Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Holiday at the Arboretum

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Holiday at the Arboretum
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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will celebrate the holidays with a classic tradition and a brand new magical exhibition during Holiday at the Arboretum presented by Reliant. The event will include the beloved 12 Days of Christmas, which depicts each day in the beloved carol with 12 Victorian-style gazebos. Guests can see them during the day or lit up at night, with more than one million lights adorning the garden and the 30-foot-tall spruce tree.

Adding to the festive holiday spirit is the lavishly decorated DeGolyer House featuring "ChristkindlmarketTreasures." Each room in this historic home showcases a collection of treasures typically found in European Christmas markets. The elaborate décor provides the ambience to create a unique and magnificent experience for guests to enjoy.

There will also be a brand new holiday attraction, The Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Family Christmas Village. The Christmas Village features 12 old-world European-style shops and façades that represent a quaint European hamlet. Measuring 16 to 19 feet tall, each house is themed and large enough so that several children and adults can enter at a time and experience that particular business. During the day, children can learn from the portrayals of the shops' interiors on its muralled walls, have fun and explore these shops as they would a playhouse. At night, the Christmas Village shines with a holiday glow of lights strung throughout the trees and outlining the roof of each shop. Choirs and local musicians set the mood with holiday favorites. Other performers include jugglers, dancers, and plate spinners to entertain the crowd. Santa Claus has his own house and a sleigh for photo opportunities every Wednesday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and opens for extended hours for The 12 Days of Christmas at Night, Wednesday through Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m., starting November 13. Visit the website for more information about dates and tickets.

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


Ticket Info

Free with garden admission.