Houston will be full of activities this week as locals are gearing up for the holidays. If you’re looking for something to do in the area this week, there are plenty of options with family events, meetups for singles and fun couples night and girls’ night out events.
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Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this week:
1. Family Movie Night: “Home Alone”
Get your popcorn ready for a family movie night at City Place Plaza in The Woodlands Friday, December 17, 2021. “Home Alone” starts at sundown, 6:45 p.m. Attendance is free.
City Place notes that space is limited, so families are asked to RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Kevin!”
2. Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis Houston
Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis Houston is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in uptown Houston.
“Take part in the storied tradition of Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis Houston in our sophisticated lounge,” the hotel writes. “Join us Friday through Sunday and sip a cup of our artisan St. Regis Blend as you listen to a harpist perform.”
Reservations are required. The cost is $59 for adults and $32 for children. Afternoon tea is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
3. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: “A Clue-less Christmas”
If you’re looking for a fun date night idea or an activity with friends or family, check out the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: “A Clue-less Christmas,” Friday and Saturday nights at The Agatha Theater’s Creative Learning Society at 7 p.m. in Rosenberg. This is the last weekend for the show.
“Our audience will complete straight up Goofy challenges to win Clues….discover hidden evidence and some audience members even become characters in the story! Its the perfect evening for those who like to solve crimes and those who love to participate in some seriously bad acting!” The Agatha Theater writes.
Guests can purchase tickets without dinner for $35, or enjoy a catered meal with their ticket for $59.
4. (Real) Snow Days: 100% Chance of Snow
Kids of all ages are invited to play in the snow at the Children’s Museum Houston from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 18, to Wednesday, December 29.
“Snow?! In TEXAS?! It’s true!” the Children’s Museum Houston writes. “A nimbostratus cloud will descend upon Children’s Museum Houston to transform our courtyard into a winter wonderland. Bring your mittens and expect 100% chance of snow!”
Tickets are $12, and the event will be held in the courtyard.
5. Sarah Brightman: “A Christmas Symphony” Tour
Sarah Brightman will perform at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 18 as part of “A Christmas Symphony” Tour.
Tickets start at $69.50. Buy tickets and find more details, including COVID-19 policies, here.
6. International Soul Food Fest at The Zone
Enjoy delicious food, hear music from around the world, and give back through the International Soul Food Fest at The Zone Saturday, December 18, from noon to 6 p.m.
“There will be live cultural performances, entertainment, & music. There will be several other small business vendors including clothing, accessories, jewelry, bath & body, men’s wear, health, and so much more,” EventBrite says.
Kids 16 and under are free, and adult tickets are $5. Free parking is available in the area, the event page says. Proceeds will be donated to the Hope for Us charity program.
7. Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop
Build delicious gingerbread houses with special guest Mrs. Claus at The Woodlands Children’s Museum Saturday, December 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission is $7 for adults and children 1 and older. The cost to participate is $5. Buy tickets and find more details here.
8. New Texas Pro Wrestling Presents: Lone Star 2
New Texas Pro Wrestling’s Lone Star 2 kicks off at the Houston Premier Arena Saturday, December 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and belltime is at 7 p.m.
Buy tickets and learn more here.
9. “Every Single Sun” Singles Event at Interio Bar
Meet and mingle with singles at Interio Bar Sundays for “Every Single Sun.”
“Join elite singles every Sunday for cocktails, conversation, light bites, music and, speed dating,” the event page says.
Buy tickets here.
10. Children’s Film Festival at Asia Society Texas Center
Join other local kids and families for a cultural film experience where children can watch films from around the world at the Asia Society Texas Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, December 20 to Wednesday, December 22. A food truck will be on site, and attendance is free. Registration is required.
“Exploring the humor, action, and artistry of movies from around the world, this year’s films highlight daily themes of amazing anime from Japan, amazing kids in the U.S., and amazing adventures that span across Asia,” the event page says.
Learn more and register here.