Holiday Events Near Your Downtown Dallas Apartments
People are getting ready for the holidays inside their various apartments in downtown Dallas. From Knox/Henderson to Bluffview, Christmas trees and menorahs light up the windows and wreaths hang from decorated doors. We’ve even seen some cats dressed up as reindeer, although the humans are probably enjoying that outfit more than the felines. Clearly, residents of Crest at Oak Park apartments are in good spirits this holiday season. Unfortunately, not all downtown Dallas apartments are filled with snow globes and mistletoe.
Like it or not, Grinches come out of the woodwork during the holiday season. Look out for people who will drive through a puddle and splash water all over your holiday party outfit an hour before the party starts. Keep an eye out for people who will honk at you repeatedly when you’re trying to wrap your present and drive at the same time. Be especially wary of the people out there who will give you a parking ticket when you run inside UPS to ship presents to friends and family. Those people are called parking enforcers and they’re just doing their job, but the point remains. The world is filled with Grinches this time of year. Fortunately, the team at Crest at Oak Park put together this list of places in Dallas where you won’t find a single Grinch. Check out this list of holiday activities that are sure to get even your surliest friend’s heart to grow three sizes.
Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218
You can go see a magical scene of more than 500,000 lights wrapped around 25 Victorian gazebos at the Dallas Arboretum’s 12 Days of Christmas holiday celebration. The beautiful botanical garden setting includes costumed Christmas characters and Christmas carols playing from outdoor speakers . Dallas might not get too much snow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t set up a classic Christmas scene. You can also see the lights at night from 6 – 9 p.m. on select evenings. Check out the Dallas Arboretum website for more details.
Where: 8625 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Restaurants are as much about atmosphere as they are about food, and the DeGolyer Garden Cafe at the Dallas Arboretum has the first part of the equation down pat. If you’re feeling extra fancy this holiday season (or have a hot new date that you want to impress) sit down for Holiday Tea at the DeGolyer Estate. On top of the delicious english tea, you also get a three course high tea experience that includes finger sandwiches, scones and a dessert. The cost per ticket is $49 or $59 for the Champagne Tea package. Both tickets include admission to the botanical gardens as well. Clearly the Dallas Arboretum is fully committed to the spirit of Christmas.
What: Downtown Wanderland
Where: Main Street in Downtown Dallas
Dallas has one of the most beautiful skylines in America, and the city makes good use of its downtown when the holidays roll around. Downtown Dallas Inc is putting on its annual Downtown Wanderland event with programming from Dec. 1st to Dec. 17th. There will be tons of pop-up shops, happy hours, movie screenings and of course, lights! Check out the Neiman Marcus Car Tree and the Butterfly Garden and Belo Garden for some amazing visual displays and top-notch Instagram opportunities. There’s nothing like a holiday stroll through the city to bring out the little kid in everyone.
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