Houston’s Weekend Happenings December 20th, 21st, 22nd

December 20th, 21st, 22nd






The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents “Norman Rockwell: American Freedom”

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 12:15pm

WHERE:  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, Get Directions >

COST:  Free-$17

DETAILS:  “Norman Rockwell: American Freedom” is the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of the Four Freedoms outlined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want. The presentation explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings came to be embraced by millions of Americans. These works of art provided crucial aid to the war effort and took their place among the most indelible images in the history of American art. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, the exhibition features a range of works in addition to Rockwell’s celebrated images of the Four Freedoms. “Norman Rockwell: American Freedom” showcases paintings, illustrations, prints, and more by Rockwell (1894-1978) and many of his contemporaries, including Dorothea Lange, J.C. Leyendecker, Mead Schaeffer, Ben Shahn, and Arthur Szyk. Bringing the era to life are historical documents, photographs, videos, and artifacts throughout the installation. Interactive digital displays and immersive settings, some using virtual reality technology, are also part of the presentation.

INFO:  713-639-7300, https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/norman-rockwell-american-freedom

December 20th, 21st, 22nd




Moody Gardens presents Ice Land

WHEN: Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday10:00am

WHERE: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, Get Directions >

COST: $14.95-$28.95

DETAILS:  Moody Gardens will present th 28,000-square-foot Ice Land attraction (made from two million pounds of ice) with an all-new “Christmas Around the World” theme. In this 28,000-square-foot ice wonderland, visitors can explore a chilling maze of majestic ice sculptures, decorated in elaborate colors and shapes, with some standing 30 feet tall. The event includes 30-foot ice slides and intricately carved sculptures, featuring holiday figures and­ scenes that will allow guests to “travel” from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see representations of how different cultures celebrate the holiday season.

INFO:  http://www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season/


December 20th, 21st, 22nd





Lady M presents Weekend Cake Shop Pop-Up

WHEN:  Friday 3:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Jusgo Supermarket, 3412 Hwy 6 , Sugar Land, TX 77478, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Lady M New York is headed to Houston for another weekend pop-up. This time, the world-renowned bakery will offer Houstonians the chance to take home one of their Mille Crêpe Cakes for holiday entertaining or gift giving. Each cake is made by hand with quality ingredients and features no fewer than 20 lacy crêpes, delicately layered with airy pastry cream.

INFO:  212-452-2222, https://www.facebook.com/events/562701154292752/


December 20th, 21st, 22nd






Magical Winter Lights

WHEN:  Thursday 5:00pm, Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004 Rd, La Marque, TX 77568, Get Directions >

COST:  $13-$25; $76-$80 for family four pack

DETAILS:  Magical Winter Lights will feature over 6 million lights, upgraded installations, interactive displays, and eight themed lantern sections. The multicultural festival will also feature the dinosaur exhibit with kid-friendly dinosaur rides, entertainment by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, the Ice Sisters, authentic arts and crafts created by skilled Chinese artisans, carnival rides & games, and food. They are introducing brand new nightly Chinese acrobatic shows included in the admission.

INFO:  888-560-5853, https://magicalwinterlights.com/


December 20th, 21st, 22nd






Discovery Green presents The ICE

WHEN: Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  $11

DETAILS:  The ICE is the largest outdoor ice skating surface in the Southwest. Discovery Green uses water from Kinder Lake to freeze the ice, and all equipment runs on Green Mountain Energy’s renewable energy, ensuring The ICE is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

INFO: 713-400-7336https://www.discoverygreen.com/


December 20th, 21st, 22nd






Galveston Railroad Museum presents The Polar Express Train Ride

WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:30pm

WHERE:  Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  $27-$75

DETAILS: Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on The Polar Express. Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to the museum.

INFO:  http://www.galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express


December 20th, 21st, 22nd






TXU presents Zoo Lights

WHEN:  Friday 5:30pm, Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 5:30pm

WHERE:  Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions >

COST:  $20.60 – $23.35

DETAILS:  TXU presents Zoo Lights, an event where guests can stroll through a 100-foot-long Infinity Tunnel of Light, experience the 4-D Enchanted Forest, catch a giant Ice Dragon come to life, see “snow” in Texas, take a picture with Santa, and more.

INFO:  713-533-6500, https://www.houstonzoo.org/events/zoo-lights/


December 20th, 21st, 22nd




The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Christmas Village at Bayou Bend

WHEN: Friday 5:30pm, Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 5:30pm

WHERE:  Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $8-$15; free for children 4 and younger

DETAILS:  Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens will once again transform into a winter wonderland for the fifth annual Christmas Village at Bayou Bend. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, brings holiday cheer with thousands of lights, carolers, animated projections, a hand-crafted model train, and festive activities, including cotton snowball tosses and a faux-snow slope, for all ages. Visitors can stroll through the gardens sipping on holiday beverages, pose for pictures with Santa while he is in town (available until December 23), or even take a holiday-themed tour of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion with actors and theatrical effects. With the assistance of partner Landry’s, Christmas Village also offers dinner and light bite options at Santa’s Kitchen Food truck and sweet treats at the candy shop. This year, Bayou Bend will be partnering with Montrose’s popular retro thrift store Pavement Clothing for Ugly Sweaters at the Bend on Monday, December 16. For one night only, Houstonians are encouraged to sport their ugliest Christmas sweater at Christmas Village. Those in sweaters will receive two special coupons: 20 percent off Bayou Bend’s Holiday Shop that evening and $5 off Norman Rockwell: American Freedom at the Museum’s main campus.

