Holiday lights scene Irving, TX | H2O Sprinkler SystemsAre you looking for a family-friendly place to look at Christmas lights this year? There are so many places to take the kids near the DFW Metroplex, but we have our favorite. Check out these three places to in Addison, Plano, and Westlake and feel a bit more festive.

Vitruvian Lights in Addison

Vitruvian Park is a walking trail that surrounds a man-made lake in Addison. No matter which direction you look in, you will see a beautiful display of colorful lights. As many as 500 trees are lined from stump to stem with beautiful Christmas lights. You can take a stroll near the water and see the reflection bouncing off the surface of the lake. What makes this event even better? It’s 100% free, even the parking.

It’s fun for families, friends, or even a romantic date night. Some evenings, there are live bands and food trucks, check out the Vitruvian Lights calendar to see when special events take place.

Deerfield Holiday Lights in Plano

If you have lived in DFW for more than a few years, chances are, you have heard of Deerfield Lights Display. Believe it or not, this is a subdivision in Plano that has come together to spread a little holiday cheer to their community. This neighborhood really knows the meaning of community spirit.

They offer carriage rides and even Segway tours when reserved in advance. Santa will be there for kids (or adults on the nice list) from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. There is a tree lighting ceremony and hot cocoa and treats will be sold as well. For more background on The Story of Deerfield’s Tradition of Holiday Lighting or event details, you can visit their website. In short, check out this block of festive houses for a spectacular display of lights that is fun for the whole family.

Also, if you are looking for an easy way to give back this year, bring your spare change to benefit the Change for Children’s Program.

The Town of Westlake Annual Tree Lighting

If you are looking for something more subdued, but just as beautiful as other similar events nearby, you need to go to The Town of Westlake Annual Tree Lighting. They promise a magical evening for guests of all ages. You can expect a beautiful tree lighting ceremony, bounce houses, live reindeer to pet, and even an old-fashioned cakewalk. There will be local food tastings from local restaurants, holiday music, and cookie decorating. To top it off, there will be hot cocoa, cider, and live musical performances.

Plus, you can’t forget about pictures with Santa.


The Dallas area offers so many wonderful Christmas lights displays. It is easy to find something that is nearby, but in our opinion, these three places are the best of the best and definitely worth your time.