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Holiday Light Displays 2013

 

Where are some of the best holiday light displays in the Dallas area? If you're willing to make a drive, there are some all over the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and some closer to home. Otherwise, driving around your own neighborhood is sure to give a good show too! Enjoy your McKinney Holiday Light Display especially on the McKinney Historic Square!

Some charge admission, others are free. Some of these are drives through residential neighborhoods like Plano's Deerfield or Arlignton's Interlochen. We've got the list of holiday light displays in Frisco and surrounding areas on AroundTownKids.com!


 

Deerfield Holiday Lights

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2013 to 12/30/2013

Event Begins at: 05:30:00PM

Cost: free

Ages: all

Location Address: Deerfield is located in Northwest Plano between Preston Rd. and Coit Rd. Enter from Legacy on Colonnade and Archgate, noting one-way and restricted-turn signs along Old Pond Dr. and Hallmark Dr.

Description: This Deerfield neighborhood association in Plano has a very splashy display of Christmas lights everyone will enjoy. Each year, Deerfield is recognized as one of the premier communities for viewing holiday lights. Check 'em out.

Fairview Holiday Tree Show

This event occurs Daily from 11/16/2013 to 01/05/2014

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Location Name: The Village at Fairview

Location Address: 329 Town Place Fairview, TX, 75069 Click for Google Map

Description: Stop by the Macy's Fountain entrance at The Village at Fairview and enjoy our Holiday Tree - complete with 100,000 interactive sparking dancing LED lights and Holiday Music. This year's show is all new - featuring some of the most loved pieces from "The Nutcracker." Shows run daily every thirty minutes and are sure to have you humming along!

Festival of Lights Ardmore

This event occurs Daily from 11/30/2013 to 12/31/2013

Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Ardmore Regional Park

Location Address: Prairie Valley Road Ardmore, OK 73401  Click for Google Map

Description: This 1.5-mile drive through endless, vibrant Christmas lights is one of the largest holiday light displays in southern Oklahoma. Come to the Ardmore Festival of Lights to see more than 125 animated displays in a beautiful winter wonderland. The Ardmore Festival of Lights will delight visitors of all ages and is quickly becoming one of the most popular light displays in state. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. @ 6pm-10pm; Fri-Sat. @ 6pm-11pm

Fort Worth Annual Holiday Lights Tour

This event occurs Daily from 12/14/2013 to 12/15/2013

Event Time: 05:30:00 PM till 07:00:00 PM

Cost: $5/Person; 5 yrs & Under are Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Stockyards Station

Location Address: 130 E. Exchange Ave, Ft Worth Click for Google Map

Description: Buses will board each night from the Stockyards Station. There is free parking north of Stockyards Station. The public is invited to visit the Stockyards before and after the tour for dinner and shopping. Santa will be there - bring your camera! The admission price includes refreshments, activities for kids, and music. No reservations are required. Buses begin loading at 6:30pm.

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Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

This event occurs Daily from 11/22/2013 to 01/05/2014

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: $15/car Mon - Thurs - $20/car Sat & Sun

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Texas Motor Speedway

Location Address: 3545 Lone Star Circle Fort Worth, TX 76177 Click for Google Map

Description: Gift of Lights, a holiday spectacular drive-thru show featuring more than two million LED lights, will open to the public November 22st and will run through January 5, 2014.

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Gordon Lights

This event occurs Daily from 12/07/2013 to 01/01/2014

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Gordon Lights

Location Address: 4665 Quincy Lane Plano, Texas75024  Click for Google Map

Description: Over 100,000 lights computer-controlled by 850 channels of lighting automation and animation, set to music broadcast over low power FM radio. Features mix of traditional and modern LED lighting. This year we made the move from a static display to a fully sequenced, animated show that is synchronized to music that you can hear right inside your car! Show hours: Sun- Thurs: 6PM-10PM; Fri & Sat: 6PM-11PM; Christmas Eve: 6PM-12:30AM; New Year's Eve: 6PM-12:30AM

Grapevine Light Show Spectacular

This event occurs Daily from 11/26/2013 to 01/05/2014

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 11:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Town Square Gazebo

Location Address: 325 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: See twinkling lights each and every night! This brilliantly-choreographed show runs continuously nightly. Sing along with the city's Christmas tree, enjoy the lights and see the joy on the faces of everyone in the family as you watch this show at the Town Square Gazebo.

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Grayson County 11th Annual Holiday Lights Show

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/31/2013

Event Time: 05:30:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Loy Lake Park

Location Address: Loy Lake Park is located just 6 miles north of Sherman, Texas and southwest of Denison, Texas, on Highway 75, Exit 67. The Loy Park entrance is immediately west of Highway 75 on Loy Lake Road. Take the Crawford Rd Exit.

Description: A beautiful addition to your holiday activities - Grayson County Holiday Lights, dedicated to the children and the child in us all. Come join us and Happy Holidays.

Highland Park Holiday Lights

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2013 to 12/24/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Cost: Free to drive through. Carriage rides are available for a fee.

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Highland Park

Location Address: The best place to enter is at Armstrong Parkway and Preston Road.

