a professional Santa is made simple and easy. With over 1000 Santa’s in the company’s database, there are enough Santa’s to go around and spread the holiday spirit locally or across the nation. Clients can choose from a variety of real beard Santa’s to make appearances at their holiday party, community event, mall or company.

All Santa’s are professionals and are required to have a full background check.

The company is projected to close at more than $1 million in sales this year.

Hire Santa was also featured in Dallas News and on ABC Go.

Sign Up Your Kids for Snacks with Santa

Has your child written their letter to Santa yet? What if they could hand-deliver their letter while enjoying holiday snacks, crafts, and music with their friends?

Santa will be extending his visit to The Marq Southlake (285 Shady Oaks Drive) at the brand new Snacks with Santa event on Saturday, December 2 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa is SOLD OUT, so Snacks with Santa is your chance to enjoy the Jolly Ol’ Elf and Mrs. Claus with your family and friends. Join us for some sweet snacks from Mrs. Claus’ bakery, fun holiday crafts, and a photo with Santa on the big stage. Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras and remind the children to bring their wish lists!

The cost for Snacks with Santa is $12 per person. Children 2 and under are free! Pre-registration is required and space is running out. You can register online or in person at the Community Services office located in Southlake Town Hall at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. Children must be registered with at least one adult, and all individuals attending the event—including all adults—must be registered.

For more information, please visit our website or call 817-748-8019.


Spread Holiday Cheer With Santa’s Little Helpers

Christmas is right around the corner, and Santa is looking for some extra help to make presents and spread Christmas cheer.

On December 9, children ages 3 to 7 are invited to come create special presents for their loved ones, play Christmas games, listen to holiday music, and make new friends!

Registration is required with a $20 fee for Santa’s Little Helpers. The program will meet on Saturday, December 9 from 9:30­ – 11:30AM. Santa’s Little Helpers will be held at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located in Southlake Town Hall at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. For more information, please visit our website or call 817-748-8019.

Girls Decorating at Santa's Little Helpers

Breakfast and Snacks with Santa

Have your kids written a letter to Santa yet? What if they could hand deliver their letter to Santa?

**UPDATE** Both breakfast with Santa events are sold out!

Santa will be visiting The Marq Southlake for the City of Southlake’s annual Breakfast with Santa and the brand new Snacks with Santa event on Saturday, December 2.

Breakfast with Santa is filling up quickly so register today! The 10:00 a.m. session is already sold out but there is still limited space available for the 8:00 a.m. session. The cost is $15 per person.

Families will enjoy a full family breakfast hosted by Mrs. Claus and her helpers. Participants will also make holiday crafts and receive a complimentary photo sitting on Santa’s lap.

Snacks with Santa is a new event hosted by Mrs. Claus and her bakery helpers!  Join us for some holiday snacks, holiday crafts and a complimentary photo with Santa. The cost is $12 per person.

Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras and remind the children to bring their wish list!

Pre-registration is required for both the Breakfast with Santa and Snacks with Santa event. You can register online or in person at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St. Ste 210.

Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early as these events WILL sell out!

Fall 2016 Southlake Scene is now available!

Looking for family activities coming up? Curious about what events The Marq has in store? Is your child interested in a camp or team sports? Then check out the Fall 2016 edition of The Southlake Scene!

The most recent edition of the Southlake Scene is now available online to Documenthelp plan your family’s activities in the city! From Youth Camps and sports, to the Monster Mash, the Southlake Scene has all your need-to-know information on all of Southlake’s major up-coming events.

In addition, registration for Team Sports, Youth/Adult Camps, and all other programs is open to the public. Don’t forget to sign up as soon as possible, as available spots can fill up quickly!

Planning your own big event? Facility rental information is also included in the Southlake Scene for your convenience.

For registration, all this information and more, Check it out here, The Southlake Scene!

For more information go to or Call (817) 748-8019


Join the City of Southlake for Breakfast with Santa

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Breakfast with Santa 2014Santa will be coming to the City of Southlake for a special breakfast at Town Hall on two Saturdays this December; December 5 and 12, 2015. Each Saturday there will be three time options available: 7:30 – 8:45 AM, 9:00 – 10:15 AM and 10:30 -11:45 AM.

In addition to a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and get the chance to sit on Santa’s lap. So parents don’t forget your kids (and cameras) and remind the kids to bring their wish list.

A big thanks to Holan Law PLLC for being the Title Sponsor for this year’s Breakfast with Santa events!

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as Breakfast with Santa does sell out!

Enjoy Hometown Traditions and New Attractions at the Annual Tree Lighting Event on Sunday, November 23

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Santa has moved the 2014 Home for the Holiday’s event to Sunday, November 23, 2014. See you at 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Santa is not letting Mother Nature get in his way.  He is bringing the Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting event to Southlake on Sunday, November 23, 2014.  We will have a great celebration complete with Elsa, Anna and Olaf in Frozenland, guaranteed snow, the snow hill, live entertainment and of course Santa who will help us turn on the holiday lights for the first time this season.

Santa has made the call though to keep the horses warm so they will be hanging out with his reindeer in his stables instead of offering carriage rides.

The Tree Lighting kicks-off the holiday season with hometown traditions and new, exciting activities for the family. Due to Saturday’s rain forecast, this year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 23rd from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Southlake Town Square.

All the fun and entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Family Park with entertainment, crafts, the 4-lane snow tubing hill, strolling characters and concessions.  For all the Frozen fans out there, a “Frozen Wonderland” will also begin at 5:30 p.m. with snowman building with Olaf and photo opportunities with Elsa and Anna.

The fun continues as Santa Claus arrives to Southlake Town Hall for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. After Mayor John Terrell welcomes in the holidays, Santa Claus will switch on the lights from the Town Hall balcony. Once Town Square is lit, Santa Claus will make his way to Santa’s Village located in Rustin Pavilion to listen to your wish lists and take free photos with your family.

The Southlake Community Band  will provide holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Rustin Pavilion:

  • 5:15pm – 6:20 pm: Southlake Community Band
  • 6:40pm – 8:30pm: Photos with Santa

Please visit for complete event information and to view the event & parking maps. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

City of Southlake Offers More Opportunities to Enjoy Breakfast with Santa

BFKT with Santa Flyer 2014Santa is making a special trip to Southlake to eat breakfast with you and your family! Breakfast with Santa has been expanded this year in the hopes that everyone has the opportunity to visit with Jolly Saint Nick. The event will be held on Saturday, December 6 and Saturday, December 13. You may choose from a variety of times on either date to sign-up for; 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
Everyone will enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet of cinnamon rolls, donuts, fruit and more before spending some quality time with the big man himself. Children will have the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, give him their wish list and take home a photo for Mom and Dad. There will be fun Holiday crafts for everyone and parents be sure to remember your camera to capture the Holiday memories.
You can register online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. For more information, please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as Breakfast with Santa does sell out!

City Partnerships Bring Magic to Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays has been the unofficial start to the holiday season in Southlake for over eleven years, featuring Santa and the unveiling of Christmas lights in Town Square. Event festivities will begin at 5:30pm and the Tree Lighting is scheduled for 6:30pm.

The City is fortunate to have several sponsors that help make this event possible. Children’s Medical Center is sponsoring Snow Globe Live, a 15-foot snow globe that will provide a unique backdrop for holiday pictures. The Cookie Decorating Sponsor, Kroger, will provide all cookies and decorating icing. Guests will be provided with free bottled water during the event, thanks to Frost Bank, the Quencher Sponsor. The Tree Lighting would not be complete without Santa. Briggs Freeman–one of the Holiday Sponsors, will provide keepsake frames for Photos with Santa.  Holiday Sponsors include Alpine Materials, Sleep Number, Sky Ranch, and Whole Earth Provision Co., all of which will have booths and holiday activities at the event.

In addition to sponsored activities, other event highlights include a 12-foot, four lane snow tubing hill, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts, refreshments, and live entertainment.  Guests will enjoy holiday music performances by the Southlake Community Band, Johnson Elementary, Old Union Elementary, Rockenbaugh Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Durham Intermediate, Carroll Middle School, Walnut Grove Elementary, and Carroll Senior High School. Other entertainment will be provided by White’s Chapel United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir, Carroll Senior High Show Choir Carolers, and strolling holiday characters.

Popular radio station, 94.4 KLTY, will broadcast from Southlake Town Square the day of the Tree Lighting from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Radio personality, Tony Lopez, will emcee the event. Each holiday season, KLTY promotes The 94.9 KLTY Christmas Wish program, asking listeners to send in Christmas wishes or nominate recipients. The Christmas Wish book will be at KLTY’s booth during the Tree Lighting, allowing people to read through the wishes and even choose a wish to grant.

Although the Tree Lighting is only one night, Home for the Holidays spans the entire holiday season, with other activities occurring in Town Square and Town Hall until Christmas.

For more information about Home for the Holidays and full event schedule, click here.