The easiest way to save this holiday season.
Posted on Nov 12, 2019 By Jamina Tribbett
The Dallas CityPASS, a booklet offering discounted admission to five of Dallas' top attractions, is making holiday trip planning even sweeter! It's a great addition to your Dallas getaway, as most of the attractions included have holiday events and exhibits to ring in the season. (Pro tip: They also make for great stocking stuffers!)
Dallas Zoo | Nov. 15 – Jan. 15
The Dallas Zoo will transform into a winter wonderland during Zoo Lights, beginning on Nov. 15. The zoo will dazzle with more than a million lights, lighting up ZooNorth (located near the main entrance where the flamingo pond and children's zoo.) Check out the dozens of light displays, holiday light shows and nightly musical performances throughout the zoo. There will also be tons of kid-friendly activities like Santa meet-and-greet events, ornament making sessions, The Elves' Workshop, as well as plenty of photo ops for mom and dad to capture every moment. Zoo Lights will be open for select nights from 5 – 9 p.m. through Jan. 15, so be sure to check their website to plan your trip.
Sixth Floor Museum | Nov. 19 – 22
Although the Sixth Floor Museum doesn't have holiday-specific programming, it's always a good time to visit the museum to reflect on the history of John F. Kennedy. This year the museum will host Four Days in November of special programming including, The Last Days of Lee Harvey Oswald: A Conversation with Ruth Pain – a friend of Marina Oswald that she and her children stayed with in November of 1963, and Three Hours in Dallas: World Premiere – an original musical composition scored to accompany an all-new compilation of historic motorcade film footage. While you're there, visit the main exhibit that presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath and reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and world.
George Bush Library | Nov. 21 – Jan. 5
Experience Holidays in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007 at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The special exhibit will be adorned with the traditional and elegant decorations that decorated the White House in 2007, featuring mixed greenery and flowers reflecting our nation's breathtaking landscapes and historical sites. Models of the Alamo, Frederic Douglass House, Mount Rushmore, Spanish missions and more are incorporated into the exhibit, as well as behind-the-scenes photos. Don't miss the replica of the official White House Blue Room Christmas tree, which will be covered in gold stars, gold beaded garland and 347 gold ball ornaments – each hand painted by a National Park artisan to reflect park treasures from sea to shining sea.
Reunion Tower | Dec. 31
On Dec. 31, Reunion Tower will ring in the New Year with the fourth annual New Year's Eve fireworks. The fireworks show is the only 360-degree, panoramic fireworks show in the Central time zone and will feature new pyrotechnics and lighting effects with an extended 10-minute show! Get the best seat in the house at City Hall Plaza during the NYE in Dallas: Party on the Plaza event featuring, food trucks, live music and more. You can also see the fireworks from the west side of the Trinity River, along the levees and the Trinity Overlook Park. Be sure to scout out your location early before the clock strikes midnight.
Celebrate the season with science-filled fun at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Explore the Expanding Universe special exhibit, featuring interactive stargazing adventures, obstacle courses, hands-on discovery and more! There are also tons of other exhibits and activities to investigate that will entertain the entire family. The newest exhibit, Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind explores the fossilized remains of two ancient human relatives and will be available at the Perot Museum through March 2020.