Best DFW Neighborhoods to See Christmas Lights


Highland Park Village Christmas Lights | Image by Highland Park Village

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the neighborhoods of the metroplex are abuzz with the electric glow of Christmas lights.

Bereft of the White Christmas depicted on the silver screen, Dallasites create elaborate Christmas displays. Seemingly overnight, lawns are transformed from gardens into Santa’s workshop or a nativity scene. Each year after Thanksgiving, one by one, neighborhoods start sparkling in the night — is it ever too early to put up Christmas decorations?

Dallasites don’t seem to think so! These are the best neighborhoods to drive through, preferably with hot cocoa in your hand and Christmas spirit in your heart.


In its early days Deerfield, a neighborhood in Plano, started a friendly neighborhood decorating competition that offers a first-place prize of $5,000. Since then, the tradition has continued, and many drive through the neighborhood to view the lights. Deerfield is now so popular that cars can become congested. If your family would like to fully immerse itself into the Christmas days of yore, families are able to reserve a horse-drawn carriage to help them traverse the neighborhood.

Kessler Park

Just south of downtown in Oak Cliff, Kessler Park Illuminates five large trees at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Lausanne Avenue. What’s more, the shimmering Dallas skyline can be seen in the background, giving the illusion that the lights extend forever.

Swiss Avenue

Located squarely in East Dallas, Swiss Avenue offers a quaint, tasteful Christmas experience reminiscent of It’s a Wonderful Life. The neighborhood itself is a beautiful offering of large turn-of-the-century brick houses and sprawling lawns.

Highland Park

As one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Dallas, Highland Park routinely demonstrates their holiday spirit. The neighborhood encompasses a 20-block radius where each house is decorated better than the last. However, Beverly Street is a must-see.

Timberhollow Circle

Residents of this cul-de-sac situated within Lake Highlands coordinate to create “12 Days of Christmas.” Although only one street, each house is gorgeous and designated for a specific day, such as two turtle doves or a partridge in a pear tree.


Each Christmas, over 40,000 cars drive through this neighborhood in North Arlington. Similar to Deerfield, Interlochen also has holiday congestion. So, crank the holiday music, sip a hot cup of cocoa, and enjoy the shimmering neighborhood streets, starting from Randol Mills at Westwood.

Let us know your favorite neighborhood Christmas lights in the comments below!

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