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Find Your Holiday Events in Plano

Plano Texas is an active and lively community with many events of interest to our out of town guests and local community throughout the year. Ethnic festivals, arts and crafts fairs, exciting theatre, sporting events and much more are included in the calendar of events. Use the easy search box below to find out what is going on during your visit or plan your next trip to Plano around one of these great events. If you are interested in having an event listed on our calendar, you can Submit an Event here.

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Deerfield Holiday Lights 2019

Deerfield’s holiday light season runs December 1-30th from 7 pm-10pm on weekdays and 7 pm-11pm on weekends. However, most homes turn their lights on at dark.

  • We DO NOT have public restrooms. We are a neighborhood like any other, so please plan accordingly before visiting our neighborhood as you will wait in lines to see the lights and can get caught in traffic.  Please DO NOT knock on residents’ doors to use their bathroom and please DO NOT use the restroom in a yard.
  • Please DO NOT block alleys.  Our residents need to get to their homes.
  • Also, please keep music being played from your car at a respectable level as our residents still work during this season.
  • Should you decide to walk the neighborhood, please park on a street at the far north part of Deerfield, close to Quincy Rd. and not on one of our busy streets as it will cause a major traffic jam.
  • Please DO NOT get out of your car to take pictures as it causes problems with traffic as well.

Deerfield is in Northwest Plano between Preston Rd. and Coit Rd. There are many entrances to Deerfield. We highly recommend using a back entrance on busy nights. From Quincy, entrances like Bettye Haun Dr., Tweedsgate and Ivanhoe are less crowded.  From Preston Meadow, Jenkins is a street you don’t want to miss. From Ohio, Adrian and Sundance are other ways to enter. From Legacy, you can enter on Colonnade or Archgate but be ready for LONG lines. Watch all signs, drive carefully and enjoy the holiday lights!  VISIT STREETS LIKE Jenkins, Sundance, Hallmark, AND Mackey Court – great decorations with way less traffic!

Most lights will not turn on in the event of extreme rain, so please know that rainy nights are not the best nights to visit. For questions, please email info@deerfieldplano.org.

Vote for Your Favorites

For the third year, visitors can vote on their favorite decorated home. A great way to keep the whole family entertained! Please be sure to pay attention to what street you are driving on and vote.
TEXT 469-440-2011
A- BEST OVERALL
B- MOST TRADITIONAL
C- CHILDREN’S FAVORITE
D- FUNNIEST
TEXT CATEGORY AND ADDRESS
EXAMPLE:  D – 1222 MAIN

The Story of Deerfield’s Tradition of Holiday Lighting

When Deerfield was being built, it was considered by many to be too far north on Preston Road. There were only fields north of the intersection of Park and Preston. The builders wanted to get people into the neighborhood to look at the homes, so for three or four Christmas seasons, they offered the homeowners a $5000 prize for 1st place, $2500 for second place, and $1000 for 3rd place.  Also, there weren’t nearly as many families then as there are now so it was not unreasonable to win a prize. Several people got very competitive about it. People/pets were dressed in costumes and greeting people who drove through even giving out candy. Some people covered their lawns in cotton. Animation was very big. I remember one house had their teenage daughter get dressed in an angel costume and would stand in the front window and act like an animated figure. You had to look closely to realize it was a real person. The next year, everyone owned so many lights, they put them back up and the tradition began. *Story from a longtime Deerfield homeowner.

Holiday Carriage Rides

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended as there are usually not extra carriages sitting available.  Visit www.dfwcarriages.com for more complete information.  214-441-9996
Holiday Carriage Rides provided by North Star Carriages
When:  Starting December 1st through December 30th, 2017.  Closed on Christmas Day
Time:  First reservation starts at 6:00 PM and the last leaves at 10:00 PM, weather permitting
Cost:   For a 50 – 55 minute ride, wagons available are:
• 18-20 passengers -$295
• 12 passengers – $250
• 8-10 passengers – $195
• 6 passengers open carriage – $145
• The Princess Carriage (up to six passengers) – $195
30 minute rides are available upon request ONLY and not available for any ride other than the smaller carriages (2-6 passengers).
North Star Carriages highly recommends Deerfield homeowners book reservations before November 1 in order to avoid the rush and to reserve your preferred night.
Reservations:  All reservations must be made online at www.dfwcarriages.com.  Due to the tremendous demand, reservations cannot be made by phone and only through the website. This service will take walk-ups, but due to the volume on most nights, a walk-up ride is not usually available until later in the evening. Reservations will be paid online when booking the reservation, although credit card processing will be available onsite.  Cash/check will be accepted for walk ups as well.
Location:  Carriage rides begin in the Village Church (Formerly Legacy) parking lot, 4501 Legacy Drive, located at Legacy and Preston Meadow
Other Amenities:  Blankets and holiday music will be provided on the carriages and wagons, although passengers are welcome to bring their own music, blankets, hot cocoa or favorite beverage

Thank You to the 2019 Sponsors

Tree Sponsor:

ChristmasDesigners.com

Reindeer Sponsors:

R-Delta Engineers

North Star Carriage Rides

Sign Sponsors:

A Sparkling Home by Lily
Experienced House Cleaning with a Heart
lilycreations@yahoo.com  214-524-9428

Spenco/Revitalign Footwear
spencofootwear.com  or revitalign.com

Kimberly Woodard-Ebby Halliday Realtors
214-632-2092
KimberlyWoodard.Ebby.com

Cox Landscaping
972-503-LAWN (5296)
cox-landscape.com

Goldreich Orthodontics
972-618-6611
goldreichorthodontics.com

Pinch-a-Penny Pool Patio Spa
pinchapenny.com
972-208-2999

Lindsey’s Lawn & Landscape
(972)236-2359

Starbucks at Coit & Legacy

Landstar Technology landstartech.com

Thank you to the Holiday Light Committee Team:
Melissa and David Loder
Kiran Patel LaFortune
Venetia Robertson
Phyllis Rosenberg
Faruk Sabbagh
Sherrie Toma

Event Details

Start: December 1 @ 7:00 pm
End: December 30 @ 10:00 pm
Event Website
Deerfield Subdivision in Plano – See Map
Legacy Drive at Colonnade Drive
Plano, TX 75024 United States
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Cost: Free