This Holiday Wonderland In Texas Has Millions Of Twinkling Lights You Can Stroll Through

It's the wildest display in Dallas. 🎄

A woman drinking from a cup in front of a Christmas tree. Right: A couple holds hands underneath a tunnel of lights.

A woman drinking from a cup in front of a Christmas tree. Right: A couple holds hands underneath a tunnel of lights.

As Christmas celebrations get closer, soon you're likely to spot colorful lights decorating houses and buildings wherever you look.

Part of the holiday festivities come with merriment moments generated by the Christmas ambiance, like the stunning light displays that will soon illuminate a zoo in Texas. The Dallas Zoo Lights event will take over the Dallas, TX park on November 17 and will run until January 1.

You can witness millions of twinkling lights, pose with plenty of photo opportunities, and participate in all sorts of merry cheer to get you in the spirit.

For this event, you’ll be able to stroll through the zoo after hours to see the traditional decorations like the sparkling walk-through Ornament, and stop by Santa's Workshop for a visit.

A light performance is held in the amphitheater each night.

The animals will be in bed during Zoo Lights, but there are a few chances to catch an "animal chat," allowing you to get up close with some of the Zoo's residents. There are also wild animal-themed lights because what's a zoo holiday event without life-sized lanterns of your favorite creatures?

You won't have to go hungry, as there will be seasonal snacks like hot chocolate, s’mores, and adult beverages.

Tickets to enter this illuminating exhibit start at $18 on non-premium nights and move up to $21 on premium evenings. If you happen to be a member of the Dallas Zoo, you can enjoy all of this jolliness for free.

Dallas Zoo Lights

Price: $18+

When: Nov. 17, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Address: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy., Dallas, TX 75203

Why You Need To Go: The millions of festive lights are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.


his article has been updated since it was originally published on October 25, 2019.

Brittany Cristiano
Texas Staff Writer
Brittany Cristiano was a Staff Writer for Narcity’s USA Desk focused on viral TikToks, and trending local characters in the Southern United States. She is based in Houston, Texas.