Open evenings, Wednesday through Sunday, from December 14 to January 5. Closed on Monday & Tuesday.

Discover an immersive Christmas experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. A dazzling bridge brings you into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of lights throughout the estate. Get in the holiday spirit with carolers, a faux-snow slide for sledding, a cotton-snowball play area, a handcrafted model train circling a 12-foot tree, games for all ages, and more—all on 14 acres of gardens and art nestled in River Oaks. You can also take photos with Santa, who visits through December 23!

Holiday-themed tours of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion feature live actors, theatrical effects, and Christmas decorations. Plus, the Shop at Bayou Bend is open for holiday gifts!

Secure your spots in advance! Select your date and get tickets online. Christmas Village takes place rain or shine.


• Upgrade your evening with a theatrical, holiday-themed tour of the first floor of the house! The tour adds just $5 to any admission (including free children’s tickets).
• Drinks for sale at the bar; light refreshments also available. Stop by the night’s food truck and village tent for more treats!

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend*
• Members: $13 adult (ages 13+), $8 youth (ages 5–12)
• Nonmembers: $15 adult (ages 13+), $10 youth (ages 5–12)
• Free for children ages 4 & younger
*A house-tour upgrade adds $5 to each admission (including free children’s tickets)

Premium Nights* (December 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 + January 4 & 5) 
• Members: $16 adult (ages 13+), $10 youth (ages 5–12)
• Nonmembers: $18 adult (ages 13+), $12 youth (ages 5–12)
• Free for children ages 4 & younger
*A house-tour upgrade adds $5 to each admission (including free children’s tickets)

Presenting Sponsor of Christmas Village at Bayou Bend:

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