Christmas Tree Lighting Houston

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022 – Various Places

There is nothing like spectacular Christmas tree lighting that truly sets off the holiday cheer. Once the decors are up and the lights are on those trees, you know that the holiday season is in full swing and it’s time for gifts, holiday shopping, carols, feasts, and joy. And in Houston, you won’t run out of Christmas tree lighting events to go to.

If you are googling ‘Christmas tree lighting near me’, you are not alone! We’ve compiled them all for you here. So bundle up, take your loved ones with you, and get into the holiday spirit. Here are some of the best Houston Christmas tree lighting events to go to this year.

Remember to check out our updated Christmas Lights in Houston 2022 Guide! 

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, all information in the article below is subject to change. Please verify with the organizers before making plans to head out for Christmas Tree Lighting events in Houston! 

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Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022 – November Events Near You

Tree Lighting Spectacular at Deer Park

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Tree Lighting Spectacular at Deer Park

Image credit: Deer Park Parks & Recreation

What: Kick off the holiday season in the “Birthplace of Texas” this Thursday with the family. The event will feature a spectacular Christmas tree lighting at 6 pm. But while waiting, you can enjoy tons of Christmas-themed family activities including hayrides, tours of the historic Patrick’s Cabin, and apple ciders at the Simeon West Campfire.

You and the family will also have the opportunity to decorate Christmas ornaments at the Santa’s Workshop Craft Station, eat cookies from Mrs. Clauses’ Bake Shoppe, visit the North Pole Post Office to mail a letter to Santa and pet animals at the Bethlehem Live Nativity. 

If you’re into holiday shopping, you can pack your shopping bags over at the General Store and Kris Kringle’s Market Place. Last but not least, while warming up around the campfire, you can listen to stories including “Twas the Night Before Christmas” while Christmas carols ring in the background. 

Get ready to dive into Christmas!

When: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Where: Patrick’s Cabin Cemetery, 101, 213 W Helgra St, Deer Park, TX 77536
How Much: Free

15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Market Street

What: This holiday tree lighting event is one you won’t want to miss. This Thursday, all will be bright and merry at Market Street as they light up their 70-foot Christmas tree in synchrony with twinkling lights and holiday music. 

Get to be one of the first to watch the gigantic tree’s “performance” and frolicked around the venue’s Central Park which will be adorned with more than 25 000 multi-colored lights. 

If one night of this isn’t enough, don’t worry.  The lighted tree presentation will continue nightly throughout the holiday season.

When: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Where: Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
How Much: Free

Festival of Lights at Lake Jackson

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Festival of Lights Lake Jackson

Image credit: Visit Brazosport Texas

What: Lake Jackson absolutely knows how to kick off the holiday season with a bang with its Festival of Lights. Here, you’ll have no choice but to be swallowed whole by Christmas in the best possible way. 

This four-day event will keep you busy with merry holiday events sure to bring out the cheer in you. It will start with the Yuletide Carnival on Thursday and be followed by the Mayor’s Christmas tree lighting and Santa Pajama Jam on Friday. Then, on Saturday, the main feature of the Festival of Lights will come to life including the Parade of Lights. 

Check out our guide here and get the best of every bit of the festival!

When: Thursday, November 17 – 19, 2022
Where: Houston
How Much: Varies per event

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Tree Lighting at LaCenterra

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Tree Lighting at LaCenterra

Image credit: LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

What: Watch the entire Heritage Square courtyard at LaCenterra turn into a beautiful winter wonderland for the holiday season this Friday! There will be inflatable snow globes, holiday costume characters and performers, musical performances, OMG mobile video game trucks and activities, festival food vendors, and so much more!

Snow machines will also be giving that extra oomph with non-toxic snow to make the winter wonderland of dreams. 

Per tradition, Santa himself will also be lighting up the 51ft tree. And although photo ops with Santa won’t be available at the event itself, you and the kids can go back for Storytime with Santa for those precious photos. 

When: Friday, November 18, 2022, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Where: LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
How Much: Free

Light It Up! City of Tomball Christmas Tree Lighting

What: The City of Tomball isn’t going to let itself get left behind in the Houston tree lighting events!

Get to enjoy a classic tree lighting event at the Tomball Depot Plaza. Bring the family, the kids, or your friends to sing along to Christmas songs and cheer for the lighting. You can also meet Santa and his friends and get a free treat. Mark your calendars now!

