Festive bars, balls, and lights that can be seen from space: kick off December right with all these amazing things to do this weekend in Houston!
1. ‘Winter Wonderlawn’ Opens Today At POST Houston With FREE Holiday-Themed Magic
Downtown, Houston has already established itself as the holiday epicenter of the city, but now, the area is an absolute beacon of holiday entertainment with the opening of “Winter Wonderlawn” at POST Houston.
2. Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration
Join a magical celebration like no other! Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration honors the Triwizard Tournament’s most iconic tradition in a whimsical experience overflowing with magic and wonder. You don’t need to love dancing to have fun at this ball: you’ll find everything from performances and magical moments to beautiful photo ops and themed food & drink.
3. 10 Fantastically Festive Bars In Houston To Visit This Holiday Season
Ante up, Houston, it’s Christmas. In honor of the most wonderful time of the year, some of our favorite locals have decked their halls with lights, banners, and a stock-full of yuletide libations. Read on to discover the 10 most cheerful places in town to have an eggnog.
4. Crystal Ice Bar, Sleigh Rides, And More: Experience The Holidays At Moody Gardens
If you haven’t already hit the ice this season, can really do so at Moody Garden’s Ice Land – a holiday experience complete with ice sculptures, characters, decor and more, not excluding a crystal ice bar.
Now open, Moody Gardens’s iconic Ice Land sculpture festival is annual holiday tradition that takes place in Galveston. After a two-year hiatus, the festival is back to fill the Houston area with holiday joy.
5. Float Through A Winter Wonderland On This Rooftop For ‘Texas Winter Nights’
The holidays in Houston are hitting the ground running – or at the Marriot Marquis – floating. The Marriot Marquis Houston has converted their legendary downtown rooftop into a full-scale Winter Wonderland with Christmas movie nights, festive lights, and one heated lazy river for the special seasonal event, Texas Winter Nights.
6. Dazzling Holiday Ice Skating Rinks In And Around Houston
In between all the festive bars, markets, and seasonal eating, it’s important to get a little exercise in between. Indoor, outdoor, and everywhere in between: here are the best holiday-themed ice rinks in Houston to skate this season.
7. Cruise through Houston’s Drive-Through Festive Light Shows
Although the merry day is over a month away, you can kickstart your holiday fun by cruising through millions of twinkling Christmas lights at Light Park in Katy and Spring. Light Park has two locations in the Houston area, one in the parking lot of Typhoon Texas Waterpark at 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd in Katy and one in the Hurricane Harbor parking lot at 21300 Interstate 45 N.
8. Celebrate the Season in Santa’s Wonderland
Say “howdy” to the holidays this season in College Station for the annual Santa’s Wonderland, a massive, festive, and bright holiday tradition that features a Texas-sized spectacle of lights, gingerbread village, snow playground, live music, and boundless merriment for the whole family
9. Venture through a Galaxy of Lights
When it comes to the most Houston-centric lighting display, nothing says “Space City” more than the Galaxy Lights spectacle that orbits Space Center Houston. From November 12 – January 1,
10. Explore Houston’s Gorgeously-Lit Neighborhoods
It’s not officially the holiday season until the city’s many neighborhoods are completely suffused in holiday lights and decorations. This season, be sure to drive through Houston’s brightest and most festive neighborhoods and streets.