River Oaks. Pretty much the end all be all for Christmas lights in Houston. The massive mansions definitely take the phrase “go big or go home” to the next level. Not only are their homes are big, but they’re wildly, yet tastefully, decorated. Be sure to hit up River Oaks Blvd. for some incredible mansion viewing. Santa and horse and carriage rides frequent the area on the weekends. Also this neighborhood is such a BFD there is an Instagram location for it.