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Events in Houston this April 2021

Events in Houston this April 2021

Spring is in the air! There are plenty of educational and fun activities this month in Houston. From glass blowing to and exhibit of Faberge, there’s something for everyone this April in Houston. 

Events in Houston this April 

Watch & Learn Glassblowing Sessions

When: Now through July 31st, 2021

Where: 17442 Farm to Market 2920 Rd

Houston, TX 

Ready to experience something new in a safe environment? We have just the thing! Make a Reservation for one of our Watch & Learn Experiences. Your group (up to 4 people) will watch from a social distance while our glassmakers make the piece you design! You get to pick out the colors and the nuances of the shape while they create and narrate your piece(s). When you book this time it means you will be the only ones in the studio with our glassmakers! Where else can you go to be Blown Away? Come out, be safe, and experience the magic of glass! 

Saturdays in Smither Park

When: Saturdays

Where: 2402 Munger Street

Houston, TX

Enjoy Saturdays in Smither Park and watch Houston's newest and most creative green space evolve as local artists hand-place reused and repurposed material to mosaic the park's many structures. Spend time gazing at all the whimsical mosaics that have been completed including the rocketship, octopus, goldfish, and crazy cat lady. Bring a picnic lunch and hang out under the Vinson & Elkins Pavilion, start a spontaneous drum circle or performance in the Lindley Fish Amphitheater, or just enjoy relaxing on the swings. Bring family and friends to spend Saturday outdoors enjoying this unique, creative environment - and while you're there, make sure to visit The Orange Show Monument, located next door! Every Saturday, weather permitting.

Tomball Morning Market

When: Now through December 26th, 2021

Where: Shiloh’s Food Court

32127 SH 249

Tomball, TX 

Where life is fun and local community connects! Every Sunday from 11-4 at Shiloh’s Food Court. Head down to Tomball and enjoy the day with the whole family- even the dogs. With live music, local vendor shopping, food trucks, craft beer, a full bar and a playground to keep the kids entertained- you can’t pick a better place to spend Sunday a afternoon!32127 SH 249 Access Rd Pinehurst, TX 77362. 

Artful Anniversary: Carmen Herrera Estructuras Monumentales

When: Now through April 23rd, 2021

Where: Buffalo Bayou Park

105 Sabine Street

Houston, TX

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the completion of Buffalo Bayou Park, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting Artful Anniversary, a series of 5 unique virtual performances and experiences through the month of October. Grab your party hat, tune in to our website or visit the park on your own, and enjoy the music, dance and art along Houston’s 160-acre award-winning green space. All 5-Year Artful Anniversary programs are free and available online. 

Walk among the larger-than-life shapes of Estructuras Monumentales, an exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the 105-year-old, New York-based artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana, Cuba).

Pompeii: The Exhibition

When: Now through September 6th, 2021

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX 

POMPEII: The Exhibition examines the lives of residents of Pompeii before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D. Visitors to the exhibition travel back in time when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city. In a media-rich, object-based, immersive experience, learn how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked, worshipped and found entertainment.

The special exhibition features over 150 artifacts on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, including frescoes, mosaics, and statues from the sites hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until rediscovery over 250 years ago. The sudden disaster that destroyed Pompeii also preserved it and over time archaeologists have uncovered a unique record of its daily life — roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, artifacts, and even preserved bodies. Ongoing excavations at the site provides an ever-evolving picture of everyday life at the height of the Roman Empire. 

Faberge: The Art of Presentation

When: Now through December 31st, 2021

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

The McFerrin Fabergé Collection is presented in the state-of-the-art gallery in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. This gallery is made possible by the generous underwriting of the Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation.

The first installation in the gallery is the special exhibition Fabergé: The Art of Presentation. Visitors will experience the design artistry and craftsmanship of the Fabergé workmasters in an intimate setting.

Currently numbering over 600 pieces, the McFerrin Fabergé Collection is the largest private collection of Fabergé in the world—a treasure trove of objects reflecting the artistry of the Fabergé firm.

