Celebrate the Sights and Lights of the Season

Your Ultimate Guide to the Brightest and Most Festive Christmas Lights in Dallas-Fort Worth!

Prairie Lights banner
Open now Through December 31, 2021

Prairie Lights, the premier holiday light park at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas. This year, instead of the Holiday Village, you and your family will enjoy a complete in-car event. Once you drive up to the entrance of Prairie Lights, you will be dazzled with more than 4 million lights set along a two-mile path. There are hundreds of ALL-NEW holiday displays in shapes of all kinds lining and arching over the road.

Halfway through this adventure, you will have the opportunity to order treats and drinks at the new concession drive-thru. The second half of the Prairie Lights drive ends with the new and improved light tunnel – the perfect finale. We suggest buying your tickets in advance.

Dallas Zoo Lights

Dallas Zoo
Open on Selected Nights, Now through January 3

This annual holiday tradition returns to the Dallas Zoo with a safe and socially distant twist! This year’s event has been reimagined as a drive-
thru, allowing your family to enjoy the Dallas Zoo’s brand of holiday cheer without leaving the comfort of your vehicle as you drive through this delightful winter wonderland.

Featuring over one million sparkling lights and elaborate lighted displays, the more than one-mile-long path will take you on a winding route through areas of the Zoo that have not been open to the public for years.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance to allow the Zoo to control traffic and to try to minimize wait times. When purchasing tickets, you must choose a window of time for your entry. Please try to arrive
at the Zoo during that window, so you can join the queue for the drive-thru
. Purchase tickets for Dallas Zoo Lights: www.dallaszoo.com/zoolights.

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane lane at AAC
Now through December 26

Celebrate the holiday in Candy Cane Lane at the America Airlines Center. This multi-level visual Christmas drive-thru attraction combines all of the wonderful outdoor experiences of Christmas including holiday lights, classic holiday lantern characters, and a wonderland of surprises around every corner. 

Your family will enjoy a safe, memorable experience from the comfort of your own car. Give your kids a Christmas to remember by enjoying all lights and experiences that remind us why Christmas is so special.

There is a special opportunity to get a memorable 2020 photo with Santa Clause himself. Even though your family stays in the vehicle, you can pop your heads out while Santa and his elves socially distanced.  Tickets are $35-$50 for General Admission, or $50-60 for VIP, which includes a socially distanced picture with Santa. Order your tickets for Candy Cane Lane.

Candy Cane Lane is located in the American Airlines Center Silver parking garage* in Downtown Dallas, Texas. The check-in spot for this event is in Lot E at the AAC.

*Please note: Garage max height is 6 foot 7 inches. No buses, RV’s, Hayrides, or riding in the bed of a truck.  All applicable laws apply to vehicles.  Headlights off and running lights on. 5 mph or under.  Ticket prices are per vehicle, so pack up the family and pets! 

More Festive Holiday Lights!

Radiance! A Holiday Light Spectacular

Located Frisco, Weatherford, and Decatur
Now through January 3, 2021

Luminova Holidays

At Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
Through January 3, 2021

The Magic of Lights at The Lakefront in Little Elm

Through January 3, 2021
6:00 to 10:00pm

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth,TX
Through January 3, 2021

Viridian Lights

Arlington, TX
Through January 3, 2021
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Halloween Fun in Fort Worth

Halloween activities and events might be a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic,. But don’t worry, there are still a few spooky (fun) events for your family to enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo 

Boo is back, but with a drive-thru twist!

Boo at the Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo
October 22-25,2020
4:30pm-7:30pm

Get ready to Boo thru the Zoo! For the first time ever,  the Fort Worth Zoo is invites you to drive through the Zoo’s main path (and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of their most popular animal exhibits) while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and encounters with wildlife along the way! 

With sanitation and social distancing top of mind, they have made the decision to not cancel Boo at the Zoo this year, but instead, put a spin on their typical event and design a unique environment while keeping this beloved 29-year tradition alive. 

Boo at the Zoo Tickets

Member ticket: $45/vehicle Non-member ticket: $50/vehicle 

Advance ticket purchase is required for members and nonmembers. Members will receive 10% off tickets, food, and beverage. When tickets go on sale, you will purchase tickets for a designated arrival time slot. 
  • Tickets are sold per vehicle, not per person.
  • Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales are final, tickets are non-replaceable and non-refundable.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, online.
  • Guests who show up without a ticket will not be able to enter the event.

While there will be the usual amount of candy, trick-or-treat stations will be combined into five stations, limiting contact to keep everyone safe. Therefore, treat coupons will not be necessary this year.

They have limited capacity and expect this event to sell out.

Follow Concierge Connection (@bigDconcierge) on Twitter for more news about #DFWHalloween events.

It’s Thanksgiving: Let Someone Else Do the Cooking!

thanksgiving turkey dinner

Thanksgiving is just a weeks away.  That doesn’t have to mean hours of shopping in crowded stores, chopping, basting and cooking the  perfect Thanksgiving feast for your friends and family.

Forget all the cooking and dirty dishes and order Thanksgiving To Go.

Thanksgiving Meals at Whole Foods Market

Load your holiday table with a perfectly roasted turkey paired with favorite classic sides. Place your order now for the Classic Turkey Dinner for 8. You can also get a or simply order a few of the yummy side dishes and desserts. (All orders must be placed 48 hours ahead of pick up date and time)

Just the Sides Package for 8: Generous servings of classic sides to round out your holiday table.  Includes: Green Beans with Roasted Shallots, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Traditional Herb Stuffing, Holiday Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry Orange Sauce)

Vegan Meal for 2Chef Jenné Claiborne brings Southern favorites with Creole flavors to center of the plate.

And don’t forget the pumpkin pies, pecan pies and dinner rolls.

Holiday Meals at Whole Foods Market: For help ordering see   FAQs or call 844.936.2428

You can also order your Thanksgiving dinner, from the roasted turkey to all the side dishes and the desserts at:

Central Market: Serve up a feative for the senses with a variety of fully prepared meals, entrees,  side dishes and desserts.

Eatsi’s Feast:  Choose from Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, 44 Farms Smoked Prime Rib Roast, or Orange Bourbon Vanilla Glazed Ham and more! Orders must be placed by Monday, November 25th

Dining Out for Thanksgiving Dinner

Dinner plate with orange napkin

CBD Provisions

Located in the Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas, CBD Provisions will serve Thanksgiving brunch and dinner with traditional turkey and fixings, as well as dishes like acorn squash hummus, and sweet potato casserole. The brunch will feature  buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry butter and lemon-shortbread crumble. Brunch will be served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 3 to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call 214-261-4500

Fearing’s Restaurant

The 3-course  Thanksgiving menu at Fearing’s will have options for both omnivores ($125) and vegetarians ($75). The menu features pan-seared roasted squash soup with pheasant confit,  tangerine-glazed turkey with whipped potatoes and jalapeno-cranberry relish,  and brown sugar custard creme puffs garnished with candied pecan for dessert.  Call 214-922-4848 for reservations. Seatings are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Whatever you do….enjoy Thanksgiving Day with family and friends!