Things to do During the Christmas Holidays in Houston
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, wherever you are in the world, but it’s especially good in Houston. Houston is a fantastic city to spend the holidays, but if you’re new to the city or you’re usually too busy to take advantage of everything Houston has to offer, then Pedal Saloon has you covered! We’ve compiled a bunch of fun and festive ways to have an incredible time in Houston this Christmas season — so, sit back and get ready to have the best Houston Christmas yet!
Take in a Pedal Saloon Christmas Lights Tour
Most people who have spent a little time in Houston over the holidays will know that the River Oaks residential area has some of the most elaborate, decadent Christmas light displays in the world. These beautiful houses and gardens are utterly transformed over the holidays with tasteful light displays ,and Houston residents from every corner of the city come to admire the decorations. Pedal Saloon offers something entirely new this year: a Houston Christmas Lights Tour on our incredible bike bars. This is a brilliant way to get yourself, your friends, and your family into the Christmas spirit. Sip your favorite beverage while you pedal your way through the stunning light displays. Singing Christmas carols is optional (but highly advisable).
While some of the home owners decorate their properties themselves, many leave it to the professionals, and you can absolutely tell professionals have been involved when you gaze out at the breath-taking displays. In fact, it’s almost a waste of time to describe how beautiful the River Oaks lights are in writing, as nothing comes close to being there yourself. Our River Oaks Christmas Lights Tour lasts two hours and can accommodate groups of up to 15 people. Book now to avoid disappointment!
The Houston Zoo Lights
Yes, even more Christmas lights! Houston Zoo is transformed between mid-November and early January. The zoo is a great place to visit with friends or family at any time of year, but with thousands of LED lights decorating almost every surface, you’ll be brimming with Christmas cheer. With tigers, tapirs, kookaburras, and Komodo dragons — to name only a few of the animals at the zoo — you’re guaranteed to have an amazing time. There’s something strange yet perfect about touring the zoo surrounded by lights and listening to Christmas carols!
Houston Ballet’s Performance of The Nutcracker
For a truly unforgettable Christmas experience, why not book a ticket to see Houston Ballet’s stunning performance of Tchaikovsky’s world-famous ballet, The Nutcracker. Explore all of the themes of Christmas through the art of dance with Houston Ballet’s surreal and extravagant ballet bonanza. This is a classy way to get in the mood for Christmas! Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; the performances run until December 29th!
Christmas in the Park at George Ranch
Every Christmas, George Ranch Historical Park is transformed into the ultimate place for families to spend time together and learn about the history of the area — and the history of Christmas. You can enjoy a wide range of activities at Christmas in the Park, from hayrides and art activities to story time with Santa. You can even try your hand at 1830s gunpowder painting! This is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with the family as there is at least one or two things everyone will want to do! Read more about Christmas in the Park here.
We haven’t covered everything worth doing during Christmas in Houston — nowhere near — but we hope we’ve pointed you in the direction of at least a few fun sights and activities. Houston is incredible in December and we’re sure you’ll have an incredible time. If you have any questions about our Houston Christmas Lights Tour, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can’t wait to show off how great Houston is when it’s lit up, with all its Christmas makeup on!