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10 Fun And Exciting Holiday Events To Do In Houston

December 22nd, 2015

Top 10 Holiday Events in Houston: 2015

Holiday Events Houston

The Holidays are soon upon us!  And the city of Houston really knows how to celebrate the Holiday Season.  Check out these fun events going on there in November & December!

10 FUN Holiday Events in Houston, TX

Home for the Holidays

Old Town Spring

November 7 – December 20, 2015

Old Town Spring comes alive for the holidays on weekends with Santa’s Workshop, strolling performers, twinkling lights and lots of holiday shopping.


Festival of Lights

Moody Gardens

November 14, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Galveston’s Moody Gardens is transformed for the Holidays with millions of lights and animated displays.  The event features Santa Claus, Ice Sculptures, Train Rides, Ice Skating & Slide, and more!


Zoo Lights

Houston Zoo

November 20, 2015 – January 9, 2016
How fun to see the zoo all decorated in lights for the holidays! Lights go on in the evening and with over 2 million lights, there are lots to see, including a walk-in snow globe.


Discovery Green Holiday Events 

Discovery Green

November 24, 2015 – February 7, 2016
We fell in love with this great park in Downtown Houston this summer and was excited to see all the fun things they host for the Holidays.  See the park light up each evening with Field of Light.  Ice Skating begins on November 24 and don’t miss Skating with Santa.


A Christmas Carol

Alley Theatre

November 20 – December 28, 2015

 This classic tale comes to life and is suitable for all audiences (5+ and up).


The Nutcracker

Wortham Theater Center

November 27 – December 27, 2015

 No Holiday Season is complete with out seeing a performance of The Nutcracker.  The Houston Ballet presents this wonderful story.


Dickens on the Strand

The Historic Stand District, Galveston

December 4-6, 2015
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.


The Christmas Train


December 4-5, 10-13, & 17-24, 2015
Enjoy an old-fashioned train ride through a Winter Wonderland of twinkling lights and Holiday displays.


Christmas in the Park

George Ranch

December 5 – 31, 2015
Celebrate a Christmas just like the first settlers in Texas did with a decorated Victorian house, hay ride, wassail and gingerbread.  Also, check out the Campfire Christmas, an 1862 Confederate Fundraiser Ball.


Tomball German Christmas Market


December 11-13, 2015

 On open-air Christmas Market with over 175 vendors and bands playing on 5 stages?  Add in the amazing German food and you have a GREAT party!


This is just a few of the tons of great holiday events that are happening in Houston this season.  A few other great resources to find more are the Big Kids Small City and Visit Houston website.



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