11 Fun things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 2022 include Mistletoe Market, Winter Wonderlawn, and more!

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 5 | Mistletoe Market

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 5 | Mistletoe Market | Image Credit: Midtown Houston

Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of December 5 include Mistletoe MarketWinter Wonderlawn, Family Storytime & Craft, Monarch Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert, and more!

Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that there’s plenty going on in Houston any day of the week. There are always things to do on Monday in Houston, things to do in Houston on Saturday night, and everything in between!

Some of you may be looking for things to do in Houston with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Houston this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below. 

Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Alvin Christmas Train 2022 Guide, Sugar Land holiday lights 2022 at Constellation field, Magical Winter Lights 2022 Houston, and Moody Gardens Lights 2022 Guide!


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Top Things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 2022 – Monday

Winter Wonderlawn

Winter Wonderlawn

Image Credit: POST HTX

POST is taking part in the Downtown Holiday Lights Festival! The five-acre rooftop park, Skylawn, will be magnificently decorated and illuminated for everyone to marvel on. Enjoy the greatest perspective of Houston’s skyline while taking in the beauty of hundreds of lights, a 25-foot Christmas tree, and several holiday-themed activations on Skylawn.

When: Monday, December 5, 2022 | Runs until December 31, 2022
Where: 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, United States
How Much: Free


Chocolate Display

As Hilton Americas-pastry Houston’s chef Mahesh Weerasinghe and his amazing team produce their yearly culinary masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind chocolate display is brought to life in time to ring in the holidays! The chocolate display will definitely pique people’s curiosity and make them grin more than usual.

When: Monday, December 5, 2022, 9 am
Where: 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States


Fun Top Things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 2022 – Tuesday

Family Storytime & Craft

11 Fun things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 2022 include Mistletoe Market, Winter Wonderlawn, and more!

Family Storytime & Craft

Join this event at Levy Park for a cross-generational literacy experience! Family Storytime features a story that would interest all ages, followed by a crafting session that relates to the story. All craft supplies are included as a part of this free program.

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 10 am
Where: 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098, United States
How Much: Free


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Things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 2022 – Wednesday

Urban Green Happy Hour

Join Urban Green at Local Table for a chance to socialize with other Park supporters! Members of Urban Green and their friends can indulge in happy hour specials on drinks and food, as well as free appetizers provided by Local Table.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Adults!

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 6 pm
Where: 2003 W 34th St E, Houston, TX 77018, United States


Things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 2022 – Thursday

Monarch Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert

Monarch Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert

Image Credit: POST HTX

Watch this special holiday concert with music from movies like The Grinch and Polar Express, The Sleigh Ride, the Nutcracker, and Christmas carols performed by The Monarch Chamber Players. Come enjoy a candlelit chamber performance experience with us at POST in our Z Atrium as we celebrate the holiday season.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Couples! 

When: Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, United States
How Much: $10


College Student Nights at Green Mountain Energy Ice

This Thursday, is one of the few special Thursdays where Discovery Green offers a $2-off on college students fees! Simply show your current college ID to receive the discount. There will also be movies playing by 7 pm.

When: Thursday, December 8, 2022, 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $17


Up on the Rooftop presented by The Currents

Watch Up on the Rooftop, a fun fundraising event for Buffalo Bayou Partnership that is presented by the organization’s young professionals, The Currents. Experience holiday music from DJ Gracie Chavez at this event, along with a snow experience.

Bites and drinks, breathtaking views of the city from the rooftop of the Sunset Coffee Building, and holiday cruises on the pontoon boat with the help of Mr. and Mrs. Kringle themselves.

When: Thursday, December 8, 2022, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019, United States
How Much: $50


Top Things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 2022 – Friday

Breakfast with Santa

This Christmas season, kids of all ages can enjoy having breakfast with Santa Claus at Hilton Americas-Houston. You can catch Santa at the hotel lobby-area of 1600 Bar + Grille.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families! 

When: Friday, December 9, 2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Starts at $30


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Things to do in Houston on Saturday, December 10, 2022

Holiday Market with Santa

Traders Village Houston

Image Credit: Traders Village Houston

Houston’s Traders Village is commemorating 30 years of wonderful family entertainment!

Santa Claus is back at the Houston Traders Village Holiday Market! He will be performing on stage from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Gray Expo. Visit the Holiday Market and get your picture taken with the big guy himself!

When: Saturday to Sunday, December 10-11, 2022, 12 pm to 4 pm | Runs until December 24, 2022
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041, United States
How Much: Free to public; Parking $5; $13.99 all day all rides wristband


Mistletoe Market

Mistletoe Market

Image Credit: Midtown Houston

The Mistletoe Market in Midtown Houston is a popular market and annual Christmas event. In the center of Midtown Houston, at Bagby Park, an urban park area surrounded by a walkable neighborhood, high-rise residences, and a buzzing nightlife, is this energetic Christmas market inspired by New York City.

More than 20 artisans, sellers, and performers who are all inspired by the season are included in the market. At this pet-friendly and family-friendly market, visitors may take advantage of shopping, dining, arts and crafts, music, and more.

When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Bagby Park in Midtown Houston, 415 Gray Street, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free


Things to do in Houston this week of December 5, 202 – Sunday

All Inspired Workout With Nike

Looking for an activity that can improve your body’s condition and help you prepare for the week that lies ahead? Then head on over to CITYCENTRE and join this workout session sponsored by Nike.

When: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 9 am to 9:45 am.
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Free


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