When: Friday, November 18, 2022, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Where: Tomball Depot Plaza, 201 S Elm St, Tomball, TX 77375
How Much: Free

Lighting of the Doves Festival

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Lighting of the Doves

Image credit: Visit The Woodlands

What: At The Woodlands, Christmas trees aren’t the only ones that are going to light up the holiday season. In addition to their annual Christmas tree lighting event, they’ll also be having their annual Lighting of the Doves Festival. 

Head out this holiday season with your family or friends and watch as their giant dove sculptures light up the place. Aside from taking pictures with these beautiful sculptures, there are also plenty of fun things you can enjoy at the festival. This includes strolling entertainment that has juggling and other talents as well as complimentary balloon art, face painting, and a children’s craft activity. 

There will also be snow play areas and snow slides. But while the event is free, you’d need to pay $5 for these activities. And if you get hungry, there will be plenty of concessions, and vendor booths will be selling food, drinks, and other items.

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Where: Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
How Much: Free

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Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022 

Annual Tree Lighting at Tanger

What: Deck the halls and be merry in this Houston tree lighting ceremony presented by UTMB Health! 

Join fellow holiday lovers around Tanger’s 30-foot holiday tree adorned with over 30 000 sparkling lights. While waiting for the big moment, grab yourself a hot chocolate bar or some holiday treats and listen to local school groups singing the sounds of the season. You or the kids can also grab a selfie with Santa! 

There will be plenty more games, merriment, and festive entertainment so keep your eyes open.

When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Where: Tanger Outlets Houston, 5885 Gulf Fwy, Texas City, TX 77591
How Much: Free

34th Annual Uptown Holiday Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting

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What: End your Thanksgiving evening with a bang at the annual Uptown Houston tree lighting! 

At 7 p.m., Uptown’s 300 custom 20ft holiday trees will light up Post Oak Boulevard from the West Loop to Richmond Avenue with a dazzling tree light show. This will then be followed by spectacular fireworks which will be illuminating Houston from the sidewalks to the sky. 

If you come a little earlier, you can spend your waiting time doing holiday shopping, enjoying unique street entertainment, or delighting at Santa’s special appearance. You can also view the beautiful balconies decorated for the Hilton Post Oak Balcony Decorating Contest.

When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Where: Uptown Houston, 1980 Post Oak Blvd #1700, Houston, TX 77056
How Much: Free

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Grand Galvez

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Grand Galvez Christmas Tree Lighting

Image credit: Hotel Galvez and Spa

What: On November 25, Hotel Galvez will be bringing back its annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Much like any classic holiday tree lighting event, you’ll find Santa in charge. 

Another thing to look forward to with Hotel Galvez’s tree lighting celebration is the performances after. Catch Galveston Ballet performing a melody of variations from “The Nutcracker” and the Galveston Symphony Brass Ensemble performing holiday classics. These will surely delight just as much as the tree lighting ceremonies.

When: Thursday, November 25, 2022, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Where: Grand Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Free

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Houston Christmas Tree Lighting Events for 2022

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pearland

What: If you’re around Pearland, Houston this November 26, then come out and feel the joy of Christmas at the city’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

Santa will be arriving just before 6 p.m. and he’ll be setting off the ceremony along with a brilliant fireworks display. After that, The Slags, one of Houston’s best variety cover bands will be taking the stage and helping you dance the night away. Aside from that, you can also enjoy the LED swings and seesaws at the venue, the inflatables, and the yard games. 

There will also be a holiday gift market for you to grab gifts from. And if you want to wish for gifts, you can have a free visit with Santa for your wishlist. If you’ve been good throughout the year, there’s nothing to be afraid of.

When: Sunday, November 26, 2022, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Where: Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
How Much: Free

Bolivar Christmas Market

What: One of the best things that go with a Christmas tree lighting event is shopping and at the Bolivar Christmas Market, you’ll get to do that and more!

Along with the Christmas tree lighting for the Bolivar Peninsula, the highway will also be decked out in sparkling lights. Then at the Christmas Market, there will be tons of fun stuff including arts and crafts, furniture, Christmas decor, clothing, jewelry, and so much more. So make sure you have your shopping bags ready!

When: Sunday, November 26, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Where: The Pavilion at Festival Park, 1609 TX-87, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Free

MKT Christmas Tree Lighting

What: Christmas is always best served with a little bit of tradition and this year, MKT Distillery will be bringing back an iconic one for their tree lighting event. This year, you’ll get to see them put a Christmas tree on top of their rice dryers once again!

The distillery will wait for dust to really settle in before finally lighting it up. While waiting for that, you can enjoy some great music, great cocktails, and awesome spirits, all within Katy’s historic rice dryers. Be part of the tradition here!

