Experience Holiday Magic with The Christmas Village at Bayou Bend

There’s nothing quite like the holiday season. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year when Mariah Carey starts singing about what she wants for Christmas and string lights start appearing on trees and buildings. To help bring the holiday magic to Houston, the Museum of Fine Art Houston is welcoming back its popular Christmas Village to the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. If you’re looking for a magical experience the whole family can enjoy, this is one Christmas Village you don’t want to miss.

2018 will mark the fourth year that the Museum of Fine Arts Houston has hosted the Christmas Village at Bayou Bend. Starting on December 14th, the museum will host 17 dazzling nights of lights, carolers, a breathtaking handcrafted model train, animated projections, and activities for all ages like a snowball toss, reindeer games, even sledding.

Special holiday-themed tours of “First Lady of Texas” Ima Hogg’s historic mansion will be offered including live actors and theatrical effects by Todd Waite. To offer a magical Christmas experience for young ones, the village also offers photo opportunities with Santa, Rudolph, and a giant sleigh.

The Christmas Village is housed at the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, a facility of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston that houses a specially curated collection of decorative art, paintings and furniture in the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg who left her estate to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 1957. The 14-acre estate now features more than

20 rooms showcasing the evolution of American style and arts from 1620 to 1876. The mansion also features an orientation gallery, a library, a retail shop, two meeting rooms, public terraces and ample parking and is open year-round to visitors.

Tickets for the Christmas Village at Bayou Bend are on sale now and begin at $13 for adult members (ages 13+) and $8 for youth members (ages 5–12) members, and $15 for adult non-members (ages 13+), and $10 for youth non-members (ages 5–12). Don’t miss this magical winter wonderland right here in Houston!