The Most Festive Things to Do in Dallas This Holiday Season

By: Sara Aboitiz

Looking for ways to get festive this holiday season? From stunning light shows, shopping, and dining, Dallas has much to offer. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by experiencing these local holiday festivities.

Carriage Ride Christmas Light Tour

At Highland Park

Driving through the streets of Highland Park is a must during the holiday season in Dallas. To make the experience even more festive, go on a carriage ride through the area. Bundle up with a cup of hot chocolate in a horse-drawn carriage and enjoy the glowing mansions of Highland Park.

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Credit: Three Jays Carriages Website

Holiday Local Night Market and Christmas Celebration

At Highland Park Village

Enjoy a night shopping under the stunning lit up tress of Highland Park Village at the Holiday LOCAL Market. Specializing in products from Texas, vendors will be offering holiday food and gifts. Take a casual stroll through the tents and enjoy the live music and entertainment while doing some light Christmas shopping. Maybe even snap a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus under the village theatre. The holiday night LOCAL Market and Christmas Celebration takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. December 12.

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Credit: Preston Hollow People Website

Holiday Tea Party

At the Adolphus Hotel

There is no better way to warm up this holiday season than sipping on hot tea. Treat yourself to an afternoon at the Adolphus Hotel’s annual holiday tea. Held in the elegant French Room, the Holiday Tea will offer a three-course menu of finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries. During the holidays, the French Room is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive decor and music.

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Credit: The French Room Instagram

Ugly Christmas Sweater Pop-Up Shop

At Mockingbird Station

Looking for festive apparel? Stop by the Ugly Christmas sweater pop-up shop to purchase some holiday swag. With all the holiday parties coming up, the store has over 10,000 tacky sweaters to choose from. The store will be carrying their tacky Christmas sweaters up until Christmas Day.

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Credit: The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop Instagram

12 Days of Christmas

At Dallas Arboretum

Get in the cheery spirit by making a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. Walk through their enchanting holiday garden exhibit showcasing the 12 Days of Christmas. Each gazebo is ornately decorated with costumed characters, animals, and carols. Strolling through their winter wonderland will surely put you in the holiday spirit.

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Credit: The Dallas Arboretum Instagram

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