Christmas Village to light up Bayou Bend

Find carolers, model trains, and the big man in red at this festive holiday attraction

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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens will soon transform into a winter wonderland for its annual Christmas Village at Bayou Bend. The event will bring thousands of lights, carolers, animated projections, a hand-crafted model train, and festive activities, including cotton snowball tosses and a faux-snow slope, to the 14-acre estate.

Visitors can stroll through the gardens, pose for pictures with Santa, or take a holiday-themed tour of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion with actors and theatrical effects.

Scroll below for event details.

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At a glance

  • 📍Venue: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive
  • 📅 Dates: Dec. 8–30 (closed Dec. 11, 18, 24 and 25)
  • ⏳ Hours: Open 5:30–9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays (except Dec. 26); Open 5:30–10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Dec. 26
  • 💰 Admission: Tickets to the Christmas Village are $21 for adults, $14 for children 12 to 5, and free for children 4 and under. View Ima Hogg’s historic house for an additional fee of $5.
  • 🚗 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.
  • 🍿Concessions: A variety of food, sweets, and drinks will be available for purchase.


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

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Here are few pictures of the attraction from years prior.

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