Houston Holiday Events- Christmas 2011

Some of Houston holiday events are bringing in flocks of folks to local waterways for fantastic voyages during the Christmas 2011 season. The city got its start on the banks of a bayou and people have been using area lakes and waterways for commerce, travel and recreation every since.

This Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to see the city from the deck of a luxury yacht or the bow of a pontoon boat. The holiday activities on this list of things to do in Houston during December are all short cruises that you don’t want to miss.

Buffalo Bayou Christmas Cruises

Now thru December 17 you can enjoy a short comfortable 30-minute boat ride that travels down the winding waters of Buffalo Bayou. You can bring your family or friends along and everyone will leave with a new viewpoint of the city, as seen from the banks of our famous bayou.

No reservations needed. It’s first come, first served just try to arrive 10-15 minutes before you'd like to board the boat. Tours leave about 30-minutes apart from Sesquicentennial Park between 5 -8 pm visit the Bayou partnership website for weather advisories, dates and more information.

Armand Bayou-Houston Holiday Events

Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) wants to help you start each weekend during the holidays on the good foot. They are offering a variety of boat tours. From a leisurely Saturday morning trip on the "Bayou Ranger" to a moonlight jaunt to see the nocturnal nightshift at work.

You’ll enjoy a light breakfast while drifting down the bayou to observe a variety of wildlife during their morning search for food, on the Breakfast On The Bayou trip.

For those who prefer to sleep late you can catch a glimpse of the wildlife around the ANC during the laid back sunset cruise. It takes voyagers on a peaceful journey through placid water to observe the wildlife going to and fro as the sun makes its decent into the West.

Moonlight Cruise

There is also some holiday activities on the bayou for everyone who likes the nightlife. At ABNC night time brings with it a constant chorus of frogs, crickets and and owl calls. It's also when the animals on nightshift of the forest begin to emerge and you can only see them during the nature center's "Moonlight Cruise".

Each of the cruises leave from Bay Area Park aboard the "Bayou Ranger" pontoon boat. Don't worry, you'll be happy to know that the ticket prices for these Houston holiday events are really reasonable. Visit for more information

Holiday Party Cruise

Every weekend from now until , Dec 18 It’s “All aboard “ on the FantaSea the Big White Boat. They will take you on an exciting afternoon party cruise around Kemah, Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. The trip will include plenty of delicious food, foot stomping entertainment and fun as you celebrate the holidays in a unique way this year, with a floating holiday party. Try it, you'll love it.

With all of these exciting Houston holiday events happening right here in your own backyard, why would you want to go any where else during Christmas? These incredibly entertaining voyages have something to offer everyone.

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