Houston Holiday Event Guide

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and the upcoming months are full of events to help ring in the holidays. From awe-inspiring light displays to dazzling performances, there is no shortage of family fun this Christmas season. Our comprehensive event guide has something for everyone, so gather your loved ones and get ready to explore the holiday happenings in the Greater Houston area.

Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: 1-800-582-4673

Attractions: Ice Land · Festival of Lights · Cirque Joyeux Noel · 3D Films · Rudolph 4D · Ice Skating · Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Live Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More!

Open November 11 – January 27

Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-533-6500

Attractions: The star attraction at Zoo Lights is well…the lights (the animals will be enjoying a full night’s slumber)! There will also be a number of options for food and drinks, including hot chocolate, Elf Treats (deep-fried Twinkies with fresh whipped cream), Reindeer Treats (churro sundaes), smores, and more!

Open November 18 – January 14

German Christmas Market in Tomball
Old Town Tomball / Near the Historical Train Depot Plaza
201 S Elm
Tomball, TX 77375
Phone: 713-533-6500

Attractions: 4 Music Stages · 200+ Street Vendors · Ethnic & Festival Food · Beer & Wine · Petting Zoo · Street Performers · Souvenirs · Arts & Crafts · Antiques · Heritage Center

Open December 8th 6-10PM, December 9th 10AM-10PM, & December 10th 10AM-6PM

The Nutcracker presented by The Houston Ballet
Smart Financial Centre / December 10th – 23rd
18111 Lexington Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts / December 30th-January 6th
800 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002

Tickets starting at $25 / Call 713-227-2787 or visit houstonballet.org 

98th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting
Hermann Square at City Hall
901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002

Attractions: Music · Santa · Fireworks · Tree Lighting · & Family fun!

December 1st 6:00-8:00PM / Admission is free & open to the public!

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s Annual Christmas Concert & Coffee
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77265

Enjoy delicious bites and beverages while the ROCO Brass Quintet performs Christmas favorites in a festive Spiegeltent – Belgian “tent of mirrors” – on the Diana Lawn. Afterward, visit the mansion.

Monday, December 5th at 10:00 AM / Space is limited, reservations required.

Lights in the Heights
Woodland Heights Neighborhood
Houston, TX 77009

Bask in the Christmas spirit and take in the beautifully decorated homes of the Woodland Heights while enjoying holiday musical performers on front porches. Road closures and entertainment will be on Bayland Avenue and Woodland Street between Studewood Street and Beauchamp Street. Norhill Street between Highland Street and Euclid Street will also be included.

Saturday, December 9th 6:00-9:00 PM / Free to attend


Wishing you every happiness this holiday season,

Your friends at The Loken Group