Christmas at the Anatole Review – Peppermint Park, Movie Night, Breakfast with Santa and MORE!

Christmas at the Anatole Review – Peppermint Park, Movie Night, Breakfast with Santa and MORE!

Our friends at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX hosted our family for this Christmas at the Anatole review. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, no for real. I am THAT person who absolutely loves Christmas. One of the main reasons I love this holiday season is watching our kids embrace a love for all things Christmas, just like their mama. Each year, we write up a bucket list of things we want to do to celebrate the season. While it can be a whirlwind – enjoying this time and these things with family is priceless. We have 4 kids – ranging in age 6 to 14-years-old. I know that the years are short and before we know it, things will change. But until then, Christmas is our favorite. 

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Review

The last few years we have had the privilege of attending Christmas at the Anatole. Each year we walk away with amazing memories and a wonderful time – this year, was no exception. The Anatole changed a few things up, and somehow we managed to have even more fun this year than last. 

One thing that always impresses me with the Anatole is that it is family friendly.

Christmas at the Anatole Review

When our 4 kids go with us anywhere, as much as we try to keep them in line and on their best behavior – at the end of the day, they are kids. The Anatole embraces the kids’ spirit and the staff in every area are always over accommodating to make sure that the kids are just as welcome as the adults.

hilton anatole dallas - Christmas at the Anatole Review - Peppermint Park, Movie Night, Breakfast with Santa and MORE!

If you haven’t stayed at the Anatole, don’t miss out on the hotel’s amazing art, plus the Christmas decor is absolutely stunning through-out the hotel. 

Peppermint Park

A new feature this year at Christmas at the Anatole is Peppermint Park. The beautiful courtyard between the hotel and Jade Waters water park has been transformed into a winter wonderland. From twinkling lights to the beautiful sound of Christmas music – Peppermint Park is a holiday memory dream come true. 

Peppermint Park Christmas at the Anatole

Peppermint Park has free entry, but in order to participate in the various shows, games, and activities you will need to buy a pass or coupons. Learn more here. 

A few things to note: Peppermint Park is open on select days from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Here are the dates for 2017: 

  • November 24-26, 2017
  • December 1-3, 2017
  • December 8-10, 2017
  • December 15-23, 2017
  • December 26-30, 2017

Make sure to dress weather appropriate as this is an outdoor activity!

Here is a taste of the things to do while at Peppermint Park at the Hilton Anatole:

Elf Houses

Some of the features that our kids’ love were the darling elf houses, each featuring a fun activity for the kids to do. We painted ornaments, decorated cookies, and even wrote a letter to Santa. Each house is manned by an elf!

Photos with Santa Claus

Photos with Santa

In front of the huge, gorgeous Christmas tree at Peppermint Park – sits Santa. Go and visit Old St. Nick and get your photo taken with him. 

Reindeer Games

Another fun Christmas feature was the outdoor arcade. This was unlike any arcade I had ever been to – it was old school fun! Remember all those fun carnival games you use to play as a child before technology?

reindeer games

That’s what the games are like at Peppermint Park! Each game, ran by an elf – of course, is old school fun. We threw “snowballs’ and did some bowling, played a spin game and more. With each game, you had the chance to win a wooden token. The wooden tokens are redeemed for toys.

Outdoor Shows

In addition to the sparkling lights, elf houses and games are a host of outdoor shows to watch. From a talking Christmas tree to a penguin show, the kids enjoyed each. 

Activites

If all of that wasn’t enough – there are various activities to do as well.

decorating christmas cookies

There is a Reindeer Dance Party, a holiday train to ride thru-out the park, storytime with Mrs. Claus, Christmas cookie decorating and more. 

making christmas ornaments - hilton anatole

Christmas Staycation

We were hosted for the night for Christmas at the Anatole. As always, the rooms were amazing.If you have multiple kids like us, ask about family options.

BIG Dallas - Hilton Anatole

Our room was configured perfectly for a family with children. We each had our space but we had easy access to one another. 

