Where to See Holiday Lights in DFW 2017

Be Merry & Bright

Looking for some great options to see Christmas lights in Dallas-Fort Worth? You’ve come to the right place. Listed below you’ll find options to see lights in Plano, Frisco and other areas in North Texas. After some time at home with the family, you may want to change things up, get out of the house and see some beautiful, creative decorative lighting.

12 Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2017

From Marvin Jolly

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1. Vitruvian Lights

3875 Ponte Ave.
Addison, TX 75001

November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018
5:30pm – 11:00pm

Admission: Free

2. Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Over Texas

2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76011

November 17, 2017  – January 7, 2018

Hours vary. See website for details; Afternoon – Evening

Admission: $63.99 per person

3. Interlochen Neighborhood in Arlington, Texas

2001 Westwood Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

December 15, 2017 – December 25, 2017
7:00pm – 11:00pm

Admission: Free

4. Holiday Wonder at Fair Park

1318 S. 2nd Ave
Dallas, TX 75081

November 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018
5:30pm – 10:00pm

Admission: Adults $20; Children $12

5. Twelve Days of Christmas at Night

Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218


Wednesday – Sunday, November 8 to December 30, 2017 6-9pm (plus special dates December 18, 19 & 26, excludes Nov. 23, Dec. 24-25, Dec.31)

Admission: $20 per non-member

6. Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

3545 Lone Star Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76177

November 23, 2017 – December 30, 2018
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Admission: $25 per car

7. Town of Highland Park, Texas

Begin off the Dallas North Tollway at 4537 Beverly Drive, 75205 and proceed east on Beverly Drive and eventually north on other streets. Follow the routes of the limousines and you’ll enjoy a great tour. Be sure to make the loop through Highland Park Village as well.

Self-guided by car or book reservations for a carriage ride.

December 1, 2017 – December 25, 2017

Admission: Free

Some options for carriage rides are:
Brazos Carriages
Vintage Carriages

12 Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2017


8. Farmers Branch Tour of Lights

Begin at I-35 and Valley View Lane (2430 Valley View Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234)

November 24, 2017 – December 30, 2018 (excluding December 25)
6:30 – 9:30pm

Admission: $5 Donation suggested per vehicle

9. Christmas in the Square

8874 Coleman Blvd
Frisco, TX 75034

November 24, 2017 – December 31, 2018

Admission: Free

10. Deerfield Neighborhood in Plano, Texas

Self-guided driving tour through the Deerfield neighborhood in Plano.

For mapping, use the following address as a beginning point:

4537 Hallmark Drive
Plano, TX 75024

December 1, 2017 – December 30, 2017
7:00pm – 10:00pm

For information on carriage rides:
Northstar Carriages

Admission: Free

11. Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas

7161 Bishop Road
Plano, TX 75024

Retail and restaurant center with lighted trees and a 36 foot community Christmas tree at the heart of the area. 44 restaurants available.

Drive or walk the area. Shop, eat dinner, grab coffee, dessert or a drink and enjoy the atmosphere!

Bonus: The Trains at North Park

Northpark Center
8687 N. Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75225

November 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Admission: $7 for adults, $4 for children

Benefiting The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

Final Thoughts:

  • Plan your light tour in advance so you and your group are prepared.
  • Go early. The lights look just as nice at 6:00pm as they do at 8:30pm and the traffic will be a lot better.
  • Plan for each light tour to take more time than expected.
  • Look for options in each area to stop, get out of the car, stretch your legs, grab coffee or hot chocolate and take a restroom break.
  • Finish quickly. Its always better to end the tour on a positive note, leaving your group wanting more versus going too long and making people irritable and uncomfortable.
Be safe and enjoy !

Marvin Jolly is a real estate broker, trainer, consultant and business coach, husband, father, and Holiday-Light Lover. He currently serves as Regional Vice President for the Texas Association of REALTORS® and leads a team of real estate agents specializing in North Texas. Marvin has been looking at holiday lights in DFW since 1992.

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