Discover gift ideas from The District as unique as the people on your list. Or, surprise your family and friends with gift cards, certificates or memberships to Arts District organizations and tickets to Arts District events. Give them meaningful gifts that will be enjoyed throughout the year.

Lotus Shop at the Crow Collection of Asian Art
Dallas Museum of Art Museum Store
Nasher Store at the Nasher Sculpture Center
Symphony Store at the Meyerson

Events You Won't Want to Miss

NOVEMBER 21 — JANUARY 5HOLIDAY TOURS Visit the beautiful Winspear Opera House and go behind the scenes to see what makes it so amazing. You are invited to join us on a free guided tour of this 2,200 seat opera house designed by Foster and Partners. More info

NOVEMBER 30HOLIDAYS AT THE CENTER Kick-off the holiday season in the Dallas Arts District with the AT&T Performing Arts Center's annual tree lighting, a photo-op with Santa Claus, performances throughout the evening, crafts, activities, food trucks and more. Events start at 5pm.

NOVEMBER 23 — DECEMBER 2THE NUTCRACKER Let Texas Ballet Theater transport you to a magical place that is filled with waltzing snowflakes, a flying carpet, a glittering swan sleigh, battling mischievous mice, adorable children and breathtaking dancing in this holiday classic. More info

DECEMBER 5 & 10COMFORT AND JOY Join the Turtle Creek Chorale for fond memories, laughter through tears, unbounded joy and some of the most beautiful music of the season. More info

DECEMBER 7 — 9WINTER SERIES Dallas Black Dance Theatre opens their season with the Winter Series and a commissioned work by national Hip Hop artist, Rennie Harris Puremovement. More info

DECEMBER 7 — 23CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION The DSO's beloved holiday concert tradition returns with an all-new concert of dazzling seasonal favorites that's perfect for the entire family! More info

DECEMBER 8A DSO FAMILY CHRISTMAS Kids can enjoy the magic of the holidays with classic carols, favorite songs and a special visit from St. Nick! Join us for a winter wonderland of music and fun, and be sure to come early for lobby activities the whole family will enjoy. More info

DECEMBER 8HOLIDAY CONCERT! Music from the famous NUTCRACKER SUITE and other holiday favorites presented by the Metropolitan Winds. Holiday spirits will be lifted with this exciting and energetic performance! More info

DECEMBER 9HOLIDAY JUBILEE The Lone Star Wind Orchestra Youth Winds performs their annual holiday concert with a mixture of wind band masterworks and familiar holiday selections. More info

DECEMBER 12HOLIDAY MAGIC The GDYO combines with the Youth Chorus of the ChildrenŐs Chorus of Greater Dallas to bring you a festive concert full of holiday favorites. More info

DECEMBER 13FIESTA NAVIDAD Enjoy a program with traditional and Christmas favorites and entertaining holiday songs from the Americas performed by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and the DSO. More info

DECEMBER 13 & 14KAZOO-LA-LA A mischievous elf, a music box dancer, an agile young Santa...these holiday characters and more will soar through the air on aerial silks, trapeze, and other means of flight, or navigate the ground in a juggling cube act and acrobatics in this production by Dallas Cirque Theatre. More info

DECEMBER 14BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS HOLIDAY SHOW Join Texas country music's first couple for this warm, wonderful holiday celebration with the AT&T Performing Arts Center. More info

DECEMBER 15HOLIDAY CELEBRATION IN THE PARK Klyde Warren Park will host a holiday event including kids crafts, photos with Santa, live performances and a tree lighting. More info

DECEMBER 18 — 23CIRQUE DREAMS: HOLIDAZE Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment. More info

DECEMBER 19HORNS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Hear all your holiday favorites from the Dallas Wind Symphony and celebrate their new CD release! More info

DECEMBER 20 — 23NAUGHTY AND NICE In the style of those fabulous vintage holiday specials by Judy Garland and others, Turtle Creek Chorale be presenting our own holiday special - A Very Turtle Christmas. More info

