The holidays are a magical season in Houston. As you take the time to cherish all the little moments before they soon become memories, you can also experience a number of festive lights displays around Houston this holiday season. Check out the following list of the Top Five Holiday Light Tours in Houston.
Houston Zoo Lights
Experience Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo as the zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland for its guests and animal inhabitants. Over two million lights will adorn the zoo grounds and enchant those who journey inside. Guests can enjoy a range of different sights from a giant holiday tree to an Enchanted Forest.
Hello, Trees: A Walking Serenade
Discovery Green is home to gorgeous century-old oak trees that will be surrounded in holiday cheer this season, both visually and sonically. Hello, Trees: A Walking Serenade is probably one of the most unique holiday light tours Houston has to offer this year. Montreal art collective Daily Tous Les Jours installed a series of holiday arches under the park’s live oak canopy with an input station at the end that guests can speak into to transform their voice messages to light patterns and music that travels along the arches. This display was inspired by the nonverbal cues that trees use to communicate.
Magical Winter Lights
Wish to escape to a land of holiday magic and enchantment? Look no further than the Magical Winter Lights at Greyhound Gulf Park in La Marque. Not only is this light festival the largest holiday light festival in the area, but it’s also the largest lantern festival of its kind to take place in the United States. Chinese lanterns are transformed into larger than life remakes of well-known landmarks, making it a festival like no other.
Sugar Land Holiday Lights
Spend the season among the sparkle and shine of the Sugar Land Holiday Lights. This showcase of lights takes places at Constellation Field and features 2.5 million lights and over 100 enchanting walkthrough displays. Food trucks, shopping, and children’s activities will also be present. Santa Claus will be in attendance, spreading holiday cheer every night until Christmas Eve, of course.
Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Enjoy a Houston holiday tradition that has taken place for 98 years. On December 1, the Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting will take place. This spectacular experience includes festive music, captivating fireworks, a visit from Santa, and much more. Not to mention the joy of getting to watch City Hall’s towering tree light up adorned in glowing lights, shimmering ornaments and a gorgeous tree topper. Make sure to bring an unwrapped toy to the Reliant booth for donation to the Salvation Army and receive a light-up Santa hat.
The holiday season has plenty of festive activities in Houston this year. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?