Fabergé: The Art of Presentation explores the international politics, diplomacy, economics and innovation in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beginning with the magnificent crown jewels of Catherine the Great, the development of Peter Carl Fabergé’s techniques and inspiration are explored.

One of the unique treasures displayed is a Fabergé piece inspired by a Scythian gold arm band dating to the 4th century BC. One of only four known today, Fabergé exhibited this piece at the 1882 Pan-Russian Exhibition in Moscow. In 1885 the House of Fabergé was named “Goldsmith by special appointment to the Imperial Crown.”

There are over 70 eggs in the McFerrin Collection including two other Imperial-sized eggs made for special clients: the Nobel Ice Egg (c. 1913) created for Emanuel Nobel (1859-1932), and the Kelch Rocaille Egg created for Barbara Petrovna Kelch and presented by her husband Alexander Ferdinandovich Kelch in 1902.

Peter Carl Fabergé is known for equipping the Imperial Easter Eggs with a “surprise” inside for the recipient of the gift to find when he or she opens the egg. A surprise might be a realistic, jeweled figure, embellished picture frame with photo of a loved one, or perhaps the most cherished—a mechanical animal figurine.

Fabergé: The Art of Presentation is organized by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is the premiere exhibition for the Dorothy and Artie McFerrin Gallery in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals.

Houston Mural Map: Virtual Tour of Houston Street Art

When: Now through July 31st, 2021

Where: Online

HoustonMuralMap.com is a crowd-sourced community resource, created by UP Art Studio, with website developer and photographer Alex Barber.  Visit the UP Art Studio website to learn about why civic art is our passion. We have curated and managed mural projects and our signature Mini Murals program for nearly a decade.

Events in Houston this March 2021

Events in Houston this March 2021

Let’s hope March is warmer than February – Brrrr. Things are beginning to open up, but it’s slow. If you’re looking for events in Houston this March, there are a few things going on live, and many happening virtually. Check out the list of events in Houston this March below.

Events in Houston this March

Seismique

When: Ongoing

Where: 2306 Highway 6 S

Houston, TX

Seismique offers guests 40-plus unique exhibits overflowing with dazzling displays of light generated by 9 million LEDs, color, sound, and natural elements. Designed for all ages, the 40,000-square-foot arts and entertainment concept features works by over two dozen established and emerging artists along with advanced technological elements like projection mapping from 111 projectors, holograms, augmented reality, light mapping, motion tracking, gamification, and more.Tickets to Seismique are now available and are priced at $35 for adults and $28 for children 12 and under for General Admission. A VIP ticket option is also available at $45 for adults and $38 for children.

Camp Gladiator at Cityplace Plaza

When: Ongoing

Where: 1250 Lake Plaza Drive

Spring, TX

An array of complimentary fitness classes is featured this January on and around CityPlace Plaza. The popular HIIT class, Camp Gladiator, welcomes participants every Monday and Wednesday at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Try the first session for free, and memberships are available on-site.

Color Field

When: Ongoing

Where: 4800 Calhoun Rd

Houston, TX

Color Field provides opportunities to question our perceptions while thinking about the impact color has on our lives. Featuring large-scale sculptures by six contemporary artists, this free exhibition is displayed throughout the University of Houston’s park-like campus. Sarah Braman (b. 1970), Jeffie Brewer (b. 1971), Odili Donald Odita (b. 1966), Sam Falls (b. 1984), Spencer Finch (b. 1962), and TYPOE (b. 1983) draw inspiration from Color Field painting, which is a form of abstraction that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s relying heavily on color and flat surfaces devoid of representation.. Artists associated with this art movement, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis and Sam Gilliam, poured, sprayed or applied paint with rags and sponges to create clouds of color that seemingly float on the surface of the canvas. As early as 1968, Gilliam also created sculptural works by taking his paintings off their stretchers and draping them freely from the wall. The artists presented in this exhibition further extend the Modernist notion of Color Field beyond the flat pictorial field of the canvas, expanding it into the real space that a viewer occupies.

Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals

When: Ongoing

Where: 5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

From a huge amethyst weighing more than 850 lbs to a crystallized gold cluster that is one of the most highly coveted objects in the mineral kingdom, the spectacular specimens on display here are true masterpieces — the Rembrandts and Picassos of the natural world.

Discover more than 450 beautifully crystallized mineral specimens, including some of the world’s most rare and beautiful examples. Examine these dazzling treasures in detail from all angles through walk-around display cases illuminated by fiber-optic lighting to provide optimum viewing.

The nearby Smith Gem Vault showcases stunning jewelry and gem-cut minerals.

Death by Natural Causes

When: Now through May 31st, 2021

Where: Houston Museum of Natural History

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

Snakes. Spiders. Sharks.  The things you fear are the least of your worries! Death by Natural Causes will introduce patrons to the range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives. Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world. Poisonous, venomous and toxic are just a few of the terms that will be clarified, and things you interact with almost daily will be used as examples—mushrooms, snakes, spiders and even common foods! Old wives tales and urban myths will be debunked, as visitors travel through five general areas of rich graphics, compelling visuals and surprising specimens. 

Outbreak: Epidemic in a Connected World

When: Now Through May 31st, 2021

Where: The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive

Houston, TX

The exciting traveling exhibition Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World brings to Houston a one-of-a-kind experience that uncovers answers to the common questions regarding the risks and potential rapid spread of pandemic outbreaks: Why do pathogens emerge where they do? How do they spill over from animals to people? What can individuals and communities do to prevent the next outbreak? Visitors to the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science in Houston are able to take an up close and intricate look at pandemic risks in the 21st century, zoonotic emerging infectious diseases, and get a glimpse at how three outbreaks dramatically affected the Greater Houston region since the 1920s.

Taste of Houston Food Tours

When: Now through December 30th, 2021

Where: Various Houston Locations

A Food Tour combines an area's culture, history, and architecture with local food and drink. We integrate historic and cultural sites with visits to local establishments to enjoy specially created dishes. We meet chefs, brew masters, proprietors, farmers, and bakers and learn how their story enhances the area's history. Our goal is to open your mind and palette, show you the architectural highlights, and recount the rich history Houston has to offer. 

Downtown Evening Market

When: Ongoing

Where: 803 Quitman Street

Houston, TX

We're proud to offer one of the most unique night markets in Houston. Where punk rock meets hip-hop with a twist of rock n’ roll. Come out and hang with the coolest crowd in HTX at Hot Box Hemp Goods- every Thirsty Thursday Night from 6-10. Live music, local artists, unique artisan vendors, food and drink. 803 Quitman St, Houston, TX 77009. VENDORS: booking and new vendor applications can be found on our website at houstonmorningmarkets.square.site

Events in Houston this February 2021

Events in Houston this February 2021

While many events are still virtual, there are some fun events in Houston this February to do with your sweetheart. From classic cars to Monster Jam – you can celebrate Valentine’s day in style. Check out the list below for more events in Houston this February 2021.

Events in Houston this February 2021

Camp Gladiator at Cityplace Plaza

When: Now through the end of the year.

Where: Cityplace Plaza

1250 Lake Plaza Drive

Houston, TX 

An array of complimentary fitness classes is featured this January on and around CityPlace Plaza. The popular HIIT class, Camp Gladiator, welcomes participants every Monday and Wednesday at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Try the first session for free, and memberships are available on-site.

Color Factory

When: Now through December 31st, 2021

Where: 3303 Kirby Drive

Houston, TX

Welcome to Color Factory: a collaboratively-produced art experience in Houston, Texas.

