Check Out These Holiday Towns in the Dallas Suburbs

Dec 21, 2021

These ‘burbs know how to bring the holiday spirit.

If you go big for the holidays, you’ll be right at home in these suburbs. From over-the-top neighborhood light displays to horse-drawn carriage rides to ice skating, these towns know how to celebrate the season.

If any town gets into the spirit, it’s Plano. Year after year, Deerfield residents deck the halls with synchronized lights and fill their yards with inflatable holiday characters. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the neighborhood for a first-hand glimpse at all of the festive fun. Not only is this one of the best light displays around, each year homeowners get even more creative — and even bigger with their seasonal decor.

But Plano’s holiday cheer isn’t limited to Deerfield. Check out Lights on the Farm at Heritage Farmstead Museum through the 26th.

Highland Park
Highland Park residents can’t get enough of the holidays. Since 1927, the town has decorated its “Million Dollar Monarch,” tree with glittering holiday lights. But the tree is just the start of the seasonal decorations. Locals go all out creating amazing home lighting displays. Beginning in December, take a sleigh ride around the area to admire the glittering lights and festive decorations.

Families never run out of things to do in the Christmas Capital of Texas. Throughout December, Main Street shops go all out, with holiday decorations, lights, and music, while Christmas movies run at the Historic Palace Theatre.

That, though, is just the beginning. During the season the Gaylord Texan Resort transforms into a holiday hub. Not only does this four-acre winter wonderland host a massive light display, but there are tons of activities all season long. While you raise a glass at the holiday-themed pop-up bar, your kids can build snowmen, ice skate, sled, or try to break out of a seasonal escape room.

The seasonal fun starts at Vitruvian Park which, during the holidays, is filled with more than 1.5 million LED lights. Grab your kids (and your dog — this one’s pet-friendly) and head over to take in the dazzling display.

When you’re done, warm up with a festive drink — or two. Stop by Ascension to pick up a hot chocolate or white chocolate peppermint latte pre-park, or head to a local bar or pub for a seasonal pint.

Through the end of December, the Arboretum lights up with an incredible holiday display. From a 50’ “Dazzling Musical Tree” filled with 42,000 lights — and playing your favorite tunes — to a festive Christmas Village, visits with Santa Claus, and 12 Victorian-style gazebos representing the 12 days of Christmas, this winter celebration is one of the biggest — and best — in the Dallas suburbs. And don’t take our word for it — Southern Living recently named Holiday at the Arboretum the state’s best Christmas event.

No matter what is on your “must-have” list, we’re here to help you find the suburb that checks all of your boxes. Schedule your FREE Suburbs Strategy session today to get started.

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