Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

McKinney: Holiday Trail of Lights

Repeats every week every Friday and every Saturday 3 times .
December 14 at 6:30pm to December 21 at 9:00pm
See thousands of lights and decor.

Experience the 5th annual Heard Holiday Trail of Lights, the most unique holiday lighting display in North Texas. On December 14th, 20th & 21 from 6:30-9 P.M. guests will see thousands of lights—many synchronized to holiday music— and holiday décor along a half mile Heard nature trail. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to have a photo taken with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting by the professionals at Clix Photography. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase.

Family-friendly entertainment will complement the holiday atmosphere. Local musicians (including Crystal Yates, winner of the regional Texaco Country Showcase) will delight audiences with live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater. Strolling carolers will entertain guests as they walk through the museum and grounds.

Nearly four thousand people enjoyed the event last year! Participants will get to support the Heard and have fun with the whole family at this holiday fundraiser. Tickets at the door are only $9 for adults & seniors and $6 for kids 3-12 (children 2 and under are free). Guests who purchase their tickets at before the event will save $2 per ticket!

Holiday Trail of Lights is presented by Baylor Medical Center of McKinney and sponsored by 94.9 KLTY, NBC 5, and McKinney Community Development Corporation. Hot beverages will be provided by Coffee N Cream. Photography services will be provided by Clix Photography. Lighting design is provided by Alfresco Living.


  • Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 1 Nature Place
  • McKinney, Texas
  • 75069



  • Adult $9, Child (age 3-12) $6, Child (2 & under) FREE. Buy online and save $2 per ticket!

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