Houston’s Most Impressive Holiday Lights for 2019

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Nothing says holidays like Christmas lights! Snuggle up under a warm blanket with some hot cocoa and check out these amazing light displays around our town::

Experience Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant from Nov. 16 through Jan. 5.  Enjoy an all-new, immersive holiday experience at Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, the most technologically advanced light display in all of Texas! Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, is Houston’s newest holiday tradition, where guests will embark on a one-of-a-kind journey through radiant, dazzling space-themed installations via LED lights, 3-D projections and interactive displays lighting up the museum and some of the rarest space artifacts in the world. Included in this experience is a mesmerizing, technology-driven kinetic light show, a 35-foot-high shooting star installation among shimmering globes illustrating the planets of the Solar System and 3-D projection mapping along the mighty 363-foot Saturn V rocket. Galaxy Lights admission is $19.95; member price is $15.95; and ages three and younger receive free admission. 

Join Reliant in helping make children’s holiday wishes come true by supporting the KHOU 11 Secret Santa Toy Drive on Reliant Wednesdays at Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights. Bring a new, unwrapped toy every Wednesday through Dec. 18 to receive $5 off general admission Galaxy Lights tickets.

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The Big Light Shows

These light displays are sure to make your Holidays magical! You do have to purchase tickets for many of these but you will find all sorts of amazing attractions that are included with your admission!  

Santa’s Wonderland

{November 8th – December 30th | Check website for times} 

Holidays with a Texas flare, y’all! Just a short drive outside of Houston in College Station, you can take in the amazing views via Hayride or VIP Horse & Carriage Tour. Texas Country talent will be performing each night which is sure to put you and yours in the holiday spirit too. Let the kiddos frolic in the snow at Frostbite Mountain and the Snow Playground.{I hear they’ve got a Wonderland Winery too!}

Magical Winter Lights 

{November 15th  January 5th | Check website for times} 

Back again this year, this stunning light festival bases it’s light designs from Chinese lantern structures and magically transforms them into larger-than-life landmarks from around the world. Besides the lights, your family can also enjoy cultural performances, carnival rides and games, and character entertainment.

Moody Gardens – Festival of Lights 

{November 16th – January 12th | Check website for times} 

Enjoy a mile-long trail with over a million lights and lighted scenes all throughout the Moody Gardens property. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate, live entertainment, and more! 

Zoo Lights 

{November 23rd – January 12th | Check website for times} 

Houston Zoo Lights returns with over 15 miles of earth-friendly LED lighting this year. Plan to stay for the yummy treats including s’mores, funnel cakes, and churros. If you are a bargain hunter, take advantage of the value nights, typically Monday through Thursday evenings. New this year is the 100 foot long Infinity Tunnel of Light, presented by KSBJ! Get your tickets early!

Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field 

{November 22nd – January 5th | Check website for times} 

This year’s showcase of lights will feature over 100 displays, including Texas’ largest inflatable snow globe and a giant Texas flag. Santa Claus will also be available for photo ops nightly through December 23rd. Also, this year, December 5th is a sensory friendly family night. Sound will be turned down and  a sensory friendly safe room will be added.

Project Noel 

{December 6th – January 6th | 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays} 

For over 40 years, the Richmond State Supported Living Center has been hosting Project Noel – a collection of holiday light displays featuring all your family favorites! Santa and his elves will be visiting the first two weekends in December, and you can snap a FREE picture with your camera or purchase them for $5 each.

Tree Lighting Celebrations

From Katy to Kingwood and from The Woodlands to the Heights, the Houston area is filled with local events!

Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular 

{November 30th | 5:00pm – 8:00pm}

Ring in the season with Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular – 100 years at City Hall – on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in the heart of downtown Houston. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of live entertainment, fireworks, Santa and more. A towering 70-foot White Fir tree from Oregon will glow with energy efficient LED lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper to light up the streets of downtown Houston this holiday season. The Grammy-nominated duo Chloe x Halle will headline the event and other performers include Uche, Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) Elf The Musical, The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas and more. The event takes place in Hermann Square at City Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Kingwood’s Annual Tree Lighting 

{December 7th | 10am – 6pm} 

Head north for “Christmas in the Park!” This annual festival attracts dozens of local vendors sure to get you in the shopping mood, and pictures with Santa are a must! Wrapping up the event, the Town Center Christmas Tree will be lit at 6pm.

