TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Christmas season is here and that means Christmas lights are going up!

Here’s a list of some of the best places to see Christmas lights in East Texas this year:


Land Of Lights

Christmas Park Athens Land of Lights is open from 6 P.M. till 10 P.M. and is located at Loop 7 and Patterson Road.

Here are the prices for Land of Lights:

Cars & Pickups$30.00$35.00
12 & 15 Passenger Vans$50.00$55.00
Limo & Motor Homes$50.00$55.00
Bus – Each Person$5.00$6.00

Santa will be there every night Nov. 10 thru Dec 23. and you can’t ride in the back of a truck.


Enchanted Forest at Lions Park

Enchanted Forest at Lions Park in Jefferson is located at 515 E Jefferson St. and has over 100 Christmas trees that light up every night until Jan. 1.

“Visitors are encouraged to wander through the “forest” during the daytime and evening to view the beautiful trees decorated by individuals, families, businesses, churches, and organizations in tribute to loved ones”

Peggy Walker, president of Jefferson Lions Club

Admission to the forest is free and the Jefferson Lions Club uses proceeds from tree adoptions as funds for local student scholarships.



Carmela’s Magical Santa Land is located at 6085 Hwy 259 North in Longview. Carmela’s is a quarter mile walking trail with nearly 4 million lights, dancing trees, nativity scenes and Mickey Mouse.

Carmela’s asks for vistors to make a donation to enter and is open Sundays to Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays to Saturdays 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Tyler Lights Christmas Drive-Thru Light Park

Entry to Tyler Lights Christmas Drive-Thru Light Park costs $20 in cash per vehicle to enter and no vehicles over 8 feet and 6 inches are allowed. The park is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 25 to Dec. 11 at 6p.m. and Dec 16. to Dec 25. at 6 p.m. everyday.

Tyler Lights Christmas Drive-Thru Light Park is located at 12880 County Road 192 in Tyler.

Santa Land

Santa Land is going to be open from Nov. 11 to Jan. 4 every day of the week from:

  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Nov.
  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays in Dec.
  • 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in Dec.
  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Jan.

The prices for admission to Santa Land are:

  • $30 per vehicle with up to 10 people
  • $60 per vehicle with 11 to 20 people
  • $5 per person per vehicle with more than 20 people

If we have missed any displays send us an email at Tips@ketk.com.