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Best Dallas-area neighborhoods for spectacular holiday light displays

Best Dallas-area neighborhoods for spectacular holiday light displays

Christmas lights in Highland Park Village
Highland Park is one of Dallas' must-see neighborhoods for holiday lights. Photo courtesy of Highland Park Village

It's the season to be delighted, and you're in the right place, as Dallas has been named one of the top 25 cities to see holiday lights. 

Real estate website Redfin released the cheerful list, which features the five best neighborhoods in the Dallas area for sensational light displays, as determined by local real estate agents. 

First up is Arlington's Interlochen neighborhood. No surprise here, the spirited area ranks as the third best in America to see holiday lights, according to Redfin. Each year, more than 200 homeowners go all out with extravagant lights, decorations, and displays that are worth the trek. Note: you'll want to plan for long lines as Christmas approaches.

In Plano, the Deerfield neighborhood hosts a holiday decorating contest that yields magical results: a winter wonderland you can walk or drive through. 

Highland Park shines with beautiful light displays, many of which are professionally installed. Redfin also touts horse carriage tours through the neighborhood, for a fee. In historic Kessler Park, you'll find lots of holiday lights against a backdrop of the Dallas skyline. And in Lake Highlands, the 12 Days of Christmas come alive on Timberhollow Circle. The display has been a tradition for more than two decades. 

Check out the Redfin roundup for more information on each neighborhood's collection of stunning light displays.