We've all experienced a year we'll never forget, and we all deserve a holiday season that we'll never forget. Don't spend the most wonderful time of the year on your couch watching your friends make memories without you. Instead, grab your crew and embark on a photo outing adventure at these magical spots around town!
The Trains at NorthPark
If you're looking for a fun outing to take the kids, then this hidden gem in NorthPark Center is the place to go. From a Polar Express scene to trains weaving through Christmas trees, the stunning holiday displays at this miniature exhibit will have you snapping photos left and right. You can even create and order your own railcar online to add to the display!
Holiday at the Arboretum
Using the word photogenic to describe Holiday at the Arboretum would be an understatement. We owe it to the creators, who spent two years creating the renowned 12 Days of Christmas exhibit, to pay a visit to this winter wonderland. This spectacle will look fantastic on your camera at any time of day, but you'll be rewarded after dark with half a million lights and a handful of likes on your social posts.
Far North Dallas
This enchanting experience is the ideal choice if you want some high-quality holiday photos taken by professionals. With various themed rooms, including a moment with celebrity elf Tinsel McJingles (aka SugarSocks), this studio at Galleria Dallas delivers with dozens of festive photo opportunities. As an added bonus, you'll receive the digital photos immediately after they're taken!
Omni Hotel Ornaments
With the end of the year approaching, expect the Omni Dallas Hotel to continue its tradition of installing a 36-foot-tall pyramid of ornaments! Arrive at night to use the Omni building, which glows in the dark, as an impressive backdrop.
Leela's Wine Bar
You get the best of both worlds at this trendy establishment, with picturesque holiday decorations and special holiday drinks! There are no tricks or secrets for capturing this photo, just step inside and the mesmerizing view will instantly appear. After you're satisfied with your pictures, celebrate with an Under the Mistletoe, a Figgy Pudding, or one of the other delicious holiday-themed drinks.
Klyde Warren Park
Dallas Arts District
Wouldn't you want to stand next to a 48-foot tall Christmas tree? Klyde Warren Park will host their annual Tree Lighting Celebration, and there will be photo ops galore and free entertainment, including pictures with Santa, appearances by Frosty and Rudolph, and a live show featuring holiday music and Downtown Fever Band.
The Adolphus Hotel
This historic palace comes alive during the holidays with picture-perfect decor, including a gingerbread hotel, a Christmas tree that peaks on the fourth floor, and a lobby and staircase animated with Christmas trees and lights. The photo opportunities double at the Holiday Tea, an event that surrounds you with sandwich and sweet treat dishes that will captivate your eyes and your belly!
Old East Dallas & Bishop Arts District
Mural hunting guarantees appealing photography and a safe experience, and two standout treasures await you! Begin your quest at Fiction Coffee, where you'll uncover the "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" mural and a mistletoe to stand under. Complete your hunt at Eno's Pizza Tavern, and feast your eyes on the "Merry Christmas You Filthy Animal" phosphorescent sign.