Once upon a time in a land not too far away in the piney woods of East Texas comes a dazzling display of lights over 3 million all in celebration of Christmas. Santa Land Texas the original Texas Drive-thru Park is now open for its 26th year near Tyler.

Generations of families have made it a tradition to visit Santa Land Texas every year, one of the premier Christmas Parks in Texas. This 24-acre park is totally transformed into a wonderland of lights with a variety of dazzling displays, mesmerizing themed areas, colorful lights that seem to dance with lively holiday music heard throughout the park grounds.

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At Santa Land Texas there are magical hand-crafted, animated, and mechanical displays you will see including the spectacular "Tunnel of Lights,"  25,000 flashing dancing lights, as you exit the 250-foot tunnel.

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The views are stunning as you drive through Christmas Lane, see the Elfland Carousel, Merry Mermaid and Friends, Great Fountain of Yule, and more unique displays.

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There's even a special area dedicated to the true meaning of Christmas with a nativity scene and other Christian areas of lighted displays and that's not all, a special salute to our troops.

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There's even a Gift and Snack Shop for some tasty treats and unique gift ideas that includes a visit with Santa Claus. What makes Santa Land Texas so unique is that is one of only a few parks open on the actual holidays.

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Santa Land Texas is located off Interstate 20 West exit 557 in Lindale, Texas, just north of Tyler, approximately 115 miles from Texarkana.

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Please call 903- 882-1518 for more information visit their website or Facebook page. A little word of advice the best days for viewing the lights is normally the first part of the week, otherwise expect long lines.

Park Hours: Open Ran or Shine

November- 6-10 PM Nightly includes Thanksgiving

December - Sunday-Thursday 6-10 PM, Friday and Saturday 6-10:30 PM includes Christmas Day

January - 6 PM -10 PM every night

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2021 Admission

$30 per vehicle up to 10 people

$60 per commercial vehicle up to 11-20 people (over 20 people $5 per person)

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Santa Land Trailer Rides

Santa Land Trailer rides will also be available beginning on Thanksgiving night, $15 per person, 2 and under free.

Here's a video sneak preview of Santa Land, Texas.

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