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2017 Best Christmas and Holiday Light Displays in Collin County

including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano

Anna, Murphy, Prosper, Sachse, and Wylie


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Neighborhood and Single Family Home Christmas Light Displays


Typically neighborhoods are lit up by December 1, but keep in mind that weather may delay their installation. Check our dates here as some homeowners do not put up their lights until mid-December.

Tips for Seeing Christmas Lights
Please be courteous when driving through the neighborhoods: respect personal property, keep your litter inside your vehicle, and keep your noise level down. Not everyone in the neighborhood participates, and these few courtesies may encourage future displays.

Please do not stop your car on the same side of the street of the display as this blocks the view of other cars.

Be aware of people taking photos or you'll be in their picture!

Please be aware of traffic around you!


Neighborhood Light Displays

These are the neighborhoods in Collin County who's residents put on a coordinated effort of decorating.

2016 Eldorado McKinney TX Christmas Lights

Village of Eldorado, McKinney

Free
Typically last weekend in November thru December 30, Nightly
Eldorado holds their lighting contest in mid-December. This has historically been one of the few neighborhoods in McKinney that decorate for the holiday. On our visit mid December in 2016, we found many of the homes in Eldorado put up Christmas lights, with some streets doing an amazing job coordinating their efforts. Our favorites included Club Lake Trail (cartoon characters), upper Augusta (nativity scenes and angels), upper Colonial Circle (Santa), Wind Ridge (Songs of Christmas), Brookside Lane (lighting lining the street). Check here for 2014's themes by street, because many people still use the same decorations.
Eldorado Pkwy at Country Club Dr, McKinney (Use 2600 Carriage Trail to find the neighborhood)


Tucker Hill, McKinney

Free
Early December - January 1, Nightly
For that quintessential small town feeling of years past, drive through the neighborhood of Tucker Hill, located off Hwy 380, between N. Custer Rd and Lake Forest Dr. This is a great place for a romantic or family walk away from chaos. In mid December the neighborhood judges select the winner of the Tucker Hill light contest, which explains why when we visited on December 16 over sixty percent of the neighborhood was lit up! There are no public events, but Looky Lous are welcome.
2100 State Blvd, McKinney


Winding Creek, McKinney

Free.
Use Greystone Court for your GPS as there are two homes here decorated to the hilt. From there, drive the circle of Pecan Hollow Trail where there are several homes lit with displays. This is a great stop if you need to find several displays within the same subdivision.
Greystone Court, McKinney


Deerfield, Plano

Free
December 1-30, 7-11pm
Huge reindeer around the clubhouse and a 14' Christmas tree. The Christmas decorating tradition at Deerfield began when the builders gave substantial prizes to homeowners for decorating for the holidays. The tradition stuck, and this is now the hands-down, uncontested best neighborhood Christmas lights display in Collin County. Limo and Segway Tours are available as are carriage rides. Reservations are highly recommended. Families are encouraged to vote and text in their favorites. While you're in the neighborhood, be sure to see the Zephrie's home which was decorated by At Home again this year.
Legacy Drive at Colonnade, Plano (Use 4534 Hallmark Drive for GPS) Viewers are requested to follow this route. Tip: Between 6-7pm earlier in December, the traffic is minimal but most of the light displays are turned on. (See photo in top slider.)



Single Home Light Displays and Light Shows

Hey, Everyone! Allen residents keep sending us their fabulous light displays! Let's hear more from Celina, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Plano, Prosper, and Wylie residents!


Allen (East of 75)


Creekside Drive, Allen

Free. This decor spreads across the entire yard. You'll find Santa sitting on his chair waving to the children and a trainload of toys. Check out the roof!
507 Creekside Drive, Allen


Harvest Run, Allen

Free.
December 16-31, 6-11pm
This professional light designer has lit a 14-foot mega tree in his front yard for all to enjoy. Pick your favorite from the eight sequences with 800 pixels of light. Tune to 88.7 FM for the full effect!
1520 Harvest Run Drive, Allen


Monticello Circle, Allen

Free
For the past ten years, Marilyn DeCoursin has been spreading smiles on the faces of children and adults alike with her displays.
740 Monticello Circle, Allen


