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
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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! Residents keep sending us their fabulous light displays! So keep adding to our list of the best Christmas light displays in Allen,
Celina, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Plano, Prosper, Sachse, and Wylie!
Allen (East of 75)
1520 Harvest Run Drive, Allen
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
Running Thanksgiving weekend - January 1, 2020, 6-11:30pm nightly, rain or shine
For the past ten years, Marilyn DeCoursin has been spreading smiles on the faces of children and adults alike with her displays. You'll find over
80 characters and decorations in the yard! You won't be able to miss the 10' blow-up Teddy Bear that opens and closes his arms as if hugging you,
which is hugely popular with children. They'll probably be equally excited about finding Santa's reindeer in their stable.
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
Friday-Saturday evenings in December, 5:30pm-2:00am
Tastefully designed with a theme of Christmas trees and gift boxes, this home with 3,000 lights is worth the stop when visiting Waterford Way.
1227 Concho Drive, Allen
Runs Thanksgiving until December 27, 6-11pm
This home stands out in the neighborhood with 25 characters/animations in the yard, a light show and music!
Meghan Court, Allen
Runs December 7-26, 6-10pm
2006 Meghan Court, Allen
1116 Waterford Way, Allen
Runs 24/7 the month of December, Dark (6pm) to Dawn. Inclement weather will affect the display.
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
December 1-January 6, 6pm-midnight
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. This home just keeps getting better every year!
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
1710 Woodsboro Court tucked into the corner, not quite visible from the entrance to the cul de sac. This home likes to change the color and theme
2020 Rhymers Glen Dr, Anna (Deck the Falls)
Free, but please consider donating to the charity collection at the show.
November 29-January 6, 6-10 Nightly; 6-11 pm Saturday and Sunday
Over 25,000 lights with 22-foot Mega Tree, which alone has 10,500 lights. Singing Santa! Tune your radio to FM 89.1 to hear the music on your car radio. This display has moved
from 2109 Athabasca Falls Dr in Anna to the clubhouse in The Falls subdivision.
View Show Online
Frisco (East of Dallas North Tollway)
4015 Bryson Drive, Frisco (Cancelled in 2019)
(Former home of Jeff Trykoski)
Unfortunately, the tradition here reached its conclusion in 2018 after a 17 year run because Jeff and his family have moved from this home
don't visit the home because the current homeowner will not be putting up the display. Do
visit Jeff's other project now in it's 14th year, Frisco Square
11406 Creekwood Dr, Frisco
Thanksgiving - December 20, 6-10pm daily; December 21 -15 6 pm-midnight; December 26-31 STATIC display (no light show)
This light show may be heard by tuning to 88.3FM or on the outdoor speakers. Here you'll find a 6' nutcracker and thousands of lights.
12365 Flamingo Ct, Frisco
This display is an 'old twist' requested by visitors: the music plays and the lights stay on. This homeowner strings all the lights himself, as he
has for over a decade.
Gladstone Court, Frisco
You'll notice these displays from Eldorado Parkway if you look north. Both include a Christ-centered theme, are static displays, and fill the front
lawn. They are worth a stop if you are in the area.
6942 Walnut Street, Frisco
December 1 - January 6, 6-10pm weekdays; 6pm-midnight Saturdays
Family members own five homes on this block, located just two blocks north of Main St in the Rail District. They delight in entertaining families
with their elaborate Christmas light displays, which began with their mother's display over 20 years ago. (2019 is a bittersweet year as it is the
one-year anniversary of their mom's move to Christ's presence in December.) Visitors 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)
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While technically in Denton County, these are just a short drive west from the Collin County border and would be a popular spot for our West Collin
3809 Hazelhurst Dr, Frisco
The Burkman's home and yard is covered with lights! Check their Facebook page
special events, including visits from Santa and his elves, which draw between 500-700 visitors!
5913 Myrtle Lane, Frisco
If you think Clark Griswold 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. December 1-January 1, 6-11pm.
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
December 2 - Deember 31, 6-10pm daily, rain or shine.
