Holiday at the Arboretum

November 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum featuring The DeGolyer House Santa exhibit, made possible by IBERIABANK, November 25-January 2, 2017.

The return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit opens on November 6.

In the historic DeGolyer House lavishly decorated for the holidays, come experience the new Santa Claus exhibit this season. Whether you call him Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Sinter Klaas or Papa Noel, see the many artistic representations of the jolly gift-giver surrounded by beautiful decorations, on to us from the Junior League of Dallas.

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 9 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.

While visiting, guests are invited to stroll through the spectacular outdoor exhibit, The 12 Days of Christmas, featuring a dozen 25-foot-tall, Victorian style gazebos representing the beloved Christmas carol, dispersed throughout the 66-acre garden. This year, The 12 Days of Christmas is open at night, enhanced with 500,000 holiday lights, illuminating the trees and intricate gazebos, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead.