TRAVEL HERE: CHRISTMAS AT DALLAS ARBORETUM
This season the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society / DABS is kicking off a brand new idea. It’s a blockbuster event called The Twelve Days of Christmas and it’s only available until January 4th. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss it.
IT’S ONE OF THE BEST
Don’t take my word for it. Ask the Travel Channel. Ask Pro Flowers. In fact, there are a lot of people you could ask, but DABS is recognized worldwide for it’s excellence. Isn’t that reason enough to visit?
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Firsts are always exciting and this will be the first year this wonderful exhibition commissioned by DABS for DABS will be presented. They were beginning to set up for it the last time I was there and what I saw was beautiful. It’s like the twelve best snowglobes in the world have been blown up bigger than life. Well there’s no snow and no water for the snow to float in, but otherwise, that’s what it was like.
TWELVE DAYS AT NIGHT
If you think the Twelve Days of Christmas might be beautiful during the day, imagine the romance of seeing it at night! The garden takes on a very special vibe when the sun goes down and extra effort has been expended to light up the Twelve Days exhibit for night time showing. It will be showing Sunday through Thursdays from six to ten and on a few weekends, so go to the website to plan your nocturnal visit. You will need to have a reservation, so don’t just show up. I’m really looking forward to enjoying this!
A HISTORY OF AMAZEMENT
Many years ago the arboretum began a tradition of presenting spectacular entertainments for the holidays. I’ve seen the DeGolyer House tricked out by the best of the best designers in Dallas. I’ve seen special playhouses. I’ve seen wonderful seasonal decorations. The arboretum never does anything by half measures. They always go full out gorgeous. If they commissioned this exhibit specifically for themselves, this is going to be worth your effort.
THE DEGOLYER HOUSE
The Byers’ Choice Ltd. Christmas Carolers are back. If you loved seeing them a few years ago, this is your chance to see them again. If you missed getting to see them, then fix that. These whimsical, charming figures will enchant you, so don’t miss them.
Why go to the mall to see Santa when you can go to one of the most beautiful gardens in the world to visit with him. I met him there a couple of years ago and he was a charmer.
Last but not least – let’s eat. A corner of the DeGolyer House is a lovely cafe and for the holidays they decorate it to the max. Then they’ll serve you a most wonderful tea, with those delightful tea sandwiches, scones and more. You’ll need reservations and it is a little pricey, but it’s a special event you won’t soon forget.
So, what tickles your fancy? As you can see, the arboretum is ready for you, whatever that is. Don’t miss this holiday treat!