Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Holiday at the Arboretum

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Holiday at the Arboretum
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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will present Holiday at the Arboretum with several new nighttime events to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

The new exhibition in the historic DeGolyer House is "The Nutcracker Suite," a collection of more than 800 nutcrackers on display in various rooms lavishly decorated to resemble scenes from the ballet. The figurines are from two private collections: Rosemary Thornton Brinegar and the Heimart Family Collection. The exhibition, sponsored by Amegy Bank of Texas, will run from November 24 through January 7. Rounding out the festivities is the return of the magnificent outdoor exhibition, "The 12 Days of Christmas," which includes more than half a million lights at night in the garden.


  • The 12 Days of Christmas | Daily, November 4-January 7, 9 am-5 p.m. (excludes Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1)
  • The 12 Days of Christmas at Night featuring 500,000 lights | Wednesday-Sunday, November 9-December 30 (excludes Nov. 23, Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31). Also Monday-Tuesday, November 20 & 21; December 18 & 19 at 6-9 pm
  • DeGolyer House: ”The Nutcracker Suite" | Daily, November 24-January 7, 10 am-4 pm; Wednesday Nights, November 29-December 27, 6-9 pm

Event Details


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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218


Ticket Info

$10-$15; Free for members and children 2 and under.