19 Things To Do North of Houston This Holiday Season
Looking for holiday events in North Houston? We’ve got your 2018 calendar cheat sheet! Check out these 20 North Houston holiday events, from breakfast with Santa to a NYE masquerade.
Whether you’re looking to show the family around town, entertain your kids, or try something new, these holiday events in North Houston are perfect for just about everyone.
1. Snag Free Pictures with Santa
To snag some studio-quality photos with Santa (for free!), head to the Kingwood Community Center from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on December 15th.
When: December 15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr (Kingwood)
2. Have Breakfast with Santa at Landry’s
Everybody knows Santa loves milk and cookies, but this is your chance to see how he starts the day! This festive holiday buffet at Landry’s Seafood Restaurant will include plenty of tasty food (think: omelet, waffle & ham carving stations), fun activities, goodie bags for kids, as well as the chance to make some merry memories with Santa. This event is reservation only, so call to save your seats!
When: December 15-16, 8:00-10:00 AM
Where: Landry’s Seafood, 1212 Lake Robbins Drive (The Woodlands)
3. Embark on a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt
Image Courtesy of The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation
Take the whole family out to a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt for some late-night fun and adventure! Besides a festive hunt for candy canes, this event will feature hot cocoa and cookies, as well as a photo op with Santa himself. Everyone ages 5 and up are welcome. Pre-registration is required, so be sure to call (281)516-7348 or (281)210-3950 to secure a spot in advance.
When: December 14-15, 20, & 22 at 5:30 PM
Where: Terramont Park, 8500 Terramont Dr. (The Woodlands)
4. Join Mrs. Claus for a Gingerbread House Workshop
You aren’t the only one who makes snacks for Santa! Come join Mrs. Claus at The Woodlands Children’s Museum and see how Santa snacks the other 364 days of the year with this Gingerbread House Workshop. The cost $5 in addition to the cost of admission.
When: December 21-22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #280 (The Woodlands)
5. Celebrate a Critter’s Christmas
Even the critters deserve to have a Merry Christmas! This holiday in Kingwood, the whole family is invited to “Critter’s Christmas,” an afternoon of educational fun. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to make fun festive treats for the local critters to eat!
When: December 22, 10:00 AM
Where: Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive (Humble)
6. Enjoy Choral Classics
Image Courtesy of Texas Master Chorale
When: December 15, 7:30 PM
Where: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Dr. (Houston)
7. Celebrate “A Very Caring Christmas” For the Troops
Tomball knows the holidays are a great time to give back, so they’re throwing “A Very Caring Christmas Party” in honor of our deployed service men and women. Your event ticket includes a plate of barbecue, a $20 gift exchange, an ugly sweater contest, a raffle drawing, and live entertainment by Nigel Edison.
When: December 14, 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Where: Moffitt Oaks, 20125 Cedar Lane (Tomball)
8. Eat Your Heart Out at a Christmas Food Truck Festival
Craving food truck fare? Eat your fill at the Holly Jolly Food Truck Festival. Besides incredible food, the event will include pictures with Santa, live music, Nutcracker Market vendors, and more.
When: December 15, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Where: Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive (The Woodlands)
9. Admire Christmas Lights (Party Bus Style!)
Image Courtesy of the Actin’ A Donkey Facebook Page
Why drive around and look at Christmas lights in your own car when you could do the same thing in a party bus? Join Actin’ A Donkey Party Bus for a fabulous tour of some of the best lights in Texas. The North Houston Tour will feature 10 Attractions, from Old Town Spring to Panther Creek in the Woodlands.
When: December 16, 5:00– 10:00 PM
Where: North Junction Plaza, 140 Farm to Market 1960 (Houston)
10. Try Out to Be One of Santa’s Elves
Think you have what it takes to be one of Santa’s helpers? Can you race around treehouses and tipis? Head to Elf Tryouts to compete against other “potential elves” in holiday games and activities! There will be a North Pole celebration with cookies and cocoa to welcome the newest elves onto Santa’s team.
