Christmas Lights Houston 2022 – 20 Holiday Light Shows Near You

Looking for the best Christmas lights in and around Houston? You are in the right place!

Our city is full of neighborhoods decked out in Christmas lights – often synchronized to music. But how do you find these often tucked-away places in such a big city? Whether you are googling “Christmas lights near me”, “Christmas light show near me”, or “Christmas drive through lights near me” we have you covered! 

Check out our list of Christmas Lights Houston 2022 which includes neighborhood light shows like the River Oaks Christmas Lights or Shepherd Park Plaza Christmas Lights, and also, ticketed list displays including Santa’s Wonderland, Houston Zoo Lights, and more! 


Editor’s Note: Our staff tries to bring you the latest information. However, all information in the article below is subject to change. As always, please confirm before you head out. 


Guests in town? Take the highly-rated 2.5 Hour Houston City Tour – 2 adults for $55 only!

Christmas Lights Houston 2022 - 20 Holiday Light Shows Near You

A good choice for first-time visitors to Houston, this tour offers a comprehensive overview of the city. Visit several well-known landmarks, parks, and stadiums including historic Market Square, Discovery Green, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, Buffalo Bayou, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to admire the lavish homes and boutiques in River Oaks. A local guide shares insider information about what to see, where to eat, and what to do while you’re in town.

  • Sightseeing tour of Houston
  • Climate-controlled vehicle
  • Small groups—maximum of 11 travelers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Get more information and book your 2.5 hour Houston Tour  TODAY!!!


Christmas Lights Houston 2022 – Best Neighborhood Light Displays

River Oaks Houston Christmas Lights 

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

Drive through River Oaks to see the mansions and huge oaks wrapped in lights. These traditional displays are amazing with dripping lights and more. River Oaks Country Club, Inwood Drive, Willowick, and Del Monte are some prime streets. Check out the corner house at Mockingbird and Del Monte for an amazing display! This neighborhood arguably offers the best Christmas lights in Houston and is a must-see every year.

Where: River Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77019


Shepherd Park Plaza Christmas Lights 

Christmas lights in Shepherd Park Plaza

This Christmas lights display dates back to the late 1960s, and it’s truly one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city for looking at lights. It’s one street after another of amazing displays as the neighbors compete for awards for Most Original, Best Overall, Most Creative, and more. We love the lighted arches that go over the streets throughout the neighborhood! Shepherd Park Plaza is located at Shepherd Park Plaza, Houston, Texas 77018. To get there, take Ella Blvd. north a little past 43rd street and the neighborhood will be on the right-hand side.

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


Nite of Lites at Prestonwood Forest 

Prestonwood Forest Lights

courtesy Prestonwood Forest, photo credit P. Ilijana

Prestonwood Forest in Northwest Houston is considered the “granddaddy” of Houston neighborhoods with entire streets participating in elaborate light displays since the 1970s. The Night of the Lites will be lit Saturday, December 11. The 786 homes in the neighborhood compete for awards: Best All Around Home, Best Cul-de-Sac, Best Block Best Mailbox, and more. The neighborhood is off Tomball Parkway (SH249). 

One of the best Christmas light displays in Houston! 

When: The Nite of Lites event typically begins on the second weekend in December and runs through the last weekend in December.
Where: Prestonwood Forest, Texas 77070
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston

Food tour of Downtown Houston

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s) where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.

The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group. 

Get more information and book your Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY!!!


Christmas Lights Houston 2022 – Neighborhood Light Displays

Johnson’s Christmas Corner (Cypress) 

Christmas Lights Houston 2022 - Johnson's Corner in Cypress

Image Credit – Johnson’s Christmas Corner

The Johnson family has been creating holiday light displays for 10 years. Its Christmas light display at 14811 Cypress Meadow Dr. includes 70,000 lights synchronized to 50+ songs for a different show six nights a week, a snow machine, and a bubble machine.

Santa is also available on certain nights to take photos with the kids. Follow Johnson Corner 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

Christmas Lights Houston 2022 - Gullo House

Christmas Lights Houston 2022 | Image Credit – Gullo Ford

This 5-acre winter wonderland is the creation of Tony Gullo, owner of Gullo auto dealerships. It’s a truly remarkable display of Christmas lights and decorations, and Mr. Gullo even dresses up as Santa Claus at various times throughout the season. 

