Downtown Houston Holiday Events Near our Houston High Rise

Date: December 9th, 2019

We think the best benefit of living at our Houston high rise is definitely the five-star customer service our residents get (can we give Curtis and the entire concierge team a big high five for their hard work!?). But a close second has to be our premier downtown Houston location that has so much to see and do – whether you’re looking for a girl’s night at dinner and a show, a night out at a sporting event, kid-friendly activities or something else, there’s always something going on.

The holidays in downtown Houston are a sight to be seen, and we’ve rounded up a few must-visits while everything is still merry and bright.

December 18th: Skate and Sip just across the street at Discovery Green Park. Skate then sip a special beverage from the Lake House while listening to some of your favorite songs by Houston artists. Show your H-Town pride by wearing Houston Rockets, Texans, Astros or Dynamo/Dash merchandise and get a free skate rental. More info.

Theme Night Tuesdays are back in action at Discovery Green Park. Skate with your Ugly Christmas Sweater on select Tuesdays this season. Skating with a twist (and a theme) where costumes are encouraged! Break out your ugly sweater for this Tuesday's skate sesh. If you dress the part, you can get a free skate rental. More info.

Downtown Houston’s Theatre District has no shortage of holiday plays, musicals and more this holiday season. One of our favorites: Alley Theatre continues their family-friendly tradition with A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas. The re-telling of this Charles Dickens’ classic instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season. Performances are Nov. 15 through Dec. 29 at the Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. Click here for all performances, times and prices.

December 21 – December 24th: 8th Annual Holiday Lights Tour on The Wave, starting at Market Square Park. More info.

Various Dates: Mistletoe on the Go, at Market Square Park. Pucker up—Texas’ biggest mistletoe ball is back Downtown this holiday season. A 150-inch ball of kiss-inducing greenery hanging from a 15-foot giant candy cane will be located at Market Square Park Nov 17 through New Year’s Day. Passersby are invited to stand under the massive ball and kiss—just because! And be sure to share your smooches using #XOmistletoe. More info.

Various Dates: 2019 Christmas Light Tour, Party Bus Style, starting at Whole Foods on Waugh. More info.

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Dec 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21 Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership in celebrating the holiday season with 45-minute pontoon boat rides along Buffalo Bayou! Enjoy festive boat lighting with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hot chocolate to keep your spirits warm. $15. Various times. 1001 Commerce.


Dec 7, 14 & 21 A festive event where kids can decorate gingerbread houses, enjoy holiday activities holiday stories for all! Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 3-11. 11 am – 12:30 pm. Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown. 1001 Austin.


Dec 7-8, 14-15, & 21-24 Families are invited to the Downtown Aquarium for a ho-ho-holiday Breakfast with Santa. The buffet-style breakfast will feature an assortment of food, fun with Sharkey and an active Santa Claus swimming around in the tank with all the different marine life, taking photos with the guests. Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby.

Read more from downtown Houston’s holiday guide here and don’t plan for a silent night!

If you’re looking for even more things happening in the neighborhood, check out these downtown Houston events.

If you’re looking for a new Houston luxury apartment with access to so much, we invite you in for a private tour. Visit us at 1400 McKinney Street across the street from Discovery Green or call one of our expert leasing agents at 713.868.5933 for pricing and availability.