Here are least 13 things to do, to experience Dallas for the Holiday; that will begin November 16, 2014. What are you waiting for? BIGGER & Brighter! Dallas Holiday Season Kicks Off now. Launched for the first time in Dallas, BIGGER & Brighter! is a collaboration between the Dallas CVB and 14 organizations to provide visitors and out of town guests with ideas and easy-to-find details about the holiday activities and special exhibits occurring over the next three months and into the new year.

Holiday Tea at Historic DeGolyer Estate
Nov. 16, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Dallas Arboretum
$47 per person/$57 for Champagne Tea. Price includes garden admission. Reservations required. 

Holiday Lights Esplanade 700-foot-long Fountain Shows
Nov. 1 - Dec. 25, 2014
Esplanade at Fair Park
Holiday Lights Esplanade 700-foot-long Fountain Shows at Fair Park every half hour from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cotton Bowl Trade Days
Nov. 15-16 & Dec. 20-21, 2014
In & around the Cotton Bowl
Cotton Bowl Trade Days - a centralized and convenient venue to buy, sell, show, and trade all kinds of merchandise and a showcase for local artists and talents.

12 Days of Christmas
Nov. 16, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Dallas Arboretum
NEW outdoor exhibition - 
12 Days of Christmas - at the Arboretum and Botanical Garden features an elaborate Victorian collection of three‐dimensional, 25' gazebos filled with charming holiday characters made famous in the 12 Days of Christmas.

The 12 Days At Night
Nov. 16, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015: Sundays-Thursdays from 6-10 p.m.
Weekend Nights - Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 26 & 27, Jan. 2-4
Dallas Arboretum
Stroll the garden on 
special lighted evenings while enjoying Victorian-inspired carolers and holiday refreshments.

Winter Wonderland
Nov. 17, 2014 - Jan. 4 2015
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
This winter, explore a different kind of 
Wonderland - where the wonders of nature and science spark new holiday traditions at every turn. Get ready to tell those sugar plums dancing through your head to make room for amazing minerals, giant dinosaurs and so much more! 

Christmas in the City
Nov. 19-22, 2014
Centennial Hall - Fair Park

Kick-off the holiday season at Chi Omega Christmas Market, "Christmas in the City" and shop 165 handpicked vendors and help Chi Omega once again give back to our community.

City Lights Holiday Festival
Nov. 22, 2014, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Street from Harwood to Griffin
Downtown's official tree lighting, fireworks, Santa's arrival, musical performances, holiday vendors, street performers, photos with Santa, and more!

Holiday Décor
Nov. 22 - Dec. 25, 2014
Downtown Dallas
Stroll down Main Street and enjoy 
Downtown's official Holiday Tree at Main Street Garden and the spectacular Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection including the Car Tree at Pegasus Plaza and the Holiday Butterflies at Belo Garden. All season long.

A Christmas Carol
Nov. 25 - Dec. 27, 2014
Wyly Theater
Dallas Theater Center's 
A Christmas Carol - this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens' enduring classic returns as Dallas' newest "must-see" holiday tradition.

Victorian-Inspired Byers' Choice Carolers Collection In DeGolyer
Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 2, 2015
Dallas Arboretum
Enjoy a collection of Byers Carolers Ltd. 
on display in the elaborately decorated DeGolyer House.

Holidays at GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower
Nov. 28 - Dec. 23, 2014
GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower
GeO-Deck offers visits with Santa and other flurries of fun.

Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole
Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Hilton Anatole
Sparkle! includes indoor ice skating, millions of lights with spectacular light shows on the ½ hour, Storytelling by Rudolph, pictures with Santa on weekends, live musical entertainment, bounce houses, Santa's Hilltop Slide, Velcro jump wall, and a variety of food trucks. Overnight guest room packages available.

For more information on these events and to purchase tickets please visit



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