The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Christmas Village at Bayou Bend

News, Bayou Bend Spiegeltent, Dec. 2015
Photo by Wilson Parish

Just in time for the holidays, Santa and his reindeer will visit Bayou Bend for 12 evenings of festive fun this December. During Christmas Village at Bayou Bend, Ima Hogg’s former home is decked out with merry decorations, a trail of sparkling lights, animated projections, and performances. At the center of the Christmas Village will be an elaborate Spiegeltent— a Belgian “tent of mirrors” comprising more than 1,200 separate pieces.

Traveling to Texas for the first time, the Cristal Palace Spiegeltent, with its russet-colored mahogany, faceted mirrors, and stained glass, will provide a nostalgic, old-world setting in the middle of Bayou Bend’s Diana Garden. Guests can gather to sip festive beverages, eat holiday treats, listen to seasonal music, and snap photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

In addition to Bayou Bend’s spectacle of lights throughout the grounds, and the Spiegeltent, guests can check out Ima Hogg’s historic house, where Santaland Diaries’ Todd Waite stages mischief with spirited cameos by Houston theater personalities.

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12.30.15 | 6:00 pm
12.29.15 | 6:00 pm
12.28.15 | 6:00 pm
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12.27.15 | 6:00 pm
12.26.15 | 6:00 pm
12.23.15 | 6:00 pm
12.22.15 | 6:00 pm
12.21.15 | 6:00 pm
12.20.15 | 6:00 pm
12.19.15 | 6:00 pm
12.18.15 | 6:00 pm
12.17.15 | 6:00 pm


Bayou Bend Visitors Center
6003 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77007

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