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28 Best Places for Drive Through Christmas Lights near me in Dallas

‘Tis the season to go see the Holiday Lights!’

So, where are the Holiday Lights Displays and Drive through Christmas lights near me 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!

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One of our favorite family traditions is to dress the kids in pajamas, make some hot cocoa for everyone, and drive around town looking at fabulous Christmas lights displays.

Or, take pictures with Santa near me!

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We also like to check off items on our Winter Bucket List with 31 things to do this Winter, with a Visit with Santa!

Don’t forget to include a visit to the Gaylord Texan this Christmas to see ICE!

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Are you wondering where to go to see the Drive through Christmas Lights near me?

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


Deerfield Christmas Lights in Deerfield (Plano)

Dates: December 1 – 30 from 7pm – 10pm on Weekdays, 7pm – 11pm on 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. Usually, around 75% of homes are decorated with lights and some have incredible animatronics too.

Top Tips to enjoy the Deerfield Christmas Lights in Plano

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.

The best times are 5.30-7pm or 9-10pm.

WE HIGHLY recommend visiting Deerfield on less busy nights during the week. Lines on the weekends can be hours long.  To prepare for the long lines, the next tip is especially important…

The Deerfield Neighborhood does not have public restrooms, so please plan accordingly before your visit as you will get caught in very long lines to see the lights. 

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


Where to enter the Deerfield Neighborhood

There are MANY entrances to the Deerfield neighborhood for Christmas Lights.  The entrances off Legacy have the longest lines.  We suggest starting near the back of the neighborhood off Quincy Lane (turn right down Bettye Haun Drive). 

Deerfield is located in Northwest Plano between Preston Rd. and Coit Rd. You can also enter from Legacy on Colonnade or Archgate.

Watch all signs, drive carefully and enjoy the holiday lights!

Rainy nights are not a good time to go, a lot of the lights aren’t on.

Trick or Treating neighborhoods

Are you planning to Park and Walk?

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

Be sure to park north of the clubhouse, choosing a street that isn’t congested with cars driving through. An easy place to park is Haun Elementary School then walk south down Bettye Haun Drive.

If you park on the North side of the neighborhood (accessible via Quincy Lane) and have small toddlers, we recommend using a stroller or wagon, you’ll get to see the full sequence of the small details of the display.

Many are on a timer and you may miss them if you drive by too fast.

Be sure to pack some Hot Cocoa to sip as you walk

Consider taking cash for donations. There are a number of homes that are making collections for local nonprofits so be prepared for that and give when you can!

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


Wanting to hitch a ride in a horse-drawn carriage?

For a magical, fun, and easy experience, Carriage rides are available pre-booked with DFW Carriages starting November 24th through December 31st. Pricing starts at $195.

Trick or Treating Decorated houses

Where are the Christmas Lights Shows near by?

Lights on the Farm at the Heritage Farmstead Museum

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from November 24 to December 30.

Saturdays 5 pm – 9 pm and Fridays and Sundays 6 pm – 8 pm.

Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Tickets for the event are on sale. Online, advance registration is encouraged. Online admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

Guests can also pay at the door (tickets subject to availability) where admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

The all-outdoor Lights on the Farm event will feature a quarter-mile trail through the property showcasing stunning holiday light creations and animated displays crafted by First Choice Lights.

Guests will also enjoy a 20-foot Christmas tree, refreshments such as hot cocoa, popcorn, mini donuts make-your-own s’mores, and a chance for the youngest guests to visit with Santa. There will also be plenty of matchless selfie photo opportunities throughout the farm property.


The Christmas Lights at Vitruvian Lights (Addison)

Dates: November 18 – January 1.

Times: 6 pm – 11 pm.     

The lights will be on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m., then nightly Sunday, Nov. 19 through Monday, Jan. 1, from 5 to 11 p.m.

Where: Vitruvian Park, 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001.

This event is free of charge.

Parking: Event parking is $15 (cash only) and is available onsite in lots on Bella Lane and Ponte Avenue, as well as at the Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex, 3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, Texas 75001. 

Come enjoy a Magical Night of Lights ceremony, as you head down to see these Dallas Drive-through Christmas Lights!

The most dazzling and spectacular time of the year is here! Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights.

Drive or walk through the park to enjoy the colorful LED lights on display each evening through the holiday season. Free entry.

The merriment continues with live music, gourmet food trucks, sweet treats, FREE photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, classic holiday characters, a live reindeer, an elf balloon artist, and more!

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Lights at Legacy

Enjoy a festive night with Santa and Mrs Claus as the Shops at Legacy East transforms into a winter wonderland filled with delicious treats and merry entertainment.

When: November 19, 4 pm – 7 pm

Where: The Shops at Legacy East

Cost: Free


The Light Park – Frisco

When: November 3 – January 1.

Mondays – Thursdays 5.30pm – 10pm

Fridays – Sundays 5.30pm – 11pm

Dec 18 – 25, 5.30pm – 11pm.

Where: Riders Field, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034

Cost: $25 – $49 per car

North pole? Nah. They have the best, most exciting drive-through light show right here at The Light Park. Eat, drink, and watch as they electrify the night with millions of Christmas lights and festive music.

