It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Holly Jolly

The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Is Heading to a Screen Near You

The annual City of Houston tradition, now in its 101st year, will stream on December 5 and 18.

11/20/2020 By Raven Wuebker

June 27 on November 15

Beer News: It's Time to Celebrate DJ Screw at 8th Wonder

Plus, get ready for Christmas with a market at Saloon Door Brewing.

11/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Whole Watt O’ Lights

New Houston-area Drive-Thrus are Here to Light up Your Holidays

Both The Light Park in Spring and Rudolph’s Lightshow in Hockley feature displays with more than a million Christmas lights.

11/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Close to Home

Here's What Galveston Has Cooked Up for the Holidays

Events still abound this November through January—is a day trip in order?

10/21/2020 Photography by Gwendolyn Knapp

Yuletide Is Gonna Get You

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 20-22

Christmas is here, so you might as well get on board!

12/20/2019 By Dianna Wray

Happy Hungry-Days

5 Options For Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Dining

Yes, you can still book tables. Yes, you can still get tamales.

12/20/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Gift Guide 2019

20 (Locally Available!) Holiday Gifts You'll Be Tempted to Keep For Yourself

Calling all last-minute shoppers.

12/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Smiling's My Favorite!

Elf: The Musical Brings Christmas Cheer at TUTS

This festive musical delivers the holiday goodies.

12/16/2019 By Doni Wilson

No Coal In Sight

11 Stocking Stuffers Too Good to Pass Up

All under $20.

12/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Holiday Spirit

Twerking Santa Is Waiting for You at This Bar

Get to Johnny's Gold Brick for this fun holiday pop-up.

12/13/2019 By Lauro Rojas

Cool Yule Edition

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 13-15

Seasonal faves, festive shows—there are tons of ways to get into the holiday spirit this weekend.

12/13/2019 By Dianna Wray

Reserve Your Seat

HGO's El Milagro del Recuerdo Delivers the Goods

The world premiere of this Christmas mariachi opera is not to be missed.

12/12/2019 By Michael Clark

Santa! I Know Him!

Behind the Curtain at Elf—The Musical

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital spreads Christmas cheer.

12/11/2019 With Marianna Corcoran

Hold Onto Your Walnuts

Here's How Y'all Sleighed Slayed the Nutcracker Market This Year

Merchandise sales from more than 107,000 shoppers exceeded $20.4 million at this year's 39th annual holiday shopping bonanza.

12/09/2019 By Josh Davis

Feliz Navidad

HGO's Christmas Opera Celebrates the Yuletide in Mexico

El Milagro del Recuerdo, a prequel to the hit mariachi opera, recalls the past.

12/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

Can't Scrooge This Up

The Alley's A Christmas Carol Is a Family Affair for the Cratchits

Actors playing the family of Scrooge's beleaguered clerk have their own kids in the show.

12/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

The Filth Elder Speaks

John Waters Brings His (Filthier, Merrier) Christmas Show Back to Houston

The Pope of Trash talks Santa, The Joker, and how he's always up to stuff a turkey.

12/09/2019 By Trent Lira

Preview

Opera in the Heights Offers a Beloved Story for the Christmas Season

Amahl and the Night Visitors get a visit from the Magi.

12/06/2019 By Holly Beretto

Of Christmas and Chaos

Main Street Theater's Best Christmas Pageant Ever Gets the Spirit of the Season

This youth production channels the joy and craziness of the most wonderful time of the year.

12/05/2019 By Holly Beretto