It’s that time of the year again! Families and friends are filling Facebook feeds with photos in Santa hats and matching Christmas PJs. This year, take your holiday photos to the next level by snapping a fun picture at these Insta-worthy spots around Dallas-Fort Worth. From life-sized gift boxes and giant Christmas trees to fun holiday murals, these photo-ops are sure share some TeXmas cheer (and maybe give your friends a little FOMO).
Make your way to Dallas’ original Christmas popup coffee shop, Deck the Hall Street (regularly known as Fiction Coffee) for the perfect Instagram photo. Alli K’s mural is sure to put you in a jolly holiday mood! While you’re there, savor a little Christmas magic with their limited-time Falala Latte, complete with touches of cinnamon, lavender and star anise garnish.
Every holiday season, Addison’s Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical wonderland with more than 500 LED-covered arbors! These trees remain bursting with light and color all the way to New Year’s Day, giving you plenty of time to snap that Insta-worthy photo. It’s best enjoyed at night, after a nice meal at any of the restaurants in the area.
Last year, my family strolled through the light illuminations in Japan at Nabana no Sato, where tunnels were illuminated with flower shaped lights and there was a mini version of Mount Fuji. This year, we’re excited to explore the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze right here in DFW! Arlington’s Globe Life Ballpark has transformed into a magical place with lights, ice skating and more. Celebrate the season at Enchant Christmas (and be sure to take tons of photos in those lit up tunnels)!
Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! The entire historic downtown area is transformed every year into a winter paradise of lights, with sensational shopping, wreaths and beautiful Christmas ornaments. Anywhere you turn there are fantastic photo opportunities, like in front of the town square Christmas tree, old-time buildings, giant Christmas ornaments and the famous North Pole express train.
This great photo-op is located in the heart of the one-of-a-kind Bishop Arts District in Dallas. This independent district is home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, art galleries and—for the holidays—a very unique Christmas sign set up just for you! Find this gem on the wall by Eno’s Pizza.
Go on an old-fashioned holiday carriage ride at Southlake Town Square and take a photo with the handsome horses! Afterward, explore the area and enjoy the sounds of horses’ hooves along with holiday music around Southlake’s premiere shopping destination. You’ll love the boutiques, restuarants and gorgeous decor that’s reminiscent of a winter wonderland.
With world-class shopping, this wonderful mall is a premier Dallas destination. Fun fact: the glass vaulted ceiling is modeled after Milan’s historic Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II shopping mall. Visit Galleria Dallas to cross some gifts off your list, then take a selfie with the nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree! It’s definitely a sight to see, illuminated with over 450,000 twinkling lights and 10,000 ornaments. Better yet, you can ice skate around it!
Legacy West is filled with exciting shopping and dining year-round, but visting this Plano hotspot is extra fun around the holidays when the tree-lined streets are glowing. You can step inside a life-size gift box for a perfect Holiday photo! After grabbing dinner and snapping a picture, stay and watch the colorful fountains dance to caroling Christmas tunes.