This multisensory exhibit, inspired by the colors of the city (and space!), guides visitors through 12 participatory installations, designed to awaken audiences to the brilliant, everyday presence of color. Featured collaborators include: NASA, Soo Sunny Park, Alicia Eggert, hottea, Harvey & John, Mary Ramos, Andrew Neyer, Andy J. Pizza, Michelle Rial, Art & Olfaction, Project Color Corps, Christine Wong Yap, Abby Clawson Low, Hypno, Carra Sykes, and James Akers.

Put on your favorite hue and come to us for color!

Color Field

When: Now through May 31st, 2021

Where: University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX

Color Field provides opportunities to question our perceptions while thinking about the impact color has on our lives. Featuring large-scale sculptures by six contemporary artists, this free exhibition is displayed throughout the University of Houston’s park-like campus. Sarah Braman (b. 1970), Jeffie Brewer (b. 1971), Odili Donald Odita (b. 1966), Sam Falls (b. 1984), Spencer Finch (b. 1962), and TYPOE (b. 1983) draw inspiration from Color Field painting, which is a form of abstraction that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s relying heavily on color and flat surfaces devoid of representation.. Artists associated with this art movement, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis and Sam Gilliam, poured, sprayed or applied paint with rags and sponges to create clouds of color that seemingly float on the surface of the canvas. As early as 1968, Gilliam also created sculptural works by taking his paintings off their stretchers and draping them freely from the wall. The artists presented in this exhibition further extend the Modernist notion of Color Field beyond the flat pictorial field of the canvas, expanding it into the real space that a viewer occupies.

Houston Mural Map: Take a Virtual or DIY Tour of Street Art

When: Now through July 31, 2021

Where: Various Houston Locations

HoustonMuralMap.com is a crowd-sourced community resource, created by UP Art Studio, with website developer and photographer Alex Barber.  Visit the UP Art Studio website to learn about why civic art is our passion. We have curated and managed mural projects and our signature Mini Murals program for nearly a decade.

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

When: Now through May 31st, 2021

Where: The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive

Houston, TX

Why do infectious diseases emerge where they do?

What makes them spread so quickly?

Where do we look for the next one?

Our planet is connected more than ever before: by global travel, trade, technology, and even our viruses. Join us in learning how people fight epidemics - even before they start! You’ll explore the connections between human, animal, and environmental health, dive into case studies and personal experiences from epidemic-fighters from around the globe, discover how outbreaks have affected the Greater Houston Area, and engage in games that challenge you to identify and contain an outbreak.

Gear Up: The Science of Bikes

When: Now through May 19th, 2021

Where: The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive

Houston, TX

The Health Museum presents GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes - a diverse collection of historic, peculiar, and all-around amazing bikes as well as science stations that explore energy, forces and motion, engineering, and material science.

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes is organized by Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

This interactive exhibition tells the story of the bicycle from inception to present day. Visitors learn how bikes work; what the history/evolution of the bike is; the science and technology behind the machine; and how bikes have impacted our culture. Like the bicycle itself, the exhibition has been designed to appeal to people of all ages and with diverse interests, from STEM to design to history to art.

Briefly, the bikes in the show are divided into different categories highlighting changes in design and engineering over the last century or more. GEAR UP features 13 bikes and 14 interactives focusing on engineering, the classics, and oddities.

Come and explore the evolution of the modern bicycle, learn about the latest technologies for sporting bikes, and develop a greater appreciation for an environmentally friendly, a human-powered invention that transformed the way we get around.

Watch & Learn Glassblowing Sessions

When: Thursdays – Sundays

Where: Three Dimensional Visions

17442 Farm to Market 2920 Rd

Ready to experience something new in a safe environment? We have just the thing!Make a Reservation for one of our Watch & Learn Experiences. Your group (up to 4 people) will watch from a social distance while our glassmakers make the piece you design! You get to pick out the colors and the nuances of the shape while they create and narrate your piece(s). When you book this time it means you will be the only ones in the studio with our glassmakers! Where else can you go to be Blown Away? Come out, be safe, and experience the magic of glass!

