2023 Holiday Lights!

Shangri la Christmas Strolls

School is OUT and it’s officially the holiday break we’ve been waiting for! Now is the perfect time to peruse our local holiday light displays, play outdoors in our brisk, cool weather, and enjoy all the area has to offer this holiday season…TOGETHER!

In our little corner of Southeast Texas, several cities are just a stone's throw away from each other, giving us the unique ability to venture to a variety of scenic sights and stops. Plus, we greatly appreciate that the majority of the holiday light displays are FREE, making it more accessible for all.

Don’t forget to screenshot or print out 409 Family’s FREE Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt Guide to take things up a notch! Find it here or in the 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, which could come in handy for any last minute shoppers too.

A few suggestions from the Fam to get you started:


Cardinal Lights 2023 | Lamar University
Holiday light display lit throughout the entire month of December. FREE to the public.

A Gift of Hope: Festival of Lights | Beaumont's First Baptist Church
Hear the Christmas story of Hope & Peace through this multi-sensory Festival of Lights. FREE admission.

CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital | 2830 Calder Ave
A long time tradition of spectacular light display and nativity scene on the grounds. FREE admission.

Christmas In Boomtown: City of Lights | Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum
December 1-31; Tuesday - Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday - Sunday, 12-7pm. Regular museum admission. *Museum closed for the holidays December 22, 2023 - January 2,2024.


Tex Ritter Historical Park | Dutch Windmill Museum
December 1-31; Tuesday - Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday - Sunday, 12-7pm. Regular museum admission. *Museum closed for the holidays December 22, 2023 - January 2,2024.


Christmas Strolls & Community Food Drive | Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Colorful light displays throughout the garden during the Tuesday - Friday December evenings from 6-9pm (last entry at 8:30pm). FREE to the public. Donations greatly appreciated! Non-perishable food items for the Community Food Drive to benefit Orange Christian Services.

The Lights of Westbury | Westbury Street in West Orange, TX
Celebrating their 43rd year of Christmas lights, the street of Westbury shows off almost every home decorated and ready for families to drive through! Generations of families living in these residents have been passing on this tradition and thrilling their community with a beautiful, collaborative effort of holiday light displays for the area.



“From November 25th to December 24, our gates are open wide, inviting you to a festive frolic in our holiday haven from 10 am to 5 pm (last tickets sold at 4:30pm) daily. Capture your family's glowing smiles at our festive photo ops, decked with Christmas decor that's sure to dazzle. Don't forget to swing by the holiday gift shop, where treasures and treats await for those on your nice list.” Admission: $10 a person (ages 3+); kids 2 and under are free.


The Ray of Light Spectacular | 270 Pinemont Dr. Sour Lake, TX
December 3rd- January 3rd, the neighborhood will be open nightly (unless there is rain or standing water) to the public, displaying Christmas spirit and competing for different awards with their neighbors. Tune the radio to 103.1 and enjoy the full light show (20 minutes long & plays on a loop) If there is a line, cruise the neighborhood to enjoy the festive themed streets and loop back around. All donations benefit Power Castle Ministries.
Sunday-Thursday from 6pm-10pm & Friday-Saturday from 6pm-11pm


Thank you to the many hands working diligently to organize and orchestrate each of these wonderful events and displays! Our families are grateful and you fill our memories with so much joy and Christmas magic.