Holiday at the Arboretum is Dallas’ Favorite Holiday Tradition.
The 12 Days of Christmas
November 9 through December 31
Holiday at the Arboretum features a 30-foot tall tree at the center of the gardens, as well as the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit with 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos depicting scenes from the traditional carol.
Each gazebo features movement to depict the different beloved characters such as the Three French Hens, Twelve Drummers Drumming and Seven Swans a Swimming, to name a few. The historic DeGolyer House is also lavishly decorated in a European-style with greenery and fruit, along with a collection in each room of items one finds at Christmas markets such as angels, hand-carved wooden Santas, nativity scenes or snow globes.
The 12 Days of Christmas at Night Featuring More Than One Million Lights
November 13 through December 29
Wednesdays-Sundays • 6-9pm
The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, comes alive during the evening hours with over 1 million lights illuminating the garden, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead.
See the splendor of the 30-foot-tall tree at the center of the property and the twelve 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos depicting scenes from the traditional carol. This display is sure to warm the hearts of guests this season.
The garden re-opens for evening hours for The 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit from November 13 through December 31, Wednesday through Sunday from 6-9pm.
The World Premiere of the Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Christmas Village
November 23 through December 31
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will debut a brand new Christmas Village as part of Holiday at the Arboretum.
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. For example, the Bakery walls show baked goods and a wood-burning stove, and the Music Shop features paintings of shelves filled with instruments.
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.
Christmas Village Shops
- Candy Shop
- Clock Tower
- Doctor’s Office
- Flower Shop
- Hat Shop
- Music Shop
- Post Office
- Santa’s House
Holiday Daytime Admission
Includes admission to 12 Days of Christmas, the DeGolyer House “Christkindlmarket Treasures”, and our Christmas Village.
|November 23 – December 31|
|Adults||November 23 – December 31:$17|
|Seniors||November 23 – December 31:$14|
|Children 2-12||November 23 – December 31:$12|
|Groups||November 23 – December 31:$12|
Holiday Nighttime Admission
Includes admission to 12 Days of Christmas at Night and our Christmas Village.
|November 23 – December 29|
|Members||November 23 – December 29:$12|
|Non-Members||November 23 – December 29:$23|
|Senior Members||November 23 – December 29:$10|
|Senior Non-Members||November 23 – December 29:$18|
|Children 2-12||November 23 – December 29:$11|
|Group (15 or more)||November 23 – December 29:Starting at $9|