The Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Christmas Village
November 27 – December 31
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden debuts a brand new Christmas Village as part of Holiday at the Arboretum. Inspired by the European Christmas Markets, or Christkindlmarket, The Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Christmas Village is comprised of 12 charming shops and façades that represent a quaint European hamlet.
Children and adults can explore these large themed houses and experience the holiday businesses including a bakery, a candy shop, Santa’s House and more. At night, the Christmas Village shops and trees shine bright with more than a million lights in the Arboretum. During the weekends and evenings, there are also volunteers dressed as a shopkeeper in each store, most passing out a sample of their wares, such as a piece of candy at the candy shop.
Christmas Village Shops
Measuring almost 20 feet tall, each house features illustrations and embellishments found in authentic European Christmas Markets. Stop inside each one to find something new!
Other Christmas Market Shops
Guests can make some noise in the music shop with the tambourine and triangle, and enjoy a jingle bell to take home.
Pick up a specially designed Dallas Arboretum Band-Aid from the resident doctors and nurses in the Christmas Village.
Visit the cobbler and see how he repairs worn soles of shoes. Guests can take a plastic shoe horn home with them.
Enjoy listening to local choirs and ensembles to celebrate the holidays throughout the day and each night.
Visit our butcher to learn all about the different cuts of meat. Guests are welcome to enjoy a small sample of bacon bits.
Stop in to see all the gorgeous, hats and fascinators from years past. Snap selfies with various hats on sticks.
Guests are welcome to stop by and view what the carpenter has created from wood and may take a pencil home with them.