​Celebrity Designer Decks the Halls at Southfork Ranch

The holidays are a time for family and friends. What better place to celebrate winter than at the home of Dallas’ most famous fictional family, the Ewings? The iconic exterior filming location of the television program Dallas, Southfork Ranch is even more majestic during the Christmas season. The home’s columns and eaves are set with twinkling lights. Wreaths are hung and holiday greenery is placed throughout the mansion’s entry rooms.

This year’s holiday decor at Southfork Ranch comes courtesy of celebrity designer Christopher Todd Hall. A regular on the Fox 5 morning show in Las Vegas, Todd is known for his work at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, The Westin at Lake Las Vegas, and showcase events such as the Oscars and the Tournament of Roses parade. His holiday designs are traditional and classic, merging luxurious, high-end metallic with pinecones, berries, lush greenery and other natural elements. 

Hall returned to Southfork Ranch on November 8-9, 2017, after a 20-year hiatus. Decades earlier, he designed the “Christmas at Southfork” celebration while working at The Design Studio of Tontine. “If there is one thing that amazes people about my work, it is that I can pull things together on a small budget in a small amount of time,” Hall writes on his LinkedIn profile. “I have had clients call me with only one day notice before a large party in their home. I have transformed everything from the hearth side to the pool side in a few hours.” By Thanksgiving Day, the finishing touches had been put on Southfork Ranch’s holiday décor.

Hall’s decorations provide a breathtaking backdrop for holiday parties at Southfork Ranch. Their events are legendary, with onsite venues big enough to accommodate up to 2,000 people. Countless Dallas fans and locals have held their corporate and private holiday gatherings here. The ranch’s event planners can help customize events for any winter event, with festive table linens and centerpieces, holiday decorations and even themed food for your affair. If you haven’t finalized your holiday event plans yet, call 972-442-7800 or email us at info@southforkranch.com to get started. 

Southfork Ranch is also open for daily tours during the holidays (except for Christmas Day), plus riding lessons and trail rides. See the Ewing Mansion all decked out for the season, and view memorabilia from the show including the Ewing family breakfast table, the gun that shot J.R. and Jock Ewing’s silver Lincoln Continental Mark V, on display inside the gift shop. Tours start at just $15 per adult; book yours online today!

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