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A New Christmas Village is Rising in Houston

Snowballs, Trains, Live Actors and Plenty of Shopping

BY // 11.14.16
photography Cameron Bertuzzi

If last year’s inaugural  Christmas Village at Bayou Bend tickled your holiday fancy, the 2016 holiday extravaganza could have you swooning throughout the season. New this year — the caroling trio the MistleTones, a personal appearance by Jingles the reindeer, a faux reindeer scavenger hunt, a faux snowball toss, a holiday crafts station, a model train display, and holiday gift shopping

Launching on December 10, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston transforms the 14-acre gardens of Bayou Bend into a Christmas dreamland which dazzled guests last year with millions of lights. The stained-glass Cristal Palace Spiegeltent returns as focal point of activities with seasonal music and photo opps with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Creative director Todd Waite once again stages a holiday-themed tour — featuring live actors, theatrical effects, and Christmas decorations.

This holiday happening continues through January 1m running from 5:30 to 10 pm nightly. Tickets are on sale now. Admission is $15 for non-members and $13 for Bayou Bend members on regular nights, and $18 for non-members and $16 for members on premium nights — with lower prices for kids. Full details and reservations are available here.

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