One of the top botanical gardens in the world and one of the city’s top attractions, the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum has once again transformed into a magical Christmas destination for its popular “Holiday at the Arboretum” experience.
This holiday season, the 2023 edition is once again welcoming guests to explore a transformed arboretum. The beloved Christmas Village and 12 Days of Christmas experience have returned 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.
One of Holiday at the Arboretum’s most prominent features, the Dazzling Musical Tree, will be returning. The animated fifty-foot-tall tree 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 Thursday, 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 25 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).
Other special programming includes Caricatures with Sally, Holiday Goods and Décor Vendor Market (November 25, 26), and Holiday Gift Vendor Market.
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.
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