Do you remember how much fun it was to go see Christmas light displays when you were a kid?
For most of us, nothing has changed. It is still a thrill to go see the millions of twinkling lights and the wondrous world they create.
If you will be in Texas this holiday season, here are ten spectacular Christmas light displays to go see…
Christmas Light Displays in Texas
1. Nature In Lights – Fort Hood
Along the shores of Belton Lake, near Fort Hood, is the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The locals call it BLORA.
They host the annual Nature In Lights holiday lights display.
A cool thing about Nature in Lights is that visitors drive through the lights display. It stretches over 5½ miles and has more than 120 displays.
Along the way, you can stop by Santa’s Village where you can buy homemade cookies and hot chocolate.
Prices are very reasonable, ranging from $8 per car or mini-van to $60 for a big bus.
2. Trail Of Lights – Zilker Park, Austin
The Austin Trail of Lights is located in Zilker Park. It is probably one of the best Christmas light displays in Texas!
There are more than 50 light displays to enjoy. Many food vendors along the way will ensure that you don’t get hungry or thirsty.
If you’re planning to drive there, you have to buy your parking ticket before the time. A good option might be to park at the Burger Center or Republic Square Park, and then take a shuttle to Zilker Park.
While it may be a little tougher to get there, the Trail of Lights is spectacular and well worth a visit.
3. Prairie Lights – Grand Prairie (Dallas Area)
Prairie Lights is another “drive-thru” Christmas lights display in Texas. It is located in Grand Prairie, between Dallas and Arlington.
Prairie Lights has about 4 million lights set in various displays along a 2-mile path. It takes about 45 minutes to drive through.
Holiday Village is about halfway through the drive. Here you can get out of your car to buy some concessions, like hot chocolate, apple cider, funnel cakes, and more. The Holiday Village also has an indoor laser show and a walk-thru forest (for an extra fee).
Prairie Lights is in Lynn Creek Park at 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy.
4. Zoo Lights – Houston Zoo
The Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo has a great holiday lights display.
There are more than 2 million lights in multiple displays along the way. They have holiday music playing as well.