Where: On Post Oak Blvd. between San Felipe and Westheimer
When: Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Lighting takes place 7 p.m.
What to Expect: half-million holiday lights, concessions, clowns, Christmas characters and music
Where: 18734 E Cool Breeze Lane Montgomery, TX.
When: Second Saturday in December from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
What to Expect: 150,000 lights synched to 18 holiday songs, radio broadcasting of music and voice-overs and dancing Christmas trees
Where: Paul Hopkins Park in Dickinson, Texas
When: Sunday following Thanksgiving through January 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What to Expect: cookie decorating, concessions, pictures with Santa, train rides and thousands of festive lights
Where: Prestonwood subdivision, FM 249 near Cypresswood
When: second Saturday in December through January 2 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
What to Expect: nearly 750 homes decorated with thousands of lights, varying themes for each block, treats from residents and awards for Best Block, Best Mailbox, etc.
Where: Woodland Heights subdivision, along Byrne and Euclid
When: second Saturday in December from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What to Expect: live music, warm beverages, carriage rides, carolers and charming bungalows decked in lights
Where: Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas
When: second Saturday in November through January 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
What to Expect: parachuting Santa, one mile of over one million lights, choral performances, pictures with Santa and an outdoor skating rink
Where: Market Square (300 Congress), Discovery Green Park
When: second Saturday in December at 6 p.m.
What to Expect: holiday decor, giant snowflakes, 25-foot holiday trees and an ice rink