Prestonwood Christmas Lights

Prestonwood Christmas Lights

For another stop on our Christmas lights tour of Houston, we head northwest to Prestonwood Forest for their “Nite of Lites” event. For the 46th year, the residents in Prestonwood Forest will be going all out decorating their houses to brighten up their neighborhood – and to win awards, of course! Most of the nearly 750 homes in the neighborhood participate in the event.

If you have been googling ‘Prestonwood Nite of the Lites’ or ‘Prestonwood Forest Christmas Lights 2023’ or ‘Best Christmas Lights near me’ we have you covered! Read on to get your comprehensive guide to help you enjoy this special tradition in Houston, Texas.

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Prestonwood Christmas Lights in Houston for 2023 – Nite of Lites at Prestonwood Forest Neighborhood 

For 2023, the lights will be up from Saturday, December 9th to Sunday, December 31st, 2023. On your tour, expect everything to be lit up, including doors, mailboxes, and lampposts. Some blocks even take coordination a step further with a shared theme. You’ll be amazed at some of the residents’ creativity!

Prestonwood Christmas Lights in Houston 2023

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A committee of outside Prestonwood Forest resident guest judges performs the “Nite of Lites” judging each year. There are block and individual awards for classic decorations, creativity, and all-around best decor.

The categories include Best Special Effects, Most Traditional, Most Creative, and Judge’s Choice. 

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Prestonwood Christmas Lights 2023 – Hours, Parking, and Tips On Traffic

Prestonwood Christmas Lights in Houston – 2o23 Hours

The Prestonwood lights go on around dusk or at 6 pm. To reduce traffic in the area, they will be turned off by 10 pm on weekdays and by 11 pm on Friday – Sunday.

Prestonwood Christmas Lights in Houston 2023

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When you go, make sure to allot some time to your trip. There will be plenty of traffic as people from all around drive to Prestonwood to see the spectacular neighborhood lights. You can also expect to spend about an hour and a half touring the lights. 

Prestonwood Christmas Lights in Houston – 2023 Parking 

In order to keep the traffic flowing during the Nite of Lites, parking is NOT allowed on any of the streets or cul-de-sacs. Residents have already been asked to avoid parking in the street to also reduce traffic. However, you can always look for street parking outside of the neighborhood if you would like to tour some of the lights on foot.

Prestonwood Christmas Lights in Houston 2023

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Prestonwood Forest Christmas Lights 2023 Map

Drive in at Hargrave at Charlynn Oaks or Prestonwood Forest at 249 and go from there. The whole neighborhood is lit up, so you don’t have to worry about hitting a specific area.

Prestonwood Christmas Lights 2023 - Guide for Best Hours, Map, and More!

For additional details about the Prestonwood Forest Lights event, check out their website

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