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11 DFW-Area Holiday Light Shows to Enjoy in 2014 Presented by Texas Trust

Nov 25, 2014 07:27PM ● By Kevin
There's plenty to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this holiday season. Here are some great family-friendly ways to brighten your holiday season, Presented by Texas Trust Credit Union.

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 Mansfield at the end.


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: 18 minutes, or 10.5 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 » 


Approximate driving distance: 23 minutes, or 13 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.

Fort Worth

Approximate driving distance: 23 minutes, or 19.5 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: 29 minutes, or 24 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 » 


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: 39 minutes, or 33 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 » 

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 » 

More Holiday Fun in Mansfield

NovDec 2014 Issue - Christmas Cheer - Nov 17 2014 0329PM

Nov/Dec 2014 Issue - Christmas Cheer

Take a peek at what's inside this holiday-themed issue and enjoy lots of cheerful online extras! Read More » 


Mansfield Womens Club Festival of Trees - start Dec 05 2014 1000AM

Mansfield Women's Club Festival of Trees - start: Dec 05 - 06, 2014 10:00AM

Free to the public- view beautifully lit and decorated table-top artificial Christmas trees donated by talented individuals, businesses, & decorators. Trees will be sold by silent auctio... Read More » 

The Classic Swing Band with Eddie Irving - start: Dec 06, 2014 08:00PM

These Mansfield favorites will get your whole family in the holiday spirit with their always-sold-out performance of all the swing tunes you know and love. (Song list? We've got it for ... Read More » 


Mansfield Womens Club Holiday Home Tour - start Dec 07 2014 0100PM

Mansfield Women's Club Holiday Home Tour - start: Dec 07 - 08, 2014 01:00PM

View 5 beautifully decorated homes all within the city limits of Mansfield on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1 pm - 6 pm. Tickets are $25 advance or $30 at the door of any tour home on Su... Read More » 


Pancake Breakfast with SANTA  Craft Fair - start Dec 13 2014 0900AM

Pancake Breakfast with SANTA & Craft Fair - start: Dec 13, 2014 09:00AM

Join the Award Winning Kennedale High School Band as they host their 12th Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Craft Fair. December 13, 2014 - 9am - 2pm at the Kennedale High School... Read More » 


Noel Christmas Cantata - start Dec 14 2014 0600PM

Noel Christmas Cantata - start: Dec 14, 2014 06:00PM

Join First Methodist Mansfield for their annual Christmas program telling the story of Jesus’ birth through dramatic narration, sacred and secular songs and special effects that will deli... Read More » 


Do you have photos from your home, your neighborhood, or cool light shows you've seen in Mansfield 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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