Monster Jam

When: February 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th, 2021

Where: NRG Stadium

One NRG Park

Houston, TX

Monster Jam® is an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, these 12,000-pound monster trucks, including the legendary Grave Digger® and Monster Energy®, push all limits in Freestyle, Skills Challenge and Racing competitions. This is full-throttle family fun. This. Is. Monster Jam™. 

Decades Car Show

When: February 6th, 2021

Where: Garage Ultimate

4650 FM 2351

There’s one thing that’s for sure in life - change. If you’ve been a car-lover for long enough you’ve seen body-styles, drivetrains, makes and models change every few years. It’s inevitable - the automobile industry is full of change. That’s why we’re launching a car event like no other in Houston - DECADES - A Drive Through Time.Join us as we explore how the cars we know and love have changed over time. From American muscle to European luxury, hyper-cars to some of the cars that started it all; take a drive through time.

Free valentine’s Day Science Pop-Up for Kids

When: February 6th, 2021

Where: Online

At Hypothesis Haven Science Club's 2nd Annual HeART of Science event, kids will learn about the hardest-working muscle in the body (the heart) and how to keep it healthy and strong!They will also learn about new treatments and discoveries that doctors and scientists are working on to help people with heart disease.Virtual Workshop includes:interactive activities that kids can follow from home, including crafts, science projects, and demonstrationsguest speakers from NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care and Texas Heart Institute*Event is free, but registration is required. 

Heights Morning Market

When: Sundays

Where: Onion Creek Café

3106 White Oak Drive

Houston, TX

A weekly small business market in Houston Heights, TX where local farmers, craftsman, artists and artisans gather to sell the wonderful goods they make and create with love and care. Twice a month on Sunday from 10am to 2pm, join us at Hustletown Distribution and explore Houston’s finest food, drink, music, art and craft. 2122 Center St. Houston, TX 77007.

Valentine’s Market

When: February 13th, 2021

Where: BienVenue Events

9630 N Sam Houston Parkway E. Ste C

Houston, TX

KDA Markets is a modern, curated market providing a desirable shopping experience for the community.  It's packed with a wide selection of local farmers and talented "k"reatives, designers, artisans and entrepreneurs with deep Texas roots. 

We pride ourselves in selecting a rotation of vendors that appeal to a diverse, community of shoppers looking to discover who unique,  high quality crafts, products, services, some of the best food in Texas and much more.

Covid, has challenged America in many ways causing many people to tap into their natural talents to provide alternative means of income for their families.  Our ultimate objective is to provide avenues through which local artisans can market their goods and showcase their talents, build their brand and grow their business.

Caffeine and Chrome

When: Last Saturday of the month

Where: Gateway Classic Cars of Houston

1910 Cypress Station Drive

Houston, TX

Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Caffeine and Chrome: Presented by Grundy Insurance!So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No Admission fee and everyone is welcome! No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there.250+ classic & exotics

EVERY LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH  9 AM - 12 PM NOW ACCEPTING VENDORS!

 

Events in Houston this January 2021

Happy New Year!! 2021 has got to be better than 2020, right? It will still be several months before large gatherings are encouraged, but there’s still plenty to do online and on your own outdoors. If you’re looking for events in Houston this January there are a lot of fun, educational and entertaining things to do, some online and some in person.

Events in Houston this January 2021

Holiday In the Gardens

When: Now through January 2nd, 2021

Where: Moody Gardens

Seven Hope Blvd

Houston, TX

Seven Holiday Attractions! One Venue!

Festival of Lights · Holiday 3D Films · Hotel Packages · Rudolph 4D ·  Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Star: the Dancing Tree of Light · Holiday Dinners Nightly Fireside S'Mores and other Festive Foods · Group Rates, Holiday Parties and More!

