With the gifts unwrapped and the eggnog gulped down, it might seem like Christmas day is over but there are still a ton of activities happening in Houston that will keep your holiday spirits up. Enjoy a safe day outdoors by stepping out and attending some entertaining events planned especially for Christmas day that will keep the celebration going.
Check out below some of the things to do on Christmas day in Houston where you can have a fun time with friends and family!
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Participating businesses include the Children’s Museum of Houston, Bowlero, Moonstruck Drive-In, multiple paintball locations, and many more!
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What to Do on Christmas Day in Houston
Visit Galveston – The Winter Wonder Island of Texas
Escape the cold and dreary weather and spend your winter holidays on island time. Whether you’re looking for warm weather and sunny skies, a unique coastal holiday experience, or simply to enjoy time with your family, this beach destination has all that plus a good dose of the Christmas spirit.
Where: 601 Tremont St • Galveston, Texas 77550
How Much: Not specified
Ice Skating at Discovery Green
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
Christmas Day at Kemah Boardwalk
Christmas Day bring your Family and friends to enjoy great food and rides! Welcome the season with Santa, holiday music, movies, a toy drive & more!
When: December 2 – 18, 2022 | December 25, 2022
Where:215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
A Motown Christmas
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this festive holiday revue. It’s the perfect blend of traditional Christmas carols paired with the soulful sounds from such Motown celebrities as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5. This soulful play promises to bring back good memories and deliver a delightful Christmas treat for the entire family!
When: November 17, 2022 – December 24, 2022
Where: The Ensemble Theatre | 3535 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
Christmas Day at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
When: December 25, 2022, | 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Where: 2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
Family Movie Night: The Santa Clause
Bring your holiday spirit and the whole family for Family Movie Night featuring The Santa Clause. This free screening, presented by Texas Children’s Hospital, begins at 7 pm.
When: November 25, 2022
Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside Street Houston, TX 77098
Deal Alert – Check out Deals on Highly-rated Beauty and Spa places in Houston
Check out current discounts at highly rated Face & Skin Care places, Spas, Massages, Salons, and more across Houston! Sometimes you can save as much as 75%, so make sure you check these deals on a regular basis and SAVE BIG while taking care of yourself!
Participating businesses include Gangnam Spa, Muzino Wax and Skincare, and more!
Get more information and check out Current deals at highly-rated Beauty and Spa places in Houston!
Where to Go see Christmas Lights in Houston
Check out our comprehensive guide to the Top 20 Christmas Lights in Houston for 2022!
RIVER OAKS HOUSTON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Drive through River Oaks to see the mansions and huge oaks wrapped in lights. These traditional displays are amazing with dripping lights and more. River Oaks Country Club, Inwood Drive, Willowick, and Del Monte are some prime streets. Check out the corner house at Mockingbird and Del Monte for an amazing display! This neighborhood arguably offers the best Christmas lights in Houston and is a must-see every year.
Where: River Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77019
Lights in the Woodland Heights
This area of the Heights is known for its high concentration of Christmas lights in Houston. The neighborhood usually hosts Lights in the Heights. Lights in the Heights is not just a fun, family-friendly, holiday event. It’s also a competition among neighbors!
Each year, the Lights in the Heights committee will choose winners for a variety of award categories. The homeowners get super creative with their displays and come up with some spectacular holiday displays!
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022Where: Woodland Heights Euclid Street, Houston, Texas 77009
How Much: Free
Christmas Day Activities in Houston – Volunteering
Remember to check out our list of 10 Christmas Volunteer Opportunities in Houston!
Toys For Tots – Houston Children’s Charity
When families need help delivering a happy holiday for their kids, Toys For Tots jumps in with in-kind contributions of fresh toys for children who might otherwise go without a present on Christmas morning. Select gifts for a child and drop them off at one of the numerous collection places in the greater Houston region for your kids to get into the spirit of giving.
Where: 1600 West Loop South, Suite 610, Houston, TX 77027
Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels program of Interfaith Ministries distributes approximately 5,000 holiday meals to shut-in seniors in the Houston region. They need volunteers year-round, but this is an option to spend your Christmas holidays in the spirit of giving. It may be especially fun to volunteer to deliver Christmas dinners to the thousands of seniors and those with disabilities that they serve.
Where: 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Guest in town? Show off a different side of Houston – Air-conditioned Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston
Did you know that Houston has the most extensive downtown tunnel system in the US? Join us on our Underground Tunnel tour (air-conditioned) without outdoor views for an in-depth look at the incredible metropolis below ground-floor in Texas’ largest business district including the most award-winning downtown skyscrapers which host many of Texas’ most noteworthy Fortune 500 corporate headquarters & historical venues.
As part of this day tour, we will visit multiple historical and artistic sections of Downtown Houston’s tunnels as well as the corporate buildings that lie on top of them. Make sure to bring your smile and camera as we will provide you with unique photo-op opportunities and inside secrets that most native Houstonians don’t even know about!
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Places to Eat on Christmas Day in Houston
Bowl & Barrel
Do away with the tedium of racking up dirty dishes for washing on Christmas day by simply treating yourself and the family to a delightful meal outside. At Bowl & Barrel, you can enjoy some delicious house-made cocktails, craft beers on tap, delicious sliders, and fries, and also go up to one of the 14 full-size bowling lanes to play a few rounds!
Where: 797 Sorella Ct, Ste 118, Houston, TX 77024
Mala Sichuan Bistro
Craving some slightly numbing, tingling, and spicy Sichuan food on Christmas day? Visit Mala Sichuan Bistro where you can enjoy a delectable spread of traditional spices infused with the Sichuan flavor. Try the mouthwatering Dan Dan noodles or the sour and spicy wontons that will wake up your palate and leave a zinging feeling long after you’ve eaten!
Where: 1201 Westheimer Rd, Ste B, Houston, TX 77006
Johnnie’s Italian Steakhouse
Head over to Johnnie’s for an assortment of gourmet Italian cuisine and seafood paired with an expertly curated wine list. Satisfy all your steak cravings at the space which is open on most holidays and festival days, including Thanksgiving and Christmas! Go for the Steak De Burgo, which is a total crowd favorite!
Where: 19333 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX 77385
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