Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field will be open to the public from until Jan. 1, with the exceptions of Monday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Dec. 3.
The festival features more than a dozen themed nights (such as Lights and Leashes, Lights and Pints and an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most elves in one location) and will include more than two million lights on display, a carnival, a light maze and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.
The 21st Annual Dickinson Festival of Lights at Paul Hopkins Park will be open to the public until Dec. 23. The events includes Blinky Hut, a concession stand, a Cookie Factory, opportunities to take pictures with Santa and plenty of Christmas lights. There is no parking available at the festival site, but a free shuttle bus service will be operating Dickinson Plaza Shopping Center during each night of the festival.
The Hotel Galvez and Spa hosted its eleventh annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the property's 35-foot Christmas tree. Featured entertainers included performances of The Nutcracker by the Galveston Ballet, DLS Dance Studio and choirs and musicians.
The first holiday lighting at Hotel Galvez took place following Hurricane Ike in 2008. The late George Mitchell and his family hosted the holiday lighting celebration to bring the greater Galveston community together after the hurricane.