Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 30 | New Year's Eve Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 30 | New Year’s Eve Celebration | Image Credit: Kemah Boardwalk

Our top picks for things to do in Houston this weekend of December 30 include the New Year’s Eve Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk, POST New Years Eve Celebration, New Year’s Eve Concert, Noon Year’s Eve at Citycentre, 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’re sure to find something you like on our list. 

There are a number of fun things to do in Houston this weekend of December 30, 2022 to January 1, 2023! Read on to find out! 

Remember to also explore our list of  Things to do in Houston this Week of December 26!

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Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of December 30, 2022 – Friday

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend

It’s the LAST DAY of the Christmas Village at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens! Enter this winter wonderland with thousands of lights throughout the 14-acre estate via a stunning bridge for the last time and have a unique and immersive holiday celebration with your family and loved ones!

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

When: Friday, December 30, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: 6003 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007, United States
How Much: $15


Mistletoe Square

The holidays are without a doubt a lovely time of year! But we have to consider how they are in other parts of the world. Enjoy live music and watch live artists produce artwork that reflects winter festivities all across the world!

For this weekend, Mistletoe Square will showcase the Christmas festivities of Kwanzaa. Enjoy this festive holiday event while learning and appreciating the different ways people celebrate this holiday.

When: Friday, December 30, 2022, 6 pm 
Where:301 Milam, Houston, Texas 77002
How Much: $17 per person


Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, December 31, 2022

POST New Years Eve Celebration

POST New Years Eve Celebration

Image Credit: POST HTX

POST is hosting a sizable Free Rooftop Party with a New Year Countdown, numerous bars throughout the building and roof, and live DJs spinning Top 40’s, Mainstream, and Throwbacks as a way of saying thank you to the million+ visitors who have come to POST throughout its first year of operation.

On the 5 acre Rooftop Park Skylawn, ring in the New Year with breathtaking cityscape vistas. Plus! The Winter Wonderlawn lighted lights extravaganza will still be live on the rooftop for New Year’s Eve.

When: Saturday, December 31, 2022, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, United States
How Much: Free; Registration required


New Year’s Eve Concert

New Year's Eve Concert

Image Credit: CITYCENTREHOUSTON

 
Celebrate the last day of 2022 with a live music concert at Citycentre! 

There will be no fireworks at Citycentre this year but fun music and a festive vibe awaits all visitors!

When: December 31, 2022 | 3 pm to 8 pm
Where: CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
How much: Free


Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash

Things to do in Houston this weekend of December 30

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

It’s time to say “GOODBYE, 2022!” and hello to a new year! No need to stay up till midnight to celebrate the New Year. Children’s Museum Houston welcomes you back to the city’s longest-running New Year’s Eve celebration just for kids. This end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with ball drops, just like Times Square! Catch live performances, and dance ’til the countdowns!

When: December 31, 2022 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $15 (general admission)


Noon Year’s Eve at Citycentre

Welcome the new year in the plaza on Saturday, December 31, from 11 AM – 1 PM with a family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration*; dance with a DJ and cap the noon hour off with bubbles! Enjoy face painting, temporary tattoo, balloon, and caricature artists, and capture the fun with Lucky Shots’ magic mirror photo booth. Enhance your New Year’s Eve experience by enjoying a hotel stay right here at CITYCENTRE. Save with unique New Year’s packages.

When: December 31, 2022 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
How much: Free


New Year Palooza at Moody Gardens

New Year's Eve 2023 in Houston - New Year Palooza

Image Credit: Moody Gardens

Ring in the New Year at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center. The evening will begin with light bites followed by dinner with a spectacular Holiday Show, a walk through the Festival of Lights trail, and plenty of games and activities. Stay up with us to countdown to the new year and watch our very own take on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

When: December 31, 2022 – January 02, 2023 | All Day
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, United States
How Much: Check the website for pricing details


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk

New Year's Eve Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk

Image Credit: Kemah Boardwalk

Ring in the New Year with family fun at the Boardwalk with great food, entertainment, and fireworks!

When: December 31, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Fireworks at 9:00 pm
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565, United States
How Much: FREE concert in the Plaza


Fun Things to Do in Houston this Weekend of December 30, 2022 – Sunday

The Light Park

It’s the LAST DAY of the Light Park at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown! No sleds are required to view the most thrilling holiday light display south of the North Pole. Take the whole family on a Christmas trip amid countless spectacular lights and music!

When: Sunday, January 1, 2023, 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: 21300 I-45, Spring, TX 77373, United States
How Much: $39


Solstice by Studio Iregular Labyrinth Walk

It’s the last day of Studio Iregular’s Solstice art exhibit at Discovery Green!

The Discovery Green Conservancy commissioned the work, which immerses the audience in a realm of constantly shifting hues and musical backdrops produced by frames, mirrors, and a central sun.

When: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Where: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Free


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