Kick off your holiday season with a visit to one of these epic Christmas light displays in and around Dallas. From lights at the zoo to downtown celebrations, you’ll feel the joy of the season when you visit these spots. Here’s some of the best places to see Christmas lights in Dallas.

photo: Vitruvian Lights

Vitruvian Lights—Addison

Vitruvian Park transforms into North Texas’ most spectacular holiday destinations during Vitruvian Lights, when over 1.5 million sparkling LED lights are wrapped around more than 550 trees. On Nov. 29, 2019, the lights will be turned on during a spectacular lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. and they will stay on through Jan. 1.

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The 12 Days of Christmas at Night

View the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in all its holiday splendor with over 500,000 lights.

Dates: Wed.-Sun., Nov. 13-27
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photo: Galleria Dallas

Illumination Celebration at Galleria Dallas

The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion choreographed to magical sounds of the season.

Date: Daily, Nov. 30- Dec. 24
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Deck the Plaza Tree Lighting

This holiday season, have a ball at Dallas City Hall. Head down for a special tree lighting at Deck the Plaza.

Date: Dec. 6
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photo: Gabby Cullen

Dallas Zoo Lights

ZooNorth transforms into a winter wonderland with over one million twinkling lights, realistic silk-covered lanterns in the shape of your favorite animals, plus even more light displays and festivities for the entire family!

Dates: Select days Nov. 15-Jan. 5
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photo: Denton Holiday Lights

Denton Holiday Lighting

Enjoy this festive evening on the Square with plenty of live local music, food, family fun and joyful holiday spirit.

Date: Dec. 6 
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Holiday Show and Tree Lighting

The free event features a festive day of family-friendly activities and entertainment, including photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and live holiday entertainment. The day will culminate with a holiday extravaganza featuring traditional Christmas music, the arrival of Santa Claus and our annual tree lighting.

Date: Dec. 7
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