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The Biggest Christmas Light Displays in Katy and Nearby


December 8, 2023

By Natalie Cook Clark

Pour a cup of hot cocoa, load up the family truckster, and head out to these neighborhoods that go all out with stunning Christmas lights in and around Katy! We MAPPED some of the locations for you!

Pictures may be for previous years but still represent homes and neighborhoods with outstanding decor to see.

The Johnson family of Cy Fair is a local Christmas lights viewing tradition. They have Christmas in their hearts and ready to share it with families all over Houston. Every night boasts a different theme accompanied by 77,000 lights, music, snow machines, a live Santa Clause that you can chat with and more. Visit their website for more information.


Pin Oak Subdivision (Map it!) A long-time Katy favorite, this well-established neighborhood very near Katy Mills Mall on Kingsland Blvd. just south of IH-10 has become famous for their all-out, Griswold-style Christmas displays. Several homes even have lights timed to popular songs that can be enjoyed when you tune in to a certain frequency, and car lines back up for almost half a mile to see the show. It's worth driving through to see all the homes that are able to spread some holiday cheer!


One of Katy's most beloved decorated house shows is back and celebrating 71 years. Shows start at 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday thru Thursday. Friday and Saturdays 5:30 Pm until 10:00 PM.


Pecan Grove (Map It!)

This Fort Bend County neighborhood located off 99 in Richmond is well known for it's extravagant Christmas lights displays! Some homes are even synchronized with music! All of the residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Christmas light contest making things really fun. Holiday hayrides are offered on weekends, and depending on the night, you might even run into Santa!


Houston's upscale neighborhood is said to be the best of the best! Every year, residents spend upwards of $100K decorating their homes for your viewing pleasure. Gorgeous trees wrapped in twinkling lights, stunning mansions cascading with beauty, it is quite a sight to see! Visitors welcome, but please be mindful of the rules of the road as River Oaks has it's own security in place and will be on patrol throughout the neighborhood. It's free, and invites you to visit all streets!


Located at 15923 Viney Creek, The Frank family presents a dazzling show synchronized to all your Christmas favorites! The light show runs nightly from 5:30-10pm Sunday through Thursday and until 10:30 on weekends. Music is broadcast on 89.7 FM


It's a bit of a drive, but you can certainly make a day of shopping and Christmas fun out of it! This area of the Heights is known for it's Christmas lights. The neighborhood will be hosting Lights in the Heights, Saturday, December 8th 6-9pm. Take in the lights and the sounds as you stroll along beautifully lit streets while enjoying holiday musical performers on front porches. Road closures and entertainment will be on Bayland Avenue and Woodland Street. Norhill Street between Highland Street and Euclid street will also be included. Lights in the Heights is free to attend.



Eden Park Ct. Richmond (Map It)


Oak Park Trails Subdivision Katy (Map It)


Cardiff Ranch (Map It)




Fulshear Creek (Map It)

Know of a Katy neighborhood or street with legendary lights? Let us know about it! Email us!


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