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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend with Santa and his reindeer

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

05:30 PM
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Open evenings, Wednesday through Sunday, from December 14 to January 5. Closed on Monday & Tuesday.

Discover an immersive Christmas experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. A dazzling bridge brings you into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of lights throughout the estate. Get in the holiday spirit with carolers, a faux-snow slide for sledding, a cotton-snowball play area, a handcrafted model train circling a 15-foot tree, games for all ages, and more—all on 14 acres of gardens and art nestled in River Oaks. You can also take photos with Santa, who visits through December 23!

Holiday-themed tours of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion feature live actors, theatrical effects, and Christmas decorations. Plus, the Shop at Bayou Bend is open for holiday gifts!

Secure your spots in advance! Select your date and get tickets online. Christmas Village takes place rain or shine.

Admission

• Upgrade your evening with a theatrical, holiday-themed tour of the first floor of the house! The tour adds just $5 to any admission (including free children’s tickets).
• Drinks for sale at the bar; light refreshments also available. Stop by the night’s food truck and village tent for more treats!

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend*
• Members: $13 adult (ages 13+), $8 youth (ages 5–12)
• Nonmembers: $15 adult (ages 13+), $10 youth (ages 5–12)
• Free for children ages 4 & younger
*A house-tour upgrade adds $5 to each admission (including free children’s tickets)

Premium Nights* (December 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 + January 4 & 5) 
• Members: $16 adult (ages 13+), $10 youth (ages 5–12)
• Nonmembers: $18 adult (ages 13+), $12 youth (ages 5–12)
• Free for children ages 4 & younger
*A house-tour upgrade adds $5 to each admission (including free children’s tickets)

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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