Featuring over a million lights throughout the Arboretum fifty-foot-tall tree.
Of all Dallas’ holiday events it’s the array of winter light shows that are some of our most treasured winter traditions. With October now behind us, many of these are announcing their returns thick and fast as we prepare for another magical holiday season in Dallas.
One of the picks of the bunch can be found at the esteemed Dallas Arboretum. One of the top botanical gardens in the world and one of the city’s top attractions, the 66-acre arboretum transforms each year for its popular “Holiday at the Arboretum” event.
This weekend, the 2022 edition will once again begin welcoming guests to explore a transformed arboretum. The beloved Christmas Village and 12 Days of Christmas experience are due to return in addition to the Dazzling Musical Tree while The Dallas Arboretum’s historic DeGolyer House will be elaborately decorated by renowned designer Michael Hamilton offering visitors an array of seasonal activities.
This year there will be a new exhibit titled The Artistry of Faith & Culture which will celebrate the diversity of the holiday season in Dallas. Open each day, and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from November 10, the exhibit explores the three world holidays celebrated during the run of our festival: Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa.
One of Holiday at the Arboretum’s most prominent features, the Dazzling Musical Tree, will be returning. The fifty-foot-tall tree animated will feature over 42 thousand lights and merry holiday tunes which are presented on the hour, each half hour of the day and evening on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage.
The 12 Days of Christmas gazebos, meanwhile, will include updated characters and will begin coming to life at night from 6-9 pm beginning Wednesday, November 9.
Santa will also be returning to the arboretum on weekends this season and will be residing in the Christmas Village from Saturday, November 26 until Saturday, December 24! Guests can share Christmas wishes and snap a photo by his side to commemorate the occasion Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm –3 pm and 6 pm–9 pm.
Tickets can be reserved now via the Dallas Arboretum website and cost $20 for adult admission (13-64), $16 for seniors (65+) and $12 for children (2-12).
Members can enter the arboretum for free during Holiday at the Arboretum but are still required to reserve tickets in advance.
More information can be found at www.dallasarboretum.org.
[Featured image from Instagram / @thedallasarboretum]