Here's our list of the top things to do in Houston while the Christmas holidays are upon us. These events will help everyone including Houston couples put a little glide in their stride and get them into a festive spirit. A good starting point is getting off the couch and out of the house to visit some of the local Christmas attractions, Christmas plays and holiday lighting displays.
These 7 hand picked fun things to do during the Christmas-2011 season in the Bayou City (Houston) will surely give you lots of bang for your buck. We sorted through the many bazaars, festivals and concerts to create this list full of holiday awesomeness.
Holiday Festivals In Houston (November 2011)
Home for the Holidays
A trip to "Old Town Spring" where the streets and shops are adorned with lights and colorfully decorated will jump-start your holiday spirit and give it a quick boost. You'll see a delightful bevy of street performers, carolers and artistry on display.
Spring Historical Museum
Strolling hand in hand welcome
Horse and carriage rides
Photo with Santa
Christmas train rides
Festival of Lights (November-January 2011)
The magic of the holiday spirit will enliven you at the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights. They have a million plus lights and dozens of festive scenes at their brilliantly lit winter wonderland.
Pictures with Santa
Outdoor ice rink
You can see more about this event at their website.
Christmas Plays In Houston
If you’re looking for things to do in downtown Houston stop in “The Alley” for their amusing musical rendition of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas. A real entertaining and rousing performance from Ebenezer Scrooge and other characters from the the classic Dickens tale.
Alley Theater - Now through Dec. 27, 2011
A Christmas Carol
You can get tickets online for this show.
They have a double header this year at "The Alley" featuring a second Christmas play, "The Santaland Diaries". The play is based on the true and humorous account of playwright David Sedaris' stint working as a Christmas elf in "SantaLand" at Macy's.
The Santaland Diaries - Now through Dec. 31, 2011
By David Sedaris
Directed by David Cromer
Cinderella - Now thru December 20, 2011
Music, Lyrics & Musical Direction by Carlton Leake
Directed & Choreographed by Patdro Harris
The Ensemble’s adaptation of the traditional fairytale Cinderella, provides a whimiscal look at the infamous dastardly, wicked and evil step-sisters whose plans can only be suplanted by a hip fairy-Godmother with a little ‘diva-tude’.
Tickets go fast purchase yours online.
Things To Do In Houston
Sam Houston Park
Take a glimpse into Houston's past as it comes alive during the delightful candlelight tours of the beautifully lit historic structures nestled in the downtown park. There is plenty to see and do other activities include:
- Games in the Museum Gallery
- Children's crafts in Santa's Workshop
- Candlelight Café
- Strolling Carolers
49th Annual Candlelight Tour
December 9−10, 2011 6:30−9:30 p.m.
You can see more info about the times and dates for these events at the following webspaces:
These “7 Things To Do In Houston” are good places to entertain any out-of-town guest that stop in for a visit and a fantastic way to
fire-up their holiday cheerwhile showing off the finer points of life in the Bayou City (Houston).
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