Pictured Above: Christmas in the Square, Frisco, TX. Photo Credit: Suad Bejtovic Photography
‘Tis the season for Christmas lights! The DFW area has countless amazing light displays this time of year, from the Texas Motor Speedway to Highland Park. But what about those weeknight evenings when you just want to squeeze in a little holiday spirit after dinner?
Here’s a fantastic list of Frisco Christmas light displays that you can easily visit on a school night. (Do you have another favorite street or display you love to visit this time of year? Please leave a comment here, or on social media.)
If you haven’t already visited Frisco Square this month, you’re missing out! Christmas in the Square (pictured above) is a fantastic event that runs from Thanksgiving through the entire month of December. 175,000 lights choreographed to music run daily from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Snow flurries appear magically every 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights.
Check out the calendar for details about the other special events, like a visit with Santa, and the Skate the Square REAL outdoor ice skating rink.
Jeff Trykoski was once named The King of Christmas Lights by D Magazine and is the genius behind Frisco’s annual Christmas in the Square music and lights show (mentioned above). Every year, in addition to his work in Frisco Square, he lights up his own home with thousands of bulbs and coordinates them to Christmas music. His light display is also the motivator behind a canned food drive that he organizes each year. So this week, gather up some canned goods and swing by Jeff’s house to get into the real spirit of Christmas.
The beautiful lights and the holiday atmosphere downtown are enough to transport visitors momentarily to the set of It’s a Wonderful Life. At the corner of 4th Street and Walnut, several historic homes have teamed up for what is a truly stunning Christmas display. One home boasts of a tiny Christmas village…about one hundred small decorative houses displayed in front of their brightly-lit home. While you’re downtown, you may wish to take a few pictures at the beautifully-lit gazebo off Main at 4th Street.
5913 Myrtle Lane, just west of 423 off Lebanon, is another standout among Frisco residences this time of year. This home’s glow is visible from nearly a half mile away at the nearest intersection, and will likely remind you of Clark Griswold’s house in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! Visitors can be seen standing around in the cul-de-sac gazing and taking pictures after dark. Be sure not to miss this beauty.
The Burkman residence has over 25,000 lights on their house! “A family activity that takes weeks to put together” they have a life-sized gingerbread house with a smoking chimney and many other fun things on display. There is a mailbox for kids to place letters for Santa, that responds to all the kids in the neighborhood with a letter and goodie bag. Beginning the weekend of the December 16th (weekends only), Santa or his helpers will be handing out candy canes to passers-by!
In Eldorado Fairways, located south of Eldorado just east of 423, several homes have beautiful light displays. Be sure to include San Andres Drive on your loop through the neighborhood.
The Villages at Stonelake is located south of Eldorado, between Custer and Independence. The neighborhood residents designed beautiful festive light displays that will put you in the Christmas mood without the traffic battles famous in Deerfield and other popular neighborhoods. Be sure to swing by 15453 Tealwood Lane while you’re in the neighborhood for a particularly striking display.