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 05
9:00 AM
The Hanukkah Film Festival will celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning new films. The Austin Jewish Film Festival is joining with film festivals, synagogues, and Jewish ...
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 ...
9:00 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
Bayou City Clay Crawl invites the public into their studios to talk to the artists, see some demos, and enjoy immersion in the clay world as part of the Bayou ...
10:00 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 ...
10:00 AM
At the Houston Ferrari Festival, presented by Ferrari of Houston, over 80 Ferrari models will be on display for car enthusiasts to enjoy. The festival will benefit the Texas Children ...
10:00 AM
The third annual Brunch & Photos with Santa will give guests an opportunity to take pictures with Old Saint Nick along with their very own printouts to take home, partake in ...
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 ...
12:30 PM
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 ...
1:00 PM
Houston Repertoire Ballet will present its 22nd annual performance series of The Nutcracker, featuring professional guest artists Leah Slavens Haggard as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Matthew Rusk as the Cavalier ...
1:00 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 ...
1:00 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 ...
1:30 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 ...
2:00 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 ...
2:30 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 ...
2:30 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 ...
2:30 PM
The final work by the inimitable Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis, is an abstract, experiential, highly poetic exploration of identity, dysphoria, depression, the body/soul dilemma, and the suicidal mind ...
4:00 PM
The Grand Illumination tree lighting event will include entertainment, activities, and arts & crafts, including letters to Santa and gingerbread house decorating, as well as free hot cocoa and cookies.   
4:00 PM
The Galleria will host Snow Spectacular presented by Coach, a new and socially distanced event for Houstonians to create holiday memories. Shoppers are invited to skate on the Galleria ice ...
4:30 PM
Houston Repertoire Ballet will present its 22nd annual performance series of The Nutcracker, featuring professional guest artists Leah Slavens Haggard as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Matthew Rusk as the Cavalier ...
4:30 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
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 ...
5:00 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
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 ...
5:30 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
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 ...
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 ...
6:30 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
8:00 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 ...
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