Holiday Happenings

12 Activities for the 12 Days of Christmas

  1. A Christmas Carol

Directed by Dallas Theater Center’s Lee Trull and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont of Park Cities Dance, everyone’s favorite Christmas story is taking Dallas by storm at the Wyly Theater. Hurry and buy your tickets now on the Dallas Theater Center’s website: for $52 – $105.

Nov. 25 – Dec. 27, 2014

Wyly Theater,

2400 Flora St, Dallas

  1. BIG D NYE 2015

Now in its eighth year running, Big D NYE is the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone. This free and fun family event takes place in Victory Park on – you guessed it – New Year’s Eve. Go see one of the largest firework displays in the nation and send off 2014 with a bang!

Dec. 31, 2014

7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Victory Park

  1. 12 Days of Christmas

Go visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s newest one-of-a-kind centerpiece exhibit made up of charming characters and fantastical animals from the beloved Christmas song. You can buy tickets for either the daytime activities or the nighttimeshowing at for $20 per person.

Nov. 16 – Jan. 4

Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas

  1. Tree/Ice Skating at the Galleria

Go see the most famous Christmas tree in Dallas at the Galleria Mall! It also happens to be at the center of a fabulous ice-rink – a perfect holiday activity for the whole family.

Ice skating is always at the Galleria

Tree comes down Jan. 4

$10 admission, $3 rental for skates

Galleria Mall

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

  1. Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s beloved Christmas time tradition continues hand-in-hand with the Dallas Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. Every day up until Dec. 21, the children’s chorus will be singing your favorite Christmas songs! You may purchase tickets online at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s website: for $60 -$200.

Dec. 5 – Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Myerson Symphony Orchestra

2301 Flora St, Dallas

  1. Blue Man Group at the Winspear Opera House

Do you like music? Do you like comedy? If you answered yes to both questions, you’re

in luck! The Blue Man Group, America’s favorite blue phenomenon, is coming to Dallas! Tickets are available online at the Blue Man Group’s website,, for $85.

Dec. 31 – Jan. 4, 2015

Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora St, Dallas

  1. Heart of Dallas Bowl

Everyone’s favorite three F’s: Friday, football, and fun. You can find all of these at the Heart

of Dallas Bowl in Fair Park. Tickets are available on the Heart of Dallas Bowl’s website: and are priced from $25 – $125.

Dec. 26, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Fair Park

1121 1st Ave, Dallas

  1. PROVOCATIONS: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

If you like art, spend a day at the Nasher Sculpture Center this holiday break. Their new exhibition in collaboration with esteemed architect Thomas Heatherwick (hailed a “genius” by the New Yorker) is not something you want to miss. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available online at the Nasher’s website:

Now – Jan. 4, 2015

11 p.m.-5 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora St, Dallas

  1. Winter Wonderland

Feed your sense of wonder this holiday season by visiting the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and find a fact-filled Winter Wonderland. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year – to expand your mind! You can buy tickets online at the Perot’s website: for $15 as an adult or for $12 as a 12-17 year old.

Nov. 17- Jan. 4, 2015

Monday-Saturday: 10a.m.-7p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N. Field St, Dallas

  1. The Trains at NorthPark

All aboard! Celebrating its 16th year, the Trains at Northpark have taken off on their annual journey, and you’re invited! Tickets are available at the exhibit for $7.00.

Nov. 22 – Jan. 4, 2015

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Northpark Mall

8687 N Central Expy, Dallas

  1. ICE!

Just because we live in Texas doesn’t mean we don’t see ICE! If you’re willing to make the drive up to Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, chances are you’ll be frozen with awe at the 20-foot ice slides and everyone’s favorite holiday character, Frosty the Snowman, as he is brought to life and carved entirely from two million pounds of ice. Tickets are available online at $21.99

Nov. 13 – Jan 3, 2015

Gaylord Texan Resort

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine

  1. Santa’s Village

Warm your heart this winter by giving back to your community. Get four hours of community service in per shift by working at Santa’s Village with the St. Mark’s School of Texas Sign up on x2Vol and you will meet at St. Mark’s at whatever time you sign up.

Dec. 6-7, Dec. 11-14, Dec. 18-21

5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

411 W. Arapaho Rd. Richardson

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