Where to See Holiday Lights in North Texas: A Roundup of Roundups

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

The historic Stubbs House in the Swiss Avenue Historic District is offering a celebration and tour Jan. 7 and private home tours on Jan. 8, with proceeds benefiting preservation efforts at the historic Aldredge House. Click link below for more info. [Photo: Swiss Avenue Historic District]

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

Holiday lights at Vitruvian Park in Addison, a development that features a spring-fed creek and 19 acres of green space. [Photo Vitruvian Park/UDR Apartments]

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’

Zoo Lights 2022 at The Dallas Zoo. [Photo: The Dallas Zoo]

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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