2017 Best Christmas and Holiday Light Displays in Collin County
including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano
Anna, Murphy, Prosper, Sachse, and Wylie
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
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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!
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.
Village of Eldorado, McKinney
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
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
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
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
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
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)
507 Creekside Drive, Allen
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!
1520 Harvest Run Drive, Allen
December 18-Jan 5, 5:30-11pm
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!
View Show Online
740 Monticello Circle, Allen
For the past ten years, Marilyn DeCoursin has been spreading smiles on the faces of children and adults alike with her displays.
706 Pulitzer Lane, Allen
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.
1522 Rustic Trail, Allen
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.
Allen (West of 75)
1225 Bridgeway Lane, Allen
Tastefully designed with a theme of Christmas trees and gift boxes, this is worth the stop when visiting Waterford Way.
1227 Concho Drive, Allen
This home stands out in the neighborhood with the light show and music!
2010 Hopewell Drive, Allen
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.)
1104 Krum Court, Allen
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.
907 Thornbury Court, Allen
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!
1116 Waterford Way, Allen
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.
1701 Woodsboro Court, Allen
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.
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.
2109 Athabasca Falls Dr, 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.
View Show Online
Frisco (East of Dallas North Tollway)
11668 Beeville Drive, Frisco
This red and white display of over 5,000 lights is a delight to see if you're in the area.
Bryson Drive, Frisco
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, Frisco
You'll notice these displays from Eldorado Parkway if you look north. Both are Christ-centered, static displays, and fill the front lawn.
10350 Highland Court, Frisco
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.)
6942 Walnut Street, Frisco
Family members own four homes in the area and they delight in entertaining families with their elaborate Christmas light displays each year. Children
are encouraged to walk through the arches and around the lights. Several hundred village houses are on display, many of which have been donated by
grateful visitors through the years.
Frisco (West of Dallas North Tollway)
5913 Myrtle Lane, Frisco
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! Colors change annually.
14 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.
1900 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.
McKinney (South of 380 and West of 75)
1408 Bristlewood Drive, McKinney
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.)
3500 Greystone Court, McKinney
Runs the month of December, 5:30-10:30 nightly
This large corner lot is well-coordinated and stunning. Be sure to check out the homes on Pecan Hollow and follow the circle around to see the other
homes lit up for the holidays.
6304 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.
5912 White Pine Drive, McKinney
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
. 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.)
Watch Show Online
709 Windy Hill Drive, McKinney
Thanksgiving weekend thru New Years Eve, 5:30-10:30pm nightly
Over 10,000 lights and sixteen characters, sixteen channels broadcasting over 96.5 FM. Santa waves from his sleigh, toy soldiers flank the
driveway, and a wooden carousel with animals create a delightful display.
McKinney (South of 380 and East of 75)
1005 W. Lela Street, McKinney
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.
Watch Show Online
East of Dallas North Tollway and West of 75.
2837-41 Biscayne Drive, Plano
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.)
Watch Show Online
3601 Brookshire Drive, Plano
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.
1101 Stone Trail Drive, Plano
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.)
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
869 Warwick Drive, Plano
Candy canes and snowflakes are the theme at this house.
2708 Westridge Drive, Plano
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
See Show on NextDoor
905 Whitney Court, Plano
The duck is almost the size of the house! LED lights and inflatables create a colorful, kid-appealing display.
891 Bridgeport Drive, Prosper
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.)
See Show Online
These Sachse homes, while clustered within a couple of miles of one another, fall in and out of the Collin County line. Since Edgeglen Trail is within
Collin County, and we know you want to see all of the great light displays in the area, we've included those in Dallas County as well. All of these
displays are free to view.
7906 Edgeglen Trail, Sachse
Runs through January 1, 4pm-midnight
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
& 2017, best technical display. Thousands of lights set to music using 48 channels. Homeowner Tim Legh-Page tells us several in his neighborhood have
great displays. Tim and his neighbor, Jason at
7910 Edgeglen Trail, have combined their homes for a magnificent display!
(See photo in top slider.)
