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The Best Drive -thru Christmas Lights in Houston


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Rudolf Light Show

ust because Houston doesn’t have snowy white Christmas and isn’t the greatest town for roasting anything on an open fire when the temperatures are still warm doesn’t mean you can’t still have the most wonderful time of year. Make the holiday spirit come alive by going to see some of the best snowy displays and twinkling lights that our city has to offer.

Our team has compiled a list that our customers have shared with us over the last couple of years of their favorite drive through Christmas lights in Houston and the surrounding area.

Please remember everything is subjected to change so check before making the trip and anytime you are in public, wear your mask and carry sanitizer.

Drive-thru Holiday Light Shows

Rudolf Light Show

Located in the Tomball area just a short drive from Houston is a wonderful drive through light show that kicks off on November 5th and runs until the first weekend in January. Tickets are $30 online or $35 at the gate. The tickets online are good for any date. During this drive through you will see over one million twinkling lights many of which are Texas themed including oil derricks light up and Frosty the snow man wearing his ten-gallon Texas cowboy hat all light up with Christmas lights. There are several drives through tunnels, large holiday trees, faces light up and signing along to the songs as all the lights are synchronized to your favorite music to enhance the experience. Tune into 98.3 FM and get prepared to sing along. The downside to this drive though in Houston is that its not exactly in the city and the lines are long as cars only drive about 5 miles per hour to make sure to take in all the lights and sounds. The bonus is besides all the lights there is no pushy sales of popcorn or hot chocolate so make sure to bring your thermos and snack. Another benefit is that you do not have to worry about mask or social distancing because you sit safely in your car the entire Christmas light drive through.

Hurricane Harbor Light Drive Thru

Located in Spring just off of interstate 45 you will find The Light Park a very merry drive thru that’s fun for the while family for $35.00 a ticket. Tickets are nonrefundable so make sure you can attend before purchasing or better yet buy you r ticket at the gate. This drive thru includes millions of Christmas lights, music, and is built in for social distancing.

Free Christmas Light Drive Thru Near Houston

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The Woodlands Christmas Lights

Merry and Bright Light Tour

The Woodlands Christmas lights

This light tour is approximately five miles long and starts at Christine Allen Nature Park and includes 70 homes that have over the top holiday displays that is sure to make your little ones smile. The event starts the day after Thanksgiving and ends December 31. You can pull up Spotify to see a list of all the music to play while taking this drive through Christmas light drive thru a half hour from Houston depending on where you are coming from. Admission is free but photos with Santa does cost. They also offer a mail drop so make sure your kiddos write a letter to Santa to drop in his magical mailbox.

Christmas Ranch

Less than an hour from Houston in Cleveland Texas is a family that has been hosting a spectacular drive thru Christmas light display for more than 30 years. In the name of charity, they install over 300,000 Christmas lights that starts November 25th and runs until January 1st from 6 pm until 10 pm and on Saturdays Santa makes a special visit from the North pole.

River Oaks

While this is a neighborhood its has enough lights to make it feel like a drive thru Christmas Light display in Houston. The main streets not to miss are around the River Oaks Country club, Del Monte, Willowick, and Inwood drive. Each house has a unique display and there is no cost to drive thru but you do want to be courteous to ensure everyone has the best time possible.

Best Christmas Light Drive Thru Outside of Houston

If you have been thinking of a holiday getaway that’s close to home, consider San Marco about a 2-hour trip. While you are there see Santa Ranch that has a mile of country roads filled with dazzling lights. Santa Ranch starts the first weekend of November. There are no RV allowed so make other hotel arrangements if you are planning to drive down for the weekend,

Want your own piece of all the holiday fun without leaving home, call Houston Christmas Lights for all your Christmas light installation need in Houston, Spring, Sugar Land or Richmond. Our Christmas light installers are trained and insured and have been installing Christmas lights since 1999.

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