Starry Night Express

When: Now through January 3rd, 2021

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

Enjoy this LIVE show for stargazers of all ages. Practice finding constellations, planets, the moon, meteor showers and the Milky Way band   everything you might see on the next starry night. Then imagine leaving Houston behind for a visit to our George Observatory and on to the darkest skies on Earth. The live action adventure then zooms out to the different planets you can see, past Pluto, and on to the stars of the nearby Pleiades star cluster and into the birth clouds of the Orion Nebula. Watch the Milky Way transform into a barred spiral galaxy within a sea of galaxies. This is a guided tour led by your personal astronomer, beginning with the objects you can see tonight in your own backyard.

Note: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime. Late entry is not allowed.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

When: Now through January 3rd, 2021

Where: Constellation Field

1 Stadium Drive

Sugar Land, TX

Join us here at Constellation Field for the 7th annual Sugar Land Holiday Lights cooled by Just Fix It November 20 through January 3! Enjoy over 3 million lights, holiday vendors, a carnival, great food and SO much more! Plus, Santa Claus himself will be available for safe visits and photos through December 23! Don’t miss out on socially-distanced holiday fun for the entire family – get your tickets now!  

Monuments by Craig Walsh

When: Now through January 18th, 2021

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Discovery Green honors unsung Houston heroes in its winter art installation, Monuments by Craig Walsh.

Monuments consists of slow-motion, close up videos of the faces of unsung Houston heroes projected onto five living trees in the park. The installation is by internationally recognized Australian artist Craig Walsh who has pioneered site-responsive projections in public spaces.

At once eerie and beautiful, the projections of human faces onto living trees creates a “monument” that connects the individual to nature.

At the same time, this installation challenges our conception of historic monuments and involves the public directly in the decision of who should be honored in public space.

The Ice at Discovery Green

When: Now through January 31st, 2021

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and discover holiday magic on The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy! We have reinvented the experience to ensure that you can still make memories here with your family and friends. Safety protocols include increased sanitation and contactless ticket buying. A reduced number of tickets will be sold to maintain social distancing.  

Artful Anniversary: Carmen Herrara Estructuras Monumentales

When: Now through April 23rd, 2021

Where: Buffalo Bayou Park

105 Sabine Street

Houston, TX

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the completion of Buffalo Bayou Park, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting Artful Anniversary, a series of 5 unique virtual performances and experiences through the month of October. Grab your party hat, tune in to our website or visit the park on your own, and enjoy the music, dance and art along Houston’s 160-acre award-winning green space. All 5-Year Artful Anniversary programs are free and available online. 

Walk among the larger-than-life shapes of Estructuras Monumentales, an exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the 105-year-old, New York-based artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana, Cuba).

Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life

When: Now through May 31, 2021

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, a new special exhibition, delivers a breathtaking encounter with the inner workings of the human body and shows the effects of poor health, good health and lifestyle choices. In addition to showcasing the wonders of human development, the 100+ preserved human specimens – including whole-body plastinates – demonstrate the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body in distress, disease and optimal health. 

In the exhibition, designed by BODY WORLDS’ creative and conceptual designer, Dr. Angelina Whalley, visitors follow the human body through the span of time and learn about the latest findings in anatomy, longevity and health. 

Events in Houston this December 2020

Events in Houston this December 2020

We’re in the home stretch of 2020! What a year it has been!! While many events in Houston have been canceled or gone virtual due to Covid-19, there are still many holiday events taking place this month in Houston. Grab your mask, keep your distance and enjoy some of these family friendly events in Houston this December.

Events in Houston this December 2020

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

When: December 7th - 29th, 2020

Where: Virtual Event

A highly inventive, digital adaptation of the Dickens classic, pared down to its essential elements. A resident company of actors assemble online to perform a new production of the heartwarming Christmas story. With everyone performing from home, creating a magical world of holiday make-believe is no easy feat. The socially distanced troupe brings this holiday classic to imaginative new heights. It will be A Christmas Carol like no other.

Deck the Trees

When: Now through January 3rd, 2021

Where: George R Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston, TX

Benefiting the Alley's educational and artistic initiatives, Deck the Trees has been a favorite Houston holiday tradition for the past decade, coinciding with the Theatre's holiday production of A Christmas Carol.

