Photos: Here’s what you’re missing by not going to 12 Days of Christmas

If you have family coming into town for the holidays and you’re trying to find something festive to do, I know of something even better than driving around the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights (which, by the way, I do every year because we have some neighbors who give Betty Lou Who from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” a run for her money).

I went to The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum this weekend and snapped a few photos along the way. You’ll have to excuse the quality. I took them on my cell phone. The Dallas Arboretum has a slideshow available on their website as well.

For those who haven’t gone yet, until Jan. 3 the Dallas Arboretum will stay open after-hours from 6-9 p.m. for its outdoor exhibit consisting of 12 Victorian gazebos, each decked out in holiday splendor to represent a different verse from the song, “12 Days of Christmas.”

If you don’t mind paying $20 for non-members ($12 for adult members) to walk the park, it’s a fun and even romantic way to spend the evening. Of course you’ll want to bundle up, but if you need a little something extra to warm you up, there are stations along the way where you can purchase mulled cider, mulled wine, hot chocolate and coffee.

Parking is free. Learn more about the exhibit on the Arboretum’s website.

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