DECEMBER 27 & 28MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS Enjoy the musical majesty and symphonic sweep of America's best-selling Christmas music group with Chip Davis when Mannheim Steamroller returns to the Meyerson. More info

DECEMBER 31NEW YEAR'S EVE W/ THE DSO Celebrate the most festive night of the year with an elegant Viennese-style concert featuring waltzes and popular light classics. More info

DECEMBER 31JIM BRICKMAN NEW YEAR'S EVE Jim Brickman's annual holiday tour, On a Winter's Night, celebrates the sounds of the season in his inimitable style at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. More info

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Holiday Shopping Series Part 6: Travel Bug

December 18, 2012

While perusing the museum gift shops, I noticed a theme popping up.  If you have a world traveler in your life, the Arts District’s museum gift shops have any and everything to keep them occupied. At the Nasher Store, I saw a Travel Bingo set for the family.  If a road trip is in your […]

Holiday Shopping Series Part 5: The Lotus Shop

If you are looking for a small, but spectacular dose of Asian culture, just come on down to The Crow Collection. Their store, coined The Lotus Shop, provides plenty of Oriental trinkets, books, and jewelry.   This year, the Lotus Shop is selling an ornament with more purpose than just decorating your tree.   Paper for […]

Holiday Shopping Series Part 4: DMA Museum Store

December 13, 2012

Next stop in our Holiday Shopping Blog is the Dallas Museum of Art Store.  This shop holds a large assortment of all things gifty! Looking for the woman who has it all? You can never go wrong with simple home dĂ©cor.  The DMA Shop has a assortment of picture frames that can never go wrong.  […]

Holiday Shopping Series Part 3: Nasher Sculpture Center Store

December 4, 2012

With the holidays coming up, you will be looking for hostess gifts and something special for under the tree. If you ever are clueless for a little surprise, ALWAYS go to a museum gift shop. You can never go wrong. The Nasher Sculpture Center Store is no exception with the combination of a bookstore, gift […]

Holiday Shopping Blog Part 2: One Arts Plaza New Cuisine

November 29, 2012

Who doesn’t want to try some of the new cuisine in the Dallas area? With all the time off work during the holidays, try out the One Arts Plaza’s five restaurants! With two brand new additions, there are possibilities for all tastes. CafĂ© des Artistes is a great option for a date night. With a […]

Holiday Shopping Blog Part 1: Jekyll & Hyde tickets

November 26, 2012

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering what will be a great stocking stuffer or maybe some tickets to spend a night with your special someone? Well look no further than the upcoming pre-Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde. American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis —along with sizzling pop […]

Holiday Shopping Series: Procrastinators…There’s Still Hope!

December 21, 2011

Part 9 and the last in our blog series is for all the procrastinators out there that wait till the last minute to secure their holiday gifts. There’s still hope!  Your tardy arty gift buying tip of the year: don’t head to the mall, head to the computer to buy tickets or memberships online, print […]

Holiday Shopping Series: Nasher Sculpture Center Store

We’re nearing the end of this year’s series, and we certainly couldn’t forgo a visit to the Nasher Sculpture Center Store. We’ve also yet to do a totally kid specific post, and since the Nasher has such cool kids stuff, we’ve decided to make it Part 8 in our Holiday Shopping Series. The Nasher has […]

Holiday Shopping Series: Classes at Dallas Black Dance Academy

December 19, 2011

As you probably already know, there are lots of educational opportunities within the Dallas Arts District—kid friendly activities at the museums, summer camps with our performing arts organizations, then of course, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. But, did you know that our neighborhood houses it’s very on dance academy […]

Holiday Shopping Series: Dallas Museum of Art Store

December 14, 2011

The Museum Store at the Dallas Museum of Art has so much to offer—i.e. so many unique things, I can’t just pick one! Lucky for me they offer gift certificates, which is one of the reasons we’re featuring the store as Part 5 of our Holiday Shopping Series. Whether you’re buying for an art aficionado […]

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