Dallas Arboretum 12 Days of Christmas is perfect outing

It is the time of year to look for ways to celebrate this holiday season. One way is by going to Dallas to see a beautifully decorated Arboretum.
For the Christmas season, the Dallas Arboretum puts on a theme of the 12 Days of Christmas. I visited during Thanksgiving break to see what all the Arboretum had to offer.

Going was no mistake!

Photo By: Makayla Lockard

Walking through the greenery, you will see across the way, a great view of the lake and behind it is the edge of the city, the perfect place to take a photo of God’s amazing creation.

Plants everywhere, pathways guiding visitors from place to place, sight to sight.

As I went further into the garden, I discovered the display of the 12 Days of Christmas. Each scene is displayed in gazebos throughout the garden. Just like the song, “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree,” and there was set up, in an enclosed glass gazebo, a moving realistic-looking partridge in its very own pear tree!

Arriving upon the first day, I heard music playing around it to the tune of the popular, “12 Days of Christmas,” song.

A little further out was the second day of Christmas structure, displayed a beautiful set of turtle doves.

Photo By: Makayla Lockard

Each day was laid out exactly like the song.

In addition to the 12 Days of Christmas, the Dallas Arboretum has just recently set up the Artistry of the Nativity.

Though this was not open when I went, it is a gorgeous viewing of the Nativity set up in a wonderfully decorated home within the Arboretum.
For the younger ones, they can head on over to Santa’s Workshop where they make their very own hat, or decorate a reindeer.

Photo By: Makayla Lockard

For anyone who has lived in Texas a while, they would know that it does not snow very often here, so that means no snow ball fights! Which is not fun at all!

However, by going to the Dallas Arboretum, you are given the chance to throw some snowballs even though there is no snow!

What next you may ask?

Make sure to write Santa Claus a letter and drop it off in his mailbox.
Then, make your way with your pals to visit with Santa so that they can tell him what exactly is on their Christmas wish-list.

Not only do you get the chance to see some beautiful scenery, but if you go this holiday season, you can hear some happy Christmas tunes by local chiors and ensembles on certain dates.

Photo By: Makayla Lockard

So, if you find a specific type of music you’re looking for, make sure to check the Arboretum’s website for dates and times!

The Dallas Arboretum is a great place to start some holiday fun!
For more information on the 12 Days of Christmas, the Artistry of the Nativity, and other exciting Christmas events there, go to www.dallasarboretum.org.

On a side note: Check out Enchant in The Ballpark at Arlington this season too. You won’t be disappointed!

(Photo by Chloe Hughes) Junior Sophia Erenzo and friends enjoy the 4 million lights at Enchant in Arlington this Christmas season.
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