The Dallas Arboretum’s 12 Day of Christmas exhibit is open through January 8, 2016. This exhibit is a fun way to experience the Arboretum during the fall/winter season, and a beautiful walk outside!  Twelve 25-foot Victorian gazebos are filled with costumed characters and whimsical animals depicting each of the twelve days in the famous Christmas carol (the original version, not the “…such a pain to me” version). Each gazebo is animated.

You can go during the day, or experience this exhibit at night when it’s all lit up (and so are a bunch of trees). If you’re parent, I didn’t think just going to see this exhibit was a big enough draw for my boys, but add this to visiting the Children’s Adventure Garden and my kids are definitely interested.


12 Day of Christmas
Dallas Arboretum
through January 8th, 2017
Daytime: 9am – 5pm
Nighttime: 6-9pm Wednesdays – Sundays through December 30 plus Dec 19 & 20
Closed December 24-25 & 31