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Christmas Eve at the Children’s Museum of Houston

Children's Museum of Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. December 24

Let the kids work off some of their pent-up energy while they go into the last stretch before Santa arrives with Christmas Eve at the Children’s Museum of Houston. There are plenty of holiday activities for everyone from toddlers to tweens. There’s Selfies with Santa (kids make an... More >>

Third Ward Holiday, Family Events, Christmas, Children's Events, Arts

Meet Santa’s Reindeer

Children's Museum of Houston : 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. December 21

Santa’s been sighted all over Houston, but his reindeer are making only one appearance in Houston at Meet Santa’s Reindeer. They’ll spend the afternoon at the Children’s Museum of Houston and be available for photos along with Santa and his sleigh (bring your own... More >>

Third Ward Holiday, Family Events, Christmas

New Year's Eve at 1919 Wine and Mixology

1919 Wine and Mixology : 7:00 p.m. December 31

1919, along with its sister venues at the same address — Corner Table and The Oak — are taking you back to the roaring ’20s, so they're calling all flappers and bootleggers to dress accordingly. Individual tickets are $10, and the venue can accommodate parties if you call... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby New Year's Eve, Holiday, Food and Drink

The Houston Wave Lights Tour

Market Square Park : 6:30 p.m. December 23

Don’t wander the streets hoping to see some nice holiday lights exhibits. The Houston Wave’s Lights Tour takes you through downtown to see decorated skyscrapers and public spaces. In the Woodland Heights, you’ll see intricately decorated bungalows, while over in the River Oaks... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Holiday - Lights, Holiday, Family Events

A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas

University of Houston : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until December 24; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until December 24

Thirteen-year-old Winch Eagleton has been in far more performances (more than 200) of A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre than he has ever seen. This year, the classic Charles Dickens story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s eye- and soul-awakening journey with three ghosts of Christmas (plus... More >>

Third Ward Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Family Events, Arts

Mother and Child: Songs of Love and Joy

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : 7:30 p.m. daily until December 22

Enjoy your holiday surrounded by masterpieces at the Cantare Houston’s Mother and Child: Songs of Love and Joy. The three-night run by Cantare is once again set in the grand galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Michael Rowell, a member of the group’s board of directors and... More >>

Kirby-West U Performing Arts, Holiday, Christmas, Arts

A Cardboard Christmas

A. D. Players : 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until December 23

Did you ever wonder about the origins of the Christmas carols we sing every year? A.D. Players has the answer to many of these questions with its production of A Cardboard Christmas. Kevin Dean, director of the holiday play, says the show incorporates three things most people use to celebrate... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Theater, Holiday, Family Events, Christmas, Children's Theater, Children's Events, Arts

Sanders Family Christmas

Texas Repertory Theatre Company : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 23; 7:30 p.m. December 22; 7:30 p.m. December 23

With a rich choice of versions of the classic A Christmas Carol in the Houston area, the enterprising Texas Repertory Theatre Company breaks from the pack to present Sanders Family Christmas, a toe-tapping, foot-stomping bluegrass musical. Texas Rep audiences first met the Sanders family in... More >>

Jersey Village Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Holiday, Arts

Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo : 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily until December 23; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily from December 26 until January 4

See an electrified giraffe at Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. The life-size, long-necked giraffe, a wire structure wrapped in lights, has lots of company with dozens of brightly lit horses, apes, hippos, elephants and other animal sculptures scattered around the zoo’s illuminated and... More >>

Kirby-West U Holiday - Lights, Holiday, Arts

Ho Ho Humbug

Studio 101 : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until December 24; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 24; 3:00 p.m. December 24

For years, New York actor and playwright Scott Burkell got a lot of mileage out of telling stories at parties about the time he worked as a Macy’s Santa. But he never thought of putting it together to make a play because of its similarity to David Sedaris’s tale of his time as... More >>

Heights Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Arts

A Christmas Carol

Wortham Theater Center : 2:30 p.m. December 21

Two and a half years ago, British composer Iain Bell was about a third of the way through his first opera, A Harlot’s Progress, a dark work with a less than happy ending, when he met with Houston Grand Opera’s Artistic and Music Director, Patrick Summers, and they began talking... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Opera, Holiday, Arts

The Petrol Station Christmas Party

The Petrol Station : 7:00 p.m. December 23

The Petrol Station will be hosting a Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 23. Head to the craft beer bar for general debauchery alongside wintery brews like Goose Island's Bourbon County Brand Stout, barrel-aged Old Rasputin XVII, and Prairie Christmas Bomb! on tap. 985 Wakefield. More >>

