10 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Houston

Are you looking for the best place for you and your family to see breathtaking Christmas light displays in Houston and surrounding neighborhoods this year?

Start your Christmas right with our 2018 guide to the top holiday light displays in Houston, Texas. Each year families throughout the city of Houston get into the Christmas spirit by lighting up their businesses and homes. Some displays are so detailed that you just have to go out and experience them for yourself. Grab the family and your closest friends and get ready to be astounded by the lights and sounds of Christmas in Houston.

Whether you live in north, east, south, or west Houston you wont have to travel too terribly far to see a fantastic Christmas light display.  We’ve put together a list of the 10 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Houston this holiday season. The best part of all is that all of these beautiful light displays are completely free!

Keep reading for details on showtimes and locations.

Christmas Lights in Central Houston

1. River Oaks Christmas Lights in Houston
This popular neighborhood has been on the map of Houston’s best Christmas lights for years and promises to delight. The group that manages the Christmas light display also offers pictures with Santa through December 14th.

Location: River Oaks Country Club, Willowick, and Del Monte
Costs: Free
Dates: Late November Through Christmas Day
Showtimes: Evenings

2. Woodland Heights – This neighborhood is known for hosting its’ annual Lights in The Heights stunning Christmas lights display. The lights generally turn on here around December 8th each year.

Location: Bayland Avenue East of Studewood
Costs: Free
Dates: Late November Through Christmas Day
Showtimes: Evenings

3. Spring Shadows – Another popular destination for Houstonites looking for Christmas lights, Spring Shadows on Quincannon Lane features its’ annual Candy Wonderland light display.

Location: North of I-10 and Memorial City Mall – Gessner
Costs: Free
Dates: Late November Through Christmas Day
Showtimes: Evenings

Christmas Lights in Northwest Houston

4. Prestonwood Forest – One of the older neighborhoods in northwest Houston features the 40th Annual Nite of Lights that runs from December 8th through December 30th.

Location: Off Tomball Parkway SH249
Costs: Free
Dates: December 8th Through December 30th
Showtimes: Dusk until 10 pm Weekdays, Dusk until 11 pm Weekends

5. Johnsons Christmas Corner – Located in Cypress, this annual Christmas light display promises to delight every member of your family with a combination light and musical display.

Location: 14811 Cypress Meadow Drive
Costs: Free
Dates: Late November Through Christmas Day
Showtimes: Evenings

6. Francks Christmas LightShow – Copperfield is another Houston neighborhood that puts on an amazing light show accompanied by your favorite Christmas songs.

Location: 15923 Viney Creek – Copperfield
Costs: Free
Dates: Late November Through Christmas Day
Showtimes: 5:30 pm – 10 pm Sunday Through Thursday, 5:30 pm – 11 pm Friday and Saturday

Christmas Lights in North Houston

7. Cleveland – This North Houston neighborhood features its Christmas Ranch lights display that is free for all. This massive annual Christmas display features more than three hundred thousand lights, drive through holiday scenes and a welcoming giant reindeer.

Location: 14651 FM 1725
Cost: Free
Dates: Late November through New Years Eve
Showtimes: 6 pm – 10 pm Sunday Through Thursday, 6 pm – 11 pm Friday and Saturday

8. The WoodlandsDodd Family Holidays is an annual Christmas lights tradition that boasts a two-hour light show featuring 45 of your favorite holiday songs. The creator of this display can usually be found among onlookers spreading Christmas cheer.

Location: 62 W. Knightsbridge Dr
Costs: Free
Dates: Late November Through Christmas Day
Showtimes:6 pm – 10 pm Sunday Through Thursday, 6 pm-midnight Friday and Saturday

Christmas Lights in Southeast Houston

9. Dickinson Festival of Lights has been operating its’ annual lights display at Hopkins Park since 1998. This is a free community event that runs from November 24th through December 23rd in the Southside Houston park.

Location: Exit 19, via I-45 N Feeder
Costs: Free
Dates: November 24th – December 23rd
Showtime: 6 pm-8 pm

Christmas Lights in Southwest Houston

10. Richmond – Pecan Groves traditional light displays never disappoint at this time of year. This Fort Bend neighborhood with its’ main thoroughfare off of Plantation Drive delivers an annual display of neighborhood holiday cheer.

Location: Plantation Drive, Near FM359
Costs: Free
Dates: Late November through Christmas Day
Showtimes: Evenings

Enjoy The Show!

We hope that you enjoy these amazing holiday light shows. Keep in mind that some lights may not be available for viewing due to inclement weather. Many of the locations above have active websites or dedicated Facebook pages to learn more about showtimes and to give directions. Enjoy the show.

Happy Holidays!


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