Pet friendly.

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The Colony Christmas Spectacular

Dates: December 2, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Times: 5:30pm – 10:30pm Sunday – Thursday / 5:30pm – 10:50pm Friday – Saturday

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

Cost: FREE. 

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


Christmas In the Square (Frisco)

Dates: November 18 – January 8.

Open every night from 6pm – 10pm.

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

The Frisco Square Property Owners Association presents the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas. Christmas in the Square returns for its historic 19th anniversary with even more fun surprises this year!

Christmas in the Square draws over 75,000 visitors annually. Families, friends, and holiday guests from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show. The Holiday lights and music will run daily 6-10 PM. This show is free to the public.

For this drive through Christmas lights near me, visitors may tune in to 107.3 FM on the radio in their vehicles or listen to the music piped through speakers as they take a walk through the Square. 

Also, don’t miss Skate the Square from November 18 – January 8 and visits with Santa, a Light Tunnel, and Horse Carriages.


Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights (Grand Prairie)

Dates: November 23 – December 31

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

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

Cost: Admission includes drive-thru experience, Holiday Village Carnival Rides and the Magical Walk-Thru Forest.

Pricing is per Vehicle, up to 8 at $50 per car. Fast Pass tickets are available at reserved time slots for $149 per car. Prices for limos, commercial buses and shuttle vans vary.

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

Prairie Lights is the premier holiday light park in Texas located at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas. Upon arriving at the entrance of Prairie Lights, you will be dazzled with 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path. Hundreds of ALL-NEW displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch over the roads.

Prairie Lights will feature Holiday Village. At the halfway point, exit your vehicle to enjoy: carnival rides, concessions, photos with Santa, the magical walk-thru forest, and the return of holiday shopping! The second half of the drive ends with the new and improved light tunnel – the perfect finale to a night you will never forget!
*The end of the General Admission line will be marked on busier nights with a designated Prairie Lights vehicle.

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

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

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CityLine Lights – Richardson

CityLine LIGHTS features over half a million holiday lights illuminating The Plaza in a cheerful glow from Nov. 10 through Jan. 5. Overhead lights draped over the lawn and raindrop lights in the trees create a memorable backdrop for photos of happy holiday memories.

When: November 10 – January 5

Where: CityLine DFW, Richardson

Cost: Free


The Christmas Lights in 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 that these are Neighborhoods where locals live, so please be considerate.

You can even reserve a carriage ride to experience the lights in a more magical way. Homeowners and tenants around Highland Park go all out with home decorations every Christmas holiday.

We do recommend booking ahead for carriage rides in all cases, as availability is limited. This really is one of our favorite things to do.

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

Locations:

For Brazos Carriages, the Transwestern Building, 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas TX 75219. Park in the parking garage in the visitor’s area.

For Highland Park Carriages, you’ll pick them up at 4200 Oak Lawn Ave, Highland Park TX


12 Days of Christmas (Dallas Arboretum)

Dates: November 9th- January 5th.

Open for Daily Admission and Night Admission from 6-9 pm. Wednesday nights and some Mondays/Tuesdays (check with the venue).

Pricing – from $12

Members get in free during the day but need tickets for the Night Admission.

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

Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed for the magic of the season including the return of the beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas, and their Dazzling Musical Tree! 

Celebrate the holidays like never before with this centerpiece exhibit featuring an elaborate collection of 25-foot Victorian-style gazebos filled with charming costumed characters, whimsical animals, and music made famous by the beloved Christmas carol.

In the evenings, the garden comes to life for a beautiful nighttime experience aglow with over one million lights.


Dallas Zoo Lights 

Dates: November 17- Jan 2, from 5.30 pm – 10 pm each night

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant returns this year as a walk-thru event!

Advance purchase of timed entry tickets is required.

Members – $15 – $18 adults, $11 – $14 youth.

Non members – $19 – $22 adults, $15 – $18 youth.

  • More than a million lights across most of the Zoo
  • New larger-than-life animal lanterns
  • Elaborate holiday-themed displays in ZooNorth AND Wilds of Africa
  • Visits to Santa’s Workshop to see the jolly old elf himself
  • More than a dozen brand new lighted photo ops
  • Dazzling 3D lighted sculptures
  • Festive holiday treats, including drinks and snacks for adults and kids
  • Nightly musical performances on stage at The Grove
  • Programmed light show in the Amphitheater
  • Crafts and activities for all ages
  • Unique animal chats and experiences
  • After-hours rides on the carousel and mini-train

Historic Grapevine Christmas Spectacular & City Hall Light Show

Dates: November and December, 6 pm – 11 pm.

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.

Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas! It does not disappoint.

Come see hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights and decorations up and down Main Street.

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 23 – January 7

Friday & Saturday: 6 pm-10 pm

Sunday – Thursday 6 pm-9 pm 

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

Cost: Tickets start at $35 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.


Christmastime in Texas

Dates: Open daily November 23 – December 31

Times: 6 pm until 10 pm

Location: 5801 CR 904 Z, Joshua, TX 76058

Cost: They offer $5 off for Seniors, Military, and Veterans.

