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Giant Gems of the Smithsonian at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Giant Gems of the Smithsonian at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 17, 2017

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Never before seen together, nearly 30 magnificent, Texas-sized gems from the Smithsonian's world-renowned National Gem Collection will be on display in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall on Level 3. …

Birds of Paradise at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Birds of Paradise at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

A natural history, photography, and science show in one, Birds of Paradise explores the beautifully bizarre and elusive birds-of-paradise, found only in New Guinea. Journey through an exotic virtual …

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles

Dec 4, 2016 - Feb 12, 2017

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Take a journey that spans eleven centuries and three continents - moving from early Islamic empires, through Chinese dynasties and warring European kingdoms to viceregal Mexico. Historical and …

Shop the Lotus Shop

Shop the Lotus Shop

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017 @ 12:00am - 11:59am

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Shop the Lotus Shop... an Award Winning Museum Shop Featuring one-of-a-kind gifts,jewelry, objects,and books from and inspired by Asia.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

Fair Park

This magnificent exhibit, showcasing Michelangelo's genius and the stunning reproductions of his gifts, takes visitors through the artist's story of creation to the Last Judgment. The Sistine Chapel …

Visits and Portraits with Santa

Visits and Portraits with Santa

Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016 @ 12:00am - 11:59am

NorthPark Center

Capture memories of a lifetime with one-on-one visits and portraits with Santa Claus. Children feel right at home in Santa?s cozy living room, complete with a fireplace and holiday tree. Take photos …

Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Sculpture Center

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

Nasher Sculpture Center

Join us this holiday season to see one of the best collections of modern sculpture in the world and view the works of masters such as Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Rodin and more. During your …

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Dec 4, 2016

Texas Ballet Theater

Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with one of North Texas' most acclaimed productions, Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker. The ballet opens at the Winspear Opera House on November 25 and …

Modern Spanish Art From The Asociacion Coleccion Arte Contemporaneo

Modern Spanish Art From The Asociacion Coleccion Arte Contemporaneo

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

Meadows Museum

More than 90 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper demonstrate the most important aspects of modern Spanish art and shed light on the global connection between Spanish art and other international …

Christmas at The Anatole

Christmas at The Anatole

Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016

Hilton Anatole

The Hilton Anatole celebrates the holidays with the celebrated Breakfast with Santa series and scavenger hunt activities again this year!  Including story time with Santa, face-painting, hot …

Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo

Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo

Dec 4, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

Dallas Zoo

'Tis the season to be generous! From December through February, Dallas Zoo's admission price drops with the temps. Until Feb. 28, Dallas Zoo guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other …

Downtown Wanderland

Downtown Wanderland

Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016

Downtown Dallas, Inc.

The holidays begin Downtown with Downtown Wanderland, season-long programming featuring Unbranded, Park-It Pop-Ups, photos with Santa, movie screenings, and more! Throughout the season Downtown Dallas …

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Experience the magic of the most wonderful time of the year with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Don't miss the Meyerson decked out for the holiday with an all-new production of Dallas …

A Season of Merriment and Melody

A Season of Merriment and Melody

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

George W. Bush Presidential Center

"A Season of Merriment and Melody" the 2004 White House Holiday Theme. In addition, the Bush Center will present special programs and events throughout the holiday season.

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm

Dallas Arboretum

Dallas' favorite holiday tradition just got brighter! Experience the magic of 500,000 lights throughout the garden 25' Victorian style gazebos filled charming, costumed characters, whimsical …

The Trains At NorthPark Center

The Trains At NorthPark Center

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017 @ 9:00am - 9:00pm

NorthPark Center

The Trains at NorthPark benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas is the most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas. Over 1,600 feet of track takes visitors on a journey across America, …

Tour of the Santa DeGolyer House Exhibit: The Claus Collection

Tour of the Santa DeGolyer House Exhibit: The Claus Collection

Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 30, 2016 @ 10 am to 4 pm and Wed. nights, 6–8 pm

Dallas Arboretum

Whether you call him Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Sinterklaas or Papa Noel, see the many artistic representations of the jolly gift-giver surrounded by beautiful decorations in the lavishly …

Holiday Tea at the DeGolyer Estate

Holiday Tea at the DeGolyer Estate

Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 3, 2017 @ 11 am and 2 pm seatings

Dallas Arboretum

Experience this favorite holiday tradition. $49 per person/$59 Champagne Tea. Price includes garden admission. Reservations required, contact 214-515-6511 or teas@dallasarboretum.org.

The 12 Days at Night

The 12 Days at Night

Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 30, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dallas Arboretum

The Arboretum is open for special lighted nighttime showings. A variety of holiday music is provided throughout the garden. Seasonal sweet and savory treats and hot beverages for children and adults …

Broadway Christmas Wonderland

Broadway Christmas Wonderland

Dec 6, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc.

BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever. This much loved Christmas show features glittering costumes, a dazzling cast, and the highest kicking …

Santa and his Elves at 470 feet

Santa and his Elves at 470 feet

Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 24, 2016 @ 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

'Tis the season to be jolly. Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer with weekly trips to the GeO-Deck. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, a balloon artist and tasty treats from Cloud Nine …

John Denver - Rocky Mountain Christmas

John Denver - Rocky Mountain Christmas

Dec 23, 2016 @ 7:30am - 10:00pm

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Experience the magic of the most wonderful time of the year with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Don't miss the Meyerson decked out for the holiday with an all-new production of Dallas …

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Dec 27, 2016

Cotton Bowl Stadium

For the 7th year, Conference USA and Big 12 Conference teams face off in this exhilarating postseason gridiron match that kicks off at 11 a.m. (CST). Location: Cotton Bowl Stadium

AT&T Presents Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower

AT&T Presents Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower

Dec 31, 2016

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

This New Year's Eve, ring in 2017 with pyrotechnics fired from 560 feet in the air! Celebratory fireworks will begin at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, December 31. Make plans now to watch from the best vantage …

Day 1 Dallas

Day 1 Dallas

Jan 1, 2017 @ 11:00am - 7:00pm

Fair Park

What better way to celebrate New Year's Day than with family-friendly fun at Fair Park? Taking place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 1, 2017, Day 1 Dallas is an all-inclusive event featuring …