Well, this was a surprise. I found out about Tuba Christmas on one of the blogs I follow and then found out it’s been going on for 35 years in Dallas. How did I miss this?!
Tuba Christmas is held at Thanks-giving Square, downtown Dallas. And the best thing about it? It’s free.
A group of over 200 tubas, sousaphones, and euphoniums play traditional Christmas music with the audience hopefully singing along.
The show was about an hour or so long.
Located in the perfect spot with no excuse to complain of parking, one can take DART rail to the Akard or St. Paul Stations and walk one block. The rail was running on regular scheduled time, so no fear of being stuck at the station for greater than 20 minutes.
I suggest taking the rail to the Pearl Arts stop, swing into the Peets at the Sheraton for coffee or tea, and then walking back to the square. You’ll thank me.
Also make your way into the Thanks-giving Day Square Chapel and see the amazing mosaic windows inside and the feeling of solitude they bring out.
I wish more stores were open or at least were promoting their hours to the crowd. It seemed like people just came for the show and then left the city. What a missed opportunity to promote the city and see what it has to offer.
Tour guides could have been there to offer free 15 minute tours of a city block or a bar/restaurant could have offered a hot toddy special with hot chocolate for the kids. Neimanns should have been out there promoting their interactive window display slide for the kids.