When: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 5 p.m. 
Where: MKT Distillery, 5373 1st St, Katy, TX 77493
How Much: Free

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Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022 

City of Conroe Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Conroe Tree Lighting Ceremony

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What: When it comes to Houston tree lighting, the City of Conroe is not one to hold back. Watch out for what they’ve prepared for the community this November 30 at Heritage Park.

Don’t think that it’s just the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, however, because the real party is over at Downtown Conroe. So head over there and celebrate the holiday season with food, drinks, music, shopping, and various kinds of entertainment.

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Where: Heritage Place, 500 Collins St, Conroe, TX 77301
How Much: Free

Larkspur at Shadow Creek 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

What: Welcome the holiday season with cheer at the 2nd Larkspur at Shadow Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony! 

The Pearland Youth Orchestra and Kipp dance troupe will be performing special numbers to help get guests to get into the holiday spirit more. There will also be a hot chocolate bar and Christmas cookies to make sure that you also feel the joy of Christmas inside. 

For the main stage, singer Shevon Jacob will be performing a special holiday set. So bundle up, sing along, and get ready to embrace the holidays.

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 5 p.m.
Where: Larkspur at Shadow Creek, 12635 Shadow Creek Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77584
How Much: Free

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022 – December Events Near You

Main Street Tree Lighting Seabrook

What: Head out to the 2022 Tree Lighting of Seabrook this December 1 for a night of fun and festivities! 

Aside from the main Christmas tree lighting, other activities will take place on the Community House grounds and will include hot chocolate, cookies, vendors, and live entertainment! 

Get to enjoy holiday tunes by local choirs and the Seabrook Intermediate Band. And, of course, catch Santa Clause to tell him your wishlists. He’ll be escorted to the venue by the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department.

Be prepared to soak up the holidays!

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Seabrook Community House, 1210 Anders Ave, Seabrook, TX 77586
How Much: Free

Holiday Delights – A Texas Size Christmas

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Holiday Delights - A Texas Size Christmas

Image credit: The Bryan Museum – Galveston

What: Indulge in holiday delights at the Bryan Museum this December 2 with the family!

They’ll be lighting up their very own Christmas tree and, of course, Santa will be there. And wait, there’s more.

There will also be a petting zoo, an elf hunt, free books for kids, food trucks, and cheerful holiday music. Plus, there might just be snow. So make sure to check it out. It’s not every day you get to play hide and seek with an elf or build a snowman.

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Free

Sugar Land Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Sugar Land Christmas Tree Lighting

Image credit: Sugar Land Parks and Recreation

What: Make delightfully sweet holiday memories at the City of Sugar Land’s 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting! Here, they’re really going all out on holiday attractions. 

First off, of course, is the tree lighting. Who’d want to miss that? That’s not the only exciting event though. There will be a variety of festive musical, theatrical and figure skating performances, ice sculpting and plenty of holiday-themed photo opportunities, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a Christmas Tree Forest.

We can’t forget about the holiday treats too. Get those at an ice bar with hot beverages and tons of other family fun activities all throughout the evening.

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: Free

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Christmas Tree Lighting at Pasadena

What: Pasadena’s tree lighting is one for the books in Houston’s tree lighting events, that’s for sure. 

Not only will you get the classic brilliant Christmas tree lighting but you’ll also get tons of fun holiday activities to look forward to. If you love snow, then make sure not to miss out on the event’s snow slide and snow play area. If you’re looking for good photo ops, then look out for their lighted scenes and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Clause. There will also be a shopping area for holiday shoppers and tons of other entertainment opportunities. 

The fun doesn’t stop there though. The next day, there will be a Holiday Lighted Parade that will truly get your holiday spirits up. What can we say? Pasadena knows how to throw a holiday party.

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Municipal Court, 1114 Davis St, Pasadena, TX 77506
How Much: Free

Santa in the Park

Christmas Tree Lighting Houston | Santa in the Park

Image credit: City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation

What: Join the biggest holiday event of the year of Friendswood, TX with Santa in the Park! 

The exciting and fun-filled day will be brimming with pictures of Santa, 40 000 lbs of snow, amusement rides, live music, face painting, a holiday arts and crafts market, food vendors, and live entertainment. 

The Chamber of Commerce will also have its annual Lighted Parade starting at 6 p.m. which will then end up with the lighting of the city’s 20-foot tall Christmas tree and a brilliant fireworks extravaganza. That’s not all!

The crowd-favorite Lighted Holiday Trail will also be back in Stevenson Park. It will be available from Thanksgiving weekend up to the end of the year.

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Stevenson Park, 1100 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
How Much: $10 for snow and activities wristband

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