Movie Night – Polar Express

The Anatole offers a Holiday Experience package. Learn more here. Part of the fun at Christmas at the Anatole is the movie night!

polar express movie night hilton anatole

That’s right, you can visit a ballroom if you stay on a holiday weekend and enjoy a Christmas movie. We watched Polar Express. The Anatole staff goes all out, offering pillows to lay on while watching the show. 

Media Grill Review

For dinner and lunch, we dined at Media Grill in the Anatole. It’s a great restaurant that offers a variety of food types, an awesome beer menu and a cheese plate that is to die for.

Cheese Plate Media Grill Hilton Anatole

I have actually tried to replicate it since we’ve been home – I failed, guess we need to go back!

Breakfast with Santa

Peppermint Park was amazing. We loved the hotel room and the wonderful food. But guys, Christmas isn’t Christmas without Christ – and Santa. I had to say Christ – but you know SANTA – he kind of is a big deal. 

Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton Anatole is the best. No seriously. The Anatole goes ALL out for breakfast. The food is amazing and TOTALLY KID FRIENDLY. From Grinch casserole to a pancake bar to an amazing assortment of eggs, bacon and what have you. I drool just thinking of all of the yum on that breakfast buffet. I can’t forget to mention unlimited chocolate milk.

Breakfast with Santa Dallas, TX Hilton Anatole Christmas

Santa walks from table to table greeting each of the children. It’s so sweet as it’s the same Santa we’ve seen there the last several years. Our third kid was asked by Santa if he has been good. This kid is too honest – so he told Santa that he is smart. He didn’t dare tell Santa that he might not have been on his best behavior this year!

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Breakfast with Santa at Christmas at the Anatole concludes with storytime with Santa. All of the kids circle around Santa’s chair and he reads them the Night Before Christmas. My very busy, can’t-sit-still-child – sat and listened attentively. Talk about Christmas miracle!

Geppetto’s Marionette Theater – Featuring Winter Wonderland

Our wonderful Christmas Staycation at the Anatole itinerary ended with a fabulous puppet show at Geppetto’s Marionette Theater. Geppetto’s is located in the Hilton Anatole. This puppet theater is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. From walking downstairs to this darling quaint theater, you instantly know something special is about to happen.

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This Christmas’ puppet show is called Winter Wonderland. It’s a fun collection of holiday songs featuring various puppets. The show ends with a backstage tour. Totally fun and this is something you can buy tickets for without doing the entire Christmas at the Anatole event (but the whole Christmas at the Anatole event is so worth it.)

Take a whirlwind journey to the North Pole in Geppetto’s Marionette Theater’s holiday show, featuring a cast of over 60 hand-carved marionettes. Children will delight as they meet the Winter Wizard, the North Pole dancing elves, the magic toys of Santa’s workshop and a whole host of other holiday favorites, including Rudolph and Frosty.

Learn more about Geppetto’s. 

Family Christmas Memories

If you are looking for an all-inclusive family Christmas memory making event, definitely consider a staycation at the Hilton Anatole.

making Christmas memories

Thanks Anatole for hosting us. We had a blast and made memories that will last a lifetime. 

 

Non-Traditional LEGO Gifts for LEGO Lovers

Non-Traditional LEGO Gifts for LEGO Lovers

Are you looking for LEGO Gifts but really don’t want to buy your LEGO love anymore LEGOs? Look no further, we have got the perfect non-traditional LEGO gift idea list!

Best LEGO Gifts for LEGO Lovers (that aren’t actually LEGOs!)

If you are sick of buying LEGOs but know that your gift recipient loves LEGOs, this list is for you.

Best Lego gifts

 

LEGO Salt and Pepper Shaker

LEGO salt and pepper shakers are the perfect addition to nerd up any kitchen! For under $20, this gift will bring a smile to the chef that loves them some LEGOs. 

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Minifigure and Building Bricks Molds

Use this minifigure and building bricks mold for making candy, chocolate, melting crayons and more! This iLEGO gift idea under $10

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Technic Power Motor Set

Pimp out any LEGO set with the Technic Power Motor Set. This LEGO motor set will take your building to a whole another level. 

Buy on Amazon

Chain Reactions Kit

This was under the Christmas tree last year for our LEGO lover! With the Chain Reactions Kit, you can build 10 amazing moving machines. 

Buy on Amazon

Ninjago Movie Torch Light

Perfect for using as a nightlight or reading light, this Ninjago torch light has an auto-off switch at 30 minutes. If you are decorating a LEGO bedroom, this is a must-have.

Buy on Amazon

LEGO Brick Backpack

Start the new semester in style with this LEGO Brick Backpack! It looks just like a brick! 

Buy on Amazon

Stormtrooper Minifigure Alarm Clock

Wake up with a stormstrooper – this LEGO alarm clock is just too cute. 

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Blue Brick Kids Light Up Alarm Clock

If the stormtrooper isn’t your thing, this LEGO alarm clock looks like a blue brick and lights up!

Buy on Amazon

LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack

Yes, LEGOs are a video game. Build and create offline and online with the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack. 

Buy on Amazon

9-Pack Building Brick Markers

They are brick markers that look like LEGOs! Perfect stocking stuffer. 

Buy on Amazon

Minifigure LED Headlamp 

Our kids love their headlamps. This adorable LED LEGO headlamp would be perfect for reading or exploring. 

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Four LEGO Blocks Adult Tee 

Own your love for LEGOs with this Lego shirt!

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Build-On Brick Mug

LEGO coffee mug? Yes, please. 

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LEGO Batman Bedding Set

Another great addition to a LEGO bedroom is this fabulous LEGO Batman bedding set! 

Buy on Amazon

LEGO Brick Lunchbox

Bring your lunch to school in style with this LEGO lunchbox. 

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LEGO Ideas Book

Spark an crazy LEGO creation with this LEGO Ideas book. 

Buy on Amazon 

Kids Minifigure Buildable Watch

What kid doesn’t love watches? Up the game with this cool minifigure LEGO watch that is buildable!

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LEGO Drinking Bottle 

All the cool kids carry LEGO drinking bottles!

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9-Pack Graphite Pencils

Not just a regular pencil, check out these graphic LEGO pencils.

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LEGO Emmett Hoodie

This LEGO Emmett Hoodie is just the cutest. Dress up like Emmett, while keeping warm. 

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If you have a LEGO lover in your house, hoping you enjoyed these fabulous non-traditional LEGO Gifts idea list!

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10 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

10 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

Looking for DIY Christmas Ornaments you can make with your kids? Look no further! Get ready to get glittery!

Next week all 4 kids will be home. If everything works out as planned, I’ll have the majority of the week off and we can get crafting. We have had our Christmas tree up for a while, but just now got our ornaments down. By far, my favorite Christmas ornaments are the handmade ones.

10 Kid Friendly DIY Christmas Ornaments

Crack out the glue and glitter and let’s DIY with the kids. Here are 10 different kid DIY Christmas ornaments for you and your littles to make. 

DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make with the Kids

Mom Tip: Before making Christmas ornaments with the kids – or any other craft, put down a cheap plastic tablecloth. I stock up on these every time we go to the Dollar Tree. This helps make clean-up easy and simple, just gather up the plastic tablecloth and throw away! This especially is helpful if glitter is involved. Now the floor? I guess you could cover the floors in plastic tablecloths as well, but other than that, you are on your own for advice on that mess!

Lego Christmas Tree Ornament (1)

What kid doesn’t LOVE Legos? This adorable DIY Lego Christmas ornament is sure to be a kid fave! You will need 

Get the full directions on how to make this Lego Christmas Tree Ornament at Creative Green Living

Button Snowman Tree Ornament (2)

With only a few supplies, you and your child can make this darling button snowman Christmas ornament. 

Get full directions at Craft Bits

3-Ingredient Cinnamon Ornament (3)

These Cinnamon ornaments are one my favorite DIY Christmas Ornaments to make! Super easy and delicious smelling!