Outer Loop - NE Parties and Receptions, Libations, Holiday, Food and Drink, Christmas

Hermann Park Holiday Train Ride

Hermann Park : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily until December 24; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily from December 26 until January 4

Take a spin around the park on the Hermann Park Holiday Train Ride. The entire train line has been decorated for the holidays, so there’s something to see around every corner and bend. If you take a late ride, from 5 to 6 p.m., you’ll see the park lit with hundreds of holiday... More >>

Kirby-West U Holiday, Family Events, Christmas

The North Star: An Urban Nativity

Ensemble Theatre : 7:30 p.m. December 23

A modern-day Mary and Joseph face doubt, violence and, ultimately, acceptance from believers in The North Star: An Urban Nativity, running for one night at the Ensemble Theatre. Written by Ekundayo Bandele and adapted here by Bandele and Eileen Morris, the artistic director of the Ensemble,... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Christmas, Arts

A Christmas Carol (Steampunk)

Stage Door Inc. : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 21

Stage Door, Inc. has a talent for putting interesting twists on popular and familiar theatrical properties. Last year the company gave us a wonderful production of Sweeney Todd with a steampunk theme. Now Marc Glover, Stage Door’s artistic director, has added a steampunk theme to the... More >>

Pasadena Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Christmas, Arts

Make an Ornament: Glass Blowing

Three Dimensional Visions : 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 21

Houston’s only open-access glass-blowing studio, Three Dimensional Visions, is offering the opportunity to create your own holiday ornament during Make an Ornament sessions. Every Sunday afternoon, visitors can choose their form (sphere vs. tear drop), the type of hanger and the colors to... More >>

Outside Houston Holiday, Family Events, DIY, Christmas, Arts

Houston Ballet: The Nutcracker

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. daily until December 23; 2:00 p.m. daily until December 24; 2:00 p.m. daily from December 26 until December 28

There are giant mice, a King Rat, toy soldiers that come to life and Clara, who seems a nice enough young girl, whirled into a wild post-party night when magic and Tchaikovsky’s music take over the evening’s events. Yes, it’s time once again for Houston Ballet’s annual... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Holiday, Dance, Arts

The White Christmas Album 3

The Music Box Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until December 27; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 27; 7:30 p.m. December 22; 7:30 p.m. December 23

What do A Christmas Carol and the Beatles have in common? At the Music Box Theater’s The White Christmas Album 3, lots. The group has combined elements from Charles Dickens’s story and the Beatles’ music into a brisk, lively and highly tuneful holiday extravaganza that... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Holiday, Arts
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Polar Express 4D

Moody Gardens : 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily until January 3

Performances by human actors were captured by live action animated to tell the story of a group of children who travel to the North Pole in a magical train. More >>

Galveston Holiday, Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Family Events

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker - Captured Live

Open Location : 11:55 a.m. December 21

See one of the most famous dance companies in the world perform one of the most loved ballets when the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker is broadcast live to theaters across the nation. Based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann story and incorporating sweeping music by Tchaikovsky, this romantic... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Performing Arts, Holiday, Film - Events, Dance, Arts

Santa vs. the Snowman

Moody Gardens : 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily until January 3

Jonathan Winters and Ben Stein lend their voices to this computer-animated Christmas short. Screened in 2D. More >>

Galveston Holiday, Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Family Events

Alamo Kids Camp: Muppet Christmas Carol

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Mason : 7:00 p.m. December 22

Watch as the Muppets have a Christmas adventure. More >>

Katy Holiday, Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Family Events, Christmas

Ice Land: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants and Festival of Lights

Moody Gardens : 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily until January 3

T-shirts and shorts are usually appropriate for Gulf Coast weather during the winter holiday season. Usually, but not this year. You’re going to have to break out the parkas and mittens when you visit Moody Gardens’ newest attraction, Ice Land: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob... More >>

Galveston Performing Arts, Holiday, Family Events, Arts

Big Screen Classics: It's a Wonderful Life

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Mason : 6:00 p.m. December 21

Frank Capra's 1946 classic still has a powerful message about love, family and acts of charity. More >>

Katy Holiday, Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Christmas

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Houston Family Arts Center : 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 21

Charles Dickens’s classic holiday staple, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan, is brought to life at the Houston Family Arts Center in a lavish production with a cast of 30 actors. Ebenezer Scrooge goes on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present... More >>

Jersey Village Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Family Events, Christmas, Arts
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