Ready to bask in the twinkling glow of the holidays? We’ve rounded up all the best places to see holiday lights in Fort Worth, Arlington, and beyond — from popular neighborhood displays to major holiday light spectaculars (of which there are now quite a few!).

While what we listed below are drive-thru or major light displays, don’t forget that lots of places deck the halls this time of year. Enjoy twinkling lights at the Fort Worth Stockyards, Sundance Square, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and any historic town square. (Historic Granbury Square and Downtown Denton Square are particularly picturesque.)

Where else do you go to see beautiful holiday lights? Share in the comments!

And be sure to view our entire guide to help you find tree farms, light displays, and more! This year we feature new categories: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years happenings! So visit those sections for holiday-specific events in those categories.

For EVEN MORE festivities around the metroplex, visit our local guides for the Dallas and Collin County areas.

November 3 – January 1

The Light Park 

Come see the millions of dazzling lights at this drive-through show at Hurricane Harbor. Open seven days a week. Tickets from $29 per car.

November 10 – December 30

Sugar Lane Lights 

Embark on a magical one-mile Christmas light drive-thru adorned with over 2 million LED lights. Tune in to the provided FM station at the gate for a unique LED Christmas light show like no other. Tickets from $39 per car.

November 17 – December 30

Radiance! at the Ranch

Sip cocoa from the comfort of your car as you marvel at twinkling lights animated to holiday classics. This year brings new scenes, more lights, and a VIP option. From $30.99 per car.

November 17 – January 1 (select nights)

Fort Worth

This international light sensation comes back to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for 2023. It’s a one-mile-long path with tunnels of lights, a fire garden, singing trees, and all sorts of artistic installations. Tickets from $23; kids two and under free. (Garden members get an $8 discount.)

November 19

Parade of Lights
Downtown Fort Worth

This annual tradition will be before Thanksgiving this year. Lots of details at the link including the parade route map and details on purchasing reserved street seats (from $15). Parade starts at 6:00 p.m. 

Know before you go: Don’t miss our insider tips for the Fort Worth Parade of Lights.

November 20 – January 8

Christmas on Main Street 

Experience the magical glow of Historic Downtown Grapevine all season long. You can also come out for one of the holiday light events: Carol of Lights has live performances and family-friendly fun on November 20. The annual Parade of Lights is scheduled for December 7. And the Merry & Bright Drone Show is on December 2.

November 23 – December 23

Christmastime in Texas

For those unfamiliar, Joshua is about 20 minutes south of Fort Worth. This drive-thru light park is filled with hundreds of displays along a mile-and-a-half course. Tickets from $35 per car.

November 23 – December 31

Prairie Lights 
Grand Prairie

Four million lights make up the super-long light tunnel and dazzling displays of this drive-thru event. Plan to get out of your car at the mid-point to enjoy the holiday village: carnival rides, concessions, photos with Santa, a walk-through forest, and more. Tickets from $50 per car.

November 23 – January 1

Gift of Lights 
Texas Motor Speedway

A Texas-sized drive-thru light trail more two miles long and made up of millions of lights. FYI: Santa’s Village will not be a part of the 2023 – 2024 season. Tickets from $35 per car.

November 23 – December 31


Daystar Television Network has a newly added 950-foot lighted tunnel, interactive displays, a Christmas Town, life-sized nativity, and more. Free!

December 2 – December 16

Holidays at Heritage

The holiday season begins with a parade in downtown Irving, followed by a traditional tree lighting ceremony. There will be family-friendly activities to spread cheer throughout December! Free!

December 9 – December 25

Diamond Loch
North Richland Hills

Many residents of the Diamond Loch subdivision adorn their homes, and you can tune in to the radio as you meander through (watch for signs to alert you to the proper station). Free!

Hint: Pop over to Curry Christmas Chaos, another NRH neighborhood display, either before or after!

December 16 – December 25

Lights at Interlochen

Put on your jammies and your best Christmas playlist and drive through the famed Arlington neighborhood where residents have been going all out with holiday lights for 40 years. Free!

Are we missing a light display? Please email info@fwmoms.com to add it to this guide.