Where to Find Christmas Lights in Dallas


Whether you’re looking for homey neighborhood displays or more professional installations, our list of where to see holiday lights in Dallas has got you covered.

Remember to check ahead for cancellations or updated safety measures.

where to see christmas lights in dallas

The Light Park :: Grand Prairie :: November 5, 2021 to January 2, 2022 :: 5:30-10pm

Lone Star Park is the spot for a new electric holiday light show, featuring millions of lights synchronized to a festive mix of Christmas music. Reservations must be made online in advance, no ticket purchases at the gate. FAQ here. Tickets $30-35 per vehicle.

Holiday at the Arboretum :: Dallas :: November 10 to December 31, 2021 :: 6pm

The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit comes alive after dark, with over a million lights illuminating the garden, trimming the architecture of the historic homes, and lighting the canopies overhead. Admission varies by date, see here for details and to purchase tickets. Advance registration required.

Radiance! :: Frisco :: November 18, 2021 to January 1, 2022

Head to Riders Field (formerly Dr. Pepper Ballpark) for a new version of this light spectacular. This year, board special theme-park-style ride vehicles know as ‘Holly Jolly Trolleys,’ that will transport you through the show. Also new this year is Frozen in Frisco, the attached carnival with holiday-themed attractions, including Santa. See link for LOTS more details and info on peak/non-peak days. Tickets from $19.99/child and $29.99/adult. Add-ons available.

The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey :: Arlington :: November 18 to January 2

There’s an exciting new light-filled experience coming to town this holiday season. Choctaw Stadium (formerly Globe Life Park) becomes a wonderland of dazzling scenery and twinkling lights. Shrink down to elf size and help the elves collect ingredients for Christmas Spirit (to save Christmas and set Santa back on course). Very comprehensive FAQ at the link. Tickets from $29.95. Photo with Santa add-ons available in limited quantity.

Dallas Zoo Lights :: Dallas :: November 19, 2020 to January 2, 2021 (select nights) :: 6:30-9:30pm

After the animals go to bed, the zoo becomes illuminated with a mile of twinkling lights and silk lanterns depicting all your zoo favorites, twinkling tunnels, animal-themed vignettes, and so much more along the way. Priced per car, $50/members, $65/non-members. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance. See the link for “Know Before You Go” information. Tickets are limited and will sell out!

Christmas on Main Street :: Grapevine :: Starting November 22, 2021 :: 6-11pm

Experience Christmas magic (and great photo backdrops) among the twinkling Victorian-style buildings of Historic Downtown Grapevine. Stroll, shop, and watch the nightly City Hall Light Show Spectacular at dusk. Or come out for one of their light-based events: Carol of Lights with live performances and family-friendly fun on November 22 or the Twinkle Lights Boat Parade on December 4. The annual Parade of Lights is scheduled for Thursday, December 2.

Prairie Lights :: Grand Prairie :: November 25 to December 31, 2021 :: 6-10pm

Drive through a new-and-improved world’s longest light tunnel and see displays of 4 million lights. At the halfway point, exit your vehicle to enjoy the Holiday Village: carnival rides, concessions, photos with Santa, the magical walk-thru forest, and more! FAQ here. Tickets from $40 per car.

Gift of Lights :: Texas Motor Speedway :: November 25, 2021 to January 2, 2022 :: 6-9pm

This drive-thru light trail is over 2 miles long and made up of millions of lights. FAQ here. Santa’s Village will be back this year, except for the ice skating. Tickets from $30 per car.

Vitruvian Lights :: Addison :: November 26, 2021 to January 2, 2022 :: 5-11pm

Stroll the paths of Vitruvian Park and see dazzling technicolor trees reflecting off the water. You can also opt to view the lights from your car; see here for the best route. There’s a kickoff event on November 26 at 6pm with music, gourmet food trucks, sweet treats, free photos with Santa, classic holiday characters, an elf balloon artist, and more. Free!

Enchant Christmas :: Fair Park :: November 26, 2021 to January 2, 2022 :: 4:30-10:30pm

Guided by a vast display or all kinds of dazzling lights, you’ll join “The Great Search” to help find Santa’s missing reindeer in the mystical forest. There’s also a Christmas market, light maze, ice skating, Santa Meet & Greet, delicious treats, play area, and more. A true spectacle of light! Tickets from $20. Kids 2 and under free. See link for Nights of Wonder details and VIP add-on packages.

Highland Park :: Dallas :: ~December 1-31, 2021 :: 7-11pm

This iconic Dallas neighborhood brings out extravagant light displays year after year. You can book a Christmas Lights Tour through Brazos Carriage or Whitehaven if you want to get all fancy. These sell out fast though! While you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to take a look at the gloriously lit trees throughout Highland Park Village. Located on streets around Armstrong & Preston.

Deerfield :: Plano :: ~December 1-30, 2021 :: 7-11pm

This neighborhood has been doing holiday lights for many, many years. See the link for directions and lots of helpful tips. Located between Preston and Coit Rd.

Timberhollow Circle :: Lake Highlands :: ~December 1-31, 2021 :: Sunset-9pm

It may be just one cul-de-sac, but for the past 20+ years, these homeowners have gone all out interpreting the 12 Days of Christmas in their front yards. Small but mighty! Located one block south of Royal Lane, off Abrams on Moss Haven Dr.

Kessler Park :: Oak Cliff :: Starting Early December 2021

In addition to festively decorated homes, residents of this beautiful historic neighborhood team up to decorate traffic islands for the annual Holiday Lights Decorating Contest. You also get a nice bonus view of the Dallas skyline from over here. Located around Colorado and Laussane Ave.

Other private light displays in the area:
Electric Lizzyland, Old East Dallas
Elderoaks Lights, Oak Cliff
Swiss Avenue (FYI: Lantern Walk returning in 2022)


  1. The town of Farmersville will be hosting a FREE Drive Through Light Display with lots of family picture opportunities plus events! Dec 1-31 Going down Farmersville Parkway and into Main street. Check @FarmersvilleLightsTX on Facebook and Instagram for more info!


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