The kids are going to love this one! Life-size cases, built by the homeowners, of Santa and his elves and another of Santa and Mrs. Claus are just
the beginning of this beautiful display--which started over 30 years ago. A nativity set, angels, and a tree-lined lit driveway add to the charm, and
a light show was added in 2018. Each year the homeowner's family work together to add new features.
BEWARE: This is on a busy, narrow road, so if you'd like to get out, the homeowner recommends you park on the north side of their property at the
end and walk along the property to get a closer look. If the dogs are out, the homeowner assures us they are behind an invisible fence and cannot
McKinney (North of 380 and West of 75)
5308 Grovewood Drive, McKinney
November 29-January 1, 6-9pm Sun-Thurs; 6-10:00pm, Friday-Sat
This home added new lights to their light show in 2019 and has two additional homes decorating. You may see the display on
visit their website
McKinney (South of 380 and West of 75)
1408 Bristlewood Drive, McKinney
November 27 thru December 31, 6-10pm Mon-Thurs, 6-11pm Fri-Sun
The homeowners begin working on this 150,000 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 December 1-31, 5-10pm weeknights; 5-11pm weekends
This large corner lot is well-coordinated and stunning. There's even a digital Santa display, weather permitting! 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 in conjunction with Team Rubicon
Runs December 1 through January 1 night, 5:30 - 10:30 weeknights, 5:30pm - 12:00am on Friday & Saturday
For the light show, there are 33,000 lights on 64 channels with projectors, floods, and other surprises. Tune to 107.7 FM.
There are two Griswald-style decorated homes on this street. 6400 Lambeau Court goes all out with Disney characters and a photo booth for visitors
to take their photo in Mickey's workshop.
3405 Loblolly Lane, McKinney
Runs November 5-January 3, 5:30-10pm nightly.
In 2019, the homeowner is adding about 40% new from last year! 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.)
8624 Palermo Way, McKinney
Free. Runs typically Thanksgiving Day - January 1 night, 5-11pm. Over 10,000 lights and about 100 hundred characters and yard decorations, yet all
done tastefully with a focus on the Reason for the season. Best Christmas Light for two years in their neighborhood.
8601 Wadkins Ct, McKinney
Thanksgiving Day - December 31, 5pm-1am daily
This "gingerbread house" is made up of 12,500 lights, wreaths, balls and yard art. This will be a long-time favorite of the kids and adults.
Everything at this home is created and installed by the homeowner, which takes 26 hours to install!
5912 White Pine Drive, McKinney
Runs December 1-29, 7-9:30pm nightly (unless raining or snowing).
It's that time of year where the Hunt family displays their Christmas spirit. 2019's show, "Winter Wonderland in Motion" features the theme
from Frozen. Be careful and please do not block the street!
Visit the Hunt Family's YouTube Channel
6020 White Pine Drive, McKinney
December 6 - January 1, Sun-Thurs, 5:30-9:30 and Fri-Sat, 5:30-10:30
A 32-channel light show with over 12,000 lights, a Singing Santa, ten mini and a mega Christmas tree.
709 Windy Hill Drive, McKinney
Thanksgiving thru New Years Eve, 6-10pm 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.
East of Dallas North Tollway and West of 75.
2837-41 Biscayne Drive, Plano
Free, runs December 6 - January 12, 6-10pm weekdays, 6-11pm Friday-Saturday.
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 6-25, 6-9:30pm 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.
905 Whitney Court, Plano
Deceb-Dec 31, Dusk - 1am nightly.
There are two themes at this home: ducks and dogs for the homeowner's daughter, and aircraft and vehicles for the homeowner's obsession.
The duck is almost the size of the house! LED lights and inflatables create a colorful, kid-appealing display. Trivia: The homeowner used a 3D printer to print
custom clips for the roof rope lights, because the commercially available ones break after a year and don't work on shingles! He uses
high wind text alerts and an internet-connected timer on the inflatables to shut them down remotely during high winds.
Click for a drone view of the lights!
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 night, lit nightly from 6-11pm; until midnight on weekends. Rain or Shine!
In 2019, this family added even more lights and features to the 150,000 LED lights on display! Set to music using 144 separate channels that has
been synchronized to 36 songs. This is worth driving to, Folks! The kiddos will not be disappointed! It's all about Jesus!
