Happy holidays, friends! If you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends. I’m sharing a special Dallas holiday tour today. It’s filled with some of my favorite decorations from around downtown Dallas!
I loved doing my annual New York holiday tour post filled with the gorgeous decorations on Fifth Avenue. Since we’ve moved away from NYC, that’s obviously not happening this year though!
Although perhaps not quite as exciting, downtown Dallas has some pretty decorations, too. So I thought not why not give you a little Dallas holiday tour? Let’s get started.
I live in downtown Dallas, and our building is one of four buildings managed by the same company. They throw parties for the residents occasionally, and the holiday party was held on the rooftop of one of the buildings.
The views from this building are pretty amazing, and the weather was in the mid-70’s, so it was pretty nice hanging out up there. Don’t feel too jealous about the weather though, because it dropped down to 15 degrees later in the day!
My husband and I at the rooftop party.
This is another view from the park, looking toward downtown … told you that you’d see lots of those balls! If you look closely, you can see the McKinney Avenue Trolley, which does a loop through downtown and Uptown, a nearby neighborhood.
This giant spinning one below is located by the Omni Hotel. It makes a great photo opp if you are visiting Dallas!
Dallas has an underground pedestrian network of tunnels that connects buildings. If you’ve ever walked around downtown Dallas, you many have noticed there is not a lot of foot traffic (at least during the week). Part of the reason is this underground network.
The tunnels, which I haven’t explored too much, are filled with shops and restaurants and connect the different buildings in downtown.
During the holiday season, there was a Dallas Wanderland event with a number of pop up shops to buy gifts and other events. It was closed the day I took this picture, but it was a fun way to do a little holiday shopping.
They also have one window with a live performance from Lightwire Theater every night set to the tunes of Mannheim Steamroller. I could hear this music from my apartment every night, so it’s been my holiday theme … ha ha.
And finally, one of the more unique events I’ve attended this holiday season … a tuba concert! There were over 200 tubas playing holiday music. It was really fun, but unfortunately it started raining shortly after the start, so we didn’t stay too long.
Does your hometown have beautiful holiday decorations, too?
P.S. You can check out my 2015 NYC Holiday Tour here!