Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 include the Christmas Cruises at Buffalo Bayou, Santa’s Shopping Stroll at Citycentre, Skating with the Stars, Beauty and the Beast Musical at Art Factory, and more!
There’s always a lot to do in Houston, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Houston today?’ we have you covered! Whether you are looking for things to do in Houston this weekend for couples or family events in Houston on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list.
There are a number of fun things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 to 4, 2022! Read on to find out!
Remember to also explore our list of Things to do in Houston this Week of November 28!
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Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of December 2, 2022 – Friday
You are invited to “Be Our Guest” for this magically innovative new production and experience Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST like never before, right here in Houston! artFACTORY creates a completely reimagined production of the well-known, award-winning Beauty and the Beast musical, with all of your favorite songs, including “Belle,” “Gaston,” “Something There,” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.”
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this weekend for Couples!
When: Friday to Sunday, December 2 – 4, 2022, | Runs until December 18, 2022
Where: Art Factory, 1125 Providence St., Houston
How Much: Starts at $25
All Access Art Market: Finn Hall Houston is an inspiring place for creatives to present and sell their work. This event will be held at the European-inspired art deco food hall, which has casual, diverse dining options, pubs, and a cocktail lounge.
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this weekend for Adults!
When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located at: 712 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free to attend
Houston’s favorite holiday lights experience – TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights – is back at the Houston Zoo! The beautiful Zoo grounds are the perfect setting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with friends and family. One of the most popular Christmas Light Displays in Houston!
This is one of the most anticipated things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2, so don’t miss it!
When: Friday to Sunday, December 2-4, 2022; runs until January 8, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, last entry at 9:30 pm
Where: The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: Between $21.20 – above, prices may vary according to the day and offer
For complete details check out our Guide to Houston Zoo Lights 2022!
Looking for a place that offers a photo opportunity with dear beloved Santa? Then head over to the Houston Galleria for your Santa Photo Experience! The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Secure your spot today.
When: Friday to Sunday, December 2 – 4, 2022, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Runs until December 24, 2022
Where: 5085 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056-5606
How Much: $19.99 | $49.99 | $44.99 | $39.99
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Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, December 3, 2022
Celebrate the holiday season with a pontoon boat ride along Buffalo Bayou. Enjoy festive boat lighting, treats, and time with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Where: Allen’s Landing, 1019 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002 United States
How Much: $15
Take a stroll at Bagby Park in Midtown and enjoy the different chalk artworks brought to life by various, talented artists of the city. For the month of December, the theme of this interactive, 3D sidewalk chalk art will be all about winter wonderland.
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bagby Park in Midtown Houston, 415 Gray Street, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free
Santa visited CITYCENTRE to select the ideal Christmas gifts, and he also left you some extra delights! On December 3, explore CITYCENTRE to find entertaining events and deals for everyone to enjoy.
Take some chalk and create something with Candytopia’s skilled chalk artist! Grab a free gift from Bowl & Barrel or get your face painted by Sephora.
Looking for the ideal Christmas present for your family or friends? The Escape Game is offering gift cards at a 20% discount, while Kendra Scott is offering a free gift with any purchase. Make sure not to miss out because there is so much to gain from!
Parents can grab a free CITYCENTRE tumbler at the plaza and enjoy adult beverages at a select few businesses while you wander and shop!
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Citycentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free
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!
Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this weekend with family!
When: Saturday to Sunday, December 3-4, 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
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Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of December 2, 2022 – Sunday
Grab the chance to skate with the Stars at Green Mountain Energy Ice as Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on the skating rink this weekend! Be sure to get there in time for their 15-minute routine and be in awe at these amazing skating stars!
When: Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Where: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Free
The award-winning Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO® Models features 30 displays created by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. These displays made entirely from LEGO® blocks will be a treat for builders, creators, and spectators!!!
This will be the first time the exhibition makes its way to Houston. So if you want to take a trip around the world and experience LEGO® in new heights and sights, head over to the George R. Brown Convention Center starting October 29, 2022!
When: Sunday, December 4, 2022 | Runs Until December 30, 2022 | Click here for the complete list of dates
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, United States
Tickets: Adults (ages 13 and up) – $28; Kids (ages 3 -12) – $22 (needs one paying adult to allow admission).
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