Holiday Garden Party

Dallas Arboretum friends have 12 times the fun at this year's holiday party

Dallas Arboretum friends have 12 times the fun at annual holiday party

Robin Carreker, Jim Carreker
Robin Carreker, Jim Carreker Photo by Dana Driensky
John Dryden, Judy Dryden, Cindy Prentice, Gary Prentice, DA Holiday Party
John Dryden, Judy Dryden, Cindy Prentice, Gary Prentice Photo by Dana Driensky
Geoffrey Frank, Tracy Frank, Al Olson, Carolyn, DA Holiday Party
Geoffrey Frank, Tracy Frank, Al Olson Photo by Dana Driensky
Bill Graue, Mona Graue, DA holiday party
Bill Graue, Mona Graue Photo by Dana Driensky
Kama Koudelka, Veta Boswell, Briana Brown, DA Holiday Party
Kama Koudelka, Veta Boswell, Briana Brown Photo by Dana Driensky
Ed Denman, Nell Denman, Bettye Denman, DA Holiday Party
Ed Denman, Nell Denman, Bettye Denman Photo by Dana Driensky
Judy Gibbs, Jim Gibbs, DA Holiday Party
Judy Gibbs, Jim Gibbs Photo by Dana Driensky
Trisha Ewert, Carl Ewert, DA Holiday Party
Trisha Ewert, Carl Ewert Photo by Dana Driensky
Henry Hortenstine, Rita Hortenstine, DA Holiday Party
Henry Hortenstine, Rita Hortenstine Photo by Dana Driensky
Frank King, Merrie Ann King, DA Holiday Party
Frank King, Merrie Ann King Photo by Dana Driensky
DA Holiday Party
Guests enjoyed dinner under a gorgeous tent erected on the Arboretum's grounds. Photo by Dana Driensky
Robin Carreker, Jim Carreker
John Dryden, Judy Dryden, Cindy Prentice, Gary Prentice, DA Holiday Party
Geoffrey Frank, Tracy Frank, Al Olson, Carolyn, DA Holiday Party
Bill Graue, Mona Graue, DA holiday party
Kama Koudelka, Veta Boswell, Briana Brown, DA Holiday Party
Ed Denman, Nell Denman, Bettye Denman, DA Holiday Party
Judy Gibbs, Jim Gibbs, DA Holiday Party
Trisha Ewert, Carl Ewert, DA Holiday Party
Henry Hortenstine, Rita Hortenstine, DA Holiday Party
Frank King, Merrie Ann King, DA Holiday Party
DA Holiday Party

What: Dallas Arboretum Friends holiday party

Where: DeGolyer House at Dallas Arboretum

The 411: More than 300 patrons were feeling festive as they cruised the arboretum grounds to see the $2 million 12 Days of Christmas exhibit featuring gazebos with life-size Victorian-costumed mannequins or whimsical animals accompanied by music. The idea for this holiday extravaganza came from donors Phyllis and Tom McCasland. Back at the DeGolyer House, guests perused the assortment of Byers’ Choice Ltd. Christmas carolers on display, donated by Kim and John Semyan, who collected the figurines throughout the world. The 12 Days of Christmas exhibit runs through January 4.

Who: Rita and Henry Hortenstine, Trisha and Carl Ewert, Mona and Bill Graue, Kama Koudelka, Veta Boswell, Brianna Brown, Tracy and Geoffrey Frank, and Carolyn and Al Olson.