Your Guide to The 10+ Best Holiday Lights in Dallas

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Hi Dallas!

The countdown to the best time of the year is on which means it’s time for holiday lights in Dallas! We are so excited for the holiday season and all the fun things to do in Dallas! Kick the season off right and go visit the best holiday lights in Dallas.

In case you’re not sure where to start, we listed out our favorite holiday lights in Dallas. You’ll find some of the prettiest holiday lights right here in Dallas while some are a bit further away. But don’t worry, they’re worth the drive.

Holiday at the Arboretum is probably one of our favorite holiday traditions. Holiday at The Arboretum features 25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas, a beautiful nighttime experience with over one million holiday lights, visits with Santa, entertainment, shopping, food, beverage and all NEW 50-foot tall Dazzling Musical Tree with 42,000 lights and holiday tunes. 

🗓 Nov 10 –Dec 31

Monday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, Texas, 75218

On of the best free Holiday light experiences is the Vitruvian Lights. During the holiday season Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical holiday wonderland. Each of the trees in the park will be decorated with colorful holiday lights that beautifully reflect in the creek below. It’s such a fun spot to stroll around with your kids and a great setting for a romantic date night. 

On November 26 Vitruvian Park will be hosting their “flip the switch” celebration at 6:00pm including performance by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, gourmet food trucks, sweet treats, free photos with Santa, classic holiday characters, an elf balloon artist, and more!

🗓 Nov 26 –Jan 2

Monday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday |5:00pm–11:00pm

📍 Vitruvian Park | 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, Texas, 75001

Dallas Zoo light is a super fun drive-through holiday lights experience. You get to cruise the mile-long route through the Dallas Zoo and enjoy many magical holiday moments along the way! The Dallas Zoo Lights features one million twinkling lights, holiday-themed displays, dazzling 3-D lighted sculptures, larger-than-life animal lanterns, and more! At the end of the drive-thru route you can park your car and head over to the Holiday Village to snap some pics with Santa, or in front of the 30-foot lighted Christmas tree. Tickets cost $65 per car.

Tip: Tune your car’s radio to the Zoo’s station, 1680 AM to fill your car with holiday tunes and greetings.

🗓 Nov 19 –Jan 2

Monday | 6:00pm–9:30pm
Tuesday | 6:00pm–9:30pm
Wednesday | 6:00pm–9:30pm
Thursday | 6:00pm–9:30pm
Friday | 6:00pm–9:30pm
Saturday | 6:00pm–9:30pm
Sunday | 6:00pm–9:30pm

📍 Dallas Zoo | 650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas,  75203

Radiance! featuring Frozen is such a fun holiday activity! This holiday light experience is a must-see. It features a total of 3 million lights. In addition to the stunning Radiance! Light Show, you’ll get experience an outdoor Winter Carnival full of thrills, fun and magical memory-making moments. Soar down 2-story ice tubing hills, ice skate under the stars, throw snowballs made of REAL snow at Santa’s snowball toss, ride the giant 108 foot Ferris wheel, Christmas carousel and train, spin out on holiday bumper Cars, meet Santa Claus and much more! Tickets for kids start at $19.99.

🗓 Nov 18 –Jan 1

depending on the date open 4:00pm/6:00pm–9:00pm/10:00pm/11:00pm

📍 Dr. Pepper Ballpark | 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, Texas, 75034

Prairie Lights is a super fun family-friendly drive-thru holiday lights experience. Get ready to be dazzled with 4 million lights set along a 2 mile path. One of our favorite lights displays are the arches. They’re truly magical. After seeing all the holiday lights, head over to Santa’s Village for some pictures with Santa, carnival rides, a walk-thru forest and some delicious treats. General admission tickets are $40 per car.

🗓 Nov 25 –Dec 31

Monday | 6:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 6:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 6:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 6:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 6:00pm–10:00pm

📍 Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake | 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75052

Head to the Texas Motor Speedway this holiday season for Gifts of Lights. Enjoy millions of sparkling holiday lights as you cruise through the 2 mile long light park. Gift of Lights benefits local charities KLTY Christmas Wish, North East Emergency Distribution and Speedway Children’s Charities. Tickets start at $30 per car.

🗓 Nov 25 –Dec 31

Monday | 6:00pm–9:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 6:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 6:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday | 6:00pm–9:00pm
Sunday | 6:00pm–9:00pm

📍 Texas Motor Speedway | 3545 Lone Star Dr., Dallas, Texas, 75212

Grapevine AKA the Christmas Capital of Texas is a must-see during the holiday season! From millions of sparkling holiday lights all over downtown Grapevine, to enormous decorations, animated characters, charming holiday shops, the North Pole Express, story time with Santa, and more, Grapevine is the ultimate holiday experience. Best of all, you get to stroll through the streets of downtown while enjoying the beautiful lights and decorations for free.   

🗓 Nov 22–Jan 9

📍 Grapevine City Hall | 200 S Main St, Grapevine, Texas, 76051

Are you ready for a holiday adventure! Enchant The Great Search is a series of five fascinating adventures including a mystical forest of millions of twinkling holiday lights, art installations, and ice skating trail, sampling delicious holiday treats, visiting the artisan Christmas market, and meeting the Big Man himself, all before stepping into the most magical Christmas light maze. This experience is truly magical and will be the perfect holiday date night. Tickets start at $29.

🗓 Nov 26–Jan 2

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:30pm
Friday | 5:00pm–11:30pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–11:30pm
Sunday | 5:00pm–10:30pm

📍 Fair Park | 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75210

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More Holiday Lights in Dallas

Holiday in the Park
📍 2201 E Road to Six Flags St, Arlington, Texas, 76011
Christmas in the Square
📍 8843 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, Texas, 75034
Deerfield Holiday Lights
📍 Between Preston Road and Coit Road
Magic of Lights
📍 600 Main Street Little Elm, Texas, 75068
Denton Holiday Lights
📍 110 W Hickory St, Denton, Texas, 76201
HO Ho Ho Holidays in the Stockyards
📍 131 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, Texas, 76164
Christmas at Gaylord Texan
📍 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051
Heritage Farms Lights on the Farm
📍 1900 W 15th St, Plano, Texas, 75075

The Best Neighborhoods For Holiday Lights in Dallas

🌟 Highland Park
🌟 Kessler Park
🌟 Lake Highlands
🌟 M Streets in Lower Greenville
🌟 Grapevine
🌟 Arlington

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Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Dallas area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram and Facebook.