  • Car, Pickup Truck, SUV, Mini Van – $35.00 
  • Limos, Vans – $55 
  • Small Motor Homes – $55.00 
  • Truck Pulling a Trailer of People – $65.00 
  • Shuttle Buses – $85.00 

Head to Joshua, TX – just a short drive from Fort Worth, Burleson, and Cleburne.

Christmastime in Texas is a brand new holiday light experience. The lighted drive through park is located just a short drive from Fort Worth, Burleson and Cleburne Texas. The park is filled with 100s of displays spread out across a mile and a half road. There is also a large section of the park with lights timed to some of your favorite Christmas tunes.


Christmas Lights at Homes and Neighborhoods in Plano

Westridge Drive Lights Display

2100 – 2229 Westridge Drive, Plano, TX 75075

What we love is that when the previous lights display ended at the other end of Westridge Drive, many of the owners who live at the intersection of Custer and Westridge decided to collectively set up displays, which are perfect for a drive-through experience!

Hours:  6:30 – 9:30 pm Sun-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday.

This one is usually not very crowded and one you can go visit several times. It’s super cool!


Brookshire Drive Holiday Lights Extravaganza

Where: 3601 Brookshire Drive, Plano

Since 1998, the owners have been decorating their home with an estimated 30,000 lights and 20 flood lights with displays that have included the cast of the Wizard of Oz and Olaf from Frozen.

Christmas lights at Brookshire

Biscayne Drive at Independence

Where: 3 homes in the 2837 to 2841 address block, Biscayne Drive, Plano 75075

These neighbors collaborate each year to create holiday magic for the community. Since 2012, the homeowners have organized a canned food donation drive to benefit Minnie’s Food Pantry. 

The holiday lights show runs daily from approximately early December through mid-January.

Be sure to park a little further away, to ensure you don’t block the way of any traffic or visitors on foot.


Browne Family Light Show at Dublin Park Estates, Parker

Where: 2701 Dublin Park Dr, Plano, TX 75094

Located in Parker, TX, just east of Bob Woodruff Park in Plano, this is an Annual Tradition by the Browne Family who take great pride in the spectacular light show they create.

Imagine taking a month of every year to prepare to build it and synchronize the whole thing to music too?! He has over 70,000 light pixels and 40 light props.

Head there from sundown until 9 pm Sunday – Thursday starting November 25 until January 5th, Fridays and Saturdays until 11 pm.

Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots, as they are a designated drop-off point.


Whitney Court Plano

Where: 905 Whitney Ct, Plano, TX 75023

The month of December, Dusk – 1 am nightly.

This homeowner themes his display around ducks and dogs, aircraft and vehicles, combining his own and his daughter’s obsession.

LED lights and inflatables create a colorful, kid-appealing display. Check out the duck which is nearly the same size as the house.

Watch out for the wind. The inflatables are switched off in high winds.


Other local Decorated Neighborhoods nearby

WhereL 2905 Ports O’Call Court, Plano TX

Over two front yards, you’ll see over 200 inflatables! Woah!

At 2905, the Tallos family set up 121 inflatables, in their yard alone.

If you head over there on December 16, 2024, look out for a special sighting of Santa for pictures between 6 and 9 pm.


Burkman Holiday Home

Where: 3809 Hazelhurst Dr, Frisco TX, 75036

Grand opening December 2nd. Be sure to park and walk for this one!

Walnut Street, Frisco

Where: 6942 Walnut Street, Frisco. Close to Downtown Frisco

Walk through a glittering tunnel of lights and into the front yard, where you’ll see a traditional Nativity scene and more Christmas lights.


Tucker Hill Neighborhood, McKinney, TX

Where: 2100 State Blvd, McKinney, TX

A gem of a neighborhood that is decorated as a sophisticated Winter Wonderland, including North Pole signage, large candy canes and lollipops, and a very tall Christmas tree.


Holiday & Christmas 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


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Do you have a favorite spot for seeing Christmas lights?

Share it with us in the comments below!


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Gregory T

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

Come see ours at 2905 Ports of Call Ct!

Amber

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

The addresses for Biscayne are 2841-2845!!! <3

Ray Castaneda

Thursday 21st of December 2017

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.

Jeanine Stevens

Friday 11th of November 2022

@Ray Castaneda, We are doing our tours again this year! November 26-December 30, with chocolate, taco, pizza and other tours in Dallas, Frisco/Addison and The Dallas Arboretum! Still many tickets left at www.dallasbychocolate.com

Jeanine Stevens

Monday 1st of November 2021

@Ray Castaneda,

Thank you, Ray! Our tours can be found at www.dallasbychocolate.com We offer Chocolate/Wine/Lights Tours, Taco/Margarita/Lights Tours, Family Friendly Lights Tours, Socially Distanced Tours (drive in your car to lights displays and we bring yummy treats to you), private tours and more!

PlanoMoms

Monday 25th of December 2017

That sounds like a lot of fun!

Ivan

Saturday 25th of November 2017

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