Highland Park Village’s ‘magical’ Christmas display is a massive effort: 1.5 million lights installed in 50 days

For more than 20 years, Highland Park Village has had one of the most classic Christmas lights displays in North Texas.

Christmas lights decorate the streets of the Highland Park Village shopping center. The trees have always been lit white, says the general manager.(Ashley Landis / Staff Photographer)

If it feels like Christmastime arrived early in 2019, consider this: Crews in Highland Park Village started wrapping their trees with white LED lights in September.

Over 50 days, a team of 15 to 25 men worked after dark to wrap 113 trees in Highland Park Village. The lights — all 535,000 feet of them — are a two-decade tradition at the luxury shopping district during Christmastime.

“The joy it brings to everybody: It’s just magical,” says Becki Snow, the general manager for Highland Park Village. She’s worked at the upscale shopping plaza for 29 years and says the trees have been a tradition since the late ’90s. It’s free to visit Highland Park Village and look at the lights.

Snow wouldn’t say how much it costs to hire The Christmas Light Company to wrap each tree. But she notes that it’s a significant expense on Highland Park Village’s winter budget. “We’re creating an environment and an experience,” says Victoria Snee, chief marketing officer, “and the expense is worth it.”


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5:00 AM on Nov 21, 2019

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