Best Drive Thru Christmas Lights in DFW 
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 through your options for the Best Christmas Lights, presented to you in no particular order:
- Christmas in the Square – Frisco, TX
- Prairie Lights – Grand Prairie, TX
- Sugar Lane Lights – Haslet, TX
- Interlochen Christmas Lights – Arlington, TX
- Gift of Lights Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX
- Radiance! at the Ranch – Weatherford, TX
- The Light Park – Arlington, TX
- Santa’s Country Christmas – Seagoville, TX
- Christmastime in Texas – Joshua, TX
- Vitruvian Holiday Lights Spectacular – Addison, TX
- Highland Park Christmas Lights Celebration – Dallas, TX
- Santa Land – Tyler, TX
- Land of Lights – Tyler, TX
- Christmas Activities – extended North Texas area
1. Christmas in the Square Frisco
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 and is free to public.
2. Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie
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 Christmas Village with carnival rides, concessions, photos with Santa, walk thru lights, and more.
Prairie Lights is open every night from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve and 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.
3. Sugar Lane Lights
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.
Sugar Lane Lights is open from December 1st until December 31st, from about 5PM to 10PM. Tickets range from $35 – $40 per vehicle. For more info or to purchase your ticket, visit their website.
4. Interlochen Christmas Lights
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 Christmas Lights start up around December 16th and runs through Christmas, from 6PM – 11PM. Admission is free.
5. Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway
FORT WORTH, TX – Enjoy a ride around Texas Motor Speedway while you take in their massive Christmas lights displays. Unfortunately, there will be no Santa’s village for the 2022 – 2023 season.
Gift of Lights at the Texas Motor Speedway runs from November 24th to January 1st, 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.
6. Radiance! at the Ranch
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! Frozen in Frisco begins November 18th and runs through December 31st. 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.
7. The Light Park
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 4th to January 1st. Admission is priced per car and starts at $39, with a number of add-ons and upgrades available. For more information on dates, times, anad tickets, visit their website.
8. Santa’s Country Christmas
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 opens November 11th. Tickets are $30 per car. For more information, check out their facebook page.
9. Christmastime in Texas
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 Thanksgiving night until New Years Eve. Admission is $35 per car, but they run $25 specials on Monday – Thursday nights up until December 19th. For more information, check out their website.
10. Vitruvian Holiday Lights Spectacular
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.
Vitruvian Park is open from November 25th to January 1st. Check out their social media accounts for special events happening throughout November and December. Free entry, but parking is charged on 11/25 and 12/3 ($15 cash).
11. Highland Park Christmas Lights Celebration
DALLAS, TX – Highland Park Village’s Christmas Lights Celebration and Shopping Stroll takes place on December 7 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.
12. Santa Land
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 13th 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.
13. Land of Lights Christmas Park Athens
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.
More Christmas Activities
Ready to get out on foot and enjoy 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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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.
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.