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 23 at noon and every Saturday from November 24 through December 22 at 6 p.m.
See the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in a whole new light! Along with light-themed science exhibits, the Life Then and Now Hall will be transformed with elaborate projections shining on dinosaurs from ages past.
During the first weekend of December, Fido can get festive, too! Stop by Fair Park 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 9 – December 31.
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 17 – January 6.
The Dallas Zoo will be illuminated after hours with nearly one million lights and special 3-D light sculptures. From November 16 – January 1, come experience one of the newest holiday traditions in Dallas!
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 A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens, based on the Magic Tree House chapter book. Get your tickets for a show anytime from November 16 – January 20.
From December 12 to 16, watch as Ralphie sings his way to the holiday gift of his dreams: a Red Ryder BB gun! The songwriting team behind La La Land brings the 1983 movie to life with this one-of-a-kind musical event.
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 22.