Christmas Lights In DFW

’Tis the season for hot chocolate ☕️ garland 🎄 mistletoe and of course 🎅 Christmas lights 👉 We’ve rounded up the best festive displays across the Metroplex ☃️ sure to bring that extra dose of cheer to your December.

Dallas Zoo Lights

Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway

When: Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 2, 2022, 6–9:30pm

What to know: Dallas Zoo Lights returns as a socially distanced drive-thru experience with a mile-long route featuring one million twinkling lights, elaborate holiday-themed displays, dazzling 3-D lighted sculptures, larger-than-life animal lanterns you can see from the comfort of your vehicle.

Holiday at the Arboretum Dallas

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

When: Nov. 10–Dec. 31, 2021; member preview Nov. 9

What to know: One of Dallas’ main holiday attractions, Holiday at the Arboretum will have you feeling all warm inside even if the weather is chilly.

Radiance! Featuring Frozen in Frisco

Where: Riders Field (formerly Dr Pepper Ballpark), 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco

When: Nov. 18, 2021–Jan. 1, 2022

What to know: The Radiance! holiday lights show is back with an all-new family attraction called Frozen in Frisco, with a two-story ice tubing hill, ice skating, snowball throw, bumper cars on ice, a 108-foot Ferris wheel overlooking the majestic Radiance! light show, and, of course, Santa greetings.

Magic of Lights

Where: Little Elm Park, 600 Main Street

When: Nov. 20, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

What to know: Drive through this holiday lights. Pricing per carload, or you can bypass must of the traffic with a Dash Pass.

Vitruvian Lights

Where: 3875 Ponte Ave., Addison

When: Nov. 26, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022; lights on 5–11pm nightly

What to know: Stroll or drive through 12 acres of colorful trees at Vitruvian Park’s annual free holiday light display of 550 trees in multicolored LEDs.

GM Financial Parade of Lights

Where: Downtown Fort Worth, parade begins at the intersection of Weatherford and Throckmorton Streets and ends on Third Street. See the complete route information and a full map here.

When: Nov. 21 (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) at 6pm

What to know: The largest illuminated holiday parade in all of Texas, with more than 100 floats expected to march down the 2.2-mile parade route around downtown Fort Worth.

Holiday in the Park

Where: Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 E. Road to Six Flags St.

When: Nov. 19, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022; times vary by date; lights on at sundown

What to know: In between the thrill rides you’ll enjoy festive shows including the all-new Holly Jolly Holiday Parade and meet Santa in the Merry Marketplace.

Interlochen Lights

Where: Interlochen neighborhood, 2001 Westwood Dr.

When: Mid-December­–Christmas Day, 2021 at 7pm until around 11pm

What to know: For nearly 45 years, more than 200 homeowners in this northwest Arlington neighborhood near Interstate 30 celebrate the season by adorning their homes and property with festive lights and holiday-themed displays.

Gift of Lights

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle

When: Nov. 25, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022; Friday–Saturday 6–10pm, Sunday–Thursday 6–9pm

What to know: Relax and enjoy the ride as your family cruises through Fort Worth’s Gift of Lights, a 2-mile light park with millions (yes, millions) of shining bulbs.

Christmas in the Square

Where: 8843 Coleman Blvd., Frisco

When: Nov. 19 through Jan. 3, 2022; 6–10pm

What to know: Christmas in the Square returns with ice skating, Santa meet and greets, carriage rides, even a Christmas tree lot.

Prairie Lights

Where: Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway

When: Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 2021, open nightly at 6pm

What to know: Prepare to be dazzled with 4 million lights across two miles in this drive-thru holiday park.

Grapevine Christmas Spectacular

Where: Grapevine City Hall, 200 S. Main St., Grapevine

When: Nov. 22, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022

What to know: The Christmas Capital of Texas illuminates its historic downtown with hundreds of thousands of lights up and down Main Street.

Lone Star Christmas Featuring Elf

Where: Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail

When: Nov. 12, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022

What to know: Step inside to enjoy the resort’s 4-acre indoor atrium, showcasing millions of twinkle lights, and even more walking through the Merry & Light lights, but the real draw is the myriad of recreational activities: ice skating, snow tubing, snow throwing, and new this year.

Deerfield Holiday Lights

Where: Between Preston Road and Coit Road

When: Dec. 1–30, 2021; 7­–10pm weekdays and 7–11pm on weekends

What to know: This northwest Plano neighborhood has quite the reputation of elaborate holiday light displays.

Denton Holiday Lights

Where: Denton Downtown Square, 110 W. Hickory St.

When: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, check back soon for more info as it’s announced.

What to know: There’s no place like Denton this holiday season, where the downtown square’s lights turn on when the sun goes down and local businesses compete in the wassail tasting competition.

Ho Ho Ho Holidays in the Stockyards

Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave.

When: Check back for details about 2021 entertainment as it’s announced.

What to know: Enjoy a Cowboy Christmas in the Fort Worth Stockyards, with thousands of twinkling lights, a 30-foot tree, strolling carolers, Santa photos, and rodeo competitions at the Cowtown Coliseum on Friday and Saturday nights.

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