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Events & Activities

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Events & Activities

The Dallas Arboretum has something for everyone. Our world-class, seasonal festivals and exhibits, along with our luxurious private venues for weddings and corporate events help you reconnect with beauty.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Holiday at the Arboretum

November 10–December 31

Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed for the magic of the season including the return of our beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and our Dazzling Musical Tree! We also invite you to visit our historic DeGolyer House, elaborately decorated by renowned designer Michael Hamilton, with a NEW exhibit, The Artistry of Faith & Culture, that celebrates the diversity of the holiday season in our city.

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The Artistry of Faith & Culture Exhibit

November 10–December 31

Explore the artistry of the season’s three holidays. The DeGolyer House is elaborately transformed by renowed designer, Michael Hamilton, to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa in a collaborative community-sourced exhibit. This exhibit prominently features the world holidays that celebrate the diversity of the holiday season in our city. It also highlights the festival of lights, Diwali, which occurs in late October.

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#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit

September 10–December 31

The Dallas Arboretum will present 50 statues from “#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit,” the largest collection of statues of women ever assembled together. The exhibit will be displayed throughout the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The orange life-size 3D-printed statues are of a diverse coalition of contemporary women STEM innovators and role models. As seen on and around the National Mall and Smithsonian museums earlier this year, this installation highlights how a more diverse and inclusive workforce will strengthen our shared future. IF/THEN® is an initiative of the Lyda Hill Philanthropies designed to activate a culture shift among young girls to open their eyes to STEM careers.

Image courtesy of the IF/THEN Collection

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Cooking Classes and Demos

Hone your skills in the kitchen with our specialized classes on how to prepare gourmet dishes.

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The Memory Garden Program

October 28, November 11 & 18, and December 9
Sewell Boardroom

Sponsored by the AWARE Foundation & the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation

Series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Pre-registration is required. $20 cost includes garden admission for participant and care partner, as well as parking for all four days – a value of over $200.  

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Interested in becoming a vendor for one of our many incredible public events? Fill out the form below!

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A New Experience Each Week

As a member of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, experience unique seasonal events throughout the year and get access to members-only events.