Best Christmas Lights Tour in Houston, TX

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The holidays are upon us, and if you’re looking for a Christmas lights tour in Houston, you’re in luck! There are plenty of delightful options, all doing their part to make the season bright, and you’re sure to have trouble choosing your favorite holiday light tour. Storage Choice, the self-storage Houston, TX residents trust, offers suggestions if you’re interested in visiting a Christmas lights tour this year.

  • River Oaks residents are charmingly competitive during the holidays. The result is a great lights show you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. Make sure to cruise River Oaks Boulevard, as well as the “can’t-miss” streets of Inwood and Bellmeade.
  • Maybe your holiday light tour of choice won’t be a Christmas lights tour at all! The Chabad Lubavitch Outreach Center of Houston’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony, celebrating the final night of Hanukkah, will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Honoring soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the United States, this celebration will also include Hanukkah treats like gelt and dreidels.
  • Prestonwood Forest’s tradition of lights dates back to the 1970s. Today, nearly 750 homes participate, decorated with thousands of lights, with varying themes for each block. Neighbors compete for titles like best block, best house, and best mailbox, and the celebration goes on from 6-10 p.m., from the second Saturday in December through Jan. 5, 2013. Begin this Christmas lights tour on Prestonwood Forest Drive, off Texas Highway 249.
  • Maybe your Christmas lights tour of choice belongs in the zoo! A new tradition, Zoo Lights transforms the Houston Zoo into a winter wonderland, complete with hot chocolate, funnel cakes, colorful projections more than 15 feet tall, life-size animated animal sculptures, and twinkling lights on the beautiful live oak trees. Carolers will entertain you, and you can ride the Wildlife Carousel or watch the Polar Express 4-D Experience. Admission is $10, or $8 if you’re a zoo member.
  • Woodland Heights features Lights in the Heights, until well after Christmas. With the highest concentration of lights found on Bayland Avenue and Highland Street, this spectacle features some real creativity, spurred on by awards given to competing neighbors.
  • The Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens in Galveston runs from 6-10 p.m., through Jan. 5, 2013. Featuring a parachuting Santa, one mile of driving through more than a million lights, choral performances, Santa pictures, and an outdoor skating rink, it is well worth the $6.95 admission fee.
  • Downtown Houston and Market Square get all decked out for the holidays. Starting the second Saturday in December, enjoy holiday décor, giant snowflakes, 25-foot holiday trees and an ice rink.

If you get inspired to create a holiday light tour of your own, don’t stuff your garage and attic full of lights and décor. Instead, come to Storage Choice, where you’ll find affordable storage, with cutting-edge security, and helpful staff members who treat your stuff as if it were their own. Next year, when you’re ready to set up your Christmas lights tour, it’ll all be waiting for you, neatly organized and ready to go. For more information on what makes Storage Choice the leading choice for self storage in Texas, visit the website, or connect with the online community on Facebook and Twitter.