Best Holiday Events in Houston


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as we get closer to the holidays, day by day. Shopping events to save you tons of money are happening. Your life seems to get busier with kids activities, church activities, social events and parties. All of that can leave you a little frazzled and not much in the mood for the holidays, if you let it. However, you can avoid all that negativity and get ready for the holidays by participating in the variety of events offered in Houston. There are numerous attractions and events for everyone to enjoy. Nothing gets you more in the spirit of the holiday than being a part of a festive event. Discover all Houston has to offer during the holidays including light displays, multiple festivals, live concerts and performances throughout the city. Load the family into the car and take advantages of some of these holiday events offered. And, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you can visit your local car showroom  to  test drive a new vehicle before the events.

Festival of Lights

Moody Gardens

November 12, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Galveston’s Moody Gardens is is one of the largerst holiday lighting events on the Gulf Coast. Witness this beautiful transformation for the Holidays with millions of lights and animated displays. The event features Santa Claus, Ice Sculptures, Train Rides, Ice Skating, Artic Slides, and more!

Zoo Lights

Houston Zoo

November 18, 2016 – January 15, 2017
The Houston Zoo is wonderful at any time, but how spectacular would it be to
see the zoo all lit up and decorated in lights for the holidays! With over 2 miliion lights guiding your path, it is such a site to see. Bring the entire familyy to enjoy festive carols, sip on some hot chocolate and scroll through the walk-in snow globe.

Discovery Green Holiday Events

Discovery Green
Events Start November 22, 2016
Discovery Green is full of fun this holiday season with a range of activities for all ages. See the park light up each evening with Field of Light.  Ice Skating begins on November 22 and don’t miss Santa in his jolly red suit for a chance to Skate with Santa.
Winterfest at Typhoon Texas

Typhoon Texas
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31
Typhoon Texas is lighting up for the holidays! Prepare to enjoy this Festival of events. The attraction features: The Miracle of Christmas 4D Show, WinterFest Express Train Ride, Reindeer Run Big Slide, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Santa’s Workshop, Hay Ride, and many other attractions all within the park. 

Children’s Museum of Houston

Nov. 26 , Dec, 17 and Dec. 24
Your kids will love you forever more if you delight them with a visit at the Children’s Museum for these seasonal events. Stop by to Meet Santa’s Reindeer! anytime between Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 to see the live reindeer. And on Christmas Eve. Dec. 24, be sure to take the time out to have some Milk and Cookies with Santa just in time for Christmas!

A Christmas Carol
Alley Theatre
November 19 – December 29, 2016
A seasonal favorite among many. A classic tale that puts you in the spirit of the holiday season. Suitable for all audiences (5+ and up).

The Nutcracker
Wortham Theater Center

November 25 – December 27, 2016
The Nutcracker is a true holiday ballet for the entire family and the perfect way to introduce young children to the beauty of this classical dance. The Houston Ballet puts on a wonderful story.


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