The annual event features a variety of festive trees decorated by Houston’s premier designers and sponsored by generous businesses and individuals.

This year’s Deck the Trees will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, where the display will appear in the large windowscape facing Avenida de las Americas. The trees will be displayed in the windows from November 21, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

Holiday Décor on Main Street

When: Now through December 31st, 2020

Where: Main Street Downtown

Houston, TX

Stroll along Main St and take in the twinkling lights bringing the holiday spirit to Downtown Houston! From the larger-than-life “NOEL” at Main Street Square to the sparking trees and banners guiding you from one end of the street to the other, there’s no place like Downtown Houston for the holidays.

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market 2020

When: Now through December 11th, 2020

Where: Virtual Event

The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has pivoted to an online shopping event for the 2020 holiday season in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Virtual Nutcracker Market will offer Nutcracker Market shoppers a new way to kick off the holiday season, support their favorite merchants, and contribute to Houston Ballet. Online shoppers will be able to shop some 150 merchants from across the country, showcasing unique holiday items, home decor, gourmet food, apparel, jewelry, toys, accessories, candles, and more. The virtual event will take place on a dedicated platform, providing a seamless shopping experience. The 2020 Virtual Nutcracker Market will be open for FREE general access starting November 12 and will run through December 11. The Virtual Market is open 24/7, but booth hours are generally 9:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. (technical assistance from merchants and staff is available during the posted times).

Memorial City Mall Santa Experience

When: Now through December 24th, 2020

Where: Memorial City Mall in the Dillard’s Court

303 Memorial City Way

Houston, TX

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Memorial City with a twist! With the health and safety of customers and employees being a top priority, Memorial City Mall has completely reimagined their Santa set with new layouts and technologies. The Santa Experience offers on-site and virtual options from Nov. 6th through Dec. 24th, to enable families to continue creating memories this holiday season, including:

-   Stools placed six feet in front of Santa with creative camera angles to capture memorable photos

-   Zoom video calls from the convenience of your home, or the Mall, to offer virtual interaction with Santa

-   Newly designed Santa Set with peppermint scented path and six-foot candy canes, plus other Instagrammable moments

-   Large TV monitor for families to view and experience the magical moments outside of St. Nick’s Park

-   Reservations required to avoid lines and crowding

-   Variety of packages offered including family portraits and opportunity for Santa to personally read a story to your child

-   For hours, packages and pricing visit: MemorialCity.com/Santa Reservations made prior to December 16threceive $3 discount off photo packages; Free pass to Ice Skate Memorial City and Memorial City Carousel with each photo package purchase

Mistletoe on the Go

When: Now through January 1st, 2021

Where: Market Square Park

301 Milam

Houston, TX

Pucker up—Texas’ biggest mistletoe ball is back Downtown this holiday season. A 150-inch ball of kiss-inducing greenery hanging from a 15-foot giant candy cane will be located at Market Square Park Nov 17 through New Year’s Day. Passersby are invited to stand under the massive ball and kiss—just because!  Share your smooches using #XOmistletoe. 

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

When: Now through January 3rd, 2021

Where: Constellation Field

1 Stadium Drive

Sugar Land, TX

Bring the entire family out to Constellation Field for socially-distanced holiday fun - over 3 million lights, great food, holiday vendors, a carnival, and SO much more! Open 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.CLOSED 11/23 & 11/30

The Ice Powered by Green Mountain Energy

When: Now through January 1st, 2021

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and discover the holiday magic on The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy! We have reinvented the experience to ensure that you can still make memories here with your family and friends.

The Light Park Holiday Drive-Thru at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

When: Now through December 31st, 2020

Where: Hurricane Harbor Splashdown

1219 Spring Cypress Rd

Spring, TX

The Light Park Troupe proudly presents an animated Christmas light show with millions of animated lights!

Once in the park, tune your radio to our special channel for some entertaining banter and a mix of holiday music.

