Things to Do in Houston: Events on Christmas Weekend [12/23/21]

Getty Santa Claus is introduced before the game between the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Happy holidays! If you want to find something to do over the holiday weekend, there are plenty of Christmas events for family fun, nightlife and dining out in Houston.

With many cancellations in the Houston area due to the coronavirus, be sure to call ahead before you finalize your plans.

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Here are the top 5 events in Houston this weekend:


1. Sleigh All Day With Santa at the Children’s Museum Houston

Santa will be at the Children’s Museum Houston for the last time in 2021 before his trip around the globe.

“Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s time to get jolly. The Big Man in Red, jolly Santa Claus is coming for one last visit before his big journey across the globe! This is your chance to tell him how nice you’ve been this year. Dress for the occasion and don’t forget your smile!” the Children’s Museum Houston writes.

The cost is general admission. The museum will be open until 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Find more information here.


2. Santa’s Jolly Visit at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center

Santa will also be at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve.

“He’s making a list and checking it twice! Are you on the list of naughty or nice? Meet Santa at the Discovery Center before he embarks on his epic journey to spread holiday cheer around the world! Be sure to bring your wishlist and camera!” the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center writes.

Find more information here.


3. Nothing Matters: Winter Formal at The Secret Group

The Secret Group is holding a winter formal December 24, and anyone ages 21 and up is invited to attend from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. December 25.

“Happy Holidays! Come dressed in your best and dance it out to your favorite Emo, Indie & Punk Jams all night long!” The Secret Group wrote on its event page. “SANTA will be there, and he’s been drinking! There’s gonna be gifts & other Surprises!”

The event is free to attend before 11 p.m. and $5 after 11 p.m. Visit this link for more information and to register.


4. Christmas Brunch & Christmas Dinner at the Post Oak Hotel

If you’d like to skip the cooking this Christmas, the Post Oak Hotel is offering a Christmas brunch and a Christmas dinner.

“Enjoy an enchanting brunch featuring a three-course meal including a variety of exquisite culinary selections such as Short Rib Benedict and Shaved Black Truffle, Akaushi Steak and Eggs, Smoked Salmon and Caviar, Shrimp and Grits, Duck Confit Salad and an assortment of dessert from Pastry Chef Oralia Perez,” the Post Oak Hotel writes.

Brunch is $75 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under. Dinner is $85 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Celebrate Christmas evening with a special three-course menu featuring Chilled King Crab Salad, Red Wine Braised Short Rib and Grilled New York Strip, Pan Seared Scallops and more,” the Post Oak Hotel writes.

For more information or to make reservations, visit this link.


5. Christmas Day Brunch at The Woodlands Resort

Another option for Christmas Brunch is The Woodlands Resort, with food served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $75 for adults and $32 for children ages 5 to 12.

For reservations, call 281-364-6250. You can find more information here.

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