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Best Christmas Lights Displays in Texas

by On Dec 22 2016

Texas is full of spectacular Christmas lighting displays. With so many free displays, paid attractions, and homeowners full of holiday spirit available for viewing, there are amazing lights ready to be enjoyed in every region of our great state. Let’s look at a few that stuck out with our team:

The River Walk

San Antonio is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. Tourists and locals alike will appreciate the December flair of the popular River Walk. Decked out with Christmas lights from end to end, this trail of lights can be seen by boat or by foot. The best part? It’s free!


Trail of Lights

Nearby in Central Texas, Austin boasts its immensely popular Trail of Lights. Spanning 1.25 miles, this is truly a Texas-sized walkthrough. General admission is free through the first half of December, then rises to an affordable $3 through the end of the Christmas season.


Santa’s Wonderland

College Station, home of the Aggies, takes great pride in much more than just football. Their Christmas lights display has received national attention that attracts people from great distances. This synchronized light show is so big that you need to view it by hayride or carriage. When the tour is over, there is a Western-style village with food, music, shops, and crafty Christmas fun for the whole family. This event can cost up to $40 during peak times, but is well worth the ticket if you find yourself in Aggieland.


Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens 

The beach isn’t a popular December destination, at least not until you see the Festival of Lights! An ambitious walkthrough attraction, this event features over one million lights! With several themed sections along the water, Moody Gardens offers a truly unique atmosphere when it comes to Christmas lights in Texas. At only $10.95 per person (that includes ice skating), this show is certainly affordable for a family-filled evening.


Have you seen any of these lighting installations this year? Do you have a favorite? Be sure to let us know on Facebook, and have a jolly holiday season!