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.
- 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.
- Swiss Avenue. Historic homes covered in strings of lights? Count us in.
- Vitruvian Park in Addison. This park has gone all out for the season. Stop by before January 1 to check out the sparkling splendor.
- 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.
- White Rock Lake. Stroll or cruise along the shore and check out the beautiful waterfront manses and their light displays reflecting on the water.
- 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.
- 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.