From the zoo to the arboretum, these epic Dallas holiday lights displays will put you in the holiday spirit

Want to make your holiday season bright, literally? Add some twinkle to your evening with a visit to one of these nine epic Dallas holiday light displays. From drive-through lights at the zoo to downtown celebrations you can enjoy on foot, you’ll feel the joy of the season when you visit each one of these illuminated spots. Plus, you’ll find many of these locations offer dedicatedactivities for kids, which makes it possible to enjoy the wonder without once hearing the words “I’m booooored.” Whether you don’t want to get out of your car (pro tip: dress your kids up in their jammies to make it an extra-cozy experience!), prefer to stay inside, or are determined to explore the great outdoors, this list breaks down the very best—and brightest!—places to find well-lit Christmas events in DFW.

Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays around Dallas

The Light Park Drive-Thru Light Show

Arlington's electric holiday extravaganza features millions of lights synchronized to music. All you have to do is don the holiday jammies, pack some hot chocolate and drive right through! It'll be an experience your kiddos won't soon forget.

Dates: Nov. 4-Jan. 1

1800 E Lamar Blvd.
Arlington, TX
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Dallas Zoo Lights Drive-Thru

Cruise through a one-mile roadway—and through familiar parts of the Dallas Zoo—while marveling at more than one million lights in elaborate displays, silk-covered animal lanterns depicting all your Zoo favorites, an ice palace fit for a trio of penguins and so much more along the way.

Dates: Nov. 17-Jan. 1

650 S.R.L. Thornton Frwy.
Dallas, TX
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Deerfield Holiday Lights

This Plano neighborhood is famous for going all out during the holidays! Spectators can park and walk amongst the houses or stay in the car and enjoy from there. If you are driving, the recommendation is to enter the neighborhood from the back via Qunicy Rd. You are welcome to park and walk through to see the holiday lights.

Dates: Dec. 1-30

Preston Rd. & Coit Rd.
Plano, TX
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The Gift of Lights

Forth Worth's #1 light display is a drive-thru exhibit that's over two miles long! And, your ticket purchase helps to support charities like Ronald McDonald Home and Speedway Children's Charities.

Dates: Nov. 24-Jan. 1

3545 Lone Star Cir.
Fort Worth, TX
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Indoor Holiday Light Displays around Dallas

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Radiance! Featuring "Frozen"

Frisco's popular holiday event is back with an all-new "Frozen" Winter Carnival! To see the light show you'll park and then grab a Holly Jolly Trolley that'll take you through over one million lights. There are also a ton of wintery-themed activities like tubing, a snowball toss, holiday bumper cars and much more. 

Dates: Nov. 18-Dec. 31

7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, TX
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Head to the Christmas Capital of TX

Grapevine, Texas really knows how to do it up for Christmas. Sing along with the 40-foot community animated Singing Christmas Tree all Christmas long and check out all the lights! There are lots of activities included in this event so check the event details to find the ones your family will enjoy most.

Dates: Nov. 11-Jan. 10

Grapevine, TX
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Christmas at the Gaylord

The resort's four-acre indoor atrium will be decorated with twinkle lights, trees and more. Don't miss snow tubing, breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends, the Cirque Winter Wonderland show, a gingerbread making activity, and so so much more! It's not possible that the family wouldn't have a blast with so many wonderful options at the Gaylord Mariott this Christmas.

Dates: Nov. 11-Dec. 31

1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX
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Outdoor Holiday Light Displays around Dallas

Holidays at the Arboretum

View the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in all its holiday splendor with over 500,000 lights. Be sure to wander around the grounds to admire the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit, and don't miss the new musical tree! Holidays at the Arboretum are a wonderful time and you'll definitely find something to please everyone at this event. 

Dates: Select dates from Nov. 10-Dec. 31

8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX
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Vitruvian Lights—Addison

Vitruvian Park transforms into North Texas’ most spectacular holiday destinations during Vitruvian Lights when over 1.5 million sparkling LED lights are wrapped around more than 550 trees. Your kiddos will look on in awe, so be sure to bring them to this amazing event.

Dates: Nov. 25-Jan. 1

3966 Vitruvian Way
Addison, TX
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