Events and Festivals to Celebrate the Holidays in Dallas


Everyone knows that everything is bigger in Texas, and the holidays in Dallas are no exception. Around here, we do everything bigger and better than almost anywhere else. And in the Big D, you can expect a whole heaping helping of holiday activities to keep even the most adventurous of your holiday revelers entertained and satisfied.

Whether you are a visitor to the Dallas area, or a local yokel just hoping to enjoy the holidays in a new and exciting way, check out our list of ways to celebrate the holidays in Dallas!

Holiday at the Arboretum

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for holiday fun, look no further than holidays at the Dallas Arboretum. Bring all your loved ones to enjoy shows like the 12 Days of Christmas, 12 Days at Night, The Artistry of the Nativity, and Holiday Tea at DeGolyer Estate. You can find admission prices at the Dallas Arboretum’s website.

A Christmas Carol

Catch this rendition of a holiday classic at Wyly Theatre through December 26. This reimagined take on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale will delight audiences of all ages and bring holiday cheer to your entire group. Don’t miss this great show to help you get into the holiday spirit! Adult general admission tickets are $15 while children’s tickets are $10. Additional ticket information and prices are available here!

Dallas Children’s Theatre

If you are looking for some family-friendly fun this holiday season, seek out a fantastic performance of the Dallas Children’s Theatre. This year’s holiday performances are Not a Creature Was Stirring and Miracle on 34th Street. Get your tickets today!

Dallas Downtown Wanderland

You’ve never seen downtown Dallas like this before! Wander through the Dallas Downtown Wanderland through December 31 to experience a true Dallas holiday tradition. Enjoy pop-up happy hours, photos with Santa Claus and more as you discover downtown Dallas and shop, eat, and be merry.

The Trains at North Park

If you have a train lover in the family, this holiday event is for you! Visit the North Park Center through January 3, 2016, to see the largest and most elaborate toy train exhibition in Texas. This event also benefits a good cause, the Ronald McDonald House, so you can do good while having a great time!

Christmas at the White House

A great event for history lovers of all ages, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will host A Season of Stories: Christmas at the White House 2003 through January 3, 2016. This special exhibition brings families together by showing a glimpse of Christmas in the White House as it was in 2003.

When it comes to holiday events and celebrations, those offered by Dallas can’t be beat. Whether you have a big group to entertain this holiday season, or if you’re looking for some time to yourself, Dallas has plenty to offer holiday revelers of all kinds.

Happy holidays from your friends at Gecko Green! What is your favorite holiday activity in Dallas?