Ready to start celebrating the Holiday season? I listed my Top Ten best events in Dallas that will get you in the spirit!
The 12 Days at Night – The Arboretum is open for special lighted night-time showings. A variety of holiday music is provided throughout the garden. Seasonal sweet and savory treats and hot beverages for children and adults are available for purchase. Wednesdays – Sundays, November 9 – December 30, 6 – 9 p.m. (excludes Nov.24, Dec. 24-25).
Chi Omega Christmas Market – “Glitzmas” is this year’s unique luxury gift marketplace – features 175 specialty vendors offering one-of-a-kind fashions for all ages, accessories, toys, food, and home and holiday décor and more! Special appearance by HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” star Nicole Curtis. Location: Centennial Hall. Nov 17, 2016 – Nov 19, 2016 @ 9:30am – 9:00pm.
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. See all of your favorite characters as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Nov 25, 2016 – Nov 27, 2016.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Experience the magic of the most wonderful time of the year with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Don’t miss the Meyerson decked out for the holiday with an all-new production of Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops, the return of A Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza and new for this year, Grammy Award-winner Dianne Reeves and John Denver- Rocky Mountain Christmas! Dec 2, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016.
Downtown Wanderland – The holidays begin Downtown with Downtown Wanderland, season-long programming featuring Unbranded, Park-It Pop-Ups, photos with Santa, movie screenings, and more! Throughout the season Downtown Dallas will be adorned with holiday lights and décor. Wander through Downtown and explore all there is to see and do. Dec 3, 2016 – Dec 17, 2016.
Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade – We often get wrapped up in presents over the holidays, but the real gift is time spent with family. This year, unwrap the magic of the season at the 2016 Children’s Health? Holiday Parade, December 3 at 10 a.m. in downtown Dallas. Take in festive floats, marching bands and Santa as we celebrate every memorable moment. Dec 3, 2016 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm.
A Season of Merriment and Melody -“A Season of Merriment and Melody” the 2004 White House Holiday Theme. In addition, the Bush Center will present special programs and events throughout the holiday season. Nov 17, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017.
Christmas at the Anatole – The Hilton Anatole celebrates the holidays with the celebrated Breakfast with Santa series and scavenger hunt activities again this year! Including story time with Santa, face-painting, hot chocolate bars, kids craft activities and more. Visitors can also enjoy twinkling lights in the beautiful 3-acre park. Nov 26, 2016 – Dec 18, 2016. Besides the dates listed, Christmas At The Anatole’s Breakfast With Santa will also take place Dec. 19-23.
Santa and his Elves at 470 Feet – ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer with weekly trips to the GeO-Deck. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, a balloon artist and tasty treats from Cloud Nine Café! Santa will visit the GeO-Deck every Saturday, starting November 26 to December 24 from 12 PM – 3 PM.
The Nutcracker – Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with one of North Texas’ most acclaimed productions, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker at the Winspear Opera House. Nov 25, 2016 – Dec 4, 2016. Purchase tickets online or call 877-828-9200.