‘Tis the season to go see the Holiday Lights!
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 Christmas lights near me. Or, take pictures with Santa near me!
We also like to check off items on our Winter Bucket List!
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)
Dates: November 29th – January 1st
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 Friday, November 29, the lights will be turned on during a spectacular lighting ceremony as they flip 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, 2020.
Enjoy additional performances during the free Magical Nights of Lights celebrations:
Friday, November 29 6pm – 10pm – Jordan Khan Orchestra
Saturday, December 7 – 6pm – 10pm – Phat Strad
Saturday, December 14 – 6pm – 10pm Sonny’s Holiday
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 at Vitruvian Park and additional event parking locations for $10.
Dates: December 1 – 30.
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.
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! 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 our 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.
Carriage rides are available pre-booked with DFW Carriages.
Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth)
The Texas Motor Speedway Christmas Lights spectacle is something to behold and a must-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!
Christmas In the Square (Frisco)
Dates: November 29th – January 6
6-10 pm daily
A Free event for 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. It’s the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas, running nightly from 6-10pm.
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.
Enjoy Ice Skating on their Outdoor rink through January 6, 2019.
Other attractions include: Parachuting Santa, Trackless train, Visit with Santa, Santa Houses, Christmas Tree Maze and Tree Lot and Ice Skating Show.
Prairie Lights (Grand Prairie)
Dates: Thanksgiving Night – New Year’s Eve
OPEN EVERY NIGHT 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
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. Check Current Park Status.
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”.
Hundreds of ALL-NEW displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch over the roads.
Half way through the drive get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village where you will find food, gifts, Santa, a brand-new indoor Holiday Show, and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest. Once back in your vehicle, the second half of the drive ends with the very animated light tunnel – the perfect finale to a night you will never forget!Check their website for hours and admission.
Santa will be at Holiday Village every night through Dec. 23 listening to holiday wishes and taking pictures with the kids for an additional fee. On Dec. 24 Santa must return to the North Pole to pick up all the presents and deliver them to homes all around the world.
Prairie Lights is the premier holiday light park in Texas located at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas.
12 Days of Christmas (Dallas Arboretum)
Dates: November 9th- December 31st
From 6-9 pm. Wednesday nights and some Mondays/Tuesdays (check with the venue)
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.
Dates: November 16th- Jan 1st
From 5-9 pm each night
If you plan to go to the zoo this winter, why not go at night?
This is the second year 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!
Photo Ops with the Texas Star, Sleigh, Santa, Heart of Christmas and The Elves’ Workshop, Rudolph’s Sugar Shack and the Dallas Zoo Lights Adventure Quest. Much, much more!
Tickets to the zoo lights are free with a zoo admission.
Houses With Awesome Light Displays
Westridge Lights Display, Plano
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!
Map of Local Holiday Lights
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Do you have a favorite spot for seeing Christmas lights?
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