Big D Holiday

Bigger, bolder, brighter. These words describe Dallas any time of year, but they especially ring true during the holiday season. From magical musical performances to sparkling city lights, Dallas offers festive holiday fun for the whole family. End 2021 on a magical note with a spectacular holiday lineup in Dallas. 

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Big D Holiday Events

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Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid's Museo del Traje
Wed - Dec 08

Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid's Museo del Traje

This exhibition of Spanish jewelry, shoes, accessories, and ensembles for men, women, and children, marks the first major collaboration between the Museo del Traje (Spanish National Museum for...

Every Sun through Jan 9
Every Tue through Jan 4
Every Wed through Jan 5
Every Thu through Jan 6
Every Fri through Jan 7
Every Sat through Dec 18

Meadows Museum - SMU

Enchant Christmas
Wed - Dec 08

Enchant Christmas

Enchant Christmas is an immersive Christmas experience that creates magical memories for the whole family through stadium-sized live events and virtual experiences. The magic that makes the...

Daily through Jan 2

Centennial Hall at Fair Park

The Nutcracker
Thu - Dec 09

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker – December 9-12, 2021 – Moody Performance Hall Celebrate the season with Paul Mejia's joyful full-length production of The Nutcracker – accompanied by live...

Daily between Dec 9 and Dec 12

Moody Performance Hall

Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Thu - Dec 09

Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops

The beloved tradition continues with the Dallas Symphony Chorus performing transcendent anthems, classical holiday favorites and sing-along carols. Our favorite Holiday vocalists, Ava Pine and...

Every Thu, Fri, Sat through Dec 12
Every Weekend Day through Dec 12

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

2021 BMW Dallas Marathon Festival
Fri - Dec 10

2021 BMW Dallas Marathon Festival

2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Dallas Marathon, but due to COVID the event has been postponed until December 2021. runDallas, a nonprofit organization with a focus on promoting health...

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Christmas Kwanzaa Concert
Fri - Dec 10

Christmas Kwanzaa Concert

Annual holiday music extravaganza featuring 200 young voices from KIMBALL LIFE CHARTER, CONRAD, DUNBAR and LINCOLN high schools with special guests from CHARLES RICE Elementary, along with the...

Naomi Bruton Theatre

Big D Holiday Stories

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7 Restaurants Offering Holiday Trimmings of Great Joy

Decorated Dallas Dining Displays during December.

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Holiday Gifts From 7 Black-Owned Businesses

'Tis the Season to Support Local.

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7 Instagrammable holiday photo-ops in Dallas

Where to go for posts that are merry and bright.

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11 Photos to Inspire a Visit to Holiday at the Arboretum

A closer look at the dazzling lights, Christmas village and 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum.

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9 Performances in Dallas to Bring Holiday Cheer

Embrace the sounds of the season with concerts and musicals representing all genres.

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Finding a Little Christmas Queer this Holiday Season

Discover the perfect LGBTQ+ soiree to add some cheer to your holiday celebration.

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Big D Holiday Photo Spots

Holiday at the Arboretum

Each year, the sprawling 66 acres of garden and outdoor space at the Dallas Arboretum is transformed into a "12 Days of Christmas" themed outdoor exhibit featuring 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos, each depicting different scenes from beloved Christmas carols. Nearly one million lights will be streamed throughout the garden, which guests can walk through during extended nighttime hours to fully enjoy the holiday magic.

Dallas Zoo Lights

The Dallas Zoo has also brought back its annual Dallas Zoo Lights event as a drive-thru show. Slated to take place on select nights from Nov. 19 to Jan. 2, the zoo is retrofitted with more than one million lights in elaborate displays, 3-D lighted sculptures and more can now all be enjoyed from the safety of one's car.

Miracle on Greenville

Go for an over-the-top Christmas cocktail at Miracle. The pop-up bar is open through December 31, and is bringing the holiday cheer to a great location on Greenville Avenue. Stop by for holiday-themed drinks and sit amongst more Christmas lights than you can count. This year's location include some outdoor seating, so bring a coat for a chilly night and come ready for all the photos!