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5 Things To Do In Houston This Weekend, December 24-26

Farmer's markets, bourbon pours, and Santa at the Aquarium.

By Shelby Stewart December 23, 2021

Grab a pour of bourbon from Eight Row Flint's 6th Annual Pappy Van Winkle Day.

Even with the holidays, Houston never stops moving. With Christmas right around the corner, there's plenty to do in the Houston area. Have breakfast with Santa at the Aquarium, listen to Motown Christmas tunes, or grab a pour of bourbon from Eight Row Flint. 

Below, find five things to do in the Bayou City this weekend. 

Breakfast with Santa at the Aquarium

Enjoy breakfast with the beautiful creatures in the deep blue sea with Santa on Friday. Breakfast with Santa comes complete with a morning buffet, and discounts on various exhibits. Reservations are required. 

Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby Street. Friday, December 24 at 8:30 a.m. $13.99 for kids, $21.99 for adults. For more information, visit the website

Eight Row Flint's 6th Annual Pappy Van Winkle Day

Eight Row Flint, the local bar concept from Agricole Hospitality, will host their 6th annual celebration of Pappy Van Winkle Day, a celebration of bourbon. On Sunday morning, the Eight Row team will hand out a limited number of wristbands for patrons to get a pour of the coveted whiskey.

Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale Street. Sunday, December 26. The wristband giveaway begins at 11:00 a.m. Bourbon Pour celebration begins at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit Eight Row Flint's website. 

Motown Christmas 

Bask in the soulful sounds of Motown at Ensemble Theater Sunday. Get a listen of some of your favorite Christmas carols, with a soulful twist, including influences from popular artists like James Brown, The Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder. 

The Ensemble Theater, 3535 Main Street. Sunday, December 26 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $53. For more information, visit Ensemble Theater's website

Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Hobby Center

On Friday, see Princess Ariel live onstage at TUT's iteration of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Much like the original movie, the live play will include classic songs like "Under The Sea" and "Part Of Your World."

Hobby Center, 800 Bagby Street. Friday, December 24 at 2:00 p.m. Admission starts at $40. For more information, visit The Hobby Center's website

Houston Montrose Market

It's never too late to support local businesses. On Saturday, enjoy foods from local growers at the Houston Montrose Market on West Alabama. In addition to food, shop from a variety of vendors. 

Houston Montrose Market, 819 West Alabama Street. Saturday, December 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free. For more information, visit the website.

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