Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

As a part of Holiday at the Arboretum featuring The 12 Days of Christmas and The Artistry of the Nativity, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is also beginning to look a lot like Christmas with daily holiday themed, hands-on activities and labs for the young and young at heart. [Read more…]

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The Trains at NorthPark Rolls Into NorthPark Center for its 17th Year

Trains of Northpark The Trains at NorthPark, will celebrate its 17th year at NorthPark Center. The most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark includes trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America.

Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights.

The popular holiday exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features.

More than 60,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season as part of their holiday tradition. Since 1987, The Trains at NorthPark presented by Bank of Texas, has raised money for the children and families served by the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Currently this annual fundraiser provides the funds for almost one-third of our annual operating budget.

Regular Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 9pm
All Sundays, 11am to 7pm

Holiday Hours:
(11/27, 11/28, 12/12-12/26)
Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm

Early Closings:
Thanksgiving Eve: 10am to 6pm,
Christmas Eve: 9am-4pm,
New Year’s Eve: 10am to 4pm,
New Year’s Day: 10am to 6pm
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

NorthPark Center
North Central Expressway at Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225


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Holiday Delights at Fair Park in December



Holiday Delights at Fair Park is a FREE holiday festival and market that marks the beginning of the holiday events at Fair Park.

It all begins Thursday, December 3rd from 6-10 p.m. Your family will enjoy the lighting of the tree, carolers, arts and crafts, carriage and train rides, and a reindeer petting area. Don’t forget to bring the kids for photos with Santa.

New this year, the snow hill, complete with a snow baseball field as well as hayrides and Annabelle’s Petting Zoofari!  The festivities continue Friday, December 5th through Sunday, December 6th.

Thursday, December 3
6-8 p.m.                      Santa Photos & Reindeer Corral
6-9 p.m.                      Hayrides, Snow Hill/Baseball, Toy Factory Crafts & Market Place
6:30 p.m.                    Tree Lighting
8:00 pm                      Award-winning vocalists Denise Lee & Friends Christmas Show

Friday, December 4
3-9 p.m.                       Holiday Festival & Market
4-8 p.m.                       Santa Photos, Reindeer Corral, and Annabelle’s Petting Zoofari

Saturday, December 5
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.          HoHoHo Run
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.          Holiday Festival and Market
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.          Santa Photos, Hayrides & Reindeer Corral

Sunday, December 6
12-5 p.m.                     Holiday Festival & Market

Map to Fair Park

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12 Days of Christmas Nighttime Exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum

12 Days - 12 Drummers Drumming (Night)

Holiday at the Arboretum Just Got Even Brighter with Limited $5 Discount Tickets to 12 Days of Christmas Nighttime Exhibit

Gearing up for Holiday at the Arboretum, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is offering special advance purchase pricing for The 12 Days at Night  of Christmas tickets.

Now through November 6,  you can purchase a 12 Days at Night ticket for just $5. All open evenings are eligible for this offer, subject to availability and excluding November 27 and 28. [Read more…]

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