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2017 Best Christmas and Holiday Light Displays in Collin County

including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano


including Anna, Murphy, Prosper, Sachse, and Wylie


Neighborhood and Single Family Home Christmas Light Displays

Typically neighborhoods are lit up by December 1, but keep in mind that rain may delay their installation. 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 be aware of traffic around you!

Are you searching for an address for Christmas lights that seems to have just disappeared? It's possible, because we are continually visiting last year's featured properties to verify they still qualify for listing this year. Some properties, when we visit, have gone "dark" and therefore will be removed from our list as we discover this. Please help us keep this list updated by sending updates to info@collincountyguide.com
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Are you interested in seeing your home and Christmas light display included here? Please visit our Submit My House page to learn the criteria we use when selecting homes to be included. We are accepting submissions through December 18 to be included this year, but if you plan to light your display again next year, let us know!

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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


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.



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


Concho Drive, Allen

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


Country Lane, Allen

Free. This large display includes a candy cane walkway up to the house, a huge nativity, lots of lights and Santa's reindeer. Kids will love this.
1106 Country Lane, Allen


Creekside Drive, Allen

Free. After leaving Country Lane, continue to this home where 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


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.
2010 Hopewell Drive, Allen


Krum Court, Allen

Free.
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!
1104 Krum Court, 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


Pecan Creek, Allen

Free, but please consider a donation to Send-Hope.
November 29 - January 2, Friday - Sunday: 6PM-11PM; Monday - Thursday: 6PM-10PM
Using 144 channels programmed to upbeat holiday music and 39,680 lights! Transmitted on 103.5 FM
1623 Pecan Creek Lane


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


Woodsboro Court, Allen (Twin Creeks)

Free
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.
1715 San Jacinto Drive, Allen
You're not done here yet! Continue on San Jacinto Drive to Walnut Springs Drive. Right there on the corner is another home decorated to the hilt with Christmas lights!
1844 San Jacinto Drive, Allen
You'll also want to drive down Twin Creeks Drive (entering either from Exchange Pkwy or McDermott Dr) and the side streets. It's a lovely, quiet drive where you'll enjoy plenty of Christmas lights on some of Twin Creek's largest homes and lots.


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


Jeff Trykoski's Frisco Christmas lights

Frisco


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)


Gatesville Drive, Frisco

Free
Day after Thanksgiving until New Years Eve, 6-10pm (until midnight on Christmas Eve)
It takes the homeowner six weeks to set up this display of over 20,000 lights and three hours to program the 45-minute show. Each year they add to the display, but the theme is always centered on Jesus Christ.
11331 Gatesville Drive, Frisco


Highland Court

Free
In 2015, December 1-31
Children will love it! A nice size display on a large, corner lot.
10350 Highland Court, Frisco


Myrtle Lane

Free
(2015 was tagged "Santa's House") 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 Christmas lights, TX

Lucas


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


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.
1408 Bristlewood Drive, McKinney


Eureka Bend

Free.
December thru January 2, 5:30-9:15pm.
Mickey and Minnie are just two of the kids' favorite characters we found in 2016 when we visited this fun display. The homeowner has been delighting neighbors with his display for many years. The theme changes slightly each year. It takes three full days to install 10,000 lights.
5721 Eureka Bend, McKinney


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.
5912 White Pine Drive, McKinney


Brookshire Drive Plano Christmas Lights

Plano


Biscayne Drive, Plano

Free.
These three homes have accepted canned food for Minnie's Food Pantry each holiday season since 2012!
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.
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 150,000 LED lights, 5 flood lights, 17 inflatables, 12 vintage blow molds, and 14 wooden cut outs. He starts right after Halloween because it takes over 200 hours to install.
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.
1005 Stone Trail Drive, Plano


Stone Trail Drive Plano Clark Griswold's Christmas Lights

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 at top of page.)
2708 Westridge Drive, 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 at top of this page.)
891 Bridgeport Drive, Prosper


Sachse


Edgeglen Trail, Sachse

Free
Runs through January 1
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.
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)


Christ the Servant Church, Allen

Free.
Every night 6-10:15 pm (December 10*-January 1), the church turns on their spectacular show of eleven songs set to 27,000 lights. Designer and builder Craig Tribuzi, along with his project partner, Bob Peeler bring this to your family to enjoy. Hint: Park close to the building to avoid blocking the view of spectators. *estimated opening date
821 S. Greenville Avenue, 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


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


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 January 20, 2017

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