Annual Nite of Lites in Prestonwood Forest (Dec.8-30)
Drive through subdivision in NW Houston for the annual Nite of Lites event, a holiday tradition and competition since the 1980s. Visitors can drive through the community weekdays till 10 pm and weekends till 11 pm to view Christmas lights with themed streets and even a chance to see Santa. Vote online for your favorite home as the People’s Choice Award. www.prestonwoodforestonline.com
River Oaks Christmas Lights and Santa Sightings
Enter River Oaks from Kirby at Shephard or Westheimer and wind your way through the neighborhood to marvel at enclaves of shimmering wrapped trees, glowing deer, and stunning landscapes. River Oaks Country Club, Willowick, and Del Monte Pics with Santa until Dec.14 www.facebook.com/RiverOaksChristmasLights
Christmas lights in The Woodlands
Most neighborhoods in this area will have decorated homes and streets that are show-stoppers but start at the Panther Creek and Alden Bridge neighborhoods for over-the-top Christmas light displays set to music. www.hellowoodlands.com/guide-to-christmas-lights-in-the-woodlands/
Located at 24603 Stoughton Court off I-10 and Pin Oak in West Houston. It features more than 50,000 LED lights, a 32-foot tree, 10-foot Nutcrackers, and a Christmas show with 17 synchronized songs broadcast on 89.9 FM. The whole street is lit up and beautiful as neighbors are also a part of the show.
Pecan Grove Lights in Richmond
This Fort Bend neighborhood is known for its Christmas lights. Kids often get to see the lights on hayrides through the streets. Plantation Drive is the main thoroughfare through the community.
Another popular destination for Houstonites looking for Christmas lights, Spring Shadows on Quincannon Lane features its’ annual Candy Wonderland light display.
Tanglewood Neighborhood (Galleria area)
Enjoy an evening out with family and friends as you take a walk on the pedestrian path that starts on Sage Rd. and San Felipe to view the neighborhood homes light up with twinkling Holiday lights.
30th Annual Holiday Homes Tour (Dec. 6)
Stroll through the neighborhood, visit beautiful historic homes, and enjoy festive holiday music. www.eastendhistoricaldistrict.org East End Historical District Association Cottage, 1501 Postoffice St., Galveston 5:30-9:30pm. Age: 10+ Tickets are limited.