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Best Christmas Lights in Texas

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KCC has a lot of pride in her great state and enjoys sharing the best it has to offer. She is a native Texan who grew up in Central Texas.

In Texas, we seem to do everything in a big way. Christmas decorating is no exception.

I first assembled a list of the best light displays I could find around the state in 2009. I provided links to each one so that viewers could learn more. You can browse the list by geographic area, each of which features a map so that you can see which displays are within driving distance. However, while these lists and maps are meant to be a convenience for finding a Christmas wonderland near you, before hitting the road, please check the event's website to make sure that it is open and the address is still correct.

This article will outline the best sights to see in:

  • The Austin and San Antonio Area, including displays in Round Rock, Belton, Round Rock, Georgetown, and the Hill Country).
  • Central Texas-San Saba
  • The Houston Area, including a display in College Station.
  • The Dallas-Fort Worth Area, including displays in Grand Prairie, Denton, Grapevine, Cleburne, and Arlington.
  • Upper East Texas displays in Tyler and Marshall.
  • West Texas display in Andrews and San Angelo.
  • A South Texas display in Hidalgo.

The amount of traffic it has received has led me to update it every year. If you had an awesome Christmas light display in 2018, then contact me, and I'd love to add you to my list.

Central Texas—San Saba

A. San Saba Mill Pond Extravaganza

https://sansabachamber.org/

2017 Events include:

Annual Mill Pond Christmas Extravaganza is a 30-acre Christmas park featuring over a million twinkling lights and dance with a curated list of Christmas carols being broadcast over 88.7 FM. Weather-permitting, visitors can opt to walk through the park. Open nightly from November 23, 2017, through January 5, 2018 Entry is free and open to all. The park opens at dusk and closes at 10 p.m.

San Saba’s annual Sip N’ Stroll is on December 9, 2016. The renowned wine tasting event is from 2-6 p.m. and features six Texas wineries housed in downtown businesses. Tickets are $20 and include a wine glass and 10 taste pours. This event is followed by the San Saba annual Christmas concert from 6-6:30 pm and the Christmas Parade from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop, in the Estep-Burleson Plaza, is Santa's home the night of December 9. Kiddos can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus will have cookies and ornaments to decorate. Small gifts and light refreshments like hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Open from 7-9 p.m.; free and open to all.

Which Displays Are Within Driving Distance?

A. Rock 'N Lights and the Spindler Family Christmas Show

Location: Old Settlers Park / 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. / Round Rock, Texas 78681

Rock 'N Lights features 2 million lights that are set up along a mile and a half driving path through Old Settlers Park. In addition, there is a holiday village with carnival rides set up in the Dell Diamond parking lot.

This event starts Nov 30, 2015 and runs through Dec 26, 2015.

Family vehicles are $15, limos are $50, 9-30 passenger buses are $45 and 30+ passenger buses are $75. Hours of operation are 6-9 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 6-10 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays, but it is worth checking their website because the carnival is contingent on weather.

Also in the area is the Spindler Family Christmas Show; the video above shows the computer-controlled Christmas display that the family sets up and synchronizes to music every year. Drive down to 2441 Candle Ridge Trail, Georgetown, TX 78626 and tune your radio into 88.5 FM anytime between 6 and 10 pm Nov 27 to Jan 3, 2016.

B. Georgetown Holidays

Location: 7710 Pebble Creek Dr. / Georgetown, TX

For Georgetown Holidays, over 20,000 Christmas lights set to a Christmas remix that can be found on St. Nix 106.1 FM. Lights are on from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm every night from November 27th-January 1, 2016.

C. Austin's 37th Street

37th Street in Austin, Texas

Location: Guadalupe St. and W 37th St. / Austin, TX

For more than 20 years, Austin's 37th Street has been transformed into one of the most spectacular displays of Christmas lights in the state. Neighbors string strand after strand from trees to rooftops covering everything in sight. They’ve even been known to decorate their pets and themselves in twinkling lights.

The creativity of this neighborhood has been featured on Good Morning America and in magazines and newspapers.

Due to the popularity of this event, it is advised that you park your vehicle blocks away and walk. Traffic is often blocked off and directed by Austin police due to the number of pedestrians and motorists trying to view the displays.

