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Centennial Park Lights

Cost: FREE

Where: Centennial Park – 444 W. Second St. Irving, TX

When: Dec. 7-25, nightly from dusk till 10

About: Winter wonderland at this downtown park decorated with 60,000 lights winding around trees, fences, a bridge and walkways

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Christmas in the Square

Cost: FREE

Where: Downtown Frisco

When: Now – Jan 6th

About: More than 175,000 lights blink to holiday music in downtown Frisco. Visitors can drive through and turn their radios to 107.3 FM for the holiday tunes. For those who’d like to walk through the display, music will be played on speakers throughout the square.

More info: The event also includes the Skate the Square outdoor ice rink through Jan. 6, which costs $12 per person, including skates. And the Christmas Tree Maze will be back, with a path through about 250 flocked Christmas trees inside a tent. The maze is $8 per person.


The Modern Lights

Cost: FREE

Where: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth – 3200 Darnell Street Fort Worth, TX

When: Nov. 29-Feb. 2 – nightly from 5 to midnight

About: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and its tree-dotted grounds will be illuminated for the season.

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Vitruvian Lights

Cost: FREE

Where: 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison

When: Nov. 29-Jan. 1, nightly from 5 to 11

About: 12 acres to see over 550 illuminated trees wrapped in 1.5 million sparkling LED lights

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Dallas Zoo Lights by Reliant

Cost: $17 for adults, $14 for ages 3-11 and 65 and up, free for kids 2 and under. Parking is $10 per car.

Where: Dallas Zoo

When: The lights are on from 5 to 9 p.m

About: More than 1 million lights illuminate the ZooNorth section

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Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

Cost: $30 per car or truck, $50-$60 for larger vehicles. $2 off for first responders and military with ID or per car donating five canned goods

Where: 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth

When: Now – Jan 5th. nightly 6-10pm

About: 2 miles featuring nearly 3 million LED lights

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Holiday at the Arboretum

Cost: “The 12 Days of Christmas” $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for kids 2-12, free for kids younger than 2. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Parking is $15 ($9 if purchased online in advance)

“The 12 Days of Christmas” at Night: Nov. 29-Dec. 29, on Wednesdays through Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. $23 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older, $11 for kids 2-12, free for kids younger than 2. Closed Dec. 25. Parking is included with nighttime admission.

Where: Arboretum

When: Through Dec. 31, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

About: Visitors can stroll along a three-quarter-mile stretch to view 12 glass-encased gazebos that depict scenes from each verse of the popular holiday carol.

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Holiday in the Park

Cost: Tickets are $84.99, $69.99 for kids under 48 inches, free for kids 2 and younger. Discounts available on the website. Parking is $30. 

Where: Six Flags Over Texas 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington. 

When:  Through Jan. 5 on select days at Six Flags Over Texas,

About: Six Flags Over Texas is filled with millions of twinkling lights wrapped around trees and along rooftops highlighting “an animated holiday lights presentation filled with music and dazzling visual displays.”

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Lone Star Christmas

Cost: Tickets are timed, and prices, which vary by date, start at $23.99 for ages 12-54, $14.99 for children 4-11, free for children 3 and under. Prices for other activities vary; viewing the Lone Star Christmas decorations is free. Parking is $15 per car.

Where: The Gaylord Texan – 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX

When: “Ice!” continues through Jan. 5 in Longhorn Exhibit Hall B at the Gaylord Texan

About: The Gaylord Texan’s 16th annual holiday celebration includes 2 million lights decorating its atriums, a 54-foot Christmas tree, a large outdoor skating rink, an eight-lane snow tubing hill and “Ice!,” the freezing but popular indoor exhibit of ice sculptures.

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Peppermint Park

Cost: $24.95, $19.95 for children 3-17, free for children 2 and younger.

Where: The Hilton Anatole

When: Nov. 29-Dec. 23 on Fridays, Saturdays and select dates from 5 to 9 p.m.

About: Transforming its outdoor park into a winter wonderland with light displays, train rides, interactive family entertainment, North Pole miniature golf, cookie decorating, a teddy bear factory, face painting and more. There will also be nightly tree lightings.

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Prairie Lights

Cost: Admission starts at $45 per car

Where: Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie

When: Nov. 28-Dec. 31

About: Four million lights twinkle along a 2-mile path at this drive-through holiday attraction, which offers new displays in shapes of all kinds. Half way through, visitors can hop out at the Holiday Village to view the updated Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest and a new Indoor Holiday Show

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Cost: $30, $22 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and younger

Where: 8314 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas

When:  Through Jan. 4

About: This whimsical, immersive holiday display in the Plaza at Preston Center includes photo op-ready seasonal scenes, six photo booths and Christmas costumed characters. Share selfies at social media stations or pay extra to print favorites in the gift shop. Organizers say to allow an hour for touring the exhibit, which has timed entry.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Cost: $7, $4 for children 2-12 and seniors 65 and up, free for children younger than 2

Where: Level 2 between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas

When: through Jan. 5

About: An elaborate model train exhibit set up in its own room

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