Best Drive Thru Christmas Lights in DFW [2023]

December 24, 2023 |
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My family is getting psyched about the holidays, and I have been hard at work, making my lists and checking them twice. The first list I put together was full of fun Christmas Activities in Dallas Fort Worth, and now I am on to the Best Christmas Lights in DFW! Of course, every week I also put together a list of craft shows happening in North Texas to help you support both your local community as well as local artists and crafters–so don’t forget to check the Weekend Guide and Events Calendar as you are planning your holiday fun.

Best Christmas Lights in Dallas Fort Worth

There are LOTS of Christmas Lights displays to be found across the metroplex. This list is going to focus on those you can enjoy from the comfort of your own car. (For extravagant light displays and other activities that you can enjoy on foot, check out our Ultimate List of Christmas Activities.) Okay, let’s get cruising thru your options for the Best Christmas Lights, presented to you in no particular order:

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Enjoy a choreographed light show every evening in Frisco town square. Photo credit: Frisco Town Square

1. Christmas in the Square Frisco

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FRISCO, TX – Tune your radio to 107.3 and enjoy driving through over 180,000 choreographed lights to 10 different songs while you drive through the square in Frisco. While you are there, don’t forget to skate the square, book your own visit with Santa, or enjoy story time with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. They will even have horse carriage rides if you prefer to travel the lights old school.

The Frisco Christmas in the Square holiday lights display will run daily from 6-10 PM starting November 18th through January 8th and is a wonderful place to see FREE Christmas Lights in Dallas Fort Worth.


Purple, red, blue, and yellow lights shine through a long tunnel and reflect off the side of a car driving through
It’s time to light up the night at Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie. Photo credit: Prairie Lights

2. Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie

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GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – Prairie Lights is located at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie and offers over 4 million light sets along over 2 miles of driving path. Need a break halfway through? Park and enjoy their Holiday Village with carnival rides, concessions, photos with Santa, walk thru lights, holiday vendors, and more.

Prairie Lights is open every night at 6PM from November 23rd to December 31st. Guests can enter the line until 10PM (unless they reach capacity). Admission starts at $50 a car with Fast Passes available for $149. For more information on dates, times, and purchasing tickets, check out their website.

Bright christmas trees glow in blue, teal, and fuscia, casting a blue tone on all the cars passing through Sugar Lane Lights.
There is nothing sweeter than the gorgeous light display at Sugar Lane Lights! Photo credit: Sugar Lane Lights

3. Sugar Lane Lights

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HASLET, TX – Journey down a brilliantly lit, one mile long experience at the newest light park in North Texas. Sugar Lane Lights features a 50 ft tall, 90,000 light mega tree and 7 different tunnels. You will not want to miss their 100 foot long tunnel powered by over 2 million lights or their 25ft gingerbread house! These lights are programmed to the sounds of upbeat holiday music to give you the full festive experience. Check out our own trip to Sugar Lane Lights in the video below!

Sugar Lane Lights is open from November 10th until December 30th, from about 5PM to 10PM. Tickets range from $35 – $40 per vehicle. For more info or to purchase your ticket, visit their website.


A house is lit up with christmas lights all along their driveway and christmas decor stands alongside
Enjoy decorated home after home along this popular Christmas light hotspot. Photo credit: City of Arlington

4. Interlochen Christmas Lights

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ARLINGTON, TX – Interlochen Christmas Lights is a 40 year tradition born from extra festive neighbors banding together to provide you and your family with an extra special Christmas Lights drive. This long running North Texas tradition includes over 200 homeowners and Christmas lights as far as the eye can see and is arguably one of the best Christmas lights in DFW. Interlochen’s Christmas Lights are also one of the larger FREE drive thru Christmas Lights in DFW.

Interlochen Christmas Lights starts December 15th and runs through Christmas, from 6PM – 11PM. Admission is FREE.

A car drives a night through a round tunnel made entirely of lights
Get those engines ready for a Christmas Light ride you won’t soon forget. Photo credit: Texas Motor Speedway

5. Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

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FORT WORTH, TX – Enjoy a ride around Texas Motor Speedway while you take in their massive Christmas lights displays. Thus far, their social media team has not answered any questions about whether or not there will be infield activities or Santa’s Village for the 2023 – 2024 season.

Gift of Lights at the Texas Motor Speedway runs from November 23rd to January 7th, on select days and times, starting at 6PM. Tickets are $35 per car. For more information on dates, times, and tickets, check out their website.


