The Best Places in Dallas to See Beautiful Christmas Lights

The Best Places in Dallas to See Beautiful Christmas Lights

‘Tis the season to go see the Holiday Lights near by!

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So, where are the Christmas and Holiday Lights near me, you may be asking yourself?

We’ve put together a list of 31 Really Fun things to do this Winter around Dallas and we can also help you find Where can you see Santa and get your pictures!

Are you feeling ready for all of the hustle and bustle?

Inflatables at Yuletide Bright

Don’t forget to include a visit to the Gaylord Texan this Christmas to see their new signature exhibits – I Love Christmas and Yuletide Bright!

One of our most favorite family traditions is to dress the kids in pjs, make some hot cocoa for everyone, and drive around town looking at fabulous Christmas lights near me. Or, take pictures with Santa near me!

We also like to check off items on our Winter Bucket List with a Visit with Santa!

Are you wondering where to go to see Christmas Lights?

There are so many great places. We’ve got you covered, check out these places to see beautiful Christmas lights around Dallas.

Christmas Lights in Deerfield (Plano)

Video Credit: Texan Media

Dates: December 1 – 30 from 7pm – 10pm on Weekdays, 7pm – 11pm Weekends.

Where: Northwest Plano between Preston Road and Coit Road.

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.

There are MANY entrances to the Deerfield neighborhood.  The entrances off Legacy have the longest lines.  They suggest starting near the back of the neighborhood off Quincy. 

Our 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.

Deerfield is located in Northwest Plano between Preston Rd. and Coit Rd. Enter from Legacy on Colonnade or Archgate. Watch all signs, drive carefully and enjoy the holiday lights!

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Should you decide to walk the neighborhood, please park on a street at the far north part of Deerfield, close to Quincy Rd. and not on one of their busy streets as causes traffic problems.

**Please do not get out of your car to take pictures as it causes problems with traffic as well.

There is also a big Christmas tree at the Clubhouse, for great picture opps!

Carriage rides are available pre-booked with DFW Carriages starting December 1st. Pricing starts at $165.

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Vitruvian Lights (Addison)

Holiday Lights

Dates: November 27th – January 1st       

Where: 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001

Come enjoy a Magical Night of Lights 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 November 27th,  the lights will be turned on during a spectacular lighting ceremony as they flip the switch at 5 p.m.

Once the switch is flipped, the lights remain on every evening from 5pm – 11pm through January 1, 2021.

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.

Parking is available onsite at Vitruvian Park; Bella Lane, Park Road, and Ponte Avenue Parking Lots.


Radiance (Frisco)

When: November 11 – January 3rd

Where: Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034

Cost: General admission tickets are $30 per vehicle. A VIP admission ticket for $50 per vehicle includes hot chocolate for each guest in the car, special Magic Light Glasses for each child, and a dedicated VIP lane, which reduces guests wait time on busier days. Strict health and safety protocols will be in place. 

A Drive-Thru experience, new to Frisco this year for Cars, Minivans, SUV’s and Trucks with 8 or fewer passengers.

It’s more than a mile long and we recommend you allow 20 to 30 minutes to drive through the entire experience.

A special Radiance! radio station frequency will be provided for guests to enjoy iconic holiday tunes as you navigate through 160 feet of animated RGB light tunnels.

Food and beverages and special items, including hot chocolate, cookies, unique holiday treats, LED balloons, glow stick cotton candy and more, will be available for purchase from the comfort of the car.

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Photo Credit: Radiance! Frisco

The Colony Christmas Spectacular 

Dates: December 5, 2020 – January 4, 2021 5:30pm until 10:30 p.m.

Where: Central Fire Station (4900 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, TX 75056) 

Cost: FREE. 

The Colony Christmas Spectacular light show at is choreographed to music. Tune your radio to 99.9FM to enjoy the music.


Christmas In the Square (Frisco)

Dates: November 27th – January 4, 2021, 6pm -10 pm daily    

Where: Located at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Main Street (FM 720), Frisco, TX

A Free event for families, friends and holiday guests from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show. Visitors may tune in to 107.3FM on the radio in your vehicle, or listen to the music piped through speakers as you take a walk through the Square.

The light and music extravaganza is choreographed by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax, LLC).

Christmas in the Square

With over 180,000 lights, 200 dancing snowflakes, 10 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords, Christmas in the Square is unlike anything you have ever seen.

It’s the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas.

