Looking for something merry and bright to do with the family while you countdown to Christmas day? Round everyone up into the car, grab some hot cocoa, tune into your favorite Christmas music station, and head out and enjoy some of these top DFW area light displays.
Twelve acres of more than 550 illuminated trees wrapped in 1.5 million sparkling LED lights. This FREE light display is viewable nightly from 5:00 pm to midnight through January 1st. 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison. @VitruvianPark
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas. Enjoy more than a million twinkling lights, toasty campfires, delicious hot cocoa, a huge tree, Santa Land, and Santa Claus. Through December 31st. 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington (near I-30 and Highway 360). TICKETS. @SixFlagsOverTX
The world’s largest light maze, ice-skating trail, holiday market with more than 60 vendors, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live entertainment, and food and drink. Open Sunday to Thursday 4:00 – 10:00 pm and Friday & Saturday 4:00 – 11:00 pm through December 30th at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. TICKETS (free for kids 3 and younger). @EnchantXmas
This Arlington neighborhood has gained legendary status as one of the largest holiday light displays in North Texas with more than 200 homeowners usually participating. Directions: From Interstate 30E, take the Fielder Road exit and go south to Randol Mill Road. Turn right on Randol Mill and follow it to Westwood Drive. From Interstate 30W, take the Eastchase Parkway Exit, turn east on Meadowbrook Boulevard to Randol Mill Road, then right on Randol Mill Road to Westwood Drive.
The lights have been a tradition for more than 40 years. NOTE: The route has official hours and police direct traffic on some dates near Christmas. (There tend to be lots of traffic near the holiday.)
A FREE and family-friendly activity at Daystar Television Network’s international headquarters in Bedford. With over 500,000 pure white LED lights to light up the night, and festive Christmas music playing in the background, this is one display you won’t want to miss! 6:00 pm – 2:00 am through January 3rd. @Daystar
More than a million bulbs will lighten (and liven) up a path through the Zoo’s North section. Enjoy the zoo lights on select nights through January 1st. You also can go to the zoo during the day and stay without paying extra for the nighttime fun. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. TICKETS (FREE for kids 2 and younger). @DallasZoo
A wonderful neighborhood to view holiday lights in the fabulous Oak Cliff neighborhood. Directions: From downtown Dallas, go west on I-30. Take the Sylvan exit and turn left (south) on Sylvan. Travel about a half a mile on Sylvan to Colorado, then go right (west) on Colorado. Travel another half mile on Colorado to the intersection of Colorado and Lausanne. Look for a big traffic triangle at that intersection with five large trees.
This quiet and charming neighborhood near Red Bird turns up the volume during the holidays with its light displays. Take the West Camp Wisdom exit off 67 South and you’ll be in the thick of the twinkling when you hit South Hampton Road. It’s close enough to the downtown Dallas to be a convenient tiptoe off the beaten path.
The Modern will be illuminated with a spectacular array of festive lights this holiday season. Enjoy nightly viewing opportunities with extended museum hours for a “must-see” holiday experience (7:00 pm on Tuesdays and 8:00 pm on Fridays). Lights will be illuminated, nightly, from 5:00 pm to midnight through thru Feb 03rd. 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth 76107. @themodernfw
Texas Motor Speedway turns into a winter wonderland for its annual drive-through attraction, which stretches two miles and features nearly three million LED lights! Nightly from 6:00 – 10:00 pm through December 30th. 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth. $30 per car or truck, $50-$60 for larger vehicles. @TMSGiftofLights
Drive through this FREE display of more than 175,000 lights as they blink along to holiday music you can tune into at 107.3 FM on your radio. If you choose to brave the elements and walk through the display, you’ll hear the music on speakers throughout the square. Nightly from 6:00 – 10:00 pm through December 31st at Frisco Square, Main Street, and Coleman Boulevard, Frisco. @FriscoSquare
The Burkmans have been decorating their home inside and out for over 20 years. And every year they get bigger and better! Check out their holiday light display out at 3809 Hazelhurst Dr, Frisco, TX 75034 @burkmanholidayhome
More than 100,000 lights programmed to holiday music will be available via radio and on display nightly from 5:00 – 10:00 pm through New Year’s Eve at Garland’s downtown square (on Fifth and Sixth streets between State and Main Streets). Whether you’re walking or driving through, this event will bring out your holiday spirit! Viewing of the lights is FREE. @VisitGarlandTX
Four million lights twinkle along a two-mile path throughout this drive-through holiday attraction. Visitors can hop out at Holiday Village to view the updated Holiday Magic Walk-Through Forest and the new Indoor Holiday Show — both of which are included in general admission. Holiday Village also includes photos with Santa, a carousel, carnival rides, concessions, a gift shop, and other vendors. $35-$45 per car.
Through December 30th at Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie.
6:00 – 9:00 pm, Sunday – Thursday (non-holidays*, non-prime days**)
6:00 – 10:00 pm, Saturday, holidays* & prime days
6:00 – 10:00 pm, Holidays* & Prime Days**
*Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day | **Prime Days: December 10-13 & 17-20
Walk through Gaylord Texan and experience the magic of Christmas. Lone Star Christmas will feature more than 1.5 million lights on display, a 52-foot rotating tree, and lavish decorations. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. @GaylordTexan
Enjoy this exciting synchronized light and sound display in the Grapevine Town Square Gazebo, 325 Main St., Grapevine. Nightly from 6:00 – 11:00 pm through January 6th. @gograpevine
Expect the houses in Highland Park to be glittering for the holidays with classic light decorations. The community is approximately 20 blocks long (bordered by the Tollway on the West, Preston on the East, Mockingbird on the North and Armstrong on the South)! Start your FREE self-guided light tour at Armstrong and Preston and use your GPS. They know how to decorate and have proven they are one of the most prestigious areas around! Through December 30th. Brazos Carriages offer rides through the elaborately decorated neighborhoods for a fee.
The Shops at Highland Village: Let it Glow Holiday Light Show
Enjoy this magical display that lights up Central Park nightly on the hour from 6:00 – 9:00 pm through January 1st. The light show includes a 60-foot Christmas tree and over 245,300 efficient LED lights synchronized to festive holiday music. 1701 Shoal Creek, Highland Village, 75077. @TheShopsHV
Free and open to the public from dusk to 10:00 pm through December 25th (weather permitting), the Centennial Park Holiday Lights display affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District (at 444 W. Second St.)
Over 200 trees are covered in thousands of strands of lights and each strand has between 150-300 lights. Even the park’s walls, fences, and bridge are covered in lights. Walkways are lighted on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. No bike riding is allowed through the display. @thecityofirving
1860 Cindy Lane
1320 Summertime Tr.
*1308 Colony Court
*1428 Creekview Dr.
*209 Ridge Haven
*1157 Tanner Dr.
*1555 Glenhill Lane
*Timberbrook Neighborhood (Just southeast of Bellaire and Edmonds)
*Homes that have had displays in the past, but have not been verified recently.
Plano’s most popular FREE self-guided Christmas light display featuring merry penguins, glittering gift boxes and plenty of Santas. 6:00 – 11:30 pm through December 30th (closed Christmas Day). The neighborhood covers a large area north of Legacy Drive between Preston and Coit roads and draws A LOT OF TRAFFIC so follow these tip
Driving: Enter from Legacy Drive on Colonnade Drive or Archgate Drive, noting one-way and restricted-turn signs along Old Pond Drive and Hallmark Drive. RED and BLUE routes are suggested main thoroughfares; be sure to visit side streets and cul-de-sacs along these routes. Use Quincy Lane or Legacy Drive to connect both routes. Watch all signs and drive carefully.
Walking: Park north of the Clubhouse on a less busy street.
There’s a map of the recommended driving route on the homeowners’ association website.
Presented from 5:30 – 10:30 pm Sunday – Thursday and 5:30 – 10:50 pm Friday and Saturday through January 5th. This FREE light show is set to music playing on 99.9 FM. Central Fire Station, 4900 Blair Oaks Drive. @VisitTheColony
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MOMMY UPGRADE!
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