Things to Do in Houston During the Holidays + Christmas Activities in November and December 2013

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Update: For 2015 Holiday Events, go HERE!

Update: For 2014 Holiday Events, go HERE!

Are you looking for some holiday fun in Houston?  Look at the holiday events below and get to celebrating!

For the shows (and home tours), I included many that may be best for bigger kids, just click the links to decide for yourself.  I know for sure that Main Street Theater, Express Theatre and InterActive Theater have shows for the younger kids.

Each Tuesday I post a list of events for the week.  Go HERE to check the latest.  You can also get updates to your inbox HERE.

Do you know of other family friendly events in the Houston area?  Email me!  Jill @ BigKidSmallCity . com.

Festivals/Family Fun:
Home for the Holidays – November 9th – December 21st – Old Town Spring

Lighting of the Doves – November 22 – The Woodlands

Zoo Lights – November 22-January 4 – Houston Zoo

Festival of Lights – November 22 – January 4 – Moody Gardens

Holiday Train – November 22 – January 5 – Hermann Park

Ice at Discovery Green – November 22 – February 2 – Discovery Green

League City Holiday Magic – November 23 – December 22 – League City

Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend – November 26- January 1 – Bayou Bend House Museum (Festive Family Fridays on December 6, 13, 20)

Turkey Trot – November 28 – Galleria

Holiday Parade – November 28 – Downtown Houston

Uptown Holiday Lighting – November 28 – Post Oak Boulevard

Lasers Lights & Magic in the Park – November 30- December 31 – Galveston Saengerfest Park

Heights Holiday Home Tour – December 6-7 – Houston Heights

Mayor’s Holiday Celebration – December 6 – City Hall Downtown

Dickens on the Strand – December 6-8 – Galveston

Christmas Cruise Along Buffalo Bayou – December 6-7, 13-14, 21 – Buffalo Bayou

Jingle on the Boardwalk – December 7 – Kemah

Bizarre Holiday on Main – December 8 – Mid-Main Midtown

Holiday Home Tour at Rienzi December 11 – Rienzi House Museum

Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – December 13-15 – Tomball

Campfire Christmas – December 13-14, 20-21 – George Historical Park (Richmond)

Gingerbread Build-Off – December 14 – Market Square Park

Hermann Park Holiday Party – December 14 – Hermann Park

Christmas Boat Parade – December 14 – Kemah Boardwalk

Heritage Society’s Candlelight Tour and Park Re-Opening – December 14-15 – Heritage Society

Holiday Family Fun – December 15 – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Jingle Bell Run and Walk – December 15 – Downtown YMCA

Bayou Bend Free Family Day: Historic Holidays – December 15 – Bayou Bend House Museum

New Year’s Eve/Jazz on Ice – December 31 – Discovery Green

 

Shows/Concerts:
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – November 15 – December 26 –

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – November 16- December 21 – Main Street Theater (Christmas Party on December 14.)

A Gotcha’ Christmas – November 22-December 23 – Express Theatre

The Pass-It-On Christmas – November 26-December 21 – AD Players

Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker November 29-December 29Wortham Theater Center

All of the Other Reindeer – December 3 – 23 – InterActive Theatre 

Elf the Musical – December 6-22 – Tuts, Theater Under the Stars

Very Merry Pops – December 13-15 – Jones Hall

Djembe and the Forest of Christmas Forgotten – November 14-December 22 – Ensemble Theatre

How the Grinch Stole Xmas – December 14 – Houston Symphony


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