To get there from I-35, exit at 38th Street and go west. Once you reach Speedway Street, you may want to start looking for a parking space. Cedar Street is the first left after Speedway and you may be able to find parking near there.

D. Texas Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail and Dexter's Hill Country Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display

Location: Town Squares / Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Goldwaite, Johnson City, Llano, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Round Mountain, and Wimberley (Texas Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail)

1685 North US Hwy 281 / Johnson City, TX 78636 (Dexter's Hill Country Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display)

Roughly a dozen cities in the Hill Country light up their town squares every year. The regional lighting trail has been featured on the Travel Channel, The New York Times, and other state and national news stations, newspapers, and magazines.

However, one star attraction in the Hill Country is not a town square—it's a private residence a mile north of Johnson City. Dexter's Hill Country Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display is a privately operated display run by Dexter Haynes for over 10 years now. It runs from 6-10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 6 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday. With more than half a million lights, you'll want to be sure to take your family and experience it this year!

From the 25-foot tall tree of light and the Holidazzle Dancing Light show to the drive-thru tunnel of light, this display is sure to fill you with the Christmas Spirit. Enjoy the lights from the warmth of your car as you listen to their very own radio station that plays non-stop Christmas music on 101.7 FM, The STAR.

Back by popular demand this year, "The One Silent Night" Live nativity will be held on Dec 12th & 13th, 2015. from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted to keep this display going and to benefit local charities.

E. Marble Falls Walkway of Lights

Location: 916 Second Street / Marble Falls, TX 78654

Marble Falls, just 45 minutes west of Austin and 85 miles north of San Antonio on Highway 281 river bridge, hosts the Marble Falls Walkway of Lights. It's a self-guided walking tour with over two million twinkling lights and 150 sculptures.

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to keep this project going.

2015 Dates: November 20, 2015-January 1, 2016.

F. Santa's Ranch

Santa's Ranch.......$28 per vehicle

Location: 9561 I-35 North (Exit 199), New Braunfels, TX 78130

November 3rd – December 31st 2017
Sun-Thurs 6pm-10pm
Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm

This is a drive-thru park for vehicles under 8 ft tall and 30 feet long. They are open each night including holidays rain or shine. Tickets cannot be purchased online. They accept cash, check and major credit cards. They do have concessions. There is not a live Santa, but they do have animated displays.

They have restrooms at the entry and and the exit of the park.

G. Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) Nature in Lights Near Fort Hood

Location: Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area / Belton, Texas 76513

With over five and a half miles of drive-through entertainment, this is a must see. There is also a tram, pony rides, and family-friendly holiday movie screenings. For 2015, it is open from No 13 to Jan 3, 2016. The entrance fee for a car, mini-van, or pick-up truck is $8. For directions and more information, see the recreation area's website.

A. Prestonwood Forest's Nite of Lites

Location: Prestonwood Forest Drive and Highway 249 / Houston, TX 77070
For access points, see the community's website. Daytime phone: (281) 897-8597

Prestonwood Forest is home to one of the longest-running community Chrismtas light displays in Texas. This community of about 750 participants has been decorating for Christmas in a big way for nearly 40 years.

2015 Dates are from Saturday, Dec 5 through Sunday, Dec 27

B. Santa's Wonderland

Santaland, Texas

Location: 18898 Texas 6 Frontage Rd / College Station, TX 77845

Santa's Wonderland in College Station, Texas, located 6 miles south of College Station, Texas, opened in 1998, and now boasts over two and a half million lights. Santa’s Wonderland is a drive through park but does contain a Texas Christmas Village area where you can walk around and visit their unique retail shops, live musical entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, classic Christmas movies on a giant outdoor movie screen and sit near two cozy fireplaces. They do provide a hayride tour if you’d rather not drive your own vehicle through it. They hayride tour includes Christmas music. They do have concessions and restrooms. Please visit their site for prices and more information.

2015 Dates: November 13, 2015-January 3, 2016

Hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm-11 pm Fridays 6pm-Midnight Saturdays 3pm-Midnight Sundays 3-11 pm

A. Fort Worth Parade of Lights

Location: Downtown 3rd and 4th Streets / Fort Worth, TX 76102

The annual Parade of Lights takes place around Thanksgiving, marking the start of the holiday season. In 2015, it takes place on November 22 at 6 pm (check dates on the organization's website) and is now the largest illuminated holiday procession in the state. While the parade starts in the evening, festivities in Sundance Square Plaza start in the late afternoon.

