7 Things To Do In Houston During The Holidays

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.
Other details:

Musical entertainment
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.
More details...
Holiday shopping,
Pictures with Santa
Gingerbread house
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.

Holiday Comedy

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

Ensemble Theater

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

Candlelight Tours
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 CafĂ©
  • 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 cheer
while showing off the finer points of life in the Bayou City (Houston).

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