One of the best parts about Bayou Bend, is just getting to Bayou Bend… and with that Christmas Village, that is even more true!
From the parking lot, you cross a big lit up suspension bridge. With each step, the long bridge sways and you can see thousands of lights waiting for you on the other side!
For an extra fee, you can take a holiday-themed tour of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion, which features live actors, theatrical effects, and Christmas decorations.
Single-occupant strollers are welcome, but they are a little tricky to maneuver. The paths do have steps, so it takes a little work to bump them up and down. If you don’t really need the stroller, leave it in the car!
We did not tour the mansion because the toddler had other plans, but I would like to go back to see it all decorated for the holidays!
The even opens at 5:30pm and by 6:30pm, the close lot was full. We parked across the street in the overflow parking and had no problem getting to the event! (But if you want the best parking, arrive at opening and bring $10 cash.)