Events in Houston this January

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Happy New Year! Hopefully you had a wonderful holiday season. If you’re looking for events in Houston this January you’ll want to be sure to check out the list of fun activities below. From Magical Winter Lights to The Amazing Acro-cats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Houston.

Events in Houston the January

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

Welcome to Magical Winter Lights, the largest lantern festival and holiday celebration in the nation. We are open for the 2017 -2018 holiday season in Houston. 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!

Zoo Lights
When: January 2nd – 15th, 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.

Sights to delight you include our Texas-themed area presented by TransCanada. Other features include the Holiday Train Village presented by Macy’s, the Enchanted Forest, and Candy, the interactive talking zebra, presented by H-E-B.

The ICE
When: January 2nd – 21st, 2018
Where: Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX

The ICE at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy uses recycled water from Kinder Lake to create a 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface, making it the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest.

Bridal Extravaganza Show
When: January 6th and 7th, 2018
Where: George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX

Please join us at America’s largest bridal planning event. January 6-7, 2018, Here you will meet face-to-face with local vendors. Taste cake, see fashion shows and enter to win honeymoons and shopping sprees.

2 whole days of fashion shows, wedding seminars and over 700 display showcases featuring the best of the best wedding service companies in the Greater Houston area. This is your best opportunity to meet wedding vendors face-to-face. You can plan your entire wedding in one weekend.

Hops N’ Hot Sauce Festival
When: January 13th, 2018
Where: Spindle Tap Brewery
10622 Hirsch Road
Houston, TX

This year the Hops n’ Hot Sauce Festival is more than honored to partner with Curefest, a music festival fundraiser founded for friend and local businessman Phil Baumann who passed away June 11, 2017 after a 6 year battle with brain cancer. Please read about Phil’s story from his loving wife Misty.

Performance by Gary Kyle!
Spicy foods and other samples
Fresh Craft Beer
Kids Area with Bounce Houses
Hot Pepper Eating Contest
Food Trucks
Free Parking

Houston Tea Festival
When: January 27th, 2018
Where: Hilton NASA Clear Lake
3000 NASA Clear Lake
Houston, TX

Hurricane Harvey has not stopped the Houston Tea Festival, but it will be held at a new location, the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake. On Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, 2018, the hotel will be transformed into “Mugworts Academy” with the theme of Harry Teapotter and the Perfect Cuppa. This exciting event will celebrate the “magic” of the world’s most popular beverage, tea, with talks, classes and tastings presented by expert speakers; vendors, samples, live entertainment, and children’s activities. A silent auction will benefit KIPP School Southeast Campus, whose students and their families are still recovering from Harvey.

Spring Katy Home and Garden Show
When: January 27th, 2018
Where: Merrell Center
6301 S Stadium Ln
Spring, TX

Get a head start on your home and garden make over and experience two buildings packed with more than 300 exhibits at the Spring Katy Home & Garden Show, the largest home show in west Houston, which will focus on decorating; remodeling; window treatments; kitchens & baths; do-it-yourself workshops; flooring; windows; landscaping; pools; outdoor entertainment and more. Meet celebrity renovation experts Andy and Ashley Williams, stars of the new HGTV series “Flip or Flop Ft. Worth,” where they work to transform old neighborhoods in their Texas hometown.Tickets are $9 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 with a military ID. Kids 12 and under are free. Hours are Saturday Jan. 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Amazing Acro-cats
When: January 28th, 2018
Where: Match Midtown Arts & Theater Center
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX

The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of REAL performing house cats. The Acro-cats experience all started with Chief Executive Human (CEH for short) and animal trainer Samantha Martin. She has not only rescued her own pets, but also has found happy homes for 205 homeless cats and kittens. Using the magic of clicker training (a stress-free positive reinforcement method) Samantha and the cats take their newfound amazing abilities on the road, and tour the nation’s stages in the infamous Acro-cat bus! A portion of the proceeds always benefits our mobile foster and rescue efforts. They have cats riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, and Alley, our rising star, has even leapt into the Guinness Book of World Records, holding the record for the longest cat jump!

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