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    The 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Festivities

    Last Day to see Santa:
    Noon-4 p.m.
    Sunday, December 21

    Visit with Santa, a live reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Don't forget your camera!

    Click here to learn more
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    The 12 Days of Christmas
    Through January 4

    Don't miss Dallas' Newest Holiday Tradition!

    Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Start your holiday activities with a tour of our gardens.

    Click here to learn more
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    Byers' Choice
    Ltd. Carolers

    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Through January 4

    Stop by for daytime self-guided tours of the DeGolyer House showcasing the Kim and John Semyan carolers collection.

    Click for more information
  • 12Nights

    The 12 Days of
    Christmas at Night
    Through January 4

    Beautiful during the day but even more dazzling at night!

    Pre-purchased tickets required for evening viewings.

    Sunday-Thursday: 6-10 pm Weekend Nights:
    Dec. 26-27 & Jan. 2-4

    Click here to purchase tickets
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    The 12 Days
    of Christmas

    We have 12 great reasons to visit The 12 Days of Christmas.

    Come spend a day at Dallas’ Newest Holiday Tradition.

    See The 12 Reasons to Visit
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    Seated Teas
    at the Arboretum

    Enjoy the ultimate
    experience for friends
    amid the festive settings
    at Restaurant DeGolyer.

    Friendship Tea begins January 10. Spring Tea begins March 2.

    Click here for reservations
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    Volunteer at the Arboretum

    We’re currently looking for volunteers for the 12 Days at Night festivities.

    Join us for a rewarding experience in the most
    beautiful setting imaginable.

    Click here to learn more
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    Adult Programs

    Year-round classes in
    gardening & design,
    photography, creative arts
    and more.

    Spring 2015
    registration begins
    January 8!

    Click here to learn more
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    2015 Cool Thursday Concerts Subscriptions on Sale!

    Buy now and save up to 60% off the Single Ticket price. 2015 features eight new bands and many returning favorites.

    Get your subscriptions early before the 2015 shows sell out!

    Click here to learn more
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    Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden

    Our hands-on garden
    is designed to educate
    as well as entertain
    children and families.

    Click here to learn more
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    Become a Member

    Members receive free admission 362 days a year, deep discounts, and free parking all year. Offset the cost of your membership in only one visit!

    Click here to learn more
  • Events

    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    12 Days of Christmas 2014

    November 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015



    Dallas' Newest Holiday Tradition!

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    The Weather Outside is Frightful

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission

    Snow, Sleet, Hail, Oh My! Winter weather can be crazy and variable. Find out why frozen precipitation comes in so many forms.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Winter Solstice

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission


    Join us on the Texas Skywalk Energy tower to learn why December 21 is the shortest day of the year.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Lab: Fantastic Fungi

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission

    11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Is there fungus among us? Come discover the fascinating underground world of fungus in our exciting new lab!

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Holiday Tea

    11/28/14 to 1/4/15: For more information, click HERE

    Parties of 8 or larger, contact us for personal service. 214.515.6511 or
    Teas@dallasarboretum.org

    Click here to find out more
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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    'Betty where do bees go in the winter?'

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission

    Betty The Bee will come out of her hive to talk about where bees go in the winter.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Nestled Nests

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission

    Birds are very resourceful when building their nests. Come search for bird nests in the Garden and learn what makes bird nests unique.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    12 Days of Christmas -Weekend Activities

    November 29 - thru December 21




    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Garden Admission



    Enjoy visits with Santa, a live reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission

    As the weather gets colder some of our everyday produce gets harder to find. Come find out what produce is best in the winter and some recipes to try with cold weather veggies.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Lab: Let It Snow^3

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission

    Have you ever wondered how winter storms form? How do we get ice or snow to appear?

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    Winter Around the World

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission


    Many traditions are centered around winter. Come learn about different winter traditions from around the world.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Walking Tours-Main Garden

    Don’t just visit the Arboretum… EXPLORE it with your very own tour guide! Locate your tour guide in the main entry plaza at the South end of the Arboretum holding a “free walking tour” sign.

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission

    Every year, we experience the seasons. Some months have snow and rain, while other months have warmth and sunshine. Temperatures go from cold, to warm, to cold again. The cycle of the seasons takes one year. Coincidence? No way. Come find out why!

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    Featured Happenings at the Dallas Arboretum

    Cold Blooded Creatures

    FREE EVENT- complimentary with paid Children's Garden Admission


    Come explore how ectotherms survive the cold winter.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm