Houston Annual Events

Houston has festivities taking place all through the year including concerts, festivals, fairs and sporting events. The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Houston area.

January
College Baseball
From the crack of the bat to the slide on into home, NCAA baseball packs a wallop of home run frenzy for what’s oft called America’s favorite pastime. Diamond action starts in January, continuing through most of June.
Houston Cougars, Lamar Cardinals, Prairie View A&M Panthers, Rice Owls, Sam Houston State Bearkats, Stephen F. Austin State Lumberjacks, Texas Southern Tigers, Texas State Bobcats
Cordua International Festival of Flavors Week
In mid-January, the Cordua family of restaurants and its Artista restaurant, located in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts at 800 Bagby, hosts a week long celebration of Peruvian cuisine prepared by chefs from Peru and local executive chefs from Cordua area restaurants. Call (713) 867-3201 for more information.
Houston CPA Society Scholarship Extravaganza
In mid January, the Houston CPA Society hosts a gala to honor outstanding contributions and to fund scholarships for accounting programs and CPA's Helping Schools, including a casino night and silent auction, at the JW Marriott Hotel on Westheimer. Call (713) 622-7733 for more information.
Gardere Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory
In mid-January, the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Christ hosts the annual Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Oratory Competition in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which includes a performance by the Salvation Army Choir. Call (713) 867-3286 for more information.
MLK Parade
On January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, the "original" MLK parade is sponsored by the Black Heritage Society, beginning at the intersection of Texas and Jackson in downtown Houston. Call (713) 236-1700 for more information.
Texas Champions Day
Top Texas-bred thoroughbreds compete in this annual series of eight stakes races offering $500,000 in purses, at the Sam Houston Race Park. Call (281) 807-8760 for more information.
Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest
From mid to late January, Galveston's historic Stand District hosts over 80 chili cook-off teams offering the best chili in Texas, and over 100 varieties of beer provided by Del Papa Distributing Company and Pint Jockeys. 2300 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston. Call (409) 770-0999 for more information.
Historic Walking Tours
On the fourth Sunday of every month, the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance conducts guided walking tours of historically and/or architecturally key landmarks. Call (713) 216-5000 for more information.
February
Corvette Chevy Expo
In early to mid February, the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston hosts the largest indoor Corvette and Chevy exposition in Texas, featuring a sales mart and swap meet for vehicles, parts and accessories supplied by dealers and vendors from all over the United States, Chevrolet show cars, and the Miss Swimsuit USA contest. Discovery Green Park, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. Call (386) 775-2512 for more information.
Susan G. Komen Foundation Pink Tie Gala
At the end of February, the Houston affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation holds its Pink Tie Gala and Luxury Auction at the Houston Omni Hotel downtown on Riverway, to benefit research and assistance programs for those afflicted with breast cancer. Prepaid reservations required, corporate sponsorships available. Call (713) 783-9188 for more information.
Texas Home and Garden Show
In mid-February, over 1,500 exhibitors will presents interactive exhibits and programs on all aspects of home maintenance and gardening, with an emphasis on green living, at the Reliant Center, at the north end of Reliant Park. Call (800) 654-1480 for more information.
March
Brain Night at the Museum
Presented annually in conjunction with the University of Texas Health Science Center, the free evening showcases how the brain works, with dissection of a sheep’s brain, a video and more. Call (713) 521-1515 for more information.
French Cultures Festival / Mois de la Francophonie 2010
Throughout the month of March, the French speaking world is celebrated with theatrical shows, films, lectures, children's activities, receptions and parties, at various venues throughout the greater Houston area. Call (713) 985-3273 for more information.
Komen Cancer Foundation Pink Tie Gala
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Houston Affiliate hosts its annual fundraiser for breast cancer research. Venue may vary from year to year. Call (713) 783-9188 for more information.
River Oaks Garden Club Azalia Trail
Rain or shine, this annual event benefiting area charities provides an extravagant showcase of Azalia Trail flower power. Call (713) 523-2483 for more information.
Bayou City Art Festival
After juried selection, more than 300 artists move into Houston’s Memorial Park for this 30-plus-year-old annual event. Call (713) 521-0133 for more information.
German Heritage Festival
Celebrating German Heritage in Old Town Tomball with 3 stages of live music, a carnival, fireworks, kids events, arts crafts, antiques, folk dancers, food, and beer. It's like Oktoberfest in March. Call (281) 379-6844 for more information.
Houston Home Show
In mid to late March, the George R. Brown Convention Center hosts an exposition of remodeling ideas, decorating and organizing solutions, as well as design concepts for outdoor areas. Call (713) 529-1616 for more information.
Kid's Market Day
Towards the end of March, Urban Harvest offers kids a look at where food really comes from, participants in school and youth gardening programs bring their produce to sell, and a variety of entertaining programs, food tasting, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment will be featured, at the Bayou City Farmers Market behind 3000 Richmond between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. Call (713) 880-5540 for more information.
Brick House Tavern, Tap Car and Motorcycle Show
Over the last weekend in March, the Houston Fire Department presents a benefit show at the Brick House Tavern and Tap, 12910 Northwest Freeway at Pinemont, in northwest Houston, featuring some of the hottest cars and motorcycles in Houston. Call (713) 867-3201 for more information.
April
Major League Baseball
Nothing signals advent of spring more than baseball with a capital B, tightly meshed into American culture with historic firsts, icon performances, record-setting events, and traditions from hot dogs slathered in mustard to unexpected curveballs, and seventh-inning stretches. Books and movies about baseball are fine and dandy, but nothing beats Major League Baseball action, playing out each season from April through the World Series.
Houston Astros - To book seats to root for your Houston Astros, click here.


Major League Soccer
There’s no end to the excitement each season as Major League Soccer teams from both the eastern and western conferences vie for glory in regular season matches, on to the play offs and cup finals.
Houston Dynamo - To get in on the action, and book seats for the Houston Dynamo, click here.


Houston Home Show
Over the first weekend in April, experts and vendors in the home and garden industry will exhibit and inform visitors about remodeling, decorating, backyard design and household organizing, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Call (800) 654-1480 for more information.
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
The Westside Tennis and Fitness Stadium hosts tennis stars from around the world each year during the first half of April. Call (713) 783-1620 for more information.
Bayou City Cajun Fest
Tons of crawfish and all sorts of other food and beverage accompany live bands at Traders Village. Call (281) 890-5500 for more information.
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
The Westside Tennis and Fitness Stadium hosts tennis stars from around the world each year during the first half of April. Call (713) 783-1620 for more information.
Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival
In mid-April, Solero Flamenco, San Jacinto College South and the Consulate General of Spain host a festival of Spanish and Flamenco art, education and culture, featuring demonstrations and lectures, classes, exhibits and performances, on the campus of San Jacinto College South, 13735 Beamer Road. Call (281) 224-4764 for more information.
Japan Festival
This annual event in Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden showcases folk and traditional Japanese dance and music, plus demonstrations of martial arts, Ikeban flower design and origami. Call (713) 963-0121 for more information.
Easter Weekend at Kemah Boardwalk
East activities for the kids include a giant egg piñata bust, an Easter egg hunt, egg decorating, and other fun. Call (281) 334-9880 for more information.
Picnic in the Park
Easter weekend thousands flock to Town Center Park for festivities including an Egg Hunt as well as vendors, crafters, games on the Midway, inflatables, a rock wall, petting zoo, pony ride, trackless train, and much more. Town Center Park is located on the southwest corner of Kingwood Drive and West Lake Houston Parkway. Call (713) 289-0819 for more information.
March for Babies
During the last week in April, the largest walking event fundraiser for the March of Dimes is held to support efforts to give every baby a healthy start. Call (713) 964-5416 for more information.
May
Keels & Wheels
In early May, the largest collection of classic cars and wooden boats in the United States will be on display at the grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. Call (281) 474-2511 for more information.
Houston Fitness Fest
In early to mid May, all of the Les Mills fitness-to-music workout programs are presented in an all day fitness workshop at Westside Tennis & Fitness. Call (713) 783-1620 for more information.
Asian Pacific Heritage Festival
This annual parade and festival is at the Alief Community Park in southwest Houston. Call (713) 784-1112 for more information.
Art Car Weekend
Quirky to the max, decorated cars, bicycles, lawn mowers and almost anything on wheels lead the Art Car Parade, oldest of its kind, capping a weekend of revelry including the Main Street Drag and Art Car Ball. Call (713) 926-6368 for more information.
Clear Lake Greek Festival
Each year on Mother’s Day weekend, participants savor a weekend in Greece without leaving Texas, thanks to festivities always at the town park. Call (281) 326-6539 for more information.
Treasures of Texas Gala
In mid to late May, the Mental Health Association of Greater Houston hosts its annual fundraiser and award ceremony at the River Oaks Country Club. Call (713) 523-8963 for more information.
Texas Truck & SUV Show
Showcasing trucks, SUVs and accessories and geared toward everyone from avid hunters to families. Call (214) 221-1493 for more information.
Kentucky Derby Celebration
Sam Houston Race Park celebrates Kentucky Derby action with a chance to win $1 million, a handicapping seminar, and more. Call (281) 807-8760 for more information.
Triple Crown’s Preakness Stakes
Sam Houston Race Park celebrates the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown’s horse racing action. Call (281) 807-8760 for more information.
Houston Greek Fest
In mid-May, St. Basil's Greek Othodox Church hosts a cultural festival featuring authentic Greek food and dancing, a hyro eating contest, carnival rides and kids' activities. Call (281) 679-5395 for more information.
Tour de Champagne
Towards the end of May, more than 20 Champagne houses participate along with local chefs who demonstrate their best preparations, and fashion models from Sacs Fifth Avenue, in the Phantom Ballroom of Hotel ZaZa at this annual gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Call (713) 526-1991 for more information.
June
U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship
Rifle and pistol, sporting clays, trap and skeet competitions are for individuals or groups. Call (281) 556-8199 for more information.
Juneteenth
Blues, gospel and jazz performances unfold at Hermann Park marking the day Texas learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves. Call (713) 558-2600 for more information.
July
BP Power of Freedom Festival
This annual downtown Fourth of July celebration takes place in Sam Houston Park and Bayou Park. Call (713) 522-9723 for more information.
Fourth of July at Miller Outdoor Theatre
The Houston Symphony performs its annual extravaganza at Hermann Park including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture accompanied by a 16 cannon salute and fireworks. Call (713) 284-8350 for more information.
Origami Festival at Tansu
Tansu in the Houston Heights stages an Origami Festival with exhibits, hands-on workshops, and free demonstrations. Festival events include a cocktail reception with the artists. Call (713) 880-5100 for more information.
ArtHouston
More than 30 galleries participate at this evening art walk event put on by the Houston Art Dealers Association. Call (713) 522-9116 for more information.
Repticon
At the end of July, beginning of August, Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Pasadena hosts reptiles, amphibians, pet food vendors, animal seminars, kids' activities and more. Call (863) 268-4273 for more information.
August
Annual Blessing of the Fleet
Decorated shrimp boats and pleasure craft receive blessings from the officiating priest and minister, in early August. Call (281) 334-9880 for more information.
Houston Home Show
In early to mid-August, vendors from the home improvement and gardening industry will showcase the best home decoration and organization products, as well as ideas for backyard additions and other remodeling projects, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Call (713) 529-1616 for more information.
Make Mine Music Fest
Benefitting the Texas Music Project and Houston area non-profits, the Make Mine Texas Music Fest staged at the Humble Rodeo Arena & Expo Center covers cumbias to honky-tonk, with crafts, food, and plenty for kids. Call (713) 692-1935 for more information.
Houston International Jazz Festival
Some of summer’s hottest jazz emanates from big names gathering to perform downtown. Call (713) 839-7000 for more information.
Houston Tidelanders Barbershop Show
For men’s a cappella barbershop harmony, the Houston Tidelanders presents Tidelander Reality, an annual show with an 80-plus voice chorus, props and costumes. The chorus, members of the SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America), was charted in 1946 and ranks as one of Houston’s oldest musical organizations. Call (713) 223-TIDE for more information.
Houston Shakespeare Festival
Throughout the month, the famous playwright is hailed with free performances of his work at Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park. Call (713) 743-3003 for more information.
September
National Football League
If it’s fall and you’re ready for some football, count on the National Football League to deliver non-stop grid action, leading to playoffs, and the incomparable Super Bowl. The NFL has come a long way since its 1920 founding in Canton, Ohio at Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile dealership. NFL action was first televised in 1939 when NBC broadcast within New York City. The NFL’s Longest Day was on Christmas, 1971, in a playoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins, and Miami’s 17-0 Perfect Season unfolded the following year. But that’s history, and prospects for new milestones start in September.
Houstan Texans - To book seats for cheering on your Houstan Texans, click here.


College Football
NCAA Football, created in 1997 to promote college football ideals, makes no bones about the importance of each game. Losing at any time during the season can thwart a team's chances for postseason action or an NCAA Championship. No wonder NCAA Football marketers have adopted a tagline of "NCAA Football: Every Game Counts."
Houston Cougars, Rice Owls, Texas A&M Aggies, Prairie View A&M Panthers, Sam Houston State Bearkats, Stephen F. Austin State Lumberjacks, Texas Southern Tigers, Texas State Bobcats
Houston Cougars - To cheer on your favorites and book seats for the Houston Cougars, click here.
Rice Owls - To book seats for the Rice Owls, click here.
Texas A&M Aggies - To book seats for the Texas A&M Aggies, click here.


Houston Hot Sauce Festival
Always in September to benefit the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research, the Houston Hot Sauce Festival features sauce, salsa, chipotle, jams, spices, marinades, chips, dips and more as chiliheads pour into the Arena. Call (281) 558-3518 for more information.
Houston PetSet
Houston PetSet supports area animal organizations with its annual fundraiser featuring band, silent auction, open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Call (713) 328-5140 for more information.
Bicycle Joyride
Over a weekend in mid-September, Winter Street Studios hosts a reception followed by a festival of food, art and film centering on bicycle culture, featuring a Joyride through Houston to benefit the Spacetaker non-profit cultural organization, bicycle repair workshops and after-parties in Houston's Warehouse District. Call (713) 862-0082 for more information.
Texas Home and Garden Show
In mid to late September, Reliant Park hosts over 500 home and garden experts and vendors who display the latest products and give tips on home repair and decoration, hurricane protection, landscaping and more. Call (713) 552-1055 for more information.
Turkish Festival
Houston’s Jones Plaza comes alive with sights, sounds and aromas of Turkey in a grand bazaar atmosphere. Call (832) 251-8405 for more information.
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
In mid to late September, Galveston's Historic District hosts a festival featuring a boat and RV exhibition, Blessing of the Fleet and Boat Parade on Galveston's harbor, and a shrimp gumbo cookoff presented by local restaurant teams, as well as live entertainment throughout the weekend and a kids' adventure zone, and a concert on Pier 21. Call (713) 552-1055 for more information.
Jazz Nights Under The Stars
Jazz Nights Under The Stars, one of Houston’s most celebrated jazz festivals, unfolds around Labor Day at Jones Plaza, featuring local and national jazz artists. Call (281) 773-9346 for more information.
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Recital
At the end of September, 501 Texas at the Wortham Theater Center hosts candidates from all over the world in this outstanding piano competition, where a gold medal is awarded along with 3 years of future concert engagements. Call (713) 227-4772 for more information.
October
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
On the first Saturday morning in October, runners gather at Sam Houston Park off Allen Parkway, with the start line at downtown's Bagby & Clay, to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program, which supports breast cancer research and education, screening and treatment in Houston and neighboring areas. Call (713) 783-9188 for more information.
Texas Renaissance Festival
Starting in October, continuing for seven weekends in Plantersville, the Texas Renaissance Festival recreates an English 16th century village. Call (281) 356-2178 for more information.
Bayou City Art Festival
In mid-October, Harmann Square and Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston host a festival of multi-cultural performing and culinary arts, and a juried fine art show. Call (713) 521-0133 for more information.
Ghost Walks
Starting at the Franklin Street Coffee House throughout October, Ghost Walks provide opportunity to get into the Halloween spirit on a leisurely two-mile MetroRail ride and stroll featuring urban legends and true tales of deceased Houstonians. Spooky stories include the gory tale of the former Alley Theatre manager’s murder. Call (713) 222-9255 for more information.
Augusta Pines Charity Classic
This 54-hole individual stroke-play event has competitive rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and pro ams on weekdays. Call (832) 381-1000 for more information.
Living Water International Gala
In mid-October, Living Water International presents its annual gala at the InterContinental hotel, where guests sponsor tables, and proceeds facilitate the provision of clean, safe water to underdeveloped communities around the world. Call (877) 594-4426 for more information.
Tattoo and Arts Festival
In mid-October, some of the world's best artists gather at the Marriott Westchase to offer tattooing and piercing, a modeling contest and a chance to be on the cover of Immersed in Ink Magazine, live entertainment, and a graffiti wall for the public. Call (512) 363-6788 for more information.
Wings Over Houston Air Show
Houston’s Ellington Field hosts the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy’s Blue Angels with acrobatics and more. Call (713) 266-4492 for more information.
Fulshear Creek Crossing Scarecrow Festival
This annual celebration of Autumn features a Halloween costume parade, scarecrow stilt walking, jugglers and entertainers from local schools, grape stomping, a Bocce ball Tournament, pumpkin carving, face painting, apple bobbing, live entertainment, finding the needle in a haystack and other kids' games, hot air balloon rides, and a feast under the stars ending with fireworks. The Lodge & Sports Club at Fulshear Creek Crossing, 5005 Sugarberry Crescent, Fulshear. Call (281) 533-0488 for more information.
South Shore Dockside Food & Wine Festival
Cuisine, wine, culinary demonstrations, boats and cars and more are on display. Call (281) 334-1000 for more information.
ZiegenBock Music Festival
At Sam Houston Race Park, the ZiegenBock Music Festival features a day filled with fun for all ages. Call (281) 807-8760 for more information.
The Welch Foundation's Chemical Research Conference
At the end of October, the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel hosts a conference of leading scientists to discuss different topics where the public is welcome to attend. Call (713) 961-9884 for more information.
Houston Pumpkin Festival and BBQ Cook Off
On the third weekend in October, the Holiday Entertainment Complex on Elton Street near East Haven and the Hobby Airport hosts live entertainment, amusements and attractions, animal shows, clowns, a barbeque cookoff, and lots of pumpkins and Halloween festivities to benefit the Assist The Officer Organization which assists officers disabled in the line of duty and their families. Call (713) 946-2611 for more information.
Monster Mash Halloween Party
On Halloween, the Health Museum hosts Elmo of Sesame Street, Flossie the Tooth Fairy, and others for a party that features interactive exhibits on health and the body, healthy snacks and lots of activities for children and their parents. Call (713) 521-1515 for more information.
International Quilt Festival
In late October or early November, more than 2,000 quilts and pieces of fabric art, original cloth dolls, and other textile arts are displayed at George R. Brown Convention Center in the world's largest quilt show. Festivities include over 400 demonstrations and mini-classes. Call (713) 781-6864 for more information.
Black and White Boots Ball
In mid to late October, local and regional artists donate their work to be auctioned off during this gala evening with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages, proceeds to benefit the MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Just Cowboy Crisis Fund and United Sterling Artists Foundation, hosted by Sculptures By Design Studio, 24 East Greenway Plaza in Houston. Call (713) 623-0550 for more information.
Texas Home and Garden Show
At the end of October, beginning of November, the Reliant Center hosts several hundred home and garden experts and vendors who will give advice on everything from home improvement to improving home salability. Call (713) 552-1055 for more information.
November
College Basketball
First devised by James Naismith in 1891, with the first recorded collegiate game in 1893, legions testify there’s no sound so soothing as a basketball whooshing through the net after a flick of the wrist. NCAA basketball brings grass roots hoop dreams to an entirely new level each fall, building toward March Madness, the NCAA Division Basketball Championships.
Houston Cougars, Rice Owls, Lamar Cardinals, Prairie View A&M Panthers, Sam Houston State Bearkats, Stephen F. Austin State Lumberjacks, Texas Southern Tigers, Texas State Bobcats
Houston Cougars - To book seats for the Houston Cougars, click here.
Rice Owls - To book seats for the Rice Owls, click here.


Texas Home and Garden Show
At the end of October, beginning of November, the Reliant Center hosts several hundred home and garden experts and vendors who will give advice on everything from home improvement to improving home salability. Call (713) 552-1055 for more information.
International Quilt Festival
In late October or early November, more than 2,000 quilts and pieces of fabric art, original cloth dolls, and other textile arts are displayed at George R. Brown Convention Center in the world's largest quilt show. Festivities include over 400 demonstrations and mini-classes. Call (713) 781-6864 for more information.
Day of the Dead Festival
Presented by MECA, a multicultural arts organization, Houston’s Dia de los Muertos is a traditional holiday honoring and celebrating lives of family and friends who have died. Call (713) 343-0218 for more information.
Foundation for Modern Music
From mid November through April, the Foundation for Modern Music presents a series of annual concerts featuring works of living American composers, often with the composers in attendance. Call (713) 529-3928 for more information.
Houston Via Colori
At Sam Houston Park and Allen Parkway in mid-November, Via Colori is a street painting festival benefiting the Center for Hearing and Speech, showcasing more than 175 artists painting original masterpieces directly on the street. Call (713) 523-3633 for more information.
Uptown Holiday Lighting
From Thanksgiving Day, when Santa pays a visit, through Christmas and the New Year, Uptown Park and the trees along Post Oak Boulevard are decorated with thousands of lights, live music, sing alongs, fireworks and a variety of programs are featured throughout the holidays. Call (713) 621-2504 for more information.
December
Highland Village Ferrari Festival
On the first weekend in December, over 50 Ferraris will be on display in the center of Highland Village, with live music and refreshments provided by local restaurants, and proceeds to benefit Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center. Call (713) 599-1271 for more information.
Repticon
During the first week in December, Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Pasadena hosts reptiles, amphibians, pet food vendors, animal seminars, kids' activities and more. Call (863) 268-4273 for more information.
The PetSet Zumbathon
Early in December, guest instructors and performers will teach and demonstrate Zumba in a special 2-hour benefit, in support of PetSet Charity. Call (713) 927-8301 for more information.
Holiday Lights Walks
Sandra Claus and her elves lead 90-minute walking and trolley tours featuring downtown building décor and the city hall Christmas tree. Call (713) 222-9255 for more information.
Kickstart Belt Ceremony
The Kickstart in-school life skills program for inner city youth, founded by Chuck Norris, holds its belt ceremony at Delmar Fieldhouse, 2020 Magnum Road, to honor its students. Call (713) 552-1055 for more information.
Candlelight Tour
In early to mid-December, the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park presents a candlelit historic reanactment of old Houston, with tours of historic homes and costumed characters at this traditional holiday event. Call (713) 655-1912 for more information.
Texas Home and Garden Show
In mid-December, the Reliant Center hosts over 45 complimentary seminars, exhibits on gourmet cooking, green living, pools and spas, outdoor living, auctions, a fitness and beauty expo and presentations by garden experts and others. Call (713) 529-1616 for more information.
Tomball German Christmas Market
On the second Saturday in December enjoy a Street festival and open air market. Lighting of giant Christmas tree, large outdoor movie screen, hayride and Christmas light tour, music, kids activities, fireworks. Old Town Tomball. Call (281) 379-6844 for more information.
Chanukah Fest
In early to mid-December, the Chabad Lubavitch Outreach of Houston sponsors a holiday festival around City Hall where lots of traditional food, crafts demonstrations, live entertainers and activities for all ages are featured. Call (713) 774-0300 for more information.
Dickens on the Strand
Starting more than 20 years ago as a potluck supper, this annual event includes parades, costumed characters, vendors and more. Call (409) 765-7834 for more information.
Christmas Boat Parade on Clear Lake
More than 100 lighted, decorated boats move along through Clear Lake and Clear Creek Channel to Galveston Bay. Call (281) 334-9880 for more information.