The weather outside isn’t quite frightful, and spending time with your significant other is certainly delightful! Dallas is covered with twinkling lights, holiday decor and holiday spirit, and there are plenty of seasonal activities that are perfect for a couple’s night out.
Whether performances, ice skating, or carriage rides are more your speed, Dallas is able to accommodate your winter wonderland dreams. If you are looking for the perfect holiday-themed date to get cozy with your date, we are sharing all of our favorite spots for a holiday date night in Dallas!
There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a performance from the Dallas Symphony. Their calendar is packed with performances you won’t want to miss for a date night in Dallas.
Starting just after Thanksgiving, you can enjoy the sugar, spice and everything nice of The Nutcracker. In December, take your special person to hear the tunes of Christmas Pops and Family Christmas Pops.
You won’t want to miss the sounds of the holiday classic, Home Alone, at Home Alone in Concert.
📷 Texas Star Dinner Theater
Located just outside Dallas proper, Texas Star Dinner Theater combines the best of a date night in Dallas — dinner and a show! This year’s annual holiday show is “No Home for the Holidays,” an engaging, entertaining tale.
For dinner, you will have the choice of country-fried steak, baked chicken breast, oven-baked tilapia, or eggplant piccata with delicious sides and desserts to complete the meal. You are set for a unique and fun night when you head to a date at Texas Star Dinner Theater!
📷 Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Nothing is more merry and bright than Holiday at the Arboretum at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and it is the perfect setting for a holiday themed date night.
With over one million lights filling the garden, the holiday spirit is in full effect. Take your significant other to explore the beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and our Dazzling Musical Tree.
Make the day even more special by visiting during their daily or seasonal events like the Holiday Dining Experience, Holiday Tea, cooking demonstrations, floral demonstrations, beer and wine tastings, the Holiday Market, musical performances and more!
Visit their website to find the full schedule of special events to plan your date night in Dallas.
It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together!
The Highland Park neighborhood is known for their long-standing tradition of elaborately decorating their homes with holiday lights.
Though you are more than welcome to drive through the neighborhood, there is nothing more romantic than a straight-out-of-a-fairytale ride through the beauty in a horse-drawn carriage.
This hour-long, leisurely ride will help you truly take in the extravagant decorations while snuggled up with your love. Grab some hot cocoa or Christmas cookies beforehand to enjoy as you appreciate the lights.
To make a complete date night, visit the Highland Park Village to grab a bite to eat before your ride. We recommend Mi Cocina for Tex-Mex, Fachini for Italian, or Cafe Pacific for upscale steak and seafood.
A Dallas holiday tradition, Holiday Tea at The Adolphus is the perfect, luxurious holiday date. Though this is a little stretch of a “date night in Dallas” because tea time actually takes place in the afternoon, we know this spot is perfect for the holiday season. Especially if your significant other loves Bridgerton or Downton Abbey, they will love experiencing an afternoon tea.
With your partner, expect elaborate holiday decor, seasonal music and an inspired menu. For the ultimate holiday experience, book the “Holiday Tea for Two” package with overnight accommodations at the historic hotel and a two-person tea reservation. We love this pick for a date night in Dallas!
Enchant Dallas brings all the best of the holiday season into one place. Known as the world’s largest Christmas light maze and village, this place is full of adventure and awe-inspiring moments sure to make you and your date feel like kids again.
Explore the story-themed Christmas Light Maze and ice skate (on real ice!) through a dazzling forest of Christmas lights. Be sure to visit The Village to enjoy the wares of artisan vendors, specialty crafts, and boutiques.
While you are there, taste holiday flavors at the many food vendors located throughout the space. You won’t want to miss this spot for a holiday date night in Dallas!
A holiday classic, The Nutcracker is a must-see during the holiday season, and the Texas Ballet Theater is the perfect place to do that! Take your date for an enchanting night of snowflakes and sweets featuring dazzling choreography and exquisite sets.
For the ultimate romantic date night in Dallas, grab a bite to eat before the show at any of the fantastic restaurants located around Winspear Opera House. We recommend Musume, Yardbird Table & Bar, or La Stella Cucina Verace, but there are so many amazing options to choose from!
We hope you have a fantastic holiday date night in Dallas! If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Dallas, check out the app or website. There is something there for everyone! If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Dallas team adventures be sure to follow us on Instagram, and Facebook, and TikTok!
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