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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Holiday Dinner

Holiday Dinners

Join us for our annual Holiday Dinners on select dates in December!

An Elegant & Festive Holiday Dining Experience

Special Plated Holiday Menu

December 5, 7, 11–14, 18–22, 26–29

$79 per person

Seatings at 6pm & 7:30pm

Special Holiday Dinner Buffet

December 17 and 23

$75 per adult and $45 per child 2-12

Seatings at 6pm & 7:30pm

Please email teas@dallasarboretum.org for more information, questions or to make your menu selections. For the Special plated holiday menu please note that menu selections need to be sent in 48 hours in advance. These can be sent through email or given over the phone. Please use the form attached to your confirmation email or respond directly to the confirmation email with your selections.

The price of your dinner includes gratuity, discounted nighttime admission tickets (required to take advantage of the Holiday Dinners), and parking.

Tables of twelve or more cannot book online—please call to reserve your group at 214-515-6511.

Reserve Plated Dinner

Reserve Dinner Buffet

Plated Holiday Dinner Menu

Available December 5, 7, 11–14, 18–22, 26–29


Farmers Table Salad
Winter Greens, Poached Pears, Charred Vegetables and Goat Cheese Crouton
Choice of Wild Cherry Balsamic, Ranch or Champagne Vinaigrette Dressings

Southern Wedge Caesar Salad
Romaine Heart with Shaved Parmesan and Cumin Toasted Croutons, Jalapeno Caesar Dressing

Potato and Leek Soup with Crème Fraîche
Served with Herbed Biscuit

Tomato Basil Soup with Pesto Gremolata
Served with Herbed Biscuit



Cranberry and Cornbread Stuffed Chicken
Marsala and Thyme Reduction
Served with Wild Cabernet Rice Blend, Sautéed Artichokes and Portobello Mushrooms

Texas Angus Short Rib
Cabernet Demi Glaze
Horseradish Whipped Potatoes, Haricot Verts and Poached Globe Carrots

Herb Crusted Halibut
Champagne and Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce
Texas Caviar Rice Blend, Poached Asparagus and Makers Mark Mushroom Ragout

Baby Kale and Garbanzo Cake
Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Served with Wild Rice Blend and Farm Vegetable Medley
(Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free)



Hazelnut Roulade with Salted Caramel Sauce
Apple Walnut Torte with Crème Fraîche
Molten Lava Cake – Wild Cherry Sauce
NY Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Compote

Holiday Dinner Buffet Menu

Available December 17 and 23

Buffet Menu

Winter Garden Salad with Colorful Veggies; Apple Cider Vinaigrette and Traditional Ranch Dressing

Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Roasted Pecans

Carved Angus Sirloin with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Smoked Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy

House made Cranberry Sauce

Herb Crusted Halibut with Champagne Buerre Blanc

Golden Yukon Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Winter Vegetable Medley

Assorted Dinner Breads with Butter



Pecan and Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Cream

Cheesecake with Wild Cherry Sauce