Read more at: The Kitchen is My Playground

Snow Globe Christmas Ornament (4)

We made these snow globe Christmas ornaments with the kids when they were toddlers. They absolutely loved it. I found one of them this year in the bottom of our ornament box, smushed. Maybe it’s time to make a new set!

Check out the directions at Tator Tots and Jello

Crochet Snowflake Ornament (5)

This crochet snowflake ornament would be a great holiday project to do with older kids.

View the full how-to at Craft Bits

Salt Art Ornaments (6)

These salt art ornaments are fun (but messy!) 

Here are the supplies you will need to complete these:

Get full directions on Chica Circle

Easy Homemade Snowflake Ornaments (7)

I would love to see a whole tree made of these in the lovely pink, green and teal color palette! 

View the full how-to on Chica Circle

Easy Paper Ornament (8)

With just a few supplies from around the house, you can make these simple and easy paper ornaments for your tree. 

View more at Twitchetts

Kid Fingerprint Ornament (9)

What a great keepsake ornament! Make this kid fingerprint ornament with your kids. This would be fabulous as a Christmas present for the grandparents!

View the complete tutorial at Tator Tots and Jello

Glitter Ornaments (10)

This is a GET MESSY project. If your kid loves glitter, here is a glitter ornament project full of SPARKLE!

View tutorial at Chica Circle

We absolutely LOVE Christmas! Make sure to check out all of our Christmas content!

Which DIY Ornament is Your Fave?

Dallas Christmas Family Fun – White Christmas Comes to North Texas

Dallas Christmas Family Fun – White Christmas Comes to North Texas

White Christmas comes to Dallas, TX! 

White Christmas in Dallas and Fort Worth!

It’s that time again, start planning your family Christmas schedule because November is here and Christmas is RIGHT around the corner. We are based in the North Texas, Dallas area so will be sharing family Christmas activities in Dallas all month long.  

White Christmas Broadway Dallas

Photo credit: IBWC 2016 National Tour Company. Jeremy Daniel Photography, 2016.

One holiday event that we love to do every year is a musical. Last year, we saw Elf the Musical – and this year, we are excited to be guests at the Dallas Summer Musicals to see White Christmas. White Christmas will be in both Dallas and Fort Worth.

White Christmas – Fort Worth, TX
November 14-19. 2017
Bass Performance Hall

White Christmas – Dallas, TX
December 5-10, 2017
Music Hall at Fair Park

Make sure to follow us on social, we will be featuring photos from opening night, on December 5th!

Here are all the detail: 

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

White Christmas broadway fort worth

Photo credit: IBWC 2016 National Tour Company. Jeremy Daniel Photography, 2016.

 

The New York Times exclaims “this cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.”  And, the New York Daily News hailed the show as “a holiday card come to life.

Tony Award-winning actress Karen Ziemba, currently on Broadway in PRINCE OF BROADWAY, has been cast in the role of Martha Watson. She will be joined by Sean Montgomery as Bob Wallace, Jeremy Benton as Phil Davis, Kerry Conte as Betty Haynes and Kelly Sheehan as Judy Haynes.

The cast also includes Conrad John Schuck as General Waverly, Gil Brady as Ralph Sheldrake, Aaron Galligan-Stierle as Mike Nulty, Cliff Bemis as Ezekiel Foster, and Makayla Joy Connolly and Bella Yantis as Susan Waverly.

The ensemble includes Arlington, Texas native Sarah Fagan, along with Kelly Black, Stephanie Brooks, Darien Crago, Laurie DiFilippo, Drew Humphrey, Bryan Thomas Hunt, Matthew J. Kilgore, Brianna Latrash, Ann-Ngaire Martin, Danny McHugh, Chris McNiff, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Sean Quinn and Chelsea Williams.  

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

This production of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Work Light Productions. The creative team includes direction and choreography by Randy Skinner, scenic design by Anna Louizos, scenic supervision and adaptation by Kenneth Foy, lighting design by Ken Billington, and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and Erich Bechtel.  The tour is produced by agreement with R&H Theatricals, an Imagem Company.

