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. 4 to Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding Nov. 23, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1). 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 ($8 if purchased online in advance).
"The 12 Days of Christmas" at night runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. (excluding Nov. 23 and Dec. 24-25). $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.
From Nov. 24 through Jan. 7, the lavishly decorated DeGolyer house will feature “The Nutcracker Suite,” a collection of more than 800 nutcrackers. Access to the exhibit is included with general garden admission. On select dates, Restaurant DeGolyer will serve three-course dinners by Gil's Elegant Catering; reservations are required.