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Holidays at the Heard brings nature into the season, Dec. 13 & 14th!

A Fun, Festive and Family-Friendly Fundraising Event Benefiting Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Holidays at the Heard brings the beauty of the holiday season into nature. Bundle up and experience the most unique holiday event in North Texas! Guests will see lights and holiday décor along a half mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard’s role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary’s natural beauty. Also, you'll get to travel back in time to experience 10 life-size dinosaurs along a nature trail. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to take a photo with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. 

More Activities

  • •  Take a photo of yourself with Father Christmas and Mother Nature.
  • •  Warm up with hot beverage or a snack available for purchase.
  • •  Enjoy a stroll along our festively lit nature trail!
  • •  Explore the North Pole Children's Village.
  • •  Visit our vendors for fun activities and more. 
  • •  Experience life-size dinosaurs along the lighted trail. (Please note the dinosaurs are not animated during this event.)

On the Amphitheater Stage

Enjoy our live nightly stage performances under the stars!

December 13

Anthony and Marina JazzCafe Society with Anthony and Marina

With roots in jazz, Marina & Anthony bring fresh interpretations to current favorites along with the classics. Cafe Society is not just about music, it’s about how music fits into a place. They describe themselves as the catalyst that combines the crowd, the venue, and the vibe. Indulge in a high spirited time with Cafe Society.

December 14

La PompeLa Pompe 

Named afer the driving rhythm characteristic of French gypsy jazz, we are La Pompe! Led by multi-lingual vocals, this swingin' bunch of cats bring the best of French wartime classics, American jazz standards and gypsy instrumentals. 


*Tip- bring along a blanket to warm your seat. You may also wish to bring water resistant seating depending on the weather.*



About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Heard is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit and was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard's mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.