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7:30 am

Houston’s 12K of Christmas at Sam Houston Park

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 7:30 am
Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
$40

The 9th year of the holiday running tradition kicks off at Downtown's Sam Houston Park for a Christmas-themed 12K and 6K competition. All participants will get a chip-timed race, plus finisher's medal and a snazzy t-shirt. Admission Registration is $40 for the 6K; $50 for the 12K; $20 for the Kids K or Family Walk. Register […]

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8:00 am

Car Culture Invitational at Sugar Land Town Square

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States
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Free

Race over to Sugar Land Town Square to see some of the hottest cars on display, including a wide variety of makes and models from all over the Houston area. Admission Free. Learn more.

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Spotlight Karaoke’s Farewell Party in Midtown

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 8:00 am to 2:00 am
Spotlight Karaoke, 5901 Westheimer Rd, Ste R
Houston , TX 77057 United States
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Spotlight Karaoke in Midtown is closing its doors after 11 years, but the bar is going out with a final party, featuring the original staff behind the bar and on the floor. Admission No Cover. Learn more. 

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8:30 am

Monthly Volunteer Workday at Buffalo Bayou Park

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 8:30 am to 11:30 pm
Buffalo Bayou Park, 4500 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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Everyone ages 9 and up are invited to join Buffalo Bayou Partnership for a community-wide volunteer day at Buffalo Bayou Park. Admission Contact [email protected] for exact location details. Learn more.

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10:00 am

Santa at Betsy’s at Evelyn Park

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Evelyn’s Park, 4400 Bellaire Boulevard
Bellaire, TX 77401 United States
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Free

Bring the kiddos out to Evelyn Park in Bellaire to snap a pic with Santa when he visits Betsy's restaurant. Admission Free. Learn more.

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Chili Cook Off at Little Woodrow’s Midtown

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Little Woodrow’s Midtown, 2306 Brazos Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free

Show off your cooking skills or tasting skills as Little Woodrow's Midtown hosts its annual Chili Cook Off. Admission No cover. Learn more.

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11:00 am

10th Annual Tamale Festival Houston at East River

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
East River, 4100 Clinton Drive
Houston, TX 77020 United States
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$10

The 10th annual Tamale Festival Houston returns, bringing family-friendly entertainment, tasty tamales, drinks, music, and more to a new location at East River in the East End. This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021. Admission Tickets start at $10; free for ages under 12 with an adult. Free tickets available at Harris […]

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12:00 pm

Winter Wonderland Fest & Artisan Market at B-52 Brewing

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
B-52 Brewing Co., 12470 Milroy Lane
Conroe, TX 77304 United States
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B-52 Brewing hosts a Winter Wonderland Fest complete with craft beer, live music, and a fire pit along with a market that will feature 30 artisan vendors. Admission No cover. Drinks are on you. Learn more.

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Winter Express Party: Pictures With Santa at Primary Paint Party

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Primary Paint Party & Prime Art Gallery, 11002 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042 United States
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$5

Primary Paint Party & Prime Art Gallery in West Houston presents Winter Express Party: Pictures With Santa for two days. The venue will become a winter wonderland with a very special paint party with Santa Claus and his helpers. Ticket includes pictures with Santa, a 4x6 printed photo, and all digital files. Admission Tickets are $5. Order […]

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International Food Fest at the Zone

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Zone, 10371 Stella Link Road
Houston, TX 77025 United States

If you’re hungry, head to Southwest Houston’s the Zone for the International Food Fest. Thirty vendors from around the world come together to provide Houstonians with the tastiest delights from their respective countries. Admission Free with advance RSVP; $5 at the door. Learn more.

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Houston Holiday Food & Games Festival at Sports Creek

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
HTX Sports Creek, 2619 Polk Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States

Sports Creek in EaDo is throwing a Holiday Festival featuring jumbo games, delicious food trucks, a full bar and an opportunity to take a photo with Santa himself. Admission No cover. Learn more.