B. Prairie Lights

Location: Lynn Creek Park / 5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy / Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Prairie Lights consists of over four million lights along two miles of roadway. There are over 600 displays that line and arch over the walkway path, creating Texas' largest light tunnel. There is a holiday laser light show theater, which is a 10-minute light show choreographed to music and complete with snow. A gift shop and concessions are also available, as well as pictures with Santa.

On weekends with high traffic, this can take a couple of hours to get through. It’s recommended that you allow about 2-3 hours to properly see this event.

The price for one car is $15 Monday through Thursday and $25 Friday through Sunday and on holidays. Check their website for pricing for other types of vehicles. It's also worth checking their website before you go to make sure that weather conditions are not impacting the display.

C. Denton's Holiday Fun Fest

Location: Downtown Denton, Texas on December 4, 2015

At this free event, you can visit Santa, enjoy Christmas carols, go on hayrides, listen to stories, participate in a wassail (non-alcoholic apple cider) contest, and watch the annual tree-lighting of the 25-foot-tall spruce.

It also has carriage rides and photos with Santa for a fee.

D. Grapevine: Christmas Capitol of Texas

Location: S Main St and E Dallas Rd / Grapevine, TX 76051

The Christmas Capital of Texas works to earn its name. Around the holidays, Grapevine hosts a multitude of events and entertainment for the whole family, including:

Christmas on Main Street:

  • Runs through Dec 20, 2015 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Events include: tractor-drawn wagon rides and children's activities

North Pole Express

  • Runs through Dec 23, 2015
  • Board the steam train to the North Pole, sing carols, and walk through a snowy Christmas Tree trail to meet Santa, who will be giving away Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in memory mugs.

Parade of Lights

  • December 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • This free event includes more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands playing holiday music.

Twinkle Light Boat Parade

  • December 5, 2015 from 6-9 pm
  • The lighted boat parade on Lake Grapevine is visible from the shoreline but starts at Twin Coves Marina.

E. Gaylord Texan ICE!

Location: Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center / Grapevine, TX 76051

Go snow tubing and watch amazing ice sculptures be carved before your very eyes. Visit here to get more details. It run November 12, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

F. Interlochen Lights Display

Location: W Randol Mill Rd and Westwood Dr / Arlington, TX 76012

Interlochen Lights Display consists of more than 200 homes in an Arlington neighborhood. The participating homes start at Randol Mill at Westwood, west of Cooper Street. The area homeowners transform their neighborhood into a spectacular display that is known throughout the DFW Metroplex. Due to its popularity, you’re advised to allow several hours to take the tour. You are also advised to have the car gassed up and bring plenty of snacks and drinks along to entertain small kids. Runs from December 17-25th, 2015

G. Whistlestop Christmas

Location: Hulen Park / Cleburne, TX 76033

Whistlestop Christmas has over 3.5 million lights. Events there include a parade, a tour of homes built in the 1800s, and theatrical productions. Their 2015 dates are November 23-December 31, 2015. Check its website for more information.

A. Santa Land Texas

Location: 11455 I-20 / Tyler, TX 75708

Santa Land Texas is the state's original drive-through Christmas park located midway between Dallas and Shreveport on I-20. It has over 2.5 million lights over 24 acres. There is a 250-foot-long tunnel of dancing lights, numerous displays, a gift shop, and a concession stand.

2015 Dates-November 2015-January 4, 2016.

Admission is $25/car.

B. Wonderland of Lights

Location: 117 E Bowie St / Marshall, TX 75670

Wonderland of Lights is located in Marshall, Texas and began in 1987. This event is centered around their historic courthouse and contains approximately 10 million lights. Activities include outdoor skating (not a common thing in Texas), Santa's workshop, carriage rides, candlelight tours of historic homes, and a lighted Christmas parade. Tour buses run hourly to take guests to see the twinkling lights that adorn the trees, local businesses, and residences.

