Holiday at the Arboretum

Made possible by IBERIABANK and Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District


Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit from November 8 to January 3 and The Artistry of the Nativity at the DeGolyer House, November 27 to January 3.

In the historic DeGolyer House lavishly decorated for the holidays, The Artistry of the Nativity exhibition returns with 300 crèches from around the world. In addition to the Ray Harrington Collection, which the Arboretum owns, the George Dvorsky collection will return. Mr. Dvorsky’s long career on Broadway and a lifetime spent traveling has allowed him to amass a collection of unique and collectible crèches from around the globe.

The DeGolyer House is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours, and on Wednesday evenings during the holiday season, it is open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In special celebration, Restaurant DeGolyer will be open for reservation-only dinners from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on these Wednesday evenings.

Holiday tea, Santa sightings and special activities round out a visit to the Dallas Arboretum.


The Artistry of the Nativity

Tour of DeGolyer House Exhibit

Daily, November 27 – January 3

10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Wednesday Evenings: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

The DeGolyer House will not be open on Wednesday, Dec. 9

Daytime tours of the DeGolyer House’s exhibit, The Artistry of the Nativity, showcase the Harrington and George Dvorsky collections of crèches from around the globe. On Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Restaurant DeGolyer stays open to welcome visitors.


Holiday Tea

Daily, November 27 – January 3

11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Restaurant DeGolyer

Enjoy an elegant, three-course holiday tea for a special Christmas memory for those 12 and older. Tea service begins with a demitasse of select soup, followed by a second course of assorted tea sandwiches and a third course of sweet treats. Price includes general garden admission and parking. Cost is $47 per person and $57 per person for champagne tea. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or purchased online at teas@dallasarboretum.org.


Special Pricing and Promotions

Military and First Responder Mondays

November 16 – December 28

Active and retired military members and first responders with identification receive free admission during the day and night on Mondays. Offer available only on site at the ticket booth.

Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) Wednesdays

November 11 – December 30

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy one, get one free admission. Valid for general garden admission only. Limit one per customer. Tickets can only be purchased onsite and are valid for daytime only.

Senior Thursdays

November 12 – December 31

Tickets on these Thursdays are $11 for day or evening admission for those 65 and older along with a 20% discount that day at the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Daytime tickets cannot be used again at night. Tickets can only be purchased onsite.

Special Daytime Holiday Festivities

Saturdays and Sundays

November 28 – December 20,

Noon-4 p.m.

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

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


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

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