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 Christmas lights in Dallas has got you covered.

where to see christmas lights in dallas

Remember to check ahead for changes or cancellations.

Arranged by date.

Holiday at the Arboretum | Dallas
November 13 – December 30
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

Dallas Zoo Lights | Dallas
November 17 – January 1 (select nights)
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Back to a walk-through event for 2022! After the animals go to bed, the zoo becomes illuminated with more than a million twinkling lights. You’ll find glowing silk lanterns, light shows, musical performances, crafts, treats, Santa, and so much more along the way. Ticket prices vary by date (premium and non-premium nights).

Radiance! | Frisco
November 18 – December 31
4:00 – 11:00 p.m. (hours vary by day)

Head to Riders Field for a walk-through light spectacular with more than three million lights. And Frozen in Frisco was such a hit that it’s back for 2022. It’s an adjacent winter carnival with tons of holiday-themed attractions, including Santa. See link for LOTS more details and info on bundling. Tickets from $34.99.

Christmas on Main Street | Grapevine
November 21 – December 31
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Experience Christmas magic (and great photo backdrops) amid the twinkling Victorian-style buildings of Historic Downtown Grapevine. Come out for one of its light-based events: Carol of Lights with live performances and family-friendly fun on November 21 or the Merry & Bright Drone Show on December 3. The annual Parade of Lights is scheduled for Thursday, December 1.

Prairie Lights | Grand Prairie
November 24 – December 31
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Drive through the world’s longest light tunnel and see displays of four million lights. At the halfway point, exit your vehicle to enjoy a holiday village with carnival rides, concessions, photos with Santa, a magical walk-through forest, and more! FAQs here. Tickets from $50 per car.

Gift of Lights | Texas Motor Speedway
November 24 – January 1
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This drive-through light trail is more than two miles long and made up of millions of lights. FAQs here. Note: Santa’s Village will not be available for the 2022 – 2023 season. Tickets from $35 per car.

Enchant Christmas | Fair Park
November 25 – January 4
4:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Note: New location in Fair Park and a new story-themed maze! Guided by a vast display of all kinds of dazzling lights, you’ll stroll and search for larger-than-life presents, find your way to the 100-foot-tall Christmas tree, and look for special surprises along the way. There’s also an artisan market, ice skating, Santa visits, delicious treats, a play area, and more. Tickets from $20. Kids ages two and under are free.

Vitruvian Lights | Addison
November 26 – January 1
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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 25 at 6:00 p.m. with music, gourmet food trucks, sweet treats, photos with Santa, classic holiday characters, an elf balloon artist, and more. Free!

Deerfield | Plano
~December 1 – 30
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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.

Highland Park | Dallas
~December 1 – 31
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

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.

Timberhollow Circle | Lake Highlands
~December 1 – 31
Sunset – 9:00 p.m.

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 Drive.

Kessler Park | Oak Cliff
Starting early December

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 Avenue.

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


  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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