Christmas decorations are definitely not difficult to find in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There are enough holiday trinkets and tree ornaments in the metroplex to adorn every house in the U.S., it seems. Decorator's Warehouse, alone, is so vast it could easily be the sole holiday decor supplier for the entire Lone Star State.
At DFW's holiday decor stores, you can find wreaths, nutcrackers, lights, garland, florals, gag gifts, wrapping paper, ugly Christmas sweaters, and everything but Mrs. Claus' kitchen sink.
Everything's bigger in Texas, they say, and that goes for Christmas stores just the same. Decorator's Warehouse—located in Arlington, 20 minutes from Downtown Fort Worth—is not only the biggest Christmas superstore in the state, but it's also one of the biggest in the world. Inside, it's sectioned into themed areas: snowmen, Santas, peppermint, renaissance, and more. It has trees, lights, wreaths, garland, floral items, and ornaments. After shopping, make a reservation at the Rose Garden Tea Room, an on-site restaurant serving up soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and a three-course high tea.
Upon entering Holiday Warehouse's 30,000-square-foot showroom, you may think you've arrived at the North Pole. This place, north of Dallas in Plano, has everything you'd expect from a Christmas warehouse and a team of designers on staff to help shoppers design and create. Holiday Warehouse is a hit with DIYers, hosting ongoing classes that teach skills such as tying the perfect bow, using floral picks, and creating a wreath from scratch.
Sometimes the thing that needs a bit of decoration on the big day is you. This pop-up shop, which opens the day after Thanksgiving in Dallas, adds a touch of levity to the season. The "ugly" sweaters it specializes in make for perfect gag gifts to slip under the tree. The shop proved so successful in prior years that an off-shoot location has been added in Frisco. Shoppers who don't want to commit to one ugly look forever can opt instead for the store's rental program.
Holidaze is a longtime staple of DFW. It was founded in 1991 and is still family-operated decades later. Not only does it have all sorts of holiday decor, but it also acts as a specialty gift shop, featuring unique collectibles by artisans like Christopher Radko and Mark Roberts. The complimentary gift wrapping and in-store registry are nifty touches, too.
Some people want to go wild in a bottomless warehouse of Christmas decorations while others want a more intimate, boutique experience. If you fall into the latter category, Good Things For All Seasons is your kind of holiday shop. The decorations sold here change with the seasons, but during Christmas, the 20-year-old holiday emporium features Byers' Choice Carolers and Mark Robert's Fairies to delight shoppers while wandering the aisles. Customers can find inspiration for home decorating in the store's village room, which is gloriously decked out to mimic Santa's workshop.