Socially-safe visits still jolly and fun

Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Santa Claus may look a little different this year with a mask and sitting behind plexiglass, but he’s still ready to greet children and their families at the Dallas Arboretum’s Holiday at the Arboretum, which runs from now until Dec. 31. Making sure he’s “socially safe Santa,” the Jolly Old Man dons a face shield and sits behind a plexiglass screen to protect people and himself. Visiting from the North Pole prior to Christmas Eve, Santa has his own house in an expanded and magical Christmas Village. Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. — Juliette Coulter