Festive Holiday Events in Houston this December 2019

Festive Holiday Events in Houston this December 2019

The end of the year is upon us and that means holiday celebrations, and end of year festivities. This has been a great year for all of us at Preston Wood and Associates and we hope you had a wonderful year too. We're looking forward to 2020. As the year comes to a close, we hope you can spend some quality time with friends and family celebrating the holidays. 

Houston goes all out and puts on quite a show for the holiday season. From tree lighting festivals and pop-up shopping to chamber music and holiday cheer - Houston has something for everyone this time of year. Check out the list of family friendly activities and events in Houston this December.

Events in Houston this December

A Grand Houstonian Holiday

When: Now through December 20th, 2019

Where: The Houstonian

111 North Post Oak Lane

Houston, TX

Step into a magical wonderland this season, with twinkling trees, splendid décor, and a "Merry Mansions" gingerbread house display above the Great Room Lobby's 30-foot fireplace. Enjoy holiday entertainment, roasted chestnut truffles by the fire, and a menu of delectable holiday cocktails. 

Galaxy Lights

When: Now through January 5th, 2020

Where: Space Center Houston

1301 NASA Parkway

Houston, TX

This winter explore the most interactive and technologically advanced light display in Texas. Embark on a festive adventure and start a new Space City tradition this holiday season during our all-new experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant.

Holiday in the Garden

When: Now through January 12th, 2020

Where: Moody Gardens

Seven Hope Blvd

Galveston, TX

Eight Holiday Attractions. One Venue

Ice Land: Christmas Around the World · Festival of Lights · Holiday 3D Films

Rudolph 4D · Ice Skating · Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Photos with Santa

Plus Live Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More!

Magical Winter Lights

When: Now through January 5th, 2020

Where: Gulf Greyhound Park

1000 FM 2004

MWL is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern festival with themed lantern sections, nightly acrobatic performances, carnival rides and games, an interactive dino area and lots of holiday fun for the whole family. Step into Magical Winter Lights, the largest lantern festival of its kind in the United States, and begin your enchanted journey to tour more than 100 individual lantern sets in eight unique themed sections. Find lantern renditions of landmarks of the world, a Christmas village, skylines of Houston, the mysterious East, a Dino fun zone and more! 

The ICE Powered by Green Mountain Energy

When: Now through February 2nd, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Ice skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy returns from November 15, 2019 to February 2, 2020! Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and embrace the holiday cheer on The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy!

Handcrafted Holiday Market

Jewish Community Center of Houston

5601 S Braeswood Blvd

Houston, TX

Find the perfect gifts for loved ones and friends. Over 20 vendors will offer unique handcrafted wares including fine art, mixed media, afghans, baby blankets, jewelry, Judaic art, wood workshop and pottery. Local artists and crafters have plenty of gems ready for shoppers to add to their collection.

This event is free, open to the public, all ages, and indoors with free giveaways and raffle prizes.

Tamale Festival Houston

When: December 7th, 2019

Where: Navigation Esplanade

2800 Navigation

Houston, TX

Celebrate Houston's diverse culture at the 9th Annual Tamale Festival Houston! The smells, tastes, sights and sounds of East End Houston's vibrant culture come alive again at the TOP TEN rated fest in the USA! Join us as we welcome local Tamaleros and Tamaleras to showcase their delicious recipes all to enjoy.
Lots of foods, Live Music, shows for the entire family, there's lots to see and do! COME HUNGRY!

Christmas Villas at Bayou Bend

When: December 12th - 30th, 2019

Where: Bayou Bend 

Handel's Messiah

When: December 20th - 22nd, 2019

Where: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts

615 Louisiana Street

Houston, TX

This Christmas, be moved by Handel’s ever-glorious setting of the greatest story ever told. The Houston Symphony, chorus and guest soloists join forces to fill Jones Hall with joyous refrains and exultant arias, including the powerful “Hallelujah”. 

Giant Menorah Lighting Celebration

When: December 20th, 2019

Sugar Land Town Square 

Where: 2711 Plaza Drive

Sugar Land, TX

Come celebrate Chanukah and the lighting of the giant menorah with Chabad of Sugar Land! There will be a greeting by dignitaries, arts and crafts for children, Israeli food, performances, live music, dancing and more. For additional information, please call Rabbi Mendel Feigenson at 832-758-0685.

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