The Holiday Season is a beautiful time of year in the Dallas Metroplex, even though the ground isn’t always blanketed in snow. The unpredictable Texas winter weather brings good tidings displayed in the season’s jubilant decorations adorning the homes new and old from north Dallas to Fort Worth; and from Sunnyvale to to Corsicana. The lackluster economy can’t stop the Christmas sparkle. If you’re looking to see Christmas lights in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, you can still find holiday decor from the festive to funky, from traditional to the avante-guarde in neighborhoods throughout DFW.
Dallas, Texas Holiday Lights
Few places offer the nostalgia of Highland Park in the wintertime, especially during the Christmas Season. Homes in this area compete for attention with twinkling lights, classy wreaths and sneak peaks into living rooms adorned with every Christmas decoration imaginable. The area is brimming with old-timey homes built in the early 1900s, harkening to the simplicity of days long past. Stop off at Highland Park Village for a Mocha Latte to enjoy as you drive through the gorgeous neighborhoods in University Park, Highland Park and the Park Cities.
Kessler Park Christmas Lights Display
The Kessler Park neighborhood in north Oak Cliff overlooking the Downtown Dallas skyline and in the shadows of Methodist Central Hospital, will once again be displaying thousands of lights on the traffic islands of this beautiful community and complimented with dozens of homes being decorated in colorful displays. Details about this historical neighborhood and location can be found at kesslerpark.org/holidaylights.htm
Arlington, Texas Holiday Lights
One Arlington neighborhood, Interlochen, offers a spectacular neighborhood lighting display that attracts tourists from nearby cities. The homes of Interlochen are older, and set upon the largest hills in DFW, and make for a brilliant display. The area is so packed that roads are closed and residents receive entry-passes to get past the throngs of those seeking to partake in the area’s holiday spirit.
Fair Park Holiday Lights Display in Dallas, Texas
With free admission and free parking, the family-friendly event anticipates more than 60,000 visitors. Fair Park Holiday Lights will offer holiday foods, entertainment, music, lights, horse-drawn carriages, hay rides, a Yule log, kids crafts, games and activities … and more – including a first-time pajama holiday movie party outdoors in The Cotton Bowl!
Farmers Branch Holiday Lights
Farmers Branch brings in the yuletide cheer with a tree light display of over 300,000 lights during the Farmers Branch Holiday Tour of Lights. The Holiday Tour now continues each night, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. through New Year’s Eve. Admission to the Historical Park portion is free with donations accepted by the non-profit organizations assisting with the display. The Historical Park portion is closed on Mondays and on Christmas Day. For more information, call (972) 919-2620 or visit ci.farmers-branch.tx.us
Frisco, Texas Holiday Lights
If you’re coming to the Frisco area for Christmas, don’t miss “Frisco in the Square” which is the a spectacular holiday light display across Main Street that’s synchronized to music. It’s the largest light display of it’s kind. While you’re here, visit some of the awesome neighborhood light displays.
Over 90% of the homes in Frisco are brand-spanking new, and many are adorned with delightful rows of twinkling lights. Street vendors on Preston Road are hawking flat wooden Christmas characters, as well as “Happy Holidays” signs strung with white lights. At least one such displays can be seen on every street in the city. Another popular item for Frisco residents are the new blow-up yard decorations that stay afloat with hot-air. And nothing says Christmas like a house with candles and wreaths on every window. If the new homes of Frisco were beautiful before, now they’re striking.
Richardson Texas Christmas Light Displays
Some Richardson residents call it Lollipop Lane. It looks more like Gumdrop Gardens. You’ll find colorful squares of light resembling giant gumdrops dotting the landscape of several homes on Opal and Kirby lanes in Richardson, Texas. Giant lollipops and candy canes get your tummy ready for Christmas sweets. Several other streets in the neighborhood, to the south and east of the intersection of Floyd and West Arapaho roads, have some fun displays. Light display is on Opal Lane is off Floyd Road, one block south of West Arapaho Road.
Plano Texas Holiday Lights
Not to be outdone, Plano has a very splashy display of Christmas lights at its very own Deerfield Neighborhood, sponsored by the Deerfield Neighborhood Association. Drive by slowly and make this wonderful holiday light display part of your family tradition. Learn more at Deerfieldplano.org
Waxahachie Texas Christmas Lights
Waxahachie’s Downtown Victorian Christmas starts Dec. 5 and runs through the end of the month. Events include a Victorian Christmas Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 and noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 at the Ellis County Courthouse Square. Central Presbyterian Church, at 402 N. College St., presents Bethlehem Revisited from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14. A candlelight Christmas Home Tour will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 12-14. Enchanted Pines, an outdoor ice-skating rink at South Rogers and Madison streets, opens Dec. 5 and will be open Fridays to Sundays through Dec. 28. Details: WaxahachieChamber.com.