IKEA Grand Prairie to welcome shoppers on December 13 with Grand Opening festivities and promotions

©Bob Fitch – 2017

IKEA Grand Prairie announced today the full schedule of grand opening events to celebrate the store opening on December 13th. Shoppers will be greeted with family friendly-events, special offers and thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise—including an iconic EKTORP sofa for each of the first 47 adults in line and a POÄNG armchair for the next 100.

“We are thrilled to be opening our 47th store in the U.S. and second store in the Dallas region and have planned a fun-filled week of celebration,” said Matthew Hunsicker, store manager. “The IKEA Grand Prairie coworkers look forward to welcoming our shoppers with food, excitement and our extensive range of IKEA products.”

Hunsicker said the store’s 450 plus employees, many are Grand Prairie residents, have been training the past several week and will be ready to assist customers on opening day.

The store features:

  • The single-level 290,000 square-feet store on 30 acres
  • Offers 1,100 parking spaces (onsite); 1,000 more for grand opening overflow with shuttle service
  • 39 room displays and 3 model homes interiors, 10,000 exclusively designed products
  • Family-friendly features: supervised children’s play area (Småland) for children who are 37”54” tall, baby care rooms, strollers and, in the restaurant, organic baby food, bibs, a microwave for warming bottles and children’s menu

©Bob Fitch – 2017

It has a 450-seat Restaurant, Bistro, Swedish Food Market and Staff Cafeteria. The restaurant opens 30 minutes before store and serves $2.00 breakfast.

©Bob Fitch – 2017


Peter Ho, Product Development for Food, said, “The great thing about IKEA food, we have nutricious, fun food that reflects out Swedish culture for low price.” He added the restaurant also has a selection of decadant deserts.

Customers may begin lining up at 9 am on Monday, December 11th – 48 hours before the store’s opening at 9 am on Wednesday, December 13th. Entertainment for customers waiting in line will begin at 6 am on opening day with the ceremony starting at 8:15 am.

Activities and giveaways include:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017: *First 47 adults (18 & older) in line receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa. *Next 100 adults (18 & older) in line receive a free POÄNG armchair. • The first 100 children (17 & younger) in line receive a free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy. • The first 2,500 adults (18 & older) will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One Free” voucher. The first 100 adults (18 & older) with a birthday on today’s date only will receive a $47 IKEA gift card. Offer valid only on Dec. 13. • Customers in IKEA locations across the country can take part in the grand opening celebration with one-day deals on the following products: • All STOCKHOLM Rug’s will be offered at $99.00 • All VIGDIS cushion covers will be offered at $4.00 • All GURLI cushion covers will be offered at $2.00 • Customers will be able to purchase three bags of IKEA meatballs for $19.99 • Offer valid only on Dec. 13.

Thursday, December 14, 2017: *First 47 adults (18 & older) in line receive a free HAUGESUND mattress. *Next 100 adults (18 & older) in line receive a free ALINA “sleep set” that includes a bedspread and cushion covers. • The first 100 children (17 & younger) in line receive a free GOSIG golden dog soft toy.

Friday, December 15, 2017: *First 47 adults (18 & older) in line receive a free 5-piece IKEA 365+ cookware set. • *Next 100 adults (18 & older) in line receive a voucher for 12 monthly meatball meals for two at the IKEA Grand Prairie Restaurant through next year, expiring on December 31, 2018. • The first 100 children (17 & younger) in line receive a voucher for a soft-serve frozen yogurt available that day at the IKEA Grand Prairie Exit Bistro.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – Sunday, December, 17, 2017 *Visitors to IKEA Grand Prairie may enter for a chance to win one of twenty $250 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program.

Customers should visit http: IKEA-USA.com/GrandPrairie for more details.

*One per household