Your Ho Ho Ho may have just turned to Brr Brr Brr. But despite today’s -3 degree wind chill, it’s still the season to be jolly. And with Christmas just days away, a lot of our jolliness comes from seeing holiday lights that are more incredible—and innovatively high-tech—with each passing year.
Luckily, news services all over North Texas have pulled on their mittens and checked out the sights. So here’s a roundup of roundups: the best advice on what to see where this holiday season.
Free Peeks: ‘Walkable and drive-able’ neighborhood Christmas light displays
Want to see the lights & sights without spending a dime? The Dallas Morning News has six great suggestions for seeing the best neighborhood Christmas light displays, including:
:: The Deerfield neighborhood in Plano
:: Downtown Dallas
:: The Fairmount neighborhood in Fort Worth
:: Highland Park
:: Interlochen Lights at the lakefront community in northwest Arlington
:: The Swiss Avenue Historic District in Old East Dallas
From Texas Motor Speedway to Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie
The Dallas Observer is out with its own list of 9 best places to see holiday lights in DFW. In addition to a couple from the DMN list above, here’s where the D.O. says to go:
:: Vitruvian Lights at Vitruvian Park in Addison
:: Frisco’s downtown square
:: Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie
:: Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway
:: 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum
:: Tour of Lights in Farmers Branch
From The Dallas Zoo to ‘North Pole Texas’
Another holiday lights must-see list by CultureMap Dallas features everything from lighted-up elephants to a whole North Pole at the Hilton Anatole. Here are some of CultureMap’s picks, not including ones already mentioned above:
:: The Modern Lights at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
:: Christmas at Gaylord Texan
:: Zoo Lights 2022 at The Dallas Zoo
:: Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza at The Star
:: Lightscape at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
:: North Pole Texas at Hilton Anatole
:: Six Flags Holiday in the Park in Arlington
And that’s just for starters! CultureMap Dallas has the most complete list in Dallas-Fort Worth we’ve seen—with an eye-popping 59 options compiled by Stephanie Allmon Merry (whose name couldn’t be more perfect for this). See Merry’s whole incredible list of must-see holiday light displays by going here.
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