5 Christmas Events and Activities in Houston For Families

If you are planning Christmas activities in Houston that include bringing friends and family together for the holidays, we have some exciting ways to get’er done. There are 5 festive events in H-town that make for great family outings.

  • The Heights Holiday Home Tours
  • Heritage Society-Annual Candlelight Tour
  • Yuletide At Bayou Bend
  • Zoolights
  • Christmas Lights Limo Tour

There are way more things to do in Houston this holiday season. These 5 holiday activities are some of the events that people flock to every year. Why not share them with your family too?

Christmas Lighting Display Tour

Some of my fondest Christmas memories growing-up in H-town include cruising through downtown Houston, Shepard Terrace and other neighborhoods in the family car, to see the Christmas light displays.

If you want to enjoy the holidays in style seeing Christmas lights in a limo should be at the top of the list. You can enjoy one or more of the dazzling light displays, maybe get in some shopping or get your eat on during the tour.

Taking in the view of the local Christmas light displays from a luxury car or van can be a highly stimulating excursion for everyone. You get to leave the driving to someone else and rubberneck the heck out of those dazzling light displays around the city.


One of the newest entries into the Christmas light parade that is becoming a family tradition is in Hermann Park. You can free yourself from the confines of your auto and stroll beneath oodles of lights. It’s one of those events that you’ll enjoy.

It’s perfect for taking pictures and introducing tiny tots to the amazing sensory experiences you get from being bathed by lights. You’ll see life-sized lighted animal sculptures, the all-new dollhouse village and thousands of vibrant lights grooving in sync to joyful music.

Yuletide At Bayou Bend Mansion

The tradition of family yuletide gatherings is alive and well at the Bayou Bend. Festive lights, decorations, and other holiday settings that evoke the spirit of over 200 years of Christmas in Texas.

The weekend celebrations dubbed "Festive Family Fridays" features traditional Christmas games, storytellers, refreshments and live music.

It's a throw back Christmas celebration with a Houston yuletide experience that everyone in the family can enjoy.

Heritage Society-Annual Candlelight Tour

Each year the Heritage Society Candlelight Tours takes visitors on a stroll back through Christmas. Docents and houses decked in period holiday decor provide peaks into yesteryear celebrations.

The 51st Annual Candlelight Tour’s features beautiful lights, Santa's Workshop, and melodic carolers that will fill the heart of any Grinch with the holiday spirit. The tours takes place the weekend of Dec 14th & 15th. Check the Heritage Society website for hours and more details.

Heights Holiday Home Tour

The Heights tour encompasses 5 homes displaying the varied architectural traditions of the Houston Heights. Each is exquisitely decorated with modern and contemporary holiday lighting themes to spread Christmas cheer.

The 2013 Heights holiday tour features nostalgic entertainment for the eyes with musicians and carolers for your listening pleasure will make the annual weekend event a holiday to remember. The big plus of this tour is the shuttle rides to each home and the peaks inside to see the artfully decorated interiors.

Entertaining Holiday Activities

There are plenty of entertaining holiday activities in Houston to share with your family this season. Many of them are sensory filled where you can hear, see and do things together. We wish you and yours a jolly Christmas season and may this holiday be your best holiday. Feel free to tell us about your favorite holiday events in Houston in the comment section below.

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