It’s the most magical time of the year. The holiday season is upon us! Here at the Vicki Foster Team, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite Yuletide things to do in Dallas…. These are our “must-see’s” and “must-do’s” for December. Hope you enjoy!
Vitruvian Lights | Addison
The most stunning display of LED lights can be found just north of LBJ at Vitruvian Park in Addison. Over 200 trees in the most dazzling colors illuminate your late night stroll with loved ones. It really is a sight worth seeing! This event is free and runs nightly through January 1st. Head over December 6th, 13th, and 20th for live music!
The 12 Days of Christmas | Dallas Arboretum
From November 16th through January 4th, the Dallas Arboretum welcomes patrons to visit the gardens at night for a spectacular three-dimensional exhibit. Twelve 25 foot illuminated Victorian gazebos bring to life the beloved carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” With live carolers and holiday treats, this event is perfect for the nostalgic. You can reserve your tickets here.
Gift of Christmas | Plano
This annual show at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano features a fabulous orchestra, live animals, and flying angels and is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Click here for tickets to the performance which runs from December 9-14th. Hurry because tickets are selling fast!!
ICE! | The Gaylord Texan Resort
Each year we anxiously await the Gaylord Texan Resort’s announcement of the theme for their ice sculptures. This year it’s Frosty the Snowman! The famous 1969 CBS classic cartoon version! Delight in the the story we all know and love as told by 2 million pounds of ice (which including 2 ice slides). Located in Grapevine, it’s a unique experience loved by DFW residents. Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance!
If you’re in the mood to look at Christmas lights, but tired of the view through the car window, why not try a horse drawn carriage ride? Depart from the beautifully decorated Highland Park Village and take a tour through the streets of HP in a cozy carriage. The cost ranges from $150 to $300 depending on if you want to fit 4-12 people per carriage. You can schedule with Threejays Carriages here or Brazos Carriages here.
More Noteworthy Shows:
- The Nutcracker | Winspear Opera House: November 28-30, December 5-7
- A Christmas Carol | Wyly Theater: November 25- December 27
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer | Majestic Theater: December 16-21
Sadly, I was informed from primary sources that one of my favorite events- the Chinese Lantern Festival at Fair Park- will not be continued this year.