Cityplace Gingerbread Village

When: Now through January 9th, 2021

Where: 1250 Lake Plaza Drive

Spring, TX

New for this season are two, one-of-a-kind attractions on display at CityPlace at Springwoods Village. Bringing additional shimmer to CityPlace’s waterfront Plaza, a 35-foot Christmas tree will rise from the main pond, creating a dazzling beacon for the community. And as an equally dynamic complement to the floating centerpiece, local creative entrepreneur Steve Kopelman and his team of partner artisans at New Orleans-based Professional Scenic Services have been commissioned to fabricate the inaugural “gingerbread” village display on the lake system’s eastern banks, adjacent to the Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village.

A super-sized, fantasy version of the holiday classic, the installation is anticipated to expand each year. From the Plaza, guests will wind around a path dotted with oversized candy canes, popsicles and gumdrops and cross under an entrance guarded by two gingerbread men before arriving at a raised clearing featuring cookie trees, a 16-foot high house and 12-foot windmill. This is a first of its kind endeavor for Kopelman, a pioneering and globally recognized haunted house producer, COO of the country’s largest escape room company, and co-founder of soon-to-open immersive experiential museum Seismique.

Both the tree and gingerbread village will be on display through January 9 with free hot chocolate served on the Plaza every Thursday and Sunday from 4 until 7 p.m.

Events in Houston this November

Events in Houston this November

While we're still living in a new normal, some old normal things still exist in the age of Covid. There may not be a lot of events taking place in Houston, but there are plenty of online things to do. 

Events in Houston this November

Daylight Savings Time Begins

When: November 1st

Don't forget to fall back this autumn and set your clocks back one hour on November 1st. 

Social Distance Virtual Run

When: Now through December 26th, 2020

You can still get your run on during Covid, lace up your shoes and choose from these virtual runs that take you through a variety of settings while social distancing.

Election Day

When: November 3rd, 2020

If you haven't already voted by mail you can vote in person. Click here to find your polling place.

Virtual Learning at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | 1pm

Join HCCC from home to explore craft artists, exhibitions, hands-on activities, and more! Discover how you can stay connected with HCCC virtually, through a variety of content for all ages.

New content is posted on Facebook and Instagram every week. Join us for fun art-making projects you can do at home, exclusive exhibition content, or studio tours with local artists, resident artist features, and more.

We are excited to bring HCCC into your homes! Check out the archive of our virtual content below, and share your creations with #craftwithhccc or tag us at @crafthouston. Please share your thoughts and feedback with us at education@crafthouston.org.

**MAKE** your own craft projects at home, through short videos created by our education team. Simple making projects, such as homemade playdough, marbled paper, and weaving bookmarks, are fun and easy for the whole family to do.

Front Porch Concert Series at Century Square

When: Now through November 27th, 2020

Where: 170 Century Square Dr

Houston, TX

Join us every weekend in the Fall for an evening of live music on The Front Porch at Century Square. We’re recreating the scene, rocking chairs and all, with a weekend full of music underneath the twinkling lights on The Green.

Thursdays: Open Mic

Fridays: Song Swap style performance

Saturdays: Solo Performance

Artists line-up will include solos + duos made up of students and locals alike who are making their name in our city. With dinner and drinks within arm’s reach, we welcome you to grab your favorite people, take a seat, take a sip, and enjoy a Friday Fall night in the heart of College Station.

The Market at Sawyer Yards at Night

When: Now through December 12th, 2020

Where: The Market at Sawyer Yards

1502 Sawyer Street

Houston, TX

The Market at Sawyer Yards takes place on 2nd Saturdays, in conjunction with Sawyer Yards Open Studios. This curated market hosts a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art, the maker is the seller & artisan crafts including packaged specialty foods.

Surrounded by the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas, the market coincides with 2nd Saturday Open Studios, when artists from The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Winter, Spring, Summer and Silver Street Studios, open their studios to the public.