Friday, December 7th, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Heights Common Market, 1802 Yale Street, Houston
Phone: (281) 773-1295
Why buy an ugly sweater when you can pour your heart and soul into making a hideous sweater of your own! Hop on down to the Heights Common Market this Friday evening and prepare to get crafty as you make your very own ugly Christmas sweater. To help your creative genius, you’ll be treated to adult beverages as well as some hors-d’oeuvres to snack on to make the night even more enjoyable. Be sure to bring your own sweater and they will provide the rest of the materials. Tickets are $25.00.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin Street, Houston
Meet up with the man of the season himself, and enjoy a nice, tasty breakfast while you do so! Stop by Hermann Park this Saturday morning and let Santa know exactly what’s on your Christmas list at this fun Breakfast with Santa event. You’ll scarf down a hearty breakfast, enjoy a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad, a pedal boat ride, and pictures with Santa this Saturday morning at this amazing event. Tickets are $14.00 for adults; $7.00 for kids.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 and Sunday, December 9th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston
Phone: (713) 639-4629
We’re forgetting Christmas for a minute down at the Museum of Natural Science as we enjoy some macabre exhibits that feature natural death in all of its forms! The Death by Natural Causes exhibit showcases the range of “animal, vegetable, and mineral” dangers that lurk in everyday lives as you explore a collection of specimens, text and interactives, and other information that show you how death occurs in the natural world. You’ll see poisonous, venomous and toxins that come from mushrooms, snakes, spiders and even common foods. They’ll bust old wives tales and urban myths, and you’ll navigate through five general areas filled with rich graphics, compelling visuals and surprising specimens. Admission is $30.00 for ages 12 and up; $20.00 for ages 3 to 11; $20.00 for ages 62 and up. You can find discounted $17.00 tickets available for most dates.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, 13016 University Boulevard, Sugar Land
Phone: (281) 313-2277
We all know that Santa loves nothing better than cold milk and warm cookies, and this special Cookies with Santa event over at the Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land offers you and the kids a chance to share them with Santa and Mrs. Claus! The famous duo are making their holiday visit to the museum this weekend, and they’re bringing with them holiday crafts, cookies and milk, and more. Tickets are $10.00 for non-members, and $5.00 for members.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 11:00 am at Rice Village, 5505 Morningside Drive, Houston
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make candles, this pop-up over at Rice Village is going to be a great way for you to boldly enter into the world of candle making. You’ll enjoy a 2-Day Pop-up Candle Making Workshop hosted by Love & Make where you’ll mix and match from over 20 fragrances to create your very own, customized soy wax candle. In between the making period, you can also peruse and shop handmade merch from local makers while you wait for your candle to set! Admission is $45.00 per person.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land
Another fun Sugar Land excursion is the Holiday Dance Showcase. You’ll meet up at the Town Square this Saturday afternoon to enjoy a holiday dance showcase by local dance companies that provide some quality entertainment for absolutely free. If you’re a dance lover, or just want to see some amazing performances then this is the event for you. This event is free to attend.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 11:55 pm at Heights Bier Garten, 1433 Shepherd Drive, Houston
Phone: (713) 862-4940
The Heights Biergarten is hosting their annual Lights in the Heights event again this Saturday! Drive on over and enjoy a whole afternoon and evening that’s filled with raffles, live music, a photo booth, specialty drinks and more. This wild Christmas party is perfect for family, friends, and everyone in between and should prove to be a massively entertaining evening this holiday season. This event is free to attend.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St, Houston
If you’re tired of your old, store-bought wreath then you may be interested in this custom Holiday Wreath-making Workshop over at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft! This fun and festive crafting session will offer you the chance to build your own contemporary holiday wreath using a variety of seasonal greens and cuttings during this seasonal workshop. Worried that your non-crafty skills will make this a failed it moment rather than a nailed it moment? Don’t worry! Skilled and enthusiastic guides will be on hand to help you out. Tickets start at $50.00.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Woodlands Creekside Park, 26400 Kuykendahl Rd, Houston
The Woodlands is transformed into a Winter Wonderland this Saturday as we enjoy a snowy Christmas right here in the heart of hot and arid Houston! Pack up the family and enjoy this fun event at The Woodlands Creekside Park for photo opportunities with Santa, live reindeer, a pony carousel, carnival games and inflatables, face painters, balloon artists, and plenty of holiday music. This event is free to attend.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Spindletap Brewery, 10622 Hirsch Road, Houston
Phone: (713) 325-1477
It’s just not Christmas if you don’t see or decorate at least one gingerbread house during the year. Head over to the Spindletap Brewery this Saturday afternoon and bring your friends and family over to help you decorate your own gingerbread house! You’ll be able to craft your very own delicious house while sipping on a beer, and we don’t know what’s better than that. You’ll also find a special visit from Santa as he appears for pictures from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Gingerbread house kits are $30.00.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah
This tradition over at the Kemah Boardwalk is a must if you love seeing Christmas lights in non-traditional places. Each holiday season since 1962, Bay Area boat owners have been decking out their sailboats in festive Christmas lights for the Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade! Think of it as ones part sunset cruise, one part art car parade – except it’s in the water. You’ll find more than 100 sailboats and power boats participate in the parade and thousands flock to watch this amazing procession of beautiful lights! This event is free to attend.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land
Go fulfill your yearly obligation of watching Elf down at the Sugar Land Town Square this Saturday night. Bring out the whole family, your chairs, blankets, and snacks to settle down on the lawn and watch the special holiday screening of Elf! You’ve either seen this movie a thousand times, or you’ve never watched it before – either way you’ll want to come on down and watch it this Saturday! This event is free to attend.
Sunday, December 9th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop S, Houston
Phone: (713) 961-3000
Come snap a family pic with Santa at the Hotel Derek this Sunday morning! You’ll settle down to an amazing breakfast buffet to fill your bellies before you set off for cookie decorating, Christmas movies projected on a big screen, and more festivities for the whole family. This phenomenal way of celebrating Christmas is sure to be a smash hit with your family. Tickets are $45.00 for adults and $35.00 for children ages 1 to 12.
Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 11:00 am at Love & Make Workshop in Rice Village, 6136 Village Parkway, Houston
You’ve been to their bath bomb and candle making workshops, but this special Macrame workshop is sure to shoot you straight back into the 1970s as you craft your very own magnificent macrame wall hanging! Just in time for the holidays, these quirky yet beautiful macrame wall hangings are back, and they’re tons of fun to make. You’ll team up with macrame designer, Tanya Bagashkawill, as she teaches you all about making basic knots to turn simple cord and twine into a beautiful art decor for your home. You won’t need any experience to make your piece of art, and you’re also more than welcome to BYOB and snacks to this event. Tickets are $65.00 per person per workshop.
Sunday, December 9th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, Houston
Phone: (713) 522-7275
Make a stop over at Levy Park this Sunday as we celebrate Jewish culture with live music, crafts, specialty foods, art, and social action projects at this afternoon festival! The annual Jewish Culture Fest is a fantastic way to honor Jewish heritage with fun games, great music, delicious food, and tons of celebratory fun during this Hanukkah season. Don’t miss out on this fantastic fest! This event is free to attend.