While you're in Sachse, be sure to check out these homes as well:
4334 Bluffview Drive, Sachse
Runs nightly Thanksgiving night thru January 5, 6-11pm.
2015's winner for Best Street in Sachse. This homeowner installs twenty-five thousand lights and twenty Christmas trees each year. Prior winner of
First and Second Place for Best Display.
7521 Harvest Bend Lane, Sachse
2015's winner for Best Decorated from their HOA. Harvest Bend Lane also took Third Place for Best Street in the City of Sachse's lighting contest.
5317 Heritage Circle, Sachse
2017's Third Place winner for Large Lot in the City of Sachse's lighting contest. Heritage Circle also took Second Place winner for Best Street.
3915 Heritage Park Drive, Sachse
2017's Second Place winner for a Small Lot in the City of Sachse lighting contest. Our observation was that the lights were limited, but the
creativity here is in the Polar Express train on the front lawn. Don't miss the oversized ticket to the right of the driveway.
6124 Hillside Lane, Sachse
2017's Third Place and 2015's First Place winner for a regular lot size in the City of Sachse lighting contest.
7615 Meadowknoll Dr, Sachse
Runs nightly the night following Thanksgiving thru December 31, 5pm to midnight.
Best Decorated house for 2014, 2016 and 2017 in their HOA. This Disney-themed display includes six-thousand lights, snowfall spotlights, a Santa
projection, and fourteen characters including Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, Anna, Sven, Olaf, the Grinch, Santa, and Minon.
4310 Oak Bluff Lane, Sachse
Runs nightly thru January 1, 5:30pm-10:30pm
2017's Second Place for Best Technical. Over 80 channels control over 11,000 lights in the Christmas light show.
Tune to 92.9 FM and enjoy the lights from the comfort of your car.
1602 Ponderosa Drive, Sachse
2017's First Place for a large lot winner of the City of Sachse's lighting contest.
4807 Prosperous Lane, Sachse
Runs the month of December from dusk until dawn
2017's First Place for a small lot winner of the City of Sachse's lighting contest--and you'll love the creativity shown at this home. Lighted arches
over the sidewalk provide a magical experience for the young and old alike. Other creative touches include Santa's laundry 'drying' on the clothes
line, Santa waving from the window, Santa's sleigh parked next to the driveway. Lights, multiple projectors, and well-executed Pinterest projects
make this a fun destination.
3619 Ridge Glen Drive, Sachse
2017's Second Place winner for a large lot in the City of Sachse's lighting contest.
5207 Rosewood Lane, Sachse
You may remember these wonderful decorations in years past from N. Bluffview Drive in Lucas. The homeowner has now relocated their characters and
lights to Sachse.
7831 Shadow Glen Trail, Sachse
2015's third place winner for a regular lot in the Sachse lighting contest.
Southgate Drive, Sachse
First Place winner of Best Street in the City of Sachse lighting contest.
Commercial Light Displays
Allen Civic Plaza, Allen
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
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
November 21-January 3, Nightly 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, Every 30 Minutes
Note: In 2017 only the tree is on display. 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
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
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, Frisco TX | LaraKHansen-LKPhotography
Christmas in the Square, Frisco
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
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
Rows of trees abundantly lit in white create a festive holiday experience.
9 Cowboys Way, Frisco
Craig Ranch, McKinney
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
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
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
City Hall, Murphy
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
206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy
Legacy West, Plano TX
Legacy West, Plano
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
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
5741 Legacy Dr, Plano
(Shops at Legacy)
Shops at Legacy, Plano TX | Courtesy Shops at Legacy
Additional DFW Light Displays
Our friends at Denton Family e-Guide have created an excellent list of displays in neighboring communities. Be sure to check them out!
Updated December 29, 2017
Please submit your additions for consideration to email@example.com