Dallas Arboretum, holidays, Christmas Village


November 09, 2022 to December 31, 2022


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8525 Garland Road,
Dallas, TX, 75218

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Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed for the magic of the season including the return of the beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and the Dazzling Musical Tree. Both members and non-members are required to reserve tickets in advance:
Daytime admission is available November 13–December 31.
Nighttime admission available from 6–9pm November 10–December 30.

Dallas Arboretum, Christmas Village, toy store

The Artistry of Faith & Culture
The arboretum also hosts a new exhibit in it historic DeGolyer House, elaborately decorated by renowned designer Michael Hamilton. The Artistry of Faith & Culture celebrates the diversity of the holiday season in our city. This new seasonal exhibit, open each day, and every Monday–Wednesday evening, beginning November 10, prominently features the three world holidays celebrated during the run of the festival: Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. Come explore the artistry of these traditions in our historic home.

Look online for all the special events and details for this year's special entertainment, cooking and tasting events, including:

Visits with Santa
Santa is back at the perfect Holiday setting – The Christmas Village. Share your Christmas wish with the jolly old man and take a photo to commemorate the occasion. Keepsake family photos are available for a donation to the Volunteer Advisory Board on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12-3pm beginning November 26 through December 24.  

Santa Experience with Chris Ivey Photography
Enjoy an experience with Santa in this exclusive encounter in his North Pole workshop! Choose from two different experiences ranging from a 15 to 30 minutes with Santa. Each one with more time to find your name on the nice list or help him in his workshop.  All Santa Visits include our professional, real beard Santa, professional photography, hand-finished digital art, and an online ordering gallery.

Family Fun Weekend/Kelley Family Days
November 11–13
Each Family Fun Weekend features your family favorites: Country Critters Petting Zoo joins us with a variety of farm animals (10am-2pm), Window to the Wild will return with their bird flight show at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage (10:30am Saturday) and Holiday story time (10am and 10:30am). Plus, vendor markets, special guests and activities for the whole family. And, of course, live Holiday entertainment.

Kids Holiday Truffle Class
December 21, 11am–1pm
Kids, get ready for a hands-on truffle making class with Yelibelly Chocolates. This includes everything you need to make fun and delicious hand rolled truffles with a variety of toppings to make your truffles even more irresistible. Once you get your truffles home, you can share them as gifts or simply enjoy them together as a family.

Holiday at Dallas Arboretum, 12 Days of Christmas gazebos

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