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This Weekend in Houston: Dec. 29-31, 2017

Happy Holidays, Houston! – Dec. 29-31, 2017

We hope your holidays were merry and bright, but just before we get back to non-vaction mode here are some things to do in Houston, this weekend, Dec. 29-31, 2017.

Also, it’s not too late to get your kiddos into a winter camp, so check out our Guide to Houston Winter Camps for Kids.

This is our weekend roundup of things to do in Houston – events and sights for, Dec. 22-24, 2017, but be sure to check out the complete GHM calendar and some of the winter events and lights displays are still in full swing, you can check those out in our Guide to Houston Winter!

Happy holidays!


Thursday, Dec. 28

Free Museum Entry: Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm; The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm; Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm

Screen on the Green – Elf (Downtown, Discovery Green) – FREE

Friday, Dec. 29

A Christmas Carol (Downton, The Alley Theatre)

Circo Avenida (Downtown, Discovery Green) – FREE

Dewberry Farms Country Christmas Festival  (Brookshire)

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert (Downtown, Jones Hall)

Holiday Hike with the Katy Prairie Conservancy (Katy)

Saturday, Dec. 30

A Christmas Carol (Downton, The Alley Theatre)

Christmas in the Park at George Ranch Historical Park (Richmond)

Dewberry Farms Country Christmas Festival  (Brookshire)

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert (Downtown, Jones Hall)

The Nutcracker by the Houston Ballet (Downtown, Hobby Center)


Sunday, Dec. 31

Children’s Museum of Houston’s Rockin’ New Year’s Noon (Museum District)

Downtown Aquarium Hosts Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve (Downtown)

Family Zone at MFAH, 1-4 p.m. – (will resume in January)

Houston Rockets vs. Las Angeles Lakers (Downtown, Toyota Center)

Houston Skating Starz (Downtown, Discovery Green) – FREE

The Nutcracker by the Houston Ballet (Downtown, Hobby Center)

The Woodlands Children’s Museum High Noon Countdown (The Woodlands)

Still open for the Winter Season:

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend (Memorial) – through Jan. 6

Dickinson Festival of Lights (Dickinson) – until Dec. 30

Hello, Trees! A Walking Serenade (Downtown), Free – until Feb. 25

ICE at Discovery Green (Downtown)

Magical Winter Lights (La Marque) – until Jan. 2

Moody Gardens Holiday Attractions (Galveston) – until Jan. 7

Santa’s Wonderland (College Station) – until Jan. 7

Zoo Lights (Med Center) – until Jan. 14

Have a Great Weekend!


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