Top 10 Reasons Why Dallas is SO Worth It!


Traveling to Dallas is easy to do! Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has service to a total of 202 destinations, including 55 international and 147 domestic destinations within the U.S. It is the largest hub for American Airlines, which is headquartered near the airport. Travelers may choose to fly into Dallas Love Field (DAL). Southwest Airlines operates more than 3,600 flights a day, serving 94 destinations across the United States and six additional countries. Both airports are located within 20 miles of the Dallas Market Center.


The DART Light Rail system is a convenient and economical way to travel between DFW Airport and the Dallas Market Center. The rail runs seven days a week from 4:30am-12:30am. The Market Center Station is connected to the DMC campus via a pedestrian bridge. Dallas is also serviced by the Uber app. The Uber app connects you with a reliable ride – from low cost to premium – in minutes. Payment is automatic through the app and fares are usually cheaper than a taxi!


Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City, and the cuisine is international in flavor. Local world-class chefs are ready to pamper everyone’s taste buds from the moment happy hour begins until the final reaches of dinner service. Head to Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek for some of the best French-Continental fare you’ll ever taste. From local favorite Tex-Mex, to Barbecue, Seafood, Italian, Japanese…whatever delights your palate, you can find it in Dallas, Texas.


With a campus comprised of four easy to navigate buildings, the Dallas Market Center is home to Christmas HQ and more than 2,000 customized showroom exhibits, more than 25,000 lines of gift product, decorative accessories, home furnishings, lighting, garden accessories, gourmet food, holiday and floral items. The International Trade Plaza (The Plaza) is home to Direct Exports 25,000sqft showroom. The Plaza is the only U.S. marketplace dedicated to the permanent floral and holiday décor industries. Dallas Holiday & Home Expo® is hosted here twice a year.


Dallas is one of the premier sports towns in the US represented by teams from all major sports. The Dallas Market Center sits only 5 minutes away from the American Airlines Center which is the home for the Dallas Stars (NHL) and the Dallas Mavericks (NBA). Arlington is home to AT&T Stadium which is where the Dallas Cowboys (NFL) play and also Globe Life Park which is home for the Texas Rangers (MLB). North of the metroplex is Toyota Stadium that plays host to all FC Dallas (MLS) home games.


Just minutes from the Dallas Market Center, spanning 5 floors, standing 14 stories high, covering 180,000sqft, the recently completed Perot Muesum of Science and History makes for a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Visitors to Dallas may also enjoy a Free trip to the Dallas Museum of Art, take a tour through the Sixth Floor Museum in downtown Dallas at Dealy Plaza, visit the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum or enjoy the Symphony at the Morton Myerson Symphony Center.


Do you have a passion for shopping? Dallas has you covered! In the heart of downtown, visitors can take a stroll through the West End Historic District for shopping, food and fun. Just 15 minutes north of the Market Center, Northpark Center Mall offers an upscale shopping experience in a stunning venue adorned throughout with fine art, while the Galleria Dallas is a premier shopping location. The Galleria is also home to the country’s tallest indoor Christmas tree!


Dallas has entertainment to suit all tastes! Ride the M-Line Vintage Trolley for free through the vibrant Uptown Neighborhood, or visit Historic Deep Ellum, an area filled with Art and Music. Go up to the ball in Reunion Tower for a 360⁰ view of the entire city. On any night in Dallas visitors can find the biggest live music acts at the American Airlines Center, while the best stage shows go on at the Winspear Opera House. With hundreds of live show venues, Dallas is ready to entertain!


Take a trip to “Cowtown” to visit the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District. While there, stop by the world’s most iconic country music venue, Billy Bob’s Texas. While they host the biggest acts in Country music, Billy Bob’s also has live bull riding every Friday and Saturday night. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is the oldest continually running livestock show and rodeo with dates that run through January. Find authentic Texas attire at Pink’s Western Wear, just minutes north of the Market Center, they have a shuttle service to boot!


That’s right! The most important reason to come to Dallas for your Christmas needs, Dallas Market Center is the exclusive home of Direct Export Company! DE will turn its 25,000sqft into the most beautifully decorated holiday showroom you will find anywhere. Our continuing mission is to be the source for inspiration for the DE family of customers. The creative vision is directed by Design Team Manager Bob Hampton and carried out by Creative Director Helen Jenkins, along with help from many of the most creative designers in the industry, Marc Bass, Leroy Miller, Darla Pawcik, Chris Collum and more! Our product development team has created a complete custom line to incorporate into 15 new looks for the upcoming Christmas season. These new looks will be displayed in over 60 decorated trees! Make sure to tour the Shining Wonders Holiday Forest to view our extensive selection of holiday greenery. Our experienced staff is ready to help you put together the right looks to match your needs for the upcoming season. And that is why Dallas and Direct Export are SO Worth It!