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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (Lightings)

tree lightings galore

One of the best things about the holidays is the number of events around town. From massive spectacles and playing in real snow to traditional tree lightings—DFW does not disappoint. So we put a list together of all the tree lightings going on around the Metroplex.

And amid the pandemic, we also divided each Christmas tree lighting up by event type—drive thru, in-person and virtual—so you can feel comfortable while your family kicks off the holiday season.

DRIVE-THRU Tree Lightings

Vitruvian Lights // Addison
Where Vitruvian Park, 3966 Vitruvian Way
Nov. 27 from 5–11pm

Dallas City Hall // Dallas
Where Deck the Plaza at City Hall, 1500 Marilla St.
When Nov. 21 from 5:30–8pm

The Lights at Legacy // Plano
Where Shops at Legacy, 7201 Bishop Road
Nov. 22 from 5:30–8:30pm

Christmas Tree Lighting 
// Saginaw
Where Saginaw Recreation Center, 6333 West McLeroy Blvd.
When Dec. 4 6:30pm
IN-PERSON Tree Lightings

Vitruvian Lights // Addison
See Drive Thru Events for details.

Holiday at the Arboretum // Dallas
Where Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road
When Nov. 27–Dec. 31; daily Christmas pyramid lightings

Holiday in the Park // Arlington
Where Six Flags over Texas, 2201 East Road to Six Flags St.
When Nov. 21–Jan. 3; daily tree lightings by Santa at sundown

Galleria Dallas // Dallas
Where 13350 Dallas Pkwy
Nov. 27 at 6pm

Tree Lighting Celebration // Dallas
Where Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dec. 5 from 4–6pm; additional tree lightings will occur every Friday–Sunday at 6–6:15pm until Dec. 20

Christmas Lights Celebration //  Colleyville 
Where Colleyville City Hall, 100 Main Street
When Dec. 4 5:30–8:30pm

Christmas in the Branch // Farmers Branch
Where Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Marketplace
When Dec. 5 from 5–9pm

City of Frisco // Frisco
Where Merry Main Street at Simpson Plaza, Frisco Square Blvd.
When Dec. 5 from 4–8pm

Texas Lottery Plaza Tree Lighting // Irving
Where Toyota Music Factory, 316 West Las Colinas Blvd.
When Nov. 28 at 6pm

Annual Tree Lighting at the Center // Mansfield
Where MISD Center for Performing Arts, 1110 West Debbie Lane
When Nov. 19 6–8pm

Home for the Holidays // McKinney
Where Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 North Tennessee St.
When Nov. 27 at 10:30am–9pm

VIRTUAL Tree Lightings

Tree Lighting Celebration // Dallas
When Dec. 5 from 4–6pm; on CBS 11 Dec. 20 at 7:30am; and KXTA Dec. 20 at 4pm
Streaming on
Klyde Warren Park’s website, CBS 11 and KXTA Channel 21

Denton Holiday Lighting Festival // Denton
When Dec. 4 from 5:30–9:30pm
Streaming on
Denton Holiday Lighting website (linked above)

When Nov. 22 7–9pm; Nov. 23–24 for float showcase  6–8pm
Streaming on KTXA-21, Youtube and Facebook 

Christmas on the Square // Garland
When Dec. 3 at 7 pm (30 minutes), Dec. 24 at 7pm (60 minutes) and Dec. 25 at 8am and 7pm (both 60 minutes)
Streaming on City of Garland’s CGTV, Facebook and YouTube

Light Up the Highlands // Lake Highlands
When Nov. 29 from 6pm
Streaming on
Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League Facebook and Instagram

Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony// Southlake
When Nov. 21 at 6pm
Streaming on
City of Southlake Facebook

 Photo courtesy of Vitruvian Lights.