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Bishop Arts District Celebrates Christmas in July

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    The Bishop Arts District in Dallas is celebrating Christmas in July on Tuesday, complete with snow machines, Santa Claus and an ice skating rink outside Lockhart Smokehouse. (Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017)

    It may be hot outside, but it was snowing in one part of Dallas.

    From an ice skating rink, to snowfall and delicious Christmas treats, the Bishop Arts District is kicking off its annual Christmas in July celebration Tuesday. It's a fun way for the whole family to cool down this summer.

    Kids can enjoy Christmas stories with Mrs. Claus and sip on an icy hot chocolate while adults can shop the sales and take advantage of restaurant specials.

    "It gets people out in the District when they normally aren't out on a Tuesday night, but it's Christmas, and who doesn't like Christmas? So you come out, you get to go skating, you get to see some snow falling," said Keith Manoy, co-owner of Indigo 1745 boutique.

    This event was expected to bring in hundreds of people and is certainly a shopping boost for the small business owners in this neighborhood. But more importantly, it's all about spreading the Bishop Arts charm.

    "We love to have people down here. I think hospitality is what Oak Cliff does best. We love to have people down. I think all of our businesses are an extension of our homes and our livelihood, and we love to have people come and experience that community with us and invite them in," said Megan Wilkes, co-owner of Emporium Pies.

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