DOWN! town

Downtown is…

Attractions – it’s an exceptional place for fun, Downtown offers playful fountains and breathtaking views, bronze cattle and rainforest creatures, peaceful plazas and bustling entertainment districts, plus an exceptional public library filled with historical treasures and futuristic technology.

Religious Institutions – a strong community of faith with dynamic and expanding congregations, Downtown churches offer numerous opportunities for worship, outreach and a far-reaching range of special programs.

It’s all right here, and you’re invited to Come on Down!town.


With its legendary pursuit of perfection, this year the Hotel Adolphus has quietly added a host of million-dollar improvements throughout the property. “’We never stop seeing The Adolphus through the eyes of our guests,” Managing Director John A. Dodson says. “Whether it’s the dining experience in The French Room or the ’sense of arrival’ in the porte cochere, the focus is always on the guests’ perception of how we look and how we conduct ourselves.”

Everywhere one looks, that philosophy shines. The famed 1912 facade, with its heraldic figures and beer stein turret, has been given the equivalent of a laser peel. Inside, new wool carpeting greets well-heeled shoes. The Lobby Living Room boasts new period furnishings, plush with rich fabrics and trimmings. Guest rooms and luxury suites have all been redone with an attention to detail usually reserved for private homes and estates.

“There is an enormous amount of pride that comes with being a beloved city landmark,’” Mr. Dodson explains, “and each member of our staff sees himself or herself as a steward of a long tradition of excellence.” That is clearly apparent as one walks the hallowed halls of the Hotel Adolphus today.


Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with the First United Methodist Church of Dallas. All will enjoy the Family Holiday Evening on Sunday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m. Children and parents will create crafts and ornaments for the season. If you like to help others, volunteers are always welcome at the Event for Those in Need on Saturday, December 12. The church will host over 1000 men, women and children to share the spirit of the season by providing food, clothes and toys.

A Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 20, recounts the Savior’s birth through scripture interwoven with carols and anthems. The Service is at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. The month culminates on December 24 with two Christmas Eve services – Children at the Manger at 6:00 p.m., and the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 11:30 p.m.. Call the First United Methodist Church of Dallas at 214-220-2727 for information on all of these programs.


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