Do you think of joy when you think about Christmas shopping? It's not impossible NorthPark Center, known for elevating the shopping experience through integration of the arts, is thinking outside the mall's walls and tackling the most potentially tacky shopping experience of all: the holidays. They're spreading joyliterallyby partnering with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to present Joy!, an inspirational, family-friendly event directed by maestro David R. Davidson. The performance includes a children's choir, Dickens carolers and a visit from Santa and the Grinch. Night performances of Joy! begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays (through December 22), with additional shows at 7:30 p.m. this Monday and Tuesday. Matinee performances (Sunday and December 22 and 23) begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Admission is $15 to $85. Call 214-692-0203 or visit dallassymphony.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Dec. 22, 2007