Get ready, Longhorn fans: “Football Christmas” is coming. For one glorious weekend each year, Dallas practically vibrates with excitement and energy, thanks to the pride and passion of the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners, who travel to Big D to face off in their historic football rivalry at the Cotton Bowl.
This year’s showdown is set for October 11, and we’ve got the inside scoop on how to make the most of it at The Shops at Park Lane (no matter which team you’re cheering for).
Call us superstitious, but we think a new game day outfit is just the good luck charm your team needs. Located just across I-75 from NorthPark Center, The Shops at Park Lane specializes in “smart luxury,” and it is just the place for scoring designer game day duds on a budget at names like Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, and Old Navy.
Tip: Rumor has it that these outlets receive the best merch in the area, so they’re a must-see. A pair of $150 Joe’s jean shorts for only $29.99? Yeah, they’ve got ’em. Burberry shades in crimson and Marc by Marc Jacobs sunnies in burnt orange for under $100? Check and check.
If your game day style is more traditional, Dick’s Sporting Goods helps you represent with jerseys, caps and more. For more game day style ideas and inspiration, check out The Shops at Park Lane’s TX/OU Pinterest board.
Seasoned fans know that parking at the Cotton Bowl is a beast on game day. So if you scored tickets to the main event, skip the hassle and park for free at The Shops at Park Lane and hop on the DART rail at the Park Lane Station to head down to Fair Park. DART has done all the work for you; click here for details.
Set the Scene
For fans who will be watching the game at a house party, be sure to load up on all the snacks and sips you need at Whole Foods. Tasty options abound, from grab-and-go wings and freshly made guacamole and salsa to a staggering local and global beer selection; plus, Whole Foods even offers personal shopping. Tip: Mention this page on its website, and your first personal shopping experience is free.
And it’s poor form to show up to a party empty-handed, so grab a last-minute hostess gift at HomeGoods.
We’ll Toast to That
Don’t have tickets to the game? Grab a seat at one of the hot spots equipped with a gazillion TV screens that are sure to be tuned to the big game. Gordon Biersch brews its own German-style beer and is known for its signature garlic fries. Tip: Go ahead and get an extra order for the table, because they won’t last long.
Grimaldi’s Pizza serves up an authentic slice of Brooklyn, and Bowl & Barrel is the place to watch the game and enjoy a round of bowling. Yes, The Shops at Park Lane is the perfect place to indulge in stylish fun, and to raise your glass in praise of the winning coach’s Gatorade shower.
About The Shops at Park Lane
The Shops at Park Lane is a 33.5-acre mixed-use development in the heart of midtown Dallas. The property is the city’s premier destination for designer fashion and home décor at surprising values. Additionally, it serves up a unique mix of restaurants and entertainment venues, making The Shops at Park Lane the ultimate Dallas destination for smart luxury and stylish fun. Visit The Shops at Park Lane website, and follow it on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.