Ticket Prices

Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement start at $44 (pricing subject to change) and are now on sale. To charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.

Single tickets for the Dallas engagement, starting at $20 (pricing subject to change) are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Single tickets can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park box office Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Groups for the Dallas engagement of 10+ receive a 15% discount and groups of 35+ receive a 20% discount. Group orders placed before tickets go on sale to the general public get priority seating, a 15% discount to M Dining for groups of 15+, and many other great perks. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 214- 426-4768 or e-mail [email protected]

About Dallas Summer Musicals

Since 1941, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the Best of Broadway to North Texas audiences. Located in the historic Music Hall at Fair Park, DSM promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas and the Southwest Region.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to offer affordable ticket prices, preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and develop impactful community programs.

DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors, annual fund donors and corporate partners American Airlines, Texas Instruments, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA TV Channel 8. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.

About Performing Arts Fort Worth

The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premiere venue for other attractions so as to enhance the range, quality, and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.

Built entirely with private funds, Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall.

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization that oversees management of the Hall, also presents national Touring Broadway product under the Broadway at the Bass banner, as well as programming that includes Family Series at the Bass, and the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series.

The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome tops the Founders Concert Theater while two 48-foot tall angels grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are My Favorite

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are My Favorite

One of my favorite trends at Christmas is the ugly Christmas sweater. You know the sweaters that I’m talking about – all glitz, glam and gaudy.

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A few years back, several of my previous co-workers decided to have an ugly Christmas sweater party for our group. We all came decked out in the ugliest thing we could find. The party was only for our team at work. One of my co-workers may have complimented an older lady’s ugly Christmas sweater – when the said Christmas sweater was actually just from her wardrobe – WHOOPS!

In previous years, finding one of these gems meant having to scour thrift stores. This year, you don’t have to do anything of the such! Just head down to Target and check out their line of Ugly Christmas Sweaters in the men’s department or on Amazon.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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Here are a few of my favorites from Target’s collection (warning, major geekery ahead!)

Light It Up!

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Let’s Get Cracking

 

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Skull Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas – Review

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas – Review

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas is an annual Christmas tradition for our family. With 4 kids, finding somewhere with something for everyone can be a challenge. Our kids are now 5, 6, 11 and 13-years old. Each has an opinion (imagine that.) But one thing we can all agree on is that we love the Anatole, especially at Christmas. 

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas TX

From the time you walk into the Hilton Anatole in downtown Dallas, you immediately are greeting with CHRISTMAS. The foyers are decked to the nines. The decor throughout the resort is all prettied for the season. It just has that Christmas vibe that says “let’s celebrate.”

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

Family Christmas Activities

The Hilton Anatole offers a plethora of fun family Christmas activities, such as: 

    • Breakfast with Santa
    • Lights in the Park
    • Festive Decor
    • Kids Popcorn Bar
  • Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn
  • Photos with Santa
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Face Painting
  • Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Holiday Shows
    …and much more!

Breakfast With Santa Package

 

It’s a wrap at the @hiltonanatole – another fun year of all things #christmas #christmasattheanatole

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In Dallas for the holidays or need a staycation? Book a Breakfast with Santa package!

  • Guest room
  • Breakfast With Santa for up to two adults & two kids at 9 AM
  • Self-parking
  • Christmas At The Anatole Weekend Activities
    • Holiday movie night at 7:30pm on day of arrival with kids popcorn bar
    • Gift bag per child given at breakfast with Santa
    • Breakfast With Santa Experience (Activities Include:  breakfast with Santa, holiday scavenger hunt, face painting, Gingerbread Bakeshop cookie-making, stories at Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn, Snapshack photo ops, letters to Santa and more!)

*Photos with Santa are available from 11am – 1pm.  Photo packages start from $25 and can be paid for directly to the photographer.

Remaining dates available for Breakfast With Santa are December 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23.  

*Late checkout at 2 p.m. is included.

Learn more about the Hilton Anatole 

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