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.
It’s the most magical time of the year filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. The breathtaking winter wonderland, Holiday in the Park at Six Flags, features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit. Seasonal food favorites and holiday-themed entertainment. 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington (near I-30 and Highway 360). Click for INFO or TICKETS. @SixFlagsOverTX
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. FURTHER INFORMATION
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 tends to be lots of traffic near the holiday.).
If you’re looking for a free, family friendly activity this Christmas season, you won’t want to miss the amazing Christmas light display at Daystar Television Network’s international headquarters in Bedford, Texas! Each year, Daystar strings up hundreds of thousands of bright white LED Christmas lights across the property – visible from state highway 121 to passersby, and this year’s display is better than ever before! @Daystar
Deck the Halls House 836 Lakeview Ct. Tune your radio to 107.3 FM.
After the animals head in for the evening, the Dallas Zoo will transform into a winter wonderland with over one million twinkling lights illuminating ZooNorth throughout the holiday season. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. TICKETS
Dallas Zoo Lights activities include:
- Holiday Light Show
- Santa meet-and-greet
- Nature ornament-making activity
- Nightly musical performances throughout ZooNorth
- Rainbow Arch
- Whimsical African watering hole at Lantern Ridge
- Santa’s Sleigh photo op
- Elves’ Workshop at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo with Animal Encounters every 30 minutes
- S’mores, specialty donuts, funnel cakes, and hot chocolate … and MUCH more!
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 colorfully lit trees in the street island. Check out the beautiful Dallas Skyline in the background.
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. Passersby will be treated to a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. 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! Only one ticket per car is needed. @TMSGiftofLights.
$2.00 off for first responders or military ID or $2.00 off (per car) with 5 canned goods.
Drive through this FREE display of more than 175,000 lights choreographed to holiday music you can tune into at 107.3 FM on your radio. Visitors can drive, stroll, or ride in a horse-drawn carriage ride past the shops, restaurants, and amazing holiday display around the square. Frisco Square, Main Street, and Coleman Boulevard, Frisco. MORE INFO.
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 @burkmanholidayhome
More than 100,000 lights bring the holiday season to life during the City of Garland’s Christmas on the Square at 520 W State St. Whether you’re walking or driving through, this event will bring out your holiday spirit throughout the entire season. 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. Have an “out of car” experience with Prairie Lights! TICKETS. @PrairieLights
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 hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights and decorations up and down Main Street and daily performances with their animated snowman, “The Chilly Dawgs”, or hangout with the Whos in Whoville at the Town Square Gazebo. Snap photos with characters, vintage sleighs, life-sized Christmas cards and more! After the sunset, the magic really comes to life with a 40-foot community animated Singing Christmas Tree, and a massive City Hall Light Show Spectacular! @gograpevine
The community of Highland Park will be glittering with classic light decorations spanning approximately 20 blocks (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. This is one of the most prestigious areas around for holiday lights!
The Shops at Highland Village: Let it Glow Holiday Light Show
Enjoy this magical display that lights up Central Park. 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, 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
LCA installed over 150,000 individual lights across Las Colinas!
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. The neighborhood covers a large area north of Legacy Drive between Preston and Coit roads and draws A LOT OF TRAFFIC so follow these tips:
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.
A FREE light show 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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