The holiday season has finally arrived! It is the time year when people get out and spread warmth, regardless of the cool temperatures. There is much to see in the wonderful city of Dallas! And all you need to enjoy them is your car and some time to spare.
For one, the lights are spectacular! Here’s a list of the best places to see the lights in Dallas.
1.5 million LED lights are wrapped around more than 550 trees in this park annually. Located in Addison, Texas, it is the perfect area to walk through with your loved ones. Sit back and marvel at the dazzling display that this park transforms into every holiday season! (FREE)
Home to the NHL’s Dallas Stars and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, the American Airlines Center is renowned for its sports teams. However, during the holiday season, it is renowned for a completely different reason – its Candy Cane Lane! This Lane is filled with festive lanterns, lights and surprises around every corner! It is an amazing place to kick back and enjoy the ride through Downtown Dallas ($35 – $50 per car)
Gaylord Texan, located in Grapevine, Texas, has one of the most vast arrays of festive decorations in the world. From the 50,000 square feet of holiday-themed lights, lanterns and favorite movie scene reenactments to the indoor atrium which features a 2 million twinkling light display, the Lone Star Christmas display is one of the most spectacular ones you will see in the whole world! ($24 per adult)
Grapevine’s very own Main Street is one of the most historic locations in the whole city. Annually, all the shops open up, inviting people and spreading warmth during the festive season. The whole city also is draped in lights and joy is everywhere! The Light Show Spectacular is a choreographed light show with sound that leaves everyone who watches it in awe! (FREE)
Located in Fort Worth, this two-mile motor course is open to the public every year. Drive through tunnels, order warm, delicious food, and spend time with your loved ones to make the most out of your experience at the Texas Motor Speedway. With almost 3 million lights, this display is jaw droppingly beautiful. ($30 – $60)
On the shore of Lake Lewisville, cutting-edge technology is set up to give you the optimal festive experience. This includes scenes from classic Christmas novels and movies such as “The Polar Express”. The animations make it seem realistic! It is the perfect family outing and will instantly boost everyone’s festive spirit! ($26 – $100)
No, the zookeepers do not drape giraffes in long festive lights. However, they still make this display of lights unique. This holiday safari utilizes more than 1 million lights to make your experience unforgettable. There are many elaborate displays, ranging from silk covered lanterns that depict animals, to ice palaces fit for penguin kings and queens. Drive past these to reach the Reliant Holiday Village at the end of the route. The experience at the Dallas Zoo is one you will remember for life! ($50 – $65)