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Holiday Light Displays 2013

 

Where are some of the best holiday light displays in the Dallas area? If you're willing to make a drive, there are some all over the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and some closer to home. Otherwise, driving around your own neighborhood is sure to give a good show too! Enjoy your Plano Holiday Light Display especially in Deerfield!

Some charge admission, others are free. Some of these are drives through residential neighborhoods like Plano's Deerfield or Arlignton's Interlochen. We've got the list of holiday light displays in Frisco and surrounding areas on AroundTownKids.com!


 

Christmas in the Square Light Extravaganza

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 01/04/2014

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Simpson Plaza at City Hall

Location Address: 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco

Description: Holiday lights and music (available on 95.7 FM) choreographed by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax LLC). With over 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords.

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Deerfield Holiday Lights

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2013 to 12/30/2013

Event Begins at: 05:30:00PM

Cost: free

Ages: all

Location Address: Deerfield is located in Northwest Plano between Preston Rd. and Coit Rd. Enter from Legacy on Colonnade and Archgate, noting one-way and restricted-turn signs along Old Pond Dr. and Hallmark Dr.

Description: This Deerfield neighborhood association in Plano has a very splashy display of Christmas lights everyone will enjoy. Each year, Deerfield is recognized as one of the premier communities for viewing holiday lights. Check 'em out.

Fort Worth Annual Holiday Lights Tour

This event occurs Daily from 12/14/2013 to 12/15/2013

Event Time: 05:30:00 PM till 07:00:00 PM

Cost: $5/Person; 5 yrs & Under are Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Stockyards Station

Location Address: 130 E. Exchange Ave, Ft Worth Click for Google Map

Description: Buses will board each night from the Stockyards Station. There is free parking north of Stockyards Station. The public is invited to visit the Stockyards before and after the tour for dinner and shopping. Santa will be there - bring your camera! The admission price includes refreshments, activities for kids, and music. No reservations are required. Buses begin loading at 6:30pm.

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Gordon Lights

This event occurs Daily from 12/07/2013 to 01/01/2014

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Gordon Lights

Location Address: 4665 Quincy Lane Plano, Texas75024  Click for Google Map

Description: Over 100,000 lights computer-controlled by 850 channels of lighting automation and animation, set to music broadcast over low power FM radio. Features mix of traditional and modern LED lighting. This year we made the move from a static display to a fully sequenced, animated show that is synchronized to music that you can hear right inside your car! Show hours: Sun- Thurs: 6PM-10PM; Fri & Sat: 6PM-11PM; Christmas Eve: 6PM-12:30AM; New Year's Eve: 6PM-12:30AM

Highland Park Holiday Lights

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2013 to 12/24/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Cost: Free to drive through. Carriage rides are available for a fee.

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Highland Park

Location Address: The best place to enter is at Armstrong Parkway and Preston Road.

Description: Highland Park is the premier neighborhood for viewing holiday lights in Dallas. The homes are beautifully (and professional) dressed for the holidays. The area is bordered by Preston on the east side, Mockingbird to the north, the Dallas North Tollway to the west, and Armstrong Parkway for an entrance. There are a number of carriage services available for viewing the spectacular lights.

Holiday Lights Tour from the Air!

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 01/05/2014

Event Begins at: 06:00:00PM

Cost: Various pricing packages

Description: Share the airspace with Santa as you soar over a landscape rich with multicolored lights! Epic Helicopters is the largest helicopter tour operator in North Texas, offering 10 different helicopter holiday light tour variations! Come experience the holiday magic in a truly Epic way!

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Interlochen Light Display

This event occurs Daily from 12/13/2013 to 12/25/2013

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Interlochen Neighborhood

Location Address: W Randol Mill Rd and Westwood Dr, Arlington, TX, 76012

Description: THIS IS A MUST SEE!! During the holiday season, homeowners in the northwest Arlington subdivision join their neighbors in adorning their homes with festive lights and holiday exhibits. More than 200 homes in this Arlington neighborhood participate and have been enchanting visitors with their extravagant Christmas lights, decorations and displays for more than 35 years. The route to view the lights traditionally begins at Randol Mill at Westwood, west of Cooper Street. Hours for the drive-through are 7PM-10PM from December 13th-December 22nd. On December 23rd, 24th and 25th you may drive-through from 7PM-11PM. Allow several hours for your visit.

Lights of Ennis

This event occurs Daily from 12/05/2013 to 01/05/2014

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Ennis

Description: Enjoy the beauty of the LIGHTS OF ENNIS in downtown Ennis as it is illuminated with thousands of white lights for the Christmas season!

McKinney Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/30/2013 to 01/04/2014

Event Begins at: 06:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Address: 7805 White Stallion Trl McKinney, TX 75070  Click for Google Map

Description: This year's Features: Snow; 70,000 lights custom synchronized to 6 songs; 25ft tall Christmas Tree; 12ft tall Christmas Tree; Leaping light arches; 8ft tall star - and everything is synchronized to music broadcast to your car radio! Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots if you can. We collected 150 toys last year and would like to double that this year! Sunday - Thursday 6pm-10pm Friday - Saturday 6pm - Midnight

Pharr's Christmas Extravaganza

This event occurs Daily from 11/28/2013 to 01/01/2014

Event Begins at: 05:30:00PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Address: 14535 Southern Pines Cove, Farmers Branch, TX Click for Google Map

Description: This is North Texas’ largest Christmas light display. Each year we put up lights and collect canned goods and unwrapped toys to celebrate Christmas! Hours: Sun-Th, 5:45pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Train runs 6:00-9:00, weather permitting. Santa visits Fri-Sun. 6:00-8:00, weather permitting. Tune your radio to 95.9 to listen to the lights!

Vitruvian Lights: Magical Nights of Lights

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2013 to 01/01/2014

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Vitruvian Park

Location Address: 3850 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001 Click for Google Map

Description: Vitruvia! Get ready for your new holiday tradition! Vitruvian Park in Addison will be transformed into a dazzling holiday wonderland–Vitruvian Lights. Millions of sparkling LED lights, wrapped around more than 200 trees, will transform the park into a magical holiday wonderland.

Whistle Stop Christmas Lights

This event occurs Daily from 11/25/2013 to 12/28/2013

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Hulen Park

Location Address: 900 S Hillsboro Cleburne, TX 76033  Click for Google Map

Description: Over 3 1/2 million lights. Click on the link to see more activities going on in the park including Children's Train Rides & horse drawn wagon rides.

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