The night sky is light by strings of led christmas lights arcing over the road as a light tunnel
Enjoy a drive through the country where Christmas lights the night sky. Photo credit: Radiance! at the Ranch

6. Radiance! at the Ranch

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WEATHERFORD, TX – Get ready to cruise around Weatherford while enjoying beautifully lit Christmas displays animated to all your favorite holiday songs. Millions of lights await you, sparkling and ready to help bring you and your family into the holiday spirit this season.

Radiance! at the Ranch begins November 21st and runs through December 30th. Admission is charged per vehicle and starts at $35. VIP tickets are available for $49 and include less wait time, hot chocolate, and your own photo souvenir. Visit their site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dozens of LED Christmas trees sparkle in pink, yellow, blue, and green.
Get ready for whimsy and wonder on your drive through The Light Park. Photo credit: The Light Park

7. The Light Park in Arlington

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ARLINGTON, TX – Hurricane Harbor has become The Light Park for the holiday season! Enjoy millions of lights, lemonade, popcorn, and DJ Christmas music as you drive through this pet-friendly holiday park.

The Light Park in Arlington is open from November 3rd to January 1st. Admission is priced per car and starts at $39, with a number of add-ons and upgrades available. Save up to 45% with their pre-season sale! For more information on dates, times, and tickets, visit their website.


Lights adorn several large trees with houses will lit behind them, a reflection can be seen in the water
Drive through over 2 miles of Christmas lights. Photo credit: Santa’s Country Christmas

8. Santa’s Country Christmas

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SEAGOVILLE, TX – Bask in the glory of over 2.5 million LED lights while you drive through Santa’s Country Christmas 2 mile path. Light displays line your journey featuring a variety of colorful Christmas themes. After Thanksgiving, the walking paths will open with an opportunity to feed the animals and see Santa and friends.

Santa’s Country Christmas starts up November 11th and runs through December 31st. Tickets are $30 per car. For more information, check out their facebook page.

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Get ready for a fun drive through Christmastime in Texas. Photo credit: Christmastime in Texas

9. Christmastime in Texas

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JOSHUA, TX – Christmastime in Texas is a mile and a half drive filled with hundreds of Christmas displays and lights. The park even has a special section of lights timed perfectly to your favorite Christmas songs.

Christmastime in Texas opens nightly from November 23rd to December 31st, with a special Early Sneak Peek WALK thru on November 18th. Admission is $35 per car, but they sometimes run $20 – $25 specials on Monday – Thursday nights. For more information, check out their website.


Christmas trees fully lit with a variety of colors in Addison at Vituvian Park
Vitruvian Park becomes a winter wonderland every holiday season. Photo credit: Vitruvian Park

10. Vitruvian Holiday Lights Spectacular

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ADDISON, TX – Vitruvian Park is getting all dressed up for their Holiday Lights Spectacular and you won’t want to miss this show. Whether you want to walk the park or drive thru, enjoy a variety of colorful lights lining all the trees in Vitruvian Park. Special dates will include live music, gourmet food trucks, FREE photos with Santa and other holiday characters, and much more. This colorful christmas light display is yet another place to see FREE Christmas Lights in Dallas.

Vitruvian Park is open from November 18th to January 1st. Check out their social media accounts for special events happening throughout November. Free entry, but parking fees may be charged on certain evenings.

warm white lights cover Highland Park
Highland Park is dazzling this time of year. Photo credit: Highland Park

11. Highland Park Christmas Lights Celebration

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DALLAS, TX – Highland Park Village’s Christmas Lights Celebration and Shopping Stroll takes place on December 6th from 4PM to 7PM, but the 1.5 million lights will be there for you to enjoy all season long.

Highland Park Christmas Lights Celebration and Shopping Stroll includes festive treats, Christmas carolers, face painting, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the lights all season long. Opening date for 2023 is November 17th.


Christmas light trees cover a vast night landscape
Santa Land is a 25 acre Christmas Light Park in Tyler. Photo credit: Santa Land

12. Santa Land

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TYLER, TX – Coined the first drive thru Christmas park in Texas, Santa Land offers over 2 million lights across 24 acres of land, all enjoyed from the comfort and warmth of your car. Enjoy handcrafted, animated holiday displays and a variety of original features. Santa will arrive on Thanksgiving and remain until December 23rd, and their trailer rides will start up Thanksgiving and run through December 26th.

