If you find a spare weekend during this busy holiday season, or you need a great photo spot, check out these Christmas Day Trips from Dallas:
Yesterland Farm–Canton. Only about an hour outside of Dallas, this farm has Christmas trees to cut or already cut for sale as well as a complimentary hayride, the farm zoo, a giant tipi, horse shoes a western ghost town. You can bring a picnic or enjoy fun farm fare concessions. Admission is free as part of their Texas Christmas. They also have a small amusement park with a roller coaster, a giant slide and pony rides for additional cost. They also have photos with Santa on the weekends!
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Drive Thru Christmas–Lindale, just north of Tyler. 2 & 1/2 million lights on 24 acres that you can drive through. $20 per car. There is also a gift shop and concession stand. Check out their website for a list and pictures of the great variety of light displays!
Holiday Express Riding Train–Richardson. Free train ride for kids around a yard decorated with holiday lights. Sweet story about a man who does this for children free of charge, although he has had to start accepting donations to make it possible. 136 Hidden Circle, Richardson, TX 75081.