12 Days of Christmas Daytime:
Holiday at the Arboretum features the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, open November 9-December 31, with 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos that come to life, depicting scenes from the traditional carol.
Each gazebo features movement to depict the different beloved characters such as the Three French Hens, Twelve Drummers Drumming and Seven Swans a Swimming, to name a few. The historic DeGolyer House is also lavishly decorated in a European style with greenery and fruit, along with a collection in each room of items one finds at Christmas markets such as angels, hand-carved wooden Santas, nativity scenes or snow globes.
12 Days of Christmas at Night
The garden re-opens for evening hours for the 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit from November 13 through December 31, Wednesday through Sunday from 6-9 pm. With more than one million lights illuminating throughout the garden, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead-including a 30-foot-tall tree at the center of the property, this display is sure to warm the hearts of guests this season.