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November 21, 2017, 5:30 PM - January 7, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Leonhardt Lagoon at Fair Park
Holiday Wonder debuts this winter as a new, unforgettable, family-friendly event in Dallas’ Fair Park. Holiday Wonder Dallas is an outdoor, walk-through winter wonderland created with holiday-themed Chinese lanterns. Visitors will marvel at more than two million lights bringing to life holiday favorites in giant illuminated eye-catching displays, including Santa Claus, beautiful floating swans, perennial holiday favorites, and more. In addition to the magical light displays, visitors will enjoy attractions that provide opportunities for unforgettable holiday memories: the two-story Santa's Arctic Slide; snowball throwing; music, dance, and a world-class acrobatics show.
December 20, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Fair Park Parry Street entrance by DART Station
Join us for an hour-long walking tour of Fair Park on Wednesday, December 20th at noon. First established for the Dallas State Fair in 1886, Fair Park is one of Dallas’ greatest assets and has been named a National Historic Landmark. In partnership with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the Dallas Center for Architecture presents hour-long lunchtime walking tours of this Art Deco gem on the third Wednesday of each month. They are free and open to the public. Free parking is available at Gate 3 by Fair Park Women's Building. In 1936, Fair Park was transformed for the Texas Centennial Exposition. Architect George Dahl and score of architects and craftsmen created what is today the finest collection of Art Deco exhibition buildings in the world. On the tour, you’ll learn about recent and ongoing efforts to preserve and transform this architectural gem.