TravelHost DFW’s 2016 Guide to Christmas Lights

If you love Christmas lights and all-things-festive, and you live in Dallas-Fort Worth, then you’re in the right place! Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or you’re in town for the holidays, we’ve got bountiful options to get you in the holiday spirit! Below are five of our favorite places to see holiday light creations - so pack up the family with blankets and Christmas music and check out:

 

Prairie Lights

 

Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie, TX is two miles decorated to the max with 4,000,000 (yes, four MILLION) lights, a Holiday Village with indoor laser shows, magical walk-thru forest, and so much more! This event is massively popular year after year with both in-car and out-of-car experiences - definitely worth a visit!

 

Website, pricing, & event information: https://prairielights.org/

 

Address:

Lynn Creek Park

5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy

Grand Prairie, TX 75052

 

Hours of Operation

November 24 - January 1

Due to the high volume of cars on weekends and holidays, please allow for an extra hour to get through the park.

 

Sunday – Thursday

6 – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday

6 – 10 p.m.

 

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,

Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

6-10 p.m.

 
Christmas Lights Picture
 

Vitruvian Lights

 

A fantastic holiday experience located in Vitruvian Park (Addison, TX), Vitruvian Lights lets you experience millions of festive light arrangements spread across more than 550 trees in the park. This event is free to the public, has free on-site parking, and special events throughout the holiday season.

 

Website & event information: http://www.vitruvianlights.com/

 

Address:

Virtruvian Park

3875 Ponte Ave

Addison, TX 75001

 

Hours of Operation:

November 25 - January 1

7 days a week: 5:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.*

*Check calendar for times - some days vary: http://www.vitruvianlights.com/events/event-calendar/   

 

Texas Motor Speedway Gift of Lights

 

TMS Gift of Lights is the largest drive-thru light park in Texas! Drive around the famous Texas Motor Speedway as you listen to holiday tunes, experience amazing light displays, and park at Santa’s Village to meet the Man In Red himself, go on a miniature train ride, and have some hot chocolate!

 

Website, pricing, & event information: http://www.tmsgiftoflights.com/

 

Address:

Texas Motor Speedway

3545 Lone Star Circle

Fort Worth, TX 76177

 

Hours of Operation:

November 24 - December 30

7 days a week: 6 p.m - 10 p.m.

 

Lone Star Christmas at The Gaylord Texan

 

ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland experience at the Gaylord Texan featuring:

A walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a chilly 9 degrees.
Two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures.
Five two-story tall ice slides.
Tells the story of the classic television special "Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town".
Conclude your experience with the majesty of a full nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice!

 

Website, pricing, & event information: http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/dalgt-gaylord-texan-resort-and-convention-center/lone-star-christmas/udp3ura/ice.mi

 

Address:

Gaylord Texan

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, Texas 76051  

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm

Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm

Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Holiday Hours: December 18 - 22, 25 - 29: 10am - 9pm


Christmas Lights 2

 

Six Flags’ Holiday in the Park

 

It’s Six Flags Over Texas with holiday lights, attractions, and events - what more could we ask for? Check out their website to learn about Six Flags’ holiday offerings - you can even get a pass to visit multiple times! From the Reindeer Meet & Greet to the Holiday Tree of Trees Lights Spectacular, you don’t want to miss this!

 

Website, pricing, & event information: https://holiday.sixflags.com/overtexas/

 

Address:

Six Flags Over Texas

2201 Road to Six Flags

Arlington, TX 76010

 

Hours of Operation:

November 19 - January 2*

*Select days & hours - see site for complete calendar: https://holiday.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-a-visit/#schedule

 

Farmers Branch Christmas Tour of Lights

 

This year the Tour of Lights is bigger than ever before! Over half-a-million flashing lights make up this awesome animated light show! This is a drive-thru event that you can explore from the warmth of your car!

 

Address:

Farmers Branch Historical Park

The Tour begins at Valley View Lane and Interstate 35, continues south on Denton Drive, and through the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

 

Hours of Operation:

November 25 - December 30*

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

*Closed Christmas Day, December 25




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13 Dec 2016


By Matt Zeiser