12 Days of Christmas at Dallas Arboretum

nb_Arboretum - 12 Days - 12 Drummers Drumming-adjHoliday at the Arboretum will be held from November 26 to January 3, 2016, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, including the return of the magnificent 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit from November 8 to January 3 and The Artistry of the Nativity at the DeGolyer House.

For The 12 Days of Christmas, 12 elaborate, 25-foot-tall Victorian gazebos displayed in the 66-acre garden are filled with the charming costumed characters, whimsical animals and winter scenes made famous by the beloved Victorian story, A Christmas Carol. Each gazebo is encased in glass and extravagantly decorated on all sides to provide a dramatic, three-dimensional experience that adds to its music-box quality.

nb_Arboretum - 12 Days Christmas - _O9A1644-adjOn designated evenings, the garden remains open for extended hours with illuminated gazebos for magical viewings. New this year is the addition of 500,000 lights throughout the garden, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead, including a 30-foot-tall tree at the center of property. The Artistry of the Nativity exhibition features 300 crèches from around the world.

Location: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas. For tickets and event schedule, visit DallasArboretum.org.

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