LocationDallas Arboretum View map
8525 Garland Road,
Dallas, TX, 75218
- Website: http://www.dallasarboretum.org
- Line/Box Office Phone: 214/515-6615
- Cost: Look online for pricing details
Holiday at the Arboretum features the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, as well as close to 1 million lights throughout the garden at night, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead—including a 30-foot-tall tree at the center of the property. The outdoor exhibit features 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos that come to life, depicting scenes from the traditional carol.
Tree Lighting: November 10
The 12 Days of Christmas at Night: November 11–December 30
The garden re-opens every Wednesday–Sunday* evening for the 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit. With more than one million lights illuminating throughout the garden and an expanded Christmas Village opening after Thanksgiving.
The Christmas Village: November 27–December 31
Inspired by the European Christmas Markets, or Christkindlmarket, The Christmas Village is comprised of charming shops and façades that represent a quaint European hamlet. The village houses vary in size, and the heights range between 16 to 19 feet. Each house is themed and large enough so that several children and adults can enter at a time and experience that particular business. The interior walls of each house feature illustrations and embellishments appropriate for that business.
During the day, children can learn, have fun and explore these houses at their own pace. At night, the Christmas Village is lit by a holiday glow of lights, which are in addition to close to 1 million lights decorating the Arboretum. During the weekends and evenings, there are also volunteers dressed as the shopkeeper in each store, many of whom will pass out a sample of their wares, such as a piece of candy at the candy shop.
Closed Thanksgiving Day/Night, Christmas Eve Night, Christmas Day/Night, New Year’s Eve Night and New Year’s Day/Night.