Free to the Public. Tune in to 107.3FM on the radio or listen to the music outside through speakers if you walk through the lights.


Christmas Lights Dallas

Magic of Lights (Little Elm)

Dates: November 20, 2020 – January 2, 2021 from 6-10 p.m. nightly

Where: 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068, USA

Cost: $23 per standard vehicle

Following the sparkling path of 1.14 miles from The Lakefront at Little Elm, overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring your favorite holiday themes and characters to life!

Santa will also be on site waving at people driving through the Magic of Lights


Friday, November 20, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 30-minute break
Friday, November 27, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 30-minute break
Friday, December 4, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 30-minute break
Saturday, December 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Friday, December 11, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 30-minute break
Friday, December 18, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 30-minute break


Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights (Grand Prairie)

Dates: Thanksgiving Night – New Year’s Eve

OPEN EVERY NIGHT 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Where: Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Cost: Per Vehicle, up to 8. $30 per car. Fast Pass tickets are available at reserved time slots for $99 per car.

Due to the high volume of cars on weekends and holidays, please allow additional time to get through the park.

Long wait times anticipated 12/13 – 12/25.

Be prepared and arrive early. You can also check current Park Status.

Prairie Lights

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”.

This is a drive-thru only event – you must remain in your car.

Allow around 45 minutes to drive straight through with light traffic.

Hundreds of ALL-NEW displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch over the roads.

The second half of the drive ends with the very animated light tunnel – the perfect finale to a night you will never forget!


Where can you go for Photos with Santa?


Highland Park

Touring the beautiful lights and homes of Highland Park has been a tradition of the holiday season for many years.  

It is free to drive through – be mindful these are Neighborhoods where locals live, so please be considerate.

Carriage Rides are available for a fee. Book early if this interests you!

12 Days of Christmas (Dallas Arboretum)

Dates: November 7th- December 31st. Open for Daily Admission and Night Admission from 6-9 pm. Wednesday nights and some Mondays/Tuesdays (check with the venue).

Pricing starts at $10 for Children. Members get in free during the day but need tickets for the Night Admission.

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

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 20th- Jan 3rd, from 6.30pm -9.30pm each night

Cost: Timed entry tickets must be pre-purchased, starting at $50 per car for members, $65 per car for non-members.

The Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland of lights and this year it is a Drive-Thru Experience! Allow 30-45 minutes for the experience but patience will be needed for peak hours on high traffic nights.

Food and drink treats are available in combo bundles which can be pre-ordered and delivered to your car upon arrival. Limited food items and drinks may be available during a stop mid-way through the route.

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


Historic Grapevine Christmas Spectacular & City Hall Light Show

Dates: November 23, 2020 – January 4, 2021, 6pm-11pm.

Location: South Main Street, Grapevine, TX

Cost: Free. Great for all ages.

Parking: Various lots along the main street, with some on-street parking available too.

Come see hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights and decorations up and down Main Street, daily performances with the animated snowman, “The Chilly Dawgs”, and hang out with the Whos in Whoville at the Town Square Gazeebo.

After sunset, the magic really comes to life with a 40-foot animated Singing Christmas Tree, a massive City Hall Light Show Spectacular, and don’t forget, there is always a 100% chance of snow flurries in the Christmas Capitol of Texas!


Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth)

When: November 26 – January 2, 2021, Friday & Saturday: 6pm-10pm / Sunday – Thursday 6pm-9pm

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Cost: Tickets start at $30 per car.

The Texas Motor Speedway Christmas Lights spectacle is something to behold and a must-experience. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for the experience.

Welcome to the only Texas-sized Drive Thru light park at the largest speedway in Texas

There is always something new for everyone in the family to enjoy and Food Trucks are available – you can order from your Car.


Houses With Awesome Light Displays

Plano

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!

Tour the Local Holiday Lights at Homes in Plano

Please check before you go to ensure these homes are participating in their Lights display this year.

Take our Christmas Lights Tour

1101 Stone Trail Drive, Plano

2701 Dublin Park Dr, Plano, TX 75094

Holiday Lights in Allen, TX

1227 Concho Drive, Allen

1520 Harvest Run Drive, Allen

1106 Country Lane, Allen

1522 Rustic Trail, Allen

Holiday Lights in Richardson, TX

Santas Village Richardson


Do you have a favorite spot for seeing Christmas lights?

Share it with us in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “The Best Places in Dallas to See Beautiful Christmas Lights”

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    There’s a tour company called DallasbyChocolate.com 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.

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