Holiday at the Arboretum
Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed for the magic of the season including the return of our beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and the Dazzling Musical Tree!
SNOWDAY at Galleria
Come discover what magic awaits you on the other side of the North Pole where the elves play! SNOWDAY takes guests on an explorable adventure through endless imaginative rooms and hundreds of surprises for all ages on a fully immersive and truly amazing journey.
Dallas Zoo Lights
Dallas Zoo Lights is a delightful holiday tradition for families and animal lovers alike. This year's walk-through event features over a million twinkling lights that adorn most of the zoo. Discover new, larger-than-life animal lanterns, intricate holiday-themed displays and pay a visit to Santa's Workshop to meet the jolly old elf himself.
Dallas Holiday Parade
The Dallas Holiday Parade is the city's largest one-day outdoor event and a holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout Dallas and beyond. This annual extravaganza transforms the heart of the city into a winter wonderland, igniting the spirit of the holiday season.
And Many More!
Dallas is a city that truly knows how to celebrate the holiday season. From festive lights to family-friendly events, there's too many events to all list here. Explore our guide to some of the season's best experiences!
Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is back with its beloved holiday tradition, Christmas Pops, for a week-long run at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The show is filled with classic holiday favorites and sing-along carols – and we hear there's even a little bit of snow!
Holiday Tea at the Adolphus
It's known as one of Dallas' most revered holiday traditions and we're here to tell you it does not disappoint. The three-course tasting menu features savory and sweet bites along with teas and champagne, all in a beautiful setting inside The French Room at the Adolphus Hotel.
Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky's most famous composition takes over the Winspear Opera House for seven dates in November and December and it's definitely one of the must-do holiday events in Dallas.
Spread The Holiday Cheer
Wander through the upscale boutiques Highland Park Village decked out in splendor, discover one-of-a-kind finds in the Bishop Arts District, or lose yourself in the holiday hustle and bustle of NorthPark Center, Dallas is your go-to destination for a merry-and-bright retail therapy session.
Bold and Bright
Whether you're driving through elaborate neighborhood decorations, walking through one-of-a-kind winter wonderlands or taking a guided tour, bring out the family to enjoy some of Dallas' best holiday light displays.
Find Your Perfect Place To Stay
Dallas has more than 35,000 hotel rooms, ranging from budget and boutique to luxurious, and with many decked out in merry décor, you'll find one that's perfect for your holiday stay.
Holiday Bars in Dallas
With the holidays are rolling in, aplenty of holiday bars, pop-up experiences and seasonal menus roll in with them. Here are a few of the holiday-themed bars around town, each with their own spin to themed cocktails and twinkling lights.
Where to Shop Small This Holiday Season
From vintage gems to luxury finds, Dallas shops will help you find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. Here are some of the fantastic local stores in neighborhoods across Dallas to start (and finish) your holiday shopping.
Holiday Events To Get You In A Holly-Jolly Mood
While Dallas is home to some major attractions, there are hundreds of other intimate, lesser-known community celebrations that offer fun ways to make new memories. Here are just a few can’t-miss events that’ll put some jingle in your step.