More Than 12 Days 'Til Christmas

It’s time to start figuring out how you’re going to make time for all those memories this holiday season. Decide when you’re going to shoehorn in that visit with Santa; schedule your holiday cocktail experiments; find the time to bruise your tailbone at a nearby ice-skating rink. So much to do between now and Christmas Day—so much pressure to do the Yule right. That’s what makes the Dallas Arboretum’s 12 Days of Christmas a no-brainer: an over-the-top display of 15-foot gazebos, fully decked out with decorations that represent each day of the popular Christmas carol. There will be maids-a-milking, colly birds, French hens and other various and sundry Christmas staples for true loves everywhere, festooned with 30,456 wooden berries and 28,328 rhinestones—all making for a glittery, family-friendly Christmas memory in a lush green package. And the best part is that it’s so easy on your calendar—open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Sunday until Sunday, January 4, with evening hours from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and on weekends including November 28 and 29; December 26 and 27; and January 2 through 4. Tickets for daytime admission are $10 to $15; evening admission is $10 to $20. Visit
Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 6-10 p.m.; Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Last Friday, Saturday of every month, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. Starts: Nov. 16. Continues through Jan. 3, 2014
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Jennifer Davis-Lamm

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