It's that time of year. Christmastime. Sure, there's Santa, awesome gifts, and delicious food but it's also time to decorate and celebrate the season. Texas is a holly jolly state. There are plenty of towns in the Lone Star State who go all out not only with decorations for Christmas but with fun activities too.

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Trips to Discover has laid out the top Christmas towns in Texas. Now, I've seen some Christmas light displays in my day, but some of these decorations are mind-blowing. If you're a lover of everything Christmas, you'll love to visit these places. Follow along and discover locations that are sure to meet Santa's approval.


Photo Rowan Young
Photo Rowan Young


This German town knows how it's done. They have a 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, this town is also 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

This is a great place to catch the Christmas spirit. Enjoy a stroll along the river walk with all the lights in the trees and decorated gondolas. Take part in 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 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 awesomely decked out for Christmas.

College Station

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


Get 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 decored 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

Perhaps one of the closest locations to Abilene, Grand Prairie has what is called Prairie Lights, it's a drive-through display that will blow you away. There's even 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 Christmas hero in your family this year and plan a quick holiday road trip to one of these destinations. Make it special and make memories.

It sure seems everything is bigger in Texas including holiday decorations. Look below and check out 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.

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