The highlight of the season is the “12 Days of Christmas” holiday exhibit, which features a dozen elaborate outdoor vignettes depicting scenes from the classic Christmas carol of the same name. Attend during daylight hours or after dark, when the stunning gardens will be illuminated by 1 million twinkling lights. Special programming throughout the season includes a tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m., Santa visits on select dates, holiday teas and dinners, and the return of the Christmas Village in the style of a traditional European Christkindlmarkt opening Nov. 27. For 2020, the Christmas Village will feature a 23-foot-tall, handcrafted, German-built wooden Christmas pyramid.
Masks are required for ages 5 and older.
Nov. 7-Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special nighttime hours Nov. 11-25 on Wednesdays-Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 27-Dec. 30 on Sundays-Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. See website for admission prices. dallasarboretum.org.