Top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2, 2022 include Christmas Cruises at Buffalo Bayou, Santa’s Shopping Stroll at Citycentre, and more!

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 | Christmas Cruises

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 | Christmas Cruises | Image Credit: Buffalo Bayou

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!

Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Pecan Grove Christmas Lights 2022 Guide, Galaxy lights Houston 2022, Christmas tree farm Houston 2022, Things to do in Galveston in December 2022, and Guide to Santa’s Wonderland 2022!


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Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of December 2, 2022 – Friday

Beauty and the Beast Musical at Art Factory

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

All Access Art Market

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 | Image Credit: All Access Art

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


Zoo Lights Houston

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!


Santa Pictures Houston Galleria

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
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Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Christmas Cruises at Buffalo Bayou

Christmas Cruises

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 | Image Credit: Buffalo Bayou

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


Chalk on the Block

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’s Shopping Stroll at Citycentre

Santa's Shopping Stroll at Citycentre

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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


Holiday Market with Santa

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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Top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2, 2022 include Christmas Cruises at Buffalo Bayou, Santa's Shopping Stroll at Citycentre, and more!

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As for drinks—you’re welcome to bring your own alcohol and drink during the tour. If you forget your supplies, there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. Enjoy a party on the water with this pedal-powered boat experience Glide past interesting sights and landmarks, such as Kemah No need to worry if you get tired: The boat has a pedal assist function Bring your favorite drinks with you on this BYOB boat experience

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Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of December 2, 2022 – Sunday

Skating with the Stars at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Skating with the Stars

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 | Image Credit: Discovery Green

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


Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO® Models

Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO® Models

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 2 | Image Credit: HTX Experience

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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Things to do in Houston this Weekend of December 02, 2022

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credit: @jackie_t88 InstagramThere is always a lot going on in Houston! Whether you are looking for Things to do in Houston on the weekend or even during the week, there are plenty of exciting events and activities all over Houston!

Things To Do in Houston this Weekend – For Everyone in the Family – Toddlers, Teens, Parents, and even Grandparents!

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We help you quickly find the right events for you and your family. Maybe you are looking for ideas for Things to do with Kids & Toddlers in Houston.

Our list of 41 Ideas for Kids & Toddlers includes things such as the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, spending time at Farms around Houston such as the Old MacDonald Farm, going stargazing at the George Observatory and more!

If you have older kids, we also have Things to do with Teenagers in Houston. This includes ideas such as Paintball at TXR Paintball Center in Cypress, the Best Arcade Places in Houston such as Bishop Cidercade and other!

We also have ideas for Things to do with Grandparents in Houston and of course Date Ideas for Houston!

Upcoming Events & Activities in Houston This Weekend

Things to do in Houston with Family

And if you are looking for things to do this week or weekend, the best places are weekly updates to our Things to do in Houston this Weekend, Things to do in Houston this Week and Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend guides!

We also publish a weekly guide on Things to do this Weekend in Galveston!

Finding Things To Do Near You in Houston This Weekend

Another challenge is often about getting ideas for Things to do near your location in Houston. After all, H-town is the 5th largest Metroplex Area in the US!

We have guides such as Things to do in Downtown Houston, Things to do in Chinatown in Houston, Things to do in the Woodlands, and more!

Fun Things To Do in Houston this Weekend – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Activities

Best Outdoor Activities for Adults in Houston

There are a lot of great ideas for things to do in Houston depending on the time of the year.

Spring is always beautiful in Houston and there is plenty to do outdoors. You could visit the Best Farmers Markets in Houston, or check out the 10 Best Outdoor Things To Do in Houston. Of course we also write about Spring Break Activities in Houston and Spring Break Camp Guides as well.

Summers are hot in Houston, but there are so many awesome places where you can cool off!  Check out the Best Water Parks in and around Houston, make plans to visit the Top Beaches in Galveston or check out ideas for Indoor Playgrounds in Houston.

Fall season is a beautiful time to enjoy Houston. Typically, it is the end of a hot summer and Houstonians are looking forward to spending time outdoors in cooler temperatures. There are a number of fantastic Fall Festivals in Houston that offer everything from Art, Shopping Markets, Holiday Markets, Thanksgiving parades, BBQ Cookoffs, Live Music and more!

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