When: Saturday, December 15 (3:00 PM) & December 16 (5:00 PM)
Where: The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Dr (The Woodlands)
11. Attend Home for The Holidays in Old Town Spring
A classic Spring tradition “Home for the Holidays” is festive fun for the whole family. Every weekend in December, Old Town Spring will offer activities for the whole family, from free carriage rides to choir entertainments, dance performances, a petting zoo, and so much more.
When: Weekends until December 23
Where: Old Town Spring, 403 Main St (Spring)
12. Shop & SIp at Springwoods Village
Image Courtesy of the Springwoods Village Facebook Page
Springwoods Village is having a holiday party and open house this holiday season, and you won’t want to miss it. Enjoy festive food and beverage sampling, holiday music, balloon art, face painting, costumed characters, holiday crafts, and more!
When: December 15, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: The Market at Springwoods Village, 2102-2180 Spring Stuebner Rd (Spring)
13. Feast at a Candied Christmas Market
Indulge your sweet tooth at the Candied Christmas Market! Besides treats galore (from chocolate to taffy), this market will also include plenty of other vendors, including an onsite antique and resale store, bath products, hand-painted signs, textiles, a pumpkin patch, and more.
When: December 15-16, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Where: Humble Market, 2803 FM 1960 E Rd (Humble)
14. Sway to an Inspiring Christmas Musical Performance
Offering a unique take on Christmas music, the First Methodist Chancel Choir and Bluegrass Band will be putting on a concert based on American folk songs, spirituals, bluegrass-styled carols, and original gospel songs (along with a folky interpretation of the Christmas story!).
When: December 16, 9:00 AM
Where: FUMC Humble, 800 E. Main Street (Humble)
15. See “Christmas Comes to the Movies”
The Woodlands Chorale is a community chorus that has been providing high-quality choral music for The Woodlands area for almost ten years. On December 15th, the group will present “Christmas Comes to the Movies!” Advance ticket prices are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. Tickets will also be available for $20.00 at the door. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted for free!
When: December 15, 7:00 PM
Where: The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church, 4881 W Panther Creek Dr (The Woodlands)
16. Dress Up Your Dog
Bring your flannel-clad pet out to Bear Branch Dog Park for a fun holiday pooch pageant! Enjoy sipping hot cocoa while your pets socialize. Feliz Navi-Dog will award the winners of six categories: best behaved, best trick, smallest, largest, and best costume.
When: December 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Bear Branch Dog Park, 5200 Research Forest Dr, (Spring),
17. Attend a New Year’s Eve Masquerade
Image Courtesy of The Westin at the Woodlands Facebook Page
How will you celebrate NYE? The Westin in The Woodlands is going all out with a masquerade party for the grown-ups, complete a chance to win a free stay at the Westin hotel! This Italian Carnivale Masquerade will feature a DJ, photo booths, food stations, and a champagne toast at midnight.
When: December 31, 7:00 PM- 2:00 AM
Where: The Westin at the Woodlands, 2 Waterway Square Pl (The Woodlands)
18. Bop to a Christmas Jazz Extravaganza
Jazz fans will gather at Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church on December 16th for a fabulous performance: “A Celebration of The Reason for the Season with the Sounds of Jazz.”
Featuring an all-star lineup from the jazz greats, this concert is sure to be a hit.
When: December 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Central Garden MBC, 626 Canino Rd (Houston)
19. Make Cookies at the North Pole
At the “North Pole Bakery” (aka Bear Branch Park in The Woodlands), you’ll have the chance to decorate cookies, create your own holiday apron, and take pictures with Santa!
When: December 16, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Where: The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Dr (The Woodlands)
Whether you’re looking for outdoor family fun, a classy date night, or an exciting new experience, the area north of Houston offers a wide range of holiday activities for everyone.
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