2015 Dates-November 25-December 31, 2015

A. Roberts Family Display

Location: 301 NW Ave D / Andrews, TX 79714

The Roberts Family started their display in 2006, and it has developed into something very beautiful. They are known for their 75 foot mega tree made of lights and multiple 11-foot mini trees and over 6,800 channels. The mega tree is not available for 2015 at this new location, but they have more parking and more pixelated animations. Each show begins at dark and consists of a loop of four to five songs broadcast on 100.5 FM. They are open weeknights until 10 pm and weekends until 11 pm, weather permitting.

B. Concho Christmas Celebration

Location: Concho River / San Angelo, TX

Concho Christmas Celebration was founded in 1994 and has one of the largest Christmas light displays in Texas with over 3 million lights strewn along a 2.5-mile drive along the Concho River.

It includes a live nativity scene, tree lighting ceremony, Lights of Christmas parade, bicycle fun ride, and much more.

2015 Dates: December 4 through December 31, 2015

Hidalgo Festival of Lights

Location: Downtown / 700 E. Texano Drive / Hidalgo, TX 78557

Hidalgo's 23rd annual Festival of Lights runs from December 1 through the 31st. They kick off with a parade on December 1st. Be sure to check them out.

See over three million lights and 900 displays on a trail of nine sites via train, trolley, or horse-drawn carriage from the City Hall Plaza.

2015 Dates: December 1-31, 2015

Comments

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 08, 2015:

I would vote for Rockgate Dr.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 07, 2014:

O that was almost as good as being there. My family and I like to drive around and see all of the pretty lights.

My sister lives in TExas and says there is a spectacular display put on by a power company I think it is. And it is kind of to honor LBJ. Do you know the one?

Angels are on the way ps

Jim on November 30, 2014:

Skip Hill Country light show north of Johnson City. Went last night and more than half the lights were out. Honestly i was embarrassed for them. Go downtown Johnson City instead to the courthouse. Awesome display! Every tree completely wrapped!

Harlien Family Light Show on November 15, 2014:

Benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation- 400 Liscio Cove, Georgetown

Come experience 40,000 LED lights synchronized to 48 channels of animation. Multiple Christmas trees, arches, xmas features, and virtual santa. Tune into 94.1 while watching. Santa Phil will be making regular visits.

Tom make a donation to Make-A-Wish or for details, visit our website- berrycreekchristmas.com

michelle womack on November 30, 2013:

Hi, thanks for including us at We Believe in Christmas! Our new address in Schertz is 2944 Mineral Springs, Schertz, TX 78108. Thanks again!

JenDarrell on October 08, 2013:

Have you heard of or been to Lights of Tejas? It is a huge light festival on the campus of Tejas (A camp and retreat center in Giddings, TX). Over one million Christmas lights decorating the whole place and you walk around to different activities. There are zip lines, climbing walls, inflatables, hayrides, a light maze, food, cookie decorating, ornament decorating, a Christmas tree forest, choirs, midway games and face painting. The coolest part is the different light shows on the Tejas lake, which play over 250,000 lights to music and narration, and the lights reflect over the water.

Peggy on December 23, 2012:

Very pretty but oh so wasteful!!! The money is wasted on electricity when it could be given to a worthy cause or help an elder person or rather persons buy their medicine, or food. Put the money in a scholarship for some kid that would love to go to college but can afford it, help a college kid that's working to pay his or her way through college a young couple with small children that is working 2 or 3 jobs just to pay their bills. So many way that the money spent on the decorations and then the cost of the electricity could be spent and not wasted.

DonnaJo57 on December 23, 2012:

You should check out the lights at Bryan's Barn out side Robert Lee! They have 6 acres, where everything from cow patties on up are decorated with lights. Amazing!

Todd Velekei on December 10, 2012:

Check out The Velekei Family Light Display----18 Preakness Place Road; Van Alstyne, TX 75495. They have over 15,000 LED lights synchronized to Christmas music. They are accepting donations of canned goods for the Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive and unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army! Check them out---Velekei Family Display runs Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30-11:00pm

Great show.........they will be out handing out cookies and hot chocolate to anyone that visits between 6pm-10pm on 12/14 and 12/15

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 10, 2012:

Thanks Kenny! I have added the info above.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 05, 2012:

Thanks again, Kimberley! I've added a section for them as well!

Kimberley on December 04, 2012:

You're welcome. Marble Falls Walkway of Lights is close to there too and is very impressive right off the river. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vVcIvXsWw

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 04, 2012:

Thanks Kimberley! I have inserted it above.

