Brighten Your Festivities with Houston’s 2020 Holiday Lights

Every year, we Houstonians look forward to the vast holiday lights displays held in the area, but this year, COVID-19 made people question if they would be held at all. Well, we’ve got good news, friends: you can still enjoy holiday lights in Houston in 2020. Hurray! We’ve got a few local favorites here for you to consider. Hope we see you there!

Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights is famous for its holiday decorations and arrays of twinkling lights, including its 125-foot-long Infinity Tunnel. You can even experience “snow” in Texas here! Like last year, you can sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the zoo enjoying the wild animal displays and sights and sounds of nature. Interact with Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra (presented by H-E-B), take a selfie on a huge throne of ice, or take a socially-distanced photo with Santa as he prepares for the big day in his shop.

All visitors over the age of 10 are required to wear a mask. If you can’t make it over in time for the holidays, the event extends all the way through January 10th, so you’ve got plenty of time.

Buy your tickets early and do consider purchasing a membership to help support the Houston Zoo.

String lights in a tree

Lights in the Heights

The competition is very much alive in Woodland Heights this year! The neighborhood will be decorating and lighting up for the holidays, and families in the area are welcome to stop by and take a peek at how the competition is shaping up. Although the traditional live events have been postponed this year, the festive decorations will still surely draw plenty of cheery wonder.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

Sugar Land Holiday Lights boasts itself as “the best holiday lights show in all the land,” and, well, it is pretty astounding. With more than 3 million lights, 8 themed attractions, holiday shopping, Santa Claus, great food, and holiday movie nights, it truly is a holiday-lover’s paradise. Each night has a theme to help get you in the holiday spirit, such as “Ugly Sweater,” “Silver Bells,” and “Santa’s Nice List.” Visitors also have a carnival with a minimum of 12 rides to look forward to.

If you’ve been super busy this season, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time to go. Sugar Land Holiday Lights will run its show through January 3rd! Mask use will be enforced, so be sure to put some in your glove compartment ahead of time in case you forget them as you slip out the door.

Happy holidays, everyone! Enjoy the festive lights, and drink some cocoa for us, would you?