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December 24 2009 5 24 /12 /December /2009 08:16
Christmas light displays are abundant around Texas from neighborhoods that create their own magical wonderland to huge commercial displays with millions of lights set to music. Small town Texas comes alive during Christmas.

I've researched the web trying to find all the best displays around Texas. I've provided links so that you can learn more about each one. If you know of any I should add, just drop me an email and I'll be more than happy to add them.

Load up the kids and head to one near you. Many of them open now and run through New Year's eve.   For some extra fun along the trip, check out my Holiday Scavenger Hunt.
Austin's 37th Street

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”, 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.

Location: 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.

Grand Prairie, Texas

This holiday event runs from Thanksgiving Night to New Year’s Eve. There are over 4 Million lights along 2 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 Magic Light Show Theater which is a 10 minute light show that is choreographed to music.

The price runs about $20/car of up to 8 people (more for limos and buses). Carousel and carnival rides are included with the admission price.

There is a gift shop and concessions are 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.

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