The holiday season is officially underway, and along with Christmas carols, candy canes, and crowded shopping malls, one of the signs of the season is gorgeous twinkling lights on display. Here is our list of six places to see fabulous light displays this December in Fort Worth and the surrounding area.
A Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place
Historic Ryan Place’s annual Candlelight Christmas home tour takes guests on a trip through the stately neighborhood, with a mix of bungalow homes and mansions decked out in holiday finery. Proceeds from the tour go toward neighborhood projects. The tour takes place December 5 and 6. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance, and $20 on the day.
Starlight Symphony at West 7th
If you find yourself in West 7th in the evening this holiday season, you won’t want to miss the Starlight Symphony. This five-minute light and music show on Crockett Street runs every hour, on the hour from 6-10 PM through New Year’s.
Sundance Square Plaza
Alongside Sundance Square’s decorative water fountains and distinctive umbrellas is a magnificent 59-foot Christmas tree covered trunk to tip in sparkling lights. Santa Claus is also available for photos most evenings.
Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway
For a holiday experience unlike any other, you can’t miss Texas Motor Speedway’s Gift of Lights. Drive through a tunnel of millions of lights and take in the spectacular displays. And on the Speedway’s inside track, you can visit Santa’s Village for photos and family-friendly activities. Tickets are $25 per car, but you can save $5 at the gate if you bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Running every day through December 26, 6-10 PM.
Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Looking for an exciting destination for the kids? Make the trip to Arlington for Six Flags Holiday in the Park. Select rides are open for holiday thrills, but the real stand-out is the towering Christmas tree in the Star Mall, along with thousands of twinkling lights choreographed to music. Open weekends through December 13, and daily December 18-January 3. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Lights at Interlochen
The neighborhood of Interlochen, located in Arlington, is famous for extravagant displays of lights and decorations. Visitors from all over the Metroplex flock to drive through the neighborhood and see the annual display, now in its 40th year, and as a result, traffic is often bumper-to-bumper. The drive-through begins at the intersection of Randol Mill Road and Westwood Drive in Arlington. Runs December 17-25, 7-11 PM.