Pulitzer Lane, Allen

Free.
December, Dusk to Dawn
This static display takes the homeowner about two weeks working every evening to complete. We are told it does change some each year.
706 Pulitzer Lane, Allen


Rustic Trail, Allen

Free.
December
The homeowners here LOVE Christmas and Texas! A lighted series of arches create a stunning centerpiece for their Christmas tribute to Texas with about 5,500 lights.
1522 Rustic Trail, Allen


Allen (West of 75)


Bridgeway Lane, Allen

Free.
Tastefully designed with a theme of Christmas trees and gift boxes, this is worth the stop when visiting Waterford Way.
1225 Bridgeway Lane, Allen


Concho Drive, Allen

Free
This home stands out in the neighborhood with the light show and music!
1227 Concho Drive, Allen


Hopewell Drive

Free, but requesting donations for Allen Community Outreach (ACO) and Allen Food Bank(AFB)
The home of the O'Neil Family has won holiday light awards and no wonder, as their 25,000 points of light dance to music set to 107.3 FM. Each bulb can be programmed for 256 colors; it takes an hour to program each ten seconds. People drive from miles away to see this display. The O'Neils have been sharing Christmas joy for the past eleven years. (See photo in top slider.)
2010 Hopewell Drive, Allen


Krum Court, Allen

Free.
Runs 5:30-11:00pm nightly, Thanksgiving night until December 30.
We were contacted by a neighbor on Krum Court who shared this display with us. She shared that this has been an annual tradition for years. Notice the intricate work of the lights on the two majestic trees in front of this home; absolutely spectacular! The homeowner advises there are 17,000 mini lights combined between the two trees.
1104 Krum Court, Allen


Thornbury Court, Allen

Free.
Multi-year winner of the Star Creek 'Griswold Award' display features over 15,000 lights, more than 30 songs and 90 minutes of unique entertainment! The lights are set to the music of some of your Christmas favorites, such as the classics performed by Elvis, Ray Charles and Natalie Cole, to modern-day holiday music featuring Trans Siberian Orchestra and Mariah Carey, and also includes soundtracks from The Peanuts Gang, The Polar Express and The Grinch! In addition, 11 new songs have been added in 2017!
907 Thornbury Court, Allen


Waterford Way, Allen

Free.
Runs 24/7 from about the first week in December until after New Years.
You'll know this home by the 24' nutcrackers flanking the front door. Five thousand lights in addition to laser lights, inflatables and Christmas music make this a fun stop for the kids.
2016 Waterford Way, Allen


Woodsboro Court, Allen (Twin Creeks)

Free
Note: In 2017 1701 Woodsboro Court, while typically spectacular, is undergoing renovation on the chimney. Lexington in Twin Creeks (just off Exchange at Ridgeview) has large lots, which provide the homeowners with lots of room to share their creative side with Christmas lights and decorations. Woodsboro Court has two of the best decorated homes in the neighborhood. Be sure to drive to the end of the cul de sac where you'll find another home tucked into the corner, not quite visible from the entrance to the cul de sac.
Woodsboro Court, Allen

Continue southwest on Lexington to San Jacinto Drive to Truscott Lane. There you'll find a horseshoe area decorated with lights; a great place to park your car and walk the neighborhood.


Beeville Christmas Lights

Anna


Athabasca Falls Drive, Anna

Free, but please consider donating to the charity collection at the show.
December 4-January 6, 6-10 Nightly
Over 25,000 lights and 2 miles of extension cords are used in the creation of this 20-minute light show set to music. Tune your radio to FM 89.1 to hear the music on your car radio.
2109 Athabasca Falls Dr, Anna


Frisco (East of Dallas North Tollway)


Beeville Drive

This red and white display of over 5,000 lights is a delight to see if you're in the area.
11668 Beeville Drive, Frisco


Jeff Trykoski's Frisco Christmas lights

Bryson Drive

Free, but please donate canned goods (no cash) for Frisco Family Services Food Bank
In 2015, December 6-27
One of the original and largest residential computerized Christmas light displays in North Texas, Jeff Trykoski has been bringing Christmas joy to fellow residents since 1998. While in Frisco, visit Jeff's other project, Frisco Square.
4015 Bryson Drive, Frisco (Private home of Jeff Trykoski)