Location: 30723 Old Hockley Rd Magnolia, TX


Christmas Katy (Katy) – No update for 2022 so far

Houston Christmas Lights 2022 - Christmas Katy

Image Credit – ChristmasKaty.com

In 2021, the shows began on Thanksgiving.  Shows started at 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday thru Thursday.  Friday and Saturdays 5:30 Pm until 10:00 PM.  They were up and running through January 1st. Christmas Eve ran until 10:00 PM.

Where: 24603 Stoughton Ct. Katy, TX 77494


Deal Alert – Downtown Houston Brewery Bike Tour – Lowest Price Guarantee! 

Christmas Lights Houston 2022 - 20 Holiday Light Shows Near You

Starting just north of downtown, get a panoramic view of the city. Visit amazing murals, see historic East End landmarks, and you might meet one of the world-famous, Doomsday Wrestlers. Includes Local Group, Sigma Brewing Co, and 8th Wonder. If you love sporting events and stadiums, this is the tour for you. Another flat ride, this easy route also contains some of the more unique spots in Houston.

Get more information and book your Downtown Houston Brewery Bike Tour TODAY!!!


Christmas Lights Houston 2022 – Best Neighborhoods for Light Displays

Pecan Grove (Richmond) 

The biggest Christmas lights display in Pecan Grove

Pecan Grove Christmas Lights – Image Copyright: HoustonOnTheCheap.com

This Fort Bend neighborhood near Richmond is known for its Christmas lights. Pecan Grove Plantation is the area I toured off FM359. Plantation Drive is the main thoroughfare through the community. Most side streets will have some lights, but some are definitely decked out more than others. There is house after house of traditional beautiful displays.  Hayrides are common as folks gather up the kids and drive through the streets. Some of the major streets to check out include Morton League, Austin Colony, and Quarterpath where P.O.A. Hall of Fame homes display their award-winning sign.

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


Lights in the Woodland Heights 

Christmas Lights in Houston - Lights in the Woodland Heights 

Image Credit: woodland-heights.org

This area of the Heights is known for its high concentration of Christmas lights in Houston. The neighborhood usually hosts Lights in the Heights. Lights in the Heights is not just a fun, family-friendly, holiday event. It’s also a competition among neighbors!

Each year, the Lights in the Heights committee will choose winners for a variety of award categories. The homeowners get super creative with their displays and come up with some spectacular holiday displays! 

When: Saturday, December 10, 2022Where: Woodland Heights Euclid Street, Houston, Texas 77009
How Much: Free


Franck’s Christmas Light Show (Copperfield) 

christmas lights franck family

The Franck family on Viney Creek shares a neighborhood lights tradition since 2008. Songs are timed to music. The light show runs nightly from 5:30 pm – 10 pm (Sunday through Thursday) and till 11 pm on weekends. 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.
When: Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: 15923 Viney Creek, Houston, TX 77095
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Private Houston Mural Instagram Tour – just $59.94 for 2 adults! 

Things to do in Houston this Week | Private Instagram Tour

Explore Houston’s colorful side and get a collection of Insta-worthy photos along the way. Pose in front of downtown’s most vibrant street art, including hidden murals that even most locals don’t know about. Cover lots of ground in an open-sided electric cart, and get personalized attention and tips from your street-savvy guide on this private tour. Update your profile pic with snaps in front of Houston’s best street murals Learn about the history and culture behind the city’s colorful street art scene Cruise around downtown’s Market Square in an eco-friendly electric cart Personalized tour is private or semi-private, with group size limited to five

Get more information and book your Private Instagram Tour today!!!


Houston Christmas Lights 2022 – Free Light Displays in Houston Neighborhoods

Christmas Ranch (Cleveland)

Christmas Lights Houston

Christmas Lights Houston – Image Credit – Christmas Ranch Facebook Page

This free, massive drive-through display has been bringing joy to the community since 1985! The Christmas display has grown so much the Hanleys moved to a larger, more accessible home in 1995!

It features more than 300,000 lights, holiday scenes, 32-ft reindeer, and more. The family shares the donations it receives with the needy in the community. Christmas Ranch is located about an hour north of downtown at 14651 FM 1725 in Cleveland. And it’s completely free! 

