The Best Places to See Christmas Lights in DFW

Viewing festive Christmas lights is a favorite tradition for many families during the holidays. We’ve compiled a list of the very best top rated places to do it this holiday season. And the best part? Most of them are free! What are your favorite places to look at Christmas lights?

Vitruvian Lights, Addison
Admission: Free
Details: Mayor Todd Meier will flip the switch on Vitruvian Park’s annual light display at 6pm on Nov 28; from then on, you’re free to stroll through 12 acres of colorful wrapped trees every night through Jan 1. Other holiday activities like photo ops with Santa will be available at the lighting ceremony on opening night, and look out for special concerts happening every weekend.
3875 Ponte Ave., Addison;

The Lights at Interlochen, Arlington
Admission: Free
Details: The homeowners in this Arlington neighborhood know how to capture the spirit of the season. Their festive light displays have become a must-see attraction for families in Dallas-Fort Worth. Start your driving tour at the intersection of Randol Mill and Westwood Drive. Traffic is always heavy, so allow several hours for your tour.

Christmas Tour of Lights, Farmers Branch
Admission: Free (donations accepted)
Details: This drive-through display featuring over 300,000 lights starts at I-35 and Valley View, but follows a different route this year. Follow the candy cane signs and you’ll wind up in Farmers Branch Historical Park for a new dancing lights display incorporating the historic buildings. On December 6, count down to the official Christmas tree lighting and fireworks show while tubing down a snow hill and visiting Santa.

Gift of Lights, Fort Worth
Admission: $20 per car; purchase tickets in advance online for access to Express Lane. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive $5 off admission.
Details: Cruise through Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway, featuring more than 600 displays over nearly two miles. At the end of your driving tour, visit Santa’s Village for photos with Santa and other family-friendly activities. The event even benefits local charities!
3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth;

Christmas in the Square, Frisco
Admission: Free; some attractions cost extra
Details: Christmas in the Square is one big holiday extravaganza, with a Christmas tree lot, carriage rides provided by NorthStar Carriages and of course an impressive display of lights lining the downtown shops.

Prairie Lights, Grand Prairie
Admission: $20 per car Mon–Thurs; $30 per car Fri–Sun & holidays; some attractions cost extra
VIP Experience: Includes special entrance to the drive-through displays, fast-pass access to carnival rides and other perks. $50 adults; $45 children.
Details: Drive through two miles of over 4 million sparkling lights, including a light tunnel finale. Halfway through, you can pull over at Holiday Village for concessions, rides, photo ops with Santa, a new laser light show and a walk-through light display that highlights holiday traditions around the world.
Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie;

Highland Park
Admission: Free
Details: Enter the tastefully decorated streets of Highland Park at Preston and Mockingbird or Preston and Armstrong for spectacular, professionally done house light displays your family will love. Don’t forget hot cocoa!

Deerfield, Plano
Admission: Free
Details: This northwest Plano neighborhood between Preston and Coit has a tradition of elaborate holiday light displays, spurred by a contest early in the neighborhood’s establishment. Cars are free to tour the streets along suggested routes (download the map from their website), or you can reserve a carriage through NorthStar Carriages.

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