(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 Thanksgiving - January 1, 5pm-midnight
In 2018, 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 96 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:
3915 Heritage Park Drive, Sachse
Thru Dec 29, 5:30pm-midnight daily
2017's Second Place winner for a Small Lot in the City of Sachse lighting contest. There are only 3,000 lights, but the
creativity here is in the Polar Express train with steam blowing out of it on the front lawn. Don't miss the oversized tickets,
handmade sleigh with a pair of reindeer, and snow (Friday and Saturday evenings only).
6124 Hillside Lane, Sachse
Runs beginning December 7-January 11, Dusk to 1:00 am.
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 December 1-January 4, 6pm 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. Drop off a letter for Santa in
4310 Oak Bluff Lane, Sachse
Free, but please consider donating to the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation
to help find a cure for their 5 year old neighbor Declan
and other children with this disease would be greatly appreciated.
Runs December 1-31, 6-10pm nightly
Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 City of Sachse Christmas Light contest and Best Decorated from the HOA.
2nd place winner in the 2016 and 2017 Sachse Christmas Light contest. Over 7,000 individually computer-controlled lights, a 13' Megatree,
Singing Faces, yard decorations, and 2 pixel matrixes. This Christmas display is synchronized to music; tune to 92.9 FM to enjoy the show from
your car. Please visit and like their Facebook page,
Lights on Oak Bluff
. They love to hear from you,
so please leave them a message and give them your feedback.
5207 Rosewood Lane, Sachse
This display has 10,000 lights, a 12' Christmas tree, bubblers, and multiple animations. 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.
Southgate Drive, Sachse
First Place winner of Best Street in the City of Sachse lighting contest.
1733 Crescent Oak St, Wylie
This is the first light show to be submitted to us from Wylie and the winner of the 2018 Bozman Farm Holiday Decorating Contest for
"Outstanding Overall." Two features make this display unique: a lighted runway for Santa's sleigh on the roof and a curtain of lights in front of
the garage doors (typically a dead space for most displays). The homeowner advises that his neighborhood is pretty festive.
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. A great
place for a quiet stroll.
305 Century Parkway, Allen
(The Village at Allen)
Allen Civic Plaza, Allen
The City of Allen has placed a second 46-foot Christmas tree with more than 20,000 lights at the roundabout in front of the library.
300 N. Allen Drive, 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 2018 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)
Fairview Town Hall
November 28-December 31
The town has installed a lovely Christmas display in front of the Town Hall.
372 Town Place, Fairview
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, Rail District, 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.)
6941 Main Street, Frisco
The Star, Frisco
Rows of trees abundantly lit in white create a festive holiday experience.
9 Cowboys Way, Frisco
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
Limited dates in December
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
Wonder, A Winter Walk of Lights, McKinney
$10 adults, $8 youth 3-17, free ages 0-2
Select dates December 6-24, Fri-Sun, 6-10pm
A 50-foot Christmas tree light show, kids crafts, ice skating, pictures with Santa, food trucks and more.
7001 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney TX 75070 (Gabe Nesbitt Park)
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
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 24-Jan 1
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)
Shops at Willow Bend, Plano
Nov 10-Jan 1
The only Christmas tree with synchronized video and music in the state of Texas. On select nights there will be additional holiday entertainment,
such as carolers and live reindeer. Located in The District.
6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
Shops at Legacy, Plano TX | Courtesy Shops at Legacy
Just Outside Colony County
The Colony Fire Department, 4900 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony
December 1-31, 5:30pm to 10:30pm Sunday-Thursday; 5:30pm to 10:50pm Friday and Saturday.
The Colony Christmas Spectacular light show is choreographed to music. And spectacular it is with 300,000 lights, six 13-foot pole trees, (5) 8-foot
wire frame trees, (20) mini-trees, one giant pixel tree, 260 strands in the lawn fan, (5) 20-foot "leaping" arches, (13) 10-foot vertical poles, a
six-foot star, (20) wall-washers, and 24 snowflakes of various sizes! Tune your radio to 99.9FM to enjoy the music.
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 6, 2019
Please submit your additions for consideration to email@example.com