Kimberley on December 03, 2012:

Here is a video from Hill Country Christmas in Johnson City. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgTDN-swe7A

Bubba babe on September 06, 2012:

Its makin me miss chrisymas awww cant wait

KRC (author) from Central Texas on February 21, 2012:

MissTee....thanks for the info! I have added Prestonwood Forest!

MissTee on February 21, 2012:

You need to include Prestonwood Forest (700+ homes) in suburb of Houston, Texas. Their tradition started 37+ years ago and most of the residents participate. Some of the residents go ALL out. The "wow factor" is definitely present here. Very impressive and enjoyable. A must see!

htodd from United States on November 26, 2011:

Great lights..Thanks for that

Concho Christmas on November 10, 2011:

Thank you very much! We appreciate it.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 09, 2011:

I have added you, Concho Christmas! :)

Concho Christmas on November 09, 2011:

Concho Christmas Celebration has one of the largest Christmas Light displays. Wth over 3 million lights along a 2.5 mile drive along the Concho River in San Angelo, Texas! Please add us to your Best Christmas Lights in Texas! Also, visit us on Facebook and the web. www.conchochristmascelebration.com

glassvisage from Northern California on July 07, 2011:

This is a dream. I am always seeking out the best Christmas lights, but I've only stuck to areas near my hometown because I must be home for the holidays (since it's not Christmas unless you're home, right?). I think this is a great idea for a Hub and it's absolutely complete, with the photos and details and great descriptions. Thanks so much KCC.

craigmissuea from USA on January 10, 2011:

The lights which you have mentioned are very innovative in style. I can not wait to try one for myself.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 22, 2010:

You're welcome! Have fun! Let me know how it is if you go!

Judy on December 22, 2010:

ok Thankyou very much

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 22, 2010:

Not personally, but I found this YouTube video that was posted Dec 12th this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB3xOpHpA4s

Judy on December 22, 2010:

do you of anyone that was there this year? Do you think it is good?

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 22, 2010:

Yes, best I can tell, Judy. I haven't seen them personally, but from all indications online it appears they are.

Judy on December 22, 2010:

is 37th street still going on?

Wayne K. WIlkins from Birmingham, England. on December 09, 2010:

Some very beautiful images. Keep up the great work!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 08, 2010:

Come visit, Clare!

I agree, CarpetDiem!! Come on down!

CarpetDiem from Southern California on December 08, 2010:

Great hub! 37th Street in Austin, Texas looks amazing.

I've never been to Texas, but Christmas seems like the time to visit!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Clare on December 08, 2010:

Wow! Thinking about Christmas makes me alive because Families are spending time to bond and celebrate the Birth Of our God. I love the pictures of Texas Lights. I hope i can see in person.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 08, 2010:

Thanks Helene.....there is a lot to see here. If you ever get the chance, come on down!

helene.bliss on December 07, 2010:

Nice hub! i have a relative at Texas, I wish I could go there this Christmas season.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 07, 2010:

Thank you Jaymelee & Quarite.

Quarite from Earth on December 07, 2010:

Well done friend impressed with your hub...

jaymelee23 from United States on December 07, 2010:

Awesome!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 05, 2010:

Thank you eculligan & shil1978!

Shil1978 on December 05, 2010:

Love Christmas lighting - so beautiful aren't they!! Love this time of the year :)

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub!!

eculligan on December 04, 2010:

I am definitely moving to Texas. Austine 37th street looks really cool with all the lights. If your interested in Christmas ideas for your home, please visit my hub https://hubpages.com/holidays/Christmas-Ideas-for-...

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 04, 2010:

Thanks katrinasui and genson! Hope your house turns out as pretty as you envision it to be!

katrinasui on December 03, 2010:

very informative post. Nice hub.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 01, 2010:

It is, susansisk! Come see us sometime!