Sugar Land’s Annual Tree Lighting 

{December 6th | 5 – 8pm} 

This stunning 40 foot tree is not to be missed! Entertainment and activities are completely free to the public, and this year’s fun will include holiday crafts, face painting, performances by local artists and choirs, and photos with Santa.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase too.

LaCenterra’s Annual Tree Lighting

{November 22nd | 6 – 9pm}

If you are on the west side of town, head over to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for their spectacular 51′ foot tree lighting ceremony. With twinkling lights all throughout the outdoor mall, live entertainment and the long awaited arrival of Santa himself, this Katy tradition is a must!

The Woodlands Annual Tree Lighting at Market Street

{November 21st | 6-8pm}

Come see the gorgeous 70ft Christmas tree at the annual “Market Street in Lights”. Kicking off a holiday season of events, the celebration continues with live musical performances, entertainers and holiday carriage rides.

Lights in The Heights

{December 14th | 6:00pm – 9:00pm}

Come out to The Heights for the best neighborhood Christmas festival in Houston! See performers on porches and walking down the street. You might spot Santa and Ms. Claus too! {This event typically gets very crowded so make sure you plan ahead for parking!}

Neighborhood Traditions

Every year, my family and I pick up some hot chocolate at our favorite coffeeshop drive thru and take a long drive through some of our favorite neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are popular so be prepared for a little traffic but put on some Holiday tunes and enjoy the lights!

Pecan Grove in Richmond

Practically the entire neighborhood takes part in creating magical light displays! The weekends are definitely a bit busier so try to go during the week or pick up said favorite hot chocolate and enjoy! Also, several of the area high schools offer hay rides as part of their Project Grad but book quickly because these fill up fast. 

River Oaks-

The stately mansions and gorgeous trees make for a beautifully lit wonderland! Park your car and take a walk under the gorgeous canopy of lights. Head towards the River Oaks Country Club and you are sure to find it!

Spring Branch-

Head towards Quincannon Lane in the Spring Branch area for a Candyland display of lights! There is only one entrance into the street so be prepared for some traffic, but it is well worth it and a happy delight!

Also, check out these Holiday Lights Tours! 

Houston Historical Holiday Lights Tours 

{Check website for dates & times} 

This fantastic opportunity includes 9 different holiday light tours ranging in length from 3 to 7 hours long. Wind through some of Houston’s most historical neighborhoods or choose a walking tour to burn off your Christmas treats. Check their website to find out exact meeting locations and contact information.

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! I hope you enjoy making these holiday memories as much as I do with my family! Which other holiday light displays do you enjoy?

As you are planning your Christmas, remember to think about all of our Houston area residents. Reliant is dedicated to making sure all children have a magical Christmas by partnering with KHOU 11’s Secret Santa Toy DriveGive Santa a helping hand this year, and donate to the KHOU 11 Secret Santa Toy Drive. Through the annual toy drive, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston operates the largest individualized gift-giving program in the area and helps more than 7,000 families celebrate Christmas each year.

Join Reliant in helping make children’s holiday wishes come true by supporting the KHOU 11 Secret Santa Toy Drive on Reliant Wednesdays at Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights. Bring a new, unwrapped toy every Wednesday through 12/18 to receive $5 off general admission Galaxy Lights tickets.

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The joy of community and the spirit of generosity make this season the most wonderful time of the year. At Reliant, our commitment to the communities where we live and work is as strong as our Texas roots. On behalf of Reliant, we hope you have a joyous holiday season!

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Looking for more holiday fun? Don’t miss The ULTIMATE Guide to Holiday Events in Houston below!

Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other holiday happenings around town, include them in the comments to keep the list going as well!

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