Gladstone Court

Free
You'll notice these displays from Eldorado Parkway if you look north. Both are Christ-centered, static displays, and fill the front lawn.
Gladstone Court


Highland Court

Free
In 2017, Nov 24-Dec 1-31
Children will love it! A nice size display on a large, corner lot. (See photo in top slider.)
10350 Highland Court, Frisco


Frisco (West of Dallas North Tollway)


Myrtle Lane

Free
5913 Myrtle Lane Frisco TX Christmas Lights
If you think Clark Griswald needed a few more lights on his house, then you'll want to drive to Frisco to see this display! The entire front of the house is covered with lights, but it doesn't end there--yet it displays cohesively. This home makes a wonderful backdrop for the "I went to see Christmas lights tonight" selfie!
5913 Myrtle Lane, Frisco


Lucas


Glenbrook Circle, Lucas

Free. This is a sprawling lot with a circular drive and it is a delight to see! Catch Santa as he pauses to check his list on his way toward his sleigh full of gifts, the deer drinking from a blue river of lights, the snowmen among the light-wrapped trees...and more.
14 Glenbrook Circle, Lucas


14 Glenbrook Circle, Lucas Christmas lights, TX

Rock Ridge Road, Lucas

Free. The kids are going to love this one! Life-size cases of Santa and his elves and another of Santa and Mrs. Claus are just the beginning of this beautiful display. A nativity set, angels, and a tree-lined lit driveway add to the charm. BEWARE: This is on a busy, narrow road.
1900 Rock Ridge Road, Lucas


McKinney (South of 380 and West of 75)


Bristlewood Drive

Free.
Night before Thanksgiving thru December, 5:30-11pm
The homeowners begin working on this 100,000 light display, spreading over their front and back yards, the second week in September. The lights "dance" to eight different songs. (See photo in top slider.)
1408 Bristlewood Drive, McKinney


1408 Bristlewood Dr, McKinney Christmas lights, TX

Lela Street

Free.
December thru New Years Eve, weekdays 5-10pm; weekends until 11pm.
Link is to YouTube video. Over 24,000 lights, this light and music show takes almost 200 hours to create. Each year the display grows. Located in the historic district of McKinney.
1005 W. Lela Street, McKinney


White Pine Drive

Free.
Runs Thanksgiving to December 25, 5:30-9:30pm (unless there is rain or snow).
The Hunt family has been putting on a show for several years, with 2016's theme in our title. Tune your radio to 107.3 FM and check out Tim Hunt's YouTube channel to see his light displays for all the holidays! On White Pine Drive is a second, smaller light show at 6020. When you leave the displays on White Pine Drive, be sure to head across Pine Ridge Blvd to 3405 Loblolly Lane. The kids will love the characters and carousel set among lights so bright you'll see them as you enter the subdivision. (See photo in top slider.)
5912 White Pine Drive, McKinney


Lambeau Court, McKinney

Free, accepting donations for Wounded Warrior and Hurricane Relief
Runs December 1 through January 1, 5:30 - 10:30 weeknights, 5:30 - 12:00 on Friday & Saturday
There are two Griswald-style decorated homes. For the light show, there are 44,000 lights with 32 channels with projectors, floods, and other surprises. Tune to 107.7 FM.
6304 Lambeau Court, McKinney


Brookshire Drive Plano Christmas Lights

Plano (Central)

East of Dallas North Tollway and West of 75.

