Best 2014 Holiday Events In DFW

Best 2014 Holiday Events In DFW



The holidays are upon us. Whether you are looking for something to light up your holiday spirit or just want to have fun, this list will help you enjoy the most of what DFW has to offer.

The 12 Days of Christmas
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6615

Date: Through Jan. 4, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas is a brand new exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. The exhibit, which features a collection of three-dimensional, life-size gazebos with Victorian-era characters, can be viewed during the day or at night when the gazebos are lighted. Special weekend visits by Santa, his reindeer including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman are sure to make this event a holiday favorite.

The Trains at North Park
NorthPark Center, Level One
8687 N Central Expy.
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 631-7354

Date: Now through Jan. 4, 2015

Known for its elaborate track layout, The Trains at NorthPark exhibit gets better and better every year. The train layout includes 1,600 feet of track and steam engines that roll across America. Dallas is well represented with special points of interest being downtown Dallas, the State Fair of Texas, the Cotton Bowl and, newly added, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Other “stops” on the train’s travel include The White House in Washington, D.C., the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Station. Train lovers of all ages will enjoy more than 4,000 square feet of themed holiday scenery. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas.

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Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 692-0203

Date: Now through Dec. 21, 2014

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) helps you get into the Christmas spirit with its annual holiday concert. Lawrence Loh conducts the DSO in Christmas classics and holiday favorites including the Dallas Symphony Chorus. To make sure you leave the concert in the holiday spirit, there will be a sing-along to some of your favorite Christmas carols.

‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’
AT&T Performing Arts Center at the Majestic Theater
1925 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-3687

Date: Now through Dec. 21, 2014

Everything you loved about the made-for-television movie is here and has been brought to life on stage. With costumes, detailed set design, plush characters and talented actors, this family-friendly performance is perfect for your littlest of little ones as well as for mom, dad and the grandparents.  Rudolph, Kris Kringle, Mrs. Claus and Hermey, the elf who wants to be a dentist, help usher in the Christmas season with this fun and endearing musical.

Geo Deck
300 Reunion Blvd. E.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 712-7043

Date: Dec. 20-23, 2014

The Geo Deck is the Reunion Tower ball from high atop the city where Santa surveys the Metroplex. Santa, accompanied by his elves, will be checking his lists and taking pictures with good boys and girls from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 20-23 in this 360-degree sphere that offers spectacular views of the city.

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