Celebrate the lighting of the largest indoor tree in the country with live performances by Olympic and National-ranked skaters! They’ll have a tree lighting on November 29 at noon and every Saturday from November 30 through December 21 at 6 p.m.
Head to City Hall Plaza for Dallas’ newest tree lighting celebration on December 6! Here you’ll find Santa, fun for the kiddos, live music from The Castro Band and special guest appearances, featuring Linda Gray of Dallas.
During the second weekend of December, Fido can get festive, too! Stop by Mesquite Convention Center for pet-friendly holiday shopping, photo op-paw-tunities with Santa, DFW’s first interactive art exhibit for dogs and more.
There’s nothing like the holidays, especially at the Dallas Arboretum. Walk through magical gazebos featuring scenes from this beloved Christmas carol during Holidays at the Arboretum, November 13 – December 29.
If your kiddo gets weary mid-shopping, don’t worry! Take a break from the stores and swing by this amazing (and inexpensive) exhibit featuring more than 750 railcars set in elaborate scenes, open November 16 – January 5.
The Dallas Zoo will be illuminated after hours with nearly one million lights and special 3-D light sculptures. From November 15 – January 5, come experience one of the newest holiday traditions in Dallas!
Check out “Tech the Halls” at the renowned Perot Museum in Downtown Dallas. You will explore a variety of holiday-themed tech activities, including augmented reality robot hockey, snowflake races, coat designing and much more! You can even see Arctic dinosaur fossils being unearthed in the museum’s Paleo lab!
You haven’t seen the Dallas skyline until you’ve seen it from Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck. Enjoy a meal and admire the holiday lights from above! We hear Santa will be visiting from the North Pole on Saturdays from November 23 – December 22.
Want a meal fit for a king (or queen)? Head to the historic Adolphus Hotel in Downtown Dallas for elegant dining at an award-winning restaurant that’s known for its food and European architecture. You’ll feel like royalty.
When in Texas, eat barbecue. When in Dallas, eat BBQ at Pecan Lodge. This Deep Ellum staple is a local favorite that everyone needs to try. (You may have to wait in line to get your hands on the good stuff, but trust us, it’s worth it).
Since 1992, Tillman’s has been serving up regional-inspired Texas tastes in the Bishop Arts District. Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night or a place to gather with friends and family, you can find it here. Pro tip: Save room for the table-side smores!
Kiddos will love getting in the holiday spirit with unique shows like The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show, which is from popular children’s author Eric Carle. Get your tickets for a show anytime from November 23 – December 29.
From November 22 to December 29, take a journey through Christmases past, present, and future with Ebenezer Scrooge. This bold retelling of the famous Dickens novel is a perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit!
You’ve probably jammed out to their holiday tunes once or twice before, but there’s nothing like seeing this rock theater live! Don’t miss this epic concert at the American Airlines center on December 21.