Santa Land is open every night from November 10th to January 4th, rain or shine. Admission is $30 per vehicle up to 10 passengers, $60 up to 20 passengers. Trailer rides are $15 per person.

A long light tunnel stretches on at the Land of Lights
Over 4 million lights await you at Land of Lights. Photo credit: Land of Lights Christmas Park

13. Land of Lights Christmas Park Athens

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DALLAS, TX – Journey across this 1 mile long Christmas Park with over 4 million lights and 50 motion controlled light scenes. Drive thru 6 tunnels and 14 arches while enjoying 60 scenes and 2,000 wood cutouts. Santa will be there every night from November 10th to December 23rd.

Land of Lights Christmas Park Athens is open from November 10th until January 3rd. Admission starts at $30 per car, paid in cash, or $35 via credit card.


Dozens of LED Christmas trees sparkle in pink, yellow, blue, and green.
Get ready for whimsy and wonder on your drive through The Light Park. Photo credit: The Light Park

14. The Light Park in Frisco

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FRISCO, TX – Head over to Riders Field to enjoy the latest installation for The Light Park for this holiday season! Enjoy millions of lights, lemonade, popcorn, and DJ Christmas music as you drive through this pet-friendly holiday park.

The Light Park in Frisco is open from November 3rd to January 1st. Admission is priced per car and starts at $39, with a number of add-ons and upgrades available. Save up to 45% with their pre-season sale! For more information on dates, times, and tickets, visit their website.

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Drive your own car or hop on the train trailer to enjoy the lights. Photo credit: Lights of West

15. Lights of West

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WEST, TX – It may not be in DFW, but Lights of West is getting an honorable mention for a family fun filled evening of Christmas Lights, concessions, photos with Santa, and more! Ride through Lights of West in your own car or hop aboard their trailer train. Find your way out of the light maze and swing by to enjoy live music, letters to Santa, and more!

Lights of West opens November 22nd and runs through December 30th. Admission starts at $35 per vehicle, up to 8 passengers. Trailer rides are $15 per adult and $10 per child. Santa photos cost extra. More details can be found on their website.


Christmas lights adorn every tree in sight as a car drives through Farmersville Lights. Most lights are white, but some are red, blue, green, pink, etc.
Get ready for a lot of lights when you pull up to Farmersville Lights! Photo credit: Farmersville Lights

16. Farmersville Lights

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FARMERSVILLE, TX – The sights and sounds of Christmas are filling Farmersville as they continue their magnificent lights display down Farmersville Parkway and onto the red bricks of their historical downtown area. This holiday display in Farmersville is a great place to enjoy FREE Christmas lights in DFW. Be sure to check their events calendar for special activities such as hay rides, live music, performances, and more!

Farmersville Lights starts December 1st and runs through January 1st. This is one of the free Christmas light displays in DFW. See their website for the full schedule of special events and more info.

a lighted christmas tunnel features tons of blue and warm yellow lights over a long walking trail

More Christmas Activities

Now that you’ve seen some of the Best Christmas Lights in Dallas Fort Worth from the comfort of your car, are you ready to get out on foot and enjoy even more festive, family friendly holiday fun? Make sure to check out the Ultimate List of Christmas Activities in Dallas Fort Worth for the scoop on everything from Christmas Light walks through magical winter wonderlands to awesome holiday performances and train rides.


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Share your favorites!

From the best Christmas lights in Dallas Fort Worth to arts and crafts shows and Christmas activities galore, I am doing my best to help you soak up the magic of the season right here in the metroplex. As always, I would love to know all about your favorite holiday traditions in DFW so I can keep adding to these lists. Feel free to drop them in the comments below.

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Looking for other fun holiday activities around North Texas?

Every week, I compile a list of upcoming arts & crafts shows, fairs, festivals, and classes happening around the extended Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. Check out The Weekend Guide for a number of pop up shops and fun Fort Worth / Dallas Christmas event opportunities to discover new artists, shop small businesses, support your local community, and have fun.


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Originally posted on November 22, 2022.

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6 thoughts on “Best Drive Thru Christmas Lights in DFW [2023]”

  1. You should come check out Carmella’s magical centerland in Longview Texas if you have Tyler on the list we’re 38 acres and we have a walking trail, vendors, and a live Santa there’s no fee at the gate don’t we accept donations only

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  2. You should check out Farmersville Lights. They have free hay rides, free hot chocolate (donations go to the volunteer Firefighters, and the downtown and parkway are decorated with thousands lights. I think the Facebook page is Farmersvillle lights TX.

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