Susan Sisk from Georgia, USA on December 01, 2010:

Reading Christmas hubs right now. Christmas must be fun in Texas.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 12, 2010:

Thank eLightSpot and submitedgecib.

eLightSpot from Enid on October 13, 2010:

Those are amazing displays. I visited a house in Phoenix (quick Youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qw7wKWCqiI) once that was decorated to the extreme, but having a whole street like that must be awesome to walk through during the holidays!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on September 25, 2010:

Thank you Deberon. I'll have to check on them closer to Thanksgiving.

deberon on September 25, 2010:

Too bad the trail of lights in Austin is possibly CLOSED this year...at least we wills till have 37th street and the Zilker tree to visit. Love your hubs.

firdol on September 18, 2010:

There are no such thing in my country, because 90% people in my country don't celebrate christmas. Thanks for the info

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 24, 2009:

Thanks June of Ages....you should write a hub about the lights in Salzberg, Austria.

june of ages on December 24, 2009:

Great Hub. I am a real fan of Christmas lighting. I live in a capital city and the Christmas lights are beautiful. The most memorable Christmas lights I've ever seen were in Salzberg, Austria

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 20, 2009:

That's the thing, we all really decorate as much for Halloween as we do for Christmas. Hope you finally make it to the area!

mammascubs from The Left Coast-Pacific Coast on December 20, 2009:

Our family was trying to relocated to Plano Texas a few years ago and made several trips there in October and December. We were really impressed with one neighborhood called "Deerfield" in October all of the homes in this development were decorated with really neat Halloween decorations. We said "Wonder what it's like at Christmas" We returned at Christmas and WOW what a beautiful little neighborhood. We really wanted to relocated there but it didn't work out--still trying tho'.

Great Hub and Merry Christmas!!!

ashimajain from India on December 11, 2009:

Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading it. I will be back for more!

ahmadraza212 from Pakistan on December 11, 2009:

Hi dear i really happy to see your hub. I think this is the best Christmas light

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 09, 2009:

Thank you Jim!

Jim on December 09, 2009:

I really enjoyed your hub. I agree these are the best Christmas lights in Texas.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 08, 2009:

Oh, Sue, I don't even think I have a fraction of what's really out there. I've lived in Texas all my life and I'm always amazed at how much there is to see and do. One good thing that has happened to Christmas lights is the LED lights. I have a hub about that too. LED lights GREATLY reduce the energy cost. We can do so much more with less money spent.

Sue1226 from Dallas, Texas on December 08, 2009:

I have lived in Texas for the last thirty years I did not know there was so many places to go. But the one I always took my son to was the one in Arlington. Years ago it was so beautiful. But I have gone sense and for some reason it don't seem to be the same as it was when my son was small, I was wondering why is it because of the price of electric or what.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 07, 2009:

Thanks johnruizborja! (that's a mouthful) I think you should do a hub about the displays there!

johnruizborja from Philippines on December 07, 2009:

awesome! how I wish I could be there and watch it myself. But I'm here in the Philippines and I can also see some areas here that are showcasing awesome christmas lights displays.

I maybe posting here also certain places with Christmas filling the air. Great hub!

Albertttt on December 06, 2009:

I really enjoyed your hub.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 04, 2009:

Wow, that is cool, John. Write your hub and I'll link it here. Thanks for stopping by.

Travelespresso, I agree. Some people really get into it. I'm glad they do so that the rest of us can really enjoy it.

travelespresso from Somewhere in this exciting world. on December 04, 2009:

Spectacular information KCC Big Country. I'm always amazed at how much effort some people put into these displays for the rest of us to enjoy as we are passing through.

johnb0127 from TX on December 04, 2009:

Awesome hub! I live in Arlington and love going to see the Interlochen Lights. I have also been to other of these locations to look at these lights. Its awesome! My neighbor puts up alone 320,000+ lights every year. Its crazy! I will have to write a hub about it, its incredible!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 04, 2009:

Sounds like it to me, too Itcoll. Thanks for stopping by.

itcoll on December 04, 2009:

these should be so much fun :)

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 03, 2009:

You were so close on the name Gracenotes. It is Inerlochen and I found a bit of info and have now added it! Thanks so much for the tip!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 03, 2009:

Cool. I'm off to look for them now.

gracenotes from North Texas on December 03, 2009:

OK, I think it's a Swiss name. Something like Interlaken (I'm guessing!)

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 03, 2009:

Thanks Gracenotes. I have quite a few Texas hubs. I'm a big believer in promoting this great state of ours too. I'll see what I can find on the display you're talking about and add it.

gracenotes from North Texas on December 03, 2009:

I rated you "up" on this one. Being a Texan, I love anything that promotes our state!

