It's that time of year again. Christmastime. Of course there's Santa, gifts, and delicious food, but it's also time to decorate and celebrate the season. I've come to find out that Texas is one holly jolly state. There are plenty of towns that go all out for Christmas.

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Trips to Discover spotlights the top Christmas towns in Texas. I've seen many holiday light displays in my day, but some of these decorations are mind-blowing. If you're a lover of Christmas, you'll want to visit these places. Follow along and discover these locations that are sure to receive Santa's stamp of approval.


Photo Rowan Young
Photo Rowan Young


This German town knows how it's done. Check out the traditional Christmas market where you can find all types of goodies. There's even a massive Christmas light parade where you can take pictures with Santa and more.


Known for being a big recreational hotspot, Wimberley transforms into a hidden gem at Christmastime. Enjoy the Winter's Eve Christmas Festival and make sure you catch the Trail of Lights for an awesome experience.

San Antonio

San Antonio is a great place to catch the Christmas spirit. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk with all the lights among the trees and decorated gondolas. Attend the Holiday Light Fest with live music, illuminated floats, and more.


There are two must-not-miss events in Richmond. The Campfire Christmas and Christmas in the Park are both great celebrations and fun for the whole family. Plenty of lights and holiday decorations.

House Decorated with Christmas Lights
Photo: Nicole S. Young


If you're into history, you'll love visiting this Texas town for the holidays. Make sure to take a tour of Jefferson's oldest home which is festively decked out for Christmas.

College Station

It's known as a college town but every year it transforms into a Christmas paradise. There's Santa's Wonderland, a snow village complete with real snow. Santa himself is there too.


Here's a taste of Christmas on the Texas coast. There's nothing quite like it. Moody Gardens is one of the most talked-about hotspots. Extravagantly decorated for the holidays.

Christmas lights
Photo: HannamariaH


Prepare to be amazed. Over 10 million lights illuminate the whole town of Marshall. It's called Wonderland of Lights Extravaganza and it runs through New Year's Eve. Catch it with your family. You'll be glad you did.

Grand Prairie

One of the closest locations to Abilene, Grand Prairie has what is called Prairie Lights, a drive-through display that will blow you away. There's a holiday village, a laser show, a gift shop, and more.

Yes indeed, Texas isn't bashful when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Be the hero in your family this year and plan a quick holiday trip to one of these destinations. Make it special and make some memories.

It sure seems everything is bigger in Texas including holiday decorations. Look below to see the state's biggest Christmas decoration store. It's an absolute winter wonderland.

Holly Jolly! Inside Texas's Largest Christmas Decoration Store

Decorator's Warehouse has just about EVERY Christmas holiday decoration you could possibly need and its located in the DFW Metroplex.

Gallery Credit: Decorator's Warehouse YouTube

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