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.
And we've PRE-MAPPED some of the locations for you!
KATY MAGAZINE | December 2017
By Ginger Weathers
Pin Oak Subdivision (Link Here!) 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. After Hurricane Harvey, some homes were damaged and may not be participating, but we've learned that it's worth driving through just in case to see the ones that are able to spread some holiday cheer!
After a brief hiatus in 2016, the Johnson family of Cy-Fair is back and better than ever with the spirit of 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 johnsonschristmascorner.com for more information.
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 their Facebook page invites you to visit all streets, and even includes a map.
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 9th 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.
NOTE: Some of the homes in the neighborhoods mentioned may have been impacted by Harvey and may not have the same shows as last year.
Know of a Katy neighborhood or street with legendary lights? Let us know about it! Email us!