Impressive holiday displays part of annual Christmas Village

By Juliette Coulter

Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, features three large-scale outdoor exhibits ready to dazzle and get people in the holiday spirit. They include The Christmas Village, The 12 Days of Christmas and the 50-foot-tall Dazzling Musical Tree. 

The festival opens November 9 and runs through January 5, 2024.
Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

These displays are creatively designed for the 66-acre garden and are open to the public both in the daytime and evening. In the historic DeGolyer House, visitors can experience the epitome of holiday enchantment at the Christmas Classics exhibit. The festival opens November 9 and runs through January 5, 2024. Check the website for details and to purchase advanced tickets. Holiday at the Arboretum also showcases live, seasonal performances from local schools, churches, community groups and local professionals in The Christmas Village. Other special events include holiday tea (daily), vendor markets (select weekends) and more. Check the website and social media for the latest schedule. 

 “Holiday at the Arboretum is the best place to bring people of all ages to visit to make holiday memories,” said Dallas Arboretum Board Chair Will McDaniel. “Children can meet Santa Claus before the family enjoys The Christmas Village with charming holiday shops and the stunning 23-foot-tall German-built Christmas Pyramid. The garden is also the perfect place for a holiday stroll.”

 Holiday at the Arboretum hosts an official Opening Ceremony on November 8th from 6 to 9 p.m., in front of the Marilyn and Ben Weber Family Christmas Pyramid at 7 p.m. The event includes lighting up the entire garden at the same time. Then, on November 9th, Holiday at the Arboretum officially opens during the daytime and nighttime. The garden opens during the evening hours until 9 p.m. on select days. 

Tickets, which range from $13-$35, are required for entry for the garden, so guests are encouraged to reserve preferred dates early. For tickets,