In a city full of Christmas lights, the drivers at Colony Limo know the best spots in and around Houston for viewing the best and most beautiful seasonal displays. Let us help you plan your holiday light-seeing excursion. Here is part one of our recommendations for the best neighborhood Christmas lights.
Drive through Houston’s upscale River Oaks neighborhood to see stately homes and huge oaks tastefully wrapped in lights. These traditional displays are amazing with dripping lights and more. Start at the River Oaks Country Club and work your way around the neighborhood, making sure to check out the estates on River Oaks Boulevard, Inwood Drive, Bellmeade Street, Willowick and Del Monte. Oaks is located just inside the 610 Loop between 610 and 59.
Located in Northwest Houston Just inside the 610 Loop, the trendy Heights area boasts unusual and intriguing light displays. The busiest areas are within the Woodland Heights neighborhood along Highland St and Bayland Ave. If you really want to excite your kids and to extend your Christmas Lights tour experience, just cross under 610 going north along Shepherd Dr to Shepherd park and Candlelight Park neighborhoods. Spectacular dioramas of Christmas scenes and huge over the street inflatables will make the trip worth it.
Last year, Candy Wonderland on Quincannon Lane caused a massive traffic jam, but also gave residents a great opportunity to raise money for Texas Children's Hospital. There is only one street in and out of this magical treat of a neighborhood, so lines can get long.
In this area known for Christmas lights, streets are blocked off so you can walk around to enjoy the lighted homes and musical performances. The residents love to get creative in hopes of nabbing the award for best decorations. The best lights are along Highland Street and Bayland Avenue.
Three local families have created a winter wonderland in this massive drive-through display for more than 30 years. With 300,000+ lights, holiday scenes, a story-book carousel, a 32-ft reindeer, visits from Santa and more, it’s always fun. It’s located about an hour north of downtown at 14651 FM 1725 in Cleveland.
The Dearing family has gone all out since 1975. The house features over-the-top decorations, 75,000 lights and a synchronized Light-O-Rama with 16 favorite Christmas tunes broadcasting over Reindeer Radio 95.9 FM.
Since 2001, this has been a must-see Christmas light destination. The light show is two hours long and features 45 songs simulcast on 95.1 FM. The house is located at 62 W. Knightsbridge Dr.
With lights and displays synchronized to Christmas favorites, this neighborhood tradition began in 2008. Located at 15923 Viney Creek, the complete show lasts 45 minutes and is run on loop with music is broadcast on 89.7 FM.
The Johnson family, located at 14811 Cypress Meadow Drive, first began decorating big in 2006. Their home features 77,000+ lights, nightly themes, snow machines and even visits from Santa on Saturdays. Music is synchronized to 94.1 FM.
The “granddaddy” of Houston neighborhoods, located off Tomball Parkway, has had entire streets creating elaborate light displays since the 1970s. Hundreds of homes participate and compete in several categories for awards. Driving around to see Christmas lights is a favorite holiday ritual for people of all ages. But why not make sure everyone enjoys the ride? Improve your tradition by renting a limo or party van for the night, and pile in all your friends and family to see the lights. Your holiday jaunt could include hot cocoa, spiced cider or any other favorite seasonal drink. And of course, there will be Christmas music on the radio!
A new holiday attraction is coming to Houston! Magical Winter Lights is a spectacular, larger-than-life attraction with a fresh take on the traditional holiday light show. The 52-day festival differentiates itself from more traditional holiday lighting events by basing its light designs from Chinese lantern structures and transforming them into larger-than-life remakes of well-known landmarks and landscapes around the world.
Location: Sam Houston Race Park: 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West Houston, TX 77064
Located about 2 hours northwest of Houston in the College Station area is a whole town dedicated to Christmas decorations. Embark on your destination trip with us to Santa’s Wonderland and we will make it a magical one.
This year’s lights are bigger and brighter than last years’. Enjoy the stroll along the This Winter Wonderland with Hot Cocoa and to Holiday Music. The Animal themed displays millions of lights and dioramas. Don’t miss the miniature Train display in the Enchanted Forest!
Celebrating 10 years of synchronized Christmas lighting, this residence features 53,000+ LED lights, a 32 ft. tree, 10 ft. Nutcrackers, and 16 songs broadcast via 89.9 FM. Along with the house located at 24603 Stoughton Court, off I-10 and Pin Oak, the neighbors also decorate, so it’s a beautiful street.
Plantation Drive is the main thoroughfare through this Fort Bend neighborhood filled with traditional, beautiful displays, but also check out Morton League, Austin Colony and Quarterpath. You may also find tractor-pulled and truck-pulled hay rides with hot chocolate for your community tour.
Here’s one neighborhood worthy of a drive to see beautiful lights and Christmas displays. Dozens of homes participate, and the community often hosts a 6-8 mile bike ride or hay ride.
This neighborhood features a ton of lights and an overall festive feel as many of the residents really get into the spirit of the season.
The Moss family took a break last year, but 2017 is back and powered by over 80,000 lights backed by 26 separate breakers. The 21-minute show used regular, 100% incandescent Christmas lights with music via 107.1 FM.
Bufkin Christmas Wonderland (Pasadena)
Visiting the home of Roy and Sherry Bufkin has become a Pasadena tradition for many area families — it actually hit a record year of nearly 24,000 visitors last year. Located at 2731 Lilac, the property features more than 165,000 Christmas lights, a miniature train track and a Christmas village.
This house has it all in a 40-minute show: 45,000+ lights, a 20 ft. tree, a 6 ft. Bethlehem star, 30 arches and 24 giant snowflakes. The family selects a different charity each year for visitors who wish to make a donation. The home is close to I-45 and Scarsdale at 10014 Citruswood.
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