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The Best Places to See Christmas Lights in DFW

Light up your life.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer isn’t always singing loud for all to hear—sometimes a stroll in a horse drawn carriage surrounded by twinkling lights will do just the trick. Here are our picks for where you should check out lights in DFW—hot chocolate not included.

  1. Highland Park. Reserve a horse drawn carriage in Highland Park Village or embark in your own vehicle to check out the lights. Streets like Armstrong Avenue, Lakeside Drive, and Beverly Drive are all worth a drive in from the ‘burbs.
  2. Swiss Avenue. Historic homes covered in strings of lights? Count us in.
  3. Vitruvian Park in Addison. This park has gone all out for the season. Stop by before January 1 to check out the sparkling splendor.
  4. Prairie Lights. Take in more than 4 million twinkling lights while winding through a 2 mile path in Grand Prairie. Half way through the trip there’s a pit stop where you can see Santa, get a snack, and stretch your legs.
  5. White Rock Lake. Stroll or cruise along the shore and check out the beautiful waterfront manses and their light displays reflecting on the water.
  6. Downtown Dallas: Take your own tour of the city with stops at Main Street Garden (there is a tree that blows out snow!), Belo Garden, and finish with the giant tree and food trucks at Klyde Warren Park.
  7. Deerfield. This Plano neighborhood is known for their fancy lights—they even have maps to help you find a route you’ll enjoy.

Bonus: Check out the lights plus a whole lot of ice sculptures and snow tubing at the Gaylord Texan Resort now until January 3.