Magical Christmas lights will illuminate the night skies during the holiday light shows in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas in 2017. Take the family to enjoy the colorful bright lights piercing the darkness throughout the holiday season at some of the special events held only one season during the year.
The 12 Days of Christmas at Night
Nov. 15-Dec.30 on Specified Days @ 6 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
The garden will be decorated with 500,000 sparkling lights and a 30-foot tall Christmas tree to delight children and adults. The festive atmosphere will be enhanced by the holiday music provided throughout the garden. Nighttime tickets ($10-$20) must be purchased for a specific time and date. Check the website for special events, like the Elves Workshop, Visits with Santa, Holiday Hooping, and the Toy Soldier Stilt Walker.
Dallas Zoo Lights
Nov. 17-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-23, & Dec. 26-Jan. 2 @ 5 p.m.
Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75203
Dallas Zoo Lights will be a great place to spend the evening with the family during the holiday season. After the animals go in for the night, the zoo will come alive with vibrant lights and decorations. The festivities will include holiday entertainment, a special holiday light and music show, crafts and activities for kids, and more. Zoo Lights will be free with regular zoo admission ($12-$15), so plan to visit the zoo to see t-*he animals during the day, and the stay for the festive nighttime lights.
Magical Winter Lights
Nov. 17-Jan. 7 @ 5 p.m.
Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Take the family to the fantastic Magical Winter Nights at Lone Star Park to enjoy holiday cheer. Expect to see grand lights displays, including the Magical Wonderland, The Lone Star State, Dinosaur Land, Mystery of the East, and Christmas Candy Land. There will also be cultural performances and characters entertaining the family. Tickets will be $21/Adult, $13/Child (4-12) & Senior (65+). Wristbands for unlimited carnival rides will be $18.
Carol of Lights in Historic Downtown Grapevine
Nov. 20 @ 5 p.m.
Grapevine City Hall, Grapevine, TX 76051
The Carol of Lights will be a Texas-sized spectacle of lights as the Christmas tree is illuminated. Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas, so expect tons of holiday cheer, music, singing snowmen, and Mrs. Claus help to light the tree. Kids and adults will be delighted at the merriment and Christmas cheer. Carol of Lights will be free and open to the public.
Nov. 21-Jan. 7 - (Mon.-Fri.) @ 5:30 p.m., (Sat.-Sun.) @ 3 p.m.
Fair Park, Dallas, TX 75210
Fair Park’s Leonhardt Lagoon will be festively decorated with more than two million twinkling lights for the new outdoor, walk-through light show. Guests can expect to see a 48-foot tall Christmas tree, Chinese lantern-inspired decorations, a snowflake corridor, and more. Santa Claus will be at Fair Park on some evenings. Tickets will be $20/Adults, $12/Children (3-12), and Free/Children under 3. Family packs will be $54 for 2 adults and 2 children.
Light Show Spectacular
Nov. 22-Jan. 7
Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Historic Downtown Grapevine will be illuminated for the holidays, a twinkling family-friendly spectacle of lights. The Light Show Spectacular will run continuously every night and each show will be about 20 minutes and length. The Light Show Spectacular will be free and open to the public.
Christmas in the Square
Nov. 24-Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Frisco in the Square, Frisco, TX 75034
Christmas in the Square is the largest choreographed show of holiday lights and in North Texas, drawing over 750,000 visitors a year. Kids and adults delight in the extravaganza of over 175,000 lights. “Snow flurries” will fall on the square every 15 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays and create a winter wonderland. Visitors can tune into 107.3 FM on their radio in their vehicles or listen to the piped in music as they walk through the square. Christmas in the Square will be free and open to the public.
Vitruvian Lights – A Magical Night of Lights
Nov. 24-Jan. 1 @ 6 p.m.
Vitruvian Park, 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, TX 75001
Vitruvian Park will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with twinkling lights. The Mayor will illuminate the park on opening night, along with free entertainment, free photos with Santa, the Holiday Shopping Village, and more. Admission and parking will be free for this magical light show.
Farmers Branch Tour of Lights
Nov. 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
I-35 & Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
The Tour of Lights will be a drive-through display with over 500,000 sparkling lights and animated displays. Take the family for a ride the enjoy the lights and music. There is a suggested donation of $4 per vehicle.
Parade of Lights in Historic Downtown Grapevine
Dec. 7 @ 7 p.m.
Historic Main Street. Grapevine, TX 76051
Grapevine’s Parade of Lights will be the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas, with over 100 lighted floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus. The entire family will have fun as they watch the decorated floats and listen to the music. Parade of Lights will be free and open to the public.