Christmas Activities in Houston 2020

Celebrate this holiday season with fun and festive activities right in Houston and the surrounding areas. Health precautions have been put into place, in order for you and your family to enjoy all of the performing arts, holiday festivals, and Christmas markets in the safest way possible! Here’s the Nice List of the jolliest ways to spend the holidays with those you love in Houston this year. You can also check out: VisitHoustonTexas for even more ideas and details!

 

Performing Arts

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

Dates: Dec 4 -Dec 27

Summary: Don’t miss this classic seasonal tale that’s offered for free and virtually this year! Thanks to ConocoPhillips excellent production value, this digital adaptation will allow the amazing resident company of actors assemble to perform a new and unforgettable version of the heartwarming Christmas story!

 

Holiday Festivals and Markets

Home for the Holidays in Old Town Spring

Dates: Nov 14 – Dec 25

If you’re looking to achieve your Texas-style winter wonderland experience, head down to Old Town Spring’s 40th Annual Home for the Holidays festival. They’re ready to display their twinkling holiday lights, spectacular entertainment, and family-friendly activities like photos with Santa every weekend! You’ll also be able to pick out some unique stocking-stuffers from their array of hand-made and locally sourced products

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights

Dates: Nov 21, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021 / 6pm – 10pm

Take a stroll along this mile-long light festival trail featuring holiday themes and music that will lead you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular nighttime views of Galveston Bay. Your friends and family will marvel at Star, the Dancing Tree of Light. Enjoy concession areas with hot chocolate and fireside S’mores, and grab your loved ones for photo opportunities with the decorative mistletoe.

CityPlace Gingerbread Village

Dates: Nov 29, 2020 – Jan 9, 2021

Explore the Gingerbread Village from 4 to 7pm daily, with features such as a 40-foot floating tree and a light display. Take photos with their life-size gingerbread house, listen to the carolers singing some of your favorite holiday tunes, and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus!

 

Family Holiday Fun

Breakfast with Santa at the Houston Aquarium

Dates: Now-Thru December 24

Santa’s willing to travel all the way from the North Pole to Houston’s Downtown Aquarium to have breakfast with a few lucky boys and girls! Your children can enjoy a delicious meal and get a socially-distanced picture taken with the big man himself. Keep a close eye on the aquarium tank, Santa may be swimming with the fish! Reservations required.

 

We hope that these ideas inspire you and your family to make new traditions together and to cherish the existing ones! May you have a safe and blessed holiday season!

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