Plan Your 5-Day Holiday Weekend: December 22 to 26, 2022

A downtown scene with Christmas decor and a lightrail train passing through

Christmas Eve
December 24, 2022

  • Breakfast With Santa at the Hilton Americas-HoustonThe annual event at Hilton Americas-Houston’s 1600 Bar + Grille is back and is perfect for all ages. Reservations via OpenTable are highly recommended. $30 and up. 9am to 1pm.
  • Santa’s Jolly Visit at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center If you’ve got last-minute wishes for Santa Claus, this is the place to be. Bring your list and your camera so you can snap pictures with him before he heads out on his Christmas Eve sleigh ride. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 2pm.
  • The Muppets Christmas Carol Movie Screening & Brunch at Wild OatsEnjoy brunch while you watch the Muppets offer their take on the Dickens classic. The family-style meal has its own Muppets-inspired items, like Al-Gonzo’s Meat and Cheese Board and Miss Figgy Pudding. $50 for adults; $35 for children. Seatings at 11am and 3pm.
  • Family Fun at Painting With A TwistThe Midtown location offers this hands-on class, where you’ll paint a llama decked out for Christmas and ready to party. $28 and up. 11:30am to 1pm.
  • Cocktails & Candle Making at La Bougie Wick This hands-on workshop in West Houston shows you how to make your own candle, to keep or give away. Enjoy cocktails while creating your masterpiece and snap selfies in a special photo area. $50. Noon to 2pm. 

Feast of the Seven Fishes
at Rosalie Italian Soul
Saturday, December 24

The C. Baldwin Hotel restaurant in Downtown offers this Italian tradition with dishes such as monkfish and spaghetti alla chianti.

Prices vary | 5pm to 10pm

Colorful, bright structures covered in lights cover a field

Christmas Day
December 25, 2022

December 26, 2022

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Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.