Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston 2023

Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston 2023

Imagine enjoying dazzling drive-thru Christmas lights displays, all from the warmth and comfort of your car, hot chocolate or your favorite beverage in hand!

If you’ve been searching for ‘drive-through Christmas lights near me’ or ‘Christmas lights drive-thru’, look no further. Our comprehensive guide has Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston 2023 experiences and light show Houston events you don’t want to miss!

We’ve gathered the top drive-through Christmas lights Houston offers, ensuring the weather won’t dampen your holiday spirits. Explore our selection of the finest drive-thru Christmas lights Houston has to offer, and plan your holiday outings with confidence. Our roundup of the best Christmas lights drive through Houston and Houston drive-through Christmas lights is sure to light up your holiday season with joy and wonder.

So buckle up and prepare to be dazzled by the best drive through lights Houston shines with during this festive time!

For a complete list of holiday light displays check out our comprehensive guide to the Best Christmas Lights in Houston

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, all information presented is subject to change. Please confirm with the organizers/businesses before you make plans to head out! 

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Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston 2023 – Ticketed Light Shows

Katy Lights Drive Thru – The Light Park

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A family-friendly drive-thru Light Show that will open to spectators every night until 1 January 2023 and show a dazzling symphony of lights and music.

When:  Now – January 1, 2024
Where: Typhoon Texas (Parking Lot), 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494
How Much: Per Car: Online $39 | Gate $50

Dasher’s Light Show at Sam Houston Race Park

Houston Drive Through Christmas Lights 2023 - Dasher's Light Show Houston 2023

Dasher’s Light Show Houston 2023 | Image Credit: Dasher’s Lightshow Houston Facebook Page

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Join them on their 4th season of Houston’s 1st Christmas Lightshow drive-thru at Sam Houston’s Race Park. Priced per person, your vehicle occupants enjoy the twinkling lights choreographed to your holiday music favorites. It will be a night to remember as you stroll through lighted tunnels and sing along with Santa and all of his dancing reindeer. Make amazing memories with your friends and family at Dasher’s Lightshow!

When:  November 30, 2023 – December 31, 2023 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W Gate 3, Houston, TX 77064
How Much: The price starts at $9.95/person

Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston 2023 – Neighborhood light shows

There are several neighborhoods in and around Houston where the residents put up a great Christmas Lights show. Most of the time people walk these neighborhoods. However, on cold, wet days, it may not be a bad idea to drive through and enjoy the spectacle. See below our round-up of the top Neighborhood Christmas light displays that you can enjoy from your cars. The best part is that these drive-thru Christmas lights in Houston are FREE! The only thing to keep in mind is that traffic may be heavy.

River Oaks Houston Christmas Lights 

One of the most spectacular displays of Christmas lights in River Oaks

Drive through River Oaks to admire the lighted houses and enormous oaks. With pouring lights and other features, these traditional displays are spectacular. Some prestigious streets include Willowick, Del Monte, Inwood Drive, and River Oaks Country Club. For a spectacular show, check out the corner house at Mockingbird and Del Monte! Every year, people flock to this area to see the Christmas lights, which are perhaps the best in Houston.

Where: River Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77019

Shepherd Park Plaza Christmas Lights 

Christmas lights in Shepherd Park Plaza

Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston

Indeed, one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city for viewing lights is where this Christmas light display, which dates back to the late 1960s, is located. Amazing displays line the streets as neighbors vie for prizes for Most Original, Best Overall, Most Creative, and other categories. We adore the illuminated arches that span the neighborhood’s streets! At Shepherd Park Plaza, Houston, Texas 77018, you can find Shepherd Park Plaza. The neighborhood is accessible by taking Ella Boulevard north a little distance past 43rd Street.

Where:  Shepherd Park Plaza, Houston, TX 77018, USA

46th Annual Nite of Lites – Prestonwood Christmas Lights

Prestonwood Forest Lights

Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston | courtesy Prestonwood Forest, photo credit P. Ilijana

The “granddaddy” of Houston neighborhoods is Prestonwood Forest in Northwest Houston, where entire streets have taken part in extravagant light shows since the 1970s. On Saturday, December 11, the Night of the Lites will be illuminated. The neighborhood’s 786 houses compete for honors such as “Best All Around Home,” “Best Cul-de-Sac,” “Best Block,” “Best Mailbox,” and others. The area is near Tomball Parkway (SH249).

