Where to See the Lights in Fort Worth this Holiday Season

During the holidays, lights sparkle across the city of Fort Worth. From Christmas trees in Sundance Square and the Stockyards to the Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway, there are so many ways to enjoy the season’s illumination displays.

So don a warm coat and gloves (and maybe even a cup of hot chocolate) and experience the Unexpected City’s festive lights. It’s enough to make you feel lit from within.


November 17 – January 1

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s holiday celebration returns for another year of lighted landscapes within the beautiful gardens. With 80% newly reimagined light displays this year, you won’t want to miss this new holiday tradition in Fort Worth. Get tickets.

Sundance Square Plaza

December 6 – Holiday Season

The annual Parade of Lights returns to delight visitors with over 100 illuminated entries featuring community groups and supporters from around Fort Worth. TCU’s Coach Sonny Dykes will serve as Grand Marshall and Santa Claus will make a special appearance. Enjoy shopping and dining downtown before and after this event, the perfect way to usher in the holiday season. Learn more.

Fort Worth Stockyards

November 24 – December 24

The Shops at Clearfork

November 24 – December 24

Take photos with Santa at Clearfork near one of the largest Christmas trees in Fort Worth, and don’t miss the Clearfork Holiday Market on December 2nd, with gifts and holiday treats from your favorite local vendors.

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

November 23 – January 7

Tune your radio to a holiday station and take a magical drive through this Texas Motor Speedway holiday tradition, a fun time for the whole family. The average drive-thru time is 45 minutes and tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance. Get tickets.

The Modern Lights, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

November 24 – February 4

The trees around the Modern Art Museum are decorated with twinkling lights that sparkle and shine for the holiday season. Museum galleries are free until 8 pm on Fridays, and the Modern will have a special Dinner with the Modern Lights every Friday night. Or attend First Friday at the Modern, where the museum and Café team up to host live music, drink specials, and tasty bites in the museum’s grand lobby from 5-8 pm. Learn more.

TCU Christmas Tree Lighting & Concert

Tuesday, November 28

Join this annual tradition featuring the lighting of TCU’s 50-foot-tall Christmas tree, refreshments, photos with SuperFrog Santa, concert performance, and fireworks.

Enjoy the magic of lights in the Historic Fairmount neighborhood. Get in the spirit with food trucks, Santa and Mrs. Claus, vendors, and raffles while gazing at the holiday decorations of this charming neighborhood. Launch at One Safe Place, 1100 Hemphill St. Link.