Where To See The Best Christmas Lights In Texas

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Check our list of top five places to see the Christmas lights in Texas and watch the children’s little angelic faces light up and twinkle. Be amazed at these sparkling lights and creations, which are sure to leave you feeling festive.

1) Enchant Christmas, Arlington

For any true Christmas enthusiast, Enchant Christmas is the place for you this month. Come and see the World’s Largest Light Maze right in the heart of Texas. This fantastic experience features millions of lights, the biggest Outdoor Christmas tree in North Texas, a breathtaking ice-skating trail and a Christmas Market. Share a hot cocoa with your loved ones and breathe in the magical atmosphere. The nightly live entertainment will provide lots of jolly jingles, while a visit to Santa’s Golden Palace will add a touch of festive magic to all. Visit Enchant Christmas this December for a very merry Christmas indeed.

Prices: Tickets start at $19.95. Get tickets here.

2) Zoo Lights, Houston

Kids of all ages will love this animal themed light show at the Houston Zoo. Gaze up in wonder at spectacular blacklight jungle displays and animals made of twinkling lights! There are all sorts of festive activities available that are sure to entertain the whole family. Join in and sing along with Christmas caroling, decorating gingerbread houses. Of course, you can always learn about the hundreds of species of animals they have at the zoo. If you’re in Houston this season, this is one holiday event that is not to be missed!

Prices: Value nights start at $11.95 for members and $19.95 for non-members. Children 1 and under go free! Get tickets here.


3. Downtown Main Street – Grapevine

For those of you in Grapevine (or if you just fancy a drive to the historic suburb), head to Main Street to see some spectacular Christmas lights. Every year, the street is elegantly adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and fabulous decorations. With bedazzling beauty and grace, the ‘Christmas Capital of Texas’ shows once again how it earned its title. Take a wagon ride, catch a photo op with Santa or simply stroll around the beautifully lit streets for that warms and fuzzy feeling that’s synonymous with this joyous season.

4. Trail of Lights – Austin

Here in Texas, we love a good tradition, and Austin is no exception. As a beloved event that’s spent over 50 years bringing festive magic to the city, the Trail of Lights is one family pastime that has been passed down from generation to generation. This magical experience features over two million twinkling lights as well as plenty of other events, activities, and displays that will entertain even the Scrooge of the family.

Prices: Most general admission nights are free. See the Austin Trail of Lights calendar to see which nights offer free entry and which carry a $3 entry fee for attendees 12 and over. Get tickets here. 

5. The Riverwalk, San Antonio

The Riverwalk in San Antonio is the perfect location for a magical date this season. Take a stroll down the river and marvel at the sparkling trees and their Christmas lights while you bathe in the warmth of a loved one. For an extra special view of this festive spectacle, enjoy a cruise up the waterway on a romantic night time riverboat. The Riverwalk is undoubtedly a sight to behold and promises to bring festive cheer to all that attend.

Prices: Walking along the river is free. Boat tours start at $12 for adults.