Dallas Arboretum to Celebrate Holiday Season

Clear the pumpkins because it’s about to look a lot like Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Starting Nov. 9, patrons will be able to stroll through the garden and see the Victorian-style gazebos come to life, featuring each scene from the traditional carol, The 12 Days of Christmas. Each gazebo features movement to depict the different beloved characters such as the Three French Hens, Twelve Drummers Drumming, and Seven Swans a Swimming, to name a few.

The whimsical event is sponsored by Reliant.

More than 500,000 lights will be strung throughout the Arboretum, trimming the historic homes and featuring a 30-foot-tall spruce tree in the center of the property. The DeGolyer House features “The Artistry of the Nativity.” The house is open daily during garden daytime hours and on Wednesday nights.

The garden will reopen for extended hours Wednesday through Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

For the first time, a life-size crèche from Mary and Mike Terry will be on display at “The Artistry of the Nativity” at the historic DeGolyer House. The fanciful display also features 500 crèches from over 50 countries representing so many cultures from around the world.

The 12 Days of Christmas runs through Dec. 31.


Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers You can also reach her by email at [email protected] For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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