The Trains at NorthPark Rolls Into NorthPark Center

Trains of NorthparkThe Trains at NorthPark is one of DFW’s favorite holiday events.  More than 60,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season as part of their holiday tradition. This elaborate toy train will be on display at NorthPark Center through January 7, 2018.

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.

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.

Admission prices

$7.00 for adults
$4.00 for children (ages 2 – 12) and senior citizens (age 65 and older)
Children under 2 admitted free.
Visit thetrainsatnorthpark.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

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

Enchant: Christmas Light Maze

Enchant logo

Enchant is unlike any other holiday event in the DFW area. It started in Vancouver, Canada in 2016 with 18,000 sq. ft. of illuminated sculptures creating the perfect atmosphere for a Holiday evening adventure.

Not only does Enchant include the largest light maze, but there is also a skating pond, market with 85 local vendors, 25 food trucks and live music & entertainment. AND free parking!

Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX  is transformed into a magical winter wonderland, sprawling over 300,000 square feet and featuring more than one million lights.

Enchant is a vibrant labyrinth of Christmas lights and decor that covers more than three acres. You can do your holiday shopping at the Enchant Holiday Market which includes more than 85 vendors selling artisan treats, handmade decorations, unique gifts, and more.

Enchant: Christmas Light Maze & Market
November 24 to December 31
Globe Life Park – Arlington, TX
Order your tickets online

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12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

Whether you are looking for a destination for a peaceful stroll in nature, a family-friendly adventure, or an outdoor experience for your group, the Dallas Arboretum is the perfect venue.  The beautiful 66-acre botanical garden is always in bloom and ever-changing, so it’s the ideal outing year round.

12 Days of Christmas Exhibit is on display daily November 4 – January 7.  You and your family will enjoy Fa-la-la-la-following the garden path to see the 12 Victorian gazebos encased in glass, each filled with moving costumed characters and the festive sounds of the season.

With 500,000 Christmas lights, 12 Days of Christmas will illuminate the flowers and trees surrounding the gazebos. Evening viewings are Wednesday through Sunday from November 9 – December 30.

No matter what time of day, you will be charmed by the three-dimensional, life-size Victorian gazebos filled with the delightful characters made famous in the old carol. Towering over 25 feet, life-size vignettes feature characters leaping, dancing and spinning in opulent glass-enclosed gazebos.

12 Days of Christmas at Night

The Arboretum is open for special lighted nighttime showings in December. A variety of holiday music is provided throughout the garden.

Tour the elegantly decorated historic DeGolyer house and take in the sites of this year’s one of a kind special exhibit – “The Nutcracker Suite.” The historic home transforms into a Christmas wonderland. Take a tour during the day or on a chilly Wednesday night. Each room will make you feel as though you are dancing through the Nutcracker Ballet. Only on display November 24 – January 7.

12 Days of Christmas Exhibit
$20 per person for adults, $12 for member adults

$15 senior adults, $10 per person for member senior adults
$10 per person for children
Purchase your 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum online

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