There is a neighborhood in Arlington that is quite well known for its Christmas lights. For the life of me, I can't think of that neighborhood. I've never driven over there, because Arlington is just plain hard to drive in, especially at certain times when the Dallas Cowboys are playing in their new stadium.... and also during baseball season when the Rangers play at the Ballpark in Arlington, or whatever is their "name du jour" for that stadium. It keeps changing!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 03, 2009:

Thank you Receptionist. You know....you could always write a hub about all of the places near your hometown. :)

receptionist on December 03, 2009:

Love what you did here. I really love going to places with lights display especially during Christmas season.. If only I could go there and visit those places.. Thanks for sharing.. Great Hub! ^^,

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 02, 2009:

Thank you Mama Khat! Happy Holidays!

Mama Khat on December 02, 2009:

This is great. Thank you so much for posting this. It really lifts your spirits to see beautiful Christmas lights!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 02, 2009:

Thank you web!

web on December 02, 2009:

very much thanks for this amazing work

KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 01, 2009:

Thanks Manly! You need to take her and then write a hub about it!

ManlyPoetryMan from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... on December 01, 2009:

Great "Well-Lit" Christmas Hub! Promised my wife...I'd take her to the one in College Station...this year...for sure.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 29, 2009:

Hey, no problem Mekenzie! It just means that when you set up the news capsule, it automatically feeds in relative articles based on a keyword(s) I selected. For instance, I told it "Texas Christmas lights" and it searches its database for news articles with those keywords. I don't go looking for the articles myself. This capsule then will continously update itself with the most current news articles related to the topic I picked.

Susan Ream from Michigan on November 29, 2009:

o.k. it's time to swallow my pride again and ask you what you mean by "The News Capsule is an an RSS feed." I really have learned alot from you and thank you for taking time to teach me.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 28, 2009:

Thanks Dankuna...I'm assuming you mean Paris, Texas. :)

Dankuna on November 28, 2009:

Really like your page with Christmas lights. I enjoy decorations in Paris during last Christmas.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 28, 2009:

Awesome! Thanks for adding it. The News Capsule is an RSS feed.

Susan Ream from Michigan on November 28, 2009:

Hi KCC, I noticed you have a section of "Christmas Lights in the News." I found a link to WOOD TV8 interviewing our neighbor Brad about The Holiday Road - I tell you he is a genious! http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/eightwest/Dazzling_Displ...

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 27, 2009:

Me too Mistywild. We rode around looking at a few last night. The weather has been so nice, many people have already put them up.

mistywild from Houston, TX (Proud Texan) on November 27, 2009:

thanks for sharing. I love Christmas decorations and lights.

Susan Ream from Michigan on November 27, 2009:

Tell me how to do that and I'll link you back... :) I'm still new in the hub...

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 27, 2009:

Awesome Mekenzie! I have added a link to your hub above.

Susan Ream from Michigan on November 27, 2009:

KCC, I finally finished my Hub. It's called Holiday Road. Thanks again for the encouragment - I'm so glad I did it, it was fun to write.

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 27, 2009:

Awesome Prettydarkhorse! You'll have to let me know how they are. I'm only just an hour or so away from you.

prettydarkhorse from US on November 27, 2009:

wonderful I live by Grand Prairie and I can use this information, Thanks so much KCC!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 25, 2009:

You're welcome, Shinujohn...thanks for stopping by.

shinujohn2008 on November 25, 2009:

thanks for that xmas lights

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 24, 2009:

Way to go Mekenzie! Glad I could help!

Susan Ream from Michigan on November 24, 2009:

ok KCC you've convinced me - I've started to write the blog and will get it up ASAP. Thanks for the kick in the pants! :-) Blessings!

KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 24, 2009:

Don't wait, Mekenzie! You want Google to get it ranked so that people can see it! Thanks for providing your link.

Susan Ream from Michigan on November 24, 2009:

Thanks KCC, I will consider writing a hub about our Holiday Road. Here is the Link to our HolidayRoad in Spring Lake, Michigan: http://www.holidayroadlights.com/ The festivities officially begin on Thanksgiving night at 6pm. We will have a houseful of family and friends. It will be so much fun to share the lights together.