INFO:  713-639-7750, https://www.mfah.org/calendar/christmas-village-bayou-bend/201912160530PM


December 20th, 21st, 22nd






Sugar Land Skeeters presents Sugar Land Holiday Lights

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Constellation Field Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498, Get Directions >

COST:  $12-$16

DETAILS:  Celebrate the season in the most magical way at the 5th annual Sugar Land Holiday Lights presented by Imperial Sugar. The sparkling wonderland features more than 2.5 million lights and numerous themed displays at Constellation Field. Participants can also get some holiday shopping done with a variety of vendors, enjoy great food, and meet Santa.

INFO:  281-240-4487, http://sugarlandholidaylights.com/


December 20th, 21st, 22nd 





Space Center Houston presents Galaxy Lights

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, Get Directions >

COST:  $15.95-$19.95

DETAILS:  Celebrate the holiday season while discovering science and space exploration with Houston’s newest holiday tradition, Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. This all-new, technologically advanced experience will transform and illuminate Space Center Houston with space-themed installations via LED lights, 3-D projections, and interactive displays.

The self-guided festive experience includes a full range of interactive and immersive light displays inside the center, in Independence Plaza, and at Rocket Park.

INFO:  https://spacecenter.org/galaxy-lights/


December 20th, 21st, 22nd






Moody Gardens presents Festival of Lights

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, Get Directions >

COST:  $8.95 – $18.95

DETAILS:  The 18th annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens is the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast. While visiting Moody Gardens, visitors can also take a ride on the Arctic Slide, go ice-skating, visit with Santa, go on a train ride, grab hot cocoa, and more.

At the opening ceremony on November 16, Santa will parachute in and flip the switch that turns on the mile-long Festival of Lights trail, showcasing more than 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays. The opening ceremony will also feature choirs and other free, live entertainment.

INFO:  http://www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season/


December 21st





George Ranch Historical Park presents Christmas in the Park

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  George Ranch Historic Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd, Richmond , TX 77469, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$15; free for age 3 and under and FBHA members

DETAILS:  At George Ranch Historical Park’s Christmas in the Park, guests can travel through Christmas pasts as they explore the customs and decorations from 1830s to the 1930s. Guests can stop by the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home for a Christmas treat or visit Santa’s temporary workshop at the 1930s Bach House.

INFO:  http://georgeranch.org/


December 21st





Turn To Productions presents Farmers Market Missouri City Season Finale

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Fort Bend County Annex grounds, 5855 Sienna Springs Wa, Missouri, TX 77459, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: The Farmers Market in Missouri City will host arts and crafts vendors for their Season Finale Holiday Market. The market offers organic produce, baked goods, and artisanal foods from local farmers and producers. The market includes craft vendors, food trucks and wine tastings by local micro-wineries, Houston Winery, and Erma Rose Winery, the area’s only fruit-based winery, utilizing locally grown fruits.

INFO:  832-347-3811, https://farmersmarketpartners.com/


December 21st





Shop Along the Creek HTX-Christmas Special

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Cedar Creek, 1034 W. 20th St, Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Shop Along the Creek HTX-Christmas Special is a special shopping event. They have a variety of local vendors, live music, and Cedar Creek will be serving up their brunch and beverages.

INFO:  832-827-4447, https://www.facebook.com/events/2498864483716351/


December 21st, 22nd





Saint Arnold Brewing Co. presents Santa at Saint Arnold

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Saint Arnold Brewing Co. will be celebrating with Santa in the days leading up to Christmas. There will be beer for adults and root beer for the kids. Kids of all ages are invited to come take free pictures with Santa Claus and the Patron Saint of Brewers in the Beer Hall.

INFO:  713-686-9494, https://www.saintarnold.com/santa-at-saint-arnold/


December 21st






Green Mountain Energy® presents Winter Flea by Night

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Discovery Green’s night market expands to a weekly event during the holiday season. Flea by Night features works by local artisans, artful kitsch, vintage items, antiques and other treasures, plus live music, food trucks, lawn games, and more.

INFO:  713-400-7336, http://www.discoverygreen.com/


December 22nd






Montrose Morning Market

WHEN:  Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Montrose Morning Market, 1248 W. Gray St, Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The weekly Montrose Morning Market features gourmet foods, handmade goods, jewelry, arts & crafts, clothing, organic groceries, and more.

INFO:  832-827-4447, http://montrosemorningmarket.com/


December 22nd






Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Christmas Eve and Other Stories

WHEN: Sunday 8:00pm

WHERE:  Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $49-$80

DETAILS: Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes back to Houston as part of their 2019 Winter Tour, Christmas Eve and Other Stories.

INFO:  713-758-7200, https://www.toyotacenter.com/events/detail/tso-2019




Discovery Green:  www.discoverygreen.com ,

Miller Outdoor Theater:  www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Houston Symphony:   http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ – (713) 224-7575

Houston Ballet: http://www.houstonballet.org/ – (713) 227-2787

Alley Theatre:   http://www.alleytheatre.org/uh – (713) 220-5700

TUTS (Theatre under the Stars):  http://www.tuts.com/default.aspx

SPA – Society for the Performing Arts Houston:  http://www.spahouston.org/home – (713) 227-4772

Classical Theatre Company:  http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665

Stages Repertory Theatre:   http://stagestheatre.com/ – (713) 527-0123

MFAH – Museum of Fine Arts Houston:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

Houston Children’s Museum:  http://www.cmhouston.org/ – (713) 522-1138

Official Visitor’s Site for Houston:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/

Culture Map Houston:  http://houston.culturemap.com/events/

Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion:  https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events – tel:281-363-3300




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