One of the best Christmas light displays in Houston! 

When: December 9, 2023 – December 31, 2023
Where: Prestonwood Forest, Texas 77070
How Much: FREE

Lights in the Heights – Woodland Heights, TX 

Christmas Lights in Houston - Lights in the Woodland Heights 

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In Houston, this part of the Heights is well-known for having a lot of Christmas decorations. Lights in the Heights is typically held in the neighborhood. Lights in the Heights is more than just a festive, enjoyable event for the whole family. Additionally, it’s a rivalry between neighbors!

The Lights in the Heights committee will select winners for numerous award categories each year. The homeowners put a lot of thought into their decorations and created some amazing holiday displays!

When: December 9, 2023Where: Woodland Heights Euclid Street, Houston, Texas 77009
How Much: Free

Franck’s Christmas Light Show (Copperfield) 

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Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston

The Franck family on Viney Creek has shared a neighborhood lights tradition since 2008. Songs are timed to music. The light show runs Daily: 5:30 – 10:00 pm. Located at 15923 Viney Creek. Music is broadcast on 89.7 FM. The music and lights are so fun and uplifting! The whole show is around 45 minutes and is on a loop.  This will be the last year of their show.
When: Daily: 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Where: 15923 Viney Creek, Houston, TX 77095
How Much: Free

Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston with No Updates Yet for 2023

Editor’s Note: We will continue to update this list as soon as information becomes available.

Johnson’s Christmas Corner – Christmas Lights Cypress, TX (NOT UPDATES FOR 2023 YET)

Christmas Lights Houston 2022 - Johnson's Corner in Cypress

Image Credit – Johnson’s Christmas Corner

For ten years, the Johnson family has been designing holiday light displays. At 14811 Cypress Meadow Dr., it has a Christmas light show with 70,000 lights, a snow machine, and a bubble machine that is timed to more than 50 songs for a different show every night of the week.

Santa is also available on certain nights to take photos with the kids. Follow Johnson Corner’s Facebook or Twitter to be informed of nights with Santa. Another cool feature is its online Santa chat where kids can ask a question to Santa. 

Where: 14811 Cypress Meadow Drive, Cypress, TX 77429

The Gullo House Christmas Lights (NOT UPDATES FOR 2023 YET)

Christmas Lights Houston 2023 - Gullo House

Christmas Lights Houston 2023 | Image Credit – Gullo Ford

Owner of Gullo auto dealerships Tony Gullo designed this 5-acre winter wonderland. It’s a genuinely amazing display of Christmas lights and ornaments, and Mr. Gullo sometimes goes so far as to dress up as Santa Claus.

Location: 30723 Old Hockley Rd Magnolia, TX

Christmas lights Katy, TX (NOT UPDATES FOR 2023 YET)

Houston Christmas Lights 2022 - Christmas Katy

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The programs debuted in 2023 on Thanksgiving. Sunday through Thursday, shows begin at 5:30 PM and go until 9:00 PM. 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. They will be operational till January 1st. Christmas Eve will last till ten o’clock.

Where: 24603 Stoughton Ct. Katy, TX 77494

Pecan Grove Christmas Lights in Richmond, TX  (NOT UPDATES FOR 2023 YET)

Drive Through Christmas Lights Houston | The biggest Christmas lights display in Pecan Grove

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The Christmas lights in this Fort Bend area near Richmond are well-known. I visited the Pecan Grove Plantation off FM359 area. The community’s primary thoroughfare is Plantation Drive. There will be lights on most side streets, although some are undoubtedly more decorated than others. The P.O.A. Hall of Fame residences exhibit their award-winning sign on the key streets Morton League, Austin Colony, and Quarterpath, which are some to check out.

When: Lights should be up by Saturday, November 26th. Competition judging will begin on December 12th and will end on December 15th

Where: Pecan Grove, Richmond, Texas 77406

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