Biscayne Drive, Plano

Free.
Make this a destination for you and your family! These three homes have accepted canned food for Minnie's Food Pantry each holiday season since 2012! This is on the south end of Plano but is well worth the drive. (See photo in top slider.)
2837-41 Biscayne Drive, Plano


Brookshire Drive, Plano

Free.
December 7-31, 6-10pm nightly (weather permitting)
This homeowner spends about 90 hours installing 30,000 lights and 20 flood lights. Children are invited to mail their letters to Santa or take a photo as a Snowman. The homeowner's 13 grandchildren (number of stockings on the chimney) are the inspiration for the display, which began in 1998. Princesses, Santa, Santa's Toy shop, Star Wars, Penguin Village, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Elsa and Olaf and The Wizard of Oz all in one display. A treat for children young and old. South end of Plano.
3601 Brookshire Drive, Plano


Stone Trail Drive, Plano

Free.
December 1-25
We finally found Clark Griswold's home, and he is indeed the inspiration driving this homeowner to install Over 223,000 LED lights, 3 flood lights, 69 inflatables, 12 vintage blow molds, 35 lighted trees, and 14 wooden cut outs. He starts right after Halloween because it takes over 200 hours to install. (See photo in top slider.)
1101 Stone Trail Drive, Plano

Griswold's neighbor is equally enthusiastic with their display, which spreads across the neighbor's lawn. It is a software-controlled sequence with over 90% of the props homemade. (See photo in top slider.)
1005 Stone Trail Drive, Plano


Stone Trail Drive Plano Clark Griswold's Christmas Lights

Warwick Drive, Plano

Free. Candy canes and snowflakes are the theme at this house.
869 Warwick Drive, Plano


Westridge Lights Display, Plano

Free.
Runs 6:30 - 9:30pm Sun-Thursday, 6-10pm on Friday & Saturday
Featured on "Good Morning America"! They started working on this display in July and over 250 hours were invested into the creation. 40,000 LED lights synchronized to music . Listen outside or tune your radio to 92.9 FM and listen in the warmth of your car. (See photo in top slider.) South end of Plano
2708 Westridge Drive, Plano


Whitney Court, Plano

Free.
The duck is almost the size of the house! LED lights and inflatables create a colorful, kid-appealing display.
905 Whitney Court, Plano


Prosper


Prosper Christmas

Free, but please support the families of fallen officers by donating to C.O.P.S. at the show.
Thanksgiving through January 1
Over 100,000 LED lights on display and set to music using 128 separate channels that has been synchronized to 30 songs. This is worth driving to, Folks! The kiddos will not be disappointed! (See photo in top slider.)
891 Bridgeport Drive, Prosper


Sachse


Edgeglen Trail, Sachse

Free
Runs through January 1
In 2017, Santa will be handing out candy canes (Fri, Sat, Sun nights 6-9pm). Awarded "Grand Prize Best Lights in Sachse" two years running! In 2016, best technical display. Thousands of lights set to music using 48 channels. (See photo at top of this page.) Homeowner Tim Legh-Page tells us several in his neighborhood have great displays, and his next door neighbor has a light show programmed to 16 channels. Tim and his neighbor, Jason at 7910 Edgeglen Trail, have combined their homes for a magnificent display! (See photo in top slider.)
7906 Edgeglen Trail, Sachse

While you're in Sachse, be sure to check out 2015's winners 7831 Shadow Glen Trail, third place winner for a regular lot in the Sachse lighting contest; 7521 Harvest Bend Lane, a winner for Best Decorated from their HOA; 4334 Bluffview Drive, winner for Best Street in Sachse; 6124 Hillside Lane, first place winner for a regular lot size in the City of Sachse lighting contest.

Oak Bluff Lane, Sachse

Free.
Awarded "2nd Place Family-Regular Lot in Sachse". Over 32 channels control over 6100 lights in the Christmas light show. 2016 is the first year for this homeowner, but he's done a great job with the help of Tim Legh-Page, Sachse's 2015 Grand Prize Winner.
4310 Oak Bluff Lane, Sachse



Commercial Light Displays


Allen/Fairview

Allen Civic Plaza, Allen

Free
December
The 35-foot tree featuring over 20,000 lights isn't the only thing lighting up the courtyard in front of City Hall. Trees have been strung and deer are "grazing" in this peaceful plaza. A great place for a quiet stroll.
305 Century Parkway, Allen (The Village at Allen)


Holiday Tree Show, Allen

Free
November 21-January 3, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm every fifteen minutes
Stop by The Grove at The Village at Allen and enjoy our Holiday Tree -- complete with 100,000 interactive sparkling, dancing LED lights and Holiday music.
190 E. Stacy Road, Allen (The Village at Allen)


