8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
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Though I'd lived in Dallas for well over a decade, it never occurred to me that the Dallas Arboretum would be a fabulous place to enjoy the holidays. It's not just for springtime, folks: this jewel near White Rock Lake turns into a winter wonderland, with a walking tour of twelve enchanting Christmas scenes. We're calling it a new family tradition.
"The 12 Days of Christmas" runs from Nov. 9 to Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding Nov. 22 and Dec. 25). Included with general garden admission: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for kids 3-12, free for kids 2 and younger. Parking is $15 ($9 if purchased online in advance).
"The 12 Days of Christmas" at night runs from Nov. 14 to Dec. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. (excluding Nov. 22 and Dec. 25). $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for kids 3-12, free for kids 2 and younger. Parking is included with admission.
In addition, the lavishly decorated DeGolyer house will feature “The Artistry of the Nativity.” Access to the exhibit is included with general garden admission. The house is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, plus Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from Nov. 29 to Dec. 30; Mondays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17; and Tuesdays, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.