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Houston Events During The Holidays | The Loken Group

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.

98th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting
Hermann Square at City Hall
901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832-393-0868

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

November 30th 6:00-8:00PM / Admission is free & open to the public!

Holiday on 19th Street
300 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008

Enjoy free in-store cocktails, roaming carolers, and real snow as the shops on historic 19th Street open their doors for a special Friday evening of shopping and holiday cheer.

Friday, December 7th 6:00-10:00 PM / Free to attend

Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: 409-744-4673

Attractions: Ice Land · Festival of Lights · Holiday 3D Films · Rudolph 4D · Ice Skating · Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Photos with Santa Plus Live Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Free Parking, Hotel Packages and More!

Open Daily November 17 – January 6

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. The BBQ Food Truck will serve up delicious smoked meats and roasted corn.  You can even find quick snacks at carts and kiosks including make your own s’mores, hot chocolate, and craft beer. Santa will be available for photos on select nights during Zoo Lights and a professional photographer will be with him.

Open November 17 – January 13

German Christmas Market in Tomball
Old Town Tomball / Near the Historical Train Depot Plaza
201 S Elm
Tomball, TX 77375
Phone: 281-379-6844

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

Open December 7th 6-10PM, December 8th 10AM-10PM, & December 9th 10AM-6PM

The Nutcracker presented by The Houston Ballet
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002

November 23rd – December 29th / Tickets starting at $30 / Call 713-227-2787 or visit 

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.

Saturday, December 8th 6:00-9:00 PM / Free to attend



Wishing you every happiness this holiday season,

Your friends at The Loken Group