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DFW Holiday Lights Guide 2023

Jay Marks

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 30 years ...

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 30 years ...

Dec 7 4 minutes read

Get ready to sleigh the holiday season as we dive into the dazzling world of Christmas lights in Dallas-Fort Worth. From drive-thru displays to full-on immersive experiences, we've got the scoop on where to find the twinkliest options in town. Whether you're a local seeking new spots or a visitor looking to be dazzled while you're here, join us as we unwrap the magic of DFW's brightest and merriest Christmas lights.

Drive Thru Displays

Prairie Lights

When: Through Sunday, December 31 2023

Where: Lynn Creek Park, Grand Prairie

Cost: $50 per car General Admission

Prairie Lights is one of the most well-known drive-thru light experiences in DFW. Prepare to be dazzled with 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path. Prairie Lights 2023 will feature Holiday Village, the magical walk-thru forest, carnival rides, photos with Santa, holiday shopping and more.

Purchase your tickets here!

Gift of Lights

When: Through Sunday, January 7, 2024

Where: Texas Motor Speedway

Cost: $35 per car

Drive through millions of sparkling lights at Texas Motor Speedway to get in the festive spirit. It takes about 45 minutes to drive through the whole experience. They do recommend you come Sunday-Wednesday to avoid weekend traffic. But if you can't, get there early so you don't have to wait in line as long!

Purchase your tickets here!

Immersive Experiences

Dallas Zoo Lights

When: Through Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Where: Dallas Zoo

Cost: See pricing info on their website

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant are back as a walk-thru event this year! Walk through more than a million lights across most of the Zoo, including photo ops, 3D lighted sculptures, and a programmed light show at the Amphitheater. You can also visit Santa's Workshop to see Santa himself, enjoy nightly musical performances, and enjoy after-hours rides on the carousel and mini-train. 

Dallas Zoo Lights are open most nights through December and tickets can be purchased online.

Purchase your tickets here!

Holiday at the Arboretum

When: Through Friday, January 5, 2024

Where: Dallas Arboretum

Cost: FREE with Arboretum Admission

Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed with over 1 million lights for the magic of the season including the return of the beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and the Dazzling Musical Tree!

Purchase your tickets here! 

Christmas in the Square

When: Through Monday, January 8, 2024

Where: Frisco Square

Cost: See Website for Pricing Info

There's a lot of experience at Frisco's Christmas in the Square this year including ice skating, horse carriage rides, a light tunnel, and visits with Santa. If you'd like a bit of free holiday entertainment, you can check out the Square's nightly choreographed light show from 6:00-10:00pm. It was created by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax, LLC) and it features over 180,000 lights, 200 dancing snowflakes, 10 miles of wiring, and 8 miles of extension cords.

Vitruvian Lights

When: Through Monday, January 1 2024

Where: Vitruvian Park, Addison

Cost: FREE

Each year the city of Addison transforms Vitruvian Park into a magical wonderland with the trees all lit from 5:00-11:00pm daily. It's a truly magical experience to walk through! And when you're finished, there are all kinds of delicious restaurants to enjoy in the area.

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