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11 DFW-Area Holiday Light Shows to Enjoy in 2014

Nov 25, 2014 06:39PM ● Published by Kevin

Photo courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway.

Gallery: 2014 DFW-Area Holiday Light Shows [17 Images] Click any image to expand.

There's plenty to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this holiday season. From breakfast with Santa and all of the venues for local shopping to volunteer opportunities to help those who are less fortunate and Christmas tree farms - the bonding activities with friends, neighbors, and most importantly, family, are endless.

This year, we highlight some of the coolest light shows, parades and events in the area for you and yours to experience. Here are 11 picks, and bonus events unique to Southlake at the end.


Approximate driving distance: 6 minutes, or 3.5 miles

Light Show Spectacular  - start Nov 26 2014 0600PM

Light Show Spectacular - start: Nov 26, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015 06:00PM

If you’re worried about getting your holiday light fix this season, fear not. You’ll have an opportunity to see thousands of twinkling lights daily, as Grapevine shines with a choreograph... Read More » 


Approximate driving distance: 13 minutes, or 11 miles

Photo courtesy of the city of Euless

A Patriotic Christmas - start: Dec 06, 2014 06:30PM

Experience the excitement of the season at our beautiful Christmas Parade of Lights while helping us celebrate and thank our Service Men and Women for protecting our freedom. Even Santa C... Read More » 

Flower Mound

Approximate driving distance: 21 minutes, or 12.5 miles

Flower Mound Christmas - Flower Mound, TX - Thanksgiving - New Year's, 6 - 9:30 p.m.

We are so excited to be a part of your holiday tradition! We are the first animated Christmas light display in Flower Mound . We have over 18,000 lights which are controlled by 160 channe... Read More » 


Approximate driving distance: 24 minutes, or 19.5 miles

Photo courtesy of

The Lights at Interlochen - Dec. 17 - Dec. 25, 2014 - The starting drive-through entrance point to this stunning lights show is at the intersection of Randol Mill Road and Westwood Drive in Arlington. Hours are 7 - 10 p.m. through Dec. 22, and 7 - 11 p.m. from Dec. 23 to 25. Allow several hours for your visit. Admission is free. More than 200 homes in this Arlington neighborhood participate and have been enchanting visitors with their extravagant Christmas lights, decorations and displays for more than 35 years. According to the website, Traffic is bumper to bumper as thousands from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex are drawn to the Interlochen Lights each Christmas season. Click here for directions and more information.

Photo courtesy of Holiday Lights Parade of Arlington

Holiday Lights Parade - start: Dec 06, 2014 06:00PM

Bring your friends and family to the Downtown/University District to enjoy the Annual Holiday Lights Parade. Thousands of people will gather for the pageantry which ends with the lighting... Read More » 

 See below for a video of the 2010 Holiday Lights Parade in Arlington.


Approximate driving distance: 29 minutes, or 25.5 miles

Photo courtesy of Lee Park  Arlington Hall Conservancy

10th Annual Light Up Lee Park Celebration - start: Dec 01, 2014 05:30PM

Bundle up the family and join us on the Green Lawn at Lee Park for a festive light display, free hot chocolate, holiday classics played by the Salvation Army Brass Band and an awe-inspiri... Read More » 

Photo coutesy of ATT Performing Arts Center

Reliant Lights Your Holidays - start: Dec 06, 2014 05:30PM

Reliant lights up the holidays at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, so bring your entire family for an evening of holiday magic. We’ll be illuminating the Center’s campus with 550,000 dazz... Read More » 

Fort Worth

Approximate driving distance: 31 minutes, or 22 miles

Photo courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway

Gift of Lights 2014 - start: Nov 26, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015 06:00PM

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway Come out to the Texas Motor Speedway for Gift of Lights 2014 and drive the entire family through a brand-new array of twinkling lights to jump-st... Read More » 

XTO Energy Parade of Lights - start Nov 28 2014 0600PM

XTO Energy Parade of Lights - start: Nov 28, 2014 06:00PM

Marching bands. Strolling carolers. Horse-drawn carriages. Appearances from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. And a whole lot of lights. Texas’ largest illuminated holiday procession has it all, includin... Read More » 


Approximate driving distance: 38 minutes, or 32.5 miles

Hometown Holidays - start Dec 06 2013 0500PM

Hometown Holidays - start: Dec 06, 2013 05:00PM

Bring the family and enjoy an evening of holiday fun and festivities. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy entertainment, carriage rides, and take a slide down the popular snow hill. Read More »  

Grand Prairie

Approximate driving distance: 48 minutes, or 38.5 miles

Photo courtesy of Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights - start: Nov 27, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015 06:00PM

Upon arriving at the entrance to Prairie Lights, you will be dazzled with 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path. Hundreds of ALL-NEW displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch ov... Read More » 

More Holiday Fun in Southlake

Photo courtesy of the city of Southlake

Winter Break Camp Mania Returns for Third Year

Looking for fun activities for the kids this holiday season? The city of Southlake has three options for you. Read More » 


Grapevine Opry Show “Christmas Spectacular” - start: Nov 22, 2014 (Friday and Saturday through Dec. 19) 07:00PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a family-friendly show? Experience toe-tapping entertainment for all ages, as the talented cast of the... Read More » 

Breakfast with Santa - start: Dec 06, 2014 07:30AM

All ages, Cost: $10 December 6, 2014 & December 13, 2014 Southlake Town Hall Lobby 7:30am, 9:15am or 11:00am Santa’s coming! He’s making a special trip to Southlake to eat breakfast... Read More » 


HOLIDAY BASH  TOY DRIVE - start Dec 06 2014 1000AM

HOLIDAY BASH & TOY DRIVE - start: Dec 06, 2014 10:00AM

Celebrate this joyful season at Smallcakes “Holiday Bash” (10am-2pm) and enjoy cupcake decorating sessions, exclusive offers, free face painting, balloons and raffles every half hour, as... Read More » 

Do you have photos from your home, your neighborhood, or cool light shows you've seen in Southlake and beyond? We'd love to see them. Post them in the comments, or contact us. 

2010 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

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