Holiday Tree Show, Fairview

Free
November 21-January 3, Nightly 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, Every 30 Minutes
Stop by the Macy's Fountain entrance at Fairview Town Center and enjoy our Holiday Tree - complete with 100,000 interactive sparkling, dancing LED lights and Holiday Music.
329 Town Place, Fairview (Fairview Town Center)


Daily Celebration of Lights, Allen

Free
November 21-Jan 2
Be dazzled as the 30-foot tree leads a 145,000 glittering light display that includes 20 other trees and Santa's sleigh with reindeer. The lights are synchronized to holiday music and play every hour from 6-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday through New Year's Day. Free carriage rides; check website for times!
970 Garden Park Dr, Allen (Watter's Creek)


Farmersville

Downtown Farmersville

Free
November 27-January 2, Nightly
All new lights decorate downtown with a special event mid December to celebrate the season. Activities include a parade and Mr. & Mrs. Claus. 108 College Street, Farmersville

Frisco Square Christmas light display
Frisco Square, Frisco TX | LaraKHansen-LKPhotography

Frisco


Christmas in the Square, Frisco

Free
November 27-January 2, Nightly
Over 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords to create this a one-of-a-kind computerized light show nightly. Visitors may drive through the streets and listen on their car radios, or stroll along the sidewalks of Frisco Square to enjoy the dazzling display. Follow the link to the website for many activities held throughout December including skating and carriage rides.
8874 Coleman Blvd, Frisco


Main Street, Frisco

Free
The trees in the center of Main Street are lit up in a cheery red, white and green and the gazebo on the corner of 4th and Main is reminiscent of a Hallmark movie, decked out in white lights, evergreen and red ribbon and encircled with trees robed in red lights. (See photo in top slider.)
401 E. Main Street, Frisco


The Star

Free.
Rows of trees abundantly lit in white create a festive holiday experience.
9 Cowboys Way, Frisco



McKinney

Craig Ranch, McKinney

Free
We found this to be one of the nicest and most peaceful "Christmas" walks around a large pond, featuring a large, well-lit Christmas tree and green accented monuments. There's a picnic table right next to the tree, but no apparent parking except for on Grand Ranch Parkway itself. This would be the ultimate location for a romantic picnic date night.
Grand Ranch Parkway, McKinney


Historic Downtown McKinney

Free
November 30-December 31
Stroll through this beautifully restored historic town while you "shop local" at the various boutique and specialty shops, enjoy dinner or a special treat.
111 N Tennessee St, McKinney


Holidays at the Heard, McKinney

$9 adult, $6 child (3-12), Free (under 3)
Dec 12, 18, 19
Guests will see lights and holiday decor along a half mile Heard nature trail. Photos with Father Christmas and Mother Nature, live holiday music in the outdoor amphitheater, family-friendly entertainment, and hot cocoa and treats available for purchase.
1 Nature Place, McKinney (Heard Museum)
2015 Murphy City Hall


Murphy


City Hall, Murphy

Free
Do you prefer quiet places where you can walk under the Christmas lights? This display is so pretty that it caught our eye as we were traveling down Murphy Road. The red and white trees at the entrance draw you into the back courtyard where you can enjoy a "forest" of well-defined red and white lighted trees.
206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy


Plano


Christmas lights at Legacy West in Plano
Legacy West, Plano TX

Legacy West, Plano

Free. A walk-in lighted gift box, ideal for selfies, adds to the music pumped through speakers, lighted trees, and the spectacular fountains.
5905 Legacy Dr, Plano


Holiday Lights at Shops at Legacy, Plano

Free
Nov 27-Jan 3
Walk under the beautiful 1.1 million twinkling lights as you stroll this outdoor shopping center. The Christmas tree, which is 65 feet tall and has 100,000 lights, is located in front of the Marriott. The tree has three times the amount of lights as the Rockefeller tree and equates to six miles of strands!
5741 Legacy Dr, Plano (Shops at Legacy)


Christmas lights at Shops at Legacy in Plano
Shops at Legacy, Plano TX | Courtesy Shops at Legacy


Updated December 14, 2017

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