Description: Highland Park is the premier neighborhood for viewing holiday lights in Dallas. The homes are beautifully (and professional) dressed for the holidays. The area is bordered by Preston on the east side, Mockingbird to the north, the Dallas North Tollway to the west, and Armstrong Parkway for an entrance. There are a number of carriage services available for viewing the spectacular lights.

Holiday Express Riding Train & Lights

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2013 to 01/01/2014

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Address: 156 Hidden Circle Richardson, TX 75081 Click for Google Map

Description: WELCOME to our backyard! We are celebrating our 12th year with our train rides and Christmas decorations. We invite you and your friends and family to join the fun. Get aboard the Christmas train and see the myriads of dancing blinking lights, the Disney yard art, and our 30 foot long electric waterfall.

Holiday Lights Tour from the Air!

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 01/05/2014

Event Begins at: 06:00:00PM

Cost: Various pricing packages

Description: Share the airspace with Santa as you soar over a landscape rich with multicolored lights! Epic Helicopters is the largest helicopter tour operator in North Texas, offering 10 different helicopter holiday light tour variations! Come experience the holiday magic in a truly Epic way!

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Holiday Tour of Lights

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/30/2013

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 09:30:00 PM

Cost: Free - donations accepted

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch City Hall

Location Address: 13000 William Dodson Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75234  Click for Google Map

Description: Create magical memories as you drive through stunning displays of holiday scenes and over 300,000 twinkling lights! Tour starts at Valley View Lane and Interstate 35. Follow the candy cane signs.

Interlochen Light Display

This event occurs Daily from 12/13/2013 to 12/25/2013

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Interlochen Neighborhood

Location Address: W Randol Mill Rd and Westwood Dr, Arlington, TX, 76012

Description: THIS IS A MUST SEE!! During the holiday season, homeowners in the northwest Arlington subdivision join their neighbors in adorning their homes with festive lights and holiday exhibits. More than 200 homes in this Arlington neighborhood participate and have been enchanting visitors with their extravagant Christmas lights, decorations and displays for more than 35 years. The route to view the lights traditionally begins at Randol Mill at Westwood, west of Cooper Street. Hours for the drive-through are 7PM-10PM from December 13th-December 22nd. On December 23rd, 24th and 25th you may drive-through from 7PM-11PM. Allow several hours for your visit.

Lights of Ennis

This event occurs Daily from 12/05/2013 to 01/05/2014

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Ennis

Description: Enjoy the beauty of the LIGHTS OF ENNIS in downtown Ennis as it is illuminated with thousands of white lights for the Christmas season!

McKinney Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/30/2013 to 01/04/2014

Event Begins at: 06:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Address: 7805 White Stallion Trl McKinney, TX 75070  Click for Google Map

Description: This year's Features: Snow; 70,000 lights custom synchronized to 6 songs; 25ft tall Christmas Tree; 12ft tall Christmas Tree; Leaping light arches; 8ft tall star - and everything is synchronized to music broadcast to your car radio! Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots if you can. We collected 150 toys last year and would like to double that this year! Sunday - Thursday 6pm-10pm Friday - Saturday 6pm - Midnight

Pharr's Christmas Extravaganza

This event occurs Daily from 11/28/2013 to 01/01/2014

Event Begins at: 05:30:00PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Address: 14535 Southern Pines Cove, Farmers Branch, TX Click for Google Map

Description: This is North Texas’ largest Christmas light display. Each year we put up lights and collect canned goods and unwrapped toys to celebrate Christmas! Hours: Sun-Th, 5:45pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Train runs 6:00-9:00, weather permitting. Santa visits Fri-Sun. 6:00-8:00, weather permitting. Tune your radio to 95.9 to listen to the lights!

Prairie Lights Holiday Display

This event occurs Daily from 11/28/2013 to 12/31/2013

Cost: see website for details

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Lynn Creek Park

Location Address: 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, by Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie

Description: 4 Million lights! Hundreds of new displays, All new Holiday Magic light show, New Walk-through lighted displays, Pictures with Santa, Seasonal food and family fun. Due to the high volume of cars on weekends, please allow for an extra hour to get through the park. Sun – Thurs 6 – 9 p.m. Fri – Sat 6 – 10 p.m. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve 6-10 p.m.

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Vitruvian Lights: Magical Nights of Lights

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2013 to 01/01/2014

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Vitruvian Park

Location Address: 3850 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001 Click for Google Map

Description: Vitruvia! Get ready for your new holiday tradition! Vitruvian Park in Addison will be transformed into a dazzling holiday wonderland–Vitruvian Lights. Millions of sparkling LED lights, wrapped around more than 200 trees, will transform the park into a magical holiday wonderland.

Whistle Stop Christmas Lights

This event occurs Daily from 11/25/2013 to 12/28/2013

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Hulen Park

Location Address: 900 S Hillsboro Cleburne, TX 76033  Click for Google Map

Description: Over 3 1/2 million lights. Click on the link to see more activities going on in the park including Children's Train Rides & horse drawn wagon rides.

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