If the Texas night sky seems a little brighter this week it’s because holiday light displays are switching on again across the state. I’ve rounded up a handful of them, from Amarillo to San Antonio, for this month’s Five of a Kind, but there are plenty more dazzling arrangements worth braving December’s cold (or just marginally cooler) temperatures to see.

Austin // Trail of Lights (Dec 8–22):

Now in its 49th year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs – totaling 3,309 lights. At the top of the tree, a double star measures 10 feet from point to point. The double star displays 150 frosted bulbs. This unique spiral pattern of lights was created by City of Austin electricians. At its circumference, the tree measures 380 feet. The diameter is 120 feet. The base of the tree is made up of 19 utility poles, each 14 feet tall, arranged in a circle around the Moonlight Tower. #zilkerpark #trailoflights #austin #texas #austintx #atx #trueaustin #txig #dji #djimoments #djicreators #inspire1 #uav #uas #drones #dronesforgood #droneoftheday #dronesdaily #droneart #igaustin #instagramtexas #theskykings #aerial #aerialphotography #fromwhereidrone #texastodo #awesome_globepix #imaerial_com

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Bryan–College Station // Santa’s Wonderland (through Jan 3):

 

Grand Prairie // Prairie Lights (through Jan 3):

 

Johnson City // Lights Spectacular (through Jan 1):

2 million lights! #explorejc

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Marshall // Wonderland of Lights (through Dec 31):

Historic Harrison County #Texas Courthouse in Marshall; Wonderland of Lights. @CityofMarshallT

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San Antonio // Fiesta de las Luminarias (through Dec 20):

 

Tyler // Santa Land Texas (through Jan 4):

Preach

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