Christmas Lights

The Best Places in Dallas to See Beautiful Christmas Lights

‘Tis the season for all things holidays! We’ve shared our Plano Moms Holiday Guide and 6 Easy Ways to Prepare Your House for the Holidays. Are you feeling ready for all of the hustle and bustle? One of my most favorite family traditions is to dress the kids in pjs, make some hot cocoa for everyone, and drive around town looking at fabulous lights around town. Are you wondering where to go? There are so many great places. We’ve got you covered, check out these places to see beautiful Christmas lights around Dallas.

Vitruvian Lights (Addison)

Holiday Lights

Dates: November 24th- January 1st       3966 Vitruvian Way   Addison, 75001

Come enjoy a Flip the Switch Light ceremony!

Vitruvian Park is transformed into a dazzling and magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights, when over 1.5 million sparkling LED lights are wrapped around more than 550 trees. On Friday, November 24, 2017, the lights will be turned on during a spectacular lighting ceremony as Town of Addison Mayor Joe Chow flips the switch at 6 p.m.  Guests can enjoy live music by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, FREE photos with Santa, an elf balloon artist, gourmet food trucks, delicious desserts and retail booths for gift browsing. Once the switch is flipped, the lights remain on every evening through January 1, 2018.

Enjoy additional performances during the free Magical Nights of Lights celebrations:

Saturday, December 2 – Phat Strad (Electric String Quartet)

Saturday, December 9 –The Chris Rivers Band


Saturday, Dec. 2 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6 – 10 p.m.

These outdoor evening events are FREE and open to the public.

Mingle with family and friends, take a photo with Santa, dance and sing along to your favorite holiday songs and browse through the shopping village for gifts. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks on the event nights listed above. FREE parking is available at Vitruvian Park and additional event parking locations.

Deerfield (Plano)

Dates: December 1- 30th from 7:30-10:30 pm 

This has to be one of the very best around and right here in Plano. The neighborhood goes all out with lights, carriage rides, and carolers. My suggestion is to go early in the night and season unless you like to sit in super long lines and major traffic. People will come from all over the metroplex to see the displays at Deerfield.

This is free and open to the public but donations are always accepted to Children’s Medical Center.

Christmas In the Square (Frisco)

Dates: November 24th- December 31st from 6-10 pm daily    FREE to the public!

Families, friends and holiday guests from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show. Visitors may tune in to a local radio station in their vehicles, or listen to the music piped through speakers as they take a walk through the Square. The light and music extravaganza is choreographed by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax, LLC). With over 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords, Christmas in the Square is unlike anything you have ever seen. Enjoy the festivities in a horse-drawn carriage ride Friday – Sundays during the event! Rides are $6 pp

Experience ‘snow flurries’ every 15 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Christmas in the Square. The same snow machines used by Disney, create a “Winter Wonderland” on the sidewalks of the Square.

Prairie Lights (Grand Prairie)

Prairie Lights takes you on a two-mile drive featuring 4,000,000 lights with all-new custom displays with themes like “Pirate Christmas”, “Santa’s Mailroom”, and “Winter Woods”. Mid-way through the drive, stop at Holiday Village for concessions, carousel rides, gift shop, photos with Santa and brand-new attractions. Check their website for hours and admission.

12 Days of Christmas (Dallas Arboretum)

Dates: November 4th- January 7th  from  6-9 pm

Celebrate the holidays like never before with this centerpiece exhibit featuring an elaborate collection of 25-foot Victorian style gazebos filled with the charming costumed characters, whimsical animals, and music made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. Each gazebo will be encased in glass and extravagantly decorated on all sides to provide a dramatic, three-dimensional experience, and will feature mechanical parts and festive music that will assist in bringing the characters to an even more life-like state.

Ticket prices vary depending on if you are members so check their website for more info.

Dallas Zoo Lights 

Dates: November 17th- Jan 2nd. from 5-9 pm each night

If you plan to go to the zoo this winter, why not go at night? This is the first of a 3-year contract where the zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland of lights! Other features will include musical performances, a light show set to music, tasty winter treats, crafts/activities, fun photo ops, and carousel/train rides lit up in lights!

Tickets to the zoo lights are free with a zoo admission.

Houses With Awesome Light Displays


Westridge Lights Display, Plano

Westridge Dr. Christmas Lights

This is one of our favorites!! They start decorating in JULY!!!!!

Hours:  6:30 – 9:30pm Sun-Thursday, 6-10pm on Friday & Saturday. The lights will synchronize to music to make sure you tune your radio to 92.9 FM. This one is usually not very crowded and one you can go visit several times. It’s super cool!
2708 Westridge Drive, Plano

3601 Brookshire Drive, Plano

1101 Stone Trail Drive, Plano

2837-41 Biscayne Drive, Plano


1227 Concho Drive, Allen

1520 Harvest Run Drive, Allen

1106 Country Lane, Allen

1522 Rustic Trail, Allen

Do you have a favorite spot for seeing Christmas lights? Share it with us in the comments below!


Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic' em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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Ivan says November 25, 2017

Also 1005 Stonetrail dr. Plano 75023
Software controlled display simple and awesome!

Ray Castaneda says December 21, 2017

There’s a tour company called that will take you to lots of neighborhoods to view lights. They offer wine, chocolates and all kinds of holiday food samples as they visit various places in Dallas. Very fun! You can enjoy wine, listen to holiday music, munch on chocolates and enjoy Christmas lights without having to drive yourself.

    PlanoMoms says December 25, 2017

    That sounds like a lot of fun!

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