For some unfathomable reason mothers can't resist plopping their kid down on Santa's knee, crocodile tears and leaky diapers be damned. No wonder some of the poor guys carry a flask filled with "holiday cheer." The annual photo-with-Santa inevitably surfaces during inopportune times, such as first dates, or even worse, wedding slideshows. Add to Junior's portfolio during "The Magic of Santa" at the holiday bedecked Dallas Arboretum. Santa is available for portraits 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through December 23. Visit during the weekend to see a live reindeer prance around in Pecan Grove. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road. The gardens will be open later on select days during the holiday season. Call 214-515-6500 or visit dallasarboretum.org.
Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2010