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Santa’s Big Feast at 8th Wonder Brewery

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States

EaDo’s 8th Wonder brings in the holidays with a 2-day food festival featuring over 20 vendors from around the world and some local favorites. Wear your stretchy pants to taste all the global flavors at one place. Admission No cover. Learn more.

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1:00 pm

BLCK Market presents A BLCK Christmas Holiday Market at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, 3816 Caroline Street
Houston , TX 77004 United States

This third annual Holiday Market from the minds behind BLCK Market offers the opportunity to shop from local, Black-owned businesses to find the perfect gift for your friends and family—or just yourself. Admission Limited free admissions are available; $5 after that. Learn more.

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Raclette Party on the Patio at Montrose Cheese & Wine

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 1:00 pm
Montrose Cheese & Wine, 1618 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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$20

The neighborhood cheese and wine shop for an après-ski style Raclette Party on the Patio, featuring melty raclette cheese scraped straight onto your plate. Plates include potatoes with caramelized onions, cornichons and baguette slices. Admission $20 or $24 with charcuterie. Learn more.

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2:00 pm

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out: Cornhole Tournament at Wakefield Crowbar

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wakefield Crowbar, 954 Wakefield Drive
Houston, TX 77018 United States
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$30

Participate in a holiday-themed cornhole tournament for a chance to win gift cards and cash prizes at Wakefield Crowbar. Admission $50 per team and $30 for free agents. Register or learn more.

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2:30 pm

Houston Symphony presents Very Merry POPS at Jones Hall

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 2:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
$29

Rodney Ingram makes a move from Broadway to the stage at Jones Hall to accompany the Houston Symphony in holiday selections and seasonal favorites, plus an appearance by Santa Claus himself. The second performance on Saturday will also be livestreamed. Admission Tickets range from $29 to $154. Order tickets or learn more.

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3:00 pm

DIY Candles at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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$20

In this fun class, you'll melt soy wax and mix in scented oils and colors to make glass jar candles at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Admission Tickets are $20 per member and $35 for nonmembers. Order tickets or learn more.

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4:00 pm

The Polar Express Movie Screening at the Park at La Centerra

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd
Katy, TX 77494 United States
Free

All aboard for a screening of the holiday classic, The Polar Express, on the lawn at the Cinco Ranch shopping center. Along with the beloved movie, kids can enjoy mascots, face painting, and even building their own cardboard train car to parade around the park with others. Admission Free. Learn more.

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Christmas on the Boulevard at the Church of St. John the Divine

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX 77019 United States
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Free

The Church of St. John the Divine presents a family-friendly Christmas celebration, complete with a live nativity, concert, and jazz reception. Admission Free. Learn more.

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4:30 pm

Holiday Jazz Picnic featuring Tianna Hall at Houston Arboretum

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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$90

Bayou City Picnic presents its final event of the year, Holiday Jazz Picnic with Houston jazz vocalist Tianna Hall, Originally planned to happen at a Downtown Houston park, the event was moved to the main building at the Houston Arboretum so that any inclement weather will not be a problem. Attendees will receive a gourmet […]

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5:00 pm

Rage Yoga at Axelrad

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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$25

Scream, curse, and drink your way through some yoga poses to relieve stress at a Rage Yoga class at Axelrad beer garden. This event is 21 and up. Admission Tickets are $25. Order tickets or learn more.

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6:00 pm

Sip ‘N’ Shop at All the Feels in Midtown

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
All the Feels, 3229 Milam Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States

Pour a glass of wine, beer or mezcal and shop unique, artisan jewelry, ceramics, candles, vintage items, stocking stuffers and much more. Local vendors will also join in with the Midtown shop for a pop-up opportunity to finish your holiday lists. Admission No cover. Learn more.

