Holidays at the Dallas Arboretum are a special, magical time! Come during the day to see the magnificent exhibits, but the 12 Days at Night are truly incredible! The 12 Days of Christmas and Holidays in the Arboretum run from November 9 – December 31st, with the new Christmas Village opening on November 23rd!
Christmas in the Arboretum
During Christmas, the Arboretum displays 12 magical gazebos, each displaying a scene from the Christmas carol, The 12 Days of Christmas.
The DeGoyer House also has a special presentation of a collection of nativity scenes from around the world. The Artistry of the Nativity is open from 10am – 4pm daily.
On Saturday and Sundays, the gardens offer live music, presentations, visits with Santa and more!
The 12 Days at Night
On Sunday – Thursday evenings, and some weekends, millions of lights twinkle in the garden for the 12 Days at Night!
Parking for The 12 Days at Night is included with your ticket.
Open from 6-9pm, it is a come-and-go event, but arrive early enough to see everything! We were inside the Arboretum for 2 full hours, not counting parking, etc.
Allow a little extra time for traffic and parking at the Arboretum.
On Monday and Tuesday nights children can make a craft from 6-8pm.
Each night you will find music being played in the garden!
My kids were thrilled to get to meet Blitzen, a real live REINDEER! I love learning something new, and her handler explained that both male and female reindeer grow antlers!
More To Do Near the Dallas Arboretum
After your visit, be sure to head down to the Swiss Avenue Historic District to see the Christmas lights on the beautiful old mansions!
Lakewood is home to the Lakewood Theater and you can find plenty of great places to eat in the Lakewood Shopping Center.
Electric Lizzyland (from The Great Christmas Light Fight) is an incredible Christmas Lights display in Lakewood! Click HERE to visit her facebook page for updates.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Road, Dallas
Click HERE to visit their website.
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