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Events in Houston this December

Events in Houston this December

If you're looking for family friendly holiday events in Houston this December, then look no further than these great events taking place in the Bayou City. 

Events in Houston this December

A Christmas Carol

When: Now through December 30th, 2018

Where: Alley Theatre

615 Texas Avenue

Houston, TX

Houston’s seasonal favorite returns! A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas is a family-friendly re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season. 

Military, Senior, and Student discounts are available on select A Christmas Carolperformances. For details, click here.

Alvin Christmas Train

When: Now through December 23rd, 2018

Where: 1407 Victory Lane

Alvin, TX

Each year in December hundreds of volunteers from Living Stones Church and Victory Camp come together to setup and host the Christmas Train at Victory Camp in Alvin. The event began back in 2000, and over the years has quickly become one of the Houston areas favorite Christmas Events. The train is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

The train ride is a unique experience through over 300,000 lights and hundreds of Christmas decorations. Colorful gingerbread villages, penguin snow lands and life size storybook illustrations are all some of the scenes you and your family will experience along the way. Trains depart every 7-10 minutes.

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturdays and Sundays through December 23rd, 2018

Where: Hilton Americas - Houston

1600 Lamar

Houston, TX

Brunch with Santa at the Hilton Americas - Houston. 

Christmas in the Park

When: Now through December 22nd, 2018

Where: George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762 Road

Richmond, TX

Christmas is coming to the Park this year in all of its historical glory. Travel through Christmas pasts as we explore the customs and decorations from 1830s to the 1930s. Make sure to stop by the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home for a Christmas treat or visit Santa’s temporary workshop at the 1930s “Bach House.” Special holiday activity classes will be held from 11 a.m-2 p.m.

Please note that we are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Holiday Brews on the Bayou

When: December 1st, 2018

Where: Museum of Fine Arts

6003 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX

Add some hops to your holiday! Enjoy beer tastings from select breweries at Holiday Brews on the Bayou, on the grounds of beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. The tastings take place under a festive tent in the spectacular Diana Garden. The Richard Brown Trio, with vocals by Bob Luna, offers up live jazz and music from the Great American Songbook. 

Your ticket includes all tastings, plus admission to Bayou Bend’s historic house and 14 acres of gardens.

Holiday in the Park - Pop Up Downtown HTX

When: December 1st, 2018

Where: Market Square Park

301 Milam

Houston, TX

Pop Shop America is partnering with the Downton District to bring you a one of a kind shopping experience this holiday season!

Shop Small in the Heart of Downtown
30+ Stylish Locally Designed Goods
Holiday Crafting with Pop Shop America
Photo Booths + Live Music + Hot Chocolate Bar + Mimosas All Day + More

Ice Land & Festival of Lights

When: Now through January 6th, 2019

Where: Moody Gardens

Seven Hope Blvd

Galveston, TX

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views  Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

Magical Winter Lights

When: Now through January 6th, 2019

Where: Gulf Greyhound Park

1000 FM 2004

La Marque, TX

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! 

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

When: Now through January 1st, 2019

Where: Constellation Field

1 Stadium Drive

Sugar Land, TX

There are many new and exciting additions coming Holiday Lights this year! We will have a carnival, complete with rides for all ages, games, and food! We have new photo opportunities with a polar bear, Santa, and his sleigh! There is also gonna be a light maze for visitors of all ages to explore and make their way through. This is just a taste of the new things happening at Sugar Land Holiday Lights, come out and experience it all!

Winter Flea by Night

When: Saturdays through December 22nd, 2018

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Treasure-hunt at this monthly, one-of-a-kind market nestled in the southeast end of the downtown park. The destination market features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles, and crafts by local artisans and designers.

Discovery Green Flea is irresistible to the avid shopper! Whether you are a bargain hunter or an eco-sensitive collector dedicated to repurposing and reusing, seek and find at Discovery Green Flea by Night while enjoying light bites and local entertainment.