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21 of 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!

Now that the State Fair of Texas season is over for the year, 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 ICE!

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 31 things to do this Winter, with a Visit with Santa!


Are you wondering where to go to see Christmas Lights?

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!

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Are you planning to Park and Walk?

Should you decide to walk the neighborhood, please park on a street at 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 in 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

Conside 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 December 1st. Pricing starts at $185.

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Where are the Christmas Lights Show near by?

Lights on the Farm at the Heritage Farmstead Museum

Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening November 25 to December 30.

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 Heritage Farmstead Museum is excited to bring back Lights on the Farm! This family friendly, all-outdoor event features a quarter-mile trail through the historic farm site showcasing over 1 million lights and animated displays.

Guests can enjoy photo ops, hot chocolate, a visit with Santa, s’mores and so much more.


The Christmas Lights at Vitruvian Lights (Addison)

Dates: November 26 – January 1.     

Where: 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001.

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

The most dazzling and spectacular time of the year is here! Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights; November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023.

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

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

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Radiance! featuring Frozen (Frisco)

When: November 18 – December 31 starting at 5 pm every night

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

Cost: from $34.99. There are various types of tickets.

Texas’ LARGEST Ice & Light Spectacular, Radiance! is back for its THIRD MAGICAL YEAR at Riders Ballpark.

Gather the family, grab a hot chocolate, and stroll through a holiday wonderland of 3 million dazzling, dancing lights and one-of-a-kind holiday social media moments – this holiday lights display is truly amazing!

Then experience Frozen in Frisco—An outdoor Winter Carnival full of thrills, fun, and magical memory-making moments unlike anything in North Texas!

This year at Radiance! & Frozen in Frisco it’s time to BUNDLE UP! Customize your experience by selecting from one of our THREE ticket packages that are best for your budget.

Soar down 2- story, 8- lane Ice Tubing Hill, ice skate under the stars, build your own snowman and throw snowballs made from REAL snow, spin out on Holiday Bumper Cars, meet Santa Claus, and much more!

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Photo Credit: Radiance! Frisco

The Colony Christmas Spectacular 

Dates: December 3 – January 1

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 at is choreographed to music. Tune your radio to 99.9FM to enjoy the music.


Christmas In the Square (Frisco)

Dates: November 18 – January 3

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 18th 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.

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. 


Lights on the Lake – Little Elm

Dates: November 25 – December 27 Thursdays – Sundays from 6-10 pm

Please note that they will be open every day during the week of Christmas and two days following Christmas (December 19-27).

Where: The Lakefront at Little Elm

Cost: Adults $26, Children $16 (3-12)

Along with an incredible light show, Lights on The Lake will offer pictures with Santa, a hot air balloon glow, a Ferris wheel, a carousel, and an ice skating rink. The 24 nights of lights event will also have food trucks, vendors, and many Instagrammable spots perfect for your holiday pictures.

This event will feature entertainment such as live music and dance performances. In addition, each weekend will include themes such as Frozen featuring Anna and Elsa, Santa and his reindeer, The Grinch, and The Elf on the Shelf.


Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights (Grand Prairie)

Dates: November 24 – 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 2022 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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Enchant Christmas – The Great Search

When: November 25 to January 1
Where: Fair Park, TX

Cost: Adults $34, Kids $20 (3-17).

Escape to the world’s largest illuminated winter wonderland. A world of Christmas wonder awaits!

Let Enchant light up your holiday season. Bring your friends and family for a magical evening with over 4 million sparkling lights, our story themed walk-thru light maze, Ice Skating, and so much more!

They’ll also have a beautiful outdoor ice-skating rink, Santa Village (get ready to meet him!) and a Christmas Shopping Village.

For little ones, there’s an exclusive play area to enjoy.


Where can you go for Photos with Santa?


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 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 visitors area.

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


12 Days of Christmas (Dallas Arboretum)

Dates: November 10th- December 31st.

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

Pricing – $11 – $35

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 our 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 the 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.

This new seasonal exhibit, open each day, and every Monday–Wednesday evening, beginning November 10, prominently features the three world holidays celebrated during the run of the festival: Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. 


Dallas Zoo Lights 

Dates: November 17- Jan 1, 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 – $14 – $17 adults, $10 – $13 youth. Non members – $18 – $21 adults, $14 – $17 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 – tba for 2022

Dates: November and December 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 Gazebo.

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 24 – January 1

Friday & Saturday: 6pm-10pm / Sunday – Thursday 6pm-9pm 

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 24 – December 31 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.


Houses With Awesome Light Displays

Christmas Lights in 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!


1101 Stone Trail Drive, Plano

2701 Dublin Park Dr, Plano, TX 75094


Christmas Lights in Frisco, TX

Burkman Holiday Home: 3809 Hazelhurst Dr, Frisco TX, 75036

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


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


Do you have a favorite spot for seeing Christmas lights?

Share it with us in the comments below!

Ben C

Friday 12th of November 2021

Actually you didn’t, sorry, but here is another link you can use above…

https://youtu.be/rvaTe88daNE

Ben C

Friday 12th of November 2021

You forgot The Colony Christmas Spectacular…

https://youtu.be/30hLjOWRSig

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!

You don't want anyone missing this!

Be sure to tell your friends and family about this.