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Island of Misfit Toys Christmas Celebration at La Granja Disco y Cantina

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
La Granja Disco y Cantina, 5505 Pinemont Drive
Houston, TX 77092 United States
$30

The LGBTQ+ friendly organization, Houston Bears hosts their annual holiday party in Northwest Houston’s La Granja Disco y Cantina. Come dressed as your favorite character from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. There will be food and a White Elephant gift exchange. Admission Tickets are $30. Order tickets or learn more.

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7:00 pm

Apollo Chamber Players present Holiday Voyage at First Congregational Church Houston

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Apollo Chamber Players present their fourth annual Holiday Voyage concert at First Congregational Church Houston in Memorial. The quartet's cross-cultural program features Christmas, Jewish and Kwanzaa- inspired music featuring a new commission by Brian Nabors spotlighting vocalist Wayne Ashley, member of the Grammy-winning Houston Chamber Choir. Program Brian Nabors - New Commission for string quartet and tenor […]

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Holiday Affair with Vivian Green at Grooves of Houston

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Grooves of Houston, 2300 Pierce
Houston, TX 77003 United States
$25

The Third Ward bar and lounge welcomes R&B singer-songwriter Vivian Green to the stage as part of their Holiday Affair. Kitchen, bar and bottle service available. Admission Tickets range from $25 to $500. Order tickets or learn more.

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Texas All-Star Wrestling Presents Christmas in the Cage at Southern Star Brewery

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Southern Star Brewery, 3525 N. Frazier Street
Conroe, TX 77303 United States
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$22

Get rowdy at a holiday-themed wrestling match when Texas All-Star Wrestling presents Christmas in the Cage at Southern Star Brewery. Admission Tickets are $22. Learn more.

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Country Christmas at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon, 11410 Hempstead Road
Houston, TX 77092 United States
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Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon celebrates the holidays with country music from DJ Nick, a toy drive, photos with Santa, drink specials and BBQ, an ugly sweater contest, and more. Admission No cover. Learn more.

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7:30 pm

A Christmas Symphony with Sarah Brightman at Smart Financial Centre

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States
$69.50

The multi-talented, Grammy-nominated English soprano is joined by an orchestra and choir for an evening of show-stopping renditions of holiday classics and fan favorites. Admission Tickets range from $69.50 to $125. Order tickets or learn more.

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8:00 pm

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison: Holiday Shindig with Tony Kamel at the Heights Theater

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 8:00 pm
The Heights Theater, 339 West 19th Street
Houston, TX 70008 United States
$26

The husband-and-wife duo of singer-songwriters return with another installment of their holiday special at the Heights Theater. Admission Tickets range from $26 to $448. Order tickets or learn more.

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Larry June in Concert at House of Blues

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 8:00 pm to 9:45 pm
House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
$30

The Bay Area rapper with a prolific output of studio albums, mixtapes, and underground projects comes to Downtown's House of Blues to support his latest studio release, Orange Print. Admission Tickets range from $30 to $40. Order tickets or learn more.

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Duck’s 14th Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party at True Anomaly Brewing

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
True Anomaly Brewing Company, 2012 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Free

Well before most people were pulling tacky Christmas sweaters from the racks or special online stores, one of True Anomaly founders—Michael "Duck" Duckworth—started his decade+ tradition. The lively event now continues at the brewery founded by four NASA guys Prizes for best sweater, best couples outfit, and for whatever else the brewery decides deserves an […]

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9:30 pm

Feel the Beat Karaoke at Molly’s Pub

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 9:30 pm
Molly’s Pub, 11128 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042 United States

Take your karaoke night up a notch at Molly’s Pub in the Westchase District on Saturday nights. Bring your friends and make your karaoke debut. Admission No cover. Learn more.

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10:00 pm

Metal Shop in Concert at Scout Bar

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 10:00 pm
Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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$10

Rock out when Metal Shop, an '80s hair metal band, performs a live set at Scout Bar. Admission Tickets are $10. Order tickets or learn more.

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