Events in Houston this December


If you’re looking for festive and fun events in Houston this December, be sure to check out the list below. The holidays are in full swing so get out and enjoy all that Houston has to offer during the holiday season this December.

Events in Houston this December

Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
When: December 1st, 2017
Where: City Hall Farmers Market
901 Bagby Street
Houston, TX

Ring in the season with the 87th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant, an NRG Company on Friday, December 1, 2017 in the heart of downtown Houston. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, Santa, fireworks and family fun.

Zoo Lights
When: Now through January 14, 2018
Where: Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX

The Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland! TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights celebrates its sixth year as one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday traditions. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season – including more than two million lights! Fifteen miles of earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way.

Magical Winter Lights
When: Now through January 2nd, 2018
Where: Gulf Greyhound Park
1000 FM 2004
La Marque, TX

Magical Winter Lights is a spectacular, larger-than-life festival that presents a fresh multicultural take on traditional holiday light shows. We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 – 2018 festival!

Rainbow on Ice
When: December 8th, 2017
Where: Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX

The annual LGBTQ celebration at Discovery Green heads to the ICE for the ultimate dance party with electrifying entertainment featuring music by DJ Joe Ross and Crawford Nationperforming as Britney Spears, Rhianna and Selena! Join us and host Derrick Shore from KPRC’s Houston Life for a party on the ICE!

Teddy Bear Check Up
When: December 9th, 2017
Where: The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for Teddy Bear Check-Up!

Join us on Saturday, December 9th for breakfast and a visit by the jolly guy himself – Santa Claus!

Show your child that check-ups are fun. Bring your children and their favorite teddy bear for an annual check-up at The Health Museum where they can make sure teddy is healthy for the holidays with a proper physical examination and certificate of health. It’s a fun event for the whole family with information on healthy habits during the holidays,

Kids get hands-on experience checking their Teddy’s health while learning proper oral hygiene, how to listen to the heart with a stethoscope, keeping Teddy fit with stretches and moderate exercise and administering a band-aid for the occasional boo-boo.

9th Annual Gingerbread Build Off
When: December 9th, 2017
Where: Hermann Square
Houston, TX

Architecture Center Houston hosts the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa.

BCO 4th Annual Reindeer Romp
When: December 10th, 2017
Where: Memorial Park
Houston, TX

”On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen! Now on Comet, on Cupid, on – “ You the get the idea. Have antlers?   Bring them, we’ll try to round up more.  We’ll make merry as we celebrate the season with a hike.  

Come Prepared!

Tennis shoes or hiking boots, we’ll lunch locally after our walk.

Meet at 9 AM we will head out about 9:15 AM.

Additional info call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to

Arrive early, as parking will be busy!!

Ugly Sweater Party
When: December 15th, 2017
Where: Howl at the Moon
612 Hadley Street
Houston, TX

Bring your hideous, most horrendous, fugliest Christmas sweater to our Ugly Sweater Bash! The uglier, the better because your crime against fashion give you the chance to win a prize for ugliest sweater! Hilarious sweaters, an ugly sweater contest, drinks, live music and more sounds like a killer holiday party combination, doesn’t it? So hit the thrift store and come on down!

Bayou City Outdoors Holiday Party
When: December 21st, 2017
Where: Bacco Wine and Spirits
5010 Dincans Street
Houston, TX

Bayou City Outdoors Holiday Party

Jingle all the way to Bacco Wine and Spirits  for BCO’s Holiday Party. Skip the shopping tonight, step away from the computer and come hang out with your BCO buds.

In true BCO fashion, you can also help out one of our favorite local organizations, Friends For Life by either bringing supplies such as dog & cat bedding, food, toys, paper towels or stopping by the donation jar for cash and checks (please make your check out to Friends for Life).

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