When: November 24 – December 31, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day
Where: 14651 FM 1725, Cleveland, Texas 77328
How Much: Free


Dodd Family Holidays – Christmas Lights in The Woodlands, TX

 

Christmas Lights Houston - Dodd Family Holidays Lights

Christmas Lights Houston | Image Credit – Dodd Family Holidays

Since 2001, the Dodd family has shared their love of Christmas lights with the community. Chris Dodd spends two to three weeks setting up his display. He enjoys coming out and mingling with visitors. His light show is two hours with around 45 songs.  Music is simulcast on 95.1. Located at 62 W. Knightsbridge Dr. in The Woodlands.

When:  Hours are typically 6 pm – 10 pm Sunday – Thursday and 6 pm-midnight Friday and Saturday.
Where: 62 W Knightsbridge Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77385
How Much: Free


Green Tee Subdivision (Pearland)

Christmas Lights Houston - Tour De Lites

Christmas Lights Houston – Tour De Lites in Pearland | Image Credit – Pearland Bicycle

This is another neighborhood with a long history of beautiful light displays. Each year the Tour De Lites features a leisure 6-8 mile bike ride (or hay ride) through Green Tee just to see the lights. December 10 kicks off the 29th Annual Tour De Lites bike ride at Independence Park.

When: Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:  Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway Pearland, TX 77581
How Much: $5 – $1,000


Dickinson Festival of Lights (Dickinson)

Christmas Lights in Houston - Dickinson Festival of Lights

Christmas Lights in Houston | Image Credit – Dickinson Festival of Lights Society

The Annual Dickinson Festival of Lights! A Walk-thru Event at Paul Hopkins Park – With Free Admission, Parking, and Shuttle Service.
When:  November 26 – December 30, 2022 (Closed on December 24th & 25th) | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: 1000 FM517, Dickinson, TX 77539
How Much: Free

For all the details, check out our post on Dickinson Festival of Lights 2022! 


Want to Show Off H-town to your out-of-town friends?  – Check out Top Attractions around Houston at 50% discount! 

Image 10: Houston CityPASS Tickets

The CityPASS is the best way to enjoy museums and other popular attractions around Houston. It offers prepaid admission to five must-see attractions including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kemah Boardwalk OR Children’s Museum of Houston.

Child passes valid for ages 3–11; adult passes valid for ages 12 and up. Definitely among the smartest things to do in Houston!

Click here to Save 50% on Admission at Houston Attractions!!!


Christmas Lights Houston 2022 – Ticketed Light Shows 

There are some other places to see Christmas lights in Houston for a fee. Learn more about these light displays at the links below

Lightscape at Houston Botanic Garden 

Main image for Lightscape

Head over to the Houston Botanic Garden for the visual treat of an internationally acclaimed holiday light show. The light show is created by local artists and will feature previous Lightscape favorites along with new illuminations. 
When: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023, 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: 
East of I-45 South on Park Place Blvd., at One Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017
How Much
: Adults $26-$28 | Member Adults $24-$26 | Children (3-15) $16-$18 | Member Children $14-$16 | Infants (0-2) Free


Sugar Land Christmas Lights

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

When it comes to holiday light festivals, the Sugar Land Holiday Lights are among the best in the greater Houston area. Enjoy a winter wonderland boasting more than 3 million lights and numerous colorful and animated displays with cute themed areas at Constellation Field. Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind holiday lights display!

When: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498
How Much: $16 Adult, $14 Kids, $14 Military


Zoo Lights Houston

Houston Zoo Lights Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest – Image Credit: Houston Zoo Facebook Page

Houston’s favorite holiday lights experience – TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights – is back at the Houston Zoo! The beautiful Zoo grounds are the perfect setting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with friends and family. One of the most popular Christmas Light Displays in Houston! 

When: November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, last entry at 9:30 pm
Where:
The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030 
How Much: Between $21.20 – above, prices may vary according to the day and offer

For complete details check out our Guide to Houston Zoo Lights 2022! 


Explore Downtown Houston on foot – Save BIG at the Howdy H-Town Downtown Walking Tour!

Howdy H-Town Downtown Walking Tour

Howdy H-Town Downtown Walking Tour showcases the rich culture available in Downtown Houston. It also educates guests about the interesting history that shaped Space City. After the tour, guests will be empowered to explore the city like a local knowing all the best places to visit.

Yeehaw your way to Howdy H-Town Downtown Walking Tour!!!


