Christmas Village at Bayou Bend


Discover an immersive Christmas experience at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. A dazzling bridge brings you into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of lights throughout the 14-acre estate.

  • December 9–30, 2022 (Closed December 24 & 25)
  • Open 5:30–9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays (except Thursday, December 22)
  • Open 5:30–10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday, December 22
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour the first floor of Ima Hogg’s historic house to see live actors, theatrical effects, and beautiful Christmas decorations.*
  • Watch a handcrafted model train circle the beautifully decorated 15-foot Christmas tree.
  • Go sledding down a faux-snow slide.
  • Toss around cotton snowballs with your friends.
  • Join in games for all ages, from a scavenger hunt to antler rings and beyond.
  • Marvel at a 3D video animation presented by LD Systems.
  • Listen to music from carolers, and play your own holiday tunes at music-bell stations.
  • Stop by the Cottage Shop to find unique holiday gifts.
  • Take photos with Santa ($10), who visits through December 23.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

  • Christmas Village takes place rain or shine.
  • Parking: A limited amount of priority parking is available for $10 (cash only). Parking in other lots is free. Drivers are directed to free off-site overflow parking as needed.
  • Single-occupant strollers are welcome, though many paths do have steps. Service animals are permitted, but please leave pets at home.
  • Visitors with limited mobility: A few days before you arrive, please call 713.639.7750 to make arrangements so your visit is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Drinks are for sale at the bar. Dinner, light bites, hot chocolate, and other treats are also available for purchase at Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen food truck and in the village tent.
  • *Upgrade your evening with a theatrical, holiday-themed tour of the first floor of the house! Here’s how it works: Choose a time to tour the house, and you can explore Christmas Village throughout the entire evening, before and after your house tour. (The tour adds $5 to any admission, including the free tickets for young children.) Be sure to allow time to park, walk to the entrance, and arrive at the house.

ADMISSION

  • General Admission: $15 Adult and Youth (ages 13+), $10 Child (ages 5–12)
  • MFAH Members: $13 Adult and Youth (ages 13+), $8 Child (ages 5–12)
  • Free for Young Child (ages 4 & younger
  • *A house-tour upgrade adds $5 to each admission (including free tickets for young children)

Premium Nights | December 9 &10, 16 & 17, 22 & 23, 30

  • General Admission: $18 Adult and Youth (ages 13+), $12 Child (ages 5–12)
  • MFAH Members: $16 Adult and Youth (ages 13+), $10 Child (ages 5–12)
  • Free for Young Child (ages 4 & younger)
  • *A house-tour upgrade adds $5 to each admission (including free tickets for young children)

Presenting Sponsor of Christmas Village at Bayou Bend:

Hospitality Sponsor:

Additional support is generously provided by:
Mitra Mujica-Margolis and Michael Margolis
Frost Bank

Special thanks to LD Systems

Location

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
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