As the holiday season envelops Dallas in a warm and festive atmosphere, residents and visitors alike are in for a treat with a myriad of events happening from December 24th to 26th. From dazzling light displays to enchanting performances, the city is alive with the spirit of celebration. Let's unwrap the magic and explore the best events that Dallas has to offer during this joyous weekend.
Dallas Zoo Lights (Dec. 24–26): The Dallas Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season, and the Zoo Lights event is a must-see for families and friends. Marvel at the millions of twinkling lights, enjoy seasonal treats, and catch special holiday performances. With illuminated animal sculptures and festive decorations throughout the zoo, it's an enchanting experience for all ages.
Merry Main Street in Grapevine (Dec. 24–26): Just a short drive from Dallas, Grapevine's Merry Main Street is a charming holiday destination. The historic downtown comes alive with holiday lights, decorations, and an array of family-friendly activities. Visitors can take carriage rides, shop for unique gifts at the local boutiques, and enjoy live entertainment on the main stage. The atmosphere is nothing short of magical.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Pops (Dec. 24–26): Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Pops concert. Held at the Meyerson Symphony Center, this annual tradition features festive tunes and classic holiday melodies performed by the talented orchestra. The concert is a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of live music and celebrate the joy of Christmas.
Enchant Christmas at Globe Life Field (Dec. 24–26): Globe Life Field transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland during Enchant Christmas. The event boasts the world's largest Christmas light maze, providing a magical experience for attendees of all ages. In addition to the maze, visitors can enjoy ice-skating, visit Santa's workshop, and savor delicious holiday treats from various vendors.
Holiday at the Arboretum (Dec. 24–26): The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a picturesque setting for holiday festivities. Adorned with over a million lights, the garden becomes a breathtaking display of holiday cheer. Stroll through the Twelve Days of Christmas exhibit, take in the beauty of the Nutcracker Suite, and enjoy seasonal activities and entertainment for the whole family.
Vitruvian Lights Spectacular (Dec. 24): Immerse yourself in the enchanting Vitruvian Lights Spectacular, a breathtaking display of over a million sparkling lights synchronized to joyful holiday music. This free event at Vitruvian Park in Addison is perfect for a festive evening stroll or a romantic holiday date.
Nasher Sculpture Center's Holiday Showcase (Dec. 24-26): Discover the intersection of art and holiday spirit at the Nasher Sculpture Center's Holiday Showcase. This exhibition features unique and festive sculptures, providing a creative and inspiring way to celebrate the season.
Christmas Day Brunch at The Mansion Restaurant (Dec. 25): Indulge in a luxurious Christmas Day brunch at The Mansion Restaurant. Enjoy an exquisite menu of holiday-inspired dishes in the elegant setting of the historic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas(Dec. 24-26): Experience the thrill of the holidays at Six Flags Over Texas. Holiday in the Park offers festive entertainment, dazzling light displays, and, of course, the exhilarating rides that Six Flags is known for.
Dallas truly comes alive during the holiday season, and the events from December 24th to 26th offer a diverse range of festive experiences. Whether you're captivated by dazzling light displays, enchanted by live performances, or simply seeking a cozy holiday atmosphere, Dallas has something special to offer. Embrace the magic, create lasting memories, and celebrate the joy of the season in the heart of Texas.