Christmas Lights Houston 2022 – Ticketed Light Shows 

The Light Park – Katy, TX

the light park

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:  November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Typhoon Texas (Parking Lot), 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494
How Much: $29 General Admission


Moody Gardens Festival of Lights & More

Moody Gardens Light Show Courtesy of Facebook:Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens Light Show Courtesy of Facebook/Moody Gardens

Starting November 19th through January 7, 2023 you can get a load of eight special holiday attractions at Moody Gardens, including the Festival of Lights, Ice Skating, Train Rides, photos with Santa, and much more. It’s a great place to see Christmas lights!

When: November 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554
How much: $21 – $25 Child/Senior | $25 – $29 Adult


Santa’s Wonderland in College Station

Christmas Lights Houston 2022 - Santa's Wonderland in College Station

Image Credit – Santa’s Wonderland

It’s a bit of a drive, but it’s totally worth it to visit Santa’s Home Town! Stroll through a variety of attractions and amazing light displays. Prices vary.
When: November 11 – December 30, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: 18898 Hwy 6, College Station, TX 77845
How much: $47.95 Child | $52.95 Adult


Stay on top of all the fun events and activities in Houston with our weekly updates to Things to do in Houston this WeekThings to do in Houston this WeekendThings to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend, and Things to do in Galveston this Weekend

And to get these updates directly delivered to your feed, give us a follow on Facebook by clicking on the …next to the search lens icon

Events for week of November 27, 2022

This Week Navigation

Loading Events
Sun 27th
No Events Today
Mon 28th
No Events Today
Tue 29th

Zumba at Midtown Park

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 30th
No Events Today
Thu 1st
No Events Today
Fri 2nd
No Events Today
Sat 3rd
No Events Today

All Articles

Loading

Christmas Lights Houston 2022

Whenever Christmas comes around, Houston goes all out, especially with its holiday lights. From its suburban neighborhoods to city parks and theme parks, Houston is lit with magical winter lights that fill the city with the holiday spirit. Often synchronized with holiday music, various performances, and entertainment, they’re one of the best parts of the season.

But how do you find these often tucked-away places in such a big city? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for beautiful neighborhood Houston Christmas lights displays, Houston light shows, or Houston Winter Wonderlands, there are plenty of things for you to enjoy this holiday season.

Neighborhood Houston Christmas Lights Displays

The biggest Christmas lights display in Pecan Grove

Pecan Grove Christmas Lights – Image credits: HoustonOnTheCheap.com

It’s no overstatement when we say that Houston’s neighborhoods get really into it when it comes to their Houston Christmas lights. Many neighborhoods get into healthy and cheery competitions for the most creative, most original, and best overall lights display. Check out our guide on River Oaks Christmas Lights, Guide on Lights in the Heights 2021, Pecan Grove Christmas Lights, and Prestonwood Forest Christmas Lights.

More often than not, many of the homes in these neighborhoods put their own spin on their Christmas lights. You might see some homeowners dressing up as Santa. You might even get to watch some homes put on their very own light shows like Johnson’s Christmas Corner and Franck’s Christmas Lights Show.

Houston Light Shows

the light park

One of the most anticipated events every Christmas is the light shows. And fortunately, Houston always has plenty of those. No matter if you’re a kid or a fully grown adult, these events never fail to delight everyone and put them in great holiday cheer. If you’re looking for the best light shows to watch in Houston, check out our guides for Light Park – Splashtown Christmas Lights in Katy, the Moody Gardens Light Show, and the acclaimed lights show at the Houston Botanic Garden

These light shows also come with plenty of other entertainment like live music and live performances. Most venues also have food trucks and food stalls where you can enjoy holiday treats and refreshments while enjoying the Houston light shows.

Houston Winter Wonderlands

When it comes to winter wonderlands, Houston’s most popular attractions don’t spare a dime to create the most magical experiences for visitors. Not only do they have some of the most spectacular Christmas lights in Houston but they also have some of the most fun and exciting holiday activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. If you’re looking for the most fun Houston Winter Wonderlands to go to this holiday season, check out our guide for Sugar Land, the Houston Zoo Chrismas Lights, and the Moody Gardens Festival.

You can enjoy the magical sights as well as other activities like Ice Skating, Train Rides, photos with Santa, and much more. Don’t miss out on these one-of-a-kind holiday attractions this season!

Local Deals in Your Inbox

.