Where to find the most Instagrammable holiday spots in Houston
During the holidays, more than 100,00 LED lights take over Bagby Street as part of Winter Wanderland.
Of course, this means there are several spots for snapping the best Instagram pic, all while listening to roaming carolers and other live musicians sing holiday favorites and snacking on roasted chestnuts from various vendors.
Here's where to stop and pose:
Step into the 80-foot-long tunnel of LED lights across from the Hobby Center — it is the perfect backdrop for a group or single photo.
The angel wings
For the perfect shot of these Illuminated wings at Central Library, sit on the block at the wings to create the perfect perspective.
Take a stroll down Main Street from Dallas to Commerce, where you will stumble upon Santa’s Village. Pictures with Santa happen every Friday and Saturday from 6-9 pm, and if Santa isn't there, then take a picture in front of the Illuminated "NOEL" sign.
Head to Market Square Park to share a smooch under Texas' largest mistletoe. It's a 150-inch ball of greenery hanging from a giant, 15-foot candy cane that needs to be seen to be believed!
Land of Sweets
This years famed chocolate masterpiece in the Hilton Americas Hotel lobby is Minions themed. Take a seat on the red couch in front of the display for the perfect Instagram shot, but try not to drool from the scent of all that chocolate. There's also a beautifully decorated tree in the lobby.
Texas Winter Lights
This impressive display runs through January at Marriott Marquis Houston and gathers 20-plus Instagram-worthy spots in one place. Tickets start at $25 and include such magical sights as a light-up swing, disco ball, archway of lanterns, and a grove of lit trees that come complete with a nightly snowfall.
Don't forget to pause at the giant snow globe in the hotel's lobby or check in for a chance to float the famous, Texas-shaped lazy river that's heated to 80 degrees all winter.
Solstice by by Studio Iregular
Discovery Green is hosting an interactive art installation comprised of a series of mirrored and LED arches that reflect the transformation of Earth when the sun is at its closest and furthest from the equator.
The explorative experience invites you to stroll inside the space as the frames change colors at dusk or dawn. Guests can also choose to change the speed and direction of the sun, influencing the sound and color.