DALLAS, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (Holiday 2016) – Celebrate Dallas' favorite holiday tradition during the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit from November 6 to January 8, and the new Claus Collection Santa exhibit, November 25 to December 31 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
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 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, depicting the old English carol from the Victorian era.
"Everything is bigger in Texas, including our holiday displays," said Mary Brinegar, president and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum. "Live music, special holiday performances, appearances by our favorite North Pole residents, and holiday treats make this evening display a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be missed family outing."
Wednesday through Sunday evenings, the garden re-opens for The 12 Days at Night exhibit, which displays the illuminated gazebos for magical viewings. With 500,000 lights throughout the garden, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead, including a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree at the center of property, this display is sure to warm the hearts of holiday guests this season.
In the historic DeGolyer House, lavishly decorated for the holidays, experience the new Claus Collection Santa Exhibit. Whether you call him Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Sinterklaas or Papa Noel, you'll see the many artistic representations of the jolly gift-giver surrounded by beautiful decorations, on loan from the Junior League of Dallas. The DeGolyer House is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours, and on Wednesday evenings during the holiday season, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In special celebration, Restaurant DeGolyer will be open for reservation-only dinners at 7 p.m. on these Wednesday evenings.
Holiday teas, Santa sightings and special activities throughout the season round out a holiday visit to the Dallas Arboretum, one of the 15 most breathtaking gardens in the world, according to Architectural Digest, and one of the South's Best Holiday Experiences according to Southern Living Magazine.
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