12 Activities for the 12 Days of Christmas
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: dallastheatercenter.org for $52 – $105.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 27, 2014
2400 Flora St, Dallas
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.
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 dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivalsevents/the-12-days-ofchristmas for $20 per person.
Nov. 16 – Jan. 4
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas
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
13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
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: mydso.com for $60 -$200.
Dec. 5 – Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Myerson Symphony Orchestra
2301 Flora St, Dallas
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, blueman.com, for $85.
Dec. 31 – Jan. 4, 2015
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St, Dallas
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: theheartofdallasbowl.com and are priced from $25 – $125.
Dec. 26, 2014
1121 1st Ave, Dallas
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: nashersculpturecenter.org
Now – Jan. 4, 2015
11 p.m.-5 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St, Dallas
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: perotmuseum.org for $15 as an adult or for $12 as a 12-17 year old.
Nov. 17- Jan. 4, 2015
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St, Dallas
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.
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas
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 gaylordtexantickets.com- $21.99
Nov. 13 – Jan 3, 2015
Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine
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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