New Village Experience at the Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will debut a brand-new Christmas Village this year as part of Holiday at the Arboretum through December 31. Inspired by the European Christmas markets, or Christkindlmarket, the Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Christmas Village is comprised of 12 charming shops and façades almost 20 feet tall that represent a quaint European hamlet.
Highlights include a bakery, a candy shop, Santa’s House, and more. At night, the Christmas Village shops and trees shine bright with more than a million lights. During the weekends and evenings, volunteers dressed as shopkeepers pass out samples of their wares.
Stop by the bookstore to receive a specially designed bookmark to take home and guests can make some noise in the music shop with the tambourine and triangle, and enjoy a jingle bell to take home. There’s a doctor’s office, a cobbler, a bandstand, a butcher, a hat shop and a carpenter, all with themed activities and treats.
Location: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas. For prices and for more information, call 214-515-6615 or visit DallasArboretum.org.