The holidays come but once a year, and my, are they a special time here in Texas? Forget the snow and cold; we’ll take the sun and mild temperatures any day because no state does the holidays better than the Lone Star State! As the old saying goes, Everything is bigger in Texas – and you can rest assured that adage is accurate for our Texas Christmas lights, too! Here are 11 of the best, most breathtaking Christmas lights in Texas to help get your holiday season started right. Let the festivities commence!

Now I’m definitely ready to deck the halls, strike the harp, and join the chorus. Christmas is such a heartwarming, joyful time of year — especially in the Lone Star State!

Have you been to any of these Christmas light displays in Texas? What do you consider to be the best Christmas lights in Texas? Please share your favorites with us in the comments below! And for fun all year long, be sure to take a look at our ultimate guide to seasonal activities In Texas!

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What's Christmas in Texas like?

While we Texans know better than to dream of a White Christmas, we also don't need any snow because our state is already brimming with festive fun! The holiday season in Texas brings with it an air of magic you can’t find anywhere else. Whether you take the family to a Christmas village, journey to the North Pole on a Christmas train, or drive around to look at Christmas lights, Santa takes a jolly sleigh ride to sprinkle festive magic all over the Lone Star State during the holidays. What's your favorite holiday tradition in Texas?

What are the top must-visit places to see the best Christmas light displays in Texas?

In terms of superlatives, nothing really tops this amazing Christmas light display in Texas, which has been named one of the best in the world! What is this magical place? Why, it's none other than Gaylord Texan Resort, a place that receives numerous accolades each year for its spectacular displays -- some even ranking its lights and decorations among the world’s most beautiful. In true Texas fashion, Gaylord Texan Resort leaves no stone unturned (or hall un-decked, we should say) when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Between a towering lighted tree out front and tons more displays throughout the entire hotel, you'll truly feel like you're in a winter wonderland.

Are there any Christmas towns in Texas?

Absolutely! All across the Lone Star State, big cities and small towns deck their halls, squares, businesses, buildings, and more, for the holiday season! Because the holiday season only comes once a year, and we like to make it magical. One of our more charming towns, Brownsville, goes all out with its Holiday Village. This walk-through attraction takes kids from one to ninety-two on a magical journey to the North Pole, with miniature cottages depicting everything from Santa's Workshop to Mrs. Claus' bakery. You'll get a fascinating glimpse into the elusive world of Saint Nick and his crew without leaving Texas. The kiddos can even take pictures with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas -- what a fun holiday tradition for Texas tots!

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