9 Things To Do In Houston For The Holiday Season 2021

9 Things to do in Houston for the Holiday Season

The most magical time of the year is finally here Houston! Decorations are being placed all throughout the city, lights and trees are being placed all around, and the radio stations are playing all the Christmas songs! In celebration of the Holiday season, we have put together a list of amazing Houston spots that will help you add some extra Christmas cheer this year!

Houston Zoo Lights

We are starting off with the Houston Zoo Lights presented by TXU Energy! The Houston Zoo Lights are celebrating their tenth year of lighting up the night. Guests can enjoy a variety of light displays and sounds all over the zoo, as well as different photo and light galleries. There will be “snow” presented by Houston Methodist and photo ops with Santa Claus. If guests are wanting to see zoo animals they are encouraged to come during regular operating hours.

Houston Zoo Lights
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
November 15, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Galaxy Lights

If you’re wanting a holiday experience that is out of this world, enjoy strolling through Galaxy Lights! The Space Center Houston will once again open its doors to guests to enjoy interactive and advanced light displays! Galaxy Lights offer two kinetic light shows for the whole family to enjoy! Galaxy Lights also offers a light tunnel, indoor entertainment, twinkling trees, light displays, and interactive light pads!

Galaxy Lights
1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
November 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Magical Winter Lights

The Magical Winter Lights has arrived at the Houston Raceway Park. The Magical Winter Lights is a “larger than life” light show as well as themed lantern sections, local entertainment, carnival rides, games, and an interactive dinosaur area. The 20-acre raceway park is filled with many lights and activities that anyone can enjoy, and that will make your season even more magical and brighter!

Magical Winter Lights
2525 FM 565, Baytown, TX 77523
5:00 pm- 10:00 PM
November 19, 2021- January 2, 2022

Light Scape at Houston Botanic Garden

The Houston Botanic Garden will also be making this holiday season brighter with the addition to the internationally acclaimed Lightscape. The Botanic Garden paths will be illuminated by beautiful lights to guide its guests through the dark winter night. They are also showcasing illuminations and unique installations brought by local and international artists. The Botanic Garden will light up the night with a sparkling arched tunnel that shines with 100,00 lights

Light Scapes at Houston Botanic Garden
1 Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017
November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

For the eighth year Sugar Land will be bringing their holiday magic this season! Sugar Land Lights will be a wonderland  with more than three million lights! They will also be offering eight themed areas, holiday shopping, holiday movie nights, delicious food, a carnival, and Santa himself will be making an appearance!

Sugar Land Holiday Lights
1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498
November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights

Holidays at the Garden has returned to bring the magic of the season. Moody Gardens offers the Festival of Lights offers a mile long trail with over two million lights to make your season bright! Families can also enjoy 4D Christmas shows such as Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, arctic slides, holiday 3D shows, train rides, and The Dancing Tree of Light. So many attractions for everyone!

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
November 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Ice Skating at Discovery Green

Discovery Green is at the heart of Downtown with fun attractions and activities all year long for Houstonians and visitors to enjoy! This season Discovery Green is bringing back their famous ice skating rink. Have fun skating on ice while taking in the view of our beautiful city and everything it offers. Tickets must be pre-purchased online to be able to skate to minimize contact and for crowd control

Ice Skating at Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
November 12, 2021 – January 30, 2022

The Light Park

Want to enjoy the magic of Christmas lights from your car? Houston, we got you covered. The Light Park will also be back this year to illuminate your night from the comfort of your own car! With two amazing locations in Spring and Katy! The Light Park is the “world’s longest synchronized tunnel, along with a three story Santa Claus”. Once you arrive at The Light Park, you will be invited to tune in to a special radio station playing holiday tunes that will be synchronized to the lights as you enjoy and drive through them!

Ice Skating at Discovery Green
21300 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77373
555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494
November 5, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Watch Christmas Movies at Rooftop Cinema Club

Rooftop Cinema Club is one of Houston’s hotspots all year long, but they are bringing a special kind of entertainment. Enjoy classical and modern Christmas movies throughout November-December. Holiday classics such as Elf, The Polar Express, Home Alone, and many more! For more listings and showings, check their website!

Rooftop Cinema Club
1700 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
November 26, 2021 – January 23, 2022

Houston, make sure to check out the places in our list to make your holiday season extra special and brighter! For more information such as selective dates, times, prices, and more, check out the website of the specific listing above. We hope you enjoy and have a magical holiday season!