Things to Do to Celebrate the Season!



From touring Christmas lights, Breakfast with Santa, The Polar Express, or visiting Santa’s Village, Houston has it all!  Take a look below for some ideas how best to celebrate the season!

Lighting Displays

The Woodlands Town Center – The Woodlands
2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77381
Winter Wonderland in The Woodlands is located near the township’s Town Center Ice Rink. Visit Market Street to catch a movie, have dinner, visit the Market Street Christmas Tree for a family photo, or just take a stroll through Winter Wonderland at Town Center. Feeling adventurous, grab a hot cocoa and ice skate at the Ice Rink! For more information to skate, please call (281) 419-5630 or visit this link: IceRink.

800 Town and Country Boulevard, Houston, 77024
Plenty of shopping and restaurants in addition to Thousands of twinkling lights, CityCentre is the place to be this season.  They will be hosting an assortment of events sure to bring out the inner child and joy of Christmas in you. For a list of events including a Rudolph Run, Live Music, and New Years fun, visit this link: check it out!

Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer, 77056
Over 300 all-new, 20-foot-tall holiday trees that will line Post Oak Boulevard from the West Loop to Richmond Avenue.

Events with Holiday Themes and Lighting Displays – Admission Required

Galaxy Lights – Space Center Houston
1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston
Embark on a festive adventure and start a new Space City tradition this holiday season during our all-new experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant.

Zoo Lights – Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston
Zoo Lights is 2x brighter! Stroll through a 100-foot-long, Infinity Tunnel of Light presented by KSBJ, wander through the 4-D Enchanted Forest presented by King & Spalding LLP, see a giant Ice Dragon come to life, experience “snow” in Winter Wonderland presented by Houston Methodist, plenty of new photo ops, and much more! 

Festival of Lights – Moody Gardens
1 Hope Blvd., Galveston
Eight Holiday Attractions. One Venue! Ice Land: Christmas Around the World · Festival of Lights · Holiday 3D Films.Rudolph 4D · Ice Skating · Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Photos with Santa
Plus Live Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More!

The Polar Express – Galveston
2602 Santa Fe Place Galveston, TX 77550
The Polar Express Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of The Polar Express Train Ride.

Santa’s Wonderland – College Station
18898 Hwy. 6, S., College Station
Although this requires a bit of a drive, a trip to College Station is definitely worth it to experience Santa’s Wonderland. Tour Santa’s magical world, take a hayride, a carriage tour, and enjoy the beautiful light displays.

Project Noel Light Display – Richmond
2100 Preston, Richmond
See the 241-acre Richmond State Supported Living Center come alive with more than 40 lighted Christmas scene displays. Enjoy walking through the various light displays, as well as visit with Santa and his elves the first two weekends in December for pictures and to drop the children’s Wish Lists.

Houston Historical Tours Holiday Lights Tour – Various locations
Hit multiple Houston hotspots for holiday lights with your choice of 9 holiday light tours by Houston Historical Tours. Bus tours last from 3-7 hours and take you to various stopping points to see light displays while enjoying holiday music and playing trivia games on board.

Froberg’s Farm Annual Winter Festival – Alvin
Walk through lights with over 400,000 lights and photo opportunities. There is a Lighted Hay Ride with music, fire pits where you can roast marshmallows,  s’mores or just sit by the fire. The kids will enjoy cookie decorating, ornament decorating, paintball gallery, berry fun land, photos with Santa, and so much more! When planning any outdoor activity it is best to call before you come!

Breakfast With Santa

Santa’s Holiday HoHoHo Down
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, The Woodlands

Breakfast with Santa at the Downtown Aquarium, Houston
For Additional Details or to Reserve Now, Call 713-223-3474

Palava. Spring
For Parents Night Out, Breakfast with Santa, or Cookies with Santa, Palava is your place. Check out their website for all of the details and to purchase tickets.