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Southlake’s Home for the Holidays will kick-off with Tree Lighting Celebration on November 21, 2015

Bell-Stacked-Text_logo (1)It’s almost that time of year again! What better way to kick off the Holiday season in Southlake than with the annual Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration.

This year’s Tree Lighting Celebration is less than two months away and will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 4:30 – 8:30 PM in Southlake Town Square. Event festivities will begin at 4:30 PM with all the traditional activities and crafts. There’s something for everyone in the family including; holiday refreshments, Christmas carolers, ornament and cookie decorating and of course, live entertainment by the Southlake Community Band and local choirs. Plus, don’t miss out on strolling holiday characters!

A special thanks to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for being this year’s Title Sponsor!

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 6:30 PM; after the tree is lit, continue to enjoy Southlake Town Square, get pictures with Santa or even go tubing on the custom snow hill!

NK6_0162While the holidays are always fun, magical and the perfect time to spend precious moments with your family, they are also a time to reflect and think about others that may be in need. This year, The City of Southlake is partnering with Christmas is for Children with a Fill the Tahoe food drive. Families are encouraged to bring canned, non-perishable food and cereal to donate to Christmas is for Children.

Please visit to see all the event details including the entertainment schedule and parking information. If you have any questions, please call (817) 748-8019. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email

We hope you and your family will the City as we light up the Town Square and kick-off the holiday season!

New – Under the Lights Youth Flag Football program offered in Southlake

Midland 1The City of Southlake Community Services Department is excited to partner with Under Armour to offer an exciting new Youth Flag Football program for kids in grades first through sixth!

Under the Lights is a national flag football league for kids with an emphasis on community fun!  The league is for both girls and boys of all skill levels and promotes a competitive, confidence building, non-contact football experience.

This fall, registrants will be able to take advantage of 9 player teams with 6 versus 6 formations over a 7 game season. Games will be played on Saturday mornings at North Park from September through November, with practices being held before games.

The cost for the program is $155 and includes Under Armour uniform and socks. For more information or to register please visit:

For additional information please call the Community Services Department at (817) 748.8019.

The Marq Southlake will provide one lucky couple with a free wedding

Married at the Marq Wedding GiveawayThe Marq Southlake is scheduled to open this winter, and as anticipation grows, The Marq is gearing up with their “Married at the Marq” Wedding Giveaway which will provide one lucky couple with a free wedding!

The wedding will of course include a ceremony and reception at The Marq free of charge (for up to 180 guests), however this contest also includes a variety of other wedding surprises sponsored by local businesses.

On top of the wedding ceremony and reception location, the winning couple will also receive their wedding reception and ceremony photography by BluDoor Studios, reception entertainment by i entertainment, a one-night stay at The Hilton in Southlake Town Square, $200 in services at The Hair Bar in Southlake, a wedding and groom’s cake provided by Opulent Cakes, ceremony and reception flowers provided by Opulent Designs and transportation by 10 Gallon Tours for their bridal party!

The contest runs until August 15, 2015 at midnight. For full terms and conditions please visit or click here to enter!

Good luck to all the engaged couples out there!

New website debuts for The Marq Southlake

If you have visited Bicentennial Park recently, you’ve seen firsthand the rapidly emerging community recreation center, officially known as The Marq Southlake (Phase 1). Also under construction for the past few months has been the website for the new multi-purpose facility, which debuted May 20, 2015:

The website gives a glimpse of what is to come when Phase 1 of The Marq opens in late 2015. The premier activity and event venue will include Aria, an outdoor amphitheater and Legends Hall which houses a grand ballroom, conference and meeting rooms, the Club Lounge, a catering kitchen and a senior lounge; The Marq will be the new home for the Southlake Senior Center. Phase 1, encompassing approximately 23,000 square feet will be a state-of-the-art venue available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate meetings and luncheons, social events, concerts and art performances and select City of Southlake community events.

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To help Southlake residents, as well as welcomed visitors throughout the DFW metroplex (and beyond) envision the finished product of The Marq Southlake Phase1, the website has been constructed with images and details for the facility’s distinct areas and functions:

  • Weddings: Designed to be both elegant and comfortable, The Marq features versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. A nearly 5,000 square foot ballroom (with dance floor) accommodates up to 300 guests (seated banquet style). The Club Lounge has easy access to the outdoor patio with fire features and lounge-style seating – both are ideal spots for a cocktail hour or after-party.
  • Meetings & Events: Whether you’re hosting a corporate retreat or multi-day seminar, this state-of-the-art event venue offers convenience and versatility along with high-tech amenities to ensure your next corporate meeting or social event is successful.
  • Aria: An outdoor amphitheater that can accomodate up to 1,000 attendees will play host to a variety of events, including concerts, theatrical performances, live entertainment and outdoor wedding ceremonies. Surrounded by beautiful architecture and landscape overlooking a water feature, it is the ideal backdrop to say “I do” or enjoy a concert under the Texas stars.
  • Senior Center: A hallmark of The Marq is offering something for everyone in the community, including seniors. Legends Hall will play home to the new Senior Center featuring a lounge area, game room and fitness room for seniors to utilize.  Being located within The Marq will also allow more space for special events as well as additional rooms for taking classes and other activities and programs for members to keep their mind, body and spirit engaged in meaningful activities.

The new website also provides an online event booking form, links to all of The Marq’s social media channels and contact information for the Sales Specialist when you are ready to schedule a tour or book an event.

A  community recreation center has been in the City of Southlake’s Parks Master Plan since 1996 and became a top priority when it was frequently cited in the 2009 and 2011 citizen surveys. In August 2013, City Council put the plan into action when it approved $1.72M to design Phase 1 and the site plan was approved June 3, 2014. A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 27, 2014, and City Council approved the facility’s name October 21, 2014. It is important to note there will be no increase in taxes to construct or operate the facility.

Because of the magnitude of the project, The Marq Southlake will be built in two phases and has a multi-year development timeline:

  • September 2014 – Phase 1 construction began
  • Summer 2015 – Phase 2 design finalized
  • Late 2015 – Phase 1 opens
  • Fall 2016 –  Phase 2 construction begins
  • Early 2018 – Phase 2 opens

The Marq Southlake is located at 411 Unity Way, Southlake, TX 76092. For more information, visit the new website at

The City of Southlake's Country Music in the Square – Event Details for April 18, 2015

The City of Southlake will host Country Music in the Square, a FREE event presented by Complete Care Southlake, on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The event will start at 3:00 PM and run into the evening, ending at approximately 11:00 PM.  The fun, music-filled event will provide an evening of live entertainment, emceed by 95.9 The Ranch’s Justin Frazell, headlined by country music artist Brandon Rhyder, and will feature local and regional performances by Bleu Edmondson, Matt Stillwell and Empty Pockets.

Attendees will be able to purchase food from Feed Store BBQ, Fletcher Corney Dogs & Funnel Cakes, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.  Those over the age of 21 will be able to choose from a variety of Andrews Distributing Company of North Texas brands for purchase like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Shiner, Dos XX, Rahr Pride of Texas and Pedernales Robert Earl Keen as well as a selection of red and white wines. There will also be a few of Red Bull’s newest flavors available along with soft drinks and water for sale.  Attendees will also be able to participate in a variety of activities made possible by event sponsors – a mechanical bull compliments of Dave and Buster’s and an interactive golf experience provided by Top Golf The Colony.

For more details on this event, visit

 Country Music in the Square