All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.
December 17
9:00 AM
Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit that features participatory installations of colors, hues that invite curiosity, discovery, and play. A collection of artists, creatives, designers, and makers have teamed ...
10:00 AM
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience allows visitors to fulfill the dream of stepping into a masterpiece painting. The 360-degree, immersive digital art experience illuminates and transforms a unique physical space ...
10:00 AM
Candytopia, a candy-coated experiential adventure, will bring its confectionery wonderland to Houston for a limited-run engagement. It features more than one dozen rooms with larger-than-life interactive art installations and full ...
10:00 AM
TFTI is an interactive photo experience opening in The Galleria Houston for the holidays. There will be over 15+ curated rooms crafted for capturing the perfect selfie, including the Upside ...
10:30 AM
H-Town Christmas Countdown, a brand-new holiday pop-up from the creators of Hou-Ville, will feature 15 larger-than-life Christmas and Hollywood movie sets with Insta-worthy photo-ops in some of the favorite H-Town ...
11:00 AM
BRICKLIVE Houston: Animal Paradise is Houston's first and only animal safari paradise that will feature animals made out of over a million bricks. As guests explore the imaginary plains ...
11:00 AM
Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso - two of the foremost figures in 20th-century art - come together for a fascinating encounter in this presentation. The internationally traveling exhibition features paintings, sculptures, mobiles ...
11:00 AM
Immersive Van Gogh, presented by Lighthouse Immersive and Impact Museums, is a digital art experience that invites audiences to enter the works of van Gogh, evoking his highly emotional and ...
5:00 PM
Rooftop Cinema Club features a variety of classic movies in an outdoor setting, with moviegoers choosing from lounge seats, Adirondack chairs, and beanbags for their seating options. When the movie ...
5:00 PM
The holidays will be bright for those visiting Lights Over Lago. The event includes sunset cruises, inflatables, caroling karaoke, a holiday movie, s’mores making, photo ops with a paddle ...
5:00 PM
Marriott Marquis Houston presents Texas Winter Lights, an interactive light experience featuring light displays, walk-through experiences, and selfie stations. There will be a nostalgic holiday-themed movie every Thursday, nightly snowfall ...
5:00 PM
Magical Winter Lights will feature such landmarks as the entrance castle, dinosaur exhibits, and Houston’s beloved displays. Family-friendly experiences include the Santa and Mrs. Claus meet and greet, Ice ...
5:30 PM
The Light Park features a large animated holiday light show along with the world’s largest 700-foot animated LED tunnels. It boasts more than a million LED lights throughout its ...
5:45 PM
Set along an illuminated one-mile trail winding through the Houston Botanic Garden, Lightscape is a world-renowned light show featuring artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination ...
Editors' Pick
6:00 PM
Holiday Lights in Clay Family Eastern Glades will feature oversized ornaments, tinsel-wrapped light poles, and colorful tree lights. This year, the holiday light display will make its way around the ...
6:00 PM
The 3rd Annual Hometown Holidays & Trail of Lights will feature a trolley ride, over 100,000 lights, live performances, Santa, shopping, and more. All proceeds go to the non-profit, Time ...
6:30 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, Ventana Ballet and Red Nightfall Productions will present The Watchmaker’s Song, an immersive and quirky twist on the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Upon entering ...
7:00 PM
Apollo’s fourth annual Holiday Voyage concert promises to lift spirits and spread joyous holiday cheer. The cross-cultural program features Christmas, Jewish, and Kwanzaa- inspired music featuring a new commission ...
7:00 PM
Ezra Jack Keats’s award-winning work, The Snowy Day, was the first mainstream children’s book to feature a Black boy as its protagonist. Peter, a young boy out exploring ...
7:00 PM
Hans Christian Anderson’s tale is reimagined in Galveston Bay, as marine biologists and lovable sea creatures work together to save their shores from the wicked, accessory-loving Pursula. Come ready ...
7:00 PM
She Loves Me is set in a 1930s European perfumery, where shop clerks Amalia and Georg more often than not don't see eye to eye. After both respond to ...
7:00 PM
Hayes Carll has released six albums in his career, including 2019's What It Is​.
7:00 PM
Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema at East River will give Houstonians a contactless cinema experience under the stars on the site of Midway’s 150-acre East River development. Feature films will be ...
7:00 PM
A college freshman joins her university's rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
7:30 PM
Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker is a grand spectacle of opulence and one of the most splendid versions of this holiday classic ever staged. With hundreds of roles and a ...
7:30 PM
A highly inventive adaptation of the Dickens classic pared down to its essential elements. A resident company of actors assemble to perform a new production of the heartwarming Christmas story ...
Editors' Pick
7:30 PM
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience, created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated and BBC actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter ...
8:00 PM
A.D. Players presents the world premiere of The Christmas Shoes. For the first time, the New York Times bestselling novel is being adapted for the stage. Nathan Andrews' loving ...
8:00 PM
UPDATE: Both the 4 pm and 8 pm performances on December 23 have been canceled due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases in the production. In Alegría, a wind of change ...
Editors' Pick
8:00 PM
Midland has released two albums in its career, including 2019's Let It Roll. They released the EP The Last Resort earlier in 2021.
8:15 PM
Rooftop Cinema Club features a variety of classic movies in an outdoor setting, with moviegoers choosing from lounge seats, Adirondack chairs, and beanbags for their seating options. When the movie ...
8:30 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, Ventana Ballet and Red Nightfall Productions will present The Watchmaker’s Song, an immersive and quirky twist on the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Upon entering ...
9:45 PM
Hayes Carll has released six albums in his career, including 2019's What It Is​.
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