Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum is a Winter Wonderland

Dallas Arboretum Debuts 23-Foot-Tall German Christmas Pyramid and New Shops in Expanded Christmas Village.

The Dallas Arboretum Christmas Village opens November 27 and runs through December 31. Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. 

The holidays will be even more magical with the expansion of The Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Christmas Village at the Dallas Arboretum. Inspired by European Christmas Markets, or Christkindlmarket, The Christmas Village is comprised of charming shops and façades representing a quaint European hamlet. 

We wanted to add another show-stopping feature to the popular Christmas Village, and this colorful Christmas Pyramid is that ‘wow factor.’ There is no other one like it in the world, and we invite many to experience the holidays at the Dallas Arboretum.” 

Alan Walne, Dallas Arboretum board chairman

New this year is the handcrafted German-built Christmas pyramid, which measures 23-feet-tall and is decorated with hand-carved elements and beautiful lighted motion on every level. The Christmas Pyramid is the perfect complement to the Christmas Village and is the signature element in Pyramid Square along with three new shops including an Edelweiss Haus with food and drink, a Chocolate Shop and a Toy Shop. 

Known for their beautiful handiwork and woodwork, German artisans from Erzgebirge region (Ore mountains) created the octagon-shaped Christmas Pyramid. Carving each figure by hand, 15 workers spent 2,150 hours to design and build this handmade, one-of-a-kind pyramid. Each of the four levels spins and is illuminated by four candles. 

The 12 Days of Christmas at the Arboretum

The 12 Days of Christmas, depicts each day in the beloved Christmas carol with 12 Victorian-style gazebos, returns to delight people of all ages. You can see them during the day or lit up at night, with more than one million lights adorning the garden and the 30-foot-tall spruce tree.

The 12 Days of Christmas at Night: November 11–25
Wednesday–Sunday • 6–9 pm
November 27–December 30
Sunday–Wednesday • 6–9 pm
Thursday–Saturday • 6–10 pm
The 12 Days of Christmas: November 7–December 31 • 9am–5pm

For Your Safety

The Dallas Arboretum is limiting capacity based on city, county and state regulations.  The garden follows all safety precautions in each structure including a safe environment for Santa visits and photos, as volunteers pass out samples, and social distanced markings throughout the Christmas Village and near the eateries and the Edelweiss Haus.

Masks are required for the duration of a person’s visit, and each house is limited to one family unit at a time. 

The festive holiday spirit fills the lavishly decorated DeGolyer House Christkindlmarket Treasures. Each room in this historic home showcases a collection of holiday treasures typically found in European Christmas markets. The elaborate décor provides the ambiance to create a unique and magnificent holiday experience.

For more information and a full listing of holiday events and activities, visit