The Trains at NorthPark. Photo by Carter Rose

The Trains at NorthPark. Photo by Carter Rose

Choo choo! Through Jan. 3, see the Trains at NorthPark, an annual holiday display that involves mini trains traversing 1,600 feet of track through miniature cityscapes including Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York City and San Francisco, plus the Grand Canyon, the fall foliage of New England and more. Cost is $3-$7 and benefits Ronal McDonald House. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central, 214.363.7441, thetrainsatnorthpark.com.

Also through Jan. 3, don’t miss Holiday at the Arboretum, where more than 300 créches are on display inside the DeGolyer House in the Artistry of the Nativity exhibition. More than 500 lights illuminate the buildings and tree canopies this year, plus the 12 days of Christmas and a 50-foot Christmas tree at the center.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, dallasarboretum.org, $10-$15

Twas the day after Christmas and, oh yeah! Lone Star Circus comes to town. Dec. 26-Jan. 3, the Lone Star Circus Zingari pays tribute to the old gypsy families associated with circus. It includes aerialists, acrobats, equilibrists, jugglers, clowns and animals. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110. Tickets run $27-$48.