There’s something about sparkly lights that bring out the kid in all of us. Good thing there are numerous places all over the metroplex for everyone to bring out their family and their inner kid to say “ooh” and “ahh” as the lights dance around!
November 26th – December 31st | Buy Tickets
Prairie Lights at Joe Pool Lake is always a top spot to check out for lights during the holiday season. You’ll drive through 4 million lights in the 2 mile stretch and halfway through get a chance to stop for more Christmas fun at the Holiday Village where there’s food, gifts, Santa, an indoor laser show, and the Holiday magic Walk-Through Forest. Once back in your car, the second half of the drive ends in their famous animated light tunnel that is a perfect way to give your Instagram feed some holiday cheer. Admission starts at $25 per car, so fill yours with all of your friends and family and head out to Lynn Creek Park starting at 6 pm every night.
Highland Park Village
Starting December 8th | More Info
If you’re looking for a more traditional [and free] holiday lights experience, Highland Park Village and the Highland Park neighborhood are sure to deliver. Both the village and the surrounding neighborhood go all out for their holiday decorations and by driving around (or walking, if you’re brave), you’ll be able to see beautiful houses with beautiful lights on them. Starting at the corner of Armstrong and Preston is usually the best bet and you can make your way around the neighborhood however you please. If you start at Highland Park Village, you can get a warm beverage to bring with you and hop on a horse-drawn carriage if that’s more your style.
Deerfield Holiday Lights
December 1st – December 30th | More Info
The Deerfield neighborhood in Plano is another neighborhood that does the most for the holiday season. Residents of Deerfield aim to make their neighborhood as festive as possible during the month of December and most homes turn their lights on from 7pm until 10 pm. It’s free to walk or drive through the neighborhood, though every year they love for visitors to make a donation to Children’s Medical Center in Deerfield’s name. This neighborhood’s festive spirit first began as a community competition when it had just been built, but now families decorate for the fun of it. Turn on your favorite holiday tunes and check out Deerfield’s jolly homes.
Mid-December – Christmas Day | More Info
This year is the 42nd anniversary of the Interlochen Lights in Arlington. Beginning December 15, through Christmas Day this neighborhood lights up their homes and have been named “Texas Best” Christmas Lights (as voted by the viewers of the Texas Country Reporter TV Show). Start your drive at the intersection of Randol Mill Rd and Westwood Dr for a free self-tour of this festive neighborhood.
November 26th – January 2nd | More Info
Celebrate the holiday season at Vitruvian Park in Addison with their Vitruvian Lights. The most dazzling and spectacular time of the year transforms Vitruvian Park into a magical holiday wonderland for their Vitruvian Lights. Now until January 1st grab the family, a cute date or your buds and head over to Addison at 5:30 pm to catch the beautiful lights for free!
Six Flags Holiday In The Park
November 20th – January 2nd | Buy Tickets
Want to have a holly jolly time, then Six Flags is the place for you! Not only can you enjoy the fastest, tallest, wildest, heart-pumping rides but you can also enjoy a nice stroll around the parks Holiday in the Park with a breathtaking winter wonderland that features a variety of delightful interactive areturns tctivities to help capture the holiday spirit.
Frisco Christmas In The Square
November 19th – January 2nd | More Info
The magic returns to Frisco Square for their celebration that draws over 750,000 visitors annually. Families, friends, and holiday guest from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show. Holiday lights and music will run daily from now until January 2nd. The show kicks off at 6 pm until 10 pm and is free to the public.
Gift of Lights
November 25th – January 3rd | Buy Tickets
Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway is the only Texas-sized drive thru light park at the largest speedway in Texas! There is always plenty of new things to do with friends and family to get into the holiday cheer! Open now until January 3rd from 6-10 pm. Tickets start at $25 per vehicle.
Dallas Zoo Lights
November 19th – January 2nd | Buy Tickets
Cruise through a newly constructed pathway – and through familiar parts of the Dallas Zoo – while marveling at more than one million lights in elaborate displays, silk-covered animal lanterns depicting all your Zoo favorites, an ice palace fit for a trio of penguins, and so much more along the way! Zoo Lights runs nightly through January 3rd; click here for more info & to purchase tickets.
November 18th – January 1st | Buy Tickets
Marvel at two million lights animated to your favorite holiday classics from the comfort & safety of your car at 3 different locations: Weatherford, Decatur, and Frisco. There’s even a VIP experience if you’re feeling fancy with a dedicated lane, Magic Light Glasses for the kiddos, and a cup of hot cocoa for everyone in the vehicle. Radiance! is open nightly through January 3rd with tickets available now.
The Light Park Grand Prairie
November 29th – January 2nd | Buy Tickets
Take a trip through a quarter mile of illuminated tunnels synchronized to a festive DJ’d mix of holiday tunes along with a majestic four story Christmas tree and hundreds of light displays at Lone Star Park. Tickets include one vehicle with no passenger limit, so load up the crew and get some holiday cheer.