Children & Family

Holiday at the Arboretum

Get into the holiday spirit at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Jamina Tribbett
Posted on Nov 21, 2017

It seems like Christmas may have come early this year at the Dallas Arboretum. With 500,000 lights, tons of daily activities and holiday treats, the garden will bring the whole family holiday cheer.


Stroll through the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit

These lighted and elaborate gazebo displays capture every scene of the popular Christmas carol, guaranteed to get you excited for the holidays. Take a stroll through the garden with the family (day or night) with a cup of hot chocolate. 


Take your picture with Santa Claus

Get your Christmas pictures taken with Santa at the garden in Crape Myrtle Allee, the perfect holiday setting resplendent with twinkling lights. Bring your little ones to meet the big jolly fellow a few nights a week. Be sure to also visit his little elves in the Elves Workshop for arts and crafts and holiday games. Visit the arboretum's website for detailed information on times to visit. 



See the Nutcracker Suite at the DeGolyer House

The historic and lavishly decorated DeGolyer house turns into a holiday wonderland with more than 800 nutcrackers on display with each room depicting a scene from the Nutcracker ballet. Visit during the day and stop by Restaurant DeGolyer for some holiday tea during brunch hours. 


Enjoy an Outdoor Movie Night

Have a holiday movie night at the Arboretum! The garden will host its first-ever outdoor movie experience with a showing of classic Christmas movies. Bring a blanket and good company and enjoy a cozy Christmas night


Stop by the Holiday Market

Searching for unique and personal gift to give for the holidays? Visit the Holiday Market and you will find antiques, vintage and handmade items including knitwear, fused glass, jewelry and more.


For more information on fun holiday events at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, visit their website.