When anyone tells you that southeastern Texas is boring, politely smile and take them for an evening drive. If you are ever in Houston, it will take you just over an hour to get there – of all the picturesque places in our great state, your destination this time is Beaumont. Never been there? This definitely needs to change, because Beaumont is getting quite a name for itself these past few years. Their light show is of a caliber that many larger cities in the US can only dream of.
Running Thanksgiving to early January, the Hanks Animated Light Show is a feast of light, good music, and beautiful scenery. To make the experience even more worthwhile, all of the proceeds go to a children’s charity. So go ahead and put this event into your calendar. Any day in the next two weeks will do. If all the positive reactions coming from all over the region are any indicator, you won’t regret it.
Just a short word of caution: the light show organizers do ask you to turn off your headlights during your visit, but your careful driving skills should not disappear. Unless, of course, you are looking to meet an East Texas auto accident lawyer soon.