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Holiday Things to Do in Dallas: An Adolphus Hotel Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas! It’s no secret that I already love this German Beaux castle inspired hotel, but things get even more magical during the holidays when the hotel is decorated in lights and Christmas displays!

If you’re looking for holiday things to do in Dallas, spend Christmas at the Adolphus and you’ll undoubtedly find yourself in the holiday spirit. And you can bring your four-legged friend with you because the Adolphus is pet-friendly!

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Holiday Tea at the Adolphus Hotel

I am a huge fan of the year-round afternoon tea time offered at the Adolphus. However, I count the days until Holiday Tea makes its return!

Indulge in a two-course tea time with sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, your choice of champagne or French sparkling cider, and two artisan tea pairings. Every detail is meticulously crafted, including the coronation curry chicken—a special recipe gifted to the hotel by the Queen of England!

Hosted in the beautifully re-imagined French Room, the elaborate décor, seasonal music, custom china, and holiday-inspired menu will make the entire experience even more magical.

For the first time, Holiday Tea will be available 7 days a week, so although there are now more time slots, they do sell out quickly! Dress up in your best holiday outfit and book now while you still can! Timeslots are available through January 7, 2024.

Array of pastries with a glass of champagne next to them

Also, checkout their incredible 5-course dining experience, offered year-round.

After tea, stroll through hotel and admire the enchanting Christmas decorations at The Adolphus. The decor includes a 25-foot tree, a lobby adorned with multiple Christmas trees, and a stunning staircase illuminated with festive lights.

Wreath hanging at the front of the Adolphus Hotel

The Adolphus’ Rooftop Winter Village

The rooftop pool area at the Adolphus Hotel will transform into a winter wonderland village, complete with themed cottages and cozy winter cabins. Enjoy live music, warm boozy cocktails, festive s’mores, Croque Monsieur sandwiches, and more!

Reservations are available November 17, 2023 through January 6, 2024 for several timeslots. Keep tabs on their Instagram for when reservations will open up. They do tend to sell out quickly.

Be sure to check out our list of other bars and restaurants in Dallas that are going all-out this holiday season!

Attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony

Be a part of The Great Tree Lighting in the Adolphus’ Social Lobby on Friday, December 1, 2023 (5 PM to 8 PM). For the first time this holiday season, the lights of the 25-foot, real Christmas tree at the Adolphus Hotel will be illuminated, accompanied by Victorian Carolers, a complimentary hot toddy bar, holiday cookies, and more!

Social lobby of the hotel decorated with Christmas decor

Have Dinner at the Adolphus

The food at the Adolphus is always a treat. City Hall Bistro has always been a favorite of mine. I love that they change their menu seasonally, adding fresh concepts and unique flavors. Every time I go, they have new dishes to try!

A Little Last-Minute Shopping

If you’re looking for a little last-minute shopping, I love checking out Common Goods + Supply inside the Adolphus. As a true Texan, I love my Stetson hats and the Adolphus even has their own custom Stetson hats! Or, pick up one of their custom Adolphus ornaments!

On top of that, you’ll find artisan goods that can only be found in this store, so you’re getting one-of-a-kind products!

The Adolphus also has gift certificates available if someone on your list loves to travel.

Purchase the Holiday Glow Package

Whether you were naughty or nice this year, the Adolphus Hotel has you covered with their Holiday Glow Package. You’ll enjoy a $100 dining credit and 20% off your room rate. Click here to book your room now!

The Cocoa Lounge

Enjoy the pinnacle of holiday cheer with treats in front of a crackling fireplace at the Adolphus Hotel’s Cocoa Lounge.

The French Room Bar has been transformed with equally festive and tasteful holiday decor, complete with themed cocktails, including boozy hot chocolate, treats, and even child-friendly options!

For the first time, the Cocoa Lounge will be open 7 days a week during operating hours. No reservation required!

Take a Holiday Cocktail Class – Sold Out

The Cocoa Lounge will also feature a cocktail class on November 15 & December 13, 2023. Your reservation will include complimentary champagne and bites as you learn to make two holiday cocktails, perfect for your next holiday party or Friendsgiving.

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased online.

Spend Christmas at the Adolphus: Final Thoughts

We had checked into the Adolphus just days before Christmas. After weeks of work, it had been hard to get into the holiday spirit with a huge to-do list. However, the relaxation and classic Christmas vibe really set the tone for a relaxing weekend full of holiday cheer!

I loved everything that was going on, so we decided to spend Christmas at the Adolphus, topping it off with their amazing spa!

However, if you did decide to go out, they have a town car (for drop-off only) that will take you 3 miles each